CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with a sentence of probation for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, rejecting arguments by federal prosecutors that he deserved prison time for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account.
HONOLULU (AP) - After months of protesters camping on Mauna Kea to block construction of a giant telescope near its summit, the state is trying to limit their access to the mountain, which is held sacred by many Native Hawaiians.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A biker arrested after a deadly shootout involving bikers and police in Waco, Texas, argued Friday that it's a conflict of interest for a policeman to preside over the grand jury that may hear his case.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The federal monitor overseeing changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy said Thursday the reform effort is moving in a positive direction, but some officers now avoid making or documenting stops, possibly because they fear legal and departmental reproach.
DENVER (AP) - Immigrants who were detained at a suburban Denver facility while they awaited deportation proceedings are suing the private company that held them, alleging they were paid $1 a day to do janitorial work, sometimes under threat of solitary confinement.
A PORTE, Texas (AP) - U.S. regulators on Thursday took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in Texas, placing the chemical company in its "severe violator enforcement program" and saying the accident shows it has a "failed safety program."