December 13, 2012 For the first time, a top Russian diplomat has said that the Syrian president may be toppled. Coming from a country that has been among Assad's strongest supporters, the words are significant, analysts say.
December 13, 2012 NBC News reports that U.S. officials tracking the object warn it isn't orbiting normally. South Korea's defense ministry says it may be a couple more weeks before it's known for sure if the satellite is circling the planet safely.
December 12, 2012 The pot was put into 30 containers and shot from Mexico into a field near Yuma, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection agents say. In other smuggling news, authorities in Spain say they arrested a woman who tried to smuggle cocaine in her breast implants.
December 12, 2012 The central bank's policymakers also said they expect their policies aimed at stimulating growth will remain in effect until the jobless rate drops to 6.5 percent, from the current 7.7 percent.
December 12, 2012 A heated debate about the retailer's plans for stores in India has pressured the government into looking at Wal-Mart's practices. Critics in India equate the company's lobbying with bribery. Wal-Mart and the U.S. ambassador say there's a big difference.
December 12, 2012 The nation's population is now projected to become "majority-minority" in 2043, the Census Bureau says. Meanwhile, the average age will continue to rise as Americans live longer, birth rates continue to decline and immigration slows.
December 12, 2012 Much is being made about today's date — too much for some, perhaps.
December 12, 2012 The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning about a murder in Belize. He says he's innocent and is being persecuted by corrupt authorities. Detained for allegedly illegally entering Guatemala, he's now free and on his way to Miami, he tells Bloomberg TV.
December 12, 2012 An estimated 10,000 people were in the Clackamas Town Center mall when a gunman opened fire. Shoppers, store employees and the mall's Santa scattered. When the attack was over, two people and the gunman were dead. He's been identified as a 22-year-old Portland man.
December 12, 2012 Japan says North Korea's action was intolerable. The White House calls it a "highly provocative act." The U.N. Security Council is expected to meet later today. North Korea, though, insists this was a peaceful mission to put a satellite in orbit. It celebrated its accomplishment.
December 11, 2012 The Canadian trio was among the bands that many fans thought had been unfairly excluded. Now, though, Rush is being inducted along with Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler.
December 11, 2012 From "golden tweets" to "most annoying memes," the subjects for 2012 "best of" and "worst of" lists are multiplying. Where do they rank among your favorites?
December 11, 2012 Though he said the NFL did prove that the players took part in a scheme that paid them bonuses for hurting opponents, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the cases against them had been "contaminated" by their team — the New Orleans Saints.
December 11, 2012 The American carrier is hoping to crack into the lucrative New York-to-London route. The deal, which needs regulators' approvals, would also let Delta's passengers connect with Virgin's flights out of London.
December 11, 2012 While one bottle of a special Glenfiddich recently sold for $94,000, a Macallan was bought at auction for much more than that in 2010. It's the real record-holder, according to Guinness. Our apologies for earlier reporting that the Glenfiddich had set a new standard.