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Estimated 1 Million Ring in 2013 at Ball Drop in New York City

Estimated 1 Million Ring in 2013 at Ball Drop in New York City

Monika Graff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An estimated 1 million people crammed into New York City’s Times Square to ring in 2013.  With fireworks and confetti in the air, the crowd, many wearing plastic “2013″ glasses, cheered and snapped photos as …

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Hemera/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Monday confirmed the release of eight taliban prisoners in order to “facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” As part of the ongoing peace process, the Pakistani and Afghan governments h…

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Drug for Tuberculosis

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Drug for Tuberculosis

Cristina Arias/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its stamp of approval to Johnson & Johnson’s drug, called Sirturo, that will treat a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.This form of tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a b…

Website Offers Baby Name Suggestions for 2013

Website Offers Baby Name Suggestions for 2013

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What names are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West considering for their future little bundle of joy?They might consult the social baby-naming website Belly Ballot, which gathers information on what other parents are n…

Tentative Deal Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ But No House Vote Before Deadline

Tentative Deal Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ But No House Vote Before Deadline

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The so-called “fiscal cliff” came Monday night — but now there is a specific deal on the table to try to soften it after the fact, according to congressional sources.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., s…

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/31/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/31/12

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NCAAF: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6), 38-24.
Hyundai Sun Bowl – Georgia Tech (7-7) dumped USC (7-6), 21-7.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Tulsa (11-3) toppled…

Beyonce Fans Invited to Hit the Field During Her Super Bowl Halftime Show

Beyonce Fans Invited to Hit the Field During Her Super Bowl Halftime Show

PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)(NEW YORK) — Even if you’re watching Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show from home this February, there’s still a way for you to participate in the performance as it happens in New Orleans.  Starting Saturday, fans are invited t…

Chief Justice John Roberts Highlights ‘Fiscal Cliff’ in Year-End Report

Chief Justice John Roberts Highlights ‘Fiscal Cliff’ in Year-End Report

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Acknowledging the “much publicized fiscal cliff” and the country’s “truly extravagant and burgeoning national debt,” Chief Justice John Roberts dedicated the majority of his annual yea…

Tweets Liken ‘Fiscal Cliff’ to Y2K, Mayan Calendar

Tweets Liken ‘Fiscal Cliff’ to Y2K, Mayan Calendar

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Remember Dec. 31, 1999, when the Y2K bug caused airplanes and satellites to fall from the sky, physically crashing into financial centers that had already crashed figuratively after important banking computers caught fire…

Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot Could Have Been Life-Threatening

Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot Could Have Been Life-Threatening

ABC/ Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton’s latest health update — cerebral venous thrombosis — is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition, according to medical experts, but one from which the globe-trotting secretary of state is li…

“Mary Tyler Moore Show” House Up for Sale

“Mary Tyler Moore Show” House Up for Sale

Realtor.com(MINNEAPOLIS) — Now you too can live the life of Mary Richards.The house that served as the exterior of Richards’ home on The Mary Tyler Moore Show is for sale in Minneapolis for $2.895 million.The 9,500 sq. ft. house is set on 0.35 a…

Karzai Announces Afghanistan’s Continued Transition from US Control

Karzai Announces Afghanistan’s Continued Transition from US Control

DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo(WASHINGTON) — Government officials in Afghanistan, including President Hamid Karzai, have announced the next phase in the transition from U.S. to Afghan forces being responsible for the country.  According to the A…

Average Gas Prices Up Four Cents

Average Gas Prices Up Four Cents

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Across the country, the price of regular unleaded has risen four cents in the past week.  The Energy Department says the biggest increase came in the Lower Atlantic where drivers have seen prices increase 7 cents…

Clinton’s Blood Clot in Her Head Near Right Ear

Clinton’s Blood Clot in Her Head Near Right Ear

ABC/ Martin H. Simon)(NEW YORK) — The blood clot that put Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the hospital was found in her head between her brain and skull behind the right ear, her doctors said Monday.“It did not result in a stroke, or neuro…

Girl Who Defied Taliban Makes Top 10 Most Admired List

Girl Who Defied Taliban Makes Top 10 Most Admired List

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The results are in and America has spoken: Malala Yousafzai is among the top 10 most admired women of 2012.The fifteen-year-old Pakistani teenager became an international symbol after she was shot by the …

Stocks Rally to End the Year with Gains

Stocks Rally to End the Year with Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks rallied in the final hours of trading for the year as investors await a budget deal to take shape in Washington. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, after waffling much of the morning, jumped 166 points to …

Subway Robbed At Gunpoint Through Drive-Thru Window

Subway Robbed At Gunpoint Through Drive-Thru Window

  (IDAHO FALLS) – Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Subway on East 17th Sunday night. According to police, two employees were robbed around 8:17 p.m. when a man in a white Chevrolet Impala ordered a sandwich at the drive thru. The man was reportedly wearing a black si mask and pointed […]

Florida Judge Offers Plea Deal to Neglectful Mom; Requires No More Kids

Florida Judge Offers Plea Deal to Neglectful Mom; Requires No More Kids

Hemera/Thinkstock(WINTER HAVEN, Fla.) — The lawyer of a Florida mother who has been ordered not to have children during her 13-year probation sentence is having second thoughts about the plea deal.”I’ve been doing this for 32 years now and I, quite fr…

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza’s Body Claimed

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza’s Body Claimed

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — The body of Adam Lanza, who carried out the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, has been claimed but the whereabouts of the corpse remains unknown.The body was claimed by Lanza’s father, Peter Lanza, according to a family spoke…

India Mourns Rape Victim, New Year’s Celebrations Canceled

India Mourns Rape Victim, New Year’s Celebrations Canceled

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — The Indian military and government canceled many New Year’s celebrations there out of respect for the 23-year-old woman who died Sunday after she was brutally raped and beaten by a gang of men while riding …

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