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Texas high court orders state to pay ex-inmate $2M

Posted: 05/18/2012 - The Texas Supreme Court ordered the state Friday to pay about $2 million to an ex-inmate who spent 26 years in prison for murder before his conviction was overturned.

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Evidence mixed for Zimmerman's self-defense claim

Posted: 05/18/2012 - When George Zimmerman tries to convince a judge or jury that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, the evidence he'll be able to call on appears to be a mixed bag.

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Man arrested in Miss. highway shootings

Updated: 05/18/2012 - Authorities in Mississippi said early Friday they have arrested a suspect in two fatal highway shootings that happened late at night along desolate stretches.

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House showdown looms over indefinite detention

Posted: 05/18/2012 - A showdown looms in the House over whether to end the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation's borders.

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Facebook's IPO one of world's largest

Posted: 05/18/2012 - Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street.

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Black pastors condemn Obama's gay marriage support

Posted: 05/17/2012 - A group of black pastors gathered in Memphis to call for President Barack Obama to rescind his view that the gay marriages are a civil right that should be protected.

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Plan for Vt. windmills causes international furor

Posted: 05/17/2012 - The winds blowing through Canada's broad St. Lawrence Valley and across Vermont's hilltops are stirring up an international tempest over which country's laws should govern how those breezes are harnessed for electricity.

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Obama requesting help to pay for Afghan army

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Mapping the way out of an unpopular war, the United States and NATO are trying to build an Afghan army that can defend the country after 130,000 international troops pull out.

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Expert: Man in Mich. stabbings is schizophrenic

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Dr. Norman Miller testified Thursday in the trial of Elias Abuelazam, an Israeli immigrant facing his first murder trial stemming from 14 stabbings in and around Flint two summers ago.

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Manhunt for groom charged in Ill. bride's slaying

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Police and FBI officials were poring over more than 100 tips as they hunted for a man accused of stabbing his new wife to death and leaving her body in her bathtub.

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Dems shift tactics, pound Wis. governor on probe

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Lost in the hoopla over the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after he took on union rights is an ongoing secret investigation that has already ensnared a handful of the Republican governor's former aides.

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Closing arguments to begin in John Edwards case

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Prosecutors and defense lawyers neared the end of a month-long trial into whether former presidential candidate John Edwards violated campaign finance laws.

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Census: Minorities now surpass whites in US births

Posted: 05/17/2012 - For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

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Report: Fewer US homes foreclosed upon in April

Posted: 05/17/2012 - National foreclosure trends took a positive turn in April, as the number of homes seized by banks declined and fewer properties entered into the foreclosure process.

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Coroner: RFK Jr.'s wife died of hanging

Updated: 05/17/2012 - Mary Richardson Kennedy's life had both highlights and troubled moments, just like other members of the famous political family she married into in 1994.

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FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads

Posted: 05/16/2012 - The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.

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