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Tsarnaev lawyer keeps hated criminals off death row

One of the nation's foremost experts on keeping clients off death row is joining Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team.

Anti-abortion group releases new secretly recorded video

The anti-abortion group that recently revealed two videos from a secret investigation into abortion clinics released a third on Thursday.

10th state set to legalize same-sex marriage

Rhode Island was set to become the tenth state in the nation, and the last in New England, to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday as final legislation cleared procedural hurdles in the state legislature.

Teen girl claims male student sexually assaulted her on school bus

Police are investigating a claim from a 16-year-old girl about being sexually abused by another student in the back of a school bus.

Matt Harrison has second back surgery

Left-hander Matt Harrison expects to pitch again this season after undergoing a second operation on his back Wednesday.

SEC and ESPN announce SEC Network

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network.

Missing woman reappears 11 years later in Florida Keys

A Pennsylvania woman who mysteriously disappeared 11 years ago has resurfaced in Florida, saying that she just walked out on her family, her life and her problems.

North Korea sentences US citizen to 15 years of hard labor

A North Korean court has sentenced a U.S. citizen to 15 years of hard labor, saying he committed "hostile acts" against the secretive state.

5-year-old boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

A Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said.

Astros abandon "tandum starting" in AAA

The Astros’ tandem-starter experiment at Class AAA Oklahoma City has quietly ended.