How to get to 6.5% unemployment

NEW YORK  -- The Federal Reserve predicts it will keep stimulative policies in place until the unemployment rate falls to 6.5%. But just how many jobs will it take to get there?

Dead birds and broken TV sets: How to host the perfect New Year party

(CNN) -- The champagne is on ice, the fireworks are exploding overhead and the guests are getting down to some funky sounds -- but isn't your New Year's Eve party a bit, well, last year? Not everyone spends the last night of December carousing lik

Duchess to attend first public event since pregnancy revealed

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to attend her first public engagement since her pregnancy was announced this month, presenting prizes at a sports awards show Sunday evening in London.

Changing of guard in Japan as PM concedes vote

Japan's prime minister conceded defeat in parliamentary elections Sunday, signaling the return to power of the Liberal Democratic Party and ending the brief rule of the disappointing upstart Democratic Party of Japan.

Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said the deadly Connecticut school shooting could have been halted sooner if staff at the school had been equipped with guns.

State Department to get independent Benghazi report

After months of accusations and political recriminations, the State Department is getting ready to present the most detailed explanation yet regarding the circumstances surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Mandela undergoes surgery, remains hospitalized

Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement.

Nurse's family: 'We love you and will miss you forever'

The family of a nurse who apparently hanged herself after taking a prank call regarding Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine spoke movingly Saturday of their grief at losing the "core of the family" who had surrounded them wit

Hillary Clinton faints, has concussion

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion after becoming dehydrated and fainting, and will no longer testify Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S.

Connecticut school victims were shot multiple times, medical examiner says

Authorities in Newtown, Connecticut, put together more pieces of the puzzle Saturday to explain exactly what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, one day after a gunman opened fire there, killing 20 students and six adults.