Ukrainian police in full riot gear encircled tents and barricades erected by anti-government protesters ahead of a court-imposed deadline for demonstrators to disperse. Protesters are angry at the government's pivot towards Moscow. (Dec. 9)
Bob Filner was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. Before learning his punishment, Filner issued an apology to his family, staff and San Diego citizens...
Families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are asking people to consider marking the anniversary with "acts of kindness." They also announced a new website http://mysandyhookfamily.org. (Dec. 9)
The party will soon be over for David Duchovny and the television series "Californication." Showtime said Monday that the series, which stars Duchovny as overly active Hollywood writer Hank Moody, will conclude after a 12-episode final season that begins next April. That will be the show's seventh season. "Californication" has ...
President Barack Obama and other world leaders are on their way to Johannesburg to attend funeral services for former South African President Nelson Mandela as mourning continues in the country he helped transform. (Dec. 9)
NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet. The watering hole near the Martian equator existed about 3.5 billion years ago around ...
Vice President Joe Biden honored the memory of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela Monday by making an inscription in a condolence book at the South African Embassy that said Americans will strive to live by his example. (Dec. 9)
Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee. (Dec. 9)
American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner after the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline. (Dec. 9)
Emergency officials in Wisconsin say there were so many accidents and vehicle pileups due to wintry weather that they couldn't count them all. In one, 30 cars collided in Milwaukee Sunday. (Dec. 9)