Ex-LA sheriff pleads guilty to lying during corruption probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Senate bill aims to derail NKorea's nuclear weapons program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.

  • Written by JEFF AMY, Associated Press

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

  • Written by AYSE WIETING, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press