• Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman’s death

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

  • Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Nevada’s first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation’s opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble.

  • Former New Mexico tax worker pleads guilty in extortion case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former agent with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department has pleaded guilty to extortion charges.

  • Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views

    ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for a former Atlanta fire chief argued in court Friday that his client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city disputed that.

  • APNewsBreak: Lujan Grisham tells Senate leader to leave race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

  • Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

    ROME (AP) — Cosa Nostra’s “boss of bosses,” who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Friday in an Italian hospital prison ward.

  • Prosecutors want ex-Vols Johnson, Williams tried together

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors want to have former Tennessee teammates A.J Johnson and Michael Williams tried together in their pending aggravated rape cases.

  • Lawsuit: Silver City hired violent cop who later killed ex

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The town of Silver City and its police department failed to stop a police captain from stalking his ex-girlfriend despite a number of complaints, and his violent behavior eventually led to her death, according to a lawsuit in federal court.

  • Key witness to return to witness stand in FIFA trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for one of three South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal labeled a key witness at their U.S. trial a “serial liar” on Friday over accusations that his client used hand gestures in court to threaten the witness.

  • 15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

    CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn’t pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets.