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Hero cop, who sat next to the first lady, charged with rape

A former "top cop," who had the honor of sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama during a televised presidential speech four years ago, is facing rape allegations.

ADJOURNED: Court abruptly called off in Jodi Arias trial

Court was abruptly canceled in the Jodi Arias trial Monday. Judge Sherry Stephens adjourned Monday's proceedings without giving a reason and simply told the jurors court was unable to proceed.

Hofstra marks student's death with graduation moment of silence

Sunday's graduation ceremony at Hofstra University was a bittersweet affair marked by a moment of silence for a 21-year-old student killed by a police officer two days ago.

Bright explosion on moon visible from Earth, NASA says

A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second.

Bright explosion on moon visible from Earth, NASA says

A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second.

Chelsea Flower Show blooms 100 years

It is 6am and Sue Biggs is surveying the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Inside a Bangladesh garment factory that plays by the rules

GAZIPUR, Bangladesh (CNN) -- The rat-a-tat of a hundred green sewing machines. The hypnotic hum of spools spinning brightly colored threads. The hiss of a thousand clothing irons.

New 'Idol' winner: Show helped me be myself

Candice Glover could barely remember her own name after she was crowned the new "American Idol" on Thursday.

Hofstra marks student's death with graduation moment of silence

Sunday's graduation ceremony at Hofstra University was a bittersweet affair marked by a moment of silence for a 21-year-old student killed by a police officer two days ago.

Damaged commuter rail snarls traffic into New York

Telecommuting and carpooling are the recommended options for folks who would normally take the train between New Haven, Connecticut, and New York in the aftermath of a derailment that disrupted train service on one of the busiest tracks in the