August 21, 2013 The military trial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan has been fraught with drama. Closing arguments are expected shortly. He is accused of killing 13 people during a 2009 shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas.
August 21, 2013 The 25-year-old former Army intelligence analyst was responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history. In 2010, he gave WikiLeaks more than 700,000 documents. A judge handed down his sentence Wednesday. The maximum punishment possible was 90 years in prison.
August 20, 2013 The news surrounding the Texas senator's place of birth has rekindled a familiar constitutional debate over who is eligible to run for president.
August 20, 2013 State regulators are putting the finishing touches on rules for the new state-sanctioned recreational marijuana market. The man hired to help shape those rules says that for state-licensed pot stores to succeed, police have to toughen up on the black market.
August 20, 2013 The website Groklaw, which for 10 years demystified complex issues involving technology and the law, is shutting down. Editor Pamela Jones writes that she can't run the site without email, and that since emails' privacy can't be guaranteed, she can no longer do the site's work.
August 20, 2013 The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.
August 19, 2013 Protesting prison conditions, some inmates have refused all food for about seven weeks. The state wants to force-feed some inmates with do-not-resuscitate orders.
August 19, 2013 Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.