2 firefighters shot, killed while battling New York blaze

At least two firefighters died when they were shot at the scene of a blaze in upstate New York on Monday, police said. Two other firefighters were injured, police in Webster, New York, told reporters.

It's not Christmas without glitter

Immediately after my Christmas tree is decorated and the tree lights plugged in, I turn off all the other house lights and sit on the stairs, staring at my gleaming achievement.

New deal to give MF Global customers more money

More customers of bankrupt firm MF Global are closer to getting some of their money back.

Indian prime minister calls for calm after violence erupts during anti-rape rallies

India's prime minister called for calm Sunday after clashes erupted between police and demonstrators protesting a gang rape in the country's capital.

SEAL commander's death in Afghanistan an apparent suicide, military says

The Navy is investigating the death in Afghanistan of one of its most senior SEAL officers as an apparent suicide, a U.S. military official tells CNN.

'Dairy cliff': Milk prices may double in New Year

The New Year could push milk prices to $7 a gallon.

Spain's massive lottery awards billions

In Spain's deep economic crisis, the lucky ones could hardly believe their good fortune on Saturday --- holding a $26 share of a winning lottery ticket pays out a return of $528,000.

Representatives call for action on fiscal cliff

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California, uses an analogy to explain why he supported Plan B, the alternative to a fiscal cliff deal proposed by House Speaker John Boehner, then scrapped because not enough House Republicans supported it.

Male model sentenced in grisly murder of Portuguese TV journalist

He was a 20-year-old male model. His lover was a 65-year-old man who was a television journalist. They were from Portugal, visiting New York City. The older partner broke off the relationship and ended up mutilated and dead.