If you think no harm can befall you or your kids while swashbuckling in the virtual world, you might want to take heed of a sobering new report.
Older women with a strong family history of breast cancer might soon have a new, safer option to help them avoid developing the disease.
For about five bucks, kids can now color while learning about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
The Snowball Express kicked off several days of fun Thursday morning to create new holiday memories for children of fallen military members.
The theft of a beloved Swiss mountain dog named "Heidi" has gone viral, and then some.
To the families of the victims, Ethan Couch was a killer on the road, a drunken teenage driver who caused a crash that left four people dead.
The two men started as friends, but one is now in the hospital and the other is in jail.
In Phoenix, more than 200 veteran inmates have been told they will be moving to a segregated wing of the Maricopa County Jail.
Over 100 pounds of Gingerbread and Candies make up the giant gingerbread house at the Overton Hotel
The Anderson's daughter, Jacqueline, passed away in May and this Christmas they are donating money and bicycles to the Salvation Army for Toys for Tots and the Angel Tree
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.
It started last Friday night at around 10 p.m. Karen Perrin was alone at her downtown Washington, D.C., office, working late to finish up some last-minute travel plans for her boss.
Tahoka ISD has canceled school for Thursday, December 12, due to the city's water-main break.
For six years, the department store Macy's has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for its "Believe" campaign.
A Pennsylvania teenager is recovering today from being mauled by a bear that nearly tore off an ear and left her with deep gashes on her head and arms, her mother told ABC News.
Pilots have become dependent on aircraft automation to the detriment of their manual skills, according to testimony at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing on the Asiana Airlines crash in July that killed three people and injured more than 150.
One of the cooling systems on the International Space Station has been shut down because of temperature fluctuations, cutting the artificial satellite's cooling ability in half.
Dozens of folks in Lubbock have reportedly been bitten by the latest flu bug and doctors say if you get it checked out it could be deadly.
Patients at a traumatic brain injury care facility are making ornaments to help Toys for Tots and in the process helping themselves.
Wearable electronics will become even smaller when Smarty Ring hits the market in April
Some holiday-related stress is to be expected. How you react to it determines how the holiday will be remembered.
Citing a public health concern over antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, the FDA has announced a plan to phase out the use of antibiotics in livestock feed to promote animal growth.
The tree is the centerpiece of holiday decor and a symbol of the season. But how do you choose the perfect tree?
By any standard Mary Barra, named today by General Motors to be its next CEO, is an exception. After all, she's the first woman to head a major U.S. car company.
Moms and dads who swaddle their babies know that when they’re wrapped up tight, they look just like little baby burritos.
Gruesome undercover video shot by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals shows what appears to be brutal treatment of cows at a dairy farm in Wisconsin that is in the supply chain for DiGiorno's pizza.
Chris Montes and his fellow volunteer rescuers first saw what looked to be children's footprints in the snow. When they saw tire tracks lead into the remote canyon but not back out, they raced ahead until they could make out the overturned Jeep they were searching for in the frigid backcountry.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat will keep letter carriers from their appointed rounds, but an angry dog just might.
What do President Obama and a bunch of teenagers have in common?
A bipartisan budget agreement reached tonight by House and Senate negotiators would avoid a government shutdown in January and help break a fiscal stalemate that has caused gridlock in Washington.
WalMart will expand from 16 to 25 acres.
The Department of Public Safety has concluded their investigation of a fatal collision between a train and 18-wheeler Monday, saying the official cause was because the the truck was stopped on the tracks as the train was approaching.
Tipping is an important way to show your appreciation, and it’s especially key to say thanks around the holidays. But what’s the etiquette?
Here are a few creative ways to wrap gifts using material that’s likely already around your house.
Ask the average person what causes obesity, and you'll likely get one of these basic answers (or some version thereof): 1. "Eating too much!" 2. "Not exercising enough!" 3. "Genes!"
If you have ambitions of being one of the first people on Mars, listen up: A Dutch company says it is moving along with its plan to send four lucky Earthlings to colonize the Red Planet. The catch: They won't ever come back.
University of Texas football coach Mack Brown will step down after 16 years, Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com reported Tuesday. However, the university denied that report to ESPN's Joe Schad.
Social media can be a great way to keep up with friends and families, but this time of the year you don't want the wrong people tracking your moves.
Sword wielding man reportedly ordered tacos and refused to pay.
From Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, Apple will offer a free gift every day from the App Store or iTunes.
Thanks to an ingenious $14 bowl, the captain can finally keep his crunch.
The state attorney general's office will argue against a proposed federal rule to limit the effects of air pollution across state boundaries.
A 13-year-old Oregon girl is recovering at home with her parents today after authorities believe she spent almost five harrowing days outdoors in the cold with a man she willingly left home with.
Santa Land will be open every night until December 23rd with Holiday light displays, nativity scenes, and nightly visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has waded into the health care debate with a broad endorsement of the kind of universal health plan found in Europe, Canada and South Korea.
Have kids gotten greedier over the years?
Snowball fights can be great fun — as long as you’re a willing participant.
Fire investigators are now looking into what caused a late-night fire on the city's east side.
In an affair usually noted for its glitz and glamour, President Obama made news at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors as the first president to utter the words “Area 51.”
George Zimmerman's girlfriend who called Florida police to say he was breaking her stuff and was brandishing a weapon no longer wants to press charges against him and instead wants to get back together with him.
With the clock ticking until the House of Representatives departs Washington, D.C., for the holidays on Friday, leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees hammered out a deal today to move forward with the defense authorization bill to fund the nation’s military next year.
A ringing bell, known for encouraging people to reach in their pockets and drop money into the Salvation Army's famous red kettles, has been no match for the recent wintry weather.
At about 4:40 pm Monday, EMS, Sheriff's Deputies and DPS were called to F.M. 2378 and Highway 84. DPS confirms that 35 year old Marco Antonio Flores, of McAllen, TX died in the crash. UPDATED 12/9/13 10:02 PM
There were no genetic tests 400,000 years ago, so our ancient relatives didn't know as much about themselves as we know about them now.
Add Heart to the list of bands that are bowing out of a show at SeaWorld because of the CNN documentary "Blackfish."
When Ann Marie Shambaugh signed up for the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, she pictured a surge of athletes and a festive celebration, with thousands of onlookers cheering her on.
"Rooster Monkburn" the cowboy sock monkey is without his pistol, thanks to a diligent TSA agent in St. Louis.
Lubbock Police Department and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters helps kids in need.
As the the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, a Lubbock woman born and raised in South Africa remembers her country's most famous leader, and the legacy of tolerance and equality he left behind.
It may sound a bit dark, but it’s now possible to transform the ashes of the cremated deceased into a diamond–a jewel truly to remember.
Kids say the darndest things.
An Australian actress got a little bit of handwritten love on her recent Delta flight. Claire Holt tweeted a photo of the note Tuesday with the caption "Wow. Received this note from Captain Kendall on my flight today. Truly thoughtful. Treat him well @DeltaAssist!"
Two days after an immigration judge ruled that President Obama’s Kenyan uncle could stay in the United States, the White House today acknowledged that the president lived briefly with Onyango “Omar” Obama, despite having previously claimed there was no record of their ever meeting.
Trauma did not play a role in the jailhouse death of a Yale professor who got into a scuffle with cops during a domestic dispute arrest in November, according to New Haven, Conn., authorities.
A Wendy's employee who dropped a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.
Just before Thanksgiving, 14-year-old Christin Rivas got six rare-earth magnets from a friend at church, thinking she could "freak out" her classmates by using them for tricks.
When defrosting your vehicle out in these icy conditions, make sure never to leave it running unattended. Local law enforcement says that's a major cause of auto thefts this time of year.
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
(CNN) -- Trooper William Finn, a spokesman with the Washington State Patrol, was tweeting Wednesday under the handle @wspd5pio about an accident on Vancouver's Interstate 205.
KELLER — Candice Stinnett calls it her "healing time" — a nine-mile jog up and around her neighborhood in Keller. It's all part of her preparation for Sunday's MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.
Sometimes it takes patience and persistence to make a connection.
Unknown assailants shot an American teacher to death as he was jogging on Thursday in Benghazi, a hospital official said, underlining persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Clearing your windshield of ice, sleet and snow is essential if you plan to drive your car in these wintry conditions, but there are certain techniques you should avoid to keep your windshield crack-free.
Maria Kang, AKA "Fit Mom," posted a controversial photo on her Facebook page back in September, baring her toned abs, with her three young kids by her side. The 33-year-old created a firestorm of attention by asking, "What's your excuse?"
An investigation into whether Florida State's star quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted a woman is complete and will be announced on Thursday - just days before votes for the prestigious Heisman Trophy must be turned in.
Police in a Georgia town arrested a man for using a local school's electric car charging station while his son received tennis lessons.
Carla Rae Hague, 71, is sitting in a jail cell next to the courthouse where her husband is a judge. She is accused of poisoning her husband, Judge Charles Hague, with antifreeze.
The Be a Santa to a Senior Program let's you adopt a senior t bring Christmas gifts to during the holidays.
A trip to Disney World came at the perfect time for one Lubbock family, whose youngest member's fight with cancer, changed the entire family's perspective on life.
Paul Walker died from the "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" in Saturday's car accident in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reported today.
Mexican authorities said a stolen truck carrying "extremely dangerous" material used in medical treatment was located today. The nuclear waste, however, had been removed.
President Obama is enlisting young people to help sell the Affordable Care Act to the demographic critical to the success of his signature law.
Lubbock Police are now looking into the case of an elderly man, who says he lost more than $50,000 when a family friend sold his house, and then never paid him back.
With Thanksgiving now behind us, folks have shifted their attention to the December holiday and are decorating their homes with a fresh cut Christmas tree.
U.S. law enforcement officials are aware of the theft and are working closely with Mexican authorities.
Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis is among those who signed the letter.
Doctors who qualify must fill out a form before April 2014 to receive retroactive payments for 2013.
In the murky waters off the coast of Nigeria, divers were performing the grim task of recovering the bodies of 12 crew members from the Jascon 4, a sunken tug 100 feet below the surface on the ocean floor, when they got quite the surprise.
No, that's not a photograph of Morgan Freeman. It's a painting.
A teenage Oklahoma hip hop dancer is still shaken after her dream trip to a Texas dance studio ended up with her in handcuffs and taken to Child Protective Services and her guardians in police custody.
Time for a reality check. Of all those Facebook friends you've racked up over the past few years, some probably don't actually 'like' you and you probably don't actually 'like' some of them.
Saturday December 7th is the last day to register for Toys for Tots and the Angel Tree
A man armed with a pipe robbed the 7-11 at 50th and Avenue U early Wednesday morning.
A rookie NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers is being lauded for his financial prowess in putting his salary in a trust that he can't touch for three years, possibly avoiding the fate of a famous basketball player who donned the same jersey and now can't pay child support.
Georgia prosecutors say they are trying to determine whether to charge a homeowner with a crime after he shot an elderly Alzheimers patient as the man was trying to get into his house during the middle of the night.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney reluctantly commented today on the rift between his two daughters Liz and Mary Cheney, saying that he was surprised that Mary, who is lesbian, and her wife attacked Liz on Facebook.
The Red Raider Basketball team faced their stiffest test of the season on Tuesday Night traveling out to Arizona to take on the 2nd ranked Wildcats.