Two NASA astronauts sailed through the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks to revive a crippled cooling line on the International Space Station. (Dec. 21)
Bagpipes played and wreaths were laid in the Scottish town of Lockerbie as the families of those who died in the deadly airliner bombing over the town 25 years ago gathered to remember the victims. (Dec. 21)
A judge has ordered a California hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy. (Dec. 20)
Anti-government activists in Syria said forces loyal to President Bashar Assad continued to attack targets in the countryside around Aleppo on Friday. (Dec. 20)
The Portland Zoo is showing off a new 6-week-old river otter pup. The pup is called Zigzag, or ziggy for short - named after the 12-mile-long Sandy River tributary. (Dec. 20)
The Packers have ruled out Aaron Rodgers for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Dec. 20)
President Barack Obama says health insurance sign-ups have surged now that the government's website is working better, but it faces a crucial enrollment period this weekend. Monday is the deadline to sign up so coverage can begin Jan. 1. (...
Rep. Trey Radel of Florida says he will not resign despite pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Radel left a rehabilitation center on Thursday. (Dec. 20)
Here's the latest news for Friday, December 20th: Obama discusses economy and health care rollout; Pardoned Russian dissident travels to Germany; Palestinian filmmakers spoof popular Volvo ad.
After spending 10 years in Russian jails for what many in the West believe were trumped-up offenses, Mikhail Khodorkovsky left prison a free man Friday and immediately flew to Germany. (Dec. 20)