AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two years after Texas adopted sweeping abortion restrictions despite Wendy Davis' star-making filibuster, Republicans are pushing a smaller encore of additional limits for new Gov. Greg Abbott to sign within the next month.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-ever Ohio police standards board will lay out rules for law enforcement over the proper use of deadly force, Gov. John Kasich announced Wednesday in a move sparked by a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.
NEW YORK (AP) — For nine days, the 12 jurors asked to see dozens of exhibits, to have hours and hours of trial transcripts read to them and for access to a computer to organize their thoughts about the murder trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man and his girlfriend have been sentenced to state prison for an attack on a Las Vegas school crossing guard who waved them to a stop in a car that witnesses said was speeding through a school zone.
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the New York murder trial of a man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago will return on Thursday for a 12th day of deliberations after a judge refused to accept the panel's claim that it was unable to reach a verdict. The jury, which is weighing kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez, on Thursday will begin rehearing closing arguments from both the prosecution and the defense.