• Judge: new order against enforcing Louisiana abortion law

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing an abortion law that he says would prevent most women from getting abortions.

    Updated: 2:19 pm

  • Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi’s method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state’s plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.

    Updated: 12:33 pm

  • Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal appeals court overrules block on Mississippi executions; rejects opposition to drugs.

  • 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

  • Judge reduces against carmaker in toddlers death

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A carmaker has been ordered to pay more than $8 million after a toddler suffered brain damage after getting her head stuck in a power window.

  • 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.

  • USSF defends request for an expedited schedule in lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation is defending its request for an expedited schedule in its lawsuit against the player’s union for the World Cup-winning women’s national team.

  • Company in West Virginia chem spill receives ‘symbolic’ fine

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.

  • 5 years trimmed from ex-cop’s sentence in Katrina body case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An ex-New Orleans police officer who burned the body of a man shot to death by a fellow officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina had his 17-year-sentenced reduced by more than five years Thursday by a federal judge.

  • The Latest: More than 5 years cut from ex-cop’s sentence

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on the federal resentencing hearing of Gregory McRae, a former New Orleans police officer convicted in connection with burning the body of a man who had been shot by another officer following Hurricane Katrina (all times local):