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Rick Warren says son killed himself with illegal gun purchased over the ‘Net

Rick Warren says son killed himself with illegal gun purchased over the ‘Net

Pastor Rick Warren said his son killed himself with an unregistered gun he purchased through the Internet. Warren sent a tweet Thursday saying he forgives whoever sold the weapon to…

Three teens arrested for actions leading to 15-year-old’s suicide

Three teens arrested for actions leading to 15-year-old’s suicide

Eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos of the assault, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her…

Tornadoes, snow, storms strike Midwest

Tornadoes, snow, storms strike Midwest

Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds raked the Midwest and spawned a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri’s governor. To the north…

Background check compromise gives new life to gun control in Senate

The Senate is ready to launch an emotion-charged debate on new gun restrictions, four months after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school spurred President Barack Obama and Congress to…

How does Obamacare affect federal budget? Good question

How does Obamacare affect federal budget?  Good question

Next year is the year President Barack Obama’s signature health care law goes into high gear, covering millions of uninsured Americans by a mix of private plans and government programs…

Loud minorities often prevail in gun debate

Loud minorities often prevail in gun debate

At first glance, it seems Republicans are verging on a blunder. With about 90 percent of Americans favoring universal background checks for gun buyers, GOP lawmakers’ strong resistance might appear…

Critics nail Obama for breaking promises

Critics nail Obama for breaking promises

Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social Security, while conservatives say he is breaking his promise not to raise taxes on the middle…

Ohmigod! Obama sends actual budget to Congress

Ohmigod! Obama sends actual budget to Congress

President Barack Obama on Wednesday is sending Congress his 2014 budget, an effort to achieve an elusive “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits that have soared above $1 trillion for…

Senate near deal on background checks

Senate near deal on background checks

A bipartisan deal seems imminent on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama’s drive to curb firearms violence. Meanwhile, the…

Deal on farm workers could clear way for immigration bill

Deal on farm workers could clear way for immigration bill

A tentative deal has been reached to resolve a dispute between agriculture workers and growers that was standing in the way of a sweeping immigration overhaul bill, a key senator…