- Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case Updated: Aug-31-15 2:21 am
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom after failing to settle the "Deflategate" case.
- Court to rule if California death penalty is cruel, unusual Updated: Aug-31-15 2:13 am
LOS ANGELES - No one would argue that California's death penalty provides swift justice.
- Judge criticizes tactics used by officials during raid Updated: Aug-30-15 4:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge is criticizing tactics used by government agents following a raid earlier this year on a dozen Ziggyz pipe shops in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
- Judge tosses most of challenge to use of Ohio Turnpike money Updated: Aug-30-15 12:19 pm
CLEVELAND - Most of the claims in a lawsuit challenging Ohio's 2013 decision to use $930 million in Ohio Turnpike tolls to fund non-turnpike highway and construction projects have been thrown out by a federal judge.
- New ND law bolsters student journalists' free speech rights Updated: Aug-30-15 12:01 pm
Journalism students returning to North Dakota public schools this fall will be able to do their jobs at high school and college newspapers with stronger free-speech protections thanks to a new state law that observers are hoping will also spur changes nationwide.
- Judge in ATV protest ride case recuses himself Updated: Aug-29-15 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has recused himself in response to accusations of bias from a county commissioner convicted of leading an ATV protest ride through ancient ruins.
- Court says companies undervalued pipeline from 2007 to 2009 Updated: Aug-29-15 3:35 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline system was worth far more between 2007 and 2009 than oil companies claimed, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.
- Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest Updated: Aug-29-15 1:07 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
- Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest Updated: Aug-29-15 12:47 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid Updated: Aug-28-15 8:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.
- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Federal judge says religious monument can stay at school Updated: Aug-28-15 7:07 pm
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at a western Pennsylvania school violates the U.S. Constitution, but did not order that it be removed.
- Ex-South Texas magistrate gets prison for extortion Updated: Aug-28-15 5:29 pm
LAREDO, Texas - A former South Texas justice of the peace has been sentenced to more than 3 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to extortion and admitting to taking a bribe from a bail bondsman.
- Wisconsin AG argues water rule injunction applies nationwide Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Attorney General Brad Schimel is arguing that a federal court ruling blocking new Environmental Protection Agency water pollution regulations should apply nationwide.
- Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.
- Plaintiffs seek to block Miss. ban on gay couples adopting Updated: Aug-28-15 4:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.
- Ex-Arkansas treasurer gets 2 ½ years in prison Updated: Aug-28-15 4:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Friday following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.
- Board OKs 1st Ohio standards for police use of deadly force Updated: Aug-28-15 3:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Use of deadly force by police officers would be limited to defending themselves or others from serious injury or death under Ohio's first statewide standards adopted Friday and sent to hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
- EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Updated: Aug-28-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.
- The Latest: Judge had difficult decision, US attorney says Updated: Aug-28-15 2:38 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The latest on the sentencing of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner (all times local):
- Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail Updated: Aug-28-15 2:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal prosecutors are prevailing in their yearlong fight to access the emails of a once-powerful Republican consultant from Google Inc.
- Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests Updated: Aug-28-15 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
- Wrongly sentenced felon freed after 12 years Updated: Aug-28-15 1:56 pm
SEATTLE - A man has been freed from prison after serving an unjust 12-year term.
- Today in Nebraska for September Updated: Aug-28-15 1:38 pm