MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a Washington man imprisoned nearly a year-and-a-half in North Korea says it's alarmed and saddened the country has canceled a second invitation for a U.S. envoy to talk about his release.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday summed up their case for convicting former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin of corruption during his two terms as mayor — a period that included the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first snow day of this brutal winter left teacher Christopher Crabtree almost as tickled as it did his three children, but delight is giving way to dread as school cancellations pile up — a whopping 16 days off so far in his southern Ohio district, with more snow in the forecast.
Detroit will file a plan to adjust its debt with the Bankruptcy Court next week, an attorney representing the city told the judge overseeing the case on Monday. Bruce Bennett, an attorney with law firm Jones Day, told Judge Steven Rhodes that Detroit's filing target of Friday was too tight and needed to be extended. A copy of the confidential proposal obtained by Reuters indicated that Detroit's two pension funds, its largest unsecured creditors, would fare better than owners of city bonds that are also considered unsecured debt. The proposal, which was crafted by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his team of consultants based on discussions with creditors, also excluded interest-rate swap agreements from the settlement plan after Rhodes twice rejected agreements between the city and swap providers to end them at a discounted cost.