HLN, CNN's sister network, is covering the George Zimmerman trial, gavel to gavel. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Here is testimony from Wednesday:
Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, is competent to stand trial, a judge said Wednesday.
Judge Michael Russo made the declaration in a hearing to decide competency.
As Paula Deen's home-goods empire unravels, companies making or distributing her products -- everything from pots and pans to dishes and scented candles -- may be left with a messy situation of their own.
Edward Snowden has abandoned his effort to seek asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin warned that he would have to stop leaking information about U.S. surveillance programs if he wanted to stay, a Russian official said Tuesday.