A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at Yemen's Defense Ministry killing at least 18 and wounding several more. (Dec. 5)
Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy off "SportsCenter." Actor Will Ferrell was scheduled to reprise his role on a Thursday evening edition of the highlights show on ESPN. The network announced Wednesday night that the appearance had been scrapped because of the "potential implications" of the news conference ...
Associated Press Correspondent Terry Anderson is released from captivity; American troops head to Somalia; General George Washington says farewell to his officers in New York; Frank Zappa dies. (Dec. 4)
President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time." He says income inequality has jeopardized the nation's middle class and is urging steps to ensure that the economy works for all. (Dec.4)
Here's the latest news for Wednesday, December 5th: Fast food strike; Whale rescue attempt; Cold weather; Gigantic Christmas tree.
Ho, ho, hold on there! The Philadelphia City Hall Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Love Park on Wednesday night was marred by a fight between two women who, reportedly, were jostling for a better view. Television news crews captured the fracas as Mayor Michael Nutter and other dignitaries looked on. ...
Heavy snow and ice could stretch from the Great Lakes to Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, as parts of the region deal with an extreme cold snap. (Dec. 5)
Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired ...
The Gigantic Christmas Tree in New York's Rockefeller Center was lit up on Wednesday night. The 76-foot Norway Spruce has 45,000 multicolored LED lights. (Dec. 5)
A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said. (Dec. 5)