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Prosecutors help set record number of exonerations

Posted: 02/04/2014 - A new report released Tuesday shows that a nationwide push by prosecutors to re-examine possible wrongful convictions contributed to a record number of exonerations in 2013.

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School shootings continue despite safety emphasis

Posted: 02/03/2014 - Despite increased security put in place after the rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, there's been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings.

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Seahawks beat Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl

Updated: 02/03/2014 - Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.

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'Ride Along' No. 1 for third week

Posted: 02/02/2014 - With Super Bowl XLVII weekend in full swing, "Ride Along" remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

Updated: 02/02/2014 - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.

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Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley hospitalized

Posted: 02/01/2014 - Former Mayor Richard Daley has been hospitalized in an intensive care unit after feeling ill upon returning to Chicago from a business trip in Arizona.

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White House: Report not final step on Keystone

Posted: 01/31/2014 - The White House says a new environmental assessment from the State Department isn't the last step in deciding whether the Keystone XL pipeline can be built.

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Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

Posted: 01/31/2014 - The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.

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Lawyer: Evidence contradicts Christie on closures

Posted: 01/31/2014 - A former loyalist of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw lane closings near the George Washington Bridge says there is evidence that contradicts at least one public statement the governor made about the closures.

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Cruise cites fog, but passengers are skeptical

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Although a spokeswoman for Princess Cruises says a dense fog advisory is the reason a cruise ship returned early to a Houston-area port today, passengers are questioning that version of events.

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Gunman's doctor before rampage: 'No problem there'

Posted: 01/31/2014 - The gunman who killed 12 people last year at the Washington Navy Yard lied so convincingly to Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that they concluded he had no mental health issues despite serious problems and encounters with police during the same period.

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U.S. prosecutors seek execution of marathon suspect

Posted: 01/30/2014 - Federal prosecutors Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, accusing him of betraying his adopted country by ruthlessly carrying out a terrorist attack calculated to cause maximum carnage.

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Amanda Knox's murder conviction reinstated

Posted: 01/30/2014 - More than two years after Amanda Knox returned to the U.S. apparently home free, an Italian court Thursday reinstated her murder conviction in the stabbing of her roommate and increased her sentence to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long extradition fight.

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Google cuts losses on Motorola, sells to Lenovo

Posted: 01/30/2014 - Google is selling Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that leaves little doubt that Google's biggest acquisition turned out to be an expensive mistake.

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Justin Bieber charged with assault in Canada

Posted: 01/30/2014 - Justin Bieber was charged Wednesday with assault for allegedly hitting a Toronto limousine driver several times in the back of the head last month, just hours after his attorney entered a separate not guilty plea in Florida to drunken-driving and other charges.

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Students at Wis. college have cozy walk to class

Posted: 01/29/2014 - While many Midwestern college students pile on layers to brave the frigid walk to classes in subzero weather, those attending one Wisconsin university on the windy shores of Lake Michigan can leave their coats in their dorms and take a much cozier trek.

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Cruise ship arrives back in NJ after 700 fall ill

Posted: 01/29/2014 - A cruise ship on which hundreds of passengers and crew members fell ill returned to port Wednesday in New Jersey, with health officials recommending those still showing symptoms to check in at hotels or seek medical care before heading home.

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