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US Senate votes down Toomey-Manchin Gun Bill

In a major defeat for supporters of tougher gun laws, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales.

Suspicious mail sent to US Senator John Cornyn tests negative for poison

Authorities have confirmed the suspicious mail sent to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, tested negative for poisonous substances.

Berkman trashes Wrigley Field

After 83 career games played at Wrigley Field, former Astro Lance Berkman is not fond of the Chicago Cubs’ home.

REPORT: Boston PD says no arrest made in Boston Marathon bombings

There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

US Capitol evacuated due to delivery of suspicious package

Parts of the U.S. Capitol are being cleared after authorities announced suspicious packages on the first and third floors of the Hart Senate Office Building and a suspicious envelope in the Russell Senate Office Building at the office of Sen.

Officials intercept tainted letter sent to President Obama

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance" has been intercepted at the White House's off-site mail facility, a Secret Service spokesman said Wednesday.

Sen. Cornyn introduces Nat'l Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation

United States Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced an amendment to S. 649, which would guarantee the rights of gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines and within other states that also have conceal-carry laws.

FDA bans generic versions of original OxyContin pills

(CNN) -- In an effort to curb prescription painkiller abuse, the Food and Drug Administration is banning generic versions of the original OxyContin formula.

Living with mom? Bradley Cooper can relate

There's been much speculation about which women are coming in and out of Bradley Cooper's life, but there's one special lady who's taken up residence with the Oscar nominee: his mom.

Famed sports broadcaster Pat Summerall dead at 82

Former NFL player and long-time sports broadcaster Pat Summerall has passed away at the age of 82. Summerall's daughter, Susie Wiles, confirmed her father died in Dallas.