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Death of Connecticut child left in hot car ruled a homicide updated 7 hours 56 minutes ago

The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father's car in July a homicide.

Michael Brown shooting: What to expect, what to know as grand jury takes case updated 1 days ago

A grand jury could begin considering Wednesday whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

What we know about Ferguson updated 1 days ago

Nearly two weeks later, the Michael Brown case and the related protests are still unfolding.

What we know about Ferguson updated 2 days ago

Nearly two weeks later, the Michael Brown case -- like the related protests -- is still unfolding.

Grand jury to hear evidence in New York chokehold death investigation updated 2 days ago

Evidence in the investigation of the chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner will be presented to a grand jury, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Marine's pregnant wife found dead in mine shaft updated 2 days ago

The body of a missing pregnant wife of a Marine based in California was found over the weekend and her former neighbor was arrested in connection with her death, police in San Bernardino County said.

What We Know About Ferguson updated 3 days ago

Ferguson, Missouri, has been in turmoil since midday August 9, when a city police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown

Man who shot at police killed 3-year-old girl, authorities say updated 4 days ago

A 3-year-old girl was found shot to death inside a car on Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gun battle, authorities said.

Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police updated 4 days ago

A 3-year-old girl was found shot to death inside a car on Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gun battle, authorities said.

MMA fighter who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend arrested after manhunt updated 5 days ago

Authorities have arrested mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver in Southern California after he allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas.

Police: Officer Darren Wilson had faced no disciplinary action prior to shooting updated 6 days ago

Darren Wilson was just one of 53 officers in a small-town police department until his encounter with an 18-year-old on a street in Ferguson, Missouri.

Police: Darren Wilson had faced no disciplinary action prior to shooting updated 6 days ago

Darren Wilson was just one of 53 officers in a small-town police department until his encounter with a unarmed 18-year-old last Saturday on a street in Ferguson, Missouri.

Mom slams arrest of son who said he heard confession in Georgia gym death updated 6 days ago

A Georgia mother says her son was wrongly charged with lying after he reported hearing a confession in the Kendrick Johnson death case.

Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide updated 6 days ago

The death of a college-bound 18-year-old at the hands of police has brought national attention to Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb of 22,400.

Lone female fugitive on US Marshals Most-Wanted list captured updated 7 days ago

For five years, they pursued her, always one step behind as she used aliases and altered her appearance to elude them.

Journalists covering Michael Brown shooting say they were arrested updated 7 days ago

Two journalists covering civil unrest following a fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, said they were briefly arrested.

Missouri teen shot by police was two days away from starting college updated 8 days ago

Monday was supposed to be Michael Brown's first day at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral.

Bieber to plead guilty to misdemeanors in Miami case, source says updated 9 days ago

Justin Bieber is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest without violence.

Federal judge jailed after alleged domestic dispute updated 9 days ago

A federal judge spent the night in an Atlanta jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife.

Man arrested after overseas trip, accused of sympathizing with ISIS updated 10 days ago

U.S. authorities arrested an American man returning from overseas who they say is a sympathizer of the terrorist group ISIS.

'I am Charles Manson's wife' updated 10 days ago

Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson. Now she wants to be his wife.

Feds: Afghan doctor in Philly tied to anti-Western insurgents updated 11 days ago

Feds accuse a former doctor in Philadelphia of working with an anti-western insurgent group in Afghanistan.

California governor reverses parole for Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis updated 12 days ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board decision and denied the release of Bruce Davis -- an ex-associate of Charles Manson.

Texas man indicted in death of Alfred Wright updated 13 days ago

A Jasper, Texas, man has been indicted in connection with the death of Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old father of three who mysteriously disappeared.

Why people still pay attention to Charles Manson updated 13 days ago

Forty-five years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, some people are still fascinated with Charles Manson.rders.

Did racial bias lead NYC judge to convict man of murder? Ruling postponed updated 14 days ago

A New York judge says his ruling in a 1999 murder conviction was a "travesty" because of his own bias; a new judge could overturn the conviction.

