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Grinch strikes family days before Christmas

Grinch strikes family days before ChristmasOrnaments were everywhere and furniture had been overturned
  • Local
  • 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
Life

Groom surprises bride-to-be with flash mob wedding

Groom 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
  • Life
  • 9 hours, 51 minutes ago
Nation

Wis. man's Christmas tree still up after four decades

Wis. man's Christmas tree still up after four decadesFather, 89, planned to take down tree when all six sons could be home again together.
  • Nation
  • 9 hours, 48 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
  • 13 hours, 53 minutes 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
  • 1 day 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
  • 1 day, 6 hours 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
  • 22 hours, 30 minutes ago
Features

Professor wants to send 'pee power' to Mars

Professor 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
  • Features
  • 9 hours, 43 minutes ago
Local

Driver in deadly crash had BAC three times legal limit

Driver in deadly crash had BAC three times legal limitJustin Edward Davis has been charged with intoxication manslaughter
  • Local
  • 11 hours, 27 minutes ago
Movies

2014 was a wild and wacky year in movies

2014 was a wild and wacky year in moviesUSA TODAY's movie staff recalls 2014's triumphs and troubles.
  • Movies
  • 15 hours, 41 minutes ago
Houston Rockets

Josh Smith signing, McHale extension show the Rockets are all in

Josh 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
  • 18 hours, 53 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
  • 16 hours, 14 minutes ago
Gaming

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacksPlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks
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  • 15 hours, 55 minutes ago
Nation

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."
  • Nation
  • 23 hours, 6 minutes ago
Nation Now

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, 7 hours 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
  • 17 hours, 59 minutes ago
Local

11 year old socks out Christmas to spread holiday cheer

11 year old socks out Christmas to spread holiday cheerEven a complete stranger can bring happiness to those who need it most
  • Local
  • 1 day, 13 hours 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
  • 15 hours, 30 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
  • 15 hours, 39 minutes ago
Crime

Homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion in SW Houston

Homeowner 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.
  • Crime
  • 21 hours, 17 minutes ago
Local

Santa greets children with gifts outside Harris Co. Jail

Santa greets children with gifts outside Harris Co. JailOutside were gifts stacked ready to greet children whose parents won't be home for Christmas
  • Local
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

1 dead, another hospitalized after truck crashes into Halls Bayou

1 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.
  • Local
  • 21 hours, 51 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
  • 1 day, 8 hours 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
  • 22 hours, 7 minutes ago
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