Third Florida mayor arrested: Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was secretly being paid $125 an hour as a consultant by a health care company seeking city and county approval for a sewer connection so it could build a clinic in Homestead, said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
Montana judge apologizes for his remarks but won't resign for giving a teacher who raped a 14-year old only 30 days in jail. The Montana judge also said the teen was "older than her chronological age."
George Zimmerman's wife pleaded guilty to lying in court last year. The Florida woman received probation for one year and 100 hours of community service. She's also required to write an apology to the judge to whom she lied during the course of her husband's highly publicized trial.
Gay marriage in New Mexico: County clerks in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Dona Ana county are now issuing same-sex marriage licenses, and on Tuesday, San Miguel, Valencia, and Taos counties said they would soon begin issuing licenses as well.
Victoria Duval, a 17-year-old qualifier who is ranked 296th, eliminated 11th-seeded 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Prior to today, Duval had never beaten a player ranked higher than 69th and never won a Grand Slam match.
US Open: Venus and Serena Williams were at the top of their games on Day 1 of the US Open. Venus Williams, now ranked 60th, beat 12th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 Monday. Serena Williams crushed 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.
Gay marriages are now legal in New Mexico's most populous county and the city of Albuquerque, a court ruled on Monday, adding to recent statewide and nationwide victories for gays and lesbians seeking the right to wed .