Christmas Miracle: Lost, blind dog survives an Alaska snowstorm, makes it home alive.
Storms Kill Three: And tornadoes, snow, sleet, thunderstorms, and blizzards are all forecast for today in various parts of the country, likely causing traveling delays and dangerous road traveling conditions.
Vet Clinic Turns Away Dog Who Ate Bees: And its owners are shocked and saddened, shocked and saddened. (PS. The dog lived.)
Hate Crime at Tacoma Church? Vandals break windows, leave "hateful messages and pictures" at a Catholic church in Tacoma on Christmas day.
Manure for Fuel: Not quite as catchy as "Cash for Gold" but turning cow manure into cheap, compressed natural gas to fuel trucks is neat.
A New Constitution for Egypt: President Mohamed Morsi signed the document amid claims by critics that voting on the measure was overseen by "fake judges" and that the constitution itself is "undemocratic and too Islamist, and that it could allow clerics to intervene in the lawmaking process and leave minority groups without proper legal protection."
Touched by a Scout: Now you can search through a six-year database of every alleged sexual assault conducted by a Scout leader and logged by the Boy Scouts of America.
No More Perfect White Orphan Babies For You: Russian President Vladimir Putin may soon sign a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Or he may not. Stay tuned for the future!
Like a High Dive into an Empty Pool: We might have avoided the end o' the world, but we're still peering over the edge of a fiscal cliff. Today, President Obama cuts short his Hawaiian Christmas vacation to back lawmakers down from the ledge.
A More Perfect Language: A fifty-four-year-old former DMV employee invents a more perfect language that becomes wildly popular with Russians extremists in search of their own utopia.
And finally, BBC has a slideshow of the last year's worth of great scientific and technological discoveries to help you get ready to say goodbye to 2012.