Colorado shooting victim described as sweet, smart, a horse lover

Friends of Claire Davis, the 17-year-old senior critically wounded in Friday's shooting at a Colorado high school, are wondering why bad things happen to good people. Davis is in a struggle for her life at a hospital in Littleton, near Arapahoe Hi

Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law in 'Sister Wives' case

(CNN) -- A federal judge in Utah has struck down part of that state's law banning polygamy, after a lawsuit was brought by the stars of the television reality series "Sister Wives." The ruling late Friday by U.S.

Booze-soaked, brawling Santas have some New Yorkers seeing red

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Featuring a display of black eyes and bruises, a video of naughty Santas in New York on their worst behavior surfaced on Sunday.

Suspect arrested in the killing of Ohio girl, 9

 A suspect is in custody Sunday after a 9-year-old Ohio girl was found dead in a trash bin near her home, authorities said.

Obama weighs spying recommendations

President Barack Obama must decide in the coming weeks how to rein in the vast spying powers of the federal government without putting Americans' safety at risk, a task he's said would result in new "self-restraint" at the Nat

Actor, Peter O'Toole dies at 81

Actor Peter O'Toole died Saturday, peacefully in a hospital, his agent Steve Kenis said Sunday. O'Toole was 81 years old.

Budget experts: Don't expect big economic growth after budget deal

Two budget experts weighed in Sunday on the bipartisan budget deal reached last week, saying the deal brings a sigh of relief but not the reforms needed to create a positive shift for the economy.

Police at a Virginia police department release a holiday remix that shares holiday safety tips

Police in Hampton, Viriginia, released a remix of "Jingle Bells" just in time for Christmas. The video shares holiday safety tips.

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending a journey that transformed South Africa

 With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed the nation.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was awarded the 79th Heisman Trophy on Saturday, an honor that comes amid lingering questions about a rape allegation that has cast a pall over his claim to the coveted bronze statue.