(Reuters) – The Nevada State Assembly expelled Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks on Thursday after he was arrested twice this year, in the first time the chamber ousted a member in the history of the state legislature.
DENVER (Reuters) – A parolee suspected of killing Colorado’s prisons chief spent most of his eight-year prison sentence in solitary confinement for assaulting and threatening to kill jailers and fighting with other inmates, prison records made public on Thursday showed.
(Reuters) – Prosecutors said on Thursday that lawyers for a former graduate student accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater last July have not made a legitimate offer to have him plead guilty in the case, the Denver Post newspaper reported on Thursday.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – An Illinois truck driver has been released on bail after being charged with allegedly trying to sell 21 tons of stolen Muenster cheese, valued at $200,000, at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop, police said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman, the newfound rights for gay married couples may bear something not so welcome – a bigger tax burden.