• Juror: Man upset over verdict lifts Carlsbad court pew

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An outburst that came as jurors delivered their verdict at the end of a murder trial has rattled the Eddy County Courthouse in Carlsbad.

  • Anita Barney talks about losing her fortune in a swindle perpetrated by former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, followed by her own role stealing nearly $500,000 from friends on Schlichter's instructions, on Dec. 15, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. Barney, the widow of an ex-Wendy's CEO, has written a book, "Quarterback Sneak," about her experiences, which included pleading guilty in 2012 to two felony theft charges. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wealthy widow Anita Barney lost nearly her entire fortune to an ex-Ohio State quarterback who defrauded her of hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed a gambling addiction that left him banished from the NFL.

  • Jury finds former Viking Voigt guilty of bank fraud

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud.

  • 11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

    WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies.

  • Feds seek life sentences for courthouse gunman’s children

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the former husband and sister-in-law of a woman fatally shot at a Delaware courthouse.

  • Man banned from using Bible verse drops suit against school

    DENVER (AP) — A graduate of a Colorado university banned from putting Bible citations on a fundraising plaque in the school’s football locker room is dropping a federal lawsuit now that the school has removed the original plaques.

  • Derek Medina appears in court during his sentencing in Miami on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Medina, 33, was given life in prison for fatally shooting his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, eight times during an argument in August 2013, a slaying that gained international notoriety after he posted a photo of her bloody body on Facebook. (Walter Michot/The Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

    Life in prison for man who shot wife, put photo on Facebook

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his wife eight times during an argument, a slaying that gained international notoriety after he posted a photo of her bloody body on Facebook.

  • Family blames deputies for death of great-grandfather

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family says excessive force on the part of sheriff deputies is to blame for the death of an 88-year-old great-grandfather who was distraught, wandering his neighborhood shirtless and wearing only one shoe following the death of his wife.

  • AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials’ charges reversed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky.

  • Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress gets probation for tax evasion

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution or face going to jail, a judge said Friday.