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Connecticut panel crafts gun law overhaul

A bipartisan legislative task force in Connecticut has agreed on a major overhaul of the state's gun laws in the aftermath of December's deadly attack on an elementary school, lawmakers announced Monday.

Few clues in Texas prosecutor killings leave public officials apprehensive

As state and federal investigators flood this north Texas county searching for clues in the killing of two prosecutors in two months, the 100,000 people who live here can do little but nervously watch, and hope.

North Korea says it plans to restart shuttered nuclear reactor

After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announced plans on Tuesday to restart a reactor at its main nuclear complex that it had agreed to shut down more than five years ago.

April Fools: Google's smell-o-vision, electronics for cats and bacon mouthwash

April Fools is here, and the usual suspects are at it again.

Medicare Advantage patients could see bills rise next year

Millions of Americans who get their health insurance through the Medicare Advantage plan could soon be paying more for coverage, according to an announcement expected Monday.

Life or death for Colorado movie theater shooter? Prosecution walks a 'tight rope'

Since the death penalty was reinstated in Colorado more than 35 years ago, the state has executed just one person.

Who's killing Texas prosecutors? Chilling mystery leaves county on edge

Frayed nerves and a palpable tension cloak this quiet Texas county as half a dozen agencies hunt for the killer or killers bent on taking out top criminal justice officials.

Stocks: Jobs take center stage

Investors will enter the second quarter looking for fresh signs that the U.S. economic recovery is strengthening.

House Homeland Security member: North Korea not bluffing

House Homeland Security Committee member Peter King said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."

Texas DA, wife killed 2 months after deputy's slaying

A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night.