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US Sen. Mark Kirk has gallbladder removed

12/09/2013 5:19pm
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who returned to Congress after suffering stroke last year, had his gallbladder removed Monday due to an unrelated medical issue.

Highlights of bill extending undetectable gun ban

12/09/2013 7:12pm
Highlights of legislation that received final congressional approval on Monday from the Senate prohibiting undetectable plastic firearms.

Congress renews undetectable gun ban for decade

12/09/2013 9:27pm
Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions _ the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.