NYPD divers find body in plane wreckage

HOBOKEN, N.J. - New York City police say they've found a man's body in the wreckage of a plane in the Hudson River.

Police said divers can't dislodge the body from the wreckage, which is buried in about 60 feet of water in the river between New York and New Jersey.

The Army Corps of Engineers is being consulted about trying to pull the aircraft to the surface.

Nine people, including a Pennsylvania family and five Italian tourists, were killed in Saturday's collision of the plane and a sightseeing helicpoter. Seven bodies have been recovered.

California faces outcome of prison riot

CHINO, Calif. - A state prison remained locked down Monday and more than 1,000 prisoners were being moved after a weekend riot that burned a wooden dormitory and left 175 inmates injured.

Saturday's fight at the California Institution for Men in Chino left 55 prisoners seriously injured but only 30 remained hospitalized Monday with non-life threatening injuries, state prisons spokeswoman Terry Thornton said.

Thornton said more than 1,000 inmates are being temporarily moved to other facilities because of damage to some dormitories, most of them to a vacant youth detention center.

47 passengers spend 6 hours in grounded plane

MINNEAPOLIS - Forty-seven passengers were forced to sit in a cramped, smelly plane on an airport tarmac for six hours after their flight was diverted because of bad weather.

The Friday night Continental Express flight from Houston to Minneapolis was scheduled to take just 21/2 hours, but the plane was diverted to the Rochester, Minn. airport because of stormy weather and landed around midnight.

Instead of allowing passengers to disembark and spend the night in the secure section of the terminal, however, the airline decided to keep the passengers on board the aircraft, airport officials said Monday.

'It's not like you're on a (Boeing) 747 and you can walk around,' Link Christin, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law, told the Star Tribune newspaper. 'This was a sardine can, with a single row of seats on one side of the plane and two rows of seats on the other. And they've got about 50 people inside, including babies, for the whole night. It was a nightmare.'

Jury begins deliberation in rapper's trial

GRETNA, La. - Lawyers for rapper Corey 'C-Murder' Miller said in closing arguments Monday that testimony by two prosecution witnesses wasn't strong enough to overcome the lack of physical evidence linking the entertainer to the slaying of a teenage fan.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, painted Miller as a thug who shot the 16-year-old who regarded him as a hero during a brawl in a Harvey, La., nightclub in 2002.

Once the arguments had wrapped up, jurors began deliberating on whether Miller is guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Steve Thomas, but soon indicated they were having trouble reaching a consensus. At least 10 the 12 jurors must agree on a verdict.

Seventh NC terror suspect to remain in custody

RALEIGH, N.C. - A seventh suspect from North Carolina who is accused of plotting terrorism overseas is being held until trial after a judge said he was a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Anes Subasic had his detention hearing Monday afternoon. The 33-year-old appeared last week with six other suspects but was dismissed from the courtroom after his attorney requested to be removed from the case. Subasic also had asked for a new Serbo-Croatian interpreter.

Teen pleads not guilty in rape case

PHOENIX - A Liberian teenager charged as an adult in the alleged gang rape of an 8-year-old girl in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Monday, as details of the boy's former life in an Ivory Coast refugee camp emerged.

Yarsiah Sirleaf, who is now a neighbor of the teen in Phoenix and used to teach him Sunday school, told The Associated Press that the boy lived in the camp for about a decade and went through a daily struggle to eat.

'Life for children in refugee camps, like adults, was a little bit deplorable,' Sirleaf said. 'Kids in refugee camps have to go out looking for food, and sometimes they have to go out to try to work. Everything is a struggle.'