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- Santa greets children with gifts outside Harris… 2h
- Grinch strikes family days before Christmas 2h
- Teen fatally shot in Houston apartment courtyard 17h
- Sony streaming 'The Interview' online for $5.99 13h
- McHale agrees to 3-year extension with Rockets 9h
- Josh Smith plans to sign with Rockets 12h
- More than 15k enjoy Big Christmas Feast at GRB 7h
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Track Santa's trip around the worldTrack Santa's trip around the worldNORAD is tracking Santa, and so are we!
- 16 hours, 27 minutes ago
Graphic: Cost of the 12 days of ChristmasGraphic: 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, 1 day ago
Christmas tree 'busts' through family's roofChristmas tree 'busts' through family's roofIt may not look like much from the inside, but take a step back
- 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
Bags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishBags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishThe boy's simple wish turned into a show of Christmas giving from around the world
- 3 hours, 13 minutes ago
'Robin Hood' spreads some holiday cheer'Robin Hood' spreads some holiday cheerSteve Gilson calls his it 'The Robin Hood Project'
- 5 hours, 1 minute ago
Lab error at CDC may have caused Ebola exposureLab error at CDC may have caused Ebola exposureLab employees at CDC in Atlanta may have been exposed to the Ebola virus
- 7 hours ago
Watch: This Santa pup takes a ride on a RoombaWatch: This Santa pup takes a ride on a RoombaThe dog spins around cleaning as the song "Dónde Está Santa Claus?" plays in the background
- 7 hours, 31 minutes ago
J.J. Watt, Barbara Bush surprise audience with Christmas readingJ.J. Watt, Barbara Bush surprise audience with Christmas readingAn unlikely pair made a surprise appearance before a performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
- 12 hours, 55 minutes ago
Musician of the Year: Taylor SwiftMusician of the Year: Taylor SwiftShe embraced a new city and a new sound and by the end of 2014 had conquered mainstream music.
- 16 hours, 44 minutes ago
Oregon man sells mattress that likely had cat insideOregon man sells mattress that likely had cat insideThe couple said it's likely the cat scurried out of the box spring when the mattress buyer took it off the car
- 8 hours, 16 minutes ago
Date set to show contents of 1700s time capsuleDate set to show contents of 1700s time capsuleIt's about the size of a cigar box - but what's inside?
- Nation Now
- 7 hours, 50 minutes ago
Mother charged with drowning 6-year-old daughterMother charged with drowning 6-year-old daughterA St. Paul woman is charged with murder after police say she held her young daughter under water in a bathtub and drowned her.
- 9 hours, 16 minutes ago
Dog whose owner wanted him to die with her gets reprieveDog whose owner wanted him to die with her gets reprieveGerman shepherd will not be euthanized after animal sanctuary steps up to take it.
- 11 hours, 37 minutes ago
Videos show officer shooting armed teen near FergusonVideos show officer shooting armed teen near FergusonThe shooting happened about 5 miles from where Michael Brown was shot in August.
- 7 hours, 30 minutes ago
Zombie nativity scene must come down, Ohio town votesZombie nativity scene must come down, Ohio town votesA suburban Cincinnati township ordered a man to kill off his large "Zombie Nativity" scene.
- 13 hours, 58 minutes ago
Fake pandas at circus were really painted dogsFake pandas at circus were really painted dogsA pair of chow chow puppies dyed black and white looked enough like pandas to fool visitors to a traveling circus in Italy.
- 17 hours, 48 minutes ago
The most adorable critters of 2014The most adorable critters of 2014It was a year of irresistibly cute animals. We've compiled the best videos for you.
- 11 hours, 42 minutes ago
Case Keenum fills in nicely at QB for TexansCase Keenum fills in nicely at QB for TexansCoach Bill O'Brien said it's hard to be thrown into a locker room suddenly and be expected to be a leader
- Houston Texans
- 8 hours, 55 minutes ago
Puppy cam captures burglar giving dogs treatsPuppy cam captures burglar giving dogs treatsAn Arizona woman got quite the surprise when she checked in on her puppy cam only to find a stranger in her home giving treats to her dogs. She called the cops and their entrance was caught on camera too.
- 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Jeep tops 'Consumer Reports' list of worst car valuesJeep tops 'Consumer Reports' list of worst car valuesThe influential magazine names the worst values by category -- from small cars to SUVs.
- 12 hours, 46 minutes ago
Man arrested after chase through northwest HoustonMan arrested after chase through northwest HoustonPolice said a man with an outstanding warrant now faces felony evading charges.
- 16 hours, 50 minutes ago
Adam Sandler tops Forbes 'most overpaid' actors listAdam Sandler tops Forbes 'most overpaid' actors listAdam Sandler tops Forbes 'most overpaid' actors list for second year in a row.
- 14 hours, 13 minutes ago
Houston police pass out cash instead of ticketsHouston police pass out cash instead of ticketsAlthough his squad car doesn't look like Santa's sleigh, Parker had the chance to be a secret Santa.
- 1 day, 3 hours ago
Multiple injuries reported in N. Houston crashMultiple injuries reported in N. Houston crashThe crash, involving at least two vehicles, happened on E. Crosstimbers at Helmers around 6:30 a.m.
- 17 hours, 14 minutes ago
Car struck by train after getting stuck on tracks in SW HoustonCar struck by train after getting stuck on tracks in SW HoustonIt happened overnight on S. Post Oak at S. Main.
- 17 hours, 24 minutes ago
Coast Guard rescues 3 missing people in Trinity BayCoast Guard rescues 3 missing people in Trinity BayA Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew located and rescued three people from a 16-foot boat in Trinity Bay
- 17 hours, 34 minutes ago
Houstonians racing to finish last minute Christmas shoppingHoustonians racing to finish last minute Christmas shoppingThere are several stores staying open late this Christmas Eve
- 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
Updated 11:03 p.m. CST
Bags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishBags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishDuring the holidays, sometimes it's the simple things that make us smile again despite all our hardships.
- Dallas County
- 11 hours, 6 minutes ago
Photos: 1 killed in auto-tree crash in SW HoustonPhotos: 1 killed in auto-tree crash in SW HoustonHPD says a man was killed when he ran into a tree along Boone Rd in SW Houston.
- 18 hours, 6 minutes ago
Photos: Funeral service for former Houston Mayor Bob LanierPhotos: Funeral service for former Houston Mayor Bob LanierFormer Houston Mayor Bob Lanier was laid to rest at a funeral service at Tuesday in Houston. Lanier died Saturday of natural causes. He was 89.
- 1 day, 12 hours ago
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USA TODAY'S Carly Mallenbaum interviews USA TODAY science contributor Traci Watson about the highs and lows in science over the past year.
USA TODAY's Gregg Zoroya spends time with U.S. soldiers in Liberia who are working to make a difference in a battle of a different kind as they work to fight Ebola.
Josh Brolin, one of the stars of the new movie 'Inherent Vice' sat down with USA TODAY to talk about some of his vices. Video shot by Todd Plitt.
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.
The parents of a set of quadruplets born in September are calling their babies little miracles as they continue to get stronger every day.
Dozens of young immigrants in Arizona, who were brought to this country illegally by their parents, were granted driver's licenses Monday. This is after a federal judge ordered the state to stop denying them.
Community members and friends remember Tarpon Springs, Florida, police officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek, who was killed in the line of duty Monday.