European bailout

Another day, another European downgrade. Ratings agency Moody's announced a downgrade Friday of the continent's main bailout vehicle, the European Stability Mechanism, knocking it one notch from prized Aaa status to Aa1.

Japan Tunnel

An unknown number of cars were trapped early Sunday after a tunnel collapsed some 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Tokyo, police said.

US Miami Airport Bus Crash

A bus slammed Saturday into an overpass at Miami's airport, killing two passengers, authorities said.

Chambliss No Tax Pledge

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, hit back at Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, saying he doesn't want Washington to "dictate" how he votes and that his commitment is to his constituents.

Alabama wins berth in BCS title game

No. 2 Alabama held off a furious late charge by No. 3 Georgia on Saturday to earn a spot in the BCS National Championship game.

Hatch, Obama clash on fiscal cliff in weekly addresses

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah on Saturday railed against White House proposals put forward earlier this week in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate.

Minnesota tests lottery-ticket purchases at the pump

The next time Minnesota drivers looking to play the Powerball lottery pay at the pump, the pump might pay them back.

Marijuana advocates hope to rise from 'prohibition'

Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago.

Another West Nile case reported in Bossier Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals continues to detect West Nile cases up to the year's end, with state health officials reporting 11 new cases and one new death this week.