Erik Derr
George Zimmerman, found not guilty of murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, is accompanied in court by his two attornys, in the foreground.

Jury Acquits George Zimmerman of Murder in Trayvon Martin Shooting, NAACP Seeks Federal Civil Rights Charges

The panel had deliberated more than 16 hours over two days until delivering the verdict at nearly 10 p.m. Eastern Time, after which Zimmerman, who appeared stoned-faced as the verdict was announced, showed a slight smile of relief.

Diet Sodas Bad For Diets? What's Better?

Researchers at Purdue University say they've found evidence diet sodas not only are not the end-all beverage for those seeking to lose weight, but may in fact be linked to a number of health problems.

New Analyzer Reads the Meanings of Baby Cries

Researchers from Brown University and also Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island say they've developed a new way to analyze an infant's cries - and explain them.

Dogs in Americas Came From --- Asia?

The study --- which focused on Chihuahuas, Peruvian hairless dogs and Arctic sled dogs --- followed the ancestries of American pooches back to East Asian and Siberian dogs.

Mexico Tops International Fat List

The increased incidence of obesity has significantly raised the risk of Mexican's suffering cardiovascular disease, diabetes, degenerative joint diseases and certain types of cancers.

Moon National Park Would Protect Apollo Mission Relics But Not Lunar Landscape

The legislation would protect artifacts left on the moon from Apollo missions 11 through 17 --- but wouldn’t extend to any ground on the moon, except for Neil Armstrong’s first footprints on the dusty surface.

'Corpse' Flower Rises in Belgium

Visitors in Brussels have been waiting in long lines to see the rare blossom, which smells like rotting flesh and only stays open for about three days before withering.

California Swimmers Stung By Rare Jellyfish

Some beach-goers near the upscale Laguna Hills community in Orange County returned to the shore with dark membranes clinging to their bodies.

Study: Air Pollution Cutting Years Off Chinese Lives

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the life expectancy for residents in northern China is 5.5 years lower because of toxic particulates in the air.

Researchers Shape Liquid Metal in 3-D (Video)

While it is relatively easy to pattern metal "in plane" - or, all on the same level - the liquid metal structures newly-developed by the scientists also form shapes that reach up or down.

Recall: Whole Foods Cheese Linked to Illness, Death

The cheese has been sold in 30 states and Washington, D.C. under names including Les Freres and Crave Brothers Les Freres. Whole Foods has announced it is posting signs to tell customers about the recall.

Galaxies Get Fuel From Outside Sources [VIDEO]

Using the illumination from a quasar, an extremely bright source located at the center of a galaxy, the team made the best observations to date of another galaxy in the foreground refueling itself.

Exercise Changes Way Body Processes Fat

The study said exercise added and removed chemical groups to human DNA in a process known as epigenetic imprinting, or methylation, causing the genes to be switched on or off.

Electricity Draws Spider Webs and Insect Prey Together [VIDEO]

The positive charge created when an insect such as a bee or fly flaps their wings is strong enough to deform the spider's lair and pull it toward the buzzing insect.
Nury Martinez

Latino Community Videos: Nury Martinez, L.A. City Council Candidate

Kicking off our video series is Nury Martinez, a 39-year-old mother of one who faces a runoff election July 23 for the last remaining seat open on the Los Angeles City Council.

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