Blizzard blasts upper Midwest

(CNN) -- Does the end of the world start with a snowstorm?

Palin bashes Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

(CNN) -- Sarah Palin, who's been listed twice as one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People," is taking issue with the publication's decision to name President Barack Obama as its "Person of the Year."

Some believe Friday is doomsday on the Mayan calendar; the Mayans don't

MERIDA, Mexico (CNN) -- There may be no one left on earth to say TGIF this week.

Boeing uses potatoes for in-flight wireless test

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Airplane manufacturer Boeing builds some of the most complicated machines on Earth, but in its efforts to make wireless signals on airplanes better it turned to the produce aisle for help.

Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky's prison sentence cut by 2 years

MOSCOW (CNN) -- A Moscow court has reduced the sentences of jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his former business partner Platon Lebedev by two years, the Russian Legal Information Agency said Thursday.

BBB advises caution when buying a puppy for the holidays

CENTRAL TEXAS — All too often, common sense seems to fly out the window when faced with an adorable animal, but buying a pet is a long-term investment.

Deadline extended for grant funds available to landowners near East Texas national forests

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private lands, Texas A&M Forest Service is administering U.S.

Marijuana use holds steady among U.S. teens

(CNN) -- Marijuana use is holding steady among eighth, 10th- and 12th-graders in the United States and tobacco smoking rates remain low. Those are some of the results published in the annual Monitoring the Future study, a survey of more than 45,00

American crowned Miss Universe for first time in 15 years

(CNN) -- For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant. Olivia Culpo, 20, of Rhode Island, donned the coveted tiara Wednesday night.

'A Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' join National Film Registry

(CNN) -- Just in time for the seasonal TV marathons, the Library of Congress' National Film Registry has recognized "A Christmas Story" as a cultural touchstone.