Allies of Mexican President Felipe Calderon did better than polls had forecast in gubernatorial elections yesterday, halting the main opposition party’s momentum before presidential elections are held in 2012.
The downtown in Leesburg, Virginia, offers a portrait of attachment to the past. Federal-style buildings line the streets, and the courthouse square features both a plaque commemorating a reading in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence and a statue honoring Confederate soldiers.
As Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor during the 1990s, Mary Jo White could have sought the corporate equivalent of the death penalty: indicting Prudential Securities Inc. for fraudulently marketing $8 billion in ruinous energy partnerships to small investors.
The former superintendents of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy were sued for alleged constitutional violations by two former female students who claim they were raped by classmates.