Louisiana Purchase completed; South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union; Vermont's Supreme Court rules in favor of homosexual couples; "It's A Wonderful Life" premieres in New York. (Dec. 20)
Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. More than 75 people were injured, seven seriously, authorities said. (Dec. 20)
Dozens of students' parents in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca got into violent clashes on Thursday with teachers from the National Education Workers Coordinating Committee, the smaller of the country's two main teachers unions. (Dec...
Surveillance video from a Metro bus in Seattle shows the dramatic takedown of an armed man who was robbing passengers of their phones last month. (Dec. 19)
Target's data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year. The nation's second-largest discounter acknowledged Thursday that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend. The theft marks ...
An Okla. man who was arrested on outstanding warrants didn't let his handcuffs deter him from proposing to his girlfriend. The officer even helped him get the ring out of his pocket. ( Dec. 19)
London authorities say at least seven people were seriously hurt and 80 others injured at a theater which partially collapsed during a packed performance of a show during the height of the Christmas season. (Dec. 19)
The dome of the U.S. Capitol is about to get a makeover. The iconic Washington building will get its first full renovation in half-a-century. The work is expected to last about two years and cost $60 million. (Dec. 19)
Here's the latest news for Thursday, Dec. 19th: Senate expected to pass defense funding bill; Fire burning at Tenn. superfund site; Dennis Rodman in North Korea; Aluminum Christmas trees back in style.
If President Barack Obama follows even half of the 46 recommendations urged by his advisory panel, the National Security Agency would significantly change the way it does business. (Dec. 19)