- Prosecutor questions statements sheriff made after shooting Updated: May-05-15 9:16 pm
ATLANTA - A prosecutor says statements a suburban Atlanta sheriff made during a 911 call about a weekend shooting didn't match what police found at the scene where a woman was wounded.
- Iowa House OKs budget bills on agriculture, judicial branch Updated: May-05-15 7:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa House has passed budget bills that would fund several services including the state's judicial branch and natural resources department.
- Obama on immigration: Progress 'not always a straight line' Updated: May-05-15 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON - During a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama couldn't help but reflect on the swings that have confronted his attempts to tackle immigration. "I just want to remind everybody that progress is not always a straight line," he said.
- Jury hears opening remarks in Michigan road rage killing Updated: May-05-15 6:16 pm
HOWELL, Michigan - A 69-year-old man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another motorist in southeastern Michigan fired in self-defense after being punched in the jaw, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday.
- Former NY officials approved for state Court of Claims Updated: May-05-15 5:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's Senate has approved 11 new and three re-appointments to the state Court of Claims, including a former state senator and inspector general and the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former chief deputy.
- Maine PUC clashes over releasing market projection models Updated: May-05-15 5:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's appointees to the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday rejected a proposal to make public the growing number of "grading schemes" used to judge energy projects' economic benefits for ratepayers.
- Montana Supreme Court rejects Beach request for new sentence Updated: May-05-15 4:45 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a re-sentencing request from a man convicted of killing his high-school classmate in 1979 when they both were teenagers.
- Suit: $10 Cook County court daycare fee unconstitutional Updated: May-05-15 4:45 pm
CHICAGO - A new class-action lawsuit alleges that one of the nation's largest court systems violates the Illinois Constitution by requiring anyone filing a civil suit to pay a $10 fee for daycare-style services that the majority of litigants never use.
- Bill would lift restriction on enacting assault weapons bans Updated: May-05-15 4:39 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A lawmaker wants to undo a portion of Illinois' concealed carry law that prevents cities from banning assault weapons.
- Lawmakers say mental health improved, critics disagree Updated: May-05-15 3:58 pm
SEATTLE - Lawmakers say the Legislature made significant improvements during the 2015 session to provide services for Washington's mentally ill, but critics say some of the bills passed in an effort to fix a system sharply criticized by the courts could make matters worse and lead to more litigation.
- Judge hands man 25-year sentence in Internet sex case Updated: May-05-15 3:30 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal judge sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison on Tuesday after authorities said he tried to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County girl he met over the Internet to produce sexually explicit videos.
- Supreme Court justices, chief would be paid same Updated: May-05-15 3:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court would no longer earn $8,000 more than the other six justices under a budget provision that has been approved by a legislative committee.
- Judge OKs Ohio terror plot suspect's review of tapes alone Updated: May-05-15 3:01 pm
CINCINNATI - A federal judge has agreed to let an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol privately review video and audio files in the case against him.
- California seeks to block inmate's sex reassignment surgery Updated: May-05-15 2:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California officials want a federal appeals court to block a judge's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prisoner with sex reassignment surgery.
- Judge orders evaluations of Slender Man stabbing suspects Updated: May-05-15 2:02 pm
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin - A judge ruled Tuesday that two girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man should be evaluated by the Waukesha County's Department of Health and Human Services.
- Court: warrantless cellphone tracking not illegal search Updated: May-05-15 1:51 pm
MIAMI - Investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower location records in criminal prosecutions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a closely-watched case involving the rules for changing technology.
- US court dismisses appeal of Sandoval County election order Updated: May-05-15 1:49 pm
BERNALILLO, New Mexico - A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal of a judge's order that required Sandoval County to use more election polling places and machines in the 2014 election.
- Court says trial of sheriff's deputy for DWI can continue Updated: May-05-15 11:31 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The state Supreme Court has rejected a sheriff deputy's claim of double jeopardy in a DWI case.
- Roggensack says she doesn't want to fight with justices Updated: May-05-15 11:01 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Newly elected Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack says she doesn't want to pick a fight with other justices, even though her selection as its leader is contested.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstates conviction Updated: May-05-15 10:32 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling and reinstated a fourth drunken driving conviction against a Madison area man.
- Federal judge dismisses Lake Quinault ownership lawsuit Updated: May-05-15 10:11 am
TACOMA, Washington - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to revoke the ownership of Lake Quinault from the Quinault Indian Nation.
- Prosecutors dismiss charges against NFL player McClain Updated: May-05-15 9:18 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Alabama prosecutors are dismissing charges against NFL linebacker Rolando McClain stemming from his arrest in a park in his hometown in 2013.
- Letter: Justice Dept. lawyer reprimanded for online postings Updated: May-05-15 7:25 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department says one of its attorneys was reprimanded for making online postings about a federal case involving five New Orleans police officers charged in connection with deadly shootings in the days after Hurricane Katrina.
- Logan County judge, Mingo County magistrate to retire Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Logan County circuit judge and a Mingo County magistrate are retiring at the end of June.
- National drug czar attending Kentucky drug court graduation Updated: May-05-15 4:04 am
SOMERSET, Kentucky - National drug czar Michael Botticelli is speaking this week in south-central Kentucky as 13 people graduate from drug court.