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One Year After Cruise Tragedy, What's Different?

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costa When the Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Giglio, Italy one year ago, it claimed 32 lives and shined a spotlight on what appeared to be completely inept captain who left the ship as it sank , many wondered if the cruise industry would ever recover from the tragedy. Experts agreed at the time that it would. And recover, by and large, it has


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World Reacts to Kate Portrait - 'Lifeless,' 'Dull,' 'Ghastly'

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“Lifeless,” “disappointing,” “ordinary,” “dull” and “old” are not words usually associated with the Duchess of Cambridge. But those are a few of the kinder words being associated with her first official portrait, which was unveiled today in London. Kate Middleton and Prince William visited the...


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Woman Vows to Eat, Drink Only Starbucks

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Call it the Year of the Latte, or the Panini. When the new year rolls around, some people vow to spend more time with their family. Others pledge to step up their Pilates routines. But Beautiful Existence — yes, that’s the legal name of a real person,...


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Iran Set to Reboot 'Argo'

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Just months after its release, Ben Affleck's international thriller "Argo" is set for a reboot, only this time it's the Iranians telling the story of a group of American diplomats who evaded capture and daringly escaped Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis.


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Iran Denies Cyber Attacks on US Banks

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The Iranian government has officially denied any involvement in the wave of relatively unsophisticated cyber attacks that have struck glancing blows on websites for U.S. financial institutions over the past months.


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Families: 2 Mass. Women Drown in Mexico

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Families say 2 Mass. women drowned on vacation in Mexico


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Arraignment Delayed in Colo. Massacre

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Accused Colo. theater shooting gunman James Holmes won't have to enter plea until March


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Obama, Karzai to Discuss Ending War

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Obama, Karzai to discuss Afghanistan war's future; no decision on troop withdrawal expected


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Flu Shuts Okla. School District

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The flu outbreak that is sweeping the nation has caused one school district in Oklahoma to cancel classes as 25 percent of the student body is ill with the flu.


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Will WH Push for Assault Weapons Ban?

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Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to reporters two days in a row during meetings with groups who have an interest in the gun debate and he’s suggested possible recommendations he’ll make to President Obama Jan. 15. But he hasn’t said a word about an...


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Butt Glue? 20 Secrets and Tips From Miss America Contestants

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What do Miss America contestants do to look beautiful and fit? More importantly, what do they do about wedgies? Below are some tricks several of this year's contestants swear by. Watch 'Pageant Confidential: The Road to Miss America' Saturday at 8 p.m. ET


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Fla. Python Hunt Begins Thisss Weekend

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Florida wildlife officials are launching a snake hunting mission to help curb the growing population of Burmese pythons, which have started to slither their way out over the Everglades and invade neighborhoods.


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US Trade Gap Widens to 7-month High

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US trade gap rose to 7-month high of $48.7 billion in November as consumer imports hit record


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