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Penn State leaders disregarded victims, 'empowered' Sandusky, review finds

Penn State's most powerful leaders showed "total and consistent disregard" for victims of child sex abuse and failed to protect children, according to the findings of a long-awaited internal review over how the university handled

Federal judge to determine fate of Mississippi's last abortion clinic

A federal judge will decide Wednesday whether Mississippi's only abortion clinic can continue to stay open under a temporary order or whether it should permanently shut its doors under a new state law.

Nine Border Patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Washington - Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Thousands of turtle hatchlings crushed by excavators

Thousands of endangered leatherback turtle hatchlings were killed over the weekend in an erosion-control project on a Trinidad beach, according to reports from the Caribbean island.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Brawl breaks out following 'Stand Your Ground' hearing

They came to testify, but ended up throwing punches when a brawl broke out outside a Florida courtroom.

Zimmerman posts bond, gets out of jail

George Zimmerman was released from jail on Friday, one day after a Florida judge set a $1 million bond.

Arrest made in case of missing Louisiana college student

Update: The Lafayette Police Department held a press conference on Friday, July 6 to update the public in regards to the arrest made in the Mickey Shunick investigation.

Florida lifeguard says he's been offered his job back

The south Florida lifeguard fired for leaving his post so he could save a swimmer outside his coverage zone said Thursday he has been offered his job back. But Tomas Lopez told CNN he does not plan to return to work.

Zimmerman granted $1 million bond

The judge overseeing the Trayvon Martin case in Florida set bond for George Zimmerman at $1 million on Thursday. It was unclear how quickly Zimmerman could post the bond and be released from jail.

Hotel guest allegedly raped by employees

A guest at the Hampton Inn in downtown Cleveland was allegedly raped by two hotel employees last May.