• New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a new campaign aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse.

  • After fatal crash, Albuquerque police seek to search car

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police is requesting a search warrant for a vehicle involved in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl.

  • Dismissal of charges against ex-Penn St. officials to stand

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they will not appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

  • In this April 20, 2016 photo, Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, left, listens to a debate in the House of Representatives in Nashville, Tenn. Durham, who is the subject of a sexual harassment investigation by Tennessee's attorney general, has been exiled from the legislative office complex and Capitol for any purpose other than to perform his official duties. At right is Rep. Shelia Butt, R-Columbia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.

  • Las Cruces couple is accused of 15 counts of child abuse

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Las Cruces couple has been arrested and accused of 15 counts of child abuse.

  • 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)

    Next for Hastert: prison, polygraph, sex-offender treatment

    CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him “a serial child molester,” Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he’s out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to determine how many children he’s molested in his lifetime.

  • 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)

    Hastert judge delivered verbal equivalent of public flogging

    CHICAGO (AP) — When he sentenced Dennis Hastert to more than a year in prison, the judge in the former House speaker’s hush-money case delivered the verbal equivalent of a public flogging.

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 28, the 119th day of 2016. There are 247 days left in the year.

  • Judge rejects Cosby’s bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid to dismiss an infliction of emotional distress claim filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who says the comedian sexually abused her when she was underage.