A wildcard in the two landmark gay marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week is that the justices could rule on the question of 'standing,' not the core issue of whether Prop. 8 and DOMA violate the rights of same-sex couples.
The lesbian cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts will attend this week's historic arguments on gay marriage as his guest. Some prominent politicians have changed their stand on gay marriage because of relatives, but for a justice, the impact is unknown.
Rare giraffe born Friday at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Connecticut, which breeds at-risk species, is doing fine. She's a Rothschild giraffe, native to East Africa. Only 670 are left in the wild.
Jerry Sandusky interview: NBC's "Today" show aired excerpts from an interview with former Penn State assistant coach. Jerry Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Colorado shooting suspect and prison gang member Evan Ebel had been in trouble since he was a teenager, in prison for eight years before his mandatory release on parole in January. His parents say they tried for years to help him. Family friend Gov. John Hickenlooper confirms this.