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The manhunt ended after CNN's 'The Hunt' tip: Who was Charles Mozdir?

The mugshot shows a fairly clean-cut man with short hair, his head cocked, sporting a half-smile. That was Charles Mozdir in 2012, when he stood accused of molesting a then 5-year-old boy in California.

They got Hoffa-ed: Lives turned upside down in search for Teamsters boss

The knock came for Pat Szpunar one afternoon in September 2012. At her door on a quiet corner in Roseville, a northeast suburb of Detroit, stood two local police detectives.

65 die in China factory explosion, says state news

A factory explosion killed 65 people early Saturday in China, according to state news agency Xinhua. The blast in the eastern Jiangsu Province injured an additional 150 people, Xinhua said, citing officials.

Water alert affects more than 400,000 in Toledo, Ohio

Don't use, drink, cook with, or even boil any of the water in Toledo, Ohio. Restaurants should close up for the day.

U.S. official: Spy plane flew over Sweden to evade Russian military tracking

A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military in recent days by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without that country's permission, a U.S. military official told CNN.

Cadaver dogs assist in Ukraine crash site search

Cadaver dogs are helping 70 experts scour the debris field of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 for remains, according to the the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring the search of the crash site in eastern Ukrain

Choke hold by cop killed NY man, medical examiner says

The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him.

Israeli shells pound Gaza as fate of missing soldier remains unknown

The bloodshed in Gaza showed no sign of letting up Saturday, with 50 Palestinians reported killed amid renewed Israeli shelling following accusations that Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier.

Tropical Storm Bertha churns toward Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward Puerto Rico early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 22 mph.

15 injections used in controversial Arizona execution, documents show

A single lethal injection was supposed to speedily end Joseph Wood's life last week. When it didn't, Arizona executioners gave him a total of 15 doses of a novel drug cocktail, according to prison documents released Friday.