- Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 am
HOUSTON - Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.
- Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand Updated: Apr-29-16 9:15 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.
- Man pleads guilty in stalking case involving Joe Arpaio Updated: Apr-29-16 8:09 pm
PHOENIX - A man has pleaded guilty to charges of trying to stalk Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year.
- Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from '17 race Updated: Apr-29-16 7:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.
- Sanders campaign drops lawsuit after Ohio young-voter ruling Updated: Apr-29-16 7:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign says it is dismissing its federal complaint against Ohio's elections chief over a policy related to the state's youngest primary voters.
- Vermont high court sides with solar project developers Updated: Apr-29-16 6:35 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A fragmented Vermont Supreme Court on Friday sided with developers of a major solar power project in Rutland Town against the wishes of the town and its neighbors.
- Can South Dakota tax online sales? State presses to find out Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wants to collect state sales tax on purchases from Overstock.com and other Internet retailers. The state is pressing for the revenues with a lawsuit against several remote retailers that ultimately seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- Judge orders Madison County to make $3M in bond payments Updated: Apr-29-16 6:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Madison County may appeal a federal judge's order that it make $3.16 million in bond payments related to a development project.
- Mitchell Courthouse will remain closed through next week Updated: Apr-29-16 6:23 pm
BALTIMORE - The Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, closed since Tuesday after a smoky fire in the basement, will remain shut through next week.
- Wisconsin AG asks appeals court to stay right-to-work ruling Updated: Apr-29-16 6:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's attorney general has asked an appellate court for an emergency stay of a Dane County judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law.
- Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' law Updated: Apr-29-16 6:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A federal judge on Friday blocked enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages before providing access to material that could be deemed harmful to children.
- Justice Dickson hailed for his civility, grace at retirement Updated: Apr-29-16 5:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson ended his long tenure on the state's high court Friday with a retirement ceremony filled with praise from the court's other justices for his civility, grace and a legacy of nearly 900 legal opinions.
- Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm
SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.
- Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to reinstate Walker probe Updated: Apr-29-16 5:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Prosecutors looking to revive an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a state decision halting the probe.
- Brazil's VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018 Updated: Apr-29-16 4:33 pm
SAO PAULO - The man in line to become Brazil's next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won't run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff's term comes to an end.
- Court tosses Iowa City robbery conviction on unlawful search Updated: Apr-29-16 3:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A divided Iowa Supreme Court overturned the robbery conviction of an Iowa City man on Friday, establishing in a 4-3 decision that police can't search someone's personal belongings without a warrant even when the items are in the home of another person who consents to a search.
- Planned Parenthood license topic of Missouri hearing Updated: Apr-29-16 3:15 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A federal judge for now is leaving in place a preliminary injunction barring the state from revoking Planned Parenthood's license to perform abortions at a Columbia clinic.
- The Latest: Son of Victim: I don't understand why he did it Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local):
- Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role Updated: Apr-29-16 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.
- Judge allows suit over 2014 Super Bowl tickets to be refiled Updated: Apr-29-16 1:32 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A lawsuit against the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl is going forward.
- Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law Updated: Apr-29-16 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.
- Woman raped by ex-cop awarded $300K in Lawrence settlement Updated: Apr-29-16 11:43 am
LAWRENCE, Massachusetts - A federal appeals court has reinstated a $300,000 settlement that a woman raped by a former Lawrence police officer reached with the city.
- Nebraska, Oklahoma join suit to halt Colorado marijuana law Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.
- Colorado DA says time-off policies don't apply to him Updated: Apr-29-16 10:00 am
DENVER - A Colorado District Attorney is defending his 6 ½ weeks of vacation in 2015, saying he is "a public servant, not a public slave."
- South Africa: Court says charges against Zuma to be reviewed Updated: Apr-29-16 9:54 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African court has ruled that a decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, adding to the leader's legal troubles.