- Ice and snow frustrate US holiday travel rush
CHICAGO (AP) — A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint frustrated Christmas travelers Saturday from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and even tornadoes.
- Today in History
Today is Sunday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2013. There are nine days left in the year.
- Mom pleads to keep California girl on life support
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy is pleading for prayers and time to keep her daughter on a ventilator.
- Arkansas tornadoes injure 5, damage homes
HUGHES, Ark. (AP) — Two apparent tornadoes touched down in Arkansas on Saturday, injuring at least five people and damaging about two dozen homes.
- NYC, Philly set weather record, more warmth Sunday
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J., have broken temperature records during a brief December heat wave.
- Dying Pa. girl gets Christmas carol wish granted
WEST READING, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Christmas carolers are gathered to sing outside the home of a terminally ill Pennsylvania girl.
- Obama Hawaii vacation: Day 1
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the first day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:
- Ohio man indicted in rape and death of girl, 9
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say raped and strangled a 9-year-old girl before dumping her body in a trash bin at the trailer park where they were neighbors has been indicted by a grand jury.
- AP PHOTOS: Lockerbie bombing victims remembered
Twenty-five years ago, Pan Am 103, a New York-bound flight from London, exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 people aboard the plane, and 11 others on the ground.
- Pa. pastor defrocked over gay wedding offered job
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son's gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region in yet another sign of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination.
- Beyonce talks surprise album, success at NYC event
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite all the hard work she put in on the songs and videos from her new album, Beyonce had her doubts minutes before its surprise release.
- Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials and her family said.
- In Hawaii, Obama tries for uninterrupted vacation
HONOLULU (AP) — An ocean away from Washington worries, President Barack Obama opened his annual Hawaii vacation Saturday on a quiet note — and hoped it would stay that way for the next two weeks.
- Young Mexican team takes hoop dreams to S. Calif.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Their Southern California itinerary is a 10-year-old boy's dream: Disneyland, a Lakers game and a visit to the Santa Monica beach. But most of the players from a basketball academy in the mountains of southern Mexico haven't heard of Mickey Mouse. They grew up in isolated villages, and for them, basketball is a ticket to a better life.
- Gay marriage catches conservative Utah off guard
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A day after a judge's surprise ruling overturned Utah's same-sex marriage ban, at least one county clerk intended to open early Saturday to issue licenses.