Man who shot unarmed Michigan teen convicted of second-degree murder updated 14 days ago

Theodore Wafer of Michigan, accused of gunning down an unarmed young woman on his front porch in November, was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder.

New Jersey mother charged in son's death decades after he disappears updated 14 days ago

More than two decades after 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey disappeared in New Jersey, his mother was charged with his death.

40 state troopers headed to Chicago to help combat violence updated 14 days ago

In yet another sign of the gravity of Chicago's violent crime problem, 40 Illinois State Police officers will soon hit the streets.

Town in shock after 9-year-old boy is stabbed to death on playground updated 14 days ago

A family is grieving and a Michigan town is in shock after a 9-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a playground.

Feds: Clinic founder sold performance drugs to pro and high school athletes updated 16 days ago

Tony Bosch, the founder of a Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami, surrendered to the Drug Enforcement Administration Tuesday on a number of charges.

Federal judge: Abortion like right to bear arms updated 16 days ago

Likening abortion to the right to bear arms, a federal judge strikes down Alabama provision restricting which doctors can perform the procedure.

'I was not going to cower': Man who shot unarmed Michigan teen takes the stand updated 16 days ago

A Michigan man accused of gunning down Renisha McBride took the stand in his own defense Monday.

Man who filmed cop's fatal chokehold arrested on gun charges updated 17 days ago

A man who captured video of the fatal confrontation between New York police and Eric Garner was arrested Saturday night on gun possession charges.

The manhunt ended after CNN's 'The Hunt' tip: Who was Charles Mozdir? updated 18 days ago

The mugshot shows a fairly clean-cut man with short hair, his head cocked, sporting a half-smile.

Choke hold by cop killed NY man, medical examiner says updated 19 days ago

A New York police officer's choke hold on a man arrested for selling cigarettes killed him, the medical examiner's office said.

15 injections used in controversial Arizona execution, documents show updated 19 days ago

A single lethal injection was supposed to end Joseph Wood's life last week. But it didn't, documents show.

Girl charged in Slenderman stabbing deemed incompetent updated 20 days ago

One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman, Slenderman, was deemed incompetent to stand trial.

911 dispatcher mistakenly gave lower priority to deadly FSU shooting updated 21 days ago

A mistake by a 911 dispatcher is the latest twist in a deadly mystery -- the shooting of FSU law professor Daniel Markel.

Six Philadelphia police officers arrested on corruption-related charges updated 21 days ago

Six Philadelphia police officers were arrested Wednesday on corruption-related charges, authorities said.

Man killed, planned to eat girlfriend's dog, police say updated 22 days ago

A New Mexico man is charged with extreme animal cruelty after allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, then skinning it and putting parts of it in a freezer.

Reports: Suspect's storage unit searched in New Hampshire teen's kidnapping updated 22 days ago

Investigators searching for clues in the Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case reportedly have a new focus: a storage unit on the suspect's property.

Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting updated 22 days ago

U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager used excessive force and should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU argues.

Tip during CNN's 'The Hunt' led police to suspect killed in shootout updated 23 days ago

A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him.

John Walsh: 5 things to know about the fugitive hunter updated 23 days ago

John Walsh, a man now synonymous with hunting bad guys, had no intention of a career catching fugitives.

Police ask public's help to solve FSU law professor's slaying updated 23 days ago

Police in Tallahassee are asking the public's help in solving the killing of a Florida State University law professor.

Judge: Clippers sale can go forward updated 23 days ago

Shelly Sterling says she can finally get some rest now that it looks like she will be able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

Nathaniel Kibby arrested in the kidnapping of New Hampshire teen updated 24 days ago

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, has been charged in the kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, a New Hampshire teen who was returned to her home after nine months

Hidden cameras in University of Delaware restrooms lead to man's arrest updated 24 days ago

University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university's Newark campus

Report: Blood alcohol level of slain Detroit woman more than twice the legal limit updated 24 days ago

A 19-year-old Detroit woman who was shot and killed on the front porch of a Michigan home had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit for drivers in the state, according to a toxicology report released Thursday.

