| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:50 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Police here were continuing their investigation into what they termed “one of the major domestic terrorism threats in the United States today” after the arrest of two people accused of plotting to kidnap and kill law enforcement...
| Aug 14, 2013
Re "Community college district bans guns from its 9 campuses," Aug. 11
The Times writes that a mass shooting at and around Santa Monica College in June "renewed debate that had begun after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech over whether to allow guns...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, 90, an abortion rights activist who helped overturn Canada's abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at his Toronto home, according to Carolyn Egan, director and founding member of the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:44 PM
I didn't want to write about Trayvon Martin this week. I already had another column planned, something tidier, less contentious.
But the obligation weighs on me, even though I'm still emotionally raw, grappling with what the verdict — and the bile...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Kathy Kessinger of Winfield was strangled to death in 1984. Her then-20-year-old husband was convicted of first-degree murder.
Now, William Kessinger is 49 and about to get his walking papers. At the hearing in March, Kathy Kessinger's family...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:40 AM
NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday defended the Illinois Department of Corrections after an inmate who was released from prison early under a reworked good time credit program was charged with murder.
The Democratic governor called the situation "tragic" but...
| Sep 13, 2013
As the body was carried out of the house, retired Tavares lawyer Jerri Blair rose to her feet on the front porch to deliver one final salute as he passed by.
She snapped it off just the way former Circuit Judge Jerry T. Lockett liked it, so he'd know...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:15 PM
NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies.
The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The penalty for harming yourself, or for consenting adults to get their jollies by harming each other, can be the same, and often it is far harsher than the penalty imposed on a savage brute who harms or kills an unwilling victim.
That rank perversity...