National News

GOP leaders discuss Obama's executive actions on immigration reform

Republicans said Tuesday they may withhold money from the Department of Homeland Security in order to stop President Obama' plan to end the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.

Auto sales jump in November

The big auto makers have reason to be jolly this holiday season. November sales figures released Tuesday show a huge improvement over last year. Chrysler leads the way, posting a 20 percent jump from last November.

Detroit power outage puts schools, other public buildings in the dark

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said a power outage put city schools, firehouses, police stations, City Hall and Wayne State University in the dark Tuesday morning.

Teen charged for brutal hammer murder in St. Louis

Murder charges have been filed against a St. Louis teen for his role in a brutal hammer attack.

Gun sales increase as Black Friday spending declines

It looks like Santa will be delivering more guns this Christmas.

High school shooting thwarted in Utah

A 16-year-old Utah was arrested Monday after police say he took a loaded gun to Fremont High School in Plain City intending to "open fire" on fellow students.

Obama promises to prevent another Ferguson

President Obama is promising less talk and more action to prevent another Ferguson.

Wisconsin pastor calls anti-Christmas message 'mean-spirited'

Controversy is swirling surrounding a billboard along I-94 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ad shows a little girl making her Christmas wish list with the tag line; "Skip church, I'm too old for fairy tales."

Retail spending down 11% this Thanksgiving weekend

Black Friday was once a holiday shopping sprint, but this year, it's looking more like a marathon two-month savings slog. Sales were down 11 percent over Thanksgiving weekend, but retailers aren't worried.

Would-be burglar falls asleep after breaking into Austin business

When an Austin, Texas business owner went into work this weekend he found more than he bargained for - a strange intruder. The owners are relieved he came for nothing more than a good night's sleep.

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

Bill Cosby's long relationship with his beloved Temple University has come to an end, another effect of the scandal engulfing the once adored television star and comedian.

‘Trouble in Toyland’ report warns parents of dangerous toys

As consumers shop for toys for the little ones this holiday season, consumer advocates are warning parents, caregivers and family members to be mindful of toys that could pose hazards to small children.

Colorado man pulls neighbor from burning home

Ryan Erickson doesn't consider himself a hero, but most of his neighbors in Black Hawk, Colorado do.

Oregon mom returns purse to owner during Thanksgiving shopping

Cara Lulay was shocked by what she found inside a purse left behind in a shopping cart outside of a Salem, Oregon grocery store Wednesday.

6-year-old boy uses Heimlich maneuver to save choking friend

Alex Shutza is a busy 6-year-old boy who's always on the move. Now he's being hailed as a hero. It all started a month ago.