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Bethenny Frankel, husband Jason Hoppy split

Reality star Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy are parting ways. The couple, who would have been married for three years come March, have one daughter together.

2 firefighters shot, killed while battling New York blaze

At least two firefighters died when they were shot at the scene of a blaze in upstate New York on Monday, police said. Two other firefighters were injured, police in Webster, New York, told reporters.

Should Santa Claus still be fat?

Roy Pickler lay on the floor, dripping with sweat, as trainer Bob Harper quipped, "You look like you got run over by a reindeer."

Gas prices slide, but the decline won't last, survey says

Gas prices have fallen nearly 12 cents over the last two weeks, continuing a "price crash," the publisher of a new survey said Sunday.

It's not Christmas without glitter

Immediately after my Christmas tree is decorated and the tree lights plugged in, I turn off all the other house lights and sit on the stairs, staring at my gleaming achievement.

NRA calls for armed guards at every school

The National Rifle Association is grieving the lives lost in last week's school shooting in Connecticut, but it is no-weapons policies at schools that put children's lives at risk, the group's executive director said Friday.

Obama: Proposals to address gun violence due by January

The nation will have a set of recommendations to address widespread gun violence within weeks, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.

Connecticut shooting: Who is Adam Lanza?

Nancy Lanza was raising a quiet, socially awkward young man, the kind of teenager who, a former classmate recalled, would just go stand in the corner.

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

Daniel Inouye, the Medal of Honor-winning World War II veteran who represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades, has died, his office announced Monday. He was 88.

Mother recounts 'living hell' at CT school shooting

This morning, a group of people gathered around a table in a meeting room at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.