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NRA official to Congress: More gun laws not the answer

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, will give the opening statement at Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, according to two sources close to Giffords.

Iraqi men living in Kentucky go to prison for plot to help al Qaeda

Two Iraqi men, who were living in Kentucky, were slapped with long prison sentences this week after being convicted of a series of charges involving a plot to help al Qaeda.

Rough weather day possible from South to Mid-Atlantic

High winds knocked down trees and power lines, damaging numerous buildings in the Nashville, Tennessee, area early Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Man shoots Alabama bus driver, holds child hostage underground

A man boarded a school bus Tuesday, police said, shot the driver, took a 6-year-old boy hostage and is holding the boy in an underground bunker.

State Department closes office on 'Gitmo,' reassigns envoy

The State Department has reassigned the special envoy dealing with closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and has no plans to replace him, two senior State Department officials tell CNN.

Dior explains Jennifer Lawrence's confusing dress

Jennifer Lawrence had some weird things going on with her Christian Dior Couture gown when she accepted an award at Sunday's SAG ceremony, but it wasn't a wardrobe malfunction.

Apple releases new iPad with 128 GB of storage

Apple unexpectedly added a new member to its iPad line on Tuesday, offering a 9.7-inch Retina iPad with 128 gigabytes of storage -- doubling the tablet's previous max capacity.

Apple releases new iPad with 128 GB of storage

Apple unexpectedly added a new member to its iPad line on Tuesday, offering a 9.7-inch Retina iPad with 128 gigabytes of storage -- doubling the tablet's previous max capacity.

Hostess getting closer to a buyer for Twinkies

Hostess Brands is close to picking a preferred buyer for its iconic Twinkies brand, a move that would be a key step in the eventual return of the snack cake to grocery shelves.

Kerry nomination confirmed by committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday confirmed Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State. The panel approved the nomination unanimously, by a voice vote.