LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight current and former officials accused of looting a blue-collar Los Angeles suburb are expected to enter pleas today. They're charged with multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, totaling in the millions of dollars. Defendants include the mayor, vice mayor, former city manager, former assistant city manager and four council members.
TOKYO (AP) - U.S.-based owners of some Toyotas will be getting notices next month to bring their vehicles in for repair as part of yet another recall. Toyota says it's recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems. The U.S. recall involves about 740,000 cars.
SEATTLE (AP) - President Barack Obama is not up for reelection next month but it's clear his agenda is as he stumps cross-country for congressional Democrats who could be voted out by angry voters. Obama is in Washington state in the midst of his longest campaign swing as president. It began in Oregon and eventually heads to California, Nevada and Minnesota.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A drunken driving suspect accused of fleeing San Antonio police and killing four people in a crash in August has been charged with four counts of murder. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Valerie Andrews slammed her car into another car, killing four members of a family, including an infant.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old Texas National Guard soldier was one of two men killed on a street in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. A Mexican official says relatives identified the soldier who was shot yesterday as
Jose Gil Hernandez of El Paso.
BAGHDAD (AP) - The military says a 32-year-old Houston soldier has been charged with murdering two fellow troops and injuring a third person in Iraq last month. Specialist Neftaly Platero is accused of shooting the three during what a military spokesman described as a verbal altercation.