[LESS INFO] 128 VIEWS | ADDED 00:05:39 12/26/11
The 19 soldiers stationed at OP Mustang in Afghanistan take time out to celebrate Christmas; Then, at least 39 people are dead after a series of bombings targeting Nigerian churches; Also, four Long Island girls set out to make a difference in the lives of Cambodian children.
[LESS INFO] 119 VIEWS | ADDED 00:30:07 12/25/11
Saturday: With just hours to go until Christmas, shoppers crowd the stores that are still open in search of last-minute bargains; Also, Jim Axelrod shows how a sociology professor turns trash into treasure for the holidays and the homeless; And, "Operation Gratitude" brings little bits of home to American soldiers in combat zones.
[LESS INFO] 129 VIEWS | ADDED 00:47:34 12/24/11
Friday: Members of Congress unanimously pass a bill to extend the payroll tax deduction for two months; Also, a new generation of smart cars is making driving safer by actually stopping the vehicle before an accident; And, Steve Hartman has the heartwarming story of a little girl's wish to bring her dad home from Iraq for Christmas.
[LESS INFO] 150 VIEWS | ADDED 00:37:00 12/23/11
Thursday: The House of Representatives cave in and agree to vote on the Senate bill that calls for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut; Also, the Pentagon admits that U.S. forces were partly to blame for a border clash that killed more than two-dozen Pakistani soldiers; And, a sign of the times -- middle class families are lining up along with the poor for a food bank in Des Moines, Iowa.
[LESS INFO] 127 VIEWS | ADDED 00:44:33 12/22/11
Wednesday: Eight soldiers are charged in the apparent suicide of U.S. Army Private Danny Chen; Also, the FAA issues new rules aimed at preventing commercial airline pilots from flying fatigued; And, families of some of the last American soldiers to leave Iraq welcome them home for the holidays.
[LESS INFO] 158 VIEWS | ADDED 01:50:29 12/21/11
Tuesday: House Republicans double down by voting to reject a two-month payroll tax cut extension; Also, if Congress does not act before the end of the year, the unemployment benefits that millions of Americans receive will disappear; And, a poverty-stricken football team in Georgia wins the state championship with the help of a federally-funded nutrition program.
[LESS INFO] 181 VIEWS | ADDED 02:40:13 12/20/11
Monday: The U.S. government is concerned with the transition of power after the death of Kim Jong Il; Then, The Senate was taken by surprise when House Republicans railed against the two-month payroll tax cut extension; Also, Florida A%M President James Ammons will not be suspended in the wake of the school's hazing scandal.
[LESS INFO] 150 VIEWS | ADDED 01:20:57 12/18/11
Saturday: In a rare Saturday session, the Senate votes to extend the payroll tax cut and to continue to give long-term jobless Americans 99 weeks of unemployment benefits; Also, in Egypt, the army turns on the civilian demonstrators who once saw the military as their friends; And, Ben Tracy reports on "Olive" - an entire full-length film shot on a smartphone that will actually be released in a theater.
[LESS INFO] 188 VIEWS | ADDED 23:35:25 12/15/11
Thursday: House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, a Republican, and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, introduce a bipartisan solution for the future of Medicare; Also, for the final time, the colors are presented at the U.S. military headquarters during a ceremony that marks the official end of the mission in Iraq; And, police believe they've found the body of 23-year-old missing New Jersey woman Shannan Gilbert, ending an 18-month search.
[LESS INFO] 148 VIEWS | ADDED 00:49:40 12/15/11
Wednesday: Authorities looking into the death of a band member at Florida A%M open a fraud inquiry; Also, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich go on the offensive, defending their conservative records; Plus, the American marriage rate hits a record low; And, Ben Tracy visits "Slab City" - a tent city in the desert of Southern California that many displaced Americans now call home.
[LESS INFO] 201 VIEWS | ADDED 00:47:56 12/14/11
Federal safety regulators are calling for a nationwide ban on all cell phone use while driving, Then, Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has a plan to build the world's biggest airplane and use it to launch rockets into space; Also, some 2,000 of Elizabeth Taylor's keepsakes are about to hit the auction block.
[LESS INFO] 4997 VIEWS | ADDED 01:12:53 12/13/11
The individual mandate has become a red-hot issue in the race for the Republican presidential nomination; Then, A video showing an old fashioned vote rigging method galvanized Russians to protest against political corruption; Also, measurements show dangerously high levels of air pollution in China that may also be affecting America's weather.
[LESS INFO] 5004 VIEWS | ADDED 01:44:51 12/11/11
Saturday: Comments from GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich which call into question the legitimacy of the Palestinians are raising concern about his leadership and temperament; Also, researchers announce a milestone in the field of gene therapy which could dramatically improve the lives of people living with hemophilia B; And, the Super PAC is redefining the way money is raised and spent this campaign season.
[LESS INFO] 4101 VIEWS | ADDED 01:50:31 12/10/11
Friday: President Obama says he didn't overpromise on his ability to fix the economy and that the recovery may take "more than one president" in an interview with "60 Minutes."; Also, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is in a virtual tie for second place in Iowa. But, could Ron Paul be the next president? As Dean Reynolds reports, he certainly thinks so; And, Steve Hartman tells the heart-warming story of a high school drama teacher who refuses to let her Stage 4 cancer stop the show.