March 17th, 2013
10:27 AM ET

Two teens found guilty in Ohio rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (CNN) - A judge found two Steubenville star high school football players guilty Sunday of raping an allegedly drunk 16-year-old girl.

Judge Thomas Lipps announced his decision after reviewing evidence presented over four days of testimony in the case against 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond, who were tried as juveniles.

Mays and Richmond were tried before Lipps, a visiting judge, without a jury. The trial moved quickly - and through the weekend - to accommodate the judge's schedule.

They face the possibility of being jailed until they are 21.

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Suspect captured in Turkey in U.S. woman's death
March 17th, 2013
09:23 AM ET

Suspect captured in Turkey in U.S. woman's death

Turkish police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of killing American tourist Sarai Sierra, whose body was found last month, according to local authorities.

The suspect, who was identified in late February as "Ziya T.," was captured in the southern province of Hatay, where he has family, a provincial statement said.

Sierra, a mother and amateur photographer from Staten Island, New York, went missing January 22 while on a solo trip. Her body was found February 2 near ancient stone walls in Istanbul, according to the semi-official Anatolian news agency.

Police suspect the 33-year-old was killed at a different location from where she was found. Sierra went to Turkey on January 7 and was due to return home January 22.

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March 17th, 2013
05:56 AM ET

5 men confess to gang-raping tourist in India

Five men have confessed to gang-raping a Swiss tourist in central India, authorities said Sunday.

Police said they will give out more information at a news conference later in the day.

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March 17th, 2013
05:46 AM ET

Pope Francis celebrates first Mass

For the first time as pontiff, Pope Francis celebrated Mass before a packed crowd at Sant'Anna Parish in Vatican City on Sunday morning.

He will also deliver his inaugural Angelus, or noon blessing, from his papal apartment window to the crowds gathered below in St. Peter's Square.

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March 17th, 2013
03:25 AM ET

Carnival Legend back in Florida

The latest in a series of beleaguered Carnival cruises made its way back to port early Sunday, capping a harrowing week for passengers aboard several troubled ships.

The Carnival Legend arrived in Tampa, Florida, hours ahead of schedule Sunday morning after propulsion system problems hampered its sailing speed.

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March 17th, 2013
12:10 AM ET

Judge to issue verdict in Ohio rape case

A judge is expected to hand down a decision Sunday morning in the trial of two Steubenville star high school football players accused of raping an allegedly drunk 16-year-old.

Judge Thomas Lipps said he will announce his decision after reviewing evidence presented over four days of testimony in the case against 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond.

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March 17th, 2013
12:01 AM ET

2 killed as car slams into pit at race

A car lost control and slammed into the pits at a racetrack in California on Saturday, killing two spectators, authorities told CNN affiliate KXTV.

The crash took place at Marysville Raceway Park shortly after 6 p.m. (9 p.m. ET) during the California Sprint Car Civil War Series.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office told the affiliate that one of the victims was 68 years old, and the other 14.

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