Acapulco tourists stranded; Mexico death toll 47

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — The death toll rose to 47 Tuesday from the unusual one-two punch of a tropical storm and a hurricane hitting Mexico at nearly the same time. Authorities scrambled to get help into, and stranded…

Ex-staffer sues Insane Clown Posse, cites abuse

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — An ex-publicist and lawyer for the rap duo Insane Clown Posse has sued them and their recording company, saying she was sexually harassed and asked to perform illegal acts. The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1f3dcM3 )…

Danica Patrick to co-host country awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Danica Patrick is crossing back over into entertainment. The NASCAR star is joining country singer Trace Adkins as co-host of the American Country Awards on Dec. 10. Patrick will have an experienced hand to…

Conn. man gets 27 months for priest’s meth sales

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who helped a priest sell methamphetamine was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 27 months in prison. The defense attorney for Kenneth DeVries had sought a reduced sentence of time he’s already…

LA man charged in machete attack on ex-wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged with slashing his ex-wife and a former music industry executive with a machete and knife while holding them hostage for more than five hours. City News Service…

AP source: GOP leaders revise strategy on funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary government funding bill to block implementation of President Barack…

Austria: Charred body of suspected killer found

MELK, Austria (AP) — Police searching a farm for a gunman who killed four people in central Austria say they have found the charred body of what they believe was the suspect. Regional police spokesman Roland Scherscher says…

Arizona fugitive’s girlfriend details slayings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Defense attorneys say it was Casslyn Welch who made the decision to target an Oklahoma couple for their pickup truck and travel trailer as she and two escaped Arizona inmates were on the run.…

Investigators focusing on bus driver in Ohio crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are zeroing in on the driver of a Greyhound bus that ran off an interstate and flipped over in southwest Ohio as they try to determine what led to the accident. State Highway…

Video shows part of fight in Facebook killing

MIAMI (AP) — A home surveillance video shows a man accused of killing his wife and then posting a picture of her bloody body on Facebook walk away from a confrontation and then return moments later to fire…

Energy Department to sell Fisker loan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department says it is selling a $192 million loan made to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. The sale, to be held next month, is the latest setback for a half-billion-dollar loan…

Jury recommends death for convicted killer Naso

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday recommended the death sentence for convicted serial killer Joseph Naso, a 79-year-old former photographer convicted of the decades-old murders of four Northern California women. The panel deliberated for about…

Billionaire Broad says his LA museum will be free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad said Tuesday he’s hit on a failsafe way to expose the most people possible to his collection of priceless contemporary art: He’s going to let everybody in for free to…