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Zimmerman's attorney asks for an 'open minded' jury

It has been 16 months since George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida. On Monday, Jury selection began for Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial.

Police: Missing Louisiana teacher's car found with body inside

A car with a body inside believed to be that of missing teacher Terrilyn Monette was found Saturday in a bayou in New Orleans, authorities said.

Authorities seek to arrest crane operator in deadly Philadelphia building collapse

Police are trying to track down a crane operator tied to a deadly building collapse this week in Philadelphia, issuing an arrest warrant for him on involuntary manslaughter and other charges, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the inves

At Colt's Connecticut factory, no apologies for arming America

The sign at the door of the Colt factory displays a gun with a slash through it: "No loaded or unauthorized firearms beyond this point." Understandable for workers at a plant, but also a bit ironic, considering one of the largest arse

Santa Monica gunman previously hospitalized for mental health

The gunman's rampage began at a home in this beachfront city, leaving two dead inside. Then he carjacked a woman and fired at a public bus.

'Game of Thrones' finale will be a 'tricky homecoming'

With fans still reeling from last Sunday's Red Wedding episode, "The Rains of Castamere," the third season of "Game of Thrones" comes to a close this weekend, and no one is waiting with more bated breath for that than Ni

California gunman walked quietly and casually as he fired, killing 4

Authorities on Saturday identified one of four people shot dead by a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle who blazed a mile-long path of calamity that ended with his death in the library of Santa Monica College.

'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez, convicted mass murderer, dead at 53

Richard Ramirez, a mass murderer and serial rapist known as the "Night Stalker" for his 1984-1985 crime spree in California, died Friday morning of natural causes at age 53, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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.