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Michigan Governor Signs Right to Work Bills

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Some 17.5% of Michigan's workers are in a union. Now they won't be compelled to pay union dues, in a move seen as improving the ailing job picture and giving union workers choices, says Governor Rick Snyder.

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Obama Administration Recognizes Syrian Opposition

Posted: 12/11/2012 - President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime." The United States joins Britain, France and others in recognizing opposition group Tuesday.

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Twitter Adding Its Own Instagram-Type Photo Filters

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Twitter has added photo filters to its Android and iOS mobile apps. The addition will help Twitter compete against Facebook-owned Instagram. This is the first time the social network has offered image editing tools.

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Navy Identified SEAL Killed in Afghan Raid Last Weekend

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Defense Department reports a SEAL from Pennsylvania was slain in the rescue effort. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued, after being one of three abducted while returning from a rural clinic. Two local Afghan leaders say smugglers were responsible; ISAF blames the Taliban.

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Treasury Will Sell Off Its Remaining AIG Shares

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The planned offering comes four years after AIG was crippled by the financial crisis and required a government bailout that eventually swelled to $182 billion.

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Aussie Shock Jocks Apologize For Prank Call to Dutchess' Room

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Michael Christian says he's "gutted, shattered and heartbroken.." It's "gut-wrenching" that the prank apparently led to a nurse's suicide, caller Mel Greig said. The pair says the decision to air the recorded prank call was not theirs.

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Bodies Identified As Missing Iowa Cousins

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Girls' disappearance sparked a massive volunteer search effort. Lyric Cook, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, had been missing since July. Hunters found their bodies in a wooded area last week.

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Hillary Clinton For President In 2016?

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Hillary Clinton would be a nearly invincible force, Democrats and Republicans agreed today, should the Secretary of State validate rampant speculation that she will mount a second presidential run when she steps down from her administration post early next year.

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Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest Level In Four Years

Posted: 12/07/2012 - The unemployment rate fell to 7.7% in November, the lowest level since December 2008, but the drop was largely because workers dropped out of the labor force.

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Syrian Rebels Set Their Sights on Damascus

Posted: 12/07/2012 - The U.N.'s top official says he's "angry" about innocents affected by the war. An opposition group reports 130 more dead, including 43 around Damascus. A rebel brigade calls the area around Damascus' airport a "military zone," while the prospect of government chemical weapon use has intensified the crisis.

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Secret Service Investigates How Tapes Were Lost On a Train

Posted: 12/07/2012 - Secret Service information was left on D.C. subway system in 2008, as the contractor was transporting the tapes. Agency says the information was safeguarded, but a security expert questions why the tapes were being transported that way.

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London Nurse Found Dead, She Had Taken Catherine's Prank Call

Posted: 12/07/2012 - The nurse who answered a hoax call to the hospital caring for Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital says. Prince William and Catherine are "deeply saddened" by the death, palace says.

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Supreme Court Will Take On Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: 12/07/2012 - The matter to be heard is one of the most important in the court's history. The Federal Defense of Marriage Act; and California's Proposition 8 will be reviewed, after justices first address questions of legal standing in both appeals.

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