FERGUSON, Mo. — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.
SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers for a man convicted of a cold-case murder through DNA found in blood on a dollar bill said Wednesday that evidence was contaminated and asked the Utah Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.— Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform and cannot claim that corporate sponsorship on the bibs makes them human b…
FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprisi…
This is a victory for a coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states, including Arizona.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A recent amendment to the state constitution doesn't mean some felons now can carry guns, The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, affirming the status of current law.
FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 file photo, members of Safer Choice stand in protest at the federal appeals court in Denver, where the court was hearing the appeal of Weldon Angelos of Salt Lake City. Angelos has been held up as an example of what’s wrong with mandatory sentences. Paul Ca…
SALT LAKE CITY — A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state’s 10 prisons.
A full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed in Sacramento. Critics say the train can’t meet promises made to voters who approved $9.9 billion to build it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters embraced the idea of building the nation’s first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved fundin…
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative dispute over how Kansas Supreme Court justices are selected is a political struggle over whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters can make their conservative fiscal and social policies stick well into the future.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for sex but later had the conviction overturned can sue his defense attorney for legal malpractice without being required to prove he's innocent.
Chief justice needs to head off the problem.
OREM, Utah — An Orem police officer is getting attention after he volunteered for an unusual duty: babysitting.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans in the Kansas House plan this week to test the support for changing how state Supreme Court justices are selected to potentially give the governor and legislators more influence.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has awarded damages to three Minnesota women who sued after they were dismissed from their chauffeur jobs because a Saudi prince wanted only male drivers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a California man's assault conviction after he went to trial without undergoing a sleep study to bolster his contention that he was sleepwalking.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a ballot measure that would let 18-year-olds serve in state office.