New Year's 2013 (Basileia Gorgo/Creative Commons)
PHOTOS: Images from around the world collected through the Twitterverse.
Fiscal Cliff (Creative Commons)
Both parties continue to tussle over how to handle $110 billion in spending cuts.
Hillary Clinton (Wikimedia Commons)
Clot was discovered during a routine MRI on Sunday.
Hugo Chavez (Creative Commons)
President's health remained "delicate," according to VP Nicolas Maduro.
USC's Aaron Fuller (Danny Lee/Neon Tommy)
Forward Aaron Fuller posted a double-double in his second start of the season.
40th Street-Lowery Street station in Queens, N.Y.
Suspect was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime.
Former President George H.W. Bush
The former president was "in good spirits" and singing with medical staff.
Shooting caused "emotional and psychological trauma and injury."
VIDEO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called opposition's refusal to talk to Damascus a "dead end."
Gun sales increase nationwide after Newtown shooting
Renewed push for stricter gun control laws has enthusiasts rushing to make purchases.
Holiday Season 2012
However, online retailers have seen a bump in sales compared to last year.
Rep. Ron Paul
Also criticized pro-gun control camp.
Congress will be back in session by Thursday, hoping to reach a last-minute deal.
Shooter killed two firefighters Monday in the closely-knit suburb 12 miles outside Rochester.
Sen. Daniel Inouye
World War II veteran was first Japanese-American to serve in both houses of Congress.
Officials in Seoul claim the North is testing a rocket that can reach the U.S. West Coast.
Results may not be declared official until Monday.
Moscow's foreign minister echoed earlier remarks made by President Putin.
Pope Benedict XVI
The 46-year-old butler was freed after a 15-minute jailhouse meeting.
Demonstration caused by outrage over rape of 23-year-old woman.
USC center Omar Oraby
The Trojans dropped their first contest against the Anteaters since 1983.
PHOTOS: Head coach Kevin O'Neill's team has now dropped six of its last seven contests.
President said Newtown had "the love and prayers of a nation."
House Speaker John Boehner
Proposal would allow tax rates for wealthiest Americans to return to Clinton-era levels.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
California senator's goal is to get "weapons of war off the streets."
Sandy Hook Elementary School
Children will attend an unusued school seven miles south in nearby Monroe.
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry
Kerry helped launch Obama's political career by having him speak at the 2004 DNC.
Democratic lawmaker wants vote on assault weapons ban
Rep. John Larson wants to ban assault weapons and high-capacity clips.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Concussion occurred after Clinton fainted from dehydration, officials said.
Children killed in the massacre were 6 or 7 years old.
Non-profits are urging lawmakers to preserve tax breaks for charitable gifts.
Quake's death toll likely to rise.
Money would be used to repair storm damage and upgrade infrastructure.
President Barack Obama
The president spoke at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable.
New York City subway
The 30-year-old street vendor was charged with murder.
Rising sea levels
The study was published in the scientific journal, Environmental Research Letters.
The president is enlisting the help of his supporters in the PR battle with Congress.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
It will be the first meeting between the two since the Nov. 6 election.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
A section of the act allows the federal government to monitor state voting laws for discrimination.
From the economy to climate change, the president has campaign promises to keep.
Joe Arpaio was found guilty Friday of racial profiling Latino drivers in Arizona.
SLIDESHOW: The band performed for a sold-out crowd on Friday night in their hometown.