Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and grimaced and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that have befallen him in the five years since his brother was murdered: ulcers, depression, a separation from his wife, nightmares. Full story
On the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature.The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that aims to remove legal risks of saying "Merry Christmas" in Texas public schools.Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or nativity scene, would also Full story
“It didn’t spark my interest until they put the air gun in my hand,” said Christmas Abbot, an elite athlete who has her sights set on being one of the first women to go over the wall in a cup series race. TODAY’s Erica Hill interviews Christmas Abbot.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - The parents of a 2-year-old Conway boy who grabbed a loaded gun and killed himself on Christmas Day are facing new charges. Full story
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities charged a man on Friday with masterminding a 2011 Christmas Day bomb attack on a Catholic church in the capital that killed 37 people. Full story
We got through the War on Christmas, but now comes the War on Easter. Reverend Al Sharpton explains how just because they said they were done with “trivial pursuits,” doesn’t mean the trivial antics are at an end.
Ashlee Arnau from William Carey University in Mississippi has been trying to sink an amazing half-court shot at every home game since Christmas. She finally sank the shot during her last chance of the season.
Since Christmas, 23-year-old Andre Barbosa has been living in a $2.5 million mansion in Boca Raton, Fla., and posting on Facebook about his life there. Bank of America owns the home and on Thursday they changed the locks and formally evicted Barbosa, even those he was gone when they showed up.
Lisa Maxwell of Cookeville, Tenn. enjoys watching the fourth hour with her daughter and exercising to Hoda’s favorite tunes, and even decorated a Christmas tree with images of Kathie Lee and Hoda.
At the end of their digital detox, the roommates tell Natalie Morales that getting their phones back will be as exciting as Christmas morning.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic looks on during his visit at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 1, 2013. Nikolic is on an official visit to the Palestinian Territories and will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. REUTERS/Musa al Shaer/Pool (WEST BANK - Tags: P
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic greets an Orthodox patriarch upon his arrival to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 1, 2013. Nikolic is on an official visit to the Palestinian Territories and will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. REUTERS/Musa al Shaer/Pool
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic listens to explanations during a visit to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 1, 2013. Nikolic is on an official visit to the Palestinian Territories and will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. REUTERS/Musa al Shaer/Pool (WEST
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic