The man once identified as the suspected gunman in a courthouse shooting in North Carolina had a credible alibi that led to his release, the police chief said Wednesday as investigators sought a another man for questioning.
Virginia's practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussions beyond the state's borders.
The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.
The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. But officials in the three states are refusing to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses without a court order directing them to do so. It could be another month or more before the matter is settled.
Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.