Two brothers who are accused of owning a bogus pharmacy in West Los Angeles are in custody on suspicion of using their store to distribute prescription drugs to the black market, Department of Justice officials said.
Arizona's controversial lawman, Joe Arpaio, took the witness stand on Friday during his civil contempt hearing and denied that his office used a confidential informant to investigate the judge presiding over his racial profiling case. During questioning, Arpaio said the probe had stemmed from the informant’s allegations that the federal government had cracked into about 150,000 local bank accounts. "I wanted to get to the bottom of this massive infiltration," Arpaio said during the hearing in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — At a time when life could be harsh in the American Southwest, outhouses served more than one important role. They provided structure, protected water resources and created important social norms, a New Mexico professor says.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church could name as many as three new high-ranking leaders at a Utah conference this weekend, and scholars predict that for the first time ever, at least one could be from outside North America and Europe.