27 people, including 20 children killed at Conn. elementary school shooting

In one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, a gunman opened fire Friday in a Connecticut elementary school, killing 27 people -- 20 of them children, police said.

Connecticut school shooting set to be deadliest in history

As of 12:20 p.m., if the current reported numbers of 26 killed hold,  the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut would the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

Baylor honors the life of a distinguished alumnus and former regent

A steadfast pillar of the Baylor family, the legacy of Joe Allbritton of Houston will be forever etched into Baylor University’s rich history. Mr. Allbritton, a Baylor alumnus and former Regent, passed away Dec.

School Cafeteria Worker Fired For Feeding Needy Student

Webster Groves, MO (KTVI) -- A St. Louis County cafeteria worker is out of a job after giving away free meals to a child in need.

Stocks edge lower at the open

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks inched lower at the opening bell Friday as signs of strength in the Chinese economy were offset by mixed economic data in the United States and Europe.

Judge and mentor L.A. Reid is leaving 'The X Factor'

(CNN) -- "The X Factor" fans may be looking forward to next week's finals, when a male country singer, a girl band and a female soloist battle it out for a $5 million record contract.

VA under scrutiny after Legionnaires' cases in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Twenty-nine patients at the Veterans Administration hospital in Pittsburgh have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease since January 2011, raising questions about the institution's safety practices.<

Russian state involved in ex-KGB agent Litvinenko's death, lawyer says

LONDON  -- Britain's government has evidence Russia was involved in the mysterious poisoning death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was at that time working for British and Spanish intelligence services, a lawyer has said.

Obama: Enforcing pot laws in states that have legalized it not a top priority

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama says that federal law enforcement agencies have "bigger fish to fry" than prosecuting marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, which voted in November to legalize the recreational use of m

Sickle cell patient refuses to let disease define her

(CNN) -- As you can imagine, college life can be very eventful. Balancing classes, internships, and a life away from home is enough to keep anyone busy.