• Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.

  • This Thursday, March 19, 2015, file photo shows Dayton's Dyshawn Pierre catching a pass during practice for an NCAA college basketball tournament second-round game in Columbus, Ohio. Pierre has sued the Ohio school in federal court over his suspension after a sexual assault accusation. Pierre’s lawsuit asks a U.S. district court judge to order his reinstatement, and also seeks unspecified damages. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Basketball player sues Ohio college over suspension

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A star University of Dayton basketball player has sued the Ohio school in federal court over his suspension after a sexual assault accusation.

  • Judge dismisses bankruptcy case related to Erie Otters sale

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the former owner of the Erie Otters junior hockey team.

  • Secretary of State Dianna Duran, center, is flanked by her legal team, attorney Erlinda Johnson, right, and legal assistant Travis Baggett during a hearing in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The judge agreed to extend deadlines in the case and set a new date for a preliminary hearing. Duran is facing dozens of charges stemming from allegations that she misused campaign donations. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Judge to consider request to push back hearing in Duran case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge decided Thursday that a legal team should get more time to prepare a defense to fraud and other charges against embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran given the complexity of the case.

  • Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates NJ consumer law

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his consumer protection lawsuit that aims to flag the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl.

  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to charges

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.

  • Titans rookie says he thought stop was warning, not ticket

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham says he thought police gave him a warning only for speeding as he left a hospital following his son’s birth in July and was surprised to learn of an outstanding warrant when stopped in Missouri during Tennessee’s bye week.

  • Ex-wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka going to trial in woman’s death

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka will be heading to trial in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago.

  • In this Sept. 11, 2015, file photo, former tennis pro James Blake, right, acknowledges applause during a semifinal match between Roger Federer, of Switzerland, and Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Two New York City police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of Blake, on Sept. 9, including one who allegedly tackled the former tennis star, will face an administrative trial after the city’s police watchdog substantiated Blake’s excessive force complaint, Mina Malik, the executive director of the New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board said in a letter sent to Blake on Tuesday, Oct. 6. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    James Blake says NYPD watchdog substantiates force complaint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of former tennis pro James Blake, including one who tackled him to the ground, will face an administrative trial after the city’s police watchdog substantiated Blake’s excessive-force complaint.

  • Correction: Arkansas Executions story

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about an attempt by Arkansas inmates to cancel their upcoming executions, The Associated Press reported erroneously the names of the three states in which inmates took longer than expected to die after receiving the sedative midazolam as part of a multi-drug protocol. The states were Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma, not Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma.