- Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue Updated: May-30-15 12:50 am
UNITED NATIONS - The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
- No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis Updated: May-29-15 10:02 pm
BANGKOK - A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.
- Actress Kelly Rutherford can't yet bring children back to US Updated: May-29-15 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES - A court order that granted actress Kelly Rutherford temporary custody of her children to allow her to bring them back to Los Angeles from Monaco was halted Thursday.
- Nevada high court overturns $500K award in priest abuse case Updated: May-29-15 3:58 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $500,000 jury award to a man who said he was groped in 1984 as a 13-year-old by a Catholic priest who had a history of sexual abuse in Wisconsin before being sent to a Las Vegas parish.
- Nebraska court upholds return of baby to biological parents Updated: May-29-15 3:52 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A judge was right to return a baby to its biological parents, who had given up the child for adoption in 2013 to friends who could not have children of their own, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyer Updated: May-29-15 3:40 pm
LOS ANGELES - A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.
- Governor unveils 20 percent jump in funds to train teachers Updated: May-29-15 3:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico will see a 20 percent increase in funding aimed at providing more training for math and science teachers at schools in rural and impoverished areas, the governor announced Friday.
- Teen births down but remain a stubborn problem in New Mexico Updated: May-29-15 2:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico has a stubborn problem: its persistent ranking at or near the top in the nation when it comes to teen pregnancies.
- Oklahoma attorney general files elderly exploitation charges Updated: May-29-15 10:57 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma attorney general's office has accused a nursing home worker of misappropriating money intended for three of the home's elderly residents.
- Judge allows former inmate to dig for buried evidence Updated: May-29-15 10:03 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A 23-year inmate of the now-closed Penitentiary of New Mexico Complex is being allowed to dig for evidence at the facility to prove his claims that prisoners were experimented on and poisoned.
- Lawmakers take action to cut down wait for inmate treatment Updated: May-29-15 9:56 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Legislature has responded to a federal judge's order to cut wait times for crime suspects' mental-health services to seven days or less.
- Underage party leads to fine for Mooreville woman Updated: May-29-15 9:19 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - A Mooreville woman has been fined $500 for allowing minors to drink alcohol during a birthday party for her teenage son.
- Bentley calls Tutwiler settlement 'positive step' for state Updated: May-29-15 8:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley is praising a settlement between the state and the U.S. Justice Department over conditions at Alabama's only prison for women.
- Libyan refugee found guilty of assault in Boulder Updated: May-29-15 5:10 am
BOULDER, Colorado - A Libyan woman who made headlines during Libya's civil war when she said she was raped by Moammar Gadhafi's troops has been found guilty of assault charges in Colorado.
- NY lawmakers reviewing mental health services for children Updated: May-29-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Legislators in New York are taking a look at the state of mental health care for children.
- Junior high students tackle bullying in mock trial Updated: May-29-15 2:20 am
DETROIT - Junior high students from the Detroit area have taken on bullying in a mock trial before a Michigan Court of Appeals judge.
- Alabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abuse Updated: May-28-15 11:06 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show.
- Lawmaker wants testing for parents of drug-exposed babies Updated: May-28-15 11:02 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona lawmaker on Thursday called for changes in state law to allow ongoing testing of parents whose babies are born exposed to drugs after a child who was returned to her parents died of apparent abuse.
- Family of man attacked in Arizona prison seeks $7.5 million Updated: May-28-15 6:54 pm
PHOENIX - The family of a man who died after being attacked inside an Arizona state prison has blamed Corrections Department officials for his death, saying he might have survived if he'd been treated promptly.
- Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths Updated: May-28-15 6:09 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor.
- NYC Council criticizes Cuomo's plan for public housing funds Updated: May-28-15 5:35 pm
- Hartford mayor calls strategy meeting in wake of shootings Updated: May-28-15 5:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church.
- Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'd sign medical marijuana bill Updated: May-28-15 4:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has "no concerns" about a medical marijuana bill nearing final legislative passage and would sign it into law if it reaches his desk.
- 5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup Updated: May-28-15 12:57 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand:
- Summit seeks solution to veteran homelessness in Ala Updated: May-28-15 9:22 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A summit at Alabama State University was designed for federal, state and local agencies, so they could discuss working to end veteran homelessness. But that didn't stop Delano Caldwell from showing up for answers.