CHICAGO -- A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining 23 counts.
Rod Blagojevich showed no emotion as the verdict was read, neither smiling nor grimacing.
Prosecutors said immediately that they intend to retry the case against Blagojevich and his co-defendant brother, Robert Blagojevich, as soon as possible. The charges had included the accusation that they had tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.
Judge James B. Zagel set a hearing for Aug. 26 to decide manner and timing of their retrial.
The verdict came on the 14th day of deliberations. The count on which Blagojevich was found guilty included accusations that he lied to federal agents when he said he did not track campaign contributions and kept a ''firewall'' between political campaigns and government work. It carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Gov. wants to talk to mosque heads
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson, who last week suggested that a proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero might want to consider a different location, will meet soon with the developers, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Paterson's office declined to say what the meeting would be about, but Rep. Peter King told The Associated Press that the governor wants to discuss possible alternate locations for the Park51 Islamic cultural center and mosque. King said he spoke with the governor Tuesday.
Man dies after firing at police station
McKINNEY, Texas -- A man drove a pickup truck loaded with ammunition into a suburban Dallas police station's parking lot on Tuesday, set the truck on fire and exchanged gunfire with police, officials said. The gunman was the only casualty and died at the scene.
McKinney Deputy Police Chief Scott Brewer said the man was shouting as the truck became engulfed in flames and the ammunition inside began exploding. The still-unidentified gunman then began shooting toward the police station and there was a ''brief exchange of gunfire,'' Brewer said.
Miss. lesbian sues over tux photo
JACKSON, Miss. -- Another teenage lesbian is suing a Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning females from wearing tuxedos in yearbook portraits.
Ceara Sturgis' dispute with the Copiah County School District started in 2009, before another lesbian student in another Mississippi school district fought to wear a tuxedo to prom and bring a same-sex date.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday for Sturgis, contending the Copiah schools discriminated against her on the basis of sex and gender stereotypes. Her photo and name were left out of the senior section of the yearbook.
Beer theft suspect hits reporters with insecticide
ENFIELD, Conn. -- A video shows two Connecticut journalists outside court being sprayed with insecticide by a man accused of accepting stolen beer from the gunman in a deadly shooting.
Sean Quail is seen spraying a reporter and cameraman from Fox affiliate WTIC-TV on Tuesday outside Enfield Superior Court, where Quail's wife appeared in the same theft case.
SC mom charged with killing kids
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers to be free of them and then faking the accident.
Shaquan Duley, 29, told investigators she was distraught about money troubles and unemployment, said Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams. He said Duley told them she killed the boys -- 2-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja'van T. Duley -- with her hands after arguing with her own mother about how she was raising the children.
Mom arrested after baby and bong pic
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- A central Florida mom who thought it would be funny to post a picture of her baby with a bong on her Facebook page has been arrested.
Nineteen-year-old Rachel Stieringer was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A Texas resident called Florida's abuse hot line after seeing the picture online of the baby posing with his face in the bong.