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Texas Assistant DA killed, search continues for shooter

East Texas authorities are on the look out for two people officials say were involved in a shooting at the Kaufman County courthouse on Thursday morning. The courthouse is on lockdown.

As firearm sales soar, Wal-Mart rations sale of ammunition

Faced with months of surging demand, Wal-Mart is rationing sales of ammunition.

Family of slain Chicago teen welcomes gun control debate

The family of a Chicago teenager killed just a week after she performed in President Barack Obama's inauguration supports using her death to help shape the debate over gun control, her father and godfather said Thursday.

Newtown calls on Connecticut to 'show America the way' on gun control

They spoke with the passion that only those who have lost so much can speak.

High winds, tornado trap Georgia residents, turn over cars

Powerful winds and a tornado spawned by a 1,000-mile-long storm system pounded communities in northwest Georgia on Wednesday, overturning dozens of vehicles and trapping residents.

Standoff drags into 3rd day as man holds 6-year-old in underground bunker

Somewhere underneath this red Alabama dirt is a 6-year old boy. A kindergartener, snatched from the safety of his school bus by a gunman and stashed in an underground bunker. A 6-year-old who needs daily medication.

Toyota recalls 1 million cars in the U.S.

Fresh from reclaiming its crown as the world's largest automaker, Toyota has been hit by another major recall.

BlackBerry maker changes its name and launches long-awaited BlackBerry 10

The future of once-mighty Research in Motion rests on its new Blackberry 10 operating system -- a fact RIM played up Wednesday by changing its name to BlackBerry.

Wounded Giffords urges senators to act now against gun violence

Two years after being shot in the head by a gunman at a political event, former U.S. Rep.

Former golf No.1 Singh left 'shocked' and 'angry' over deer antler drug claims

Former World No.1 Vijay Singh says he has been left '"shocked" and "angry" after the revelation that he used a spray which may have contained a banned substance under the PGA TOUR Anti-Dopi