Only 12 times in weather-recording history have winter storms brought a white Christmas to Washington.
Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to vote on final passage of the healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve.
The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) is making calculated gestures to loosen its grip ahead of elections next year, the first since 1990. It allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet publicly with politicians and for the MTV documentary 'Traffic' to be screened.
A key issue blocking a Copenhagen global warming pact from being finalized is whether the agreement would be legally binding, or – more likely – a political deal.
At Copenhagen global warming talks, President Obama urged heads of state to agree on a new pact this weekend and move beyond 'the same stale arguments' that countries have rehashed for 20 years.
Pakistan barred nearly 250 of its top officials from leaving the country in wake of the Supreme Court ruling against a corruption amnesty.
US drones launched missiles into North Waziristan in Pakistan in a barrage of attacks Thursday and Friday. It was one of the largest such attacks in the controversial program the Obama administration has continued and intensified.
Citigroup is holding off on foreclosures and evictions for 4,000 homeowners. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to make a similar announcement, and other financial institutions are expected to follow suit.
President Obama has made a priority of tackling the US unemployment rate – now about 10 percent. But a new jobs program would add more to the soaring federal deficit.