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NORTH KOREAN DEFIANCE. Launches Rocket.
North Korea launches a long-range rocket, ignoring warnings from the U.N. and the U.S.

GUNMAN KILLS 2 IN OREGON MALL
Terrorized shoppers run for cover as shots ring out, leaving three dead, including the shooter.

RIGHT TO WORK IN MICHIGAN. Focus on Neighboring States.
Proponents say the law brings more jobs. Opponents contend the real intent is to weaken organized labor.

OBAMA'S WORDS HAUNTING HIM. Flip Flop Taxes
The president's current stand on raising tax rates differs from the one he took in 2010 after he was stung by the midterm elections.

12-12-12
To mark the once-a-century date, some in the U.S. are betting on good fortune and opening a new business, hitting a casino and getting married. Meanwhile, many devotees celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of The Americas.