Missouri execution: The Supreme Court rejected an 11th-hour appeal to block the execution of Herbert Smulls, a Missouri death row inmate. Wednesday night, state officials administered a lethal dose of the drug pentobarbital.
A Texas judge has ordered hospital authorities to remove life-support devices from Marlise Muñoz, a pregnant woman who has been declared 'brain-dead.' It's an important test of laws written to protect unborn children.
Chris Christie's successor as US Attorney for the District of New Jersey has expanded the probe of Bridge-gate, issuing subpoenas to his reelection campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says his office will not defend the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage in court, following similar moves by two other states and the Obama administration.
Two young women – teenager Jahi McMath in California and mother Marlise Munoz in Texas – have both been deemed brain-dead, a final state according to statutes. But both cases have spawned legal fights.
Police in Roswell, N.M., are investigating reports that the alleged 12-year-old shooter at Berrendo Middle School may have told some students to stay away. Experts say this could be a typical bid for social status.