By By E.J. TAMARA and NATALIA CANOAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jenni Rivera launched her career hawking cassette recordings of her songs at flea markets, but a powerful voice, soulful singing style and frank discussion of personal troubles powered her to the heights of a male-dominated
By By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley pleaded not guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of a suburban man whose family suspects a police cover-up in the initial investigation into the fatal fight.
The case hit
By By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Los Angeles official who once blamed a spinal tumor for his obsession with child pornography was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Monday to be followed by a lifetime of supervision.
By Kate Stanhope,
Singer and reality star Jenni Rivera is believed to be dead after Mexican authorities found the wreckage of a missing aircraft, according to the Associated Press. Officials say there are no survivors.
Two pilots and four other passengers were also on board, Mexico's
By By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military assumed responsibility Monday for protecting state institutions and maintaining security ahead of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum, as the country braced for another round of mass demonstrations by the supporters of the
By By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will quickly retaliate against U.S. officials after the U.S. Congress approved a bill imposing sanctions on Russian officials accused of human rights violations, the lower house's speaker said Monday.
The legislation passed last
By By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about corruption in a city government already beleaguered by criminal prosecutions
By By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Gravediggers work the old-fashioned way on the Tule River Indian Reservation, chipping away at the hard pan by hand with pickaxes and shoveling the dirt aside. They say it's a sign of respect not to use machinery, but never has
By By DON BABWINAssociated Press
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - Friends and family who had all but given up on seeing anyone brought to justice for the murder of a young Illinois girl more than 50 years ago said they were at peace Monday after a former police officer was sentenced to life in prison.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's economy is technically in recession after authorities said revised figures for the April-June quarter showed the economy shrank for two straight quarters.
The Cabinet Office said Monday that gross domestic product for the July-September quarter shrank 0.9 percent from the