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'Smart guns' could be next step in gun control

A proposal to expand background checks failed in Washington, but several entrepreneurs say they have a different answer to curbing gun violence.

Millions eligible for Obamacare subsidies, but most don't know it

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Nearly 26 million Americans could be eligible for health insurance subsidies next year, but most don't know it. That's because relatively few people are familiar with provisions in the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," t

Researchers: Elderly more at risk from H7N9

Research into the H7N9 virus suggests the risk of contracting serious illness rises with age and that more people may be infected than the 105 cases reported, according to a study by the Hong Kong University. Benjamin Cowling, associate professor

Spain arrests 2 men suspected of al Qaeda group links

MADRID (CNN) -- Spanish police arrested two suspected terrorists with apparent links to an al Qaeda-affiliated group Tuesday but said they had no indication of an imminent attack. The Interior Ministry identified the suspects as Nou Mediouni, 23,

Oil, money and politics; EPA snags Keystone XL pipeline

The politics of oil and ecology have put President Obama between a rock and hard place, as he faces a decision on whether or not to permit construction of a new pipeline. The squeeze just got tighter with a new, negative environmental assessment.

5 key questions in Boston bombing probe

The capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect last Friday ended the city's nightmare. But for investigators, a huge task lies ahead. They "have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered," Massachusetts Gov.

2 arrested for al Qaeda-supported plot in Canada

Two men arrested Monday were allegedly part of an al Qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, officials with the Royal Canadian Mountain Police said. The men were plotting to attack a Canadian passenger train.

A town copes with lives lost in Texas blast

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- Since they were little boys growing up West, Texas, brothers Doug and Robert Snokhous did everything together. They fixed cars, went hunting, golfed and barbecued together.

Canada Terror Plot Thwarted

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are expected to announce Monday afternoon that Canadian law enforcement officials have "thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack, arresting suspects in Ontario and Quebec," the Canadian Broadcast Corp.