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Get caught up: Week 2 of George Zimmerman trial

A jury of six women heard testimony for a second week in the Florida courtroom where George Zimmerman stands trial for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Legal woes mount for former Patriots tight end

A Massachusetts grand jury will hear testimony this month from a man who has accused former NFL star Aaron Hernandez of shooting him in the face in February.

June jobs report: Hiring beats expectations

The job market made solid improvement last month, sending signals to markets that the Federal Reserve is on track to start pulling back on its stimulus program.

Republicans demand action on student loan rates

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, faulted Senate Democrats on Saturday for this week's hike in student loan interest rates and urged the upper chamber to pass legislation that resolves the issue as soon as the holiday recess ends.

Virginia child killed by stray bullet during 4th of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was shot in head by a stray bullet, Chesterfield Police said.

Political week ahead: Five stories to watch

The issues of abortion and illegal immigration will be in the spotlight over the next week, but all eyes will be on Texas on Monday for a major player to announce his political plans.

VIDEO: 4th of July celebrations take place across the U.S.

The Fourth of July is the day in the United States designated to celebrate our nation's freedom. Celebrations took place all across the country and, of course, fireworks were the grand finale to them all.

Listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 1 dead, 4 sickened

A listeria outbreak linked to cheese might have killed one person and sickened four others in four states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. One of the cases was a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage.

Late Pope John Paul II to get sainthood, Vatican says

The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday.

Chrysler recalls nearly half-million vehicles over head restraint issue

Chrysler took the preemptive step this week of recalling nearly half a million vehicles because of issues with the active head-restraint function found in several makes and models.