|Lawyers for accused Colorado gunman barred from psychiatric exam|
DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 moviegoers in a Colorado theater last year, cannot be present during his court-ordered psychiatric examination, the judge in the murder case ruled on Wednesday.
|Lawmaker, university spar over 'control' of Chinese dissident in U.S.|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman who has been blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's main champion in Washington said people working for New York University have tried to keep him from meeting Chen, barging into a meeting on Capitol Hill and pulling Chen out on one occasion.
|Fewer drivers seen on July 4 as shorter holiday, economy bite: AAA|
(Reuters) - Fewer drivers will take to the road during the Independence Day holiday in part due to a sluggish economy, but also because people will take less time off, travel group AAA said on Thursday.
|Minuteman U.S. border watch co-founder arrested on child sex charges|
PHOENIX (Reuters) - The co-founder of the Minutemen civilian border patrol group that for several years watched for unauthorized immigrants crossing to Arizona from Mexico, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of molesting three young girls.
|North Carolina governor signs law aimed at restarting executions|
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - North Carolina's governor, hoping to resume executions in his state, on Wednesday signed the repeal of a law that has allowed death row inmates to seek a reduced sentence if they could prove racial bias affected their punishment.
|Head of revived watchdog pledges open look at U.S. surveillance|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a newly revived federal privacy oversight board pledged on Wednesday to be "as transparent and public as possible" as the board reviews recently exposed U.S. government secret surveillance programs.
|Louisiana boy says killed sister with TV wrestling moves: police|
|Arizona killer who asked for speedy execution found dead in cell|
|Arizona wildfire threatens hundreds of homes, California blaze wanes|
|Stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners: Senator|