• Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters at 17th and State streets, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot and killed in October 2014 in Chicago. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the killing. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    News Guide: Protests of Chicago teen’s shooting continue

    CHICAGO (AP) — Several hundred protesters again amassed on the streets of Chicago in response to the city’s release of a squad-car video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

  • Dog owner acquitted of keeping vicious animals

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman whose three dogs attacked and killed a Maltese mix has been acquitted of keeping vicious animals, but was convicted on other charges for not having her boxer and two pit bulls licensed or properly vaccinated for rabies.

  • Former MLB outfielder Otis Nixon arrested

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jail records show that former Major League Baseball outfielder Otis Nixon was arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and permitting an unlicensed person to drive.

  • Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.

  • Hobbs man pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man could face up to 18 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme.

  • FSU official details favorable treatment of players

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida State University official who had been in charge of the office that counsels campus rape victims told lawyers suing the school that her office has handled 20 allegations of rape involving football players in the past nine years.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 children play in a street in the village of Komsomolskoye, Dagestan, Russia. An epidemic of recruitment for the Islamic State group has swept through the predominantly Muslim Dagestan where young men and women are leaving for Syria, pursuing a religious ideal or trying to escape police profiling. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State

    KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia (AP) — Security forces in Russia’s southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.

  • Endangered bat, cacti subjects of new federal lawsuit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Agricultural groups in New Mexico and Texas want two cacti and a rare bat thrown off the federal endangered species list.

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking forward to the return of predecessor Brett Favre on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 at Lambeau Field. Favre’s name and retired number will be unveiled on the north facade of the stadium at halftime of Green Bay’s game against the Chicago Bears.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

    Gambling to feature at New York daily fantasy sports hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate at a hearing Wednesday on whether the businesses should be allowed to continue operating in New York.

  • Rockies’ Reyes pleads not guilty to abusing wife in Hawaii

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is pleading not guilty to allegations of abusing his wife at a Hawaii resort.