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  • AP accuses George Zimmerman of using its photo in his artwork

    AP accuses George Zimmerman of using its photo in his artwork
    George Zimmerman's latest artistic endeavor may land him in a legal battle with the Associated Press. AP officials contend that Zimmerman's painting, titled "Angie," directly copies an AP photo, taken by freelance photographer Rick Wilson, of Florida...
  • There's no reason, or excuse, for blackface Halloween costumes

    There's no reason, or excuse, for blackface Halloween costumes
    Every Halloween, people take the opportunity to step out of their lives and into a playful realm where they can dress up as anything they can imagine: make-believe for adults. Halloween is the one time of year largely free from judgment. Women can go as a...
  • Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?

    Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?
    Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida. That may be as good an explanation as any to explain the fatal shooting of a (texting) man at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Monday. But is it really that simple, that random, that inane? Details are...
  • George Zimmerman painting sells on EBay for $100,099.99

    George Zimmerman painting sells on EBay for $100,099.99
    How much is a painting created by George Zimmerman worth? For one EBay bidder, $100,099.99 was just the right price. The user’s prize: A signed 18-inch-by-24-inch oil painting of a blue American flag featuring a part of the Pledge of Allegiance,...
  • George Zimmerman made a painting; bidding on EBay nears $100,000

    George Zimmerman made a painting; bidding on EBay nears $100,000
    The rumors are true: George Zimmerman is a painter now. And his first creation, which was listed on EBay this week, has sparked a bidding war that has pushed its price up from a starting point of $0.99 to almost $100,000 as of Tuesday morning. It's a...
  • Quiz: Test your knowledge of 2013's national news

    Quiz: Test your knowledge of 2013's national news
    In 2013, our hearts were warmed by individual stories of compassion, but tragic, landmark events cast their shadows. The Boston Marathon bombing riveted the nation. Three people were killed, and more than 260 were wounded. Shootings in Colorado,...
  • Police find 5 guns, ammo stash in George Zimmerman's home

    Police find 5 guns, ammo stash in George Zimmerman's home
    After George Zimmerman's girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse, police found five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the house the couple shared, according to court documents. On Nov. 18, Zimmernan's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called...
  • Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot, is City of the Year

    Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot, is City of the Year
    The shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman threw a glaring international spotlight on the city of Sanford, Fla. The city became closely identified with the controversial shooting whose racial overtones riveted the nation. Now, Sanford...
  • George Zimmerman won't be charged with domestic violence

    George Zimmerman won't be charged with domestic violence
    George Zimmerman's most recent brush with the law came to an uneventful end Wednesday when Florida authorities said they would not charge him with domestic violence. His girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, had called police last month alleging that he pointed...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother calls for fixes to 'stand your ground' laws

    Trayvon Martin's mother calls for fixes to 'stand your ground' laws
    WASHINGTON -- The mother of Trayvon Martin -- the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot to death last year in Florida, sparking a national debate about "stand your ground" laws -- testified Tuesday about the need to amend a law that "does not work." Speaking...
  • Florida woman who got 20 years for warning shot released pending retrial

    Florida woman who got 20 years for warning shot released pending retrial
    A Florida woman who became a cause celebre for civil-rights activists after she received a 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot has been released on house arrest this week as she awaits another trial. Marissa Alexander's supporters said...