Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she reconsidered her past statements on preferring the death penalty for her murder conviction, saying she hopes to contribute to society if allowed to live, by starting literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.
Illegal immigrants seeking a reprieve under an election-year program implemented by the Obama administration are being approved at a rate of over 99 percent -- a situation that has the immigration officer union raising concerns about fraud and security risks.
After a week of revelations about government spying on reporters and the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservatives, most voters feel "like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans."
Nearly 24 hours after a monster tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, leaving at least 24 dead -- including nine children -- hopes for a rescue of trapped survivors are beginning to wane as more threatening weather moves into the region.
Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has apologized for remarks Monday in which he linked Oklahoma "cyclones" to climate change while berating Republicans for their stance on the issue --  around the time a massive tornado killed dozens in that state.