• The Latest: Protesters expected to reconvene for 3rd day

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):

  • Lawsuit accuses county’s top prosecutor of corruption

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Dona Ana County’s top prosecutor offered to dismiss criminal charges against a defendant in exchange for money.

  • The Latest: Hundreds show for 2nd day of St. Louis protests

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):

  • St. Louis braces for more protests over cop’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests.

  • Menendez fights charges in court, courts public outside

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is keeping busy, and it has nothing to do with his federal corruption trial.

  • Is there a suspect in prostitute deaths? Prosecutor is coy

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — For years, the thicket along a beach highway on Long Island held a horrible secret. Hidden from passing drivers were the skeletal remains of 10 people, mostly young women who had worked as prostitutes. Who killed them, and why, is a mystery that has vexed a slew of seasoned homicide detectives.

  • Appeals court taking foie gras off the menu in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court reinstated California’s ban on foie gras Friday, finding that a state law preventing sales of the luxury liver pate made by force-feeding ducks and geese was not pre-empted by federal authority to regulate poultry products.

  • Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to child sex abuse allegations

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.

  • Man to be tried after sending Hannibal Lecter photo to judge

    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he threatened a judge by sending her a letter including a picture of movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter.

  • University appeals order allowing Ohio man to play football

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday declined a university’s request to stop one of its football players convicted of rape as a teenager from playing on the team.