- State Supreme Court kicks justice of the peace out of office Updated: May-04-16 7:48 am
NEW ROADS, Louisiana - A suspended Pointe Coupee Parish justice of the peace has been removed from office by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
- New York man sentenced for smuggling opioids into Maine Updated: May-04-16 6:46 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A New York man has been sentenced to serve more than eight years in federal prison for smuggling opioids from his home state into southern Maine for distribution.
- Robber took thousands from banks across South Mississippi Updated: May-04-16 6:29 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Mississippi man who held up banks in Pascagoula and Hurst, Texas, in July will spend extra time in prison for robbing the banks while on probation for three other bank heists.
- Man sent to prison for role in ATM skimming scheme Updated: May-04-16 6:24 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a Chicago man to more than seven years in prison for his role in a long-running ATM skimming scheme that affected thousands of bank customers around the country.
- Judge to hear objections to order sealing shooting video Updated: May-04-16 6:00 am
PHOENIX - A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Phoenix on whether authorities must release police video of a man being shot by a Mesa police officer.
- January trial set in alleged New Orleans 'debtor's prison' Updated: May-04-16 4:30 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal trial on allegations that New Orleans officials illegally lock up poor people for owing court debts is now set for January.
- Virginia Supreme Court recognizes gay couples in divorce law Updated: May-04-16 4:08 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex.
- Dismissal of charges against Burlington para-educator upheld Updated: May-04-16 3:27 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of three charges against a former para-educator accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a student.
- Snohomish County considers implementing criminal justice tax Updated: May-04-16 2:06 am
EVERETT, Washington - Snohomish County officials are considering asking voters to approve a new criminal justice sale tax in response to a growing drug problem and complaints about property crimes.
- Developer of proposed Lucas museum looking outside Chicago Updated: May-03-16 8:47 pm
CHICAGO - The wife of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas said Tuesday that opposition to a Chicago lakefront museum by a parks advocacy group has prompted a search outside the city for a site.
- Deal signs legislation adding 2 Supreme Court members Updated: May-03-16 8:12 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's Supreme Court will expand by two members, both appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
- Mom gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane Updated: May-03-16 7:52 pm
HONOLULU - A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska.
- Local probes end in police shooting of man in wheelchair Updated: May-03-16 7:21 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Wilmington police have finished criminal and internal investigations into the fatal police shooting of a black man in a wheelchair, local officials said Tuesday, days after city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family.
- Lawsuit accusing Maine governor of blackmail is dismissed Updated: May-03-16 7:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage of using blackmail to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a political opponent, a flap that roiled the Legislature and led to an impeachment effort.
- Brazil attorney general seeks probes of ex-president Silva Updated: May-03-16 6:57 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that the attorney general has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.
- No appeal to federal ruling against same-sex adoption ban Updated: May-03-16 6:40 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The deadline has passed for Mississippi to appeal a federal ruling against a state ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
- Texas prison ban on Muslim inmate beards, caps ruled illegal Updated: May-03-16 6:11 pm
DALLAS - A federal appeals court panel has upheld a Texas prison inmate's right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs.
- The Latest: Gov. on ex-speaker's sentence: 'Justice served' Updated: May-03-16 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing in a $5 million corruption case (all times local):
- Judge drops 1 claim from UT lawsuit, rest of case proceeds Updated: May-03-16 5:51 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A federal judge has dismissed one of dozens of claims in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Tennessee while denying the rest of the school's motion to dismiss.
- Utah to temporarily stop enforcing law in 'Deadpool' case Updated: May-03-16 5:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah cinema in trouble with state regulators for serving alcohol during a showing of superhero film "Deadpool" will not get slapped with future citations under an obscenity law mostly regulating strip clubs, as long as the theater's lawsuit plays out in court.
- North Carolina Court says alcohol agent firing political Updated: May-03-16 5:06 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday that the former director of Alcohol Law Enforcement was fired from his most recent job as an ALE field agent solely for political reasons and should be reinstated.
- Va. school board appeals transgender restroom ruling Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia school board has asked the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys' restroom at school.
- Jury recommends life without parole for convicted killer Updated: May-03-16 4:47 pm
POTEAU, Oklahoma - A Le Flore County jury is recommending life in prison for an Arkansas man convicted of killing an Arkansas woman in eastern Oklahoma.
- Court sides with ex-school board member in meetings case Updated: May-03-16 4:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a former central Ohio school board member who says his colleagues violated state open meetings laws while exchanging emails.
- Missouri Supreme Court: no tax loophole for doughnut holes Updated: May-03-16 4:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Supreme Court judges have ruled against what some called a tax loophole for doughnut holes.