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BREAKING: Federal grand jury returns 30-count indictment against Boston Marathon bombing suspect

A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Aaron Hernandez now being investigated for 2012 double-murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is now being investigated in connection with a double murder in Boston's South End in July 2012, a law enforcement source close to the Aaron Hernandez Investigation said.

Target, Home Depot the latest companies to cut ties with Paula Deen

The latest retail giants to boycott Paula Deen products are Target and Home Depot. Deen has been dropped by six companies since her admission to using a racial slur was made public.

Windows 8.1's little changes are a huge improvement

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Microsoft on Wednesday released its first preview of Windows 8.1, a vastly improved update of its forward-thinking but flawed PC operating system. On paper, the list of changes that Microsoft made to Windows 8.1 don't seem a

Record sales for Smith & Wesson

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Barraged with a surge in demand for its firearms, Smith & Wesson is vowing to continue to ramp up manufacturing. Smith & Wesson reported that its gun sales jumped by 42% for the 2013 fiscal year, which ended on April 30 with

Key witness recounts Trayvon Martin's final phone call

Taking the stand on the third day of the George Zimmerman trial, a friend of Trayvon Martin testified about the final moments of the teenager's life, saying that Martin told her someone was following him. "A man was watching him," said 19-year-old

Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Tennessee man was indicted Wednesday, accused of making a false claim that he had obtained tax returns for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and then trying to extort money for them, federal prosecutors said.

Sarah Murnaghan struggles without breathing tube, so it's re-inserted

Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors "sedated and re-intubated" the girl, her mother said through a family represent

Lead bar falls from sky, crashes into Seattle family's home

The crashing, pulverizing sound of heavy metal invading a home can ruin a quiet weekend spent with the family. It led some Seattle residents to call the police. But it wasn't a noise nuisance caused by hard rock music that they complained about.

Former New England Patriot Hernandez charged with murder

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Authorities charged former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with first-degree murder on Wednesday, hours after police arrested him and the NFL team that once gave him a $40 million contract dro