Not your average Christmas movies

You're bound to find all the usual suspects on television pretty easily on Christmas Day -- "It's a Wonderful Life," "Home Alone," "Miracle on 34th Street." But what if you're feeling like the Grinch, o

Pope expresses hope, calls for peace on Christmas

On Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI spread a hopeful message to his followers, calling for peace in many of the world's hot spots.

Christmas tornadoes, snow possible as weather system moves east

A large, powerful storm system threatens to bring a white Christmas to parts of the Great Plains and dangerous tornadoes to the Southeast, forecasters say.

Santa visits Sutton Children's Hospital

Even after spending all night delivering toys and goodies to children around the world, Santa wanted to make one last stop at Shreveport's Sutton Children's Hospital before heading back to the North Pole.

Police officer, bystander killed after Houston car chase

A police officer and a bystander died from wounds suffered in a parking lot shootout after a car chase in a Houston metropolitan area Monday morning, police said.

New York town's 'Firefighter of the Year' shot dead responding to blaze

Seven weeks ago, Michael Chiapperini was in Long Island, helping those suffering after Superstorm Sandy. Two weeks ago, he was named "Firefighter of the Year" for his department in his upstate New York town of Webster.

When the holidays turn depressing

When the holidays bring heartache instead of joy, I think they do so because they stand as an unforgiving yard stick against which we measure our losses and troubles.

'Irresistible' worker fired in Iowa: 'I don't think it's fair'

It may not be fair, but it's not illegal -- not in Iowa.

Down to the fiscal cliff wire, with no solution in sight

Call it a bigger, bolder version of the deadline-driven congressional stalemates over taxes and spending that have come to define Washington dysfunction of the past two years.

Staying safe while having fun with fireworks

The holidays are thought of as a time of celebration, and fireworks are meant for celebrations, so it's no surprise that they two go hand in hand.