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Father gets 3 life sentences for killing daughters

A 35-year-old father found to be sane when he killed his three young daughters last July was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole Monday.

Zimmerman trial protestors react violently in the streets; Burn American flag, possibly attacked people

Unabated anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman played out Tuesday in violent protests on gritty California streets and some other cities across the nation, as well as on social media sites.

Martin 'star witness' upset, angry by verdict

The friend who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin when his fatal confrontation with George Zimmerman began said Monday she is "disappointed, upset, angry, questioning and mad" at Zimmerman's acquittal on murder charges.

Reality star claims victim of sexual battery ‘should be thankful’ he reached up her skirt

A former television cast member learned a new lesson about reality behind bars in prison over the weekend. He’s accused of sexual battery and resisting arrest after an incident at a popular nightclub in Lafayette.

Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl

Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl -- on their bicycles.

Professional athletes react to Zimmerman verdict

A trial that captivated the nation came to an end on Saturday evening as George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury of his peers on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old, Trayvon M

Gold! $250K in centuries-old coins found

 "Constantly searching for a needle in a haystack" is what Brent Brisben says he does for a living, and on days like Saturday, the payoff makes the work worthwhile.

Marked man? Zimmerman fears for life, could face new charges

His GPS monitor has been cut off and George Zimmerman is free -- but only legally.

Zimmerman verdict reactions ring out in protests, calls from pulpit

 Just steps away from the courthouse where a jury decided George Zimmerman's fate, demonstrators vowed that their fight wasn't over.

5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

A clash in Congress over Obamacare and a nasty filibuster fight over the president's nominees will make headlines in the week ahead, and two state capitals are in the national spotlight because of developments in the divisive battle over ab