Last checks go out for 2 million jobless

Some 2.1 million jobless Americans are receiving their last federal unemployment checks this week if Congress doesn't extend the deadline to file for extended benefits.

Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

Kim Kardashian pregnant with Kanye's baby

he Twitterverse exploded early Monday after everyone's favorite bad-boy rapper Kanye West announced that his girlfriend, the famous-for-being-famous Kim Kardashian, was pregnant.

Father claims Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza claimed his body last week, a family spokesman said.

Battling cancer, Chavez suffers fresh complications

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery, has suffered "new complications," Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday.

Amid unrest, African Union chief arrives in Central African Republic

The head of the African Union arrived in the Central African Republic Sunday as tensions mounted between the government and rebels there, an official said.

Congress in Sunday session as 'fiscal cliff' talks stall

Congress trooped back to work Sunday in hopes of averting a year-end combination of spending cuts and tax increases that could trigger a new recession, but leaders said no deal was in sight.

Stocks brace for fiscal cliff reckoning

Can the stock market shake off yet another punt by Congress? It just might.

Deadly day in Syria

Russia's top diplomat and an international envoy to Syria warned Saturday that the Middle East nation's conflict is becoming more militarized and sectarian, further endangering the region.