Jurors were shown a slew of evidence Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, including the 9-mm. handgun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, as witnesses for the prosecution took the stand for a second day.
A reported sighting of an Oklahoma valedictorian who disappeared while hiking with his family in Ecuador has given his family hope that he is still alive, although they suspect he was kidnapped, his aunt says.
U.S. officials on Tuesday challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Moscow's hands are tied when it comes to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, saying there is a "clear legal basis" to turn him over.
A landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has set up a stand-off between Republican-led states and the Obama administration over controversial voting laws that until now had been stalled.