LAS VEGAS (AP) — The industry group representing casinos, racetracks and sports books in 40 states where gambling is legal wants there to be no confusing it for illegal gambling linked to violent organized crime.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest headache for the beleaguered New Orleans Police Department: late-night robberies in which gunmen burst into tony establishments in normally quiet areas, making off with the night's take and the wallets of terrorized patrons. It's happened at two restaurants in recent weeks and at an upscale bar on Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the indictment of the Phoenix freeway shooting suspect, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the timeline of shootings tied to Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. The indictment says the first shooting may have occurred as early as Aug. 22.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground in June was disciplined three previous times during his 10-year career with the department, police records show.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for his role in a 1997 killing despite his claim of innocence and a last-minute scramble by his attorneys to have a hearing on new evidence they say proves a co-defendant acted alone.