SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when he was given full military honors and reburied at a national cemetery.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Judy Scott prayed and wept Thursday as she viewed for the first time the site where her son Walter was shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer three months ago.
DENVER (AP) — Immigrants who were detained at a suburban Denver facility while they awaited deportation proceedings are suing the private company that held them, alleging they were paid $1 a day to do janitorial work, sometimes under threat of solitary confinement.
Defense lawyers trying to spare the life of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes neared the end of their case on Thursday, with their star witness sticking to her diagnosis he was legally insane when he planned and carried out the attack. "Would you put your reputation on the line and testify falsely in a case of this magnitude?" lead defense attorney Daniel King asked Raquel Gur, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Schizophrenia Research Center. The state statute requires prosecutors to prove Holmes was sane when he rigged his apartment with explosives, donned body armor and a helmet, then sprayed bullets at the crowd watching a Batman film at a Denver-area multiplex.