Robbery hostage said, 'I don't want my daughter to see me coming out with you' updated 25 days ago

Before she was taken hostage during a brazen bank robbery this month, Misty Holt-Singh worried about one thing, says a woman inside the bank with her.

Chemical mix and human error lead to controversial executions updated 25 days ago

What would qualify as a botched execution? One expert says an execution is botched when the inmate endured "prolonged suffering" for 20 minutes or more.

3-year-old critically wounded in Chicago shooting updated 25 days ago

Gun violence flared again in Chicago on Friday when a gunman killed a 13-year-old boy and wounded six others.

Judge says Washington's ban on handguns in public is unconstitutional updated 25 days ago

A federal judge ruled that Washington's ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

Police release more details in FSU law professor's slaying updated 26 days ago

Police in Tallahassee release a few new details in death of Florida State law professor.

DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled 'I'm pregnant' updated 27 days ago

Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.

McCain: Prolonged Arizona execution was 'torture' updated 27 days ago

Arizona has halted all executions after the prolonged death of a convicted killer during an execution this week described by some as tantamount to torture.

Arizona execution raises questions over novel lethal injections updated 27 days ago

Arizona lingering execution stirs controversy over novel lethal injection drugs.

No evidence Arizona execution botched, corrections chief says updated 28 days ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer orders the state's Department of Corrections to review the execution of Joseph Wood, whose death took nearly two hours.

Albuquerque, Justice Department reach deal over police brutality updated 28 days ago

The Department of Justice reaches a deal with the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to address a "pattern or practice of excessive force" by police.

Philip Chism, charged with killing teacher, faces separate attempted murder charge updated 28 days ago

Philip Chism, accused of killing his teacher, was arraigned on attempted murder charges stemming from a separate attack on a female youth services worker.

Another botched execution? Inmate gasps during two-hour execution updated 29 days ago

Arizona inmate Joseph Wood died some two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said, describing what happened as "bungled."

Three women arrested on terrorist funding charges updated 29 days ago

Three women arrested on terrorist funding charges involving money transfers to Africa.

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies hours before court approves extradition updated 29 days ago

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared his extradition to Germany to stand trial.

Oklahoma teen accused of child sex assaults while volunteering in Kenya updated 29 days ago

A Oklahoma teen is accused of performing sexual acts on as many as 10 children while volunteering in Africa. His lawyer says he denies the charges.

Gun arrest provides Boston bombing breakthrough updated 29 days ago

Law enforcement official: Stephen Silva, 21, supplied the gun used to kill an MIT officer after Boston bombing.

Florida father says son saved alleged molester's life updated 29 days ago

A father who beat his 11-year-old son's alleged molester unconscious told a CNN affiliate that his son is the only reason his assailant is alive.

Aaron Hernandez defense backs off effort to subpoena Patriots updated 29 days ago

A Tuesday hearing was canceled in a battle between the New England Patriots and Aaron Hernandez over the former tight end's demand for team records.

New York choke hold death leads police to review training procedures updated 29 days ago

New York Police will review training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, a man who was held in a choke hold and died as police tried to arrest him

Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying updated 30 days ago

Days after a renowned law professor at Florida State University was found with a gunshot wound to his head, his death is being investigated as a homicide.

47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet updated 30 days ago

Police say 47 Chicago residents were shot over the weekend; five lost their lives. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials meet to discuss the violence.

Tsarnaev friend convicted of obstructing Boston bombings probe updated 30 days ago

A federal jury on Monday found a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of obstructing the investigation into the 2013 attack.

New York man dies after chokehold by police updated 31 days ago

Eric Garner was detained by police in a chokehold and later died from a heart attack en route to the hospital.

Police: 25-pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family updated 32 days ago

Prosecutors: 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy was nearly starved in his own home and was beaten for sneaking food.

'Treme' actor settles racial profiling lawsuit against Macy's, NYC updated 33 days ago

HBO actor Robert Brown has reached a "settlement in principal" of his racial profiling lawsuits against Macy's and New York.

