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Michael Jackson wrongful death trial to open

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The Michael Jackson wrongful death trial, which promises dramatic revelations and legal fireworks, begins in a small Los Angeles courtroom with opening statements Monday. Jurors earning $15 a day will listen to several months

Obama gives as good as he gets at 'Nerd Prom'

President Barack Obama spared few from his zingers at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner -- including himself.

A furlough reprieve: 'No fair!'

Millions of travelers frustrated by airport delays may be relieved that Congress did an about-face this week, passing legislation to end the furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers.

Eighth grader in Utah arrested for making hit list

An eighth grader in Northern Utah is under arrest after being accused of making a hit list of classmates he wanted to kill. Police say a 14 year old boy at Rocky Mountain Middle School made a list targeting six classmates.

Lawmakers: Perfect system for preventing attacks doesn't exist

A foolproof system for staving off terrorist attacks couldn't exist in an open democratic society, two lawmakers said Sunday.

Background checks 'absolutely' still alive in Congress, says Manchin

A measure expanding background checks on gun sales that was defeated in the Senate two weeks ago can still be revised and approved in the chamber, one of the bill's authors argued on Sunday.

Woman finds frog in her can of green beans

An Indiana woman bought a can of green beans on sale for 69 cents. And what she found inside will keep her and her family from ever eating canned green beans again.

When will the debt ceiling need to be raised?

If you enjoy the spectacle of lawmakers fruitlessly fighting over the budget, then you're in luck.

Bostonians remember young bombing victim, cheer his former teammates

Little Leaguers parading to their first game is a tradition in the Boston neighborhood of Savin Hill, a sign of spring.

Obama's gifts from world leaders: sword, bicycle, liquor and bathrobes

When President Barack Obama meets with other world leaders, they usually swap gifts. And these are much higher-end than your typical office secret Santa exchange.