Close
MORE NEWS
Weather in the Area
Local Weather
Houston, TX
1 PM
Partly Cloudy
64°
7 PM
Partly Cloudy
57°
1 AM
Mostly Cloudy
58°
7 AM
Mostly Cloudy
60°
Headlines

Updated 11:40 a.m. CST

  • Grid
  • List
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
  • 4 hours, 25 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, 1 day 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
  • 14 hours, 26 minutes 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
  • 3 hours, 18 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
  • 13 hours, 45 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
  • 4 hours, 48 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
  • 6 hours, 28 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
  • 1 hour, 29 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
  • 17 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
  • 12 hours, 35 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
  • 1 hour, 6 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, 4 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, 1 hour 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
  • 14 hours, 57 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
  • 19 hours, 37 minutes 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 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
  • 15 hours, 7 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
  • 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
Features

'Robin Hood' spreads some holiday cheer

'Robin Hood' spreads some holiday cheerSteve Gilson calls his it 'The Robin Hood Project'
  • Features
  • 16 hours, 56 minutes ago
Nation

Lab error at CDC may have caused Ebola exposure

Lab error at CDC may have caused Ebola exposureLab employees at CDC in Atlanta may have been exposed to the Ebola virus
  • Nation
  • 18 hours, 54 minutes ago
Animals

Watch: This Santa pup takes a ride on a Roomba

Watch: This Santa pup takes a ride on a RoombaThe dog spins around cleaning as the song "Dónde Está Santa Claus?" plays in the background
  • Animals
  • 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
Events

J.J. Watt, Barbara Bush surprise audience with Christmas reading

J.J. Watt, Barbara Bush surprise audience with Christmas readingAn unlikely pair made a surprise appearance before a performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Events
  • 1 day ago
Music

Musician of the Year: Taylor Swift

Musician of the Year: Taylor SwiftShe embraced a new city and a new sound and by the end of 2014 had conquered mainstream music.
  • Music
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Animals

Oregon man sells mattress that likely had cat inside

Oregon 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
  • Animals
  • 20 hours, 11 minutes ago
Photo Galleries

Updated 11:40 a.m. CST

  • Grid
  • List
In Your Area
    Nation Now