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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: At least 5 killed in TX plant explosion

A hotline has been set up for an people looking for loved ones possibly injured in the explosion. Here is the number: (254) 202-1100.

Arrest made in connection with laced envelopes sent to President Obama, Sen. Wicker

An arrest has been made in connection with letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker that authorities are testing to determine if they contain ricin, two federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

US Senate votes down Toomey-Manchin Gun Bill

In a major defeat for supporters of tougher gun laws, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales.

Boston PD says no arrest made in Boston Marathon bombings

There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

US Capitol evacuated due to delivery of suspicious package

Parts of the U.S. Capitol are being cleared after authorities announced suspicious packages on the first and third floors of the Hart Senate Office Building and a suspicious envelope in the Russell Senate Office Building at the office of Sen.

Officials intercept tainted letter sent to President Obama

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance" has been intercepted at the White House's off-site mail facility, a Secret Service spokesman said Wednesday.

Sen. Cornyn introduces Nat'l Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation

United States Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced an amendment to S. 649, which would guarantee the rights of gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines and within other states that also have conceal-carry laws.

Famed sports broadcaster Pat Summerall dead at 82

Former NFL player and long-time sports broadcaster Pat Summerall has passed away at the age of 82. Summerall's daughter, Susie Wiles, confirmed her father died in Dallas.

Sports Illustrated changes cover in wake of Boston Marathon bombings

Sports Illustrated will pay tribute to those killed and injured during one of the nation's oldest sporting events.

WNBA draft hopes to bring excitement back to women's basketball

The WNBA draft wrapped up in Bristol, Connecticut Monday night and brought a new brand of excitement back to women's basketball.