Hawaii governor taps Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz as new U.S. senator

(CNN) -- Hawaii's governor announced Wednesday that Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will fill the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant after the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Experts say 'nothing that can be done' for 60-foot whale found on New York beach

(CNN) -- A 60-foot-long whale that was discovered still breathing on a New York beach Wednesday morning is likely to die overnight, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Baylor Nation departs for San Diego

The Baylor Bears don’t play the UCLA Bruins in the Holiday Bowl until tomorrow night, but today 280 lucky students departed for San Diego.

TX couple creates a Charles Dickens Village for Christmas

Corpus Christi, TX (KIII) -- For years, a local husband and wife have been creating an amazing winter wonderland display inside their home. It's not your typical decoration. It's more like something made for a movie.

Events in landmark 'Spider-man' issue have fans in a frenzy

Editor's note: SPOILER WARNING: Do not read this story if you don't want to know what happens in "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.

Decluttering before the New Year

(CNN) -- Whatever other resolutions we make leading up to the New Year -- to call Mom more often, lay off the late-night snacks -- getting ourselves organized is likely near the top of the list.

American Airlines bringing additional flight to Easterwood

We all know traveling can be a hassle sometimes, especially during the holidays but an announcement made recently by American Airlines will change that for people flying in and out of Easterwood Airport in College Station.

Ft. Hood soldier accused of sexually assaulting young teen

A Fort Hood soldier turned himself in Monday after the Killeen Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest. Jason Williams Ausburn is accused of sexually assaulting a then 12-year-old girl at a local residence.

U.S. to hit debt ceiling on Monday

Government borrowing will hit the debt ceiling on Monday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said in a letter to Congress Wednesday.

Newspaper sparks outrage for publishing names, addresses of gun permit holders

An interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties has infuriated many readers since it was posted Saturday on a newspaper's website.