SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge who returned a surprise not-guilty verdict at the trial of a Chicago lawyer charged with coaching lies says practices that prosecutors described as illegal are actually the mark of good legal work.
Shannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him. Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car. Deputies found Goforth face down in a pool of blood near his patrol car, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Anderson said in court.
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.