Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces federal charges he used city government to operate a widespread criminal enterprise. The government's case hinges on wiretaps, the racy text messages and testimony from some of Kilpatrick's childhood friends who worked in his administration.
The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single day in American history, and the partial victory by Union troops led Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle that left 23,000 men killed or wounded on both sides.
President Obama campaigns this week in Ohio, Florida and Virginia — three key states where a new poll shows him leading Republican rival Mitt Romney. An important question this election season is: Which candidate will do a better of job of getting his supporters to the polls in November?
Russ Wasendorf Sr., the founder of an Iowa brokerage firm, is expected to plead guilty to embezzlement charges Monday. Wasendorf, of Peregrine Financial Group, has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors admitting to bilking 24,000 investors out of at least $100 million.
Roughly 350,000 students will be out of school until at least Wednesday. That's even after both sides agreed on a framework for a deal to end the strike. Union delegates say they need more time to talk over a deal with their fellow teachers.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in Los Angeles, where he'll do an interview with the Spanish-speaking U.S. network Telemundo. He'll also speak to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual convention. Later this week, he'll be in Miami for a forum on the U.S. Spanish-language network Univision.
Average prices for regular gasoline in the U.S. have risen about 50 cents a gallon since July. But as the summer driving season ends and demand declines, prices likely will begin to fall. By November, the national average is expected to be around $3.50 a gallon.
Earlier this summer, Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court upheld the state's polarizing voter identification law. With Election Day nearing, the state's Supreme Court is considering a challenge to that decision. But voting rights activists are taking no chances, and are now trying to put a million photo ID cards in the hands of residents.
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