(Reuters) - Anthem Inc said on Wednesday its millions of customers can sign up for free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection services this week following a massive cyber attack involving stolen U.S. Social Security numbers, birth dates and sensitive health information. Information on how to enroll will be posted at anthemfacts.com," Anthem spokeswoman Kristin Binns said in an emailed statement. "Our goal is to provide peace of mind to consumers, while minimizing frustration." The insurer had received a letter from 10 state attorneys general on Tuesday asking that information about free identity theft protection and credit monitoring services be made available immediately for those affected by the data breach. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said he was pleased with Anthem's quick response and commitment to offer the free protective services for two years.
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.