Demi Lovato says she's leaving "The X Factor" to focus on her music career. In an interview after Wednesday's performance show the 21-year-old singer-actress said she wanted to return to her "roots." Lavoto plans to devote next year to touring and working on a new album. "X Factor" producer-judge Simon ...
Here's the latest news for Thursday, Dec. 19th: Surveillance recommendations; Deadly crash; Wildfire progress; Credit data theft.
Peruvian security forces have destroyed 20 secret landing strips. They had been used to fly drugs out of the jungle to Bolivia and Brazil. (Dec. 19)
Locals in Seneca Falls, New York celebrate the Frank Capra movie "It's a Wonderful Life" every December, complete with actors dressed as George Bailey, Clarence the Angel and mean old Mr. Potter. (Dec. 19)
Evergleam aluminum trees are in high demand, despite not being produced since the 1970s. Some are fetching over $1,000 on eBay. (Dec. 19)
As trains increasingly carry huge volumes of flammable crude oil across the U.S., rural communities bisected by railroads worry about safety in the wake of a deadly train crash and tanker explosion in Canada. (Dec. 19)
For visitors to Isle Royale National Park, nothing beats the spine-tingling thrill of a wolf's howl piercing an otherwise silent night — or a glimpse of the wily beast slipping across a forest path. But such experiences are becoming increasingly rare, and before long may disappear forever. The gray wolf ...
President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens' novel "A Christmas Carol" is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; 'The Music Man' opens on Broadway. (Dec...
The A&E channel has pulled "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson off its hit reality show, after he told GQ magazine that homosexuality is a sin that leads to "bestiality." A&E has distanced itself from the comments. (Dec. 18)
A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping changes to government surveillance programs, including limiting the bulk collection of Americans' phone records. (Dec. 18)