BOSTON - The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how much money Hernandez has left and where he's keeping it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.
CHICAGO - A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday.
MEDFORD, Ore. - Jurors spent only about an hour deliberating Tuesday before convicting an Oregon woman of killing two handymen and feeding their corpses to her pigs.
The Jackson County jury found Susan Monica guilty of murdering two men about a year apart, then abusing their corpses by feeding them to the animals at her farm, The Medford Mail Tribune reported (http://is.gd/Ltq4ap ).
Circuit Judge Tim Barnack immediately sentenced Monica to a minimum 50 years in prison.
BOSTON - The penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bomber's death penalty trial opened in dramatic fashion Tuesday, with federal prosecutors portraying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a coldblooded killer and "America's worst nightmare."
The jury that will decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed heard witnesses who lost legs or loved ones in the April 15, 2013, bombing.
WEST POINT, Ga. - A shooting inside the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plant in Georgia left one worker wounded and another in custody after armed officers swarmed the site Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - In a story April 20 about the arrest of Los Angeles Kings hockey player Jarret Stoll, The Associated Press reported erroneously the terms of his release from jail in Las Vegas. Stoll was freed on his own recognizance, without bail, not with a $5,000 bond.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Police: LA Kings' Jarret Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy in Vegas
Police: LA Kings centre Jarret Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy in pocket at Las Vegas resort pool
PHOENIX - A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns' Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a man outside a city recreation centre in January.
According to a Phoenix police report, Erik Hood said five people including the Morris brothers repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Police say it is alleged that Hood, 36, was assaulted for sending an inappropriate text message to the Morris brothers' mother.
CAIRO - Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago.
BALI, Indonesia - An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.