Coburn: Bolstering background checks not a done deal

(CNN) -- Ramping up background checks on gun sales, which is regarded as the gun control measure with the best possible chance of gaining congressional approval, is by no means a sure thing, a key player in gun legislation negotiations said Sun

Slavery lesson in elementary math class sparks outcry

(CNN) -- A math homework assignment that asked fourth grade students to tally the number of slaves on a ship has sparked outrage among parents and administrators in Manhattan. The assignment was devised by another group of students, after they app

MC Hammer arrested in obstructing officer case

(CNN) -- Rapper MC Hammer launched a string of tweets Saturday with his side of the story two days after he was arrested in northern California for allegedly obstructing an officer.

85th Oscars: The winners list

(CNN) -- Ben Affleck may not have earned recognition from the Academy in the directing category, but his movie "Argo" walked away on Sunday with the best picture Oscar.

Police Bust Man With Used Feminine Hygiene Products

Wright City, MO (KTVI/KPLR) -- Police have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of breaking into women's homes and stealing items. According to Warren County Sheriff Kevin Harrison, police responded to the 11,000 block of Cedar Tree Lane outside Wri

Barnes & Noble chairman wants to buyout company's stores

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio wants to buy the company's stores unit, and leave the company's Nook e-book business as a separate company. Riggio, who disclosed his plans in a filing with the Securities and Exchange

Border agents find meth in buckets of chicken

Tucson, AZ (KPHO) -- Border agents nabbed two women in a shuttle van who were trying to smuggle bags of meth in buckets of chicken. Customs and Border Protection said the women were arrested at the Interstate 19 checkpoint after Nogales Border Pat

Police name suspect, impound car after fatal shooting, crash on Las Vegas Strip

(CNN) -- Police have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that left three people dead. The suspect is 26-year-old Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Saturday in a press r

Tabasco CEO Paul McIlhenny dies

(CNN) -- Paul McIlhenny, the chairman and chief executive of the company that makes Tabasco sauce, has died. He was 68.