By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 10/16 — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made,
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) 10/03 — The Michigan appeals court for the first time has affirmed the use of new DNA testing technology to assist authorities in investigating a crime.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) 09/29 — The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $520,000 to a woman who was attacked by a police dog last year as she was taking out her trash,
By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 09/29 — Evidence against an Uber driver charged with shooting a passenger shows the driver was outside the car when he fired a handgun 10 times,
CHICAGO (AP) 09/24 — An Illinois judge on Monday vacated the convictions of 18 more men investigated by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant, with a state’s attorney later in the day apologizing for what they had to go through.
DENVER (AP) 09/21 — A Denmark native will stand trial for 141 counts of arson for the homes and buildings destroyed in the third-largest wildfire recorded in Colorado,
By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) 09/08 — A man suspected of being in the United States illegally ran a red light while drunk on a street in Oregon’s state capital and crashed into a motorcycle carrying a man and woman,
By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) 09/01 — The FBI on Friday arrested five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) 8/24 — A Montana judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of possessing methamphetamine after learning a state crime lab employee ingested meth before testifying to convict him.
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) 08/24 — A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime.
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Write FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 08/10 — A Florida newspaper urged a judge Friday to reject a school board’s effort to have it and two reporters held in contempt for publishing a story on the educational background of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.
By MARTHA BELLISLE and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) 08/01 — A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be posted online.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 07/28 — A federal appeals court on Friday allowed supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to proceed with a lawsuit alleging they were beaten after San Jose police steered them into a crowd of anti-Trump protesters.
By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 07/28 — Patrick Murphy was convicted of killing a fellow Muscogee (Creek) Nation man in 1999 and was sentenced to die.
By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 07/25 — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense.
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 07/26 — News organizations are entitled to obtain surveillance video showing the law enforcement response to the Valentine’s Day mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school,
By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 06/28 — The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes.
By The Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 06/25 — The Supreme Court is letting the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot while holding a pellet gun go forward with a lawsuit against authorities.Read more »
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 06/22 — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been,
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 06/05 — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.