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NRA pushes for recall of top legislator in Colorado

The national battle over guns is headed to the states in a major way. Already groups supporting more gun restrictions have been active at the local level.

Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles

North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast Saturday, South Korea's semi-official news agency Yonhap cited the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

Woman gets 57 months for impersonating safety official after Gulf oil spill

A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for impersonating a federal safety official following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Feds to probe Connecticut train crash

Federal transportation investigators will work to determine what caused two passenger trains to collide during rush hour in Connecticut, sending dozens to the hospital.

VIDEO: 77-year-old man hits 3 holes-in-one

A 77-year-old man in Tennessee has accomplished something on the golf course that is simply amazing. For Bobby Robertson and Graton Cannon, just about every day at the Smyrna Municipal Course the ribbing begins early.

2 Minnesota women sentenced for funding Somali militants

A federal court has sentenced two Minnesota women to lengthy prison sentences for soliciting donations in the name of charity, then funneling the funds to Somali militants.

Internet sensation 'Kai the hatchet-weilding hitchiker' has been arrested for murder

The internet celebrity who gained fame as "Kai the hatchet wielding hitch-hiker" has been arrested. Caleb McGillvary, better known as, "Kai the hatchet-weilding hitchiker." is behind bars in Philadelphia.

Eyeing $600M Powerball jackpot? You have better chance of death by lightning

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $550 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.

Parents of children allegedly slain by nanny say they're expecting baby boy

The parents of two children allegedly slain by their nanny in New York City last year are expecting a child this fall, roughly a year after the nightmare deaths, according to a Facebook post.

$4.85M winning lottery ticket found in cookie jar

Chicago (WGN Web Desk) -- A west suburban man reaches into his cookie jar and pulls out something much sweeter than an Oreo. How about a winning lottery ticket worth $4.85 million dollars?