By JOANN LOVIGLIOAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 13-year FBI probe and subsequent racketeering indictment against seven reputed Philadelphia mobsters was built on unreliable testimony and weak evidence about trivial crimes because investigators came up empty-handed, defense attorneys said
By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Riccardo Muti, the master conductor, is sounding an ominous note, and it isn't rising from the orchestra pit.
The former longtime maestro at Milan's La Scala opera house is worried that the stubborn financial crisis in much of the
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Locked in a razor-thin battle for re-election, President Barack Obama is adapting a classic Republican tune: American exceptionalism.
"Now is the time to show the kind of generosity that makes America the greatest nation on Earth," Obama said during a visit to the
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY and STEVE SZKOTAKAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Brown has logged more than 1,400 hours of community service for the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna, basically completing his sentence. The Associated Press has learned one-third of those hours were