House staves off fiscal cliff, but more money squabbles lie ahead

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After exhaustive negotiations that strained the country's patience, the House approved a bill to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff, staving off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts.

Pot activists divided over new cannabis club

DENVER (CNN) -- A small group of New Year's Eve revelers here ditched the traditional champagne toast, lighting up joints instead at a newly opened marijuana club.

No leaks from grounded drill rig off Alaska, Coast Guard says

(CNN) -- Coast Guard aircraft have found no sign of a spill from a Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling barge that ran aground off a southern Alaska island during a fierce winter storm, authorities reported Tuesday. The 266-foot Kulluk "is sound.

Meteor shower will light up night sky for just a few hours

(CNN) -- Skywatchers will be setting their alarm clocks for the early morning hours Thursday when the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks.

Planned Parenthood loses bid to delay Texas funding law

A Texas judge denied a Planned Parenthood request for a temporary restraining order Monday that would have extended the organization's ability to participate in the state's revamped Women's Health Program.

Shooting at New Year's Eve fireworks show kill 2 in California

A shooting at a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sacramento, California, where thousands had gathered, killed two people and wounded at least three others, police said.

Doctors urged to join gun debate

he shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14 has compelled the editors of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine to call on other physicians to become active participants in the discussion about g

Civil rights activist investigating Hearne Police shooting

It's been two days since a 28-year-old Hearne resident was shot and killed by police and the questions surrounding the case are still unclear, making friends and family wonder if the police have something to hide.

Waco shooting leaves one wounded man lying in the street

Waco Police are investigating a late-night shooting Monday night that left a Waco man with a gunshot to wound to the chest. Officers responded to a 911 call at the 2000 block of Proctor Avenue in Waco just before 2:30 A.M.

McNamara sworn in as McLennan Co. Sheriff

For the past 12 years, Larry Lynch woke up everyday as the Sheriff of McLennan County. But now there's a new sheriff in town.