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Groom surprises bride-to-be with flash mob weddingGroom surprises bride-to-be with flash mob weddingIt's a viral video with a whole lot of heart: a YouTube clip of a recent wedding that left the bride completely stunned
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Wis. man's Christmas tree still up after four decadesWis. man's Christmas tree still up after four decadesFather, 89, planned to take down tree when all six sons could be home again together.
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Dad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st ChristmasDad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st ChristmasA tough cold led to a nearly deadly illness for Georgia father-to-be.
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5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphone5 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
- 21 hours ago
The best (new and free) apps of 2014The best (new and free) apps of 2014Marc Saltzman offers up essential downloads for your favorite smartphone, tablet.
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How to easily return presentsHow to easily return presentsStores are trying to make returns more hassle free, just like online retailers.
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Professor wants to send 'pee power' to MarsProfessor wants to send 'pee power' to MarsA box created for the Mars One competition would convert 20 milliliters of urine carried from Earth into at least 16 milliliters of clean water
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Driver in deadly crash had BAC three times legal limitDriver in deadly crash had BAC three times legal limitJustin Edward Davis has been charged with intoxication manslaughter
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2014 was a wild and wacky year in movies2014 was a wild and wacky year in moviesUSA TODAY's movie staff recalls 2014's triumphs and troubles.
- 12 hours, 31 minutes ago
Josh Smith signing, McHale extension show the Rockets are all inJosh Smith signing, McHale extension show the Rockets are all inReports on Christmas Eve Wednesday paint a picture of a Houston Rockets organization that believes it has finally reached the championship-caliber foundation it's been searching for since injuries ripped apart the Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady era.
- Houston Rockets
- 15 hours, 43 minutes ago
10-year-old brings color to inmates' graves10-year-old brings color to inmates' gravesIn her spare time, Jeweleen Reiter likes to go to cemeteries and decorate graves of inmates.
- Nation Now
- 13 hours, 4 minutes ago
PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacksPlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacksPlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks
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Holiday gift gave flight to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'Holiday gift gave flight to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'If it hadn't been for a New York City couple, the world might never have seen "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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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
- 1 day, 4 hours ago
Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepageGoogle stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepageSeth Rogen gets a shout-out on today's festive Google homepage.
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11 year old socks out Christmas to spread holiday cheer11 year old socks out Christmas to spread holiday cheerEven a complete stranger can bring happiness to those who need it most
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Goats to help recycle Christmas treesGoats to help recycle Christmas treesNatural option takes care of tossed trees that can become fire hazard, organizer says.
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Report: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grabReport: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grabSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL.
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Homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion in SW HoustonHomeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion in SW HoustonOne man is dead after a suspect was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion late Wednesday in southwest Houston, police said.
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Santa greets children with gifts outside Harris Co. JailSanta greets children with gifts outside Harris Co. JailOutside were gifts stacked ready to greet children whose parents won't be home for Christmas
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1 dead, another hospitalized after truck crashes into Halls Bayou1 dead, another hospitalized after truck crashes into Halls BayouOne man is dead and another is hospitalized after a pickup truck crashed into Halls Bayou in north Houston late Wednesday, deputies said.
- 18 hours, 41 minutes 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
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Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressPope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressThe pope was speaking from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica.
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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, 2 days ago
Family fights Fort Worth hospital over newborn surgeryFamily 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.
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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.
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2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclear2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclearMany people flocked to the streets, but few are likely to make a difference.
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Photos: The Royal Family attends church on Christmas DayPhotos: The Royal Family attends church on Christmas DayKING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
- 15 hours, 59 minutes ago
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
- 1 day, 13 hours ago
Photos: Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winPhotos: Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winDec 24, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; A Rice cheerleader is seen during the Hawaii Bowl against Fresno State at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports
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Moviegoers celebrate the release of 'The Interview.' Sony originally pulled the movie after hackers threatened violence against theaters showing the film on Christmas Day.
A second night of protests took place in Berkeley, Missouri, after a police officer shot and killed an armed teen.
A statement from the Centers for Disease Control says a worker may have been exposed to Ebola.
This pooch is totally against the idea of getting into his kennel. For more fun videos go to JukinVideo.com.
Lucy the Beagle gets into a 325 degree oven to retrieve some chicken nuggets. For more fun videos go to JukinVideo.com.
Move over, Mozart! Asian small-clawed otter paws fly across the keyboard as part of their Zoo Enrichment.
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.