By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana businessman linked to a corruption probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to conspiring to bribe a former city official.
The ex-official served as an
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The African Union special envoy on the Lord's Resistance Army says new regional military force dedicated to destroying the notorious Joseph Kony-led armed group is nearly operational.
Francisco Madeira said Tuesday at a U.N. news
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A suburban mother charged with moonlighting as a big-city madam was released from jail on bond Tuesday night, after four months behind bars in a case laced with claims of prominent clients and law-enforcement protectors
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat and Republican said Tuesday that they've reached a deal that would prevent interest rates on college loans from doubling beginning this weekend for millions of students. But House Speaker John
By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press
ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - While Debby has weakened to a tropical depression as it makes its way across northern Florida, forecasters are warning that coastal areas that have been drenched in recent days remain at a high risk of flooding
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Attorneys for three people who say they were abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge not to allow the charity he founded to transfer millions of dollars to a Texas organization.
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A five-year offshore leasing plan to be announced later this week will include targeted Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday.
Future Arctic lease sales
By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSONAssociated Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia reinstated its popular president Tuesday less than three weeks after ousting her in a secretive move that infuriated students and faculty, had the governor threatening to fire the entire
By RALPH D. RUSSOAP College Football Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Playoffs and tournaments long have determined champions of every college sport from baseball to bowling.
The exception was major college football.
That ended Tuesday. Come 2014, the
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel moved ahead Tuesday on legislation that would impose tough sanctions on Russian human rights violators, a bill certain to be linked to congressional efforts to lift Cold War-era restrictions on trade with Russia