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Obama, Congress Back to Meet At The Edge of Fiscal Cliff

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Obama, Boehner, Reid and McConnell will meet at the White House on Friday. The Senate returns to work; the House will be back in session Sunday. The Senate Democratic leader questions if there is time for an agreement.

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Newtown Asks, No More Gifts, Please

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Newtown, grieving over the December 14th school shootings, is overwhelmed by gifts, asks for temporary halt of donations.

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Embattled Peanut Producer Sunland Inc. To Reopen New Mexico Plant

Posted: 12/27/2012 - A troubled New Mexico peanut butter plant shuttered by a widespread salmonella outbreak has been given the go ahead to start harvesting a bumper crop of prized eastern New Mexico Valencia peanuts beginning the day after Christmas under an agreement that ends a tense, months long standoff with federal regulators.

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Beached Whale Found In NYC Is Dead

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Wildlife rescue workers monitoring a beached whale in a coastal enclave of New York City say the 60-foot-long mammal is dead.

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Report: Law Enforcement Deaths Down In 2012

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The number of law enforcement officers who died performing their duties in the U.S. declined by about 20 percent in 2012 after rising the two previous years, a nonprofit organization reported Thursday.

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Sotomayor Refuses To Block Morning-After Pill Rule

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.

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Reid: Time Is Running Out To Avert "Fiscal Cliff"

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Returning to Washington just two days after Christmas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid placed the blame for inaction on the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on the shoulders of his counterpart in the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who remains in Ohio this morning.

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Kennedy Center Honorees Saluted By Obama, Celebrities In CBS Special

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Blues musician Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, CBS late-night talk show host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and English rock band Led Zeppelin accept their Kennedy Center Honors Wednesday night in a two-hour CBS special.

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Treasury's Geithner Says U.S. Will Hit Debt Ceiling Monday

Posted: 12/26/2012 - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned Congress in a letter that U.S. borrowing will hit the debt ceiling on Monday, and that Treasury will begin using 'extraordinary measures' to keep under the cap.

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Six Dead In Storm System Heading to the Northeast

Posted: 12/26/2012 - At least six dead from weather-related incidents, including two children. The National Weather Service says Mobile Christmas night tornado was an EF2. Airports, drivers see lengthy delays as snow, wind affect Northeast this holiday week.

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Whale found beached in NYC

Posted: 12/26/2012 - NEW YORK An ailing, endangered finback whale has been found washed ashore in a coastal enclave of Queens that was hard hit by superstorm Sandy.

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Huge Storm System, Tornadoes Blamed For 3 Deaths, Moves East

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

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