December 11, 2012 The GOP-backed measures, passed earlier in the day by Michigan's state House, were signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in the afternoon.
December 11, 2012 As the White House and Congressional leaders negotiate, we're watching for the best stories about what's going on. Here are some of the latest.
December 10, 2012 Cats descended from one given to the writer live at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West. A visitor filed a complaint with the law. Now, judges have said the U.S. Department of Agriculture can regulate those felines. Yes, Hemingway's cats are a federal case. It's a long story.
December 10, 2012 The agency says that among its most troubling findings is that many apps for kids share such information as geolocations with third parties. Developers need to do more to improve privacy protections and to tell parents what they're doing, the agency reports.
December 10, 2012 Honoring the European Union with the Peace Prize was controversial. Today, EU officials accepted the prize and made the case that their organization has helped countries on the continent rebuild after the devastation of World War II and set an example for other regions around the world.
December 10, 2012 Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call to another nurse. Two Australian DJs were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and they were able to find out how the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was feeling. Saldanha's suspected suicide, though, has turned a prank into a tragedy.
December 10, 2012 Also: Russia and U.S. hold "brainstorming session" on Syria; European Union officials accept Nobel Peace Prize; Barcelona's Lionel Messi sats new calendar-year record for goals.
December 10, 2012 After President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner's face-to-face meeting, there's talk about an agreement soon being struck. But every such analysis also comes with many caveats.
December 6, 2012 Prime Minister Julia Gillard helped a radio show plug its "end of the world" special by solemnly saying that the Mayans were right. Oh, those wacky Aussies. See the video.
December 6, 2012 He's one of the most consistently conservative voices in Congress and a favorite of Tea Party activists across the nation. DeMint says he's "not leaving the fight." No organization, he says, is better equipped to push conservative principles than Heritage, a Washington-based think tank.
December 6, 2012 The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning in a murder. He says he's innocent and is trying to avoid being sent back to Belize, where the murder occurred. Remarkably, he's being allowed to blog from his jail cell.
December 6, 2012 The pace of claims for unemployment insurance has settled back into its pre-Superstorm Sandy range. But on Friday, economists expect to hear that relatively few jobs were added to payrolls in November.