JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former executive assistant is suing the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, saying she had an affair with him and then was fired after she ended the relationship. The city called the lawsuit "vicious" and a "political ploy."
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled that prior juvenile convictions cannot be used to increase the severity of charges or the length of prison sentences those individuals receive as adults.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.
HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney on Thursday asked a jury to award a Texas family more than $14.5 million for a 2011 fatal accident that they allege was caused by a faulty ignition switch that has been part of a massive recall by General Motors Co.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Duke University has filed a $9.9 million claim against the estate of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon for pledges the Duke alumnus made that the university says were unpaid at the time of his death in a fiery highway crash.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man in Ohio hid that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.