Convictions tossed for 4 LA-area city officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California appeals court has thrown out the convictions of four officials from the small city of Irwindale who were found guilty of spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on baseball games and Broadway…
NFL Draft

Chiefs take OT Fisher of Central Michigan

NEW YORK (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have taken offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night. Fisher became the first……

Feds: Adviser tried to defraud NBA players union

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of an investment firm that handled the National Basketball Players Association’s investments and finances has been charged with fraud. Federal prosecutors in New York unveiled a three-count complaint Thursday against Ohio-based Prim…

‘The Rocket,’ ‘Kill Team’ take top Tribeca honors

NEW YORK (AP) — The Laos adventure “The Rocket” and the Afghanistan War documentary “The Kill Team” have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. In an awards ceremony Thursday evening in New York, festival jurors selected…

Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty. Assemblyman Bob…

Judge: Limiting inmates’ mail unconstitutional

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon federal judge has ruled the practice of limiting inmates’ mail to only postcards is unconstitutional. The ruling from U.S. District Court judge Michael Simon throws into question the constitutionality of the practice…

Chile hunts sect members accused of burning baby

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect believed that the end of the world was near and that the…

Don Omar is top winner at Billboard Latin awards

MIAMI (AP) — The stars of Latin music are taking the stage in Miami for the annual Billboard awards honoring Spanish-language songs and performers. Up for the top prize of artist of the year are Don Omar, Prince…