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10 Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster

Parents of 9 children killed at the mass shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School, along with one teacher who survived, are suing the businesses behind the Bushmaster rifle, which was used in the massacre.

Brian Williams renews with NBC for five more years

Brian Williams, the anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" for the past 10 years, has agreed to extend his contract, NBC said Monday morning.

Pack and Ship Now for the Holidays

     It's the busiest shipping day of the year for Federal Express. Fed-Ex suggests using double-walled boxes for heavier items, and if you're re-using a box, remove any old labels.

Free pizza for fire safety

An Ohio teen is working to save lives in his community, and he's using free pizza to do so. Matthew Siefert is a high school senior and volunteer firefighter.

Holiday shipping: Last minute tips

So you're done with your shopping. Now can you beat the shipping deadlines? A few basic tips can help insure your package arrives intact and on time.

Bones found on Massachusetts beach

Massachusetts officials are investigating after human remains were found Saturday on Plum Island Beach in Newbury.

Gunshots at Sydney hostage scene

Gunfire erupted early Tuesday at the Sydney cafe where a gunman has been holding hostages. Police could be seen throwing flash-bang grenades into the cafe in video aired by CNN affiliate Seven Network.

Spectacular marriage proposal goes wrong

A man's attempt at a spectacular marriage proposal went horribly wrong in the Netherlands Saturday.

Hostage situation unfolds in Sydney: 13 hostages held in a cafe

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters Monday that authorities do not know the motivation of the person responsible for the ongoing hostage situation in Sydney.

Cheney has no regrets: 'I would do it again in a minute'

A defiant former Vice President Dick Cheney doubled-down on his defense of the extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA on detainees in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sunday, saying, "I would do it again in a minute.&quo

El Pasoan crossed illegally into North Korea and denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference in the country on Sunday, where he denounced the U.S. political and economic systems.

3 inmates, 2 charged with murder, escape Alabama jail

Two men charged with murder and another being held on armed robbery charges escaped early Saturday from a rural Alabama county jail, a local sheriff said.

Bill Cosby facing litany of allegations

(CNN) -- It seems as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby's image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations.

Protesters gear up for weekend marches against police violence

After days of descending on cities coast to coast, protesters demanding an end to police brutality are expected to get loud again Saturday.

Minivan Mom: Not Guilty

(WESH) A Florida judge has found a mother who drove her van in the ocean in Daytona Beach with her three young children inside not guilty by reason of insanity.