Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown ...
US tried to rescue slain American journalist and other hostages
Los Angeles Times
The United States sent a team of Special Operation Forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue slain American journalist James Foley and other hostages held captive by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday. American journalist James Foley.
Texas Governor Perry Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges
Texas Governor Rick Perry, accused of abusing his authority by trying to force out a Democratic prosecutor, pleaded not guilty to two charges of public corruption. The Republican governor, who was photographed and fingerprinted at the Travis County ...
Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict ...