• In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing in Baltimore.  An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular "Serial" podcast's extensive re-examination of the murder case. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Prosecutors say Adnan Syed killed ex-girlfriend

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on Adnan Syed’s retrial request in a murder case explored by the popular “Serial” podcast (all times local):

  • USSF defends request for an expedited schedule in lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation is defending its request for an expedited schedule in its lawsuit against the player’s union for the World Cup-winning women’s national team.

  • Police Officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York.  Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Closings set in NYC cop’s trial in deadly stairwell shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday on whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends.

  • New Mexico prisons cut visiting hours due to staff shortage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say they are cutting visiting hours at New Mexico prisons as the Corrections Department continues to grapple with low staffing levels.

  • In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses for photographers before Chanel's Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris. Opening statements have begun in the trial of a man charged with stalking Paltrow. A prosecutor says Dante Soiu has hunted Paltrow for 17 years and sent her 66 letters between 2009 and 2015. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall said Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Soiu has shattered Paltrow's sense of security. Soiu was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2000 in a previous trial and was sent to a mental institution for several years. He was re-arrested last year after sending Paltrow new correspondence. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    Paltrow describes years of messages from accused stalker

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

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  • Ex-Michigan football player pleads guilty to filming sex

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan football player has pleaded guilty to filming sex acts with a woman without her consent.

  • In this March 29, 2014 photo, Park Tutor coach Kyle Cox attends the IHSAA Class 2A Indiana state boys' basketball championship game in Indianapolis. Federal prosecutors have charged the former boys basketball coach at the exclusive private school with trying to entice a 15-year-old female student into a sexual relationship. Prosecutors filed the charges Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, against Cox, who resigned Dec. 15. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Indianapolis coach facing sex charge remaining in custody

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former boys basketball coach in Indianapolis who’s charged with trying to entice a 15-year-old female student into a sexual relationship told other students after he was forced to resign that the girl was trying to slander him and that he would turn his head if someone were to “mess her up,” prosecutors said Monday.

  • Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, left, appears in court with his lawyer, Erika Bierma, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Madison, Wisc. Ball will not face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend. Prosecutors charged Ball on Monday with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, for an incident at a downtown Madison hotel early Friday. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball won’t face felony in domestic case

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball won’t face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend.

  • Ex-Las Cruces school janitor pleads guilty to child porn

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former janitor at a Las Cruces elementary school has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge.

  • In this file photo made Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Johnny Manziel, left, sits with  Colleen Crowley during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Dallas police announced Friday, Feb. 5, 2016,  they were launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Manziel, who was involved in an altercation last weekend during which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, several times. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Affidavit: Attack left Manziel’s ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

    DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.