A probation report says the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was listed as suicidal in jail records before his sentencing. But a spokesman for Dr. Conrad Murray says the physician remains resilient.
The report was released Tuesday after Murray was sentenced to four years behind bars. It states that jail records showed the 58-year-old doctor was classified as "mentally disturbed" and "suicidal."
The doctor was not interviewed by probation officers. Read More
The doctor convicted in the overdose death of Michael Jackson was sentenced to the maximum four years behind bars Tuesday by a judge who denounced him as a reckless physician whose actions were a "disgrace to the medical profession."
Dr. Conrad Murray sat stoically with his hands crossed as Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor repeatedly chastised him for what he called a "horrific violation of trust" while caring for Jackson. Read More
With Italy sinking rapidly into financial chaos, the eurozone's 17 finance ministers scrambled Tuesday to find enough money to give their rescue fund a veneer of credibility and the markets some reason to believe their embattled currency won't break up.
Italy's borrowing rates shot up above 7 percent, an unsustainable level in the long term and a shocking increase over rates just last month. Markets rose for the second day Tuesday on hopes that the enormous pressures on the ministers would produce some results. Read More
Voting is extended into a second day in Congo, following an Election Day that was marred by the late delivery of ballots.
In precincts where voting material had arrived on time, counting on Tuesday was underway.
Pockets of violence were reported throughout the country. Five people were killed in the southeastern town of Lubumbashi on Monday after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a truck carrying ballots and on a polling center. Read More
Polls have opened for a second day of voting in Egypt's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak's ouster.
The turnout on the first day was massive, despite security concerns and turmoil over a deadly spate of violence in the week before the balloting. It reflects the nation's determination to break away from the past after 10 months of frustration over how the military rulers who took over from Mubarak are handling the transition. Read More
The head of Egypt's election commission said turnout was "massive and unexpected" for the first elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, with millions participating peacefully in a spirit of hopefulness that surprised many after new protests broke out in the days leading up to the vote. Read More
Shaking off years of political apathy, Egyptians on Monday began voting in their nation's first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a giant step toward what many in the country hope will be a democratic Egypt after decades of dictatorship. Read More
The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start on Black Friday, with retail sales up 7 percent over last year, according to the most recent survey. Now stores just have to keep buyers coming back without the promise of door-buster savings. Read More
Traditional police work wouldn't have nabbed Dr. Lisa Barden for visiting 43 pharmacies to illegally obtain tens of thousands of pain pills to fuel her own addiction.
Nor would it have busted Dr. Nazar Al Bussam as the top distributor of controlled substances in California over a three-year period in a prescriptions-for-cash scheme. Read More
When lightning ignited a wildfire near Idaho's Sun Valley in 2007, environmental regulators used monitoring gear to gauge the health effects for those breathing in the Sawtooth Mountains' smoky, mile-high air. Read More