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Patriots' Hernandez taken into custody amid investigation of man's death

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was handcuffed Wednesday morning and put into a police cruiser outside his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on 2 cases concerning same-sex marriage

UPDATED- The Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.

Massive tar mat dug up off Louisiana, 3 years after Gulf spill

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, workers have dug up a massive chunk of weathered crude from the shallows off a Louisiana beach.

Ex-NBA star Scottie Pippen questioned in assault inquiry

Detectives in California questioned former NBA player Scottie Pippen on Monday as part of an investigation into an assault at a Malibu restaurant over the weekend.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Robber attacks unarmed mom in her home

WARNING: The video attached to this story contains material that some viewers may find disturbing due the graphic nature.

Home prices jump 12%

The rise in home prices continued to accelerate in April, but a jump in mortgage rates could soon put the brakes on prices.

Supreme Court limits federal oversight of Voting Rights Act

A deeply divided Supreme Court has limited use of a key provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, in effect invalidating the key enforcement provision that applies to all or parts of 15 states with past history of voter discriminatio

Texas town sues fertilizer supplier after blast

The Texas town devastated by an April fertilizer plant explosion is suing the company that supplied the plant with ammonium nitrate, arguing the supplier sold the volatile compound "blindly" to a firm that didn't handle it properl

As homicide inquiry continues, so does silence from Patriot's player, cops

On a day when investigators -- some wearing waders -- searched a wooded ravine as they continued their probe into the death of a man whose body was found less than a mile from the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, the man

May the force be with them: George Lucas ties the knot

May the force be with them. George Lucas, the Hollywood writer, director and producer who's most known for his work on the Star Wars film franchise, wed his longtime girlfriend over the weekend.