Author-critic Albert Murray dead at 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once prais…

Courts to cut pay for federal defenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal courts say that private lawyers paid to act as federal public defenders will have their salaries slashed as pa…

AP joins bid to unseal court records

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Associated Press on Monday joined a New Orleans newspaper in urging a federal judge to unseal court documents related…