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Get a filter and look up: That dot is Venus WATCH LIVE

Updated: 06/05/2012 - Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and passing out cardboard eclipse glasses to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial cameo of Venus passing in front of the sun.

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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.

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Fears of on-ground deaths from Nigeria plane crash

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Emergency workers in Nigeria fought fires and searched for corpses through the night in a neighborhood that an airliner plowed into, killing all 153 on board.

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Guitar picking master Doc Watson dies in NC at 89

Posted: 05/30/2012 - From the folk revival of the 1960s to the Americana movement of the 21st century, Watson remained a constant source of inspiration and a treasured touchstone before his death Tuesday at age 89.

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UN: Most of 108 killed in Syria were executed

Posted: 05/29/2012 - The U.N. said Tuesday that entire families were shot in their homes during a massacre in Syria last week that killed more than 100 people, including children.

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15 dead in latest killer quake in northern Italy

Updated: 05/29/2012 - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people in the same region still struggling to recover from another fatal tremor on May 20.

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Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Posted: 05/29/2012 - Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away.

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Obama to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day

Posted: 05/28/2012 - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died during the Vietnam War.

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Lady Gaga sends love to Indonesian fans

Posted: 05/28/2012 - Lady Gaga told fans she was "devastated" at having to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper."

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Tropical Storm Beryl could snarl holiday traffic

Updated: 05/28/2012 - Tropical Storm Beryl threatened to snarl traffic on Memorial Day as it brought drenching rain, winds and the possibility of flooding to the southeastern U.S. coast.

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Man arrested in disappearance of NYC boy Etan Patz

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The timing couldn't have been more symbolic: On the eve of National Missing Children's Day, police said they'd at last cracked the case that started it — the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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NYPD: Person implicated in Etan Patz death

Updated: 05/24/2012 - The New York City police commissioner says a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz 33 years ago.

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HP's missteps culminate in loss of 27,000 jobs

Posted: 05/24/2012 - HP will wipe out 27,000 jobs so they can save enough money to lift its earnings and invest in the development of more profitable products and service.

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Egyptians vote to rid nation of autocratic rule

Posted: 05/23/2012 - Egyptians waited patiently in long lines outside polling stations across the nation on Wednesday to freely choose their first president since last year's ouster of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

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Regulators probe bank's role in Facebook IPO

Posted: 05/23/2012 - Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before Facebook stock started trading.

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