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Extreme Cold in Canada

Updated: 01/02/2014 - It was a very cold last day of 2013 in the city of Winnipeg, Canada. It was minus 31 degrees Tuesday.

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39 Days Remain Until Sochi Olympics

Posted: 12/30/2013 - As of December 30, 2013, only 39 days remain until the Sochi Winter Olympics. Trials and tryouts are taking place across the world, including the United States, to see who will be competing in the next Olympiad.

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US News: Capitol Dome Needs Repairs; 4000 in Maine still wihout Power; Extended Job Benefits End

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Capitol Dome Renovations... A week after ice storm hits Maine, more than 4,000 still without power... Federal government ends extended jobless benefits... Health law to put calorie info on vending machines... Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1... Despite files, Conn. school shooter remains enigma... Kerry to return next week to Middle East... Police: New Mexico mom admits to kicking child... Pregnant nurse fired in Pa. over flu shot... Pa. man admits beating `Amish Mafia' star... Death of man in Border Patrol custody investigated... Separate avalanches in Wyoming kill 2 within hours... Times Square preps for New Year's Eve bash...

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World News: India Train Fire; Lebanon Rockets; Middle East, Africa Updates; Turkey Scandal Grows; Pakistan Polio Worker Killed

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Fire on express train in India kills at least 26... AP source: Libya releases 4 US military personnel... South Sudan update... Israeli police say rockets fired from Lebanon... Death toll in Beirut blast rises to 7... Syria, Iraq, Egypt updates... Turkey earthquake and scandal... Gunmen kill another anti-polio health worker in Pakistan... 3 Asian workers drown after Saudi oil rig sinks... Benedict takes up Francis' invite for lunch... Cuba eases rules for small business lending...

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Day in History: Becket; Wounded Knee; Rasputin; WWII London Fire; Eastern Crash in Everglades

Updated: 12/29/2013 - On Dec 28 - In 1170, Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was slain in Canterbury Cathedral by knights loyal to King Henry II... In 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them... In 1916, Grigory Rasputin, the so-called "Mad Monk" who'd wielded great influence with Czar Nicholas II, was killed by a group of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg... In 1940, during World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as "The Second Great Fire of London."... In 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashed into the Florida Everglades near Miami International Airport, killing 101 of the 176 people aboard...

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Christmas Pillow Fight Tradition in China

Updated: 12/26/2013 - City workers and university students alike discharge the pressures of daily life in a night of live music and a whirlwind of pillows on Christmas day (December 25).

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World News: Lockerbie 25 years later; Africa, Syria, Iraq News; Saudi Virus; Topless Rio

Posted: 12/22/2013 - Memorials to mark Lockerbie attack 25 years later... UN helicopter hit, downed in S. Sudan... Attacks across Iraq kill 15 people, including senior military commander... Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo... China lashes out at Japan's new defense plan... Saudi Arabia reports 1 more death from new virus... Gunmen kill anti-polio worker in NW Pakistan... UN urges more aid for Philippine typhoon recovery... Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs... Arab League rejects US proposal in Mideast deal... 'Topless' protest falls flat in Rio de Janeiro...

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European Satellite to Map 1 Billion Stars

Updated: 12/19/2013 - The European Space Agency is preparing to launch a satellite that will produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of our part of the Milky Way.

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