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Michael Hanline, wrongly convicted in 1978 killing, freed

When he first stepped outside, Michael Hanline looked up at the sky as if for the first time.<p>Wearing a dark sweatshirt with "XONER8" across the front, his white hair pulled into a ponytail and a cane in hand, California's longest-serving wrongfully convicted inmate walked out of jail Monday a free …

High-level cartel figure sentenced to 22 years in prison in Chicago

The highest-ranking Sinaloa cartel member ever sentenced in the U.S. was given 22 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Chicago.<p>"I tell you — and I tell you on behalf of all Chicagoans … we are tired, tired of drug trafficking, and it continues to hurt this city and this country," U.S. …

Judge says confession admissible in Etan Patz case

A jury will be allowed to consider a confession by a suspect with a low IQ who is accused of killing a 6-year-old boy more than three decades ago, a judge ruled Monday.<p>In May 2012, Pedro Hernandez told police that he choked Etan Patz to death in New York City in 1979, police say.<p>Hernandez's …

Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and …

Democratic group to file complaint against GOP for 'secret' Twitter accounts

A Democratic group says it will file a formal complaint with federal regulators against three Republican organizations after a CNN investigation revealed that they shared internal polling data before the midterm elections by posting the information on anonymous Twitter accounts.<p>The liberal advocacy …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Boy's fatal shooting by Cleveland police sparks call for replica guns to be marked

As Cleveland officials investigate a police shooting of a 12-year-old African American boy who was brandishing a fake gun at a Cleveland playground, one state lawmaker is calling for such toys to be specially marked.<p>The boy, identified over the weekend by the Cuyahoga county medical examiner’s …

5 Things to Know About the Ferguson Decision - Briefly - WSJ

1 We May Never Know the Reasons Behind the Grand Jury’s Decision Share on Twitter<p>Grand jury proceedings are typically shrouded in secrecy, largely to allow witnesses the opportunity to testify without fear of reprisal. But in a rare move, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has …

North Koreans protest against UN resolution on human rights

North Korea held a mass rally in Pyongyang today to protest against a United Nations resolution condemning its human rights record.<p>Thousands of protesters in Kim Il-sung square carried banners praising their leaders and condemning the United States. Such mass rallies are organised by the government …

Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine leveled fresh charges on Tuesday that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that five columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday.<p>The latest accusations come amid a standstill in diplomatic efforts to …

Police Step Up Crackdown on Hong Kong Protest

Authorities Arrest Two Main Student Leaders and 30 Others in Sweep<p>By<p>Mia Lamar And<p>Fiona Law<p>HONG KONG—Police arrested several student protest leaders Wednesday as they moved aggressively to clear major roads at the most volatile protest site.<p>Clashes erupted in Mong Kok, the site of violence …

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Photographic Evidence Released In Ferguson Case

After he announced the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the trove of evidence -- including documents, transcripts and photos -- that was presented …

Scores of protests over Ferguson case planned

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p>Washington University students march through a student lounge on the St. Louis campus as part of a nationwide walkout on Monday, December 1. Activists called for students to walk …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …