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Crocodiles and alligators may be smarter than they look
An alligator lies submerged, its body just barely breaching the surface. A snowy egret spots a good-looking stick floating on the water. It would make a fine addition to her nest, so she swoops down to snatch it up. Bad idea.
7 great holiday stories for season's readings
Holiday-themed movies and TV shows get the most attention during this time of year. But there are just as many, if not more, beloved books that contain cherished Christmas stories -- some of which get shared across generations.
Texas wants background checks for health-care navigators
The counselors tasked with helping uninsured Texans navigate their way through the complicated process of buying health insurance will have to jump through a series of hoops to get licenses under new rules proposed by the Texas Department of Insurance.
House passes extension of ban on plastic guns as NRA remains mum
The Republican-led House passed a bill Tuesday renewing a U.S. ban on plastic guns, just days before the 1988 law is set to lapse.
VIDEO: Amazon shows off drone package delivery system
Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drone. The idea would be to deliver packages using the small, unmanned aircraft.
Cyber Monday deals await online bargain hunters
If you spent Black Friday in a turkey coma, it's not too late to snatch up money-saving deals during Cyber Monday.
Old-school toys dominate holiday lists
There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.
VIDEO: How to spice rub a Thanksgiving turkey
Martha Stewart and chef Tom Douglas prepare a flavorful Thanksgiving turkey with an easy homemade spice rub.
VIDEO: Controversy and helium, a look at the Macy's parade
In November 1924, a small group of Macy's employees gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City and, unbeknownst to them, established a holiday tradition that would endure for decades to come.
VIDEO: Holiday travelers contend with wind, rain, snow
Wind, rain and snow are expected to make travel difficult for much of the Eastern U.S. on Wednesday, as millions head out for Thanksgiving.
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