BREAKING NEWS: Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty in shooting of Trayvon Martin. Rev. Al Sharpton calls verdict "slap in the face." Join a live chat with our reporters in Sanford here: http://yhoo.it/19k6JvH
BREAKING NEWS: Spokane, Wash., police say they have arrested a second teenage suspect in the fatal beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran. The victim, Delbert Belton, was attacked and robbed in the parking lot of an Eagles Lodge in North Spokane last Wednesday night. One of the teens surrendered to authorities Thursday night, and he was being held on charges of robbery and first-degree murder. His identity has not been released because he is a juvenile.
BREAKING NEWS: After a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass, one Boston Marathon bombing suspect is dead and another is on the run. They have been identified as Russians, near or from the autonomous republic of Chechnya. The suspect who died of wounds in Beth Israel hospital was injured by gunshots and what appeared to be a bomb blast. An explosive device similar to the one used in the marathon bombing was found and defused in Watertown. It is thought the dead suspect may have been body-wired with explosives.
Police in Spokane, Wash., say they have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II who survived the Battle of Okinawa. Two young men, between 16 and 19 years old, approached Delbert Belton in his car Wednesday night outside an Eagles Lodge as he was waiting for a friend. Belton was found by police with serious head injuries and died in the hospital Thursday.
BREAKING NEWS: Democratic leader Harry Reid says U.S. Senate leaders reached a bipartisan deal to avoid debt default and end the government shutdown on its 16th day. Reid made the announcement at the start of the Senate session on Wednesday. The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation's borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Mandela, the renowned anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, has died. He was 95, and had been suffering from a lengthy respiratory illness.
BREAKING NEWS: President Obama, in a Saturday address, said he has authorized military action against Syria, but will not act before seeking and obtaining congressional approval. Congress is out of session until Sept. 9.
BREAKING NEWS: A Senate panel voted 10-7 in favor of giving President Barack Obama authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The full Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week.
BREAKING NEWS: George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder in shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, was arrested again today, and charged with assault and battery following a disturbance call.
In an interview with ABC News airing Monday, the former secretary of state and possible presidential contender said the couple emerged from the White House saddled with legal fees and debt. Clinton said they struggled to finance "mortgages, for houses" and daughter Chelsea's education. Link
BREAKING NEWS: Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died on Monday at 94, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reported. Kalshnikov, was in his 20s when he created the AK-47 just after World War Two.
BREAKING NEWS: Sparks, Nevada police say several people were shot this morning at Sparks Middle School. Two, including the shooter, are dead and two are in critical condition at Renown Regional Medical Center, RGJ.com reported. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said this morning: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning...I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those affected by these tragic events.”
BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Terry McAuliffe won a close race against Republican opponent and tea party favorite Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia for the governor's seat.