• Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York.  Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.

    Updated: 8:10 pm

  • Police officer Peter Liang reacts as the verdict is read during his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)

    The Latest: Cop guilty of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):

    Updated: 7:16 pm

  • Texas to let Baylor keep sex assault records private

    DALLAS (AP) — Baylor University can keep private campus police records that detail sexual assaults committed by two former football players against students, according to an opinion issued this week by the Texas attorney general’s office.

    Updated: 4:49 pm

  • Ex-president sues Penn State over Sandusky scandal backlash

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly critical report about how the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal was handled.

    Updated: 3:55 pm

  • New Mexico Senate Dem says REAL ID bill negotiations ongoing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With only a week left in the New Mexico Legislative session, a key Senate Democrat said Thursday he still is negotiating with a Republican colleague to resolve a conflict on a bill that would make New Mexico compliant under with federal law on identification cards.

    Updated: 1:48 pm

  • Ex-Olympian to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street said Thursday that she was defending herself during a December fight with her father and will demand a jury trial on domestic violence and assault charges.

    Updated: 1:36 pm

  • Education-related groups lead lobbying efforts in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows retirees and teachers unions are among those who have had the widest lobbying presence at the New Mexico capitol in recent years.

  • President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. The President is in the Bay Area for fundraising events. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Udall, Heinrich seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two U.S. Democratic senators want President Barack Obama to halt deportation raids targeting Central American women and children.

  • NMSU settles class action lawsuit over family leave

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has agreed to pay more than $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the university of denying or discouraging faculty members from taking time off for family leave.

  • In this photo take on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015, a Syrian refugee thanks god as he arrives with others from Turkey on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, aboard a fishing boat. NATO's European commander on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.