November 19, 2012 Monday's drenching was accompanied by mudslides and wind gusts that blew well past 100 mph in elevated areas. The day was particularly harrowing for one highway patrol officer, whose car was hit by a tree before bursting into flames.
November 19, 2012 Lana Peters, who died last year, defected to the U.S. in 1967. The Associated Press, citing newly declassified documents, says the FBI was trying to gauge how the former Svetlana Alliluyeva's defection was affecting international relations.
November 19, 2012 According to a bankruptcy judge, Hostess and the major union representing its workers need to try to mediate their differences before the company can be liquidated. So maybe the company's taste treats won't disappear anytime soon.
November 19, 2012 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, already being mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential hopeful, responded to a question about the Earth's age with, "I'm not a scientist, man." While he sits on the Senate's science subcommittee, Rubio called it a "dispute amongst theologians."
November 19, 2012 Debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the post-election agenda. But the challenge of dealing with long-term debt and the annual deficit has been brewing for years. And one man who has kept his focus and money on that target is the billionaire Peter G. Peterson.
November 19, 2012 The U.S. government may soon owe more money to Japan than it owes to China. Here's what that means for the U.S., China, and the rest of the world.
November 19, 2012 Some men in the Castro District have for years liked to go without (clothes, that is) in public. One of the city's supervisors says he's been getting many complaints. Last year, he got a law passed requiring that the naked guys have towels ready to put down on benches. Now, he's looking to do more.
November 19, 2012 The White House and Congress continue to work on a deal that avoids the fiscal cliff and cuts deficits in the long run. President Obama wants to raise tax rates for the wealthy. Republicans want to raise revenue by closing loopholes and limiting deductions for high-income people. But could that raise enough money?