Top Stories: Fiscal Cliff Deal Means New Budget Battles; House Ignores Storm Aid Bill : The Two-Way Also: an oil rig is stuck on an Alaskan Island as salvage teams try to reach it; thieves in Paris steal $1 million worth of goods from an Apple store on New Year's Eve; while Indians mourn the brutal death of a woman who was gang raped, shocking new attacks on women are reported.
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Top Stories: Fiscal Cliff Deal Means New Budget Battles; House Ignores Storm Aid Bill

Happy New Year - here are our early stories:

It's Not Over: Big Battles Ahead Even After 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal.

Bipartisan Outrage As Vote On Superstorm Sandy Aid Is Postponed.

And here are other morning headlines:

Loose Ocean Oil Rig Still Stuck On Alaska Island While Storm Blocks Salvage Efforts. (Anchorage Daily News)

Ivory Coast Sets Three Days Of Mourning For 61 Stampede Victims. (VOA)

Armed Robbers Steal $1 Million In Goods From Apple Store In Paris. (AP)

Penn. Gov. To Sue NCAA Over Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Reportedly Showing 'Slight' Improvement After Cancer Surgery. (Wall Street Journal)

As India Mourns Gang Rape Victim Who Died, Grisly New Attacks On Women Reported. (Reuters)

Paparazzo Killed By Singer Justin Bieber's Car As He Tries To Photograph It. (Los Angeles Times)

Woman Drives Wrong Way For 18 Miles On Penn. Interstate, Harms No One. (Scranton Times Tribune)