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Gaming

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacksPlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks
  • Gaming
  • 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
Nation Now

10-year-old brings color to inmates' graves

10-year-old brings color to inmates' gravesIn her spare time, Jeweleen Reiter likes to go to cemeteries and decorate graves of inmates.
  • Nation Now
  • 3 hours, 23 minutes ago
Nation

Dad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st Christmas

Dad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st ChristmasA tough cold led to a nearly deadly illness for Georgia father-to-be.
  • Nation
  • 1 hour, 1 minute ago
Talking Tech

5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphone

5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphoneThere's more to a smartphone than just text, e-mail, surfing and making calls.
  • Talking Tech
  • 11 hours, 18 minutes ago
Saltzman

The best (new and free) apps of 2014

The best (new and free) apps of 2014Marc Saltzman offers up essential downloads for your favorite smartphone, tablet.
  • Saltzman
  • 17 hours, 24 minutes ago
Business

How to easily return presents

How to easily return presentsStores are trying to make returns more hassle free, just like online retailers.
  • Business
  • 9 hours, 38 minutes ago
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You can't help but smile when you meet this 'elf'

You can't help but smile when you meet this 'elf'Dryden Shirks is only 6 years old, but she is on a mission to help kids with cancer have a merry Christmas. Shirks knows a little something about spending time in a hospital...she battled leukemia for over 2 years.
  • Nation Now
  • 18 hours, 35 minutes ago
Movies

Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepage

Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepageSeth Rogen gets a shout-out on today's festive Google homepage.
  • Movies
  • 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
Nation

Goats to help recycle Christmas trees

Goats to help recycle Christmas treesNatural option takes care of tossed trees that can become fire hazard, organizer says.
  • Nation
  • 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
NFL

Report: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grab

Report: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grabSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL.
  • NFL
  • 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
Features

Christmas tree 'busts' through family's roof

Christmas tree 'busts' through family's roofIt may not look like much from the inside, but take a step back
  • Features
  • 19 hours, 16 minutes ago
World

Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas address

Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressThe pope was speaking from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica.
  • World
  • 9 hours, 15 minutes ago
Nation Now

Graphic: Cost of the 12 days of Christmas

Graphic: Cost of the 12 days of ChristmasThe cost of the 12 gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has risen 1% this year, according to the PNC Christmas Price index.
  • Nation Now
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Texas

Family fights Fort Worth hospital over newborn surgery

Family fights Fort Worth hospital over newborn surgeryThe Wiggins family was praying on Christmas Eve for the survival of their premature baby, three-week-old Jeremiah.
  • Texas
  • 8 hours, 8 minutes ago
News

Did archaeologists find site where Jesus preached?

Did archaeologists find site where Jesus preached?"We believe, we suggest, that this was a special community, not large, that put itself at the edge of the main Jewish village," said Gorni.
  • News
  • 6 hours, 19 minutes ago
Nation

2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclear

2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclearMany people flocked to the streets, but few are likely to make a difference.
  • Nation
  • 5 hours, 56 minutes ago
Destinations

Celebrate Christmas year-round in these towns

Celebrate Christmas year-round in these townsA handful of places around the country provide an anytime option perfect for feeling festive and full of holiday cheer.
  • Destinations
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Entertainment

Sony streaming 'The Interview' online for $5.99

Sony streaming 'The Interview' online for $5.99YouTube Movies will be one of several online services to start streaming Sony's 'The Interview' starting Christmas Eve.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
College

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winTwo touchdown passes in a span of 19 seconds were all Driphus Jackson needed to give Rice the spark it needed in the Hawaii Bowl.
  • College
  • 7 hours, 45 minutes ago
Nation

Long-used medications may have anti-aging benefits

Long-used medications may have anti-aging benefitsNew studies suggest medications, including ibuprofen, might help extend life.
  • Nation
  • 19 hours, 47 minutes ago
Local

More than 15k enjoy Big Christmas Feast at GRB

More than 15k enjoy Big Christmas Feast at GRBThe 36th Annual Christmas Eve Big Feast took place in downtown Houston Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
  • Local
  • 1 day ago
Houston Rockets

Josh Smith plans to sign with Rockets

Josh Smith plans to sign with RocketsJosh Smith intends to sign with the Houston Rockets once he clears waivers this afternoon, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement could not yet be finalized.
  • Houston Rockets
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Texas

Bags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wish

Bags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishThe boy's simple wish turned into a show of Christmas giving from around the world
  • Texas
  • 19 hours, 57 minutes ago
Houston Rockets

McHale agrees to 3-year extension with Rockets

McHale agrees to 3-year extension with RocketsHouston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year extension with the team, according to multiple reports.
  • Houston Rockets
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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