'Cliff' talks seem to follow old script: Public lines, private events differ

WASHINGTON  -- High-level negotiations between the White House and Capitol Hill in times of divided government tend to follow a script.

Top Morsy aide: Small, powerful minority behind Egypt's political upheaval

CAIRO -- A top aide to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy blamed a small but powerful minority for the political upheaval that has plagued the country ahead of a planned constitutional referendum.

Apple Maps flaw could be deadly, warn Australian police

(CNN) -- Inaccurate, inconvenient, ill-conceived ... now add "potentially life-threatening" to the list of words being used to describe flaws in Apple's much maligned maps app.

Defending Defense - Fiscal cliff scenarios bleak for key area industry

Tarrant County, TX  -- A plunge off the fiscal cliff could have perilous consequences to Tarrant County's multi-billion-dollar defense industry, say lawmakers and industry experts.

Australian radio network cancels show after nurse's death

(CNN) -- An Australian radio network at the heart of a hoax targeting Prince William's pregnant wife canceled the show responsible for the prank on Monday, expressing deep regret following the death of a nurse who took a call from the DJs involved.

Secret Service tapes lost on train under investigation

WASHINGTON -- It might remind you of the new smash-hit James Bond movie "Skyfall", in which the villains steal a device with top secret information on the identities of British agents. But in this case, sensitive data was left on a subway train.

Amid fanfare, same-sex couples exchange marriage vows in Seattle

Boutonnieres, photographers, smiles and tears of joy -- requisite wedding fixtures -- abounded Sunday at Seattle's City Hall. But for 133 couples, the day's fanfare brought an extra dimension.

Plane of missing singer likely found in Mexico

Mexican authorities said Sunday they found the wreckage of a small plane that they believe was carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera.

Cowboys player out on bail after arrest in crash that killed teammate

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was released from jail on $500,000 bond Sunday -- around the time his team pulled off an emotional, last-second win -- after his arrest in the fiery weekend car crash that killed his teammate.

Chavez says his cancer is back

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced late Saturday that his cancer has returned and that he will go to Cuba to undergo surgery.