Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison

BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger while he was a fugitive....

Next for Hastert: Prison, sex-offender program, polygraph

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him “a serial child molester,” Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he’s out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that...

The Latest: Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend gets more prison time

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentence of the Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The longtime girlfriend of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been sentenced to an additional 21...

About 16 military disciplined in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says that about 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people. U.S. officials say that the...

Friends turn foes for justice’s re-election in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-coal baron Don Blankenship spent $3.5 million in 2004 to elect West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin in a race that inspired a John Grisham novel. Blankenship’s company, Massey Energy, had a $50 million case before the court....

Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Outraged Oklahoma lawmakers say they’ll move quickly to change a loophole in the state’s forcible sodomy law after the state’s highest criminal court found it doesn’t apply to cases where the victim is unconscious or intoxicated....

Reputed ‘El Chapo’ associate pleads guilty in Chicago court

CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug money between the U.S. and Mexico. Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega entered the plea Wednesday in Chicago federal...

Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings. The Republican presidential candidate said last week that he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they...

Connecticut history teacher named US Teacher of the Year

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school history teacher chosen as the National Teacher of the Year on Thursday says she was surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence as a child but imagined other possibilities for her life with help from educators. Jahana Hayes,...

Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace – if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys. Tilden’s athletic...