• Correction: Family-Meat Cleaver Killings story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about the guilty plea of a man who killed five relatives with a meat cleaver, The Associated Press erroneously transcribed a quote said during sentencing and attributed it to the wrong person. The quote was, according to a trial transcript, “The burning question is why these things happen, but in the sum total of things it really doesn’t much matter,” not, “The question is why he’d do these things. It really doesn’t much matter.” It was said by Assistant District Attorney Mark Hale, not State Supreme Court Judge Vincent Del Giudice.

  • Albuquerque man is convicted on carjacking, firearms charges

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an Albuquerque man on carjacking and firearms charges.

  • Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.

  • This Thursday, March 19, 2015, file photo shows Dayton's Dyshawn Pierre catching a pass during practice for an NCAA college basketball tournament second-round game in Columbus, Ohio. Pierre has sued the Ohio school in federal court over his suspension after a sexual assault accusation. Pierre’s lawsuit asks a U.S. district court judge to order his reinstatement, and also seeks unspecified damages. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Basketball player sues Ohio college over suspension

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A star University of Dayton basketball player has sued the Ohio school in federal court over his suspension after a sexual assault accusation.

  • Judge dismisses bankruptcy case related to Erie Otters sale

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the former owner of the Erie Otters junior hockey team.

  • Secretary of State Dianna Duran, center, is flanked by her legal team, attorney Erlinda Johnson, right, and legal assistant Travis Baggett during a hearing in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The judge agreed to extend deadlines in the case and set a new date for a preliminary hearing. Duran is facing dozens of charges stemming from allegations that she misused campaign donations. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Judge to consider request to push back hearing in Duran case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge decided Thursday that a legal team should get more time to prepare a defense to fraud and other charges against embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran given the complexity of the case.

  • Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates NJ consumer law

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his consumer protection lawsuit that aims to flag the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl.

  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to charges

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.

  • Ex-wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka going to trial in woman’s death

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka will be heading to trial in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago.

  • Official: Stopping teacher evaluations would hurt students

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A witness for the New Mexico Public Education Department said during a hearing that if a judge stops the state’s new teacher evaluation system it would negatively impact students and the school system in general.