- Preliminary hearing set in Okla. cold case Updated: Mar-07-14 3:34 am
- Kansas high court to rule in school funding suit Updated: Mar-07-14 3:26 am
- Prosecutors detailing treasurer's bond trading Updated: Mar-07-14 3:19 am
- Birmingham City owner sentenced to 6-year term Updated: Mar-07-14 3:11 am
- Gay-straight club lawsuit to be move forward Updated: Mar-07-14 3:04 am
- Ohioan charged in pizza-deliverer killing in court Updated: Mar-07-14 3:04 am
- Doctor testifies in Pistorius trial Updated: Mar-07-14 2:58 am
- Darren Sharper returns to court seeking release Updated: Mar-07-14 2:56 am
- Grand jury indicts man in fatal Oregon shooting Updated: Mar-07-14 2:40 am
- Experts: Case of burned Texas boy problematic Updated: Mar-07-14 2:08 am
- Gay vice principal to sue Wash. Catholic school Updated: Mar-07-14 12:29 am
- California teen in bus attack ordered to trial Updated: Mar-07-14 12:01 am
- New Mexico teen indicted in 12-year-old's killing Updated: Mar-06-14 11:40 pm
- Ore. judge upholds plan to send child to Mexico Updated: Mar-06-14 10:37 pm
- Ex-West Texas constable sentenced for drug scheme Updated: Mar-06-14 10:25 pm
- 19, including lawyer, sentenced in drug ring Updated: Mar-06-14 10:22 pm
- Siblings tell police Tucson mom starved young boy Updated: Mar-06-14 10:16 pm
- Ex-symphony director accused of embezzling Updated: Mar-06-14 10:16 pm
- Ala. House approves execution drug secrecy bill Updated: Mar-06-14 10:10 pm
- OC officers get $3.5M in discrimination case Updated: Mar-06-14 10:01 pm
- SW Wash. man gets 23 years for stepfather's death Updated: Mar-06-14 9:28 pm
- Safeway to pay $2.25 million to settle lawsuit Updated: Mar-06-14 9:26 pm
- Michigan: Failure to reset alarms key to escape Updated: Mar-06-14 9:23 pm
- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases Updated: Mar-06-14 9:17 pm
- Inmate pleads guilty to murder, avoids execution Updated: Mar-06-14 9:10 pm
BRISTOW, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma man charged as an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder in the 1992 disappearance and deaths of two women and a girl is scheduled for a preliminary hearing.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A much-anticipated ruling in Kansas' school finance lawsuit will come down Friday, determining whether the state must increase funding beyond the more than $3 billion it spends annually on education - and potentially affecting the Republican governor's deep tax cuts meant to spur economic growth.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Jurors in former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner's corruption trial have heard a full day of testimony but still haven't heard from the key witness, bond trader Steele Stephens.
HONG KONG - Carson Yeung, the part-owner of English Championship club Birmingham City, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.
TAVERES, Florida - Students fighting to have a gay-straight alliance club at their middle school in central Florida have won a partial victory for the time being.
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio - An Ohio man accused of raping and killing a pizza delivery driver is to appear on the charges in an east-central Ohio court.
PRETORIA, South Africa - A doctor who said he saw Oscar Pistorius weeping over his dead or dying girlfriend after he shot her has resumed testimony in the murder trial of the double-amputee runner.
LOS ANGELES - Darren Sharper will return to court on Friday where his attorneys will argue that the former NFL All-Pro safety should be released from a Los Angeles jail.
EUGENE, Oregon - A grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old former professional mixed martial arts fighter on a murder count in the fatal January shooting of an unarmed man after a Springfield, Oregon, traffic crash.
CONROE, Texas - Now that prosecutors have persuaded a judge that a Texas man accused of setting an 8-year-old boy on fire as a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder, securing a conviction in a case where the victim died 13 years after the attack could prove difficult, legal experts say.
SEATTLE - Gay Vice Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic High School, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese on Friday.
OAKLAND, California - A Northern California teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has been ordered to trial.
LOS LUNAS, New Mexico - A 15-year-old New Mexico teen accused of killing his 12-year-old playmate was indicted Thursday on a murder charge.
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon judge has upheld a state agency's recommendation that a 6-year-old American-born girl be sent to live in Mexico with her father over the objections of her mother and maternal grandmother.
EL PASO, Texas - A former West Texas constable and police officer has received a two-year prison term after pleading guilty to a drug conspiracy charge.
MCALLEN, Texas - Nineteen men and women, including a South Texas lawyer and his father, have been sentenced for participating in a drug trafficking ring involving 13½ tons of marijuana.
TUCSON, Arizona - Siblings of a 3-year-old boy who lived at a Tucson home where skeletal remains were found in a backyard toy chest told investigators their mother starved him to death, court documents say.
LOS ALTOS, California - Authorities say the former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been charged with embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Makers and suppliers of Alabama's execution drugs would be kept secret and not released to the public or the courts under a bill approved Thursday in the Alabama House of Representatives.
SANTA ANA, California - A federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $3.5 million to three Westminster police officers who said they were denied promotions because they are Latino.
KELSO, Washington - A southwest Washington man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for strangling his stepfather last September and leaving the body in the house they shared.
PLEASANTON, California - Prosecutors in Northern California say Safeway has agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the grocer engaged in false advertising, unfair competition and violated a 2008 injunction.
LANSING, Michigan - A convicted quadruple killer escaped from a Michigan prison for 24 hours last month primarily because guards didn't properly operate the motion-detector alarms at a gate the inmate pried open with scissors and a belt buckle, investigators concluded Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado - An inmate pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the beating death of a Colorado prison guard after prosecutors dropped their plan to seek the death penalty.