• A stream meanders through a portion of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge outside of Burns, Ore., that is closed to the public Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The headquarters buildings at the refuge, near the trees in the distance, were taken over by armed protesters for 41 days. The FBI allowed a group of reporters to move nearer to the refuge Friday morning as part of a guided tour. The group was not allowed to enter the refuge, which is now considered a crime scene.(AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

    As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.

    Updated: 12:30 pm

  • Albuquerque man charged in fatal shootings of 2 women

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a man they say shot and killed two women on the same day.

    Updated: 11:08 am

  • In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, Shaun McCarthy, of Avoca, Iowa, poses for a photo in Omaha, Neb. A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students including McCarthy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.

    Updated: 9:44 am

  • DA weighs appeal in case of teen who killed family members

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico district attorney says she’s disappointed a teen who pleaded guilty to killing his parents and three younger siblings will be sentenced as a juvenile, and her office is considering an appeal.

  • Grand jury indicts Las Cruces mom accused of child abuse

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a Las Cruces mother of three accused of child abuse.

  • File- This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo shows Lenore Matusiewicz, 67, reading a court order obtained by Delaware authorities prohibiting  her from having any contact with her three granddaughters, in Bayville, N.J. Matusiewicz the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges. Matusiewicz learned her fate while lying in a bed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Randall Chase, File)

    Emergency sentencing for court gunman’s widow

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges.

  • APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows.

  • An inmate practices the violin during a music workshop at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. After a weeklong workshop with the Decoda chamber ensemble, several dozen inmates will perform original music in a concert for the larger incarcerated community, staff, officers, and local and state officials. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Carnegie Hall brings more than musical harmony to SC prison

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina’s most dangerous prisons is also home to beautiful music, occasions when gate alarms and tower sirens are replaced by guitar riffs, beat box rhythms and the strains of Vivaldi.

  • Ex-soccer player Bent given 12-month suspended jail sentence

    GUILDFORD, England (AP) — Former English Premier League player Marcus Bent was handed a 12-month suspended jail sentence on Friday for confronting two police officers with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife while under the influence of cocaine.

  • Prosecutor in Albuquerque police shooting case seeks delay

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has fined a special prosecutor in a case involving two former Albuquerque officers charged with second-degree murder because she wants to delay the trial to attend a wedding.