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McCain backs gun compromise; co-author says Senate support an 'open question'

A bipartisan deal to expand background checks on gun sales got a key conservative endorsement on Sunday, but one of its co-authors said Senate approval remained an "open question."

Stocks: New milestones in sight

It's all about milestones in the stock market these days.

Justin Bieber hopes Anne Frank 'would have been a belieber'

If Anne Frank had not died a teenager in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, Justin Bieber hopes she would have been his devoted fan.

Your taxes are almost due!

You've had months to procrastinate, but now it's crunch time. Despite delays to the kick-off of tax season, Monday, April 15 is still the deadline to get your taxes to Uncle Sam.

$15 million iPhone shows off rare black diamond

Family heirlooms are often packed away for safe keeping. For one man from China, hiding a 26-carat black diamond worth $14.5 million was not in his plans.

WHO reports 5 new bird flu cases in China; total now 49

Five more people in China have been infected with a new variation of bird flu, the World Health Organization said Saturday, as it continued to look for the source of the infection.

U.S. government moves to ban 'fake pot'

The U.S. government moved on Friday to essentially prohibit the sale or distribution of three synthetic forms of marijuana, also known as "fake pot."

AMBER ALERT: Teen considered in grave or immediate danger

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old girl who is believed to be in grave or immediate danger.

Kelly Clarkson performs new single on 'Idol'

More than a decade after being crowned the first "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage that made her famous to perform on "Idol's" Thursday night results show.

'Glee's' school shooting episode: What's the verdict?

"Glee's" latest episode, which centers on a shooting at the show's fictional William McKinley High School, had many viewers wondering, "How soon is too soon?"