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One of the teens who recorded himself mocking the girl at the center of an Ohio rape case "did a really dumb thing and regrets it" but did not commit any crime, his lawyer said Monday.
Shortly after winning $1 million in the lottery, an Illinois man was found dead -- a death that a medical examiner has since ruled was due to cyanide poisoning.
Police have abandoned a ground search for a skydiver who went missing four days ago over the Cascade Mountains in Washington. Kurt Ruppert, of Lake City, Florida, disappeared Thursday after he jumped out of a helicopter at 6,500 feet while wearing a special jumpsuit known as a "wingsuit," which allows a person to soar and glide before deploying a parachute.
In courtroom packed with the victims' relatives and friends -- many of whose eyes were swollen from crying -- a New York judge broke down in tears Monday while sentencing the "Dating Game Killer" to 25 years to life for the murder of two 23-year-old women in the 1970s.
Five people were injured -- three seriously enough to require hospital treatment -- when an escalator at a commuter rail station in New Jersey suddenly went into high-speed reverse Monday morning, authorities said.
A smoky fire broke out aboard an empty Dreamliner on the ground in Boston, the latest setback for the much heralded Boeing jetliner.
POL-CIA-Director (will update)
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated John Brennan, his chief counterterrorism adviser, to be the CIA's next director.
No. 1 Notre Dame faces No. 2 Alabama in college football's championship game Monday night.
Syria-Civil-War (will update)
As regional fears of a spillover from Syria's civil war increase, Israel plans to build a fence along the border with the embattled country.
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Bahrain's highest court on Monday upheld the verdicts against 13 activists convicted of plotting to overthrow the government for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations sparked by the success of popular Arab Spring uprisings.