• Miller Shealy, a professor at the Charleston School of Law, announces at the school in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, that attorneys plan to bring a civil rights lawsuit stemming from the 1944 execution of George Stinney. Stinney, executed in Columbia, S.C., was one of the youngest defendants executed in American history and the youngest executed in the 20th century. An all-white jury took only 10 minutes to decide Stinney's fate in the summer of 1944. A South Carolina state judge vacated the conviction almost two years ago. Attorneys announced Friday they will be working with law school students to file a lawsuit on behalf of Stinney's family. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Lawyers plan civil suit in ’44 execution of black youth

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

    Updated: 1:13 pm

  • Man convicted of lying to become citizen gets nearly 5 years

    ATLANTA (AP) — A man convicted of getting U.S. citizenship fraudulently after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a concentration camp during the Bosnian War has been sentenced to serve nearly five years in federal prison.

  • Judge Thokozile Masipa, reads her verdict during the state appeal hearing at the high court in Johannesburg, South Africa,Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The State lost it's appeal after challenging a ruling by Judge Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius who received six years for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/POOL)

    SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.

    Updated: 6:11 am

  • Man gets house arrest for trying to extort ex-football star

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers.

  • Judge won’t dismiss Pierre-Paul privacy lawsuit against ESPN

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Giants lineman Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN over disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident.

  • The Corrections Corporation of America headquarters are shown Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Private prison operator CCA wants to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claims female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

  • Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff smiles during a rally in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Brazil’s Senate braces for a final showdown in a trial that could overthrow President Rousseff after months of lengthy proceedings in Congress. She is accused of breaking fiscal laws, in managing the federal budget as her government ran out of resources. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

  • Postscript: After US sentence, Sharper goes to state court

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Making clear that she thought the sentence was a light one, a Louisiana judge Thursday formally imposed a 20-year prison sentence on former NFL star Darren Sharper, who last week was sentenced by a federal judge to 18 years and four months in a drug and rape case with victims in four states.

  • Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, for his appeal on a six-year ban on football related activities in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday Aug. 25, 2016. The court's verdict is expected within several weeks, and could be challenged in a further appeal to Switzerland's supreme court. The 80-year-old Blatter denies wrongdoing in authorizing a US$2 million payment to former FIFA vice president Michel Platini in 2011. They claimed it was for backdated and uncontracted salary for work Platini did in advising Blatter from 1999 to 2002.   (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

    Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Ohio sheriff pleads not guilty to drug, theft charges

    FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff who is up for re-election this fall pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes, deceived doctors into giving him painkillers and misused department funds.