Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
Gay Wedding on Float at Contentious Rose Parade :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a100e/sc/42/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cgay0Ewedding0Eon0Efloat0Efeatured0Eat0Econtentious0Erose0Eparade0C/story01.htm
Elderly Couple Ran a Marathon Every Day of 2013 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1006/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Chealth0C20A140C0A10C0A10Celderly0Ecouple0Eran0Ea0Emarathon0Eevery0Eday0Eof0E20A130C/story01.htm
Chicago Snow Costs Jeweler $151,000 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1009/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cbusiness0C20A140C0A10Cchicago0Esnow0Ecosts0Ejeweler0E1510A0A0A0C/story01.htm
New Year's Twin Babies Born in Separate Years :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35672bd6/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cnew0Eyears0Etwin0Ebabies0Eborn0Ein0Eseparate0Eyears0C/story01.htm
'Dead' Banker Arrested on $21 Million Fraud Charges :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3567c5bb/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdead0Ebanker0Earrested0E210Emillion0Efraud0Echarges0Cstory0Did0F21391431/story01.htm
The Decadent Way Jay Z and Beyoncé Ended Their Vegan Diet :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1010/sc/19/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Cjay0Ez0Eand0Ebeyonce0Eend0Etheir0Evegan0Ediet0Eby0Eeating0Efish0C/story01.htm
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Clintons Make Political Marriage Official :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356c462c/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Cnyc0Emayor0Ebill0Ede0Eblasio0Eclintons0Emake0Epolitical0Emarriage0Eofficial0C/story01.htm
Celebrations in Dubai, London, Vegas Usher in 2014 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3562d604/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cball0Edrops0Enycs0Etimes0Esquare0Eushering0E20A140E21387933/story01.htm
Mark Zuckerberg is America's biggest philanthropist - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10545680/Mark-Zuckerberg-is-Americas-biggest-philanthropist.html
AP Photographer Collapses at Game, Dies :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356410d3/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CSports0CwireStory0Cap0Ephotographer0Emartin0Ecollapses0Egame0Edies0E21388251/story01.htm
Quotes offer insights to investments - YourWestValley.com :: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/business/article_510f5310-723f-11e3-9ab3-001a4bcf887a.html
100 Glorious Years of the Rose Bowl :: A look back at the pageantry in Pasadena as Stanford and Michigan State prepare to meet on the field on New Year's Day in the 100th Rose Bowl game.
Please, Please Go to Sleep :: New lessons from 100 years of bedtime battles
The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
Threatening snowstorm may be early test for NY Mayor de Blasio - Reuters :: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/us-usa-weather-deblasio-idUSBREA010DC20140102
UPDATE 2-Debenhams finance chief quits as rivals triumph in Christmas battle - Reuters :: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/debenhams-idUSL6N0KC0AI20140102
Former Israeli leader Sharon's condition deteriorating: hospital - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-israel-sharon-20140102,0,1388899.story
Baylor stunned by UCF in Fiesta Bowl: 'I don't think I did a good job,' Art Briles says - Dallas Morning News :: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/baylor-bears/20140101-baylor-a-17-point-favorite-stunned-by-ucf-in-52-42-fiesta-bowl-loss.ece