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1 killed, 1 injured in shootout with fugitive ex-cop, murder suspect

Two sheriff's deputies have been wounded in a shootout with a suspect believed to be renegade ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, a high-ranking law official with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

Winchester recalls lot of ammunition

Winchester has recalled some of their ammunition after the company discovered it may contain incorrect propellant.

Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

Super Bowl outage blamed on electrical relay device

The cause of Sunday's power outage at the Super Bowl in New Orleans has been traced to an electrical relay device, Entergy New Orleans Inc. announced Friday.

Nationwide telemarketing scam targeting seniors

Senior citizens nationwide are reporting pushy, suspicious telemarketing calls from businesses going by the names "Senior Emergency Care," "Senior Safety Alert" or "Senior Safe Alert."

Pentagon expected to expand benefits to same-sex spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce this week that same-sex spouses of service members will be granted some benefits that they had been denied until now, according to an Obama administration official.

Details emerge in Alabama child hostage rescue

Law enforcement officers were able to see what was going on inside the underground bunker where a 5-year-old boy was held hostage for a week with a camera they somehow slipped into the hideout, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Alabama hostage standoff ends with kidnapper dead, child safe

A 5-year-old child abducted from an Alabama school bus six days ago is safe and his kidnapper is dead, according to a law enforcement official.

Former first dog dies after battle with cancer

Former President George W. Bush's dog Barney died after battling with lymphoma. Barney was 12 years old. Mr. Bush released this statement below:

Cornyn Calls for Hearings on DoJ’s Failure to Enforce Gun Laws

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on the Committee to hold hearings on the recent drop in gun crime prosecutions by federal law enforcement agencies.