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 Also: supporters and opponents of Egypt's new constitution rally in Cairo; Mali army overthrows another prime minister; Apple's new map app gives dangerous directions in Australia; and a man goes nude in an exhibition of nude men.
December 8, 2012 The Maccabeats, Yeshiva University's student vocal group, serve up latkes, Jewish history and a side of hip hop with 'Candelight' on the first day of Hanukkah.
December 8, 2012 Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat; comedian Stephen Colbert is politely but firmly rejected as a potential senator to succeed retiring Republican Jim DeMint because he forgot what South Carolina's state drink is.
December 8, 2012 Egypt's army also warned both supporters and opponents of President Morsi that they must hold talks, otherwise Egypt will enter a "dark tunnel" leading to catastrophe — and the army won't allow it.
December 7, 2012 Zimmerman's lawsuit alleges NBC deliberately altered 911 calls he placed to a dispatcher; by rearranging the conversation, he claims the network wrongly smeared him as a racist.
December 7, 2012 Also: Egyptian opposition refuses talks with President Morsi; Secretary Clinton says Syria situation 'accelerating'; George Zimmerman sues NBC for biased reporting on his case; a rotting whale overpowers Malibu, California, with its stench.
December 6, 2012 Also: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, released from hospital; same sex marriage licenses issued in Washington and parts of Maryland; Kobe Bryant scores 30,000 career points; Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoofs the Mayan calendar end of the world
November 30, 2012 Unionized clerical workers go on strike at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, and longshoremen honor their picket lines, greatly slowing work at one of the busiest harbor regions in the country.
November 30, 2012 Also: The Supreme Court will examine gay marriage and benefits; President Obama explains his view of the 'fiscal cliff' to workers at a toy factory; one of two Powerball winners could come forward today; and a man who tattooed Mitt Romney's campaign sign on his face decides to get it removed.
November 29, 2012 Islamist rebels in Mali force out secular Tuareg rebels from towns close to Mauritania and Niger's border; the U.N. Secretary General says any international intervention force sent to Mali must be well trained in human rights obligations.
November 29, 2012 Also: Continuing Egyptian violence prompts U.S. to close embassy in Cairo; Treasury Secretary Geithner to meet with Congressional leaders; Britain releases investigation report into press ethics; and Starbucks releases a large specialty coffee priced at $7 per cup.
November 28, 2012 Three managers say they didn't prevent workers from escaping the flaming building, which had fake fire extinguishers, sealed windows and only three staircases available for thousands of frightened people.
November 28, 2012 Also: The Powerball jackpot drawing is tonight; managers are arrested after a Bangladeshi factory fire kills at least 100; former senator Bob Dole is hospitalized for a 'routine procedure'; and there's a winner in the Dancing With The Stars All Star Mirror Ball Competition.