• Fresno State QB Greenlee charged in public drunkenness case

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against Fresno State quarterback Zack Greenlee and a teammate arrested last month during a house party near the campus.

  • In this May 27, 2015 photo, former Moldovan police investigator Constantin Malic pauses during an interview in Chisinau, Moldova. In 2009, Malic was a 27-year-old police officer when he first stumbled upon the nuclear black market. He was working on a fraud unit in the Moldovan capital, and had an informant helping police take down a euro counterfeiting ring stretching from the Black Sea to Naples, Italy. The informant, a businessman in his fifties, casually mentioned to Malic that over the years, contacts had periodically offered him radioactive material. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

    Updated: 7:44 pm

  • Arborist testifies in wildfire case about utility standards

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — An electric cooperative wasn’t following industry standards for ensuring the area along one of its power lines was clear of potentially hazardous vegetation when an aspen tree fell and sparked one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s recorded history, a certified arborist and consultant told jurors Tuesday.

    Updated: 6:25 pm

  • This undated photo provided by the University of Connecticut police department shows student Luke Gatti, 19, of Bayville, N.Y., who was arrested Sunday night, Oct. 4, 2015, following an altercation over purchasing macaroni and cheese at a market on the school's Storrs, Conn. campus.  An 9-minute, obscenity-laced video clip went viral, showing Gatti arguing with and eventually shoving a manager at a food court inside the school's student union. (AP Photo/University of Connecticut Police Department)

    Connecticut university student arrested over mac and cheese

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student has gotten into a confrontation with a campus food court manager who wouldn’t let him buy macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers and has been arrested.

  • In an undated file photo, Jose Manuel Martinez arrives at the Lawrence County Judicial Building in Moulton, Ala., before pleading guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in Lawrence County, Ala., in March 2013. Martinez who admitted to killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for drug cartels in Mexico, will begin to hear evidence in court Tuesday, Oct. 6, that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout Central California. Authorities say Martinez opened up to them after his arrest in 2013, detailing a long, violent career with over 30 victims. (John Godbey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

    Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A man who says he was a cartel enforcer has pleaded guilty to 9 counts of murder in California.

  • Homeless man is arrested in bomb hoax at a Las Cruces store

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man is in custody in connection with a bomb hoax at a Las Cruces convenience store.

  • NM governor weighs in on union fees for US Supreme Court

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling allowing public-sector unions to collect fees from employees who decide not to become union members.

  • Judge lifts restraining order against Rutgers player

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has lifted a temporary restraining order filed against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo after a woman he was accused of attacking said she didn’t think it was necessary.

    Updated: 12:50 pm

  • Fraternity member sentenced to probation in resort vandalism

    GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A member of a now-closed University of Michigan fraternity has been sentenced to two years of probation for a misdemeanor charge connected to vandalism at a ski resort.

    Updated: 10:11 am

  • Inmate Scott Abram sings to a fellow inmate who is dying and is spending his last days in a prison hospice program, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Abram, serving 15 years to life for murder, is a counselor trained in a national ministry program who sees his volunteer work as part of his own growth. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing “Amazing Grace.” The prisoner appears to smile, but it’s difficult to gauge his response. He is dying.