Darlene Superville and Nancy Benac, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 7:01pm
Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Tarm, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 5:51pm
The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 7:01pm
A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.
Ken Ritter, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 6:50pm
The last question was the most direct for a homeless ex-convict who'd already told a jury his Las Vegas firefighter friend promised him $5,000 and took him to stores to buy supplies including the claw hammer with which he killed the firefighter's estranged wife.
James Nord, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 6:30pm
South Dakota's high school activities association on Thursday largely maintained its policy allowing transgender student athletes to request to play on the team of their choice, increasing the likelihood Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it.
Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 5:51pm
A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and psychological evaluation.
Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.
Jim Vertuno, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 5:42pm
A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.