GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Eagle's calling, and he's calling your name. Tides are turning, bringing winds of change. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hospitalized after doctors find a blood clot related to her recent virus and collapse.

As the seconds tick away until the nation plunges over a fiscal cliff, Republicans and Democrats are only slightly closer to coming to an agreement. Pack your parachute, people!

A tour bus crashes on an icy Oregon road, killing nine and injuring 20.

The NYC woman who pushed a man in front of a subway train because she thought he was "Muslim" goes in for psychiatric evaluation after laughing uproariously in court about her crime. Brrrrrrr....

President Obama promises to put his "full weight" behind gun control legislation in 2013... meanwhile, parking lots at gun shops (like the one I saw this weekend) are packed with people rushing in to stock up on firearms before any new laws can be passed.

India's New Year celebration is a time of mourning after the brutal gang rape and murder of a student.

Al-Qaida puts a big bounty on the head of a U.S. Ambassador in Sanaa, or other American soldiers in the country.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are PREGNANT?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Still looking for a fun NYE party? Don't forget to consult the all-inclusive Mercury New Year's Party MEGA-LIST!

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Cold today with partially sunny skies, but lots of sun to ring in the new year.

And finally, your local TV stations have been working all year on them... and now here they are! The best news bloopers of 2012! (And nice screen shot, too.)