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Tyler Lee's Burch Smith sent back to minors

After three rough starts, pitcher Burch Smith was optioned to Triple-A Tucson. The Tyler Lee Red Raider made three starts for the San Diego Padres, allowing 15 earned runs in 7.1 innings of work.

VIDEO: Gun, drug texts featured in new Trayvon Martin shooting evidence

Items taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone -- including a text-message discussion of drug use and pictures of a gun and marijuana plants -- are among new details released Thursday by attorneys for the neighborhood watch volunteer accused

2 adopted Utah brothers, 4 and 10, found dead; oldest brother, 15, arrested

A 15-year-old Utah boy was arrested in connection with the slayings of his two younger adopted brothers, ages 4 and 10, who were apparently stabbed to death in their home, authorities said Thursday.

Arias trial jury foreman calls decision 'gut-wrenching'

A day after a jury deadlocked on whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, the jury foreman described the decision process as tense and emotional.

Tributes pour in for British soldier slain in cleaver attack

The family of the British soldier brutally slain in a cleaver attack in southeast London spoke movingly Friday of a man who was a devoted husband, father and brother, as well as a dedicated serviceman.

Texas Energy Star tax free weekend

Starting Saturday shoppers can get Energy Star appliances tax free during the Memorial Day weekend. The tax free only applies to those appliances that are labeled "Energy Star"

Bridge collapses in Washington state

An Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington has collapsed, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol said Thursday. People and cars were in the water.

Doctors used 3-D printer to save baby's life

Doctors in Michigan used a 3-D printer to help save a baby's life. Little Kaiba (kai'-buh) Gionfriddo of Ohio has a rare condition that made it hard to breathe.

Senator Cornyn challenge's President Obama's Gitmo vision

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement today responding to the President’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay:

VIDEO: Once homeless teen now high school's valedictorian

A Georgia teenager who was homeless for years is now her high school's valedictorian. She focused on her studies, despite living in shelters and even her mother's car.