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Monday, December 31, 2012

The fiscal cliff is nigh; Senators strike deal, House won't vote

The fiscal cliff is nigh; Senators strike deal, House won't vote


The fiscal cliff is nigh; Senators strike deal, House won't vote

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 08:40 PM PST

Senate leaders and the White House struck a last-minute deal to avert the feared fiscal cliff Monday night, with Vice President Joe Biden headed to the Capitol Hill to pitch the plan to fellow Democrats.

The world's most mysterious buildings

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 02:10 PM PST

Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with.

John Sheardown, Canadian 'hero' in Iran hostage crisis, dies

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:02 PM PST

John Sheardown, a Canadian immigration officer who helped shelter and smuggle six American diplomats out of Iran in 1980, has died, his son said Monday. He was 88.

Hillary Clinton treated for blood clot in her head

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:42 PM PST

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was treated with blood thinners on Monday at a New York hospital to help dissolve a blood clot in her head and doctors were confident she would make a full recovery.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's cutest PDA moments

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 11:58 AM PST

Will Egypt's Jon Stewart be stifled?

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 08:03 AM PST

Talk shows have proliferated in Egypt since the beginning of the January 25 revolution nearly two years ago. One host has become particularly famous, to the point of being described as the "Jon Stewart of the Arab world." Bassem Youssef was even a guest on "The Daily Show" itself in June, and recently CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed him about freedom of speech in Egypt.

Politics in 2013: 5 things to watch for

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 10:43 AM PST

OK. The budget deficit, the debt ceiling, and tax reform are givens. We know that those battles will continue to be in the political spotlight throughout 2013.

Golf star breaks leg in skiing accident

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:27 AM PST

Miguel Angel Jimenez may be the oldest golfer to win on the European Tour, but his lust for life has put a big dent in his hopes of extending that record in 2013.

Crews battle harsh weather trying to tow drilling unit to Alaska harbor

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 08:34 PM PST

Coast Guard crews are teaming with Royal Dutch Shell to keep one of the oil company's drilling unit from running aground amid terrible weather in Alaska, the Coast Guard said Monday.

Father claims Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:38 AM PST

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza claimed his body last week, a family spokesman said.

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