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Suspect in Colorado theater killings to wear hidden harness during trial

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes will wear a hidden harness under his clothes to restrain him during his trial, which will have the largest jury pool in state history.

Apple tests motion detection features for iPhone

Apple appears to be testing out motion control features that will let people control their iPhones by moving their heads.

Aaron Hernandez investigated in 2012 double slaying

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL tight end charged with murder in the death last week of an acquaintance, is now being investigated in connection with a double homicide in Boston's South End in July 2012, a law enforcement source close to th

Deal on student loans unlikely before rates rise

An agreement to stave off the doubling of interest rates on some student loans is unlikely before a July 1 deadline, despite a late push by a handful of lawmakers to reach a compromise, senators from both parties said Wednesday.

New federal rules require healthier school snacks

Candy bars, doughnuts and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix and baked chips.

Competency hearing ordered for alleged Cleveland captor

A judge in Cleveland ordered a competency hearing for Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office confirmed Thursday.

After historic court rulings, what's next for gay rights movement?

For some people, Wednesday was a day to celebrate. Thursday, they get back to work.

Former New England Patriot Hernandez charged with murder

Authorities charged former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with first-degree murder on Wednesday, hours after police arrested him and the NFL team that once gave him a $40 million contract dropped him from its roster.

Paula Deen loses two major deals

Reeling from the fallout of Paula Deen's recent racial slur admission, two major companies have severed their relationship with the once high-flying chef.

Atlanta police union defends using traffic tickets to fund pay increases

It's a theory many drivers have held since their first speeding ticket, that citations are somehow connected to a special perk for the officer writing it.