FILE PHOTO: President Barack Obama during an Aug. 8, 2011 speech from the dining room at the White House (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is seen during day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, leaves the the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Mandela was discharged from the hospital Friday after suffering an acute respiratory infection that has responded well to treatment, officials said. Surgeon-General Vejaynand Ramlakan told reporters that after three days in Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital, the 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon would now receive home-based care. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
DEC. 26, 2012 - Heavy snow blankets the roadway in Akron, Ohio, where six to 12 inches of snow are forecast.
1. WINTER STORM LASHES NORTHEAST
After dumping record snow in Arkansas and causing blizzard conditions across the Midwest, the storm headed to New England.
2. OBAMA RETURNS DAYS BEFORE `FISCAL CLIFF' DEADLINE
But no new negotiations are scheduled to avert deep spending cuts and higher taxes.
3. A $1B PLUS SETTLEMENT FOR TOYOTA DRIVERS
The agreement over acceleration problems with the Prius is one of the largest in U.S. history.
4. AN AILING FORMER PRESIDENT
George H.W. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital, where his fever has worsened and doctors have put him on a liquid diet.
5. A MAP OF GUN OWNERS DRAWS FIRE
A New York City-area newspaper's publication of permit owners' names and addresses sparked outrage about privacy.
6. WHO HAWAII'S NEW SENATOR WILL BE
Brian Schatz, Hawaii's lieutenant governor, was appointed to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.
7. WHAT STARBUCKS IS DOING TO AVERT THE `FISCAL CLIFF'
Employees in Washington, D.C., are writing "Come Together" on cups to send lawmakers a message.
8. RUSSIA, ENVOY PUSH TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT IN SYRIA
Lakhdar Brahimi wants to revive a long-shelved peace plan that never took effect.
9. WHY ZUCKERBERG'S SISTER SAYS HER FACEBOOK PHOTO WENT TOO FAR
Randi Zuckerberg tweeted her objection when a marketing director posted a family picture that came up on her Facebook news feed to thousands.
10. HOMELESS IN THE HAMPTONS
Churches shelter about 50 people a night who say they grew up in the exclusive waterfront communities, but can't make ends meet.