Sadie Gurman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 3:11pm
Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.
Adrian Sainz, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 2:42pm
Residents along a street where a police officer was gunned down said their block has been for years a quiet oasis amid the troubled neighborhood around them, where gunshots cut through the night and people are afraid to go outside after dark.
A former teacher and assistant football coach at a Louisville parochial high school who was charged with child exploitation involving a 13-year-old has been charged with additional counts, and authorities say the case now involves 16 minors.
Amy Forliti, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 3:21pm
A Minnesota man admitted Monday that he killed his 10-year-old son, saying he beat the boy in a fit of rage, then wrapped the child with duct tape and threw him in a river because he feared he'd get in trouble.
Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 3:21pm
A white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man panicked and didn't identify himself or give any commands before shooting 12 times at the agitated man seeking help in an unfamiliar neighborhood after a car crash, a prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89.
John Moritz, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 3:12pm
Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday.
Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 2:31pm
A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.
Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Posted Aug 3rd - 2:31pm
A Chinese citizen who lives in western Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she used phony passports to take English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women, including one now enrolled at Virginia Tech.