Anti-GOP ads: Not so 'Merry Christmas' for unemploye

The liberal nonprofit group Americans United for Change is using a new TV ad to accuse Republicans of ruining Christmas for the 1.3 million Americans whose unemployment benefits are about to stop.

Obama signs budget, defense bills in Hawaii

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday a budget deal forged by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that puts off the risk of a government shutdown for two years while easing some automatic spending cuts.

Alabama lawmaker to propose legislation backing 'Duck Dynasty' star

The controversial comments about homosexuality made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson have come up in conversations across the country in the past two weeks and may make its way to the Alabama state legislature next month.

Senator wants refunds for delayed Christmas shipments

A U.S. senator from Connecticut is calling on major shipping companies to refund customers whose packages didn't arrive in time for Christmas as promised.

Tony Romo has Friday morning back surgery, out for season

The Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett has announced quarterback, Tony Romo, underwent back surgery Friday morning and is out for the season.

Teaching gun safety from an early age

Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course."

Texarkana woman attacks Wal-Mart employees

Christmas Eve, officers from the Texarkana, Texas Police Department responded to the 4000 block of New Boston Road in reference to a disturbance.

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Webster Parish

Louisiana State Police Troop G, along with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Webster Parish. The checkpoint will take place on December 27, 2013, from 11:30 p.m.

VIDEO: 2 killed, 6 injured in Louisiana bar shooting

Two people were killed and six others were hurt in a shooting outside a bar in Slidell.

VIDEO: Down Syndrome man has wish fulfilled as he receives over 1,800 Christmas cards

In upstate New York, a man with down syndrome received a tidal wave of kindness when his mother reached out to social media to make a wish come true.