La. High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Closing
Louisiana's high-risk health insurance pool will close Dec. 31 for its roughly 1,900 policy holders.
S. Africa: ‘Mistake’ Made Hiring Mandela interpreter
A South African deputy Cabinet minister says "a mistake happened" in the hiring of a sign language interpreter for the Nelson Mandela memorial service who experts say was signing gibberish on stage next to world leaders.
Girl’s Mother Praises Boy’s Kissing Suspension
The mother of a girl involved in the case of a 6-year-old Colorado boy who was suspended for giving a classmate unwanted kisses says the school did the right thing.
Insurance Enrollments Rise to About 2,200 in Louisiana
The numbers of Louisiana residents who were able to sign up for health insurance through the federally-run online marketplace is edging up, with nearly 2,200 people enrolled.
Landrieu Running Her First Senate Race Campaign Ad
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has launched a TV ad touting her push to keep people from losing insurance policies because of the federal health care overhaul.
Female Libido Drug Remains in Limbo
The 15-year search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.
Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year
Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.
Texas Woman Admits to Sending Ricin to Obama, Bloomberg
A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
1 Year After Newtown, Biden to Boost Mental Health
Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.
Congress Ready to Extend Ban on Plastic Firearms
The Senate is ready to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms, the kind that can pass through metal detectors and X-ray machines unnoticed.