Father claims Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza claimed his body last week, a family spokesman said.

Congress in Sunday session as 'fiscal cliff' talks stall

Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart in their effort to avert a year-end combination of spending cuts and tax increases that could trigger a new recession, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday.

Venezuela deports French man over alleged Chavez plot

A French man jailed for an alleged plot to kill Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2009 was deported to France on Saturday, a Venezuelan official said.

Oregon bus crash kills five

A bus in northern Oregon skidded on ice, crashed through a guardrail and tumbled a couple hundred feet down an embankment on Sunday morning, killing five people and injuring around 20.

Woman accused of murder as a hate crime in NYC subway push death

A 31-year-old Bronx woman has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in the death of a man shoved in front of a subway train, Queens prosecutors said Saturday.

Idaho senator will not contest Virginia DUI charge

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, will not contest the charge that he was driving under the influence early last Sunday at his January court appearance, his spokesman said.

India files murder charges against suspects in brutal gang rape

Indian authorities added murder charges Saturday for suspects in the brutal gang rape that led to the death of a 23-year-old woman and sent outraged protesters to the streets. The suspects already faced rape charges.

Lawyer seeks to sue state over Connecticut school shooting

A Connecticut lawyer is requesting permission to sue the state over the Sandy Hook school shooting, saying his 6-year-old client was left with emotional and psychological trauma because authorities failed to make a safe setting at the school.

Woman accused of murder as a hate crime in NYC subway push death

A 31-year-old Bronx woman has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in the death of a man shoved in front of a subway train, Queens prosecutors said Saturday.

Doctor: Young woman gang-raped in India on bus dies

A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died, according to a doctor who was treating her at a Singapore hospital.