- Salvadorans head to vote with ex-rebel favored Updated: Mar-09-14 12:05 am
- Critics: Sheriff needs at least $10M more a year Updated: Mar-08-14 8:41 pm
- Judge: Officer didn't kill Ute tribal member in UT Updated: Mar-08-14 6:49 pm
- AP Exclusive: Counties undermine prison efforts Updated: Mar-08-14 4:37 pm
- Judge orders sale of convicted evangelist's church Updated: Mar-08-14 2:58 pm
- At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age Updated: Mar-08-14 1:46 pm
- Appeals court to take up Kentucky death row case Updated: Mar-08-14 10:55 am
- Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage Updated: Mar-08-14 2:55 am
- Oregon man cleared after 10 years behind bars Updated: Mar-07-14 8:55 pm
- 4 couples sue Indiana over same-sex marriage ban Updated: Mar-07-14 8:22 pm
- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Judge moves Oklahoma inmates' suit to state court Updated: Mar-07-14 7:30 pm
- Jurors return partial verdict in Hawaii meth ring Updated: Mar-07-14 7:19 pm
- Appeals court allows suit against Colorado tax law Updated: Mar-07-14 6:13 pm
- Ex-trader convicted of defrauding bailout program Updated: Mar-07-14 5:41 pm
- Judge rejects Justice request on phone records Updated: Mar-07-14 4:46 pm
- Judge: Gay marriage trial ruling within 2 weeks Updated: Mar-07-14 4:16 pm
- ACLU asks appeals court to undo phone data ruling Updated: Mar-07-14 4:12 pm
- Begich proposes gas project bill Updated: Mar-07-14 2:58 pm
- Kenya president and cabinet take pay cuts Updated: Mar-07-14 1:58 pm
- Correction: Arizona Redistricting story Updated: Mar-07-14 1:35 pm
- Senate leader: Tax-cut deadline 'difficult' to hit Updated: Mar-07-14 12:32 pm
- Court approves 2nd lawyer to help Bulger's appeal Updated: Mar-07-14 12:22 pm
- Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin Updated: Mar-07-14 9:04 am
- Fort Polk man sentenced for burglary on Army base Updated: Mar-07-14 6:40 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadorans are expected to elect a former Marxist guerrilla as president in a runoff Sunday, favoring him over the conservative former mayor of the capital who has pledged to get tough on gang violence.
NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish Prison is still dangerously understaffed and the sheriff's office needs at least $10 million more to meet requirements of a court settlement, inmates and the U.S. Justice Department say in court papers.
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has ruled that a Ute tribal member was not murdered by a Vernal police officer after a 2007 chase as his family claimed in a lawsuit.
SACRAMENTO, California - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
TEXARKANA, Arkansas - A federal judge has again ordered the sale of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo's church and gym in Fort Smith in order to partially satisfy a $30 million civil judgment owed by Alamo.
WASHINGTON - Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A federal appeals court will hear the case of a Kentucky death row inmate convicted of killing two people in Louisville later this year.
KIEV, Ukraine - One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon man walked out of jail after waiting more than 10 years to be cleared of a murder.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples.
WASHINGTON - Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit filed by two Oklahoma death row inmates seeking information on the drugs that will be used in their executions scheduled for later this month should be heard in state court.
HONOLULU - After deliberating for about two weeks in what's been described at Hawaii's biggest crystal meth case, jurors convicted a California man of a conspiracy to distribute 400 pounds of the drug to the islands.
DENVER - State lawmakers opposed to Colorado's landmark Taxpayer Bill of Rights won another legal victory Friday as the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled their lawsuit challenging the law can proceed.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A former Wall Street investment banker was found guilty Friday of defrauding investment funds established as part of the federal government's response to the 2008 financial crisis.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge has rejected a Justice Department request to keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyond a five-year limit, saying that to do so would further infringe on the privacy interests of U.S. citizens.
DETROIT - A federal judge said he expects to make a decision within two weeks of Friday's closing arguments in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
NEW YORK - A federal appeals court should outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, concentrating searches instead on terror suspects, civil liberties lawyers said in papers filed seeking a reversal of a lower-court judge who ruled the program was legal and necessary to fight terrorism.
JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has proposed a bill that would have a federal official help Alaska with a major project to export liquefied natural gas overseas.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president Friday announced that he and his entire cabinet will take pay cuts as part of austerity measures to reduce the country's rising wage bill.
PHOENIX - In some versions of a Feb. 21 story about a court ruling on a challenge to Arizona's redistricting process, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year voters passed Proposition 106 creating the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The year was 2000.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's goal of enacting a bill cutting and repealing taxes by next Friday appears unlikely to be met.
BOSTON - A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's appeal.
WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A federal judge has sentenced a 20-year-old Fort Polk man to a year in prison for a burglary on the central Louisiana military base.