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Mother, son, and suspect dead as 3 hostages freed

Police burst into a home early Sunday in Trenton, New Jersey, finding a woman and her 13-year-old son dead, and three of her other children being held hostage, authorities said.

Source: IRS officials knew of agents' tea party targeting in 2011

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service knew in June 2011 that their agents were targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny on tax documents, an inspector general report to be released this week is expected to say, according to a c

Brother of 8-year-old California girl arrested in her stabbing death

Detectives on Saturday arrested the 12-year-old brother of Leila Fowler on a homicide charge in connection with his 8-year-old sister's death, Calaveras County, California, Sheriff Gary Kuntz said.

4 dead bodies found shot in southern Indiana home

Four bodies with gunshot wounds were found in a southern Indiana home late Saturday night, authorities said. Officials are investigating their deaths as a quadruple homicide, Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett said.

Gosnell horror fuels fight for abortion laws

The depraved acts Dr. Kermit Gosnell is accused of committing have sparked a new turn in the nationwide battle over abortion laws.

Flash mobs beware! Legislators address violent incidents

 Illinois legislators weren't thinking about harmless flash mobs, like countless renditions of the Harlem Shake or over-the-top marriage proposals, when crafting new legislation recently.

'No leaks!': Emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia seeping from space station

Two astronauts conducted a spacewalk Saturday to address an ammonia leak in the International Space Station's cooling system, a mission that ended with NASA optimistic the potentially major problem had been fixed.

Texas first responder to plead not guilty to pipe bomb charge

An emergency responder to last month's deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion will plead not guilty to the charge of having possessed materials for a pipe bomb, his lawyer said Saturday.

Apparently This Matters: Holding a guitar makes you sexy

There's a great song by Todd Snider called "The Ballad of The Kingsmen." In it, he sings, "Marilyn Manson gets a lot of chicks. They're weird chicks. But they're chicks."

Honoring cops, Obama keeps pressure on gun control

Honoring police officers at the White House on Saturday, President Barack Obama made another call on Congress to enact tough restrictions on guns.