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White House gun announcement to come Wednesday

President Barack Obama will announce "concrete" proposals to prevent gun violence at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.

Apple stock falls below $500

The sell-off in Apple stock continued Tuesday, with shares falling below $500...again. Shares of Apple declined 2 percent to $491.04 in early trading.

GM unveils Cadillac version of the Volt

General Motors revealed a two-door Cadillac version of its Chevrolet Volt plug-in car at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday. The new car, which will go on sale in early 2014, will have a few features the Volt doesn't.

Wal-Mart to hire 100,000 veterans

Veterans who have recently returned home are getting the attention of Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart Stores said Tuesday that, over the next five years, it will hire every veteran who honorably left the military in the last year.

Teachers among 50 arrested in child sex sting

They came from all over, police say, and at least one carried condoms in his pocket.

Public takes its shots at Armstrong after reported admission to Oprah

The court of public opinion weighed in decidedly against Lance Armstrong after he reportedly admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to push his cycling career into high gear.

New water lows for Great Lakes could drain local economies

Chris Berkey makes his living plying the often treacherous waters of the Great Lakes, delivering staples like cement to industries nestled in the myriad harbors that dot a coastline that's equal to nearly half of the circumference of the gl

5 memorable moments: Winners, one-liners and surprises at Golden Globes

"Argo," the retelling of the dramatic rescue of American diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis, and "Les Miserables," a big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, were the big winners at this year's Golden Globes.

Apple slides 3%, briefly dips below $500

Apple's stock tumbled early Monday, following reports that demand for the iPhone 5 may be waning.

Weird weather: Temperature extremes coast to coast

Residents of large swaths of central and Southern California and Arizona shivered Saturday as plummeting temperatures prompted freeze warnings.