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Following weeks of mounting criticism over Chuck Hagel’s nomination for secretary of defense, unhappy members of his own party will get the chance to grill him on a range of concerns.

A Philadelphia jury returned guilty verdicts on child-sex charges against a Roman Catholic priest and former Catholic school teacher.

Police arrested a father Tuesday night after officers said he smoked crack in a car with his 2-year-old twins sitting in the back seat.

A Miami Police officer was arrested Wednesday on charges of armed sexual battery by a law enforcement officer and armed kidnapping, authorities said.

If you’re planning to work past age 65, you may find that you have a surprising amount of company among your peers.

A drill Wednesday to prep Cary, Ill., students in the event of a school shooting got mixed reactions from students.

George Zimmerman needs money to pay for his legal defense, his lawyers say on a website set up to solicit donations.

A 15-year-old Chicago girl gunned down a week after performing at President Obama’s inaugural festivities is remembered as a “walking angel.”

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) reported that today, 23 Brooklyn Cablevision workers were illegally fired after attempting to discuss the lack of good-faith bargaining by the company with their management and expressing support for their bargaining committee—protected activities by federal law. The CWA, which the workers voted to join a year ago, condemned the firings as an illegal and outrageous attack on the company’s hardworking employees. Last week, CWA had filed unfair labor practice charges, alleging bad-faith bargaining by Cablevision-Optimum.

Alaska cleanup crews last year found some beaches covered with polystyrene foam that floated across the Pacific from the 2011 Japanese tsunami and threatens wildlife.