His eyes have studied the faces of some of the most notorious criminals in America. His hands know almost every mark, freckle and hairdo of those who have appeared in courtrooms from Los Angeles to Oklahoma.
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying in a video posted online Monday that the men and women were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments didn't match the crimes they committed.
Chicago's Brookfield Zoo is trying to figure out why 54 stringrays died Friday. Veterinary staff said there was a drop in oxygen level at the zoo's Stingray Bay habitat, according to a statement posted Sunday on the zoo's Facebook page.
Paul James Lioy, an environmental scientist known for his analysis of the health effects of the dust produced by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, died this week after collapsing at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was 68.