Changes planned 1 year after Alabama sailboat race tragedy

AP Photo/GM Andrews BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Organizers of a major Gulf Coast sailboat race are making changes to improve safety a year after the regatta ended in chaos and death when a powerful storm struck Alabama’s Mobile Bay while dozens of boats were on the water....

Winners of 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes to be announced

NEW YORK (AP) — The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, letters, drama and music are set to be announced in New York City. The year marks the 100th year of the contest. The prizes are set to be announced Monday afternoon at Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes...

The Latest: 2 Boston Marathon survivors among those running

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Monday’s 120th running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): — 9:10 a.m. Two people who lost limbs in the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line are running this year’s race. Adrianne Haslet...

Man plans to sue over conviction in 1957 schoolgirl killing

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old Washington state man released from prison after a prosecutor concluded he was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a schoolgirl says he intends to sue Illinois for the suffering five years of imprisonment caused him and his family. Jack...

Justices hear dispute over Obama immigration actions

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments Monday to...

Target of spy probe asks for new trial in child porn case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Boeing manager convicted of possessing child pornography uncovered during an unrelated investigation into Chinese espionage is asking a judge to throw out the guilty verdict and grant him a new trial. The judge, Christina Snyder, is expected to rule...

Competency hearing set in Ohio for Capitol plot suspect

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge plans to hear arguments and testimony on whether an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is competent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith earlier ordered a mental...

Last Oregon occupier still talking on YouTube _ from jail

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — David Fry, a college dropout from Ohio, had a taste of fame as the last occupier of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. Fry became one of the public faces and voices of the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, using a digital camera to...

NYC listing of potentially violent mentally ill stirs qualms

AP Photo/Mike Groll NEW YORK (AP) — When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit him. Then City Hall stepped in. At the urging of a mayoral aide who cited a new city program to monitor...

Elizabeth Warren, comic book hero? Senator is latest to star

BOSTON (AP) — Her parents didn’t hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero. “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren” tells the true-life story...