Rush to purchase armored backpacks and gun sales

firearms enthusiasts across the U.S. are stocking up on semi-automatic rifles in anticipation of tighter gun control measures as President Barack Obama demands “real action, right now.”

Photo Gallery: Miss USA crowned Miss Universe

An American university student is the new Miss Universe, bringing the crown back to the U.S. after a drought of more than a decade…

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NASA says no to Dec 21 being end of the world

As the clock ticks down to 21 December, the supposed end of world according to the Mayan calendar, NASA has released a video it hopes will clear up any confusion…

I-5 near Oregon border open after crashes

Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in far Northern California have reopened after a series of traffic collisions involving about 60 vehicles shut down the roadway…

Asian American soldier’s hazing suicide

The family and friends of an Asian-American soldier who committed suicide after being hazed by fellow soldiers said that the punishment meted out was only a slap on the wrist.

Video-game violence

The video game industry has been mostly silent since Friday’s attack, in which 20 children and six adults were killed…

Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’: President Obama

President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012…

Obama wants curbs on gun violence

President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer “concrete proposals” to curb gun violence no later than January…

Senator Leland Yee introduces new CA gun control bill

State Senator Leland Yee introduced a bill to close major loopholes in California’s assault weapon ban…

Some Republicans say gun control should be debated

Some Republicans now say they’re willing to discuss the politically treacherous issue of gun control, along with mental health issues and violent video games…