Boston University professor says 'Jingle Bells…

Theater history professor says Christmas classic was originally performed to make fun of African-Americans.

Arguments heard in defamation case against…

President Trump's lawyers ask a court in New York to drop a lawsuit involving past claims of sexual misconduct during the production of 'The Apprentice'; senior correspondent Rick Leventhal reports.

Oklahoma man sentenced to death for beheading his…

An Oklahoma judge on Friday has sentenced a man to death in the 2014 beheading of a co-worker at a food processing plant

2017 in review: 'Disruption, despair and dumpster…

2017 produces relentless string of violence, natural disasters, refugee crises, political turmoil and other news that was difficult to turn away from

Judge puts off request to dismiss lawsuit in…

A New Hampshire judge has put off a decision on whether to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

Senior Trump administration officials are outlining their view that Jerusalem's Western Wall has to be a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East

Ex-soldier gets 18 months for threatening Fort Hood rampage

An ex-soldier from Texas has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood

'Why don't you know about jollof rice?'

West African food is expected to be big in 2018.

The New York Times - Trump’s Judicial Nominee…

From The New York Times: Matthew S. Petersen, a U.S. District Court judge nominee, failed to answer several questions about the law when asked by Senator John Kennedy at a hearing.By: By THE NEW YORK TIMES. Watch the original video on Times Video:

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal rules over how Internet service providers, or ISPs, grant online access. And the change could have significant consequences for your Internet.

Trump touts loyalty to police but delivers attack…

President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime.

Father sentenced for severely beating 7-year-old son

A Massachusetts father who severely beat and abused his 7-year-old son has been sentenced to up to five years in prison

2-time terror survivor's message to attackers: I forgive you

A man who survived two terror attacks has a message for the assailants: I forgive you

Actresses To Wear Black At Golden Globes To…

Many actresses plan to don all-black ensembles to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood, multiple news outlets report.

NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes

NASA says it successfully tested the Orion spacecraft's parachutes by dropping a replica spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft over a desert test site in southwestern Arizona

The biggest health stories of 2017

To the nation's opioid crisis to curing HIV in animals, here's a look back at the biggest health stories in 2017.

Toensing: FBI, DOJ sought to clear Clinton, frame…

Attorney for FBI informant in Uranium One probe reacts to documents showing Comey softened remarks in Clinton email probe.

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

A look back at some notable figures who died in 2017

Man charged in shooting of cops saved by…

A 37-year-old man is charged in the shooting of two suburban St. Louis police officers who were saved by their bulletproof vests