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George Zimmerman’s Decision Leads to Summer Trial

A Florida judge questioned George Zimmerman today on his decision to waive an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which means that he is likely heading for a trial this ...

Jason Collins Says ‘Huge Weight’ Lifted After Becoming First Openly Gay Major Pro Athlete

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins says a “huge weight has been lifted” from his shoulders after becoming the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. team sport and he is waiting for someone else ...

Jessica Heeringa: Video of Minivan Sought by Police, 911 Call Released in Gas Station Attendant’s Disappearance

A gray minivan being sought by police in connection with the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa was captured on surveillance video around the time police believe the gas station attendant might have been abducted. ...

Feds Probe Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Link to Russian Militants

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been in touch with suspected militants before and during his visit last year to southern Russia, according to a U.S. official and sources in the region. ...

California Manhunt for 8-Year-Old Leila Fowler’s Killer; Family Devastated

A manhunt for a suspect considered “armed and dangerous” is underway in California after 8-year-old Leila Fowler was found stabbed to death in her home. Leila Fowler and her 12-year-old brother were home ...

Authorities: Student Shoots Self in Ohio Classroom

An honors student at an all-male Catholic high school tried to commit suicide in his first-period classroom Monday, police said, critically wounding himself with a gunshot and sending other students scrambling for ...

4 Choir Members Stabbed During New Mexico Church Service

Four members of an Albuquerque church choir were stabbed today when a man rushed them at the end of mass, police said. Witnesses at the 11 a.m. mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Church said the choir had begun their closing ...

Branstad defends management of Iowa Veterans Home

Governor Terry Branstad says he “has heard some concerns” about management of the Iowa Veterans Home, but the governor is expressing confidence in the leadership that’s in place. “We’re very proud of the ...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has identified 18 businesses that’ll be participating in this year’s Pollution Prevention intern program. DNR spokesperson, Danielle Dilks, says the program is part of ...

Two people were injured in a fire at a Cedar Rapids condominium complex Sunday. Firefighters were called to the Shamrock Condominiums on the southwest side of the city around 7;30 Sunday evening. Firefighters ...