• Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public

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  • Representatives (96 in total) of Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club lay roses next to lanterns containing candles at a commemorative event at St George's Hall in Liverpool, England, Wednesday April 27, 2016, to mark the outcome of the Hillsborough inquest which ruled that 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster on April 15, 1989, were unlawfully killed.  (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Liverpool feels vindicated after stadium verdict

    LONDON (AP) — The northern English city of Liverpool remembered the 96 soccer fans who were crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989, honoring each one by name Wednesday as Britain faced a moment of soul-searching on how it responded to the tragedy.

  • Lawyer argues for criminal records in police shooting trial

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for an Albuquerque police officer charged with fatally shooting a mentally ill man is seeking permission to use the man’s criminal history during the trial.

  • Former gymnastics instructor sentenced to prison in sex case

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Lansing-area gymnastics instructor accused of criminal sexual conduct in connection with a relationship involving a 14-year-old female student has been sentenced to 3-15 years in prison.

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    The Latest: Dennis Hastert arrives at court for sentencing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local):

  • Williston coach, teacher accused of child sex crime

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A high school basketball coach and teacher in Williston is accused of having sexual contact with a girl last December.

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Dennis Hastert awaits sentence in hush-money case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.

  • This image made from undated militant video, shows Canadians John Ridsdel, right, and Robert Hall. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday, April 25, 2016, in the southern Philippines belongs to Ridsdel, who was taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2015. (Militant Video via AP Video) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Philippines checking if headless body is that of Canadian

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage.

  • In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016  at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    Lawyers ask for halt to execution; say convict was young

    ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking a court to halt his execution, arguing the death penalty was inappropriate because of his youth and lack of maturity at the time of his crime.

  • In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016  at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    Board denies clemency for Georgia man set to die Wednesday

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the planned execution of a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die Wednesday (all times local):