Children are seen sledding in Coulsdon, Surrey, outside London.
Mobile shopping is growing fast. Will it change the way you shop?
Fewer people received a death sentence over the past 12 months than in any year since 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. One reason: Some state prosecutors are growing more hesitant to seek a death sentence in cases that might later be upended because of DNA evidence.
The first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, California leads the country in decriminalizing the sale and use of cannabis. Other states are considering the issue, too, but critics warn of the impact on young people.
Attorneys in Alabama convince a judge to delay the trial of civil case so fans of Crimson Tide football can attend the BCS National Championship Game in California.
Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to vote on final passage of the healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve.
Twitter was hacked by the 'Iranian Cyber Army,' an unknown group. Though its website indicated no links with Iran authorities, a Farsi poem on its page suggests that those who were behind the message could have been loyalists to Iran's Islamic system of rule.
Inexpensive home recording equipment helps artists rise from outside the mainstream labels.
It has big needs, business savvy, and plenty of opportunity, say optimists. But critics are wary.