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Drew Peterson jury sent home for the night

The jury in the Drew Peterson murder trial deliberated for more than eight hours Wednesday before a judge sent them home for the night.

BP to investigate new tar balls, oil on Louisiana coast

BP said Wednesday it is heading to the Louisiana coast to test whether tar balls and oil found on shore after Hurricane Isaac are from the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Apple: We didn't give IDs to the FBI

Apple said Wednesday that it never provided identification numbers of iPhones and iPads to the FBI, after hackers claimed to have scored millions of them by breaking into an agent's laptop.

Justice Department OKs New Hampshire voter ID law

The Justice Department has approved a law that calls for New Hampshire voters to provide photo identification when they go to the polls.

Obama praised, Romney pilloried at Democratic convention

A Democratic National Convention vital to President Barack Obama's re-election bid will hear from former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday after the first lady and other opening night speakers urged supporters to fight for a man they port

Jury selection to begin in 'Baby Gabriel' case

Jury selection begins Wednesday in the trial of Elizabeth Johnson, who is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference and child abuse in the case of her missing son Gabriel.

Jury to decide fate of Drew Peterson

The fate of Drew Peterson, a former Chicago-area police sergeant accused of killing his ex-wife, now rests in the hands of the jury as deliberations are set to begin in the headline-grabbing case Wednesday.

Michael Jackson copyright trial starts

A trial to decide how much a business partner of Michael Jackson's mother must pay the late entertainer's estate for violating his copyrights in a book about the Jackson family starts in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Judge postpones rape trial of Philadelphia priest, Catholic school teacher

A judge has postponed the trial of a Philadelphia Catholic priest and a parochial school teacher, both accused of raping the same altar boy in separate incidents.

Closing arguments to begin in Peterson trial

Closing arguments begin Tuesday in the trial of Drew Peterson, a former Chicago-area police sergeant accused of killing his ex-wife.