A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Tuesday, September 10 2013 1:01 AM EDT2013-09-10 05:01:38 GMT
LAKE MARY, FL (RNN) - Orlando media outlets are reporting George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after an incident involving a gun on Monday. According to Local 6, police said they were called toMore >>
George Zimmerman was detained after a domestic incident on Monday. More >>
Tuesday, December 11 2012 11:22 AM EST2012-12-11 16:22:28 GMT
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (RNN) - A judge on Tuesday refused the alter the conditions of release for the man charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.George Zimmernman is still not allowed to leaveMore >>
A judge on Tuesday refused the alter the conditions of release for the man charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.More >>
Tuesday, September 4 2012 10:27 PM EDT2012-09-05 02:27:41 GMT
The following is a transcript of a speech by Martin O'Malley, governor of Maryland, at the Democratic National Convention. Greetings from Maryland, home to the number-one public schools in America forMore >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Martin O'Malley, governor of Maryland, at the Democratic National Convention. More >>
SANFORD, FL (RNN) - The judge in the George Zimmerman trial denied a motion for acquittal Friday following the prosecution resting its case.
In a relatively common move, Mark O'Mara asked Judge Debra Nelson to throw the case out and presented multiple cases as precedent. He said nothing the state presented removed any reasonable doubt that Zimmerman acted in self defense.
The motion and the prosecution's counter argument lasted for more than an hour, and the case resumed after Nelson made her ruling.
The prosecution called more than 30 witnesses in total, ranging from family members to law enforcement to medical experts.
Earlier in the day, medical examiner Shiping Bao gave his account of the autopsy on Trayvon Martin's body. Bao estimated that the bullet that killed the 17-year-old entered through his chest, and Trayvon likely suffered for one to 10 minutes before dying.
Both Martin's mother and Zimmerman's mother took the witness stand. Sybrina Fulton said she believed it was her son Trayvon's voice screaming for help on a 911 call from the night of his death.
She appeared shaken as the call recording was played in the courtroom. When asked who she thought the person heard in the background was, she replied "Trayvon Benjamin Martin."
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara cross-examined after prosecutors finished their questioning. He asked if she hoped her son had nothing to do with his own death.
"What I hope for was that this would have never happened, and he would still be here," Fulton said. "That's my hope."
Jahvaris Fulton also said it sounded like his little brother. He recognized "the yelling and the screaming" as Trayvon, according to his testimony.
O'Mara asked him why he said he wasn't sure who it was when he heard it before from a reporter. Jahvaris Fulton replied he was in shock the first time the call was played for him.
George Zimmerman's mother Gladys Zimmerman countered that claim, saying she is certain it was her son's voice on the tape screaming for help, "because he's my son."
On a previous day, an FBI voice analyst said the recording was not clear enough for him to make an analysis. However, he said the best way to determine who called for help was to ask someone who knew the person.
On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed Trayvon, 17. Zimmerman said he was forced to fire his weapon in self defense.
The victim was unarmed. The incident drew national attention when Zimmerman, 29, was not charged with a crime for nearly a month after the shooting.
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