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  • Rules for neighborhood watch discussed in George Zimmerman trial

    Rules for neighborhood watch discussed in George Zimmerman trial
    The police department official who worked with George Zimmerman on establishing a neighborhood watch program at a gated community in Sanford, Fla., testified Tuesday that members of such groups were not supposed to follow suspicious people and were told...
  • Prison releases pose no danger, experts testified

    Prison releases pose no danger, experts testified
    Early prison releases of the kind ordered by a federal court panel pose no threat to public safety, according to experts who testified on the matter the last time it came up in California. In those 2009 hearings, five experts on crime, punishment and...
  • George Zimmerman trial: 11 more prospective jurors are interviewed

    George Zimmerman trial: 11 more prospective jurors are interviewed
    The second day of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Fla., picked up steam on Tuesday as lawyers continued to explore the attitudes and politics of those who may decide the fate of the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with...
  • George Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered

    George Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered
    SANFORD, Fla. — The six jurors and four alternates eventually picked to hear the second-degree murder case of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be sequestered for the two to four weeks the trial will last, the judge presiding over...
  • Philadelphia building collapse: City tightens rules on demolition

    Philadelphia building collapse: City tightens rules on demolition
    Officials in Philadelphia announced sweeping changes to the city’s demolition standards Friday as the first lawsuit was filed  in the four-story building collapse that left six people dead.   In a televised news conference, Mayor Michael Nutter...
  • San Onofre neighbors no longer felt safe, welcome closure

    San Onofre neighbors no longer felt safe, welcome closure
    While activists praised Friday’s announcement that the San Onofre nuclear power plant would be retired, those who live near the coastal facility expressed mixed emotions about the fate of what has become a familiar landmark and a nagging source of...
  • Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans

    Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans
    Federal safety regulators have opened a probe, looking at whether airbags are deploying without warning in about 320,000 Honda Odyssey vans from the 2003 and 2004 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received six...
  • Jury selection begins for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin case

    Jury selection begins for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin case
    The trial of George Zimmerman began Monday with the laborious process of picking a jury that will decide the fate of the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American...
  • Cargo train derails, explodes near Baltimore

    Cargo train derails, explodes near Baltimore
    Several buildings collapsed after a cargo train derailed east of Baltimore and then exploded with a blast that could be felt for miles, officials and witnesses said Tuesday. No one was immediately reported hurt in the incident, and hazardous materials...
  • GPS-tampering bill clears first state legislative committee

    GPS-tampering bill clears first state legislative committee
    A pared-down bill that would send sex offenders who repeatedly remove their GPS tracking devices back to state prison cleared its first legislative committee Tuesday, making progress where broader measures failed. In a deal struck with Democratic...
  • Anonymous note threat at Pasadena High prompts extra security

    Police are beefing up security at Pasadena High School on Thursday and Friday in response to an anonymous note threatening violence on the campus, school and public safety officials said. The note did not specify who might commit violence and the writer...