Conrad Murray, doctor of the late Michael Jackson, will stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter this month, a judge ruled Tuesday. The case could offer insight on legal gray areas.
At Tucson memorial service Wednesday, Obama shoulders the duty of trying help a shaken nation heal. After the apparent targeting of a US congresswoman, what will he say? What should he say?
The celebrated rise of Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, hits a stumbling block, and he may be heading to rehab. His story illustrates the many hazards that can lead to homelessness.
The suggestion that the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Saturday might have been influenced by political 'vitriol' seems less likely as more becomes known about suspect Jared Loughner.
No other state has successfully raised income taxes to balance its 2011 budget. The Illinois tax increase would push the personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent.
Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 14 in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. The apparent target of the attack was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), which led Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to assert that unbalanced people are 'especially susceptible to vitriol' in our political discourse. Politics may be nasty, but Jared Lee Loughner's ideas don't seem to line up with any one group or line of thinking. Indeed, they are more often characterized as simply strange. Here’s a look at five ideas believed to come from Loughner, in his words and those of the people who know him.
Sarah Palin, former GOP vice-presidential candidate, charged journalists and pundits with 'blood libel' for linking political rhetoric with the shooting of US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others.
Local utilities and states push to add car charging stations in anticipation of more E-cars hitting the road.
Arizona memorial service: President Obama heads to the shooting site as a healer and unifier.
Snowfall totals from the winter storm are expected to be 2 feet and higher in parts of New England. New York City got 9 inches of the white stuff. Transportation havoc ensues, especially at airports.
F. Lee Bailey worked on behalf of O.J. Simpson during his 1995 murder trial for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Evidence of Simpson's innocence was held back during that trial, according to F. Lee Bailey.
Nikki Haley being sworn-in as SC governor means several firsts for South Carolina. But for the Nikki Haley inaugural organizers, Mother Nature has added her own, unexpected twist.
Elena Kagan has been hearing cases since October, but this is the first time she has written an opinion while on the Supreme Court.
Funeral protest plans by Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, have been met with defiance in Arizona. Tuscon residents say they'll block the protesters from getting to the mourners of Saturday's mass shooting. The state legislature has also passed a law to help.
Columnist George Will writes that former DNC Chair Howard Dean is guilty of 'McCarthyism on the left' for comments made at a Monitor breakfast. But further quotes provide context for Dean's assertion that the tea party is the 'the last gasp of the generation that has trouble with diversity.'
One gun-control measure would limit the number of rounds in a clip to 10. The suspect in the Gabrielle Giffords shooting allegedly had a 30-round clip, allowing him more shots before reloading. Another bill would ban guns within 1,000 feet of some government officials.
The ruling would allow the New York City school district to release teacher data, which factor in students' test scores. If the release goes forward, it will be the largest such case in the US.
Stricter deep-water drilling regulations mean Gulf Coast waters are likely to yield less oil this year. Energy firms may shift attention abroad.
President Obama's commission to investigate the Gulf oil spill suggested wide-reaching reforms to avoid another disaster, including new oversight of the offshore-drilling industry.
Signs of warming relations between the White House and business community continued Tuesday as Thomas Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, applauded recent moves.