• Iowa court upholds seizure of cash from ex-basketball star

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A court has upheld the seizure of $63,000 from a former professional basketball player suspected of marijuana trafficking.

  • Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, at podium, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray, depicted in mural in background, was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore’s police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved.

    Updated: 1:32 pm

  • Gloria Darden, center, the mother of Freddie Gray, wipes away tears at a news conference held by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after prosecutors dropped remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were awaiting trial in Freddie Gray’ death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    The Latest: Baltimore’s likely next mayor speaks about Gray

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local):

  • NY man pleads guilty to killing son of former NFL player

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to killing the son of a former NFL player in an apartment.

  • FILE- In this June 16, 2016, file photo, Peter Peraza, a Broward County sheriff's deputy testifies at his trial in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A judge has dismissed a manslaughter charge, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, against Peraza, who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle. (Rafael Olmeda/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

    Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.

  • Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, at podium, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray, depicted in mural in background, was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped all charges in the case that tore Baltimore apart and exposed deep fissures between the police, prosecutors and the people.

  • Albuquerque man gets 27 ½ years in prison for carjackings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of multiple carjackings and using a gun to commandeer a car from a woman and her three children has been sentenced to 27 1/2 years in federal prison.

  • Payment for jury duty lagging in New Mexico county

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico jurors have been left waiting for their pay because money in the payment fund ran out.

  • David Daleiden, center, speaks with supporters outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Houston. A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.  (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Last charge dropped against anti-abortion duo behind videos

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense’s argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

  • Californian who tried joining Islamic State faces sentencing

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison Monday when he is set to be sentenced.