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Steubenville teens treated girl 'like a toy,' prosecutor says

Two Steubenville, Ohio, football stars sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl, treating her "like a toy," a state prosecutor said Wednesday in the opening statement of the teens' rape trial.

New Pope has been named

Jorge Bergogolio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected pope on Wednesday, the first pontiff from Latin America to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

Teen rape trial shines unwelcome spotlight on Ohio town, football team

Once, high school football was the thing that brought people together in the eastern Ohio town of Steubenville.

Mississippi governor reviews 'Anti-Bloomberg' bill

Super size? Yes, please, say Mississippi lawmakers.

Here comes Ouya, the $99 gaming console

Julie Uhrman needed $950,000 from Kickstarter in less than a month to make her dream of an affordable, free-to-play gaming console a reality.

FDA issues warning concerning popular Z-Pak antibiotic

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about one of the most popular antibiotics in the United States.

Twinkies due on shelves by summer, $410 million bid OK'd

Twinkies and other Hostess snacks could be back on shelves by this summer after a successful $410 million bid for the business.

Judge enters not guilty plea for accused Aurora theater shooter

A judge on Tuesday entered a standard plea of not guilty for James Holmes, the man suspected in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, after he and his attorneys said they were not ready to enter a plea.

Defense attorney files motion to dismiss Steubenville rape case

The attorney who represents one of the two defendants charged with raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, filed a motion Monday to dismiss the case.

Conclave to elect new pope set to begin

Moving in solemn procession through rooms rich with painting and history, the Catholic cardinals Tuesday went into the Sistine Chapel, where they will take part in the secret election of a new pope.