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Files may reveal what the Catholic Church in Los Angeles knew about sex abuse

A California judge has forced the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to release some 12,000 pages of church documents revealing how it handled allegations of priest sexual abuse.

FBI talking to suspect through pipe as Alabama hostage standoff enters 4th day

Kelly Miller heard the gunshots, then the screams from the school bus. She could hear her children screaming: "He's got a gun. He took a kid."

Beyoncé admits singing 'with my prerecorded track' at inauguration

Yes, Beyoncé can sing -- all by herself, thank you very much.

White House jobs council laid off

The council of economists, executives and labor leaders created to advise President Barack Obama on spurring job creation will officially cease to exist this week, the White House announced Thursday.

'Loaded' language poisons gun debate

It's the biggest, fiercest debate taking place across America. But it's poisoned from the get-go by a Tower of Babel predicament.

Snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies a week after crash

Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died Thursday, a week after a crash that has raised new safety concerns about the X Games. He was 25 years old.

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.