After deliberating only 30 minutes, jurors returned a verdict sentencing the polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to life in prison. Last week, Jeffs was convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old who were his "spiritual wives."
The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower-court ruling and held the Indian River School District’s practice of praying at scheduled meetings, which were often attended by students, was unconstitutional under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Closing arguments will begin Tuesday morning in the sentence hearing of Warren Jeff’s trial. The state and defense will have 30 minutes to present closing arguments and thereafter, the jurors are scheduled to deliberate.
Scientists have long suspected icebergs to be a link with earthquakes and now a paper published online today in the Journal of Glaciology, marks the first direct observation of the connection between tsunamis and icebergs.
After being misclassified for more than a decade, thousands of New York City Police Department sergeants will be eligible for overtime pay, ruled a federal appeals court on Friday.
Verizon workers continued to strike on Monday, as 75 workers showed up at the company's headquarters in Manhattan.
The sentencing hearing for convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs continued Monday with prosecutors producing evidence of a tape revealing Jeffs giving explicit sexual instructions to a group of girls. Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, can be heard on the tape instructing the girls to "set aside inhibition and reservation."