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.
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to "those damn Catholics" at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.
Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represent them in Washington but preserves Christie as the top attraction on November's ballot.
The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services said she won't intervene in an "incredibly agonizing" transplant decision about a dying Pennsylvania girl, noting that three other children in the same hospital are just as sick.
Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.
Officers with a finger on the trigger of the Air Force's most powerful nuclear missiles are complaining of a wide array of morale-sapping pressures, according to internal emails obtained by The Associated Press.
A bond hearing for the suspect in a recent Hephzibah triple homicide has been postponed until a mental evaluation can be conducted.
Attorneys for the public defender’s office presented a motion on behalf of 26-year-old Ryan David Jones requesting the evaluation, stating that evidence exists to suggest Jones could be suffering from a mental illness.
On behalf of the state, District Attorney Natalie Paine consented to the motion and Judge Sheryl B. Jolly signed the order Tuesday, Paine said.
A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones.
A group of around 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were ejected from an AirTran flight after the pilot and crew lost patience with kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their phones.