July 21, 2012 Vigils are planned this weekend to remember the 12 people who died and to support the dozens injured after a shooting spree in an Aurora movie theater Friday. One local surgeon said the emergency department looked like a war zone: "We weren't sure if there was a bomb blast, initially."
July 20, 2012 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is an Indian-American with a compelling life story. At 41, he's already had a successful political career. He could also add some buzz to the GOP ticket. But his 2009 moment in the spotlight has some Republicans worrying whether he's ready to be vice president.
July 11, 2012 Faced with a nearly $17 million budget hole, the mayor cut all city workers' pay to minimum wage. Now the city's being sued. Workers say they weren't given a fair hearing and are owed overtime.
July 10, 2012 Amid a budget dispute, the mayor slashed pay for city employees, and has so far ignored a court order to restore it.
June 23, 2012 Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, once the heir apparent to legendary football coach Joe Paterno, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. After the verdicts were read Friday night, his attorney told reporters why Sandusky didn't testify on his own behalf.
June 4, 2012 A five-year, $10 billion expansion in Port Arthur, Texas, has created the largest refinery in the country. But because the U.S. has become a net exporter of gasoline and the facility will contribute to that trend, analysts say the project won't have a big impact on national fuel prices.