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Wallenda walks fine line high above river gorge

His high-wire walk didn't start well. Perched on a 2-inch-thick metal cable, 1,500 feet in the air, daredevil Nik Wallenda spat on his hands and wiped the soles of his moccasins.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

Obama to tackle climate change in speech

President Barack Obama will announce his plans to "reduce carbon pollution" in a climate change speech next week, the White House announced Saturday.

Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; 2 dead

A stunt plane crashed at an Ohio air show on Saturday, killing two people, organizers said. A wing walker was performing on a Stearman biplane when it plunged to the ground, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

Snowden on the run, seeks asylum in Ecuador

Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Ecuador, the South American country's foreign ministry announced Sunday as the United States urged countries to rebuff the leaker.

WikiLeaks: Snowden arrives in Moscow

The global cat-and-mouse hunt for Edward Snowden took a dramatic turn Sunday when the man wanted on U.S. espionage charges fled Hong Kong and reportedly arrived in Russia.

High court poised for a week of high-stakes rulings

Inside the marble walls at the Supreme Court, the last days of June are called the "flood season," a frantic push to finish its work for the summer.

Texas A&M Equine Center collapses injuring four people

The Texas A&M Equine Center barn is now a pile of wreckage after beams on the building collapsed. Right before 11:00 a.m. Saturday, the Texas A&M Equine Center fell apart.

Detectives search Patriots player's house

Authorities searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Saturday for the second time since a man was found dead a half mile away.

Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; 2 dead

Two people were killed Saturday during a performance at an Ohio air show, CNN affiliate WHIO reported A wing walker was performing on the Stearman biplane at the time of the crash, FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said.