The selection of a jury for the long-awaited trial of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger may end up being most notable for how routine it appears despite the notoriety of the case and the outsized tales of the man at its center.
A Chinese-American businessman who was held in China for nearly five years after he became involved in a dispute with a competitor has been allowed to return to his Southern California home, his wife said Tuesday.
Another day of cooler, more humid air made it easier for thousands of firefighters building containment lines around a destructive wildfire north of Los Angeles, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for nearly 3,000 residents.
An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Democrat Frank Lautenberg's death, giving voters the quickest possible say on who will represent them in Washington but preserving Christie as the top attraction on November's ballot.
A judge accepted James Holmes' long-awaited plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday and ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation _ an examination that could be a decisive factor in whether the Colorado theater shooting suspect is convicted and sentenced to die.
Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for a second commercial truck believed to have been on the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River when a section of that bridge collapsed May 23, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.