November 26, 2012 A fake press release about a $400 million purchase sent one company's penny stock up sharply. News outlets that reported the story missed some telltale signs that it might be a hoax.
November 26, 2012 The decision lets stand a lower court ruling, which found placing limits on taping police in public spaces unconstitutional. The ACLU said to make the rights of free expression and petition effective, Americans need to be free to gather information on their government.
November 26, 2012 The state's otter population has exploded from 100 just a few decades ago to more than 15,000. They're eating their fill at ponds and fish farms, and are expected to soon double again in population if left unchecked. That's led Illinois to open the first otter trapping season in 83 years.
November 26, 2012 The wildly popular mosh pits for the school-age set have become a common source of injuries that send kids to the hospital. Doctors call for safer designs for inflatable bouncers and better guidelines for their use.
November 26, 2012 See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
November 26, 2012 Syrian rebels are making advances, but on occasion, there can be tension when they take over a town or village. That happened recently when the rebels captured a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria earlier this month.
November 26, 2012 The attacks bear the hallmarks of Boko Haram, but the Islamist group, which has killed 760 people this year, has not claimed responsibility.
November 26, 2012 Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down on Dec. 14. President Obama has designated SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to be her successor.
November 26, 2012 Known as "Dollar Bill" Jefferson after $90,000 was found in his freezer, the Louisiana Democrat is now set to stay in jail until 2023. He was convicted on corruption charges in 2009.
November 26, 2012 What weighs about 20,000 pounds, is 17-feet high and 60-feet around? Answer: The pile of leaves that three guys in Utah assembled. Then, they did what comes naturally. They jumped into it.
November 26, 2012 Also: Outrage in Bangladesh after factory fire kills scores; "Cyber Monday" gets going; battle for Damascus is said to be on; Powerball jackpot hits record $425 million.
November 26, 2012 More than 100 workers died in Saturday's blaze, at a factory that had previously been cited as a "high risk." Clothes were made there for retailers in the U.S. and around the world. Today, thousands of workers protested and hundreds of factories were shut down.
November 26, 2012 There are clever names for many of the holiday season's key shopping days. Today's is in honor of what's said to be the biggest online shopping day. Tuesday's aims to get people to be charitable. Maybe Wednesday's should be for when the bills come in?
November 26, 2012 London-raised Ahmed Jama won't give up on Mogadishu, even though his restaurants have been attacked by suicide bombers more than once. In fact, he's leading the city's cultural revival, one dish at a time, by offering residents and visitors a taste of authentic Somali cuisine and hospitality.