Attorney General Eric Holder announced new Justice Department guidelines aimed at reducing the number of federal prosecutions and prisoners and the sentences of some low-level, nonviolent drug offenders.
Gun-related crimes are becoming less frequent in Virginia even as firearm sales in the state continue to rise.
After nearly four years of delays, the military trial of Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused Fort Hood shooter, begins today with Hasan representing himself against charges of 13 counts of premeditated murder and another 32 counts of attempted murder stemming from the attack on November 5, 2009.
According to a Social Security Administration study, recipients of federal disability checks acknowledge that finding a job is not a priority.
The strange journey of Edward Snowden may have taken another bizarre turn, as the head of a KGB veterans group in Moscow has reported that Snowden, the whistleblower on the National Security Agency's secret collection of America's phone records and electronic messages, has applied for membership in the organization of former members of Russia's secret police.
The military judge in the court martial of Bradley Manning found the Army PFC who sent hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks not guilty of the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) spent the weekend echoing the president and the attorney general in stating that "stand your ground" laws ought to be reconsidered in light of the Zimmerman case.