More wintry weather in forecast amid bout of slush: Winter waited until the busy holiday season to arrive, and it isn't letting up yet. After a second bout of icy precipitation Wednesday, more snow, sleet or freezing rain is possible over the weekend.
Sexual abuse claims mount against voice of Elmo: Puppeteer Kevin Clash has rejected accusations that he had an inappropriate relationship with any of four men who've come forward since last month, including the three who have filed lawsuits. But the allegations created a tabloid storm that prompted him to resign as the voice behind Sesame Street's Elmo.
Baltimore's port readies for dockworkers' strike: Retail giants, shipping companies and federal agencies are racing the clock to make plans as an East Coast and Gulf dock strike this weekend appears imminent. A strike would stop all container traffic at the port of Baltimore.
Ex-U.S. President George H.W. Bush in intensive care: Former President George H.W. Bush, who led a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, is in intensive care at a Houston hospital in "guarded condition," family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday.
Schaefer's aquarium mermaid tells her tale, three decades later: Debbie Walker had won a string of beauty pageants, but she'd never seen anything like the morning she was hired as William Donald Schaefer's "mermaid." Images from the bizarre spectacle gave her a brief and unexpected moment of international fame she says she'll always remember.