National News + World News

Season's first blizzard starts journey in the Plains

People traveling early for Christmas in the center of the country will be dashing through the snow and the rain and the wind.

Ke$ha responds to radio stations pulling 'Die Young'

TV networks and movie studios have postponed episodes and movie premieres out of sensitivity for the Newtown school shooting, and radio stations are also being cautious with the songs they play.

After Newtown, some shoppers think twice about violent video games

For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.

Massive dock washes ashore on national park beach

A massive dock, possibly debris from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan, has washed ashore in Washington state's Olympic National Park.

Obama: Proposals to address gun violence due by January

The nation will have a set of recommendations to address widespread gun violence within weeks, President Obama announced Wednesday.

Home building slows, but still going strong

The pace of home building slowed slightly in November but remained near the four-year high reached the previous month, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Obama is Time magazine Person of the Year

President Barack Obama is Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2012.

What a new inflation measure would mean for your wallet

President Obama put a new offer on the table in the fiscal cliff negotiations, and it includes a wonky change that may raise your taxes and reduce your Social Security benefits ... a little.

Gas prices near a two-year low

 Consumers are getting some relief at the gas pump, particularly in the middle of the country, as prices could soon fall to levels not achieved since early 2011.

Instagram can now sell your photos for ads

Instagram shocked users with an update to its terms of service that will let the company sell users' photos to other companies.