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Skid marks among few clues in Texas prosecutor slayings

A set of large tire tracks. It's one of the tenuous clues that could help authorities figure out who killed Kaufman County's top prosecutor and his wife.

Guns on campus: NRA to announce school safety measures Tuesday

The nation's largest pro-gun lobby is set to prominently return to the debate over gun rights and restrictions this week when it unveils the conclusions of its school safety initiative in Washington on Tuesday.

AR Atty. General asks Exxon to retain records

On Tuesday, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel requested that Exxon Mobil Corporation preserve and maintain all documents and all other information related to Friday’s extensive oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts in Mayflower.

Why didn't Ashley Judd run for Senate? Sabotage, adviser says

It would have been one of the most interesting races of the 2014 midterm cycle: Actress Ashley Judd challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky for the seat he has held for nearly three decades.

Heidi Klum saves son from ocean waves

Heidi Klum's Hawaii beach vacation with family turned frightening on Sunday when her son, Henry, was pulled into a riptide along with two nannies.

Clinton to attend high-profile political events

After sitting out of the spotlight since leaving public office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to attend several events which will put her alongside presidents, possible White House contenders and other major political players

Suspect in prisons chief's death may have been freed 4 years early

There are indications that the man believed to have killed the head of the Colorado prison system this month may have been released from prison early because of a clerical error.

Meet the 'Boomstick,' baseball's largest hot dog

What started as a novel food experiment at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas has turned into a super-sized food franchise -- all centered around a two-foot-long hot dog affectionately known as the "Boomstick."

In his first Easter as pope, Francis calls for peace in his own style

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Mass with departures from the style of his predecessor even as he delivered a traditional call for peace.

Accident at Arkansas nuclear site kills man

An accident at a nuclear facility in Arkansas killed one person Sunday, a county coroner said.