Updated: 12/26/2012 - Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington.
Posted: 12/26/2012 - An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast on Wednesday, slowing holiday travel
Updated: 12/25/2012 - A sniper who ambushed volunteer firefighters in upstate New York on Monday, killing two and seriously wounding two others, left a note saying he hoped to burn down his neighborhood and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.
Posted: 12/25/2012 - Israel's policy on issuing guns is restrictive, and armed guards at its schools are meant to stop terrorists, not crazed or disgruntled gunmen, experts said Monday, rejecting claims by America's top gun lobby that Israel serves as proof for its philosophy that the U.S. needs more weapons, not fewer.
Posted: 12/25/2012 - "Les Miserables" gets the big-screen treatment on Christmas Day with a star-studded cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.
Posted: 12/25/2012 - NEW ORLEANS Forecasts of snow, sleet and freezing rain threatened to complicate Christmas Day travel around the nation's midsection Tuesday as several Gulf Coast states braced for a chance of twisters and powerful thunderstorms.
Posted: 12/24/2012 - His lawyer, Larry Larson, said he died at his house in Northridge, just north of Los Angeles, with his wife by his side.
Posted: 12/24/2012 - Volunteers at a Colorado Air Force base monitoring maps showing Santa Claus' progress are several hours into their goodwill mission and have answered more than 24,000 phone calls from children wanting to know everything from old Saint Nick's age, to how reindeer fly, to when they can expect their presents.
Posted: 12/24/2012 - (CNN) -- U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo, R-Idaho, was arrested early Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, and charged with driving under the influence, according to the town's police department.
Posted: 12/24/2012 - A string of powerful storms in the West, Midwest and Southeast may generate a white Christmas for parts of the country, but the snow will come with hazardous travel conditions.
Posted: 12/22/2012 - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, today sought to push the onus of dealing with the impending "fiscal cliff" back onto Democrats, referring to the series of bills passed by House Republicans in the last year that would have eliminated significant chunks of the "cliff," including an extension of all Bush-era tax cuts passed by the GOP-led House in August.
Posted: 12/22/2012 - A Marine general who decided to court-martial a Marine for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with them in Afghanistan will scale back the punishment announced Thursday by a military judge.
Posted: 12/22/2012 - Three people charged in a gas explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood deliberately set up the deadly blast to collect a big insurance payout, authorities said Friday.
Updated: 12/22/2012 - A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to BP's settlement with businesses and individuals who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted: 12/22/2012 - A pharmacy connected to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday and said it was seeking to set up a fund to pay victims.
Posted: 12/22/2012 - With the "fiscal cliff" looming and Washington lawmakers packing up for the holidays, President Obama late Friday appealed to lawmakers to go home, "cool off," and reflect on the need to "do the right thing" to avoid risking pushing America back into recession.
Posted: 12/21/2012 - Secretary Clinton praises the choice and says Kerry "has proven his mettle" .. Obama says Kerry has 'played a central role' in foreign policy for nearly three decades. His confirmation is considered to be a sure thing among his colleagues.
Posted: 12/21/2012 - The New Year could push milk prices to a stunning $7 a gallon. Here's why.
Posted: 12/21/2012 - A man killed two men and one woman Friday in central Pennsylvania, then died in a gunfight with state troopers, authorities said. Three officers were injured, but "someone was watching over" the state troopers wounded in "attack," police official says.
Posted: 12/21/2012 - As the end of the year approaches, it's time to take a look back on the foods we desired -- but are probably better off skipping.
Posted: 12/21/2012 - First Daniel Bailey ran out of gas. Then he broke into a home in Troy Township.
Posted: 12/21/2012 - the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre today called on Congress to put armed law enforcement agents in every American school,