Retailers took a hit on Christmas shopping sales because of the snowstorm, though online sales surged. The storm also took a financial toll on towns that had to dig into their snowplowing budget early.
A worker passes by the statue of Vladimir Lenin, abandoned in the backyard of the Mogosoaia Palace in Romania, on Monday. The statue was removed from a square in Bucharest in 1990. This week Romanians commemorate 20 years since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest during an uprising on Dec. 22 after ruling Romania for 25 years. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution.
Even in the Internet age, readers buy the folksy Old Farmer's Almanac for its 'secret formula' to predict the weather and advice on the best day to slaughter a pig.
Pentagon chief Robert Gates is the swing vote in Obama's decision on the Afghanistan war.
Column: Don’t assume the digital TV transition will improve reception.