HOLDEN VILLAGE — Some 350 residents and mine-reclamation workers at Holden Village will begin evacuating today as the Wolverine Fire moves toward the only road leading to the remote Lutheran retreat in the hills above Lake Chelan.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians reduced their water use by more than 27 percent in June, exceeding the amount ordered by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in the state’s first-ever mandatory conservation rules amid an ongoing catastrophic drought, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating whether the killing of a beloved lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe was part of a conspiracy to violate a U.S. law against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case told Reuters on Thursday.
CINCINNATI — A judge on Thursday set a bond of $1 million for a former University of Cincinnati campus police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate.