American sniper trial: The prosecution rested yesterday in the trail of Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused in the 2013 shooting deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Routh’s lawyer admits his client killed Kyle and Littlefield, but contends he was insane at the time. Prosecutors have described Routh as a troubled young man, but they argue he wasn’t insane; they say his actions were those of a cold-blooded killer. Kyle was a former Navy SEAL who claimed to be the deadliest sniper in U.S. history. He’s the subject of the hit Hollywood movie “American Sniper.”
Wait a minute: Republicans on Capitol Hill are cheering a judge’s ruling that puts the brakes on the President’s executive order on immigration. Barack Obama’s action would delay the deportations of millions of immigrants. The White House has promised to appeal the decision, saying the injunction against his executive order will ultimately be overruled. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the legal process will take some time to play out.
Nine-year-old boxer Carmen went home this week after two weeks of care at an animal hospital. She tried to save the life of her owner Ben Ledford during a house fire by shielding his face from the heat. He didn’t survive. Carmen now has a new home with Ben’s brother Phil and his wife.
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