• 2 former paramedics charged in ‘selfie war’ with patients

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two paramedics engaged in a “selfie war” by taking pictures with incapacitated patients.

  • This photo combo shows signage for health insurers Humana Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., and Anthem Inc. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, federal regulators said they are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they get. The Department of Justice said that the combinations of Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna would hurt competition that restrains the price of coverage and reduce benefits, among other drawbacks. (AP Photo)

    Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.

  • In this June 14, 2015 file photo, Ebrima Jawara poses with his daughters Sarah, left, and Aminata, while holding a picture of his wife Fanta Darboe Jawara, who is being held in Gambia's notorious Mile 2 Central Prison, as they anxiously await her return to their Frederick, Md. home. Jawara says his wife, a naturalized U.S. citizen, has been wrongfully sentenced to three years imprisonment in Gambia following her arrest during an anti-government protest where her husband says she was a bystander during a visit to her homeland. (Bill Green/The Frederick News-Post via AP, File)

    US woman gets 3 years in Gambia; US officials ‘outraged’

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland congressional members expressed outrage Thursday after a court in Gambia sentenced a state resident to three years in prison following her arrest there during an anti-government protest led by her prominent dissident uncle.

  • Former New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Hernandez, left, looks down the table at his legal team as his new defense attorney Jose Baez, right, takes a seat during a court appearance at Plymouth Superior Court, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Plymouth, Mass. Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, appeared with a new legal team to defend him in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

    New legal team granted for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has a new legal team to defend him in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub.

  • In this April 27, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Oakland, Calif.  A court conference is scheduled for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics. The former Michigan State basketball player is accused of striking former Spartans football player Jermaine Edmondson in the jaw during a weekend confrontation near the East Lansing campus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Attorney: Resolution in Green case could come after Olympics

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Farmington ranchers settle lawsuit over killed roosters

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ranchers in Farmington who had hundreds of roosters and chickens killed after a cockfighting investigation have settled their federal lawsuit against a New Mexico State Police agent.

  • A federal police agent leads a handcuffed suspect who authorities say was arrested on terrorism-related charges in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Ten Brazilians, who according to authorities pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group, were arrested Thursday. Authorities also described them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as “amateurs” who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month’s Olympics.

  • Woman in illegal body cavity search settles border case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has agreed to pay $475,000 to New Mexico woman who accused agents of forcing her to undergo illegal body cavity probes.

  • In this July 6 2016 file photo Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa where he was sentenced to six years for the the killing of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. The National Prosecuting Authority says it is going to appeal the jail sentence, stating that it was "shockingly too lenient". (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

    Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius’ 6-year jail sentence

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African prosecutors announced their intention to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ six-year jail sentence for murder on Thursday, calling it “shockingly” lenient and a decision that could bring the country’s justice system into “disrepute.”

  • Prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius’ 6-year jail sentence for murder, call it ‘shockingly’ lenient

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius’ 6-year jail sentence for murder, call it ‘shockingly’ lenient.