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All female jury to try Zimmerman, trial starts June 24

A jury of six women was chosen Thursday to hear the case of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer accused of murder in the 2012 killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Instagram launches 15-second video feature

Look out Vine: Instagram isn't just about sharing arty photos anymore.

KKK member, accomplice created lethal X-ray system, FBI says

Two New York state men have been charged in a bizarre plan to develop a mobile X-ray system that would be used from afar to silently kill people that they deemed "undesirable," federal officials said.

NYC police: Teacher accused of raping 10-year-old student

A Bronx public school teacher has been arrested and charged in the alleged rape of a 10-year-old student, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.

4 relatives sentenced for kidnap, assault of gay man in Kentucky

A court has sentenced four relatives to years in prison for their roles in kidnapping and assaulting a gay man in Kentucky

Terrorizing landlords plead guilty to burglary, stalking, attempted grand theft

Think you have the landlord from hell? Think again. Did they steal your stuff? Lock you out? Threaten you with a gun? Unless they did, they're not even in contention for the title.

Police: Son stabs father, then saws off his own hands

A 59-year-old man lay bloody on the driveway. His son stood nearby, both his hands cut off at the wrist.

Blurred clue saves girl from child-rapist

Federal agents watched in horror as an unknown man in an internet photo appealed for stomach-churning advice -- how to rape the child beside him. The girl was in pajamas and the man appeared intent on abusing her sometime soon.

BY THE NUMBERS: Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery. Many African-Americans mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gathering with family and friends.

Police: Ohio day-care operator drugged pancakes to make children sleep

Getting children to take a nap can be hard. Getting them to eat pancakes is not nearly as difficult.