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Oregon sheriff: 'Unconstitutional' gun control laws won't be enforced

An Oregon sheriff says he will not enforce any federal regulation that President Barack Obama lays out in his package of gun control proposals Wednesday.

Debt ceiling: Is Social Security at risk?

The standoff over the debt ceiling, likely to come to a head next month, threatens to stiff a lot of people owed money by the government. Among them: more than 55 million Social Security recipients.

Facebook introduces 'Graph Search'

The search feature on Facebook has traditionally been pretty limited. You type in a name of a person or a business and it pulls up their Facebook page.

New York to pass nation's first gun control bill since Newtown shooting

Lawmakers in New York are poised to approve a new set of gun laws intended to fortify the state's assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets in magazines and strengthen rules that keep the mentally ill from obtaining firearms.

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.