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George Zimmerman Not Screaming for Help, Two Experts Testify Today

Two forensic experts testified today that they believe the voice of someone screaming for help moments before Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was …

Brain brew: can coffee stave off maladies of the mind?

Sure, a cup of coffee in the morning can add a little pep to your step. But it might very well do much more than that, according to a growing body of research into the potential health benefits of moderate java consumption. Most intriguing? The prospect that coffee could help stave off …

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Manslaughter Charges Expected for Crane Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Authorities expected to file manslaughter charges against the man who was operating the crane at a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six …

Jury's look into Trayvon Martin's past has its limits

In the 15 months since their deadly altercation, George Zimmerman's and Travyon Martin’s pasts have been under a microscope, but recent court rulings could sharply restrict what a jury hears about any events that took place before their encounter on the fateful night.<p>Florida Circuit Judge Debra …

On the Hunt for the NSA Wiretapping Leaker

In the wake of a pair of eye-opening reports on the government's domestic phone and internet monitoring programs, officials are turning their …

President Obama, Xi Jinping meet in California

Play Slideshow<p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Vowing to usher in a "new model" of relations between the U.S. and China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together Friday in southern California for their first meeting since Xi assumed China's presidency early this year.<p>With talk …

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Stockholm's male train drivers wearing skirts to work

Male train drivers in Stockholm have circumvented a ban on wearing shorts in the summer by coming to work in skirts.<p>More than a dozen male employees working for the Roslagsbanan train services in the <b>Swedish</b> capital have been wearing skirts in order to keep cool.<p>One of the drivers, Martin Åkersten, …

After Six Years of Bloodshed, Mexico's Drug War Shows Little Sign of Waning

The horrors of daily life with the cartels.<p>It was roughly 8 a.m., on Jan. 3, 2007. Mexican President Felipe Calderon had just landed at the airport in Uruapan, in the central state of Michoacan. He had come to check on the troops involved in counter-drug operations, to give them a morale boost; …

What If China Hacks the NSA's Massive Data Trove?

The danger of creating data sets that would permit a foreign government or non-state actor to wreak havoc on Americans.<p>Reuters<p>Bradley Manning proved that massive amounts of the government's most secret data was vulnerable to being dumped on the open Internet. A single individual achieved that …

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Finale: 10 Things We Can’t Wait to See

1<p>Now that we’ve all marginally recovered from the events of the Red Wedding, we still have a bit of cleanup from the affair to go through. We doubt …

News Briefs: A The Walking Dead Zombie Tried to Kill President Obama

<b>WHAT THE? NEWS</b><p>... An actress named Shannon Richardson who's played bit parts on <i>The Walking Dead</i> and <i>The Vampire Diaries</i> has been indicted for sending …

'Walking Dead' Actress Arrested in Connection to Obama, Bloomberg Ricin Letters

Shannon Richardson, who has also appeared on "The Vampire Diaries," had previously accused her husband of sending poison to the president.<p><i>Walking …

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'Walking Dead,' 'Vampire Diaries' EPs React to Ricin Letters Arrest

Glen Mazzara and Julie Plec both fail to recall Shannon Richardson's involvement with their respective shows.<p><b>Glen Mazzara</b> and <b>Julie Plec</b> both fail to …

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Performer of the Week: Thrones' Michelle Fairley

<i>A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars</i><p><b>THE PERFORMER</b> | <b>Michelle Fairley</b><p><b>THE SHOW</b> | <b>Game of Thrones</b><p><b>THE EPISODE</b> | “The Rains of Castamere”<p><b>THE</b> …