• Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from ’17 race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year’s Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.

  • Judge allows Super Bowl tickets lawsuit to be refiled

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit over the NFL’s Super Bowl ticket policies is going forward.

  • Appeal rejected in off-road vehicles case on forest use

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by a motorized off-road vehicles users group that challenged a Forest Service decision reducing the routes available for use in the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    The Latest: Dennis Hastert arrives at court for sentencing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local):

  • "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer comments on his lawsuit against Montana's higher education commissioner in Bozeman, Mont., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Montana Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the state should release documents to Krakauer that could explain how a decision to expel a University of Montana quarterback was reversed. The court takes up the case Wednesday in Bozeman, after a Helena judge ruled Krakauer is entitled to the documents under Montana’s public-records laws.  (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

    Author’s case over rape records goes to Montana high court

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — “Into the Wild” author Jon Krakauer and the public deserve to know why the University of Montana reversed its decision in 2012 to expel a star quarterback who was accused of rape, an attorney for the author told the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday.

  • Ruling leaves refugees at Papua New Guinea camp in limbo

    SYDNEY (AP) — The fate of hundreds of asylum seekers being held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea was in limbo on Wednesday as the country’s prime minister announced the facility would close in response to a court ruling that Australia’s detention of the men on the island nation is illegal.

  • Hot-potato corruption case assigned to Albuquerque judge

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican district court judge from Albuquerque has been appointed to oversee criminal proceedings against former Sen. Phil Griego after nine Santa Fe-based judges stepped aside or were excused.

  • Former Jay Z protege pleads guilty to DWI

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Jay Z protege has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge.

  • US seeks outside control for troubled New Orleans jail

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal court to appoint a third party to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail, saying new leadership is essential because the city’s sheriff has for years failed to improve conditions that endanger inmates.

  • Abortion rights’ advocate looks to amendment recount

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would place greater restrictions on abortions is likely to be tossed out now that a judge has ordered a recount of the 2014 ballot approving it, the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the results said Monday.