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A 23-year-old gunman killed two co-workers early Friday at a Pathmark supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and then shot himself to death, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan said.

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Spanish bust nets hundreds of kilos of cocaineupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 23:48:00

Spanish National Police said Friday they have seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in an operation that they said thwarted an attempt by Mexican drug dealers allied with the Sinaloa drug cartel to establish a foothold in Europe.

New tactic to fight Mexico's drug warupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

A Mexican presidential candidate taps a Colombian general as drug war adviser.

Suspected Mexican drug 'queen' extradited to U.S.updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

One of the most high-profile women accused of connections with Mexico's drug trade was extradited to the United States Thursday, officials said.

Loughner pleads guilty to 19 counts in Tucson, Arizona, mass shootingupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 21:04:00

Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year's mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 19 charges in exchange for the government not seeking the death penalty.

Loughner's mom cries as charges readupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 21:04:00

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a hearing where Jared Lee Loughner was charged in the Tucson, Arizona shooting.

Peaceful worship shattered in Sikh templeupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:48:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper recounts how the deadly shooting spree in a Wisconsin gurdwara unfolded.

Community attempts to cope after Wisconsin shooting deathsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:48:00

Community members are coming together to seek emotional healing in the wake of Sunday's shooting spree that killed six people and wounded four at a religious service in a Milwaukee suburb.

Pa. police: Robbers claimed holdup was for TV show called 'We Just Got Robbed' updated: Mon Aug 06 2012 23:26:00

Two Pennsylvania pizzeria workers who were held up early Sunday told police their assailants recorded the incident on a cell phone and claimed they were taping for a reality TV show called "We Just Got Robbed," authorities said Monday.

Reports: Loughner to plead guilty in Arizona shooting rampageupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:09:00

The U.S. Attorney's Office said it is not confirming or denying reports that Jared Loughner will plead guilty in last year's shooting rampage outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket.

Tucson tragedy remembered one year laterupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:09:00

Residents of Tucson remember the victims of a shooting rampage that claimed the lives of six people one year ago.

California professor arrested on arson chargesupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 10:57:00

A 48-year-old professor accused of setting fires at the Southern California high school that his son attended prior to the boy's suicide was also planning to kill students and administrators at the school, authorities said Tuesday.

Florida puppeteer accused in child porn caseupdated: Sat Jul 28 2012 12:20:00

On his website, Ronald William Brown posed with puppets, boasted about birthday party performances and offered workshops for school groups.

Cops: Puppeteer wanted to kill, eat boyupdated: Sat Jul 28 2012 12:20:00

Brooke Baldwin reports on a puppeteer who chatted online about killing, kidnapping and eating a boy from his church.

Christian Bale visits shooting victimsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 12:13:00

"Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale makes a surprise visit to the victims of the Aurora theater shooting.

Sex scandal grows in Air Forceupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 21:57:00

Two more instructors charged with having sex with female recruits. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Air Force instructor handed 20-year sentence for abuseupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 21:57:00

An Air Force instructor convicted of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other charges against 10 female recruits was handed a 20-year prison sentence Saturday in a military scandal that spurred investigators to examine the extent of the abuse.

14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says updated: Fri Jul 20 2012 07:50:00

A heavily armed gunman killed at least 14 people and wounded 50 more during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

Arrest in attempted child abductionupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 17:04:00

An arrest has been made in the attempted abduction of a child in Philadelphia after a massive police manhunt.

Ohio police: Teen ran drug ring that grossed $20,000 a month updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 09:49:00

A 17-year-old student is allegedly at the center of a marijuana drug ring in Ohio that grossed $20,000 per month.

Egyptian kidnappers release American hostages, official saysupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:35:00

Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said.

Report: Egypt steps up efforts to free kidnapped American tourists updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 17:45:00

Egyptian security services in North Sinai are intensifying efforts to get a pair of kidnapped Americans and their tour guide released, state media reported Saturday.

American tourists kidnapped in Egypt, official saysupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 11:52:00

Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.

Smuggling drugs through parking spacesupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 09:16:00

Affiliate KGUN reports drug smugglers would cut tunnels through parking spaces in Nogales, Arizona, to transfer drugs.

Mexico accuses U.S. agent in border shootingupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 14:30:00

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.

Two Philadelphia priests barred amid sexual abuse probeupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:09:00

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia barred two more priests from ministry on Friday amid allegations of child sexual abuse, bringing the tally to nine clergymen banned from the embattled church since May.

A strategy to fight against drug cartelsupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:03:00

As Mexicans elect a new president, CNN discusses if now is the time for a new strategy in the fight against drug cartels.

Abducted aid workers freed in Kenya updated: Mon Jul 02 2012 14:30:00

Four aid workers, who were abducted from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border last week, were freed late Sunday during a shootout with kidnappers, a military official said..

