The Latest: Aide: Nevada AG never committed to NRA event

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on whether Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt will speak at a National Rifle Association political event in May (all times local):

3 p.m.

An aide says Nevada state Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt never committed to speak at a major ...

Closings in Cuomo ex-aide’s bribery trial may be next week

NEW YORK (AP) - The jury hearing the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may begin deliberations as early as next week.

The government rested its case Thursday against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen.

Lawyers for the defendants told Judge Valerie Caproni in ...

RI police chiefs urging legislators to pass ‘red flag’ law

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island police chiefs are calling on state legislators to approve a so-called "red flag" law that would prevent people from having guns if they are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

The Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association voted unanimously Tuesday in the wake of ...

145 grabbed in 7-day immigrant sweep of South, Central Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Federal immigrations have rounded up 145 people they describe as criminal aliens and immigration violators in South and Central Texas.

In a statement issued Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the roundup was a seven-day operation. Of the 145, 45 were netted in Austin, 41 ...

Trump officials look to Southern attorneys general to fill court vacancies

When the Trump administration wanted to fill out court vacancies in the South, it turned to the Republican attorneys general in many of those states, tapping their talent to build the army of conservative judges GOP activists were hoping for.

More than 10 percent of President Trump's court picks have ...

The Latest: Love: All ideas on the table to stop shootings

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on comments made by Utah's congressional delegation about guns and a school shooting in Florida (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love says she's open to discussing all solutions to prevent the gun violence and shooting in schools.

Love told ...

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it's failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California's agricultural heartland.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley ...

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney ...

Eric Greitens, Missouri governor, indicted over nude photo

The governor of Missouri has been indicted on a felony charge that accuses him of taking a nude photo of a woman without her consent.

Gov. Eric Greitens was charged with a felony count of invasion of privacy by a St. Louis City grand jury Thursday.

According to a statement ...

The Latest: Spared Texas inmate expresses gratitude

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate (all times local):

6 p.m.

A convicted killer spared from execution by Texas' governor says he's "thankful" because of what it means for his dad.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday accepted the state parole board's ...

Megan Barry affair: Nude photos found on phone of Rob Forrest, ex-bodyguard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Court documents say the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has found a nude and partially nude photo of a woman on the phone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former bodyguard.

The agency believes the evidence shows that Barry engaged in an affair with former Sgt. Rob Forrest while ...

Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee rejects banning assault-style rifles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee says there's no way to ban or buyback AR-15-style assault rifles like the kind used by a shooter at a Florida high school last week without also banning hunting rifles.

He made the comments Thursday in response to a question ...

Nelson: Gun debate helps Democrats on 2018 Florida ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says the debate over guns will be one of several factors that help Florida Democrats during the November election.

Nelson met with state House Democrats on Thursday and said he's amazed by the energy and passion he's seen to change gun laws ...