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Zimmerman to argue self-defense, will not seek 'stand your ground' hearing

George Zimmerman, set to stand trial in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, on Tuesday waived his right to a "stand your ground" pretrial immunity hearing.

No verdict yet in Philadelphia abortion doctor case

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- Jurors in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell ended their first day of deliberations, Tuesday without a verdict. Deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.

U.S. affidavit in ricin case offers twists and turns but no motive

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) -- From a dust mask that tested positive for ricin, to an enigmatic dump of a coffee grinder, to talk of making and mailing "poison," an affidavit unsealed Tuesday shed light on the case against a Mississippi

In NBA, Collins' defense, screens matter more than sexual orientation

Jason Collins is a big, end-of-bench bruiser who can harangue opposing centers. And he's gay.

Full moon gets partial blame for Civil War general's death

A full moon hung just right in the night sky as the fierce Southern Army faced the encroaching Union troops in the spring of 1863.

Sketch of suspect in Michigan abduction released

Police have put a face with the description of a man suspected of kidnapping a Michigan gas station cashier. Jessica Heeringa, 25, was abducted from an Exxon station in Norton Shores, where she was working alone sometime around 11 p.m.

Woman reveals her own crime while attempting to file complaint on accomplice

Police catch criminals. Criminals confess to crimes. It’s not too often that police catch a criminal who asks for an officer’s help while committing a crime. But that’s exactly what landed a woman behind bars this weekend.

Woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her

A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school by posing as her mother, raping her and leaving her barely clothed and crying at a playground.

Man stabs choir members after church service

Mass had just ended at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the choir had begun its closing hymns when it happened.

Mother shot, killed with 10-day-old baby in arms

Police in Birmingham, Alabama are looking for a killer. A young mother was shot and killed Monday while she was holding her 10-day-old baby.