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A young transient who said he was trying to shake zombies off a stolen semi-trailer truck he was driving caused a major freeway incident in southern California that sent four people to the hospital and tied up traffic for hours, the California Highway Patrol said.
A total of 34 people and 23 entities have been indicted in an Internet and telephone illegal gambling operation that took in more than $1 billion in bets, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.
A German-born man known for impersonating a Rockefeller was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of his landlady's son in California.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making a bomb threat near the White House, according to the Secret Service and Washington's Metropolitan Police Department.
The family -- mom, dad and two kids -- left their home looking like they meant to be back in a few minutes. But surveillance video caught what appears to be the four of them walking across the border into Mexico. There's been no word of them since.
Police have arrested a man known as the North Pond Hermit, who is accused of burglarizing areas in the woods of central Maine for 27 years, state police told CNN.
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer accuses prosecutors of leaking details of her case to TMZ, which he says resulted in "an inaccurate report" about where the actress will go for rehab.
(CNN) -- The 20-year-old student who authorities said went on a stabbing spree Tuesday at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas, is undergoing psychological evaluation Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney's Office says.
Arias says Travis was violent at times and she killed him in self defense
The Lodi police department in California has been waiting for months for an order of ammunition to arrive. KOVR reports.
A central part of the gun legislation Congress is expected to take up this week is the idea of expanded background checks on gun purchases. But few Americans understand how background checks actually work.
Dylan Quick overcame a childhood disability and had big plans for the future.
Police have identified a suspect in a string of potential hate crimes in New York City in which 12 mezuzahs were set ablaze as they hung on doorframes outside Jewish homes.
An American couple who allegedly abducted their two children and sailed to Cuba were returned to the United States early Wednesday, Florida authorities said.
A Canadian teenager, who was allegedly gang-raped and bullied, has been taken off life support, her family said.
A 6-year-old New Jersey boy has died after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate as their parents stood in the yard nearby, police said.
"Swatting" pranks have sent police rushing with guns drawn to a growing A-list of celebrity homes in recent weeks, but new tactics, technology and a proposed law could bring the dangerous hoaxes to an end.
At least one person was stabbed Tuesday at a Houston-area college, police say -- an incident that has prompted the school to urge students to take shelter.
Arias claims she killed Travis Alexander in self defense after he attacked her
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to a former inmate about his experiences inside one of the "worst jails in America."