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Current, former Marines caught up in alleged crime ring

Seven active Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor were among 50 people arrested in a sweeping Southern California raid aimed at shutting down a network that allegedly dealt in stolen cars, drugs, weapons and other military gear.

With his speech, valedictorian brings God to graduation

Leading up to Saturday’s ceremony, Roy Costner IV prayed on what he was going to do. Liberty High School’s 2013 valedictorian would soon find himself in front of a microphone.

Report: At least 20 killed in southeast China bus fire

A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people at injuring more than 30 others, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Judge's ruling puts 2nd child in line for adult lungs

A judge's ruling Thursday makes another child waiting for a lung transplant in Philadelphia more quickly eligible for adult lungs. The family of Javier Acosta, 11, asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order to block a policy that keeps chi

'Crazy play' from Parker steals NBA Finals opener for Spurs

San Antonio Spurs snatched Game One of the NBA Finals after a "crazy play" from Tony Parker gave Gregg Popovich's team a 92-88 win away to defending champion Miami Heat.

Data surveillance in the U.S.: necessary or 'obscenely outrageous'?

Is the U.S. government indiscriminately monitoring your phone calls or e-mails? It says no.

Parents despair for 'most wanted' terrorist son

DAPHNE, Alabama (CNN) -- While others enjoy the approaching summer, barbeques and baseball, one American family scours the internet looking for clues to whether their son is alive. U.S.

Rough day for George Zimmerman in key hearing

A combative hearing four days before the start of George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial saw attorneys spar over three key issues that may be critical to his defense.

Former Navy SEAL comes out as transgender: 'I want some happiness'

After years spent fighting in some of the world's worst wars, former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says she knows what she wants.