Police in Florida have released recordings of 911 calls from the night Trayvon Martin was killed. The unarmed black teenager was visiting his father outside Orlando when he was shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer. George Zimmerman says it was self-defense, but Martin's relatives say the 911 tapes paint a very different picture. They want federal authorities to take over the investigation.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the alleged shooter in last week's attacks on Afghan civilians, has been transferred to a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. A complicated picture of his life — in the Army and back home near Tacoma, Wash. — is still emerging.
More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.
Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.
When the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama's health care law this week, one item on the table will be a program that has been in place for nearly 50 years: Medicaid. The program is already a sore issue in Florida, which is one of the states fighting the health care law.
It's not only GOP voters who have a stake in Tuesday's Illinois primary. This year Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces a primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson. Will an ethics investigation and Halvorson's own record be enough to unseat Jackson, who has served his district since 1995?
Two eras clash on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, when a law written in 1939 is applied to in vitro fertilization. At issue is whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.
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