Ben Neary, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 7:20pm
A former police officer facing murder and arson charges in the 1985 slaying of a University of Wyoming student is the latest in a series of suspects investigators have focused on in their search to find the woman's killer.
Paul Elias, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 6:50pm
The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.
An expert appointed by a federal judge has testified that a portable air conditioner consisting of an ice chest, a fan and an air duct has a high potential for helping drop the extreme heat indexes on Louisiana's death row that threaten three ailing condemned killers.
Mark Pratt, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:31pm
The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault conviction.
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:30pm
A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost.
Jay Reeves and Jeff Martin, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:30pm
A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday.
Rick Callahan, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:20pm
The attorney for an Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned said Tuesday he's pleased the state's attorney general decided not to appeal that ruling and hopes she's freed soon from prison.
Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:20pm
In North Carolina, where a deaf driver was shot and killed by a State Highway Patrol trooper, the state officers are trained on how to interact with deaf people and they are cautioned that such interactions can sometimes lead to tragic misunderstandings.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:11pm
Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.
In a story Aug. 20 about a memorial service for a firefighter killed in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the job titles and locations of Justin Beebe's sister and fiancee. Jessica Beebe is a pediatric nurse, not a trauma nurse. Jennifer Zaso is development director of the Monadnock Conservancy, not a trauma nurse. Both live in Bellows Falls, Vermont, not Boulder, Colorado.