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Day in History: Pearl Harbor; Crossing the Delaware; United Creash; John Lennon

Updated: 12/08/2013 - Today in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington's retreating army crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey into Pennsylvania. In 1972, a United Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at Chicago-Midway Airport, killing 43 of the 61 people on board, as well as two people on the ground; among the passengers who died were Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, U.S. Rep. George W. Collins, D-Ill., and CBS News correspondent Michele Clark. In 1980, rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan.

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Back to China with International Reinforcements

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz is traveling back to China this friday, with Former U.S. Undersecretary of International Trade and Commerce Francisco Sanchez.

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China Launches Its First Moon Rover Mission

Updated: 12/02/2013 - China has launched its first mission to land a rover on the moon that will transmit images and survey the moon's surface. The spacecraft is expected to land in mid-December.

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World News: Helicopter Crashes into Pub; Earthquake in Indonesia; Another Australian Shark Death

Posted: 12/01/2013 - Scottish police helicopter crashes into pub - 8 killed... Cuba says 2 dead as heavy rains collapse buildings... Strong earthquake hits Indonesia; no casualties... 2 shark deaths in one week in Australia... Egypt panel begins vote on draft constitution... US offers to destroy Syrian chemical weapons... Clashes in northern Lebanon over Syrian war kill 2... Leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan meet... China's manufacturing little changed from October... India says its Mars spacecraft on course...

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World News: Afghanistan May Be Reneging on Pullout Deal; China Angers Japan; Mount Etna Erupts; Shark Kills Surfer

Posted: 11/24/2013 - Afghan president to press for delay in US deal... China sets air defense zone over East China Sea... Smog descends on NE China, closing roads, airport... Mount Etna erupts, showers volcanic ash on towns... Egypt official: Muslim Brotherhood backs unrest... Activists: Government airstrikes kill 44 in Syria; Syrian rebels capture key oil field... Surfer killed by shark off west Australia...

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Cyclone Cleopatra Claims Lives in Italy

Posted: 11/20/2013 - The death toll from storms in Sardinia rose to at least 14 on Tuesday (November 19), with many areas still out of reach of rescue services, the governor of the Italian island said.

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