• Ferguson mayor James Knowles III looks out at the crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after the Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified consent decree with the United States Department of Justice during a meeting in Ferguson, Mo. It is unclear if the Department of Justice will accept the modified version of the consent decree Ferguson passed. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

    Ferguson is defiant again in deal with Justice Department

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in the St. Louis suburb.

    Updated: 2:03 pm

  • In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announces his retirement at a news conference at Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park, Calif. Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    Updated: 2:07 pm

  • California court throws out caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform and cannot claim that corporate sponsorship on the bibs makes them human billboards.

    Updated: 11:50 am

  • Sunderland winger Johnson admits sexual activity with child

    BRADFORD, England (AP) — Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty in court to one count of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming.

  • Ex-Tigers pitcher loses bid for new trial in contract case

    HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain for a new trial in a breach-of-contract case.

  • Auschwitz survivors Erna de Vries, their lawyer Thomas Walther, Justin Sonder and Leon Schwarzbaum, from left, attend a news conference in Detmold, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)

    Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes

    DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes.

    Updated: 12:29 pm

  • Farmington man gets a 2-year prison term for bank robbery

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for robbing a bank last year.

  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed his orders in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages.

  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has ‘hostile sexual environment’

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes.

  • Officers oppose delay of their trials in Freddie Gray case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are opposing the state’s motion to delay their trials until appellate courts decide whether another officer can be compelled to testify against them.