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Mental health advocates: Shortage of beds could mean more violence

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Even as authorities sort out the events that ended with a Virginia state senator stabbed and his son dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, mental health advocates warned Wednesday that a national shortage of beds for psychiatric

NYPD detective pleads not guilty in assault on SUV driver

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A New York police detective was among four bikers who pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in connection with the beating -- caught on video -- of an SUV driver in September. Wojceich Braszczok is charged with gang assault, cr

Adam Levine is People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Adam Levine has a new title. "Sexiest Man Alive," according to People magazine.

'Doctor Who' turns 50 and fans' lives will never be the same

In 1996, John Reid Adams received a phone call that changed his life. His oldest brother wanted him to record the movie that was airing on Fox one Tuesday night.

SkyCall: The drone that's your personal tour guide

It's your first day at university and you've got 15 minutes to get to room 9-209. Easy, right? What if the campus is a labyrinth of unfamiliar buildings stretching over a whopping 168 acres?

Serial killer Joseph Franklin executed after hours of delay

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said.

Massachusetts high school cancels football games after racial slur spraypainted on player's home

A Massachusetts high school football team canceled the rest of its season after someone scrawled a racial epithet on the home of one of its players. "Knights don't need [the n-word]," the slur read.

Bad news for woman cited as Obamacare success story

Jessica Sanford, the Washington State woman cited by President Barack Obama as an Obamacare success story, received more bad news Tuesday.

George Zimmerman posts $9,000 bail in domestic violence case

A Florida judge on Tuesday set bail for George Zimmerman at $9,000 and ordered a number of conditions for his freedom -- including that he not possess weapons -- while he awaits trial on charges he pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend. He was relea

Serial killer Joseph Franklin executed after hours of delay

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S.