By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man described by a prosecutor as "a serial killer in training" was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Mario Swain, 33, received a lethal injection for killing Lola Nixon
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAP Legal Affairs Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer fighting his execution because of his extreme weight does not have accessible veins in his arms or hands and could not receive a lethal injection in his legs because he is so obese, a doctor said in a court
By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100-mile Michigan freeway corridor will face new charges this week in the attacks, authorities said Thursday.
Raulie Casteel, who is jailed on $2 million on weapons charges in
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said Thursday. The aircraft missed and the drone returned to base unharmed
By JEANNIE NUSSAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man convicted in the 2009 shooting deaths of five people at a trailer park in Arkansas deserves a new trial because a juror admitted he could not be fair to him in his original trial, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner on Thursday for the January 2011
By JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced Thursday for the attack that left six people dead and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
The sentencing hearing will mark the first time
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Employees at a California chicken-processing plant returned to work Thursday as new information surfaced about the psychological history of the ex-convict who police say shot four of his co-workers before killing himself.
A Fresno County
By LYNN DeBRUINAP Sports Writer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Before their game Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown remarked how easily Kobe Bryant had been scoring and in so many different ways.
Against Utah, with four or five players taking turns guarding Bryant, nothing came easy as the
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for the suspect charged in the Fort Hood shooting spree have filed their appeal of rulings that he can have his beard forcibly shaved before his murder trial.
An Army statement says Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys filed their appeal Wednesday with the Court of