Freed aid worker: Happy to be aliveupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 14:30:00

Four aid workers are free after a shoot-out in southern Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Penn State conspiracy of silence?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 20:28:00

Sandusky found guilty in 45 of 48 child sexual abuse charges. Now some allege there was a cover up at Penn State

Toobin: Sandusky an evil, evil manupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 11:35:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin responds to jurors in the Jerry Sandusky case finding him guilty on 45 sex abuse counts.

Final defense witness is not Sanduskyupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 22:32:00

The defense rests in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, with the defendant not taking the stand.

Do pedophiles deserve sympathy?updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 22:32:00

One cannot choose to not be a pedophile, but one can choose to not be a child molester.

Sandusky witnesses testify about showersupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 13:20:00

Mark Geragos, Marcia Clark and Louis Kraus analyze the strategy used by Jerry Sandusky's defense team.

Tell toddlers what's private about their bodiesupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 13:20:00

Little of the reported testimony from the Jerry Sandusky trial surprises me. I have heard these stories thousands of times over the past 25 years.

New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social mediaupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:49:00

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

'Invisible War': Rapes in the militaryupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 08:19:00

CNN's Randi Kaye speaks with a former military officer who says she was sexually assaulted while serving.

Why rapists in military get away with itupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 08:19:00

If you serve in the U.S. military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member, chances are you won't be punished. In fact, you have an estimated 86.5% chance of keeping your crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding a court-martial.

Photographer captures Syrian carnageupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 14:48:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks to photojournalist Robert King, who has risked his life capturing the horror of Syria.

Report: Syrian forces are using sex abuse in crackdownupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 14:48:00

Syrian security forces, soldiers and pro-regime militias used sexual violence to torture people in detention and sexually abused women and girls as young as 12 in raids, a new report said Friday.

Alleged Ukrainian child porn pusher in custody in New Jerseyupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 14:39:00

After following a cyber trail stemming from an ongoing investigation into possession of child pornography, federal officials in New Jersey said Thursday they now have custody of a Ukrainian man they believe is behind one of the largest international child porn distribution rings.

'Goodfellas' mobster Henry Hill dies at 69updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 01:25:00

The man immortalized by Martin Scorsese's film "Goodfellas" has died.

Seven arrested in alleged Mexican cartel scheme to launder money in horse racingupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 08:19:00

Seven members of Mexico's Zetas cartel were arrested Tuesday after a U.S. indictment accused a total of 14 cartel members of laundering drug money through the breeding and racing of American quarter horses in the United States, authorities said.

Man joining Anonymous in cartel fightupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 08:19:00

A Texas man releases a YouTube video announcing he will join Anonymous in the fight against a drug cartel in Mexico.

Drug raid targets baggage handlers, airline workers in Puerto Ricoupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 03:55:00

Federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers and baggage handlers at Puerto Rico's busiest airport, targeting what authorities say are two drug smuggling rings working together to move cocaine into the United States aboard commercial aircraft.

Police: Detained suspect in Toronto mall shooting was under house arrestupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:27:00

A 23-year-old man was supposed to be under house arrest when police say he opened fire this weekend inside a busy Toronto shopping mall, killing one and leading to injuries to seven others.

Suspect in Toronto mall shooting still on the looseupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 23:02:00

The suspect in a Toronto mall shooting remained on the loose Sunday, one day after he allegedly opened fire in a busy food court, killing one person and injuring seven.

Seattle hero who hit gunman identifiedupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 08:54:00

As a gunman opened fire inside a cafe in Seattle, a patron jumped into action, hitting the shooter twice with a stool and saving three lives, police said.

Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fireupdated: Thu May 31 2012 21:17:00

A hero hurled barstools at a gunman as he opened fire inside a Seattle cafe, police said Thursday.

Kidnappers free U.S. tourists in Egypt's Sinai region, official saysupdated: Thu May 31 2012 08:55:00

Two American tourists kidnapped Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released, an official in South Sinai said.

Americans kidnapped at gunpoint in Egyptupdated: Thu May 31 2012 08:55:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on two American tourists who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt's Sinai region.

Seattle shooting suspect shoots himself, police sayupdated: Wed May 30 2012 19:31:00

A suspect in the shooting spree at a Seattle cafe shot himself as investigators closed in on him Wednesday, police said.

Missing children, perception vs. realityupdated: Fri May 25 2012 17:07:00

May 25, National Missing Children's Day, is a day on which we honor and remember missing children. This date was chosen specifically because it is the date in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz went missing on his way to school in New York.

Accused priest: 'I was helping priests and helping victims as best I could'updated: Wed May 23 2012 18:57:00

The highest-ranking cleric to be charged with child endangerment testified Wednesday in the landmark child sexual abuse and conspiracy trial in which he and another Philadelphia priest are defendants.

