Seeing as how the Mayans were wrong about the end of the world, 2013 yawns ahead with promise and plenty of topics to keep under watchful eye.
"It's starting to concern us a bit," Colbert said. "(Officials) should have no influence on the total or the side."
Hosni Mubarak's condition stabilized Tuesday but his lawyer said the 84-year old former president does not trust his doctors in the prison hospital and fears they are out to kill him.
Lee S. Anderson, associate publisher and editor of the Chattanooga Free Press opinion page, will retire on April 18 after 70 years with the Times Free Press.
A small plane had to make an emergency landing on the railroad tracks in the middle of a small South Carolina town.
Under elaborate secrecy, President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan on Sunday near the front lines of the increasingly bloody 8-year-old war he is expanding and affirmed America’s commitment to destroying al-Qaida and its extremist allies in the land where the 9-11 plot was hatched.