Court: Pet's value is market cost, not sentimental value

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that the value of a pet injured or killed by someone else's negligence is the animal's fair market value but that the owners may also try to collect costs incurred trying to save the animal.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Arkansas judge is investigated for sex abuse, misconduct

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — For many male defendants in Judge Joseph Boeckmann's courtroom, the initial deal seemed simple enough: The judge would approach them after court, either himself or through a bailiff, and offer a way out of traffic or court fines.

  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press

AP: Patchy reporting undercuts national hate crimes count

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. It was the middle of the night. Someone must be in trouble, she thought. She flung open her front door to the shocking sight of her car engulfed in flames.

  • Written by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press

NPR journalist David Gilkey, translator killed on assignment

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a network spokeswoman said.

  • Written by MICHELE SALCEDO, Associated Press

Tropical Storm Colin heading toward Florida's Gulf coast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the state's Gulf coast.

  • Written by BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press