By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reliance on the death penalty continues to decline with 39 people executed this year, only the second time in 19 years that fewer than 40 people were put to death, a private group reported Thursday.
The Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) - Molly, a bottlenose dolphin in her early 50s, can't see very well and requires special care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys is teaching her to respond to verbal and touch-related signals before she loses her
(CNN) -- Who gets to decide when to end life support when a person is brain dead?
The mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead Thursday, three days after undergoing surgery to remove her tonsils, said Tuesday that the family should make the call.
"I don't want her
By JOHN SEEWERAssociated Press
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Amish couple who fled their home with their 11-year-old daughter so she wouldn't be forced to get chemotherapy could be home for the holidays but not without a favorable decision from a judge, their lawyer says.
By Sadie Gennis,
Kelly LeBrock, who starred in Weird Science, was arrested for an alleged DUI, TMZ reports.
LeBrock was pulled over in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 30 for driving erratically, weaving across the double line, failing to stop at a stop sign and speeding. After
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - The disappearance of a 9-year-old girl later found strangled and dumped in a trash bin was reported in a 911 call by the man now charged with killing her.
Authorities say Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with Reann Murphy at the trailer park where they lived in
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama loved Barbie dolls as a girl. She now prefers Christmas without snow, after living most of her life in Chicago. She isn't sure how she'll celebrate her 50th birthday in about a month but says "it might involve some
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Administrators are being allowed back into a high school in suburban Denver when a 17-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded Friday by a classmate who then took his own life. Officials haven't said when classes at the school will resume.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A memorial is growing for the 17-year-old girl critically wounded when she was shot by another student at her suburban Denver high school.
Well-wishers were praying and leaving notes for Claire Davis at a fence at the school on Monday.
White cups spelled out "Pray 4 Claire
By JOHN COYNEAssociated Press
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor and hiding her body under garbage in a trash bin was building a snowman with the girl just a few hours before she was reported missing, investigators said Monday.
Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last