Denzel Washington to narrate PBS doc on ’63 March

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Denzel Washington will narrate a PBS documentary about the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. The network told the Television Critics Association on Monday that the actor had just completed taping his…

BP cites new fraud allegations in spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP said Monday that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from…

Colombian sentenced in cocaine smuggling plot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Colombian narcotics trafficker aligned with paramilitary groups in that country has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to import large quantities of cocaine into the U.S. Christian Fernando Borda received the…

Convicted mass murderer executed in Florida

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of murdering eight people in Miami-Dade County in the late 1970s was executed Monday night at the Florida State Prison, despite his lawyers’ pleas that he was too mentally ill to…

Calif couple charged in Qatar for daughter’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A married couple from Los Angeles has been jailed in the Middle East on a charge of starving their 8-year-old daughter to death, according to a nonprofit legal group that has taken their case…

Head of Rio de Janeiro police fired after amnesty

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of Brazilian military police in Rio de Janeiro has been forced from his job. The announcement comes after word that the commander had decreed an amnesty for police officers who committed…

BP cites new fraud allegations in spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP said Monday that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from…

Institute: Brazil has more homicides than thought

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian government institute says the nation has many more homicides than officially reported. The government-run Economic Research Institute says in a Monday report that its analysis of a national database of death certificates…

Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of “old media”: the newspaper. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos struck a deal Monday to buy The…

Key dates in the history of The Washington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates in the history of The Washington Post: — 1877: The newspaper is founded by Democrat Stilton Hutchins and published its first edition on Dec. 6, with an initial circulation of 10,000. — 1889:…

Weymouth memo to readers on Washington Post sale

Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post. Here’s a memo sent Monday to readers from Katharine Weymouth, publisher and CEO of The Washington Post. A separate memo to staff was attached to this memo. “Dear…