Jared Lee Loughner was indicted last year for a shooting that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He pleaded not guilty in March 2011, but media report Loughner will reverse that plea Tuesday.
Close to 16 percent of Americans now live at or below the poverty line. On top of that, 100 million of us — 1 out of 3 Americans — manage to survive on a household income barely twice that amount. How is this poverty crisis happening?
Swimming in London's Aquatic Center, the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team set a new world record in winning a gold medal, with Allison Schmitt swimming freestyle to anchor a relay that finished two seconds ahead of the competition, at 3:52.05.
Swimming the final race of his Olympic career, Michael Phelps gilded his resume just a bit more, helping the men's 4x100m medley relay team claim the gold medal. Phelps turned away a surprising challenge from the Japanese relay team, which had the lead when he went into the water to swim butterfly.
Orthodox Jews around the world have been reading the Talmud, cover to cover, for almost seven and a half years straight. Day by day, they read each of the more than 2,000 pages of the holy book, and this past week, they finished the last page together in celebration.
The U.S. cyclists in the Summer Games' team pursuit event had never before raced on the Olympic stage — after all, theirs is the first American team to make an appearance in the games. But that didn't stop them from taking the silver medal, finishing behind Britain in the final.
The U.S. men's doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan won their first Olympic gold medal Saturday, beating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, 6-1, 7-6 (6-2), in a game that was far more entertaining than its score might suggest.
American Serena Williams stormed her way to an Olympic gold medal Saturday, dominating the final against Maria Sharapova of Russia. It is the first individual gold medal for Williams, who has twice won in Olympic doubles.
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