Dad's 911 call: I've beaten up my son's assailant updated 33 days ago

A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, who said he found someone sexually abusing his son called 911 to report that he had beat the assailant.

Chicago to get more ATF agents to help fight gun crime updated 35 days ago

In an effort to help fight gun violence, the Department of Justice will send seven more ATF agents to join the 45 already stationed in Chicago.

Jose Antonio Vargas: My detention wasn't a stunt updated 35 days ago

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant who was detained at a Texas airport this week said Wednesday the incident wasn't a stunt.

Yacht killing case shines light on 'sugar daddy' websites updated 36 days ago

Alix Catherine Tichelman's arrest in the death of a Google executive has shed a new light on "sugar daddy" sites

California's death penalty ruled unconstitutional updated 36 days ago

In ruling California's death penalty unconstitutional, a federal judge said Wednesday the system is so broken it unfairly leaves inmates with uncertain fates -- often for decades.

Death penalty facts that may surprise you updated 36 days ago

Statistics offer a fascinating snapshot of U.S. executions, including how they're done, where they take place and how many prisoners are executed each year.

Texas actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years updated 36 days ago

The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama was sentenced to 18 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Jose Antonio Vargas, symbol of immigration debate, freed after detention updated 37 days ago

Jose Antonio Vargas, one of America's most well known undocumented immigrants, was released from detention with a notice to appear in immigration court.

Mother in toddler's hot car death wants privacy to grieve updated 37 days ago

The mother whose toddler died in a hot car in Cobb County, Georgia, last month, is "living every parent's nightmare," her attorney said in a statement.

Georgia case reopened after alleged prostitute accused in yacht death updated 37 days ago

Alleged prostitute charged in Google exec's death also being looked at in death of her boyfriend in Georgia, officials say

California lawyers, German woman accused of shaking down Saudi sheikh updated 37 days ago

A German woman and two California lawyers have been accused of extortion and falsely accusing the son of a Saudi sheikh of sexual assault and torture.

Sole survivor in Texas shooting looks for hope amid her horror updated 38 days ago

A teenage girl speaks out for the first time since her parents, 4 siblings were shot dead in their Texas home.

Ex-millionaire: I was framed for murders ordered by Escobar updated 38 days ago

Was Kris Maharaj framed for a Pablo Escobar-ordered murder in Florida?

Utah same-sex marriages already done are valid, appeals court rules updated 39 days ago

A federal appeals court ruled Utah must recognize about 1,300 same-sex marriages performed earlier this year.

Texas man accused of killing 6 collapses in court updated 41 days ago

Ron Lee Haskell, charged with capital murder in the deaths of six people, collapsed in a Texas courtroom during a Friday hearing.

Trial starts for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect updated 41 days ago

Prosecutors said Azmat Tazhayakov knew exactly what he was doing after the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

PayPal to refund donations sent to family of Georgia toddler who died in hot car updated 41 days ago

PayPal said Friday it will refund donations to the family of Cooper Harris, the Georgia toddler whose father is charged with murder in his hot-car death.

Pats, Hernandez battle over psychological, scouting reports updated 41 days ago

The New England Patriots are refusing to voluntarily turn over scouting reports and psychological tests to the defense team of Aaron Hernandez.

Estranged wife had protective order for Texas man who police say killed 6 updated 41 days ago

The estranged wife of Ron Lee Haskell had taken out a protective order against him, well before police say he killed 6.

'Missing' boy found in basement tells authorities of grueling forced exercise updated 41 days ago

A Michigan boy who was found in his father's basement after an 11-day search tells authorities he was forced to do a grueling exercise program.

Car bakes in Georgia sun for investigation into toddler's death updated 41 days ago

Investigators this week tried to simulate the heat inside the car that killed a Georgia toddler.

Police: Prostitute killed tech exec with heroin updated 42 days ago

An alleged prostitute has been arrested for injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht and walking away as he died.

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