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Mistrial declared in Bell, Calif., case

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles judge presiding over the Bell, Calif., corruption trial declared a mistrial, saying "all hell has broken loose" with the divided jury.

Five of so-called Bell Six convicted

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- A jury Wednesday found five of the so-called Bell Six -- former Bell, Calif., City Council members accused of corruption -- guilty on multiple counts.

Some charges dropped in Calif. pay scandal

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge Tuesday dismissed felony charges against a former Bell, Calif., mayor and a city council member for taking cash loans from Robert Rizzo.

Bell officials ordered to stand trial

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Four former Bell, Calif., officials were ordered Thursday to stand trial for receiving paychecks a judge called illegal.

Corruption charges may affect city budget

BELL, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Council members in Bell, Calif., a city on the brink of insolvency, may not be able to vote on budget cuts because a judge ordered three members to stay away.

Scandal costs driving city to insolvency

BELL, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The scandal-plagued city of Bell, Calif., is in desperate financial straits aggravated by legal bills, its manager says.

Trio wants city to pay their legal bills

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- In Bell, Calif., three current and former city council members charged with corruption say they want the city to pay some of their legal bills.

Mayor sorry for high pay, to work for free

BELL, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- The mayor of Bell, Calif., Monday apologized to residents for the salaries city officials are paid and said he will accept no pay for the remainder of his term.

Petzschner, Beck win Hamburg openers

HAMBURG, Germany, July 20 (UPI) -- Germans Philipp Petzschner and Andreas Beck were among Monday's winners in the opening round of the men's Hamburg Open.
Ferrer among second-round Ordina winners

Ferrer among second-round Ordina winners

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 17 (UPI) -- Defending champion David Ferrer used a strong service game Wednesday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the Ordina Open in the Netherlands.

Meth lab found on mayor's property

BELL, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Investigators found a methamphetamine "super lab" during a raid Saturday on a property owned by the mayor of a Los Angeles suburb.
Youzhny lone seed left in Austrian Open

Youzhny lone seed left in Austrian Open

KITZBUHEL, Austria, May 21 (UPI) -- No. 7 Mikhail Youzhny is the only seeded player remaining in the Austrian Open after he upset second-seeded Jurgen Melzer in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Acasuso moves into Buenos Aires quarters

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jose Acasuso, seeking his first tournament triumph of the year after two close calls, easily advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Copa Telmex.

Acasuso cruises to Dutch Open quarters

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Jose Acasuso was one of four straight-set winners Thursday in second-round play at the Dutch Open in the Netherlands.
Robredo makes Warsaw Open semifinals

Robredo makes Warsaw Open semifinals

WARSAW, Poland, June 13 (UPI) -- Defending champion Tommy Robredo survived a three-set match Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the $670,000 Warsaw Open tennis tournament.
Robredo through to Warsaw quarterfinals

Robredo through to Warsaw quarterfinals

WARSAW, Poland, June 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion Tommy Robredo advanced Thursday to the quarterfinals of the $670,000 Warsaw Open tennis tournament.
Robredo moves to Warsaw Open second round

Robredo moves to Warsaw Open second round

WARSAW, Poland, June 10 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tommy Robredo opened defense of his ATP Polish stop championship with a straight-set win Tuesday at the $670,000 Warsaw Open.
Nadal still perfect at French Open

Nadal still perfect at French Open

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal remained perfect at the French Open, taking a straight-set win in first-round play Wednesday at the Grand Slam event.
Federer advances to second round in Paris

Federer advances to second round in Paris

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Swiss star Roger Federer breezed to a straight-set victory Monday at the French Open, but rain postponed the matches of some other top-contenders.

Tsonga reaches semis in Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, May 22 (UPI) -- Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the semifinals Thursday at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Morocco.
Monfils ousted in Casablanca tournament

Monfils ousted in Casablanca tournament

CASABLANCA, Morocco, May 21 (UPI) -- Oscar Hernandez ousted second-seeded Gael Monfils in second-round play Wednesday at the $575,000 Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.
Canas advances on Barcelona's clay court

Canas advances on Barcelona's clay court

BARCELONA, Spain, April 28 (UPI) -- Guillermo Canas, the 2007 tournament runner-up, collected an easy first-round victory Monday at the $1.29 million Open Sabadell Atlantico tournament in Spain.

Blake, Granollers-Pujol in Houston final

HOUSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded American James Blake and Spaniard Marcel Granollers-Pujol moved Saturday to the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

Blake earns U.S. Clay Court semi berth

HOUSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed James Blake reached the semifinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Agustin Calleri.

Blake reaches quarters in U.S. Clay Court

HOUSTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded James Blake coasted into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships Thursday by downing Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-2.
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