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Snow, ice, deep-freeze hit large swath of U.S.

Updated: 12/07/2013 - A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country and forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads has Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic in its icy sights next.

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China seeking to export apples to US

Posted: 12/07/2013 - China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop, are OK with it.

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Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

Updated: 12/07/2013 - About 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.

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Jay Z tops Grammy nominations with 9

Posted: 12/06/2013 - Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations with nine, but left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of young performers who took many of the major nominations.

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US consumer spending up 0.3 percent in October

Posted: 12/06/2013 - U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.

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EU regulators raid offices of Philips, others

Posted: 12/06/2013 - European Union antitrust regulators have raided the offices of several companies that make and sell consumer electronics and domestic appliances online, in an investigation into whether they artificially boosting the prices of goods online.

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Mandela to be buried Dec. 15

Updated: 12/06/2013 - People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.

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Dems, GOP craft backup for stalled defense bill

Posted: 12/06/2013 - The top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.

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Director Zhang Yimou sued for too many children

Posted: 12/06/2013 - Famed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou is being sued by two lawyers for breaking China's one-child policy, in what they are calling a protest against rich people flouting the rules.

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Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Updated: 12/05/2013 - South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."

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Ohio-based Fifth Third to pay $6.5M in SEC case

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Regional bank Fifth Third Bancorp is paying $6.5 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges of improper accounting during the financial crisis.

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Congress debates law set to expire over undetectable guns

Updated: 12/04/2013 - Congress has less than a week to re-authorize the "undetectable firearms act" which requires all guns to have metal pieces in order to make them show up in x-ray machines and metal detectors.

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Feds blast NY railroad in wake of fatal derailment

Posted: 12/04/2013 - The head of the Federal Railroad Administration says in a letter that his administration and the U.S. Transportation Department "have serious concerns" following by Sunday's Bronx train accident.

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