By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A New Orleans judge on Wednesday sentenced real estate scion Robert Durst to seven years in prison for a federal gun crime and agreed to recommend that he serve his time in a California prison. Durst, 73, faces a murder charge in California for a friend's 2000 death. Lawyers for Durst, who pleaded guilty to the gun charge in New Orleans in February, have said he did not kill writer Susan Berman.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For those who could stand the smell, and stifle their gags, it was something to behold — the sad but riveting sight of a 40-foot whale lying dead on its side on a Southern California beach known for its surfing.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' earnings rose 30 percent last year on a large tax gain and cost cutting. Those helped offset a revenue decline stemming from the financial woes at newspapers and other media.