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Jurors resume work in Michael Jackson death trial

A high school football coach is leading the jurors who will decide if a concert promoter is liable in the death of Michael Jackson.

Stocks shrug off shutdown

Congress failed to pass a budget and triggered a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades Tuesday. But Wall Street took Washington's latest breakdown in stride.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Schools, organizations and communities are coming together in October to fight against bullying which is a form of abuse. It's a problem in schools, workplace and in the home.

Office of Management and Budget Director orders federal agencies to begin shutting down

The Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell ordered federal agencies to start shutting down. The guidance for an "orderly shutdown of the Federal government" memo from Burwell also said:

Sexual relationship between pastor, gunman’s wife being investigated as motive for shooting

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso addressed the media today regarding the case of a pastor who was shot and killed in front of his congregation.

Federal government shutdown draws near as bickering continues

Showdown time. In less than a day, big parts of the federal government will shut down unless Congress can find a way to bridge differences over health-care reform and other issues.

Once again, Senate rejects House GOP plan to derail Obamacare

CNN UPDATE (5:14 p.m. ET): A government shutdown due to political wrangling over federal spending and Obamacare would throw a wrench into the gears of the economy, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Teens arrested for cyberstalking after threatening violence against juvenile on Twitter

Two teens from Baker, Louisiana have been arrested for cyberstalking after they allegedly threatening to beat up and kill another teen via Twitter.

Man arrested for juvenile cruelty after boy he 'spanked' ended up with bruising all over body

Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man for causing injuries to a three-year-old boy while spanking him.

How the government will shut down

There will be no thunderclap or clang of bells at 12:01 am Tuesday if Congress fails to pass a deal to fund the government by the start of the new fiscal year.