The Latest: Spokesman vows to build new protest camp
The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A spokesman for protesters opposing the Dakota Access oil pipeline says they will continue efforts to block the project ...
Parole considered for Charles Manson's 'right-hand man'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California parole officials were considering Thursday whether Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should be released from prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people.
Another sex abuse lawsuit against USA Gymnastics doctorA former gymnast on the U.S. women's national team has become the latest athlete to accuse a longtime team doctor of sexual abuse. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles contends Dr. Larry Nassar repeatedly ...
Affleck tells 'kid brother' New Hampshire in video to voteCONCORD, N.H. (AP) ? Ben Affleck is calling on New Hampshire residents to get out and vote in the upcoming election.
Broncos' C.J. Anderson undergoing surgery
Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) ? A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation.
AP source: Dolphins' Landry fined $24,309 for illegal blockMIAMI (AP) ? Two people familiar with the situation say Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has been fined $24,309 for an illegal crackback block that injured Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams.
Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica
The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after agreement was finally reached Friday with Russia dropping its long-held opposition. The deal, sealed by the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at an annual meeting in Hobart after years of negotiations, will see a massive US and New Zealand-backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea. It will cover more than 1.55 million square kilometres (600,000 square miles), of which 1.12 million square kilometres will be a no fishing zone, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced.
Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 872
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Thursday, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically in Obama's final months.
Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the U.S. West.