The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was being left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban meant to find ways to end...More >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.More >>
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A final hearing is set for Tuesday in a lawsuit contesting city council election results in Tuskegee. The plaintiffs allege fraud and irregularities in the municipal election. The city said the chargesMore >>
A final hearing is set for Tuesday in a lawsuit contesting city council election results in Tuskegee. The plaintiffs allege fraud and irregularities in the municipal election. The city said the charges are not true.More >>
Jury selection begins today in the sex abuse trial of former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky. But finding an unbiased jury is easier said than done in a place where Sandusky was once idolized. This virtual suburb of the city that is Penn State is home to people with deep professional and personal ties to the university and its legendary team. So much so that a judge had to be called in from a neighboring county. And there's already a plan to import a panel from another county if the lawyers can't find enough jurors here.
The weeks-long trial is expected to be emotionally wrenching. Some of Sandusky's alleged victims will have to testify, putting their own credibility against Sandusky's.
Kristen Houser of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape says, "This really says that if you report to the police and your case moves forward, you also need to be concerned about whether or not your particular story, some of the most humiliating things that you've ever endured, will be open for discussion with your name attached to them at dinner tables and on the internet across the country."
The former coach is accused of abusing ten boys over a decade and a half. many of the alleged victims were part of the Second Mile, a charity that helped at-risk youth. Sandusky has reportedly proclaimed his innocence.
Soon, a group of jurors will take on the responsibility of saying who's telling the truth.