National News + World News

Life on Candy Cane Lane

(KARE) No matter your faith, a pretty cool part about this time of year is the twinkle. And if you are into that twinkle, you should check out Lincoln Avenue in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

2014: The year in review

Take a look back at the stories that defined 2014.  

2014: The year's best apps

Tech guru PC Mike Wendland rounds up his favorite apps of 2014.

Execution arguments continue

(KFOR) Testimony continued Thursday in the effort to temporarily stop all executions in Oklahoma. Several death row inmates are suing the state after the botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett back in April.

Eagles left homeless

(KING) People watched in horror as a man climbed a tree in Medina, Washington Thursday and started chopping and sawing. The tree appeared to be dead or dying, but the bald eagles that built a nest there were very much alive.

Poison in the sippy cup

(WYFF) A 43-year-old South Carolina woman is accused of giving her grandson a lethal dose of oxycodone in a sippy cup, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.

Resorts ready for the holidays

(KCRA) A recent dusting of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains has tourists dreaming of a white Christmas, and resort, hotel and restaurant operators seeing green.

Phoenix fires police chief

Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia fired after he defied an order from his boss and called a press conference to unload on his critics. Gia Vang reports.

The Holiday rush is on!

(NBC News) The holiday rush is on. 98.6 million Americans plan to travel 50 miles or more to visit friends or family over the next week, and winter weather along the east coast could mean slow-going for many.

Last minute gadgets

(NBC News) The scramble is on for many to find last minute gifts. If you're still looking for ideas, there are several high-tech options for less than $50.

Firefighters save Christmas

California firefighters pitch in to finish hanging lights after rescuing the homeowner who fell while making his own attempt. Joe Ybarra reports.

Truck stop shopping

(KGET) Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Don't count out your local truck stop.

Online life saver

Kindergartner recovering from rare cancer receives visit from online doctor who first noticed symptoms from more than 1,000 miles away. Lindsey Seavert reports.

Tax targets vaping

(KING) If Washington Governor Jay Inslee gets his way, electronic cigarette smokers will soon be helping to fill the state budget gap. He wants to impose a 95% tax on any and all vapor products.

Legal marijuana: State vs. state