House passes 'clean' bill funding DHS through September

The U.S. House passed a clean funding bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, sending the bill to President Barack Obama and averting a partial shutdown of the department. The vote was 257 to 167.

California teacher found hanged in classroom

A photography teacher at a Southern California high school appears to have committed suicide by hanging herself in a classroom.

Scan reveals 1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue

A statue of a sitting Buddha that made its way from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1,000-year-old mummified monk. The mummy was discovered, encased in a cavity in the statue, when a private

DHS fight hits home in Texas border town

MCALLEN, Texas (CNN) -- For residents of this town just across the bridge from Mexico, it's hard to understand how a Washington political fight could end up threatening the livelihood of people charged with securing the border. "What incentive d

Clinton had no official State Dept. email address

Hillary Clinton did not have a State Department email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a senior state department official said Monday, and instead used a personal email account during her four years on the job. The New York T

Dreams come true for disabled coach

On the basketball court, Karl Turk forgets that he walks with a limp and a cane. He'll get so caught up in the moment that he'll gesture with his hands to make a point and his cane will go flying.

Then there were 12: Nebraska ordered to end same-sex marriage ban

What a difference a couple of years makes. A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens." U.S.

Accidental shootings plague Houston area as children play with guns

Authorities in the Houston area are urging residents to do more to keep guns out of the hands of children in the wake of three child shootings there in four days. On Friday, a 3-year-old boy died.

California teacher found hanging in classroom

A photography teacher at a Southern California high school appears to have committed suicide by hanging herself in a classroom. Jillian Jacobson, 31, was found Monday at El Dorado High School, said Lt. Eric Point, with Placentia Police.

Man claims exploding iPhone left him with severe leg burns

A New York man says his smartphone blew up in his pocket and that he wound up in a hospital. Erik Johnson of Lindenhurst says his iPhone 5C spontaneously erupted in extreme heat while it was in his pants pocket, giving him second- and third-degr