• US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.

  • Former paramedic loses bid to have arrest record wiped

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque paramedic will not have her felony arrest record expunged after a ruling from the state Supreme Court.

  • Jury rehears testimony in Penn State ex-president’s trial

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno.

  • Feds: Woman falsely claimed millions in false tax return

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a 71-year-old Rio Rancho woman who admitted filing a false tax return claiming a refund to the tune of $958 million for one year’s taxes has been sentenced.

  • Justice Department settles suit over LA Dodgers broadcasts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T’s DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los Angeles.

  • Navajo Nation man pleads guilty in officer’s home burglary

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say Navajo Nation man has pleaded guilty to firearms and burglary charges after breaking into a police officer’s home in late 2015.

  • Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star’s killer

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed.

  • Defense rests in trial of Penn State’s ex-president

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

  • Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign.

  • Ex-Baylor football player accused of 2013 sexual assault

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor football player has been arrested after a grand jury indicted him on three second-degree felony sexual assault counts arising from a 2013 incident while he was with the Bears.