Jury selection continues in Simpson trial
LAS VEGAS - Defense lawyers in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery trial are fighting to seat a racially diverse panel that hasn't prejudged whether the former pro football star and his golfing buddy should go to prison.
Jury selection resumed Tuesday with three panelists dismissed. On Monday, 16 were excused for various reasons. No jurors had been seated.
Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass, prosecutors and defense lawyers used most of the first day of jury questioning Monday attempting to find panelists unaffected by Simpson's celebrity and his 1995 acquittal in the slaying of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles.
Woman pleads guilty to 1976 prison escape
DETROIT - A California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison more than 30 years ago and remade her life as a suburban mother pleaded guilty to escape Tuesday after a judge said he would give her probation.
Susan LeFevre, 53, was in court for a routine hearing on the escape charge. But that changed unexpectedly after the offer from Wayne County Circuit Judge Leonard Townsend, defense attorney William Swor said.
Iowa files child labor charges against plant
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa attorney general's office has filed child labor charges against the owner and managers of the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant, the site of one of the largest workplace immigration raids in U.S. history.
The complaint alleges more than 9,000 violations of Iowa's child labor law at the plant in Potsville. The attorney general's office says the violations occurred from Sept. 9, 2007, to May 12, 2008.
Bush keeping Iraq troop levels steady
WASHINGTON - President Bush announced Tuesday that he will keep the U.S. force strength in Iraq largely intact until the next president takes over, drawing rebukes from Democrats who want the war ended and a bigger boost of troops in troubled Afghanistan.
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who has advocated pulling all U.S. combat forces out of Iraq, said Bush's plan to bring 8,000 combat and support troops home by February 'comes up short.'