Gas prices drop again as the holidays approach, auto association says

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It's beginning to look a lot like, well, 2011 again, at least at the nation's gas pumps.

Queen attends Cabinet meeting -- a first in more than a century

  LONDON (CNN) -- British ministers had a special guest in their midst during their Cabinet meeting Tuesday: Queen Elizabeth II.

Obama, Boehner move closer on taxes, spending cuts

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama responded on Monday to House Speaker John Boehner's offer to compromise on tax rate increases with his own compromise on both tax increases and spending cuts, according to a source familiar with th

Expandable toy recalled due to ingestion risk, group says

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A toy that absorbs water and can expand to 400 times its original size has been voluntarily recalled after a report that a baby ingested one and needed surgery to remove it, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday

Vonn to take 'break' from skiing World Cup circuit

(CNN) -- Skier Lindsey Vonn is to take a sabbatical from World Cup competition, but the American insists the break has nothing to do with her recent admission she suffers from depression.

Officials release name of Ft. Hood soldier found dead last week

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive in his barracks room Dec. 14. Emergency Medical Services personnel pronounced him deceased the same day.

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

Daniel Inouye, the Medal of Honor-winning World War II veteran who represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades, has died, his office announced Monday. He was 88.

Amber Alert issued for Texas infant

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 11-month-old infant from San Antonio. Jonathan Jose Guillen, Jr., is believed to have been taken by Jonathan Guillen, Sr., early Thursday morning.

Scott and White to merge with BHCS

As central Texas continues to grow, the need for adequate health care continues to grow too.

Public money awarded to Hippodrome project

Waco officials have approved using public funds to help restore the aging Waco Hippodrome.