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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.

Esther Williams, star of film and swimming, dies at 91

Esther Williams, whose success as a competitive swimmer propelled her to stardom on the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s, died Thursday in California, her spokesman said Thursday. She was 91.

NBA FINALS: San Antonio Spurs VS Miami Heat

Game one of the 2013 NBA Finals will be played Thursday night in Miami. One of the most anticipated Finals in recent history, places the veteran San Antonio Spurs against the younger Miami Heat.

Cops: Cheerleader pimped out her teen teammate

An 18-year-old Minnesota cheerleader is accused of pimping out a 16-year-old teammate with a developmental condition by posting an online ad about the girl and allegedly taking her to meet potential customers, according to a criminal complaint

Triceratops trio unearthed in Wyoming

There were three of them, one of them probably a child, and at least one met a gruesome end at the hands of a terrifying predator.

Judge in hot water: Allegedly said minorities are prone to violence

Civil rights groups filed a complaint this week against a federal judge in Houston after she allegedly said during a lecture that some minorities are prone to violence.

Family of girl needing lung transplant 'excited' by ruling

The father of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who desperately needs new lungs told CNN on Wednesday night the family was "very excited" after a judge's ruling that could help his daughter get a transplant.

Court rules minors can buy 'morning-after' pill without prescription

Emergency contraception known as the "morning-after pill" can be sold over-the-counter to minors, a federal appeals court in New York decided on Wednesday. A generic two-pill version could soon be available without a prescription or any age restri