Student threatens ‘doomsday’ shooting at Louisiana high school

A Belle Chase student threatened to shoot up his school and kill a teacher. He told classmates he planned to do it on Friday, Dec. 21 because, he said, that’s the day the world is supposed to come to an end.

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.

Burned body found in Killeen home

Authorities are looking into a questionable death that occurred Tuesday in Killeen on Taft Street.

Kat Von D accepts tweeted marriage proposal

(CNN) -- Reality star and tattoo artist Kat Von D will soon sport something sparkly on her ring finger. On Saturday, Von D accepted a marriage proposal from producer/DJ Deadmau5 - who opted to pop the question via Twitter.

Gas prices drop again as the holidays approach, auto association says

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It's beginning to look a lot like, well, 2011 again, at least at the nation's gas pumps.

Queen attends Cabinet meeting -- a first in more than a century

  LONDON (CNN) -- British ministers had a special guest in their midst during their Cabinet meeting Tuesday: Queen Elizabeth II.

Obama, Boehner move closer on taxes, spending cuts

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama responded on Monday to House Speaker John Boehner's offer to compromise on tax rate increases with his own compromise on both tax increases and spending cuts, according to a source familiar with th

Expandable toy recalled due to ingestion risk, group says

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A toy that absorbs water and can expand to 400 times its original size has been voluntarily recalled after a report that a baby ingested one and needed surgery to remove it, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday

Vonn to take 'break' from skiing World Cup circuit

(CNN) -- Skier Lindsey Vonn is to take a sabbatical from World Cup competition, but the American insists the break has nothing to do with her recent admission she suffers from depression.

Officials release name of Ft. Hood soldier found dead last week

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive in his barracks room Dec. 14. Emergency Medical Services personnel pronounced him deceased the same day.