• Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary, right, leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The trial for McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State over how it treated him for complaining about assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy got underway with opening arguments on Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Ex-Penn State athletic director denies claims in lawsuit

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors heard Thursday that a former Penn State head football coach testified that Mike McQueary told him years before Jerry Sandusky’s arrest that he had made a complaint about Sandusky to university administrators.

  • The apartment building in New York where authorities say a New York City police officer shot and killed an emotionally disturbed, woman wielding scissors and a baseball bat is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Investigators want to know why the officer didn't use his stun gun instead. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC mayor: Police shooting of woman, 66, was ‘unacceptable’

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her “tragic” and “unacceptable” death resulted from failure to follow basic policies.

  • Stan Patz, father of Etan Patz, who went missing in 1979, and Assistant District Attorney Penelope Brady, arrive for the retrial of Pedro Hernandez, in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Retrial opens in influential missing-child case of Etan Patz

    NEW YORK (AP) — Revisiting a crime that shattered a bygone era’s sense of safety, prosecutors on Wednesday launched their second bid for a conviction in one of the nation’s most influential missing-child cases, the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.

  • Man accused of running Roswell meth ring pleads guilty

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of being the ringleader of a drug trafficking organization in Roswell has pleaded guilty.

  • Rodeo promoter’s lawsuits against 2 Texas cowboys resolved

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lawsuits alleging two calf ropers rigged a 2015 Texas rodeo to share a possible $1 million bonus prize have been dismissed following undisclosed settlements.

  • Court upholds woman’s murder conviction in Hobbs shooting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Supreme Court decision upholds a woman’s murder conviction in the shooting death of a teen-ager fatally shot by the woman’s boyfriend following a street fight in Hobbs.

  • AP Explains: Etan Patz, missing boy who fueled movement

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children’s movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first children whose disappearance was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His case also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. The suspect in Etan’s disappearance, Pedro Hernandez, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, is being retried on murder and kidnapping charges, after a jury deadlocked last year. Hernandez confessed in 2012, but his lawyers say his admissions are false.

  • NBA star Derrick Rose smiles as he leaves federal court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Jurors cleared Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial heading to Los Angeles jury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends were cleared Wednesday in a $21.5 million lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.

  • This undated photo released by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office, shows Jessica Jauch. Pulled over for traffic violations, Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail in 2012, on a felony drug charge, without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail, even though a police video showed she committed no crime. She wasn’t cleared until she finally got a lawyer who persuaded a prosecutor to watch the video and drop the charge. When Jauch sued, alleging violations of her rights, a federal judge dismissed her case against the county and a sheriff, ruling none of her constitutional and legal rights were violated. The outcome has flummoxed civil liberties advocates who have been waging legal battles to reform Mississippi’s criminal justice system, which provides almost no state funding for public defenders.  (Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Jailed 96 days on bogus charge: It is no one’s fault?

    ACKERMAN, Miss. (AP) — Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. She was charged with a felony based on a secretly recorded video that prosecutors finally acknowledged showed her committing no crime.

  • Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex for lunch in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. A civil trial that's set to begin will determine if Penn State should pay for a claim it mistreated the former assistant coach who provided key evidence used to convict child molester Jerry Sandusky.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Ex-athletic director’s testimony resumes in Penn State suit

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — An investigator testified Wednesday that threatening emails and calls about a witness who helped produce child molestation charges against Jerry Sandusky were not enough to make him fear for the man’s safety.