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Christmas Lights Give Neighbor A Bright Idea

Posted: 12/12/2012 - An Arizona woman who knew she couldn't compete head on with her neighbor's elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response.

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Once-In-A-Lifetime 12/12/12

Posted: 12/12/2012 - From India to Las Vegas, superstitious lovebirds and numbers geeks are reveling in a once-in-a-lifetime event: the date 12/12/12.

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Watch: Dog Drives Car Unassisted

Updated: 12/12/2012 - A dog from New Zealand drove a car unassisted in a world first, according to its trainer. The dog named Monte is one of three canines that were trained by animal trainer Mark Vette to drive cars.

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North Korea Successfully Launches Long-Range Rocket

Posted: 12/12/2012 - North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday morning in its second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections.

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U.S. Oil Prices Could Sink to $50 Per Barrel

Posted: 12/11/2012 - U.S. oil prices could sink to $50 a barrel at some point over the next two years, but Merrill analysts expect America's oil prices to still average about $90 a barrel over the same time period.

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Defiant North Korea Performs Long-Range Missile Launch

Posted: 12/11/2012 - North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said. The rocket passed over the island of Okinawa, the Japanese government reports. Tuesday's move comes as a surprise after North Korea had extended the launch window.

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3 Dead in Oregon Mall Shooting

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Witnesses say many people ran for cover or huddled behind counters when the shooting erupted at the Clackamas Town Center. One witness in Macy's says she saw a man wearing a hockey mask, wielding an assault rifle.

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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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