• Former Madison, Ala. police officer Eric Sloan Parker walks into a federal courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. Parker is on trial on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man, 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Indian man injured by police testifies against officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Indian man left partially paralyzed when he was slammed to the ground during a police stop in Alabama testified Wednesday that he’d been in the state only about a week when he was confronted by officers investigating a call about a suspicious person.

  • Karen Roberts, left, and her partner, April Miller, speak to Assistant Rowan County Clerk Kim Russell as they attempt to get a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses in defiance of a federal order. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.

  • Woman sues Oregon State University over 1999 sexual assault

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University in 1999 seeks $7.5 million in a federal Title IX lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley.

  • Henry McCollum holds a framed copy of his pardon before a hearing on compensation by the state for his wrongful conviction on Sept. 2, 2015 in Raleigh, N.C. McCollum was the state's longest serving death row inmate when he was released in 2014 after three decades in prison after being wrongfully convicted in a girl's death. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

    Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When two brothers were released after three decades of wrongful imprisonment, they struggled to adapt to an outside world neither had experienced since they were teenagers. The older one has managed to adjust and keep his “head up high,” but the younger one, according to his family, is a broken man.

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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    Federal hearing set in clerk’s marriage case

  • In this April 28, 2015, file photo, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner poses for a photo on the set in New York. Harris sued toymaker Hasbro Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in federal court in New Jersey for more than $5 million over a toy that shares her name. Harris' suit claims Hasbro wrongfully appropriated her name and persona with its plastic "Harris Faulkner" hamster. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.

  • Police handcuff a protester in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, near the city's Inner Harbor. Dozens of protesters marched in the street after rallying at a nearby courthouse, where motion hearings for officers charged in Freddie Gray's death were scheduled. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

    Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.

  • Parents of man who died at party in Grants sue city police

    GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The parents of a man who was fatally beaten at a 2012 house party in Grants have filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department.

  • Opening arguments to begin in stepfather’s child abuse trial

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The trial of an Albuquerque stepfather accused in the abuse death of a boy whose case raised alarm over the state’s handling of child welfare investigations began Wednesday with a police officer testifying that the defendant appeared to show little concern for the 9-year-old, even as paramedics tried to revive him.

  • This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992.  Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987,  is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

    Advocates hope California’s solitary settlement spreads

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.