- Oct. 6 trial set for Phoenix man tied to Texas shooting Updated: Jul-02-15 10:19 pm
PHOENIX - A Phoenix man accused of helping orchestrate a shooting at an anti-Islam event in Texas originally planned to participate in the attack alongside the two gunmen who were eventually killed by police, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.
- Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe Updated: Jul-02-15 9:51 pm
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.
- Doctor linked to Sen. Menendez released from jail Updated: Jul-02-15 8:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has been released under a bond agreement.
- Groups: Alabama counties complying with marriage ruling Updated: Jul-02-15 8:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lawyers representing gay couples said Thursday that all Alabama counties appear to be complying with the federal ruling that made same-sex marriage the law of the land.
- Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure Updated: Jul-02-15 8:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.
- Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses Updated: Jul-02-15 7:40 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses - or any marriage licenses at all - following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.
- Lawsuits involving gay marriage cost Kansas taxpayers $100K Updated: Jul-02-15 6:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas attorney general's office says legal disputes involving the state's gay marriage ban have cost taxpayers nearly $100,000 over the past 18 months.
- Hero of marriage ruling honors early gay rights protesters Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man behind the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land.
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- Federal judge to Louisiana: Make gay marriage changes now Updated: Jul-02-15 6:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS - After waiting about as long as possible, the state of Louisiana began selling marriage licenses to same-sex couples and agreed Thursday that they could file joint income-tax returns and get both parents' names on their children's birth certificates.
- Judge rejects ex-Goldman board member's bid for exoneration Updated: Jul-02-15 6:25 pm
NEW YORK - An ex-Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member was told Thursday that he can't use a court's ruling in another case to nullify his insider-trading conviction.
- Kansas appeals court declares city's 'driveway tax' illegal Updated: Jul-02-15 6:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals says a so-called "driveway tax" imposed by a Kansas City suburb is illegal under a state law limiting the taxing power of cities.
- Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans Updated: Jul-02-15 5:39 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.
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- $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill Updated: Jul-02-15 4:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.
- No end in sight for Yellowstone Club founder's jail time Updated: Jul-02-15 4:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - The founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich will stay in jail until a federal judge is satisfied that he understands what happened to the money from a Mexican resort sold in violation of a court order.
- Judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers Updated: Jul-02-15 4:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15.
- Expert says "hit list" was written by Delaware court gunman Updated: Jul-02-15 4:45 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - A supposed "hit list" and two homemade death certificates found after a shooting at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 were written by the gunman whose widow and children are being tried on federal conspiracy and cyberstalking charges, a defense handwriting expert testified Thursday.
- Supreme Court rejects inmates' challenge to electrocution Updated: Jul-02-15 3:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Supreme Court has rejected a request by death row inmates to challenge electrocution as an alternative execution method.
- Appeals court upholds $237M judgment against SC hospital Updated: Jul-02-15 3:56 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court has upheld a $237 million judgment against a South Carolina hospital in a false Medicare claims case.
- Man challenging murder conviction because judge used drugs Updated: Jul-02-15 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - A man convicted of third-degree murder in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend deserves a new trial because the judge in his case was using cocaine stolen from evidence stored in his chambers from other cases, a defense attorney said.
- 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings Updated: Jul-02-15 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON - New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.
- Montana Supreme Court orders Billings lawyer disbarred Updated: Jul-02-15 2:45 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has disbarred a Billings attorney for misusing a client's funds and ordered him to pay more than $65,000 in restitution to the family of a man who died in April 2005 of injuries suffered in a vehicle crash.
- Woman in Mormon church photo voices support for gay marriage Updated: Jul-02-15 2:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon woman whose photograph was used by her church last week on a webpage explaining the faith's belief that marriage should be between a man and woman says she supports the legalization of gay marriage.
- Montana Supreme Court ducks decision on punitive damages cap Updated: Jul-02-15 12:48 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a $52 million jury verdict in a breach of contract case, but justices did not rule on the constitutionality of the state's $10 million cap on punitive damages.