By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The brother of Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy and falsifying records, admitting his role in the multibillion-dollar fraud that destroyed the savings of thousands of investors,
By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-thirds of House Democrats on Wednesday wrote to the White House's top trade official complaining they are being left out of the loop as the Obama administration negotiates the most consequential trade deal in decades, the
NEW YORK (AP) - A Utah banker has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role in an Internet poker prosecution that shut down the U.S. operations of three card-dealing companies.
John Campos was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan. The former St. George,
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The priest accused of molesting children has "pleaded the fifth." The judge has stricken his testimony and denials of abuse from the trial record. Three of the priest's alleged victims are no longer allowed to testify. And
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's only abortion clinic sued Wednesday to stop a law that it says will effectively ban abortion in the state and endanger women's health by limiting access to the procedure.
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket people found with small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting them, saying aldermen had to do something to keep officers on the street where
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - About 1,000 pieces of mail stolen from hundreds of people in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho have been recovered in Spokane. Police had been investigating the thefts since a woman reported seeing a car with two men and two women stealing from mailboxes
By FREDERIC J. FROMMER and JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A juror in the Roger Clemens perjury trial said Wednesday that he and his fellow jurors didn't find the key prosecution witness in the case credible.
The witness, Clemens'
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Racial slurs preceded a deadly encounter at a Waikiki McDonald's, leaving a U.S. Department of State agent charged with murdering a Hawaii man, the agent's attorney claims in a request to move the case to federal