Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America's first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born. (Dec. 6)
It turns out there's a reason President Obama has a Blackberry: security. He says he's not allowed to have an iPhone, but does have an iPad.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate attend the royal premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' starring Idris Elba as the iconic South African leader. Nelson Mandela's death was announced a short time later. He was 95. (Dec. 5)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago,a prosecutor said Thursday. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking. (Dec. 5)
Heavy snow and ice could stretch from the Great Lakes to Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, as parts of the region deal with an extreme cold snap. (Dec. 5)
The Gigantic Christmas Tree in New York's Rockefeller Center was lit up on Wednesday night. The 76-foot Norway Spruce has 45,000 multicolored LED lights. (Dec. 5)
The Victory Belles, a New Orleans dance troupe, help World War II veterans recall the good times of the 1940's. Their performances at the National World War II Museum bring big band songs and long forgotten memories back to life. (Dec. 5)
Even the infamous "Do-Nothing Congress" of 1948 got more work done than the 113th Congress.
According to a new national poll, the majority of 18- to 21-year-olds disapprove of President Obama and his signature health care act.
Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker. The announcement comes the same day autopsy results reveal the actor died from the crash impact and fire. (Dec. 4)