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New York state passes new, tougher gun-control laws

New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, and...

Guunman set trap to lure, shoot firefighters in New York

A man who set his house on fire then lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of flames and bullets had attracted little...

Census will show growth slowing, GOP gaining

Republican-leaning states will gain at least a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation's population growing more slowly...

Congress finally passes aid program for first responders

Congress has passed a $4.2 billion aid package for survivors of the September 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and responders who...

Weiner raps Obama on tax deal

A prominent Democratic opponent of the tax cut package passed by Congress says Republicans got the better of President Barack Obama in the negotiations...

Obama’s tax bill means nothing to long-term jobless

The tax-cut bill President Barack Obama is expected to sign Friday renews benefits for millions of unemployed people. But it does nothing for hundreds...

New York Senator hit with half-million buck embezzlement charge

New York and federal authorities on Tuesday indicted a high-ranking state senator and his son on six charges that they embezzled more than $500,000...

Elizabeth Edwards: A tough lady who showed grace through tough times

A son dying young. A six-year battle with cancer. A humiliating betrayal. Americans knew Elizabeth Edwards in large part through her tragedies, but more importantly,...

So much for the Christmas spirit

Mike Babick's display of Christmas spirit in Prarie Village, Kansas, has grown too popular for some neighbors, who complain his expanding array of lights...

Rangel’s censure doesn’t take edge off his swagger

Charles Rangel has his swagger back, but not his power. The 40-year congressional veteran on Thursday became the 23rd House member in the nation's history...