For 48 minutes in Division 201 of the Arapaho County Justice Center, it seemed as if no one drew a breath.
One of the enduring mysteries of the Aurora, Colo., shooting rampage in 2012 was largely solved on Monday, the first day of James E. Holmes' murder trial, when prosecutors and defense attorneys quoted from an unassuming notebook.
James E. Holmes sat nearly immobile at the defense table in Division 201 for four hours Monday afternoon as attorneys began their battles to persuade a jury about how and why the promising young scientist became a killer.
Eirz Scott does not plan to attend James Holmes' trial unless her son, Jarell Brooks, is called to testify. But she knows how she wants the lengthy legal proceeding to end.
A former Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was partly responsible for a teacher's attack on her will receive a lifetime achievement award from his local bar association.
In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency in nearly half of usually damp Washington on Friday, and officials said the entire state could be classified as drought-stricken by early May.
Dan Price was about a mile into a Sunday hike on scenic Mt. Si when he knew what he had to do to change his life — and the lives of others.