• 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.

  • In a Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 file photo, the ruling Law and Justice party head Jaroslaw Kaczynski addresses thousands of supporters  prior to a march in Warsaw, Poland.  When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn’t convene with his counterpart or the president, but with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling party who has no official government position. The mysterious meeting enhanced the perception that Kaczynski, rather than strategically placed Prime Minister Beata Szydlo or President Andrzej Duda, is the main decision-maker in Poland today.  (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

    Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When Hungary’s prime minister had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn’t convene with his counterpart or the Polish president.

  • 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):

  • In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wedneday Feb. 3, 2016 that he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group investigating his claims decides that the three years he has spent inside the Ecuadorean Embassy doesn't amount to illegal detention. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    The Latest: Legal expert questions reported Assange ruling

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and impending finding by a U.N. body on his detention (all times local):

  • Document: Ex-NFL star Sharper, US renew plea negotiations

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal court documents say former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense — which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off.

  • Federal jury awards $23.1 million to unarmed black man shot, paralyzed by Florida sheriff’s deputy

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal jury awards $23.1 million to unarmed black man shot, paralyzed by Florida sheriff’s deputy.