President Obama introduced Merrick Garland in a press conference outside the White House, listing his professional achievements, years of public service and highly respected status in the legal community.
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division are testing a knife that was allegedly discovered at the house formerly owned by O.J. SImpson, offering the tantalizing possibility that it could be the long-missing weapon used in the notorious 1994 murders of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, America's top domestic law enforcement agency, and Apple Inc., one of the world's most valuable and popular companies, are currently waging a high-stakes legal battle over a single device: the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, the man killed by police after he and his wife murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December.
Tuesday night will mark the last time President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to address both houses of Congress for his annual State of the Union speech. Aides have announced that the speech will focus mainly on the president's optimistic outlook about America's future, along with a look back at his administration's achievements.
At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama introduced 10 new provisions aimed at reducing the gun violence he says is plaguing the entire country, as evidenced by the spate of mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years.