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4-year-old runs over, kills sister in Texas

A 16-month-old girl was run over and killed Sunday after authorities say her 4-year-old sibling climbed into a truck and put it in neutral.

Jodi Arias hearing: Will judge set date for penalty retrial?

Jodi Arias will return to court Monday for a hearing that could set the stage for her penalty-phase retrial.

Jerry Sandusky's son, six others reach settlement with Penn State

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son and six other victims of the former Penn State assistant football coach have finalized settlement agreements with the university, attorneys said. The amounts of the settlements are confidential.

Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder

Oklahoma's Republican governor said Sunday it would be fitting for President Barack Obama to speak out on the murder of Christopher Lane, the Australian college student who was gunned down in a murder that police say was motivated only by b

Florida boy, 12, dies from brain-eating parasite

Zachary Reyna, a 12-year-old Florida boy stricken with a brain-eating parasite, has died, according to a post Saturday on a Facebook page that's been providing detailed updates from the boy's family.

Oklahoma boy uses robot to attend class

Illness has kept an Oklahoma first grader from setting foot inside a classroom. But he's still able to attend class, and even travel the halls of his school, with the help of some futuristic technology.

N.Y. attorney general suing Trump's school for fraud

New York's attorney general accused Donald Trump in a lawsuit Saturday of defrauding students who studied at the billionaire mogul's investment institute, though Trump's representative said a large majority of the school's alumn

Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten

A jury's decision in July to acquit George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin represented "questionable judgment," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview aired Sunday.

A heavy toll for the victims of human trafficking

Their descent into prostitution followed different paths but ended up in the same nightmare: abuse, drugs and fear.

One-time Senate candidate in Tennessee accused of trying to have uncle killed

 A former U.S. Senate candidate from Tennessee was arrested after allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, CNN affiliate WJHL reports.