• In this May 9, 2016, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Camden County College's Camden City Campus in Camden, N.J. The Republican governor, who currently serves as a close adviser to Donald Trump, could take on a bigger role if he takes the witness stand in the criminal case involving the closure of traffic lanes on the world’s busiest bridge three years ago. Defense attorneys have danced around the issue of whether they will subpoena Christie, who is not charged with any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File0

    Bridge case attorneys weigh whether to subpoena Christie

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not charged with any wrongdoing in the criminal case involving the closure of traffic lanes on the world’s busiest bridge three years ago, yet his presence looms large over next month’s trial of two former subordinates.

  • High court sides with employee fired for smoking pot at work

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state worker fired after he was caught smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should get his job back, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • Prosecutors can search ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s phone

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that prosecutors can examine a cellphone owned by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez for possible evidence in his upcoming double murder trial.

  • In this Oct. 19, 2011, file photo, a girl receives treatment for cholera symptoms at a Doctors Without Borders, MSF, cholera clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, the United Nations’ immunity from a damage claim filed on behalf of 5,000 cholera victims who blame the U.N. for an epidemic of the deadly disease in Haiti. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    US appeals court upholds UN immunity from Haiti cholera suit

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history.

  • FILE- In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Dr. Vanessa Rouzier examines a child suffering cholera symptoms, as his mother watches, inside Haiti's first permanent cholera center, run by Gheskio Centers, in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The United Nations is saying for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 18, that it was involved in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and needs to do "much more" to end the suffering of those affected. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

    UN says it was involved in introducing cholera to Haiti

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is working on a package that would provide “material assistance” to cholera victims in Haiti, his spokesman said Friday, strongly indicating for the first time that hundreds of thousands of people affected will get financial help from the United Nations.

  • Enviro groups file suit to try and stop SE pipeline project

    ATLANTA (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit to stop a 516-mile-long natural gas pipeline that would run through three Southeastern states.

  • Prosecutor says Texas lawyer acquitted of BP oil spill fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Texas lawyer accused of making up fake clients to sue BP after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil spill said after his acquittal Thursday that the government’s case against him “fell apart under its own weight of ridiculousness.”

  • The Latest: 5 acquitted, 2 convicted of BP oil spill fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on verdicts in a trial where prosecutors alleged a Texas lawyer and six others submitted fake oil spill claims (all times local):

  • Lawsuit: Beale Street cover charge is double taxation

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A merchant has filed a lawsuit against the city of Memphis over a $10 cover charge to enter Beale Street.

  • AP NewsAlert

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper sentenced to 18 years in prison for drugging, raping women.