After a round of 45-minute sessions in Washington Thursday with John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was scheduled to discuss "coordinated action" to shore up the global economy with President Bush.
For the second time since December, a judge declared a mistrial in the case of six men from Miami's impoverished Liberty City neighborhood accused of plotting attacks on Chicago's Sears Tower and FBI offices. During the first trial, one member of the so-called "Liberty City Seven" was acquitted. Both times, a hung jury and a lack of evidence that the men had taken concrete steps to carry out the plot led to deadlocks. Prosecutors will announce April 23 whether they will pursue another trial.
During a workplace raid carried out in five states Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 300 employees of Pilgrim's Pride Corp., the nation's largest chicken producer, on charges of identity theft and immigration violations. The Pittsburg, Texas-based company, which supplies KFC restaurants, worked with ICE agents ahead of the operation and said it has terminated all those in custody.