December 10th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

General Motors names Mary Barra as CEO - first female to run major U.S. automaker

General Motors, announced its new CEO – Mary Barra. She will be the first female to run one of the big three U.S. automakers

GM names Mary Barra as CEO – first woman to run major automaker

CNN's Zain Asher has the story of how Barra moved into the drivers seat of America's largest car manufacturer.

Filed under: Auto • Business
December 10th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Budget negotiators reach a deal, Obama says it's a good first step

A bipartisan groups of negotiators announced Tuesday that two months of talks have finally produced a budget they could all agree on.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the deal with his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray, would set spending levels, reduce the deficit, and relieve some of the arbitrary, forced spending cuts - known as sequestration.

Budget deal aims to avert another shutdown

The pair found common ground just days before a Friday deadline to settle the matter.
"We have broken through the partisanship and the gridlock," Murray said.

Ryan said the deal was "a clear improvement" over the status quo.

"This agreement makes sure that we don't have a government shutdown scenario in January. It makes sure we don't have another government shutdown scenario in October. It makes sure that we don't lurch from crisis to crisis," the Wisconsin Republican said.

President Barack Obama called the development a good first step.

OutFront: John King, CNN contributors Reihan Salam and John Avlon.

Filed under: News
December 10th, 2013
08:51 PM ET

Missing Nevada family found alive

The massive search for two adults and four children missing for two days in the freezing wilderness is over. All have been found safe.

Missing group of 2 adults, 4 children found in Nevada's bitter cold

James Glanton and Christina MacIntee, along with Glanton's two children and MacIntee's niece and nephew - ventured into the mountains on Sunday to play in the snow, but never returned - prompting a frantic search that spanned more than 6,000 miles.

Stephanie Elam is at the hospital in Lovelock, Nevada, where they're being treated.

Filed under: News
December 10th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Rep. Schock: Mandela was an example of democratic change

It was a moving memorial and the largest gathering of world leaders in recent history. Presidents, Prime Ministers and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to honor, praise, and remember Nelson Mandela.

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock led the congressional delegation from the United States and is one of two Republicans who attended the memorial.

Filed under: International • Nelson Mandela • News
December 10th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Wife of American contractor jailed in Cuba: Obama, Raul handshake is 'irrelevant'

Was President Obama's greeting with Raul Castro just a handshake or something more significant?

The White House says it was not a "pre-planned encounter" but many are calling it a symbolic moment. American Judy Gross is hoping it is an opening to new diplomatic relations.

Her husband, Alan, was arrested in Cuba in 2009 and has been imprisoned ever since. The government there is accusing him of trying to destabilize the government.

OutFront: Judy Gross

Filed under: International • Nelson Mandela • News
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