On Monday, James Holmes went on trial for killing 11 people and injuring 70. It may be the first time a Colorado jury has ever had to weigh the insanity defense in a death penalty case, say legal experts.
Two Maryland parents' decision to allow their 10- and 6-year-old children to walk to the park without an adult has reignited a national debate over how much supervision children must – or should – have.
Many sexual assault activists worry that fallout from the Rolling Stone story will put a chill on the coverage of sex crimes. But transparency and thoroughness in reporting can lead to better outcomes, media experts and others say.
Clinton says she had a thorough review done of e-mails and erred 'on the side of providing anything that could be viewed as work-related' to the State Department. But that statement – essentially telling Americans to trust her – may be hard for critics to swallow.
Plenty of people on social media have stepped forward to say that, as ugly as the chant by fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma is, it's hardly surprising and that they know of similar events.
Answer: It's not aptitude. A new international study finds that poor performance stems from students' attitudes toward learning, behavior in school, use of leisure time, and confidence in their own abilities.
Unlike the other states where marijuana legalization has taken effect, Alaska is a solid Republican state – a sign that different constituencies are supporting such measures. Alaska is also known for a strong libertarian streak.
Polls suggest a majority of Americans support legal pot, and as many as five states could legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. What might the trend mean for America? Washington State and Colorado are beginning to offer clues.
The effort to replace No Child Left Behind has become a battle over testing and accountability between groups who see the issue through two very different lenses. But the outlines of a potential solution are becoming clearer.
The Grammys, punctuated by a video statement from President Obama and a powerful spoken-word performance by Brooke Axtell, signals how dramatically perceptions around domestic and sexual abuse have shifted in the past year.
Eula Biss's new book, 'On Immunity,' addresses both sides of the vaccination debate, which has reached new heights during the latest measles outbreak, compassionately. There's room for more understanding and less fear, she says.
It's a question that's being asked with increased intensity and often hostility in the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland. Parents who decide not to vaccinate their children are often well educated and cite complex reasons.