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Reality TV star testifies at actress' trial: The sham marriage trial of Mexican actress Fernanda Romero, under way in a Los Angeles federal court, offered more drama this week than the soap operas she is famous for.
Court rules police can put GPS trackers on cars: Law enforcement officers may secretly place a GPS device on a person's car without seeking a warrant from a judge, according to a recent federal appeals court ruling.
Japan reveals long-secretive execution process: Japan, one of the few industrialized countries with the death penalty, showed one of its execution chambers to the media for the first time Friday.
Saudi accused of hammering nails into maid: Doctors at a Sri Lankan hospital operated for three hours Friday to remove 18 nails and metal particles allegedly hammered into the arms, legs and forehead of a maid.
More teens becoming "fake" Christians, author says: If you're the parent of a Christian teenager, Kenda Creasy Dean says your child is following a "mutant" form of Christianity, and you may be responsible.