Philadelphia priest: Not archdiocese's policy to tell police about abuse reportsupdated: Tue May 22 2012 20:11:00

A priest who assisted Monsignor William Lynn investigate clergy sex abuse claims testified Tuesday that it was not the archdiocese's policy to contact law enforcement or other victims of abuse.

Women allege widespread sexual abuse at Alabama prison, nonprofit group saysupdated: Tue May 22 2012 16:41:00

Male guards at an Alabama women's prison engaged in the widespread sexual abuse of female inmates for years, a nonprofit group alleged in a formal complaint filed with the Justice Department on Tuesday.

Death penalty sought for ex-Marine charged in 'serial thrill-kill spree' updated: Mon May 21 2012 14:55:00

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old former Marine charged with a "serial thrill-kill spree" that killed four homeless men and a mother and her son, the Orange County, California, district attorney said Monday.

Italy school attack not tied to mafia, prosecutor saysupdated: Sun May 20 2012 09:03:00

A bombing at a school in Italy was likely "the isolated action of a single man" and not tied to the mafia, an official said Sunday.

Bride found stabbed to death in bathtubupdated: Fri May 18 2012 18:05:00

A woman wearing a wedding or formal dress was found stabbed to death in her bathtub in Illinois.

Study finds nearly 1 in 10 state prisoners is sexually abused while incarceratedupdated: Thu May 17 2012 21:30:00

Nearly one of every 10 state prisoners is sexually victimized during confinement, according to a Justice Department study released Thursday.

Dems, GOP spar over domestic violence actupdated: Wed May 16 2012 22:55:00

Florida Republican Sandy Adams' personal story could help the GOP in its efforts to woo women voters.

House passes GOP version of Violence Against Women Act renewal updated: Wed May 16 2012 22:55:00

The House of Representatives passed the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday, despite strong opposition from Democrats.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Crucial and contentious cross of McNamee vital in Clemens trialupdated: Tue May 15 2012 17:17:00

More than four years since he and Roger Clemens gave contradictory testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Brian McNamee appeared before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton over the last two days to answer questions from government prosecutors. In doing so, he provided the most pivotal testimony yet in U.S. v. Clemens. McNamee also set the table for a contentious showdown with Clemens' lawyers as they cross-examine him late this afternoon and into tomorrow.

DUI felon pardoned by Mississippi governor facing new chargesupdated: Tue May 15 2012 05:45:00

One of the men controversially pardoned earlier this year by Mississippi's outgoing governor could land back behind bars after being charged with driving drunk and causing an accident that killed an 18-year-old woman.

Did Barbour know about Bostick's past?updated: Tue May 15 2012 05:45:00

Anderson Cooper looks at the accusations against ex-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for the pardons to convicts.

Kidnapped aid worker pleads for lifeupdated: Mon May 14 2012 02:25:00

An American aid worker kidnapped by al Qaeda in Pakistan pleads for his life. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Attacks on aid workers rising in Pakistanupdated: Mon May 14 2012 02:25:00

In a three-minute video posted to the internet, Warren Weinstein begs the U.S. President to meet the demands of his Pakistani kidnappers in return for his life.

4 gang members convicted of extorting money from L.A. drug dealersupdated: Fri May 11 2012 21:31:00

Four gang members potentially face life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday of using violence and intimidation to extort "rents" from drug dealers and suppliers on their Los Angeles turf, a federal prosecutor's office said.

Alabama boy, 14, charged with murder of half-sisterupdated: Fri May 11 2012 15:27:00

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the death of his 9-year-old half-sister, whose body was found attached to a rope hanging from a tree, Alabama authorities said Friday.

Thieves may be stealing your tax refundupdated: Tue May 08 2012 14:56:00

Tax refund fraud is rampant, and officials blame the IRS for not doing enough to stop it. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Identity thieves could rake in $26 billion in tax refundsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 14:56:00

Criminals who file fraudulent tax returns by stealing people's identities could rake in an estimated $26 billion over the next five years because the IRS cannot keep up with the amount of the fraud, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said Tuesday.

Alleged leader of Colombia's Rastrojos drug gang arrestedupdated: Tue May 08 2012 09:32:00

A top Colombian drug trafficker who partnered with Mexican cartels to smuggle cocaine into the United States turned himself in to U.S. authorities in Aruba, Colombian police said.

Philadelphia Archdiocese bars 5 priests in child sex abuse scandalupdated: Fri May 04 2012 15:03:00

Philadelphia's Catholic archbishop announced Friday that five priests will not be reinstated following a church investigation into accusations of child sex abuse, though the men have a right to an appeal.

Justice Department investigates handling of rape allegations in Montanaupdated: Wed May 02 2012 15:10:00

The mayor of a Montana college town Wednesday welcomed a federal investigation into allegations that sexual assault and rape complaints were improperly handled.

Mother of rape victim in video speaksupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 14:57:00

The mother of a rape victim in a viral video says the South African government failed her. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports

Were Tulsa shootings hate crimes?updated: Wed Apr 18 2012 08:12:00

I am a journalist. I am a teacher. I am a black woman. I am a witness to prejudice.

SI.com: Michael McCann: What to expect at Roger Clemens' perjury trial, take twoupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 12:09:00

U.S. v. Roger Clemens -- take two -- starts today in the D.C. chambers of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann answers the key questions.

Jury selection to begin in perjury retrial of baseball's Roger Clemensupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 07:14:00

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the trial of former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens, nine months after the previous one ended in a mistrial.

Rape victims say military labels them 'crazy' updated: Sat Apr 14 2012 12:29:00

Stephanie Schroeder joined the U.S. Marine Corps not long after 9/11. She was a 21-year-old with an associate's degree when she reported for boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.

Rape Victims: Military Calls us "Crazy"updated: Sat Apr 14 2012 12:29:00

Military women say once they reported sexual assault, they were booted from the military. Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates.

Killers get cars, licenses pre-pardonsupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 22:54:00

Two murderers are issued driver's licenses and buy cars before being pardoned. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

E-mails show Mississippi governor's office urged not to pardon DUI offender updated: Fri Apr 13 2012 22:54:00

For more than three months, Linda Smith has wondered how the man who police say was driving drunk and involved in a crash last year that killed her daughter could be pardoned for a previous felony drunken driving offense.

Sheriff's deputy, locksmith killed during eviction; body found in burned buildingupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 20:58:00

A locksmith hired to help in the process of evicting a California tenant was shot dead, along with the sheriff's deputy serving the eviction notice, police said Friday.

Study: Sex assault complaints in military have leveled off in past three yearsupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 20:29:00

Reports of violent sexual crimes against U.S. troops have leveled off in the military since 2009, according to a new study released by the Pentagon on Friday.

Tulsa police arrest 2 shooting suspectsupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 10:34:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on the arrests of two suspects in the shootings of five people in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tulsa shooting suspects confessed, police documents showupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 10:34:00

The 19-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma, man whose Facebook page lamented his father's death "at the hands of a f--king n----r" told investigators he shot three of the African-Americans injured or killed in a Friday shooting spree, according to police documents.

Official: Kidnapped foreign diplomat freed in Venezuelaupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 08:45:00

A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.

Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuelaupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 12:40:00

Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.

Police probe possible racial motive in Tulsa killingsupdated: Sun Apr 08 2012 18:38:00

Police are investigating whether the shootings of five African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were a hate crime after the weekend arrests of two white suspects in the case, local authorities said Sunday.

Tulsa police chief to suspected lone gunman: 'We're coming for you' updated: Sat Apr 07 2012 19:47:00

The police chief of Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered a stern, succinct message Saturday to the man he believes killed three people and critically wounded two others in a spate of seemingly random shootings: "We're coming for you."

Ex-New Orleans cops get prison time in Danziger Bridge shootingsupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 19:09:00

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, prosecutors said.

Student shot dead at Mississippi Stateupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 20:59:00

A 21-year-old Mississippi State University student was found shot to death on campus. Affiliate WAPT reports.

Three men plead guilty to federal hate crimes in Mississippi killingupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 21:30:00

Three white Mississippi men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes Thursday in connection with the 2011 beating death of an African-American man in Jackson, the Justice Department announced. Deryl Dedmon, John Aaron Rice and Dylan Butler each admitted to conspiracy and violating the 2009 federal hate-crimes law in last June's killing of James Craig Anderson. They face sentences of up to life in prison and $250,000 in fines, federal prosecutors said.

2011: Hate crime? Killing caught on tapeupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 21:30:00

White teen faces possible hate crime charges in the killing of a black man. CNN first reported the story in 2011.

France on high security alert after 4 killed in shooting at Jewish schoolupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 00:08:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday night put the country's southwest region on the highest possible security alert level, hours after a teacher and three children were gunned down at a Jewish school in Toulouse.

Bedouin kidnappers free 4 captives, Egyptian official saysupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 07:19:00

Two Brazilian tourists, their guide and a police officer who were kidnapped by Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's southern Sinai Peninsula all have been freed, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Police detained after killing of diplomat's daughter in Venezuelaupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 12:55:00

Venezuelan investigators have detained 12 police officials following the shooting death of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter.

Accusations fly in Senate over Violence Against Women Act updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 20:40:00

In a series of floor speeches Thursday, a group of mostly Democratic women senators made a high-profile and at times emotional appeal to Republicans to support an expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In doing so, they suggested Republicans were blocking the bill because it would extend its protections to illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians.

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