Oil companies are prosecuted when a bird drowns in a waste pit. But the Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company for similar protected bird deaths. An estimated 573,000 birds are killed by US wind farms each year.
Lawyers for accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes said he is mentally ill, justifying a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge said he would decide this month whether to accept the plea change.
Cat doors usually lead to the front porch, but this Colorado couple's goes out their second-floor unit's window to a wooden plank catwalk. The homeowner's association, however, is forcing the couple to take it down.