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2 adopted Utah brothers, 4 and 10, found dead; oldest brother, 15, arrested

A 15-year-old Utah boy was arrested in connection with the slayings of his two younger adopted brothers, ages 4 and 10, who were apparently stabbed to death in their home, authorities said Thursday.

Arias trial jury foreman calls decision 'gut-wrenching'

A day after a jury deadlocked on whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, the jury foreman described the decision process as tense and emotional.

Gun, drug texts feature in new Trayvon Martin shooting evidence

Items taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone -- including a text-message discussion of drug use and pictures of a gun and marijuana plants -- are among new details released Thursday by attorneys for the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of killing

New jury to decide Jodi Arias' fate after penalty phase mistrial

An Arizona judge declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial Thursday after a deadlocked jury said it couldn't decide whether to sentence her to death for the murder of her ex-boyfriend.

Couple rides bridge down as it collapses into Washington state river

Dan Sligh could see it coming. An 18-wheeler carrying an oversize load had just struck part of the Interstate 5 bridge over Washington's frigid Skagit River. And the pavement was giving way.

Doctors used 3-D printer to save baby's life

Doctors in Michigan used a 3-D printer to help save a baby's life. Little Kaiba (kai'-buh) Gionfriddo of Ohio has a rare condition that made it hard to breathe.

Senator Cornyn challenge's President Obama's Gitmo vision

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement today responding to the President’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay:

VIDEO: Once homeless teen now high school's valedictorian

A Georgia teenager who was homeless for years is now her high school's valedictorian. She focused on her studies, despite living in shelters and even her mother's car.

4 federal agencies to shut Friday

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Got a question about tax refunds, polluters or subsidized housing? Don't expect an answer this Friday.

80-year-old Japanese man becomes oldest to climb Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) -- An 80-year-old Japanese man on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest, officials said.