Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:30pm
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence, a judge ruled Thursday as she concluded that an appeals court will have to decide whether the jury received proper instructions on the law in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:24pm
Significant changes to Michigan's sex offender registry law cannot be applied retroactively to thousands of sex offenders because the revisions unconstitutionally stiffen the punishment of offenders after their convictions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Brian Slodysko, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:23pm
In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:22pm
A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.
Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.
Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:01pm
The federal government and others who sued to overturn North Carolina's voter identification law have told the U.S. Supreme Court that keeping the photo ID mandate in place for the November elections would harm black voters and increase confusion.
Michael Tarm, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 3:01pm
A suburban Chicago terrorism suspect charged with attempting to bomb a downtown bar sincerely believes that fantastical lizards, Freemasons and assorted other shadowy figures are out to get him, so he is mentally unfit to stand trial, a judge concluded Thursday in a rare federal ruling.
Grant Schulte, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 2:51pm
Nebraska's prison system faces renewed scrutiny following an attack that sent nine corrections employees to the hospital, the latest in a string of incidents that included a deadly riot and the escape of two convicted sex offenders.
Paul Elias, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 2:51pm
Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Aug 25th - 2:11pm
Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq war cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.