Battling cancer, Chavez suffers fresh complications

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery, has suffered "new complications," Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday.

Amid unrest, African Union chief arrives in Central African Republic

The head of the African Union arrived in the Central African Republic Sunday as tensions mounted between the government and rebels there, an official said.

Congress in Sunday session as 'fiscal cliff' talks stall

Congress trooped back to work Sunday in hopes of averting a year-end combination of spending cuts and tax increases that could trigger a new recession, but leaders said no deal was in sight.

Stocks brace for fiscal cliff reckoning

Can the stock market shake off yet another punt by Congress? It just might.

Deadly day in Syria

Russia's top diplomat and an international envoy to Syria warned Saturday that the Middle East nation's conflict is becoming more militarized and sectarian, further endangering the region.

Woman charged in NYC subway push death

A 31-year-old Bronx woman has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in the death of a man shoved in front of a subway train, Queens County prosecutors said Saturday.

Doctor: Young woman gang-raped in India on bus dies

A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died, according to a doctor who was treating her at a Singapore hospital.

Man who died during ATM robbery possibly linked to another robbery

In the early morning of December 20, Shreveport Police were called out to an alleged robbery at an ATM at the Regions Bank in the 1600 block of North Market.