By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers in the murder trial of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes began individual questioning of prospective jurors in the death-penalty case on Wednesday, a process scheduled to take four months to complete. An initial screening of thousands of potential jurors based on a questionnaire is finished, and prosecutors and public defenders started querying the nearly 1,000 people left in the jury pool for the case. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murder and attempted murder charges for fatally shooting 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more inside a Denver-area theater during a screening of a Batman film in July 2012. Prosecutors have said if he is convicted, they will seek the death penalty for the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student, who appeared in court on Wednesday wearing a blue striped shirt and black slacks.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Another juror was dismissed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday, marking the second time in two weeks a panelist has been removed from the case.
A grand jury's decision to indict a police officer in the death of a man in a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn housing complex is only the latest in a string of high-profile grand jury cases involving New York Police Department officers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans' health care is a "high risk" budget issue that threatens to cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars unless longstanding problems are addressed, government auditors warned Wednesday.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born man went on trial on Wednesday on U.S. charges that he took part in an al Qaeda plot to carry out bombing attacks in the United States and Europe in 2008 and 2009. Jury selection began in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, for the trial of Abid Naseer, 28, who was extradited in 2013 from Britain to face U.S. charges that he was involved in one of three al Qaeda cells planning attacks in England, Norway and the United States. One of the cells that Naseer did not belong to but was part of the conspiracy had plotted to bomb the New York City subway system, prosecutors said. Two men, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the New York plot, and a third, Adis Medunjanin, was convicted at trial and sentenced in 2012 to life in prison.