Stocks: Earnings season springs

Investors will head into the second week of the year ready to move beyond fiscal cliff chatter, and into the earnings season.

Morsy backs Syrian calls for al-Assad to face war crimes trial

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy supports calls by people in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried for war crimes, he told CNN on Sunday in an exclusive interview.

Prosecutors set to unveil evidence against James Holmes

James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater in July, will appear in court Monday for the first day of a preliminary hearing.

Fed hawks hint at early end to bond buying

Three Federal Reserve officials stressed Friday that moderate economic growth in 2013 may push the central bank to stop its controversial asset purchases before the end of the year.

Fresh protests break out in Northern Ireland after night of violence

Fresh pro-British protests erupted Saturday in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast, police said, hours after nine officers were injured in rioting.

Obama, Republicans foreshadow spending duels in Washington

While Republicans this week have already begun to lace up their fighting gloves for the upcoming battles over debt and spending, President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to draw his own lines.

Online outrage over Ohio rape case prompts city website

Amid social media pressure and allegations of a cover-up, community leaders in Steubenville, Ohio, have launched a website to keep the community updated on a rape case that has consumed the small Ohio town.

12th Night Party

With Christmas over, Mardi Gras season can now begin. The 12th Night Party is celebrated 12 days after Christmas and marks the official beginning to Mardi Gras events.

Blood shortage in the Ark-La-Tex

What better way to start the New Year off by giving your time and a little blood. Lifeshare blood centers in Shreveport are reporting a shortage in blood and need the public’s help.