• Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.

  • Atletico's Antoine Griezmann vies for the ball with Rostov's Andrei Prepelita during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Rostov and Atletico Madrid in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Sergey Pivovarov)

    Atletico accepts January transfer ban amid ongoing appeal

    ZURICH (AP) — Atletico Madrid has accepted it will not sign players in January while it fights a FIFA transfer ban at sport’s highest court.

  • Undecided voters Damon Holter, left, and Kyia Britts watch the third and final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump at Bo's 'N Mine bar and grill in River Falls, Wis., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.

  • Federal appeals court rejects request by North Carolina voters to expand early-voting hours, dates in five counties

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina voters who want to expand early in-person voting in the presidential battleground state lost their case before a federal appeals court Wednesday, and in Georgia a federal judge refused to extend the voter registration deadline again for counties stricken by Hurricane Matthew.

  • 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.

  • Judge sentences man for grabbing, taking off woman’s hijab

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A North Carolina man who admitted grabbing and pulling off a Muslim woman’s hijab while on a flight from Chicago to Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been sentenced to a year of probation that includes two months of home confinement.

  • Retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright arrives at US District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Cartwright has been charged with making false statements during a federal investigation into a leak of classified information, the Justice Department announced.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Former general pleads guilty in false statements probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements during an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  • Correction: Black Woman Arrested-Texas story

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story Oct. 14 about a black woman’s lawsuit against a white Austin police officer who threw her to the ground during a traffic stop, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a federal judge had dismissed the case. The judge dismissed the portion of Breaion King’s lawsuit against the city of Austin but left intact the portion against the officer, Bryan Richter.

  • Today in History

    Today in History

  • In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Ginsburg is calling the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful.” 
In a wide-ranging interview posted OCT. 10 on Yahoo, Ginsburg said she had the same opinion about flag burning. “I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it,” she said. “I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.” (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    Ginsburg: Sorry for criticizing Kaepernick anthem protest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Friday for characterizing as “dumb and disrespectful” the national anthem protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes.