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Woman's water tank death ruled accidental

A 21-year-old woman whose body was found in a water tank of a Los Angeles hotel in February was the victim of an accidental drowning, medical examiners reported Thursday. The decomposing body of Elisa Lam floated inside a water tank on the roof of

In ultimate season finale, LeBron James leads Heat to another NBA title

It was a fitting end to a tense back-and-forth series that saw several unlikely players taking key roles. But ultimately, it came down to the top basketball player in the league.

Patriots player mum as police search for clues in man's death

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is used to throngs of media clamoring to ask him questions, but the NFL star has never had to deal with them camping outside his home. After reports that the player had been questioned in connection with a homici

Paralyzed student walks at graduation

It was a moment that left his classmates in shock. In Burke, Virginia,Wednesday, a graduating senior unexpectedly got out of his wheelchair and walked across stage to receive his diploma.

All-female jury to try Zimmerman, trial starts June 24

A jury of six women was chosen Thursday to hear the case of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer accused of murder in the 2012 killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

NYC police: Teacher accused of raping 10-year-old student

A Bronx public school teacher has been arrested and charged in the alleged rape of a 10-year-old student, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.

Woman sleeping in trash bin dumped into garbage truck

Globe, AZ (KPHO) -- An Arizona woman had the ride of her life after she fell asleep in a trash bin that was loaded into a garbage truck as it made its rounds in Globe.

4 relatives sentenced for kidnap, assault of gay man in Kentucky

A court has sentenced four relatives to years in prison for their roles in kidnapping and assaulting a gay man in Kentucky

Louisiana teen charged in 'wrestling' death of half-sister, 5

The 13-year-old boy told them he knew wrestling on TV was fake, sheriff's officials in a New Orleans suburb said.

KKK member, accomplice created lethal X-ray system, FBI says

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two New York state men have been charged in a bizarre plan to develop a mobile X-ray system that would be used from afar to silently kill people that they deemed "undesirable," federal officials said.