It's a short story about a woman who just wants to spend the holiday alone, from a band that had no interest in writing what would become a holiday classic.
At least 60 journalists died in 2014, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists. Nearly half those killed were targeted for murder.
Linking sports and the Christmas spirit is a true challenge, says commentator Frank Deford. "The idea of sports is to beat the other fellow," he says, "while the idea of Christmas is to be giving."
Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.
Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made, allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.
A new project places little kayaks filled with aquatic plants under latrines in floating homes on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. So how do the toilets clean the wastewater?
When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.
Police in coastal Georgia are offering tips to bolster the security of gifts and the homes they're being opened in this holiday season.
Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing to join Facebook. Stoehr was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight.
Forecasters say the potential for severe thunderstorms will be greatest this week in parts of western and south Georgia.