A man opened fire Wednesday outside a Texas courthouse where he was on trial in a family dispute, killing an elderly woman and wounding three other people, including a daughter he ran over with a pickup truck as he tried to escape, authorities said.
Federal appeals judges in New York appear supportive of a judge's decision to quadruple the prison sentence of a lawyer convicted of aiding a terrorist organization after she said she could serve the time "standing on my head."
A plan that would legalize marijuana for recreational use will be on Colorado ballots this fall.
The superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the federal government, becoming the highest-ranking Massey Energy employee to face criminal prosecution so far over the deadly blast.
The new owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men were killed in an explosion agreed Tuesday to pay a record $210 million in penalties over what the government called an "entirely preventable" tragedy caused by the pursuit of profits ahead of safety.
he California attorney general's office has sued three companies over allegations that they misled consumers and violated state law by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable.