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Report: Republican Sen. Collins will support Manchin-Toomey gun compromise

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, became the second Republican senator not directly involved in negotiating a bipartisan background check measure to say she will support it, according to a report Saturday by NBC News.

1 missing in Washington state avalanches

One person is missing after a pair of avalanches near a highway exit in northwest Washington state, authorities said Saturday.

Ex-Texas justice of the peace charged with making 'terroristic threat'

A former Kaufman County, Texas, justice of the peace -- whose home, one day ago, was searched by authorities investigating the deaths of two Texas prosecutors -- is under arrest, law officers said Saturday.

Florida police sergeant fired for having Trayvon Martin shooting targets

A Florida police sergeant was fired for possessing several so-called Trayvon Martin shooting targets, authorities said Saturday.

Police: Student shot 2 women at Virginia community college before being subdued

An 18-year-old student drove to a community college campus inside a western Virginia mall Friday, walked in and opened fire -- wounding two women -- before authorities subdued him.

Rare Psalm book may sell for $30 million

A rare copy of the first book printed in what is now the United States of America may sell for as much as $30 million when it comes up for auction in November, according to Sotheby's.

Arizona teacher forces kids to write "I want to die in a fire" as punishment

A Tucson, Arizona family claims a teacher told his class to write, "I want to die in a fire" for punishment for misbehaving during a fire drill.

Obama's tax returns: Income drops

President Obama and the first family saw their income drop slightly in 2012, according to tax returns released by the White House on Friday.

Your taxes are almost due!

You've had months to procrastinate, but now it's crunch time. Despite delays to the kick-off of tax season, Monday, April 15 is still the deadline to get your taxes to Uncle Sam.

N.Y. school district apologizes for teacher's Nazi Germany assignment

An upstate school system apologized Friday after students got a writing assignment in which they were instructed to prove their loyalty to Nazi Germany by arguing Jews are "evil" and the source of that government's problems.