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Your gun is lost in the mail? The government wants to know

When guns go missing in the mail, there's no requirement to tell the law.

Affidavit: Texas man planned to pour gas on officers, set them on fire

A West Side resident is facing criminal charges amid allegations that he planned to set fire to police officers who responded to his home.

Violence flares again in Missouri town where police shot teen

Hours after federal civil rights investigators and the FBI opened an inquiry into the death of a teenager shot by a police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb.

Robin Williams dies of suspected suicide

Comedic actor Robin Williams died at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.

What we know about Michael Brown's shooting

 It's a case of he said, he said. The accounts of why a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend couldn't be more disparate.

Dwayne Johnson's mom survives crash; 'The Rock' says 'hug your family tighter'

Dwayne Johnson's mother and cousin survived a head-on collision with a drunken driver last week, the actor said Sunday.

Unrest erupts after fatal shooting of Missouri teen by police

Confrontations between police and residents of a St. Louis suburb raged into the night Sunday after the fatal weekend shooting of a teen by an officer.

Roller coaster stops on track at Six Flags; rescue underway

Rescuers began pulling stranded riders from a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Maryland on Sunday after the ride halted on the tracks.

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson

Estela Carlotto's wish was to hug her grandson before she died -- a dream not easily granted to those like her who had a family member snatched at birth during Argentina's military dictatorship.

Borders closed, arrivals banned: Ebola outbreak changes a region

West African nations are turning to drastic measures in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, a border police official told CNN.