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POLICE: 2 dead, 2 hospitalized in Nevada school shooting

According to the Sparks Police Department, two people are dead and two have been hospitalized after a Monday morning shooting at Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada.

Obama in weekly address: Frustration with Washington understandable

President Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to once again address Americans' frustration with policymakers in Washington, saying, not for the first time, that "there were no winners" in the protracted conflicts over the de

5 things that have happened since Obamacare launched

Obamacare has survived a Supreme Court appeal, a government shutdown and ongoing challenges by opposing politicians. With few exceptions, every American must have health insurance by March 31 or pay a penalty fee.

A history of fright: Why we love haunted houses

When we look for fun things to do for Halloween, haunted houses are inevitably part of the list. With their costumed players, spooky music and darkened rooms, they present a great way to get the daylights scared out of you.

Four things we learned from government shutdown

Whew, it's all over, folks -- the twin crises of government shutdown and national default countdown. At least for now. This one wasn't easy. And we'll be talking about it for a while.

Is Apple's iPhone 5C a flop?

When Apple unveiled not one but two new iPhones last month, it was the dawning of a new strategy for the company, which for six years had championed its single iconic smartphone even as competitors rolled out an array of shapes, sizes and featu

Apparently This Matters: Wristwatch counts down to your death

Nobody wants to underwhelm when it comes to their final words on this planet. "Diane, toast me a bagel."

Facebook changes privacy settings for teens

Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook.

Texas woman found in controversy after stuffing a Matt Schaub dummy

A Texas woman found herself at the center of controversy for a gag that involves her favorite team, the Houston Texans.

Obama wants new approach after shutdown

President Barack Obama said Thursday there were "no winners" in the deal that ended the 16-day government shutdown and averted a possible U.S.