January 28, 2013 Weekend storms in Australia whipped up several feet of sea foam. There was a close call when one car popped out of the froth and nearly hit people on the road. It's all on video.
January 28, 2013 A sociologist argues in a new book that framing obesity as a public health crisis takes a heavy social toll. She says big bodies should be embraced as a form of human diversity, and not seen automatically as a sign of sickness.
January 28, 2013 Though stocks took a breather Monday from their recent rally, there are reasons to think they'll continue their upward move in coming months. Money seems to be moving out of bonds and into stocks, corporate earnings are better than expected and economies overseas are getting back on their feet.
January 28, 2013 The nation's official media reports the primate was sent up about 75 miles. It reportedly survived the trip. Iran says it's aiming to launch a manned mission in five to eight years. Other nations are concerned that the program is really aimed at developing long-range missiles.
January 28, 2013 Also: Survivors have harrowing tales after Brazilian nightclub fire; unrest continues in Egypt; Toyota regains No. 1 spot among auto companies; French and Malian forces move into Timbuktu.
January 28, 2013 A 30-day state of emergency and some curfews have not stopped protesters from returning to the streets. Meanwhile, a leading opposition group says it won't take part in President Mohammed Morsi's "national dialogue" until he agrees to some reforms.
January 28, 2013 More than 230 people died. Many were overcome by fumes. Others couldn't get out because the exit wasn't large enough. In the confusion, about 50 victims may have thought a bathroom door was a way out.
January 28, 2013 It's feared that thousands of ancient manuscripts may have been destroyed in the fire. The oldest is said to date to 1204. Meanwhile, French and Malian forces are securing the ancient city and searching for the Islamist extremists.
January 28, 2013 Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — unveiled principles they say will guide a bipartisan immigration overhaul. It would let undocumented immigrants with no criminal records get probationary legal residency if they pay fines and taxes. Full citizenship might come after other reforms.
January 28, 2013 The Japanese carmaker aims to expand its markets to other states after much success in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. "They don't have to be everything to everyone; they have to be something to someone," says Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at Consumer Reports.