| Sep 15, 2008
| 4:22 PM
The O.J. Simpson trial begins in Las Vegas today and the twist that this offers is mind-boggling.After avoiding a double-murder conviction 13 years ago, the former football star now faces the possibility of a life prison sentence over jerseys and......
| Jan 7, 2010
What's the difference between a criminal conviction and "probation before judgment"?
For Mayor Sheila Dixon, it's hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement money - one of the biggest things at stake in her legal troubles. By technically avoiding...
| Feb 18, 2005
Survivors of the slain Dawson family have filed a $14 million lawsuit accusing elected leaders and law enforcement officials of failing to prevent the firebombing that killed seven family members in 2002.
The legal action, which argues that the city...
| Jan 26, 2005
At the Oscars next month, an unprecedented contest will unfold.
Jamie Foxx, nominated in the best actor category for his role as Ray Charles in Ray, will be up against the highly regarded Don Cheadle from Hotel Rwanda. And for best supporting actor,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The snow has finally ended, spring break is behind us, and major-league baseball is under way. That means the 2013-14 college year is entering the home stretch, and at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., a legendary law professor will soon deliver his...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:50 PM
AKRON, Ohio National animal welfare group PETA is abandoning its idea to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Bath Township, Ohio, into a vegan restaurant.
"We regret that we won't be able to move forward with this project, even though...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a South African courtroom — and the world — his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
It was quite an emotional tale.
But was it the truth?
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:41 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius.
The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
First, a preface, on the way to a greater point:
The NBA should have its own hall of fame.
There is a College Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, a Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville and a FIBA (international) Hall of Fame in...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Happy Birthday, Internet!
As the world wide web turns a quarter century, there's been a lot of progress in the past 25 years. Old friends have been buried in the digital graveyard (RIP Napster, Angelfire and Lycos. We'll pretend we miss you!).
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:58 PM
There was already something kind of amusing about Bitcoin, a currency backed by the full faith and credit of magical thinking and traded (until a virtual heist) by, among others, a Tokyo-based company whose name, Mt. Gox, comes from “Magic: the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...