Fur ban: The City Council on Monday gave first approval to a modified version of a sales ban on clothing made from the skin or pelt of animals with hair, wool or fur.
Joe Paterno's 45-year career as head coach of Penn State could end within "days or weeks," according to The New York Times. Paterno has not be charged with any crimes related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegations.
Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Monday. Why Dr. Murray may not serve much time behind bars.
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, passed away on Monday. Joe Frazier was the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali, who praised his determination.
The Tappan Zee Bridge in New York saw miles of traffic, Monday, when a laid off employee lowered himself from a rope ladder and dangled from the bridge for hours.
The former commentator died Friday night from complications after minor surgery. Only a month ago, the 92-year-old curmudgeon gave his final commentary after 33 years on television's favorite newsmagazine.
Penn State scandal: Charges that Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State, abused eight boys has shocked the community. Will Penn State head coach Joe Paterno be forced to retire?
Oklahoma earthquake: The 5.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday, followed by aftershocks Sunday, damaged at least 14 homes in Oklahoma, say officials. No one was seriously injured.
New York City Marathon saw the men's record shattered by Geoffrey Mutai on Sunday, no surprise after he ran the fastest marathon ever earlier this year. Firehiwot Dado won the women's division, crushing the previous mark.
Vice President Joe Biden says the White House will keep acting on its own to find ways to help the economy if congressional Republicans don't pass the administration's jobs bill.
"60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney, who passed on Friday, won Emmy Awards for his commentaries targeting everything from politics to pennies in curmudgeonly three-minute essays.
Gabrielle Giffords, who has fought to recover from an assassination attempt for the past 10 months, is releasing a memoir about her difficult recovery including having to relearn how to talk and walk.
Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow and has hundreds of thousands of customers closing their accounts at large corporate banks in favor of community banks.
Gabrielle Giffords: 'I will get stronger. I will return.' Giffords stunned colleagues by appearing on the House floor in Washington on Aug. 1 to vote for the debt ceiling deal, but she has focused most of her time on her recovery at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a rehabilitation center in Houston.
Daylight Saving Time: That's right, Saturday night the clocks are turned back in most of the country.
Born This Way: The Grammy-winning singer announced Wednesday that she is launching the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on youth empowerment and 'issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development.'
Occupy Oakland turned violent early Thursday morning as police corralled Occupy Oakland protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Some 60 arrests were made.
In God We Trust: Congress voted to keep the national motto. But President Obama called the "In God We Trust" vote political posturing.
Ricin terror plot: Federal agents raided four men's homes Tuesday and arrested them on charges of conspiring to plan the attacks.
Specialist William Colton Millay was arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday following an espionage investigation. Officials would not say who he was suspected of spying for or what secrets he may have obtained.