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Russia to Syria: Put chemical weapons under international control

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russia urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday to put his nation's chemical weapons stockpile under international control as part of an effort to head off a possible military strike from the United States. Sergey Lavro

Trail Life USA launches a Boy Scout alternative

Trail Life USA, the group that was launched after the Boys Scouts voted to allow gay members, held its inaugural convention over the weekend in Nashville. More than 1,000 people attended, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

13 children injured after ride loses power at Connecticut festival

An accident on a children's swing ride at a festival in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Sunday injured 13 children, some seriously, according to police.

Rogers: Obama is losing support on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wants to see Congress approve the president's pitch to take military action in Syria, but he said the administration has failed at wooing Capitol Hill.

2 men bitten by sharks off Florida coast

It started with a swim on a sunny afternoon off the Florida coast. Before long, the two men were nursing shark bites.

McCain raises impeachment -- if boots hit ground in Syria

After endorsing President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain warned the president would face impeachment if he were to put "boots on the ground."

Kerry: Saudi Arabia OK with international military strike on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking Sunday from Paris, where he met with Arab League ministers, said Saudi Arabia has approved international military intervention in Syria.

Apple's innovation problem is real

Apple's innovation problem is real. And it's unlikely to silence the critics if it simply unveils multi-colored iPhones on Tuesday.

Dem rep. says Obama should 'withdraw' authorization request

The president should cancel his request for Congress to approve U.S. military strikes in Syria, Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern said Sunday.