America Breaking News: Zimmerman's Mom Says Her Son is on 911 Call

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George Zimmerman's mother says it was *he*r son's screams that can be heard in the background of a 911 call recorded the night her son fatally shot Trayvon Martin. Martin's family testified earlier in the day that it was Trayvon who was screaming. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Martin. He is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense. A Florida judge has denied a request from George Zimmerman's defense attorney to acquit the neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. NEW YORK (AP) ? The U.S. stock market is closing higher after a bumpy start, with investors encouraged by a big uptick in hiring. After jumping early, stock gains tapered off. All the major indexes dipped briefly into the red, but by late afternoon, they were marching steadily higher. The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 147 points, or nearly one percent, to 15,135. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 16 points, or one percent, to 1,631. The Nasdaq composite was up 35 points, or one percent, to 3,479.

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