Judge: Maryland prison mistreated transgender inmate

BALTIMORE (AP) — A transgender inmate who says she was called “it” and “some kind of animal” by guards who watched her shower has won a legal victory that forces the Maryland prison system to better train for how to treat transgender people,...

Players zipping around locker room on latest must-have craze

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey zips out of the locker room on a motorized board heading to a meeting. San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams rides around, stops to toss shoes into his locker and then hops right back on….

Gacy exhumations help identify another unrelated victim

CHICAGO (AP) — An effort to identify remains of young men killed by John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in the case of a teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago, the latest in nearly a dozen cases either advanced or closed by the attempt to...

No. 3 Mississippi’s Robert Nkemdiche dominating for Rebels

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Robert Nkemdiche’s eyes light up when talking about the transformation that’s made him one of college football’s most dominant players….

Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ is scarily unfunny

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second feature in as many months to contain animated zombies (and Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” lurking just around the corner), “Hotel Transylvania 2” checks in as an anemic example of pure concept over precious little...

Iranian in UK tries to get sent home but is in UK legally

Iranian in UK tries to get sent home but is in UK legally Associated Press – 24 September 2015 05:57-04:00 Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

One person hurt in Ohio 293 crash

KIRBY — One person was injured in an accident involving a car and a four-wheel vehicle on Ohio 293 on the U.S. 30 overpass at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. The driver of the four-wheeler reportedly suffered head injuries and was...

Former agent testifies at start of Fast and Furious trial

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent broke down in tears as he described desperately trying to save the life of a colleague who was shot during a firefight that exposed the bungled federal gun operation known as Fast and Furious….

Scientists: Drought stressing California’s Giant Sequoias

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Giant Sequoias growing in California’s Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists climbing high up into their green canopies say they are seeing symptoms of stress caused by the...

Vietnamese refugees reach out to Syrians fleeing by boat

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Huynh heard the haunting story of two young Syrian boys and their mother fleeing their country and drowning when their small rubber boat capsized on its way to Greece, he saw himself….