WASHINGTON — A $14 billion rescue package for the imperiled auto
industry sped to approval in the U.S. House Wednesday night, but
the emergency bailout was still in jeopardy from Republicans
setting out roadblocks in the Senate.
A defense lawyer on Thursday urged a federal magistrate in
Tucson to throw out corruption charges against retiring U.S. Rep.
Rick Renzi of Arizona, contending the government repeatedly
violated his constitutional protections.
The legal staff for the U.S. House of Representatives has
challenged the constitutionality of the U.S. Justice Department's
prosecution of retiring Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., effectively
aligning with his defense.
SHERMAN, Texas — A Sherman businessman was sentenced Tuesday to
three years in prison for submitting a false statement to a
federally insured bank, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a