Alonzo Hersford Cushing was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge, for which he earned the Medal of Honor 147 years after his death.
FILE - Gun sales spiked after Sandy Hook and as Congress and a number of states debated whether to impose more restrictions on firearms purchases. Congress stalemated, but some states moved forward.. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
"It's a complete failure for me. It won't let you progress. It freezes up," Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, says of his attempts to sign up for Obamacare using the HealthCare.gov website. (associated press)
Jonathan Pollard, seen in 1998, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for providing classified information to Israel. Citing unidentified sources, an Israeli television station reported that Secretary of State John F. Kerry was offering to free Pollard if Israel released Israeil-Arab prisoners. (Associated Press)