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Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her.

Big crowds gather for Benedict's final papal audience

Pope Benedict XVI expressed faith and gratitude in his final public address to huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday before he steps down and retreats into seclusion.

For sale: Your personal info

Your smartphone holds a treasure trove of information about you, and cell phone companies are looking for ways to turn that into profit.

DNA tests after arrest? Some justices not so sure

The U.S. Supreme Court offered a surprising amount of concern Tuesday about states laws allowing police to collect a DNA sample of anyone arrested - but not yet convicted - of serious crimes.

Texas officer accused of framing ex-wife as meth dealer

A Madisonville police officer was indicted Monday for allegedly plotting to place methamphetamine on his ex-wife.

California officer accused of sexually assaulting 6 women

A California police department is doing some soul searching after arresting one of its own on allegations of sexually assaulting half a dozen women.

Blizzard batters U.S. heartland, spreads snowy mess into the Midwest

Another week, another blizzard for the snow-weary Midwest.

Prosecutors: NYPD officer was 'deadly serious' about cannibalism scheme

A New York Police Department officer is on trial in a federal case stemming from a bizarre online plan allegedly to kidnap, cook and eat women.

Trayvon Martin's parents ready to let jury decide fate of son's killer

The final, violent moments in the life of their son, Trayvon Martin, no longer dominate the national news, as they once did.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died peacefully at his home on Monday, Dartmouth College said. He was 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.