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Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending Bill

Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending BillPresident Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill into law Friday afternoon, enacting more than 1,500 pages of legislation that received broad support in the House and Senate earlier this week.

Gilligan’s ‘The Professor’ Has Died; Russell Johnson Was 89

Gilligan’s ‘The Professor’ Has Died; Russell Johnson Was 89Russell Johnson, the actor whose job it was to be the voice of reason and calm on an island of shipwrecked ninnies, has died at age 89, according to reports.

$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada’s Major Casinos

$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada’s Major CasinosNevada's big casinos are on a losing streak. For the fifth straight year, the state's largest casinos are reporting net losses – in this case, a total of $1.35 billion in the most recent fiscal year.

Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This Weekend

Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This WeekendA large tract of America can expect "a major icing event," the National Weather Service says, predicting snow and ice in an area that includes at least eight states from Texas to the Ohio Valley.

SpaceX Launches First Major Communications Satellite

SpaceX Launches First Major Communications SatelliteThe private SpaceX venture has successfully launched its first major communications satellite into orbit atop an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 booster.

U.S. And Japanese Officials Discuss China’s Air Defense Claim

U.S. And Japanese Officials Discuss China’s Air Defense ClaimConcerned by China's move to assert itself in an area claimed by Japan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke with his Japanese counterpart Wednesday.

‘Stop This Madness,’ Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate Talks

‘Stop This Madness,’ Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate TalksSano drew a link between the Haiyan disaster and climate change. "We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here," he said.

Pakistan Slams U.S. Over Drone Strike Against Taliban Chief

Pakistan Slams U.S. Over Drone Strike Against Taliban ChiefPakistan is blasting the United States for a drone strike that has allegedly killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions UnconstitutionalNew abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday in a divisive case the state has already vowed to appeal.

Storm Packing Hurricane-Force Winds Hits Western Europe

Storm Packing Hurricane-Force Winds Hits Western EuropeWhat's being described as the worst storm in years hit Britain before moving across the English Channel to lash the Netherlands, France and Germany.