Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial reached a decision Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for Holmes. The jury deliberated for less than three hours, starting Thursday after Holmes' parents made an emotional plea for their son's life because he is mentally ill. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy.



Obama gets tough on emissions

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. A global health commission organized by the prestigious British medical journal Lancet recommended in a report published Monday, June 22, 2015, substituting cleaner energy worldwide for coal will reduce air pollution and give Earth a better chance at avoiding dangerous climate change. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)Yahoo News takes a closer look at President Barack Obama’s toughest plan yet to combat climate change.



Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Senator Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer hold a press confernce on gun violence.NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.



Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.



Farmer visited by Obama is now the face of California’s drought

Little has changed in the 17 months since the president toured Joe Del Bosque's parched fields.



Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened.



Officer's killing occurred near area with history of crime

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. According to authorities, Wilbourn is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Residents along a street where a police officer was gunned down said their block has been for years a quiet oasis amid the troubled neighborhood around them, where gunshots cut through the night and people are afraid to go outside after dark.



Jury keeps death penalty as possibility for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialCENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.



Search intensifies for suspected killer of Memphis police officer
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The hunt for a man suspected of fatally shooting a policeman in Memphis intensified on Monday with law enforcement intent on capturing one of the most wanted men in Tennessee. Tremaine Wilbourn is suspected of shooting Officer Sean Bolton, 33, multiple times during a scuffle after the officer pulled up to a parked car and apparently interrupted a drug deal, Memphis police said. "We are exhausting all available resources," said police spokesman Louis Brownlee.

Oklahoma brothers plead not guilty to killing five family members

Combo of booking photos of Michael and Robert Bever in Oklahoma CityTwo Oklahoma brothers accused of murdering their parents and three siblings pleaded not guilty on Monday in a Tulsa County court, an official said. Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, were charged as adults, each with five counts of first-degree murder and assault and battery with intent to kill, the court official said. Neither the brothers nor the public defenders representing them commented after the arraignment, the Tulsa World reported.



Trump: Biden would be tougher to beat than Clinton

Donald Trump believes the VP would "do very well" if he entered the Democratic race.



Donald Trump: ‘I’m not a debater’



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