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New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders

Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools. A new measure that advocates for such classes for first-graders was signed into law last week.

Father gets 3 life sentences for killing 3 daughters

A 35-year-old father found to be sane when he killed his three young daughters last July was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole Monday. St.

NASA cuts spacewalk short

A spacewalk outside the International Space Station was cut short Tuesday morning because of a slight malfunction with one of the astronauts' space suits, NASA said. The two spacewalking astronauts were called back into the station after they and

Panda twins born at Zoo Atlanta

America has its first panda twins in 26 years. The tiny pair were born to mother Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, at Zoo Atlanta on Monday, the first arriving at 6:21 p.m. and the second at 6:23 p.m.

Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl

Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl -- on their bicycles.

Twinkies are back, but most jobs are not

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Twinkies are back in stores.

Funny the way it is: Stranded Dave Matthews hitches ride with fan to show

Emily Kraus was psyched. She had been a Dave Matthews fan since she was 9.

Verdict doesn't end debate in Trayvon Martin death

They took to the streets, to radio call-in shows, to social media to vent their frustration. George Zimmerman not guilty?

Arizona mayor opposes razor wire on border fence

An Arizona mayor is comparing a Border Patrol proposal to put razor wire on portions of the U.S.-Mexico border fence to building the Berlin Wall. "We've had a black eye because everybody is using the border as a political issue," Nogales Mayor Art