It's now the evening of December 21, 2012, and the world still hasn't come to an end. That's because it's not supposed to. Instead, it's merely the start of the 13th b'ak'tun, a Maya calendar period consisting of 144,000 days, as explained in this article. So now that it looks like the world will keep on going for the foreseeable future, let's take a look at things that really are going on out there.
From Delaware105.9, ABC news veteran and former White House correspondent Sam Donaldson, recently arrested for DUI, has waived his arraignment hearing. His trial has not been scheduled.
From Fox News, later tonight and early tomorrow morning, the Ursid meteor shower will peak. These meteors are related to comet Tuttle 8P, and appear to radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, a.k.a. the Little Dipper.
From Human Events, the NRA addresses the Newtown massacre.
From the Daily Caller, reporters at an NRA presser are overheard mocking the NRA and praising the Code Pink protesters.
From White House Dossier, now that Susan Rice has withdrawn, President Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) for Secretary of State.
From the Spiegel, a German archaeologist working in Yemen has found evidence of a tribal confederation centered on the city of Zafar.
From Yahoo Finance, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing has been producing a much higher than usual amount of $100 bills.
From ARRA News Service, Congressman-elect and Iraq combat veteran Tom Cotton (R-Ark) gives his opinion on the possible nomination of former Senator and Vietnam combat veteran Chuck Hegel (R-NH) for Secretary of Defense.
From Gateway Pundit, at the funeral of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), former Hawaii resident Barack Obama talks for ten minutes about himself.
From The Foundry, the twelve days of Obamacare surprises, including more cuts to Medicare.
From the IPT, the president of the Al Haya Party in Egypt claims that American diplomats and President Obama have given Egyptian secular democrats a "cold shoulder".
From MSNBC, the most exciting alien planets discovered in 2012.
And from SFGate, sirens in Denver are not a doomsday signal. They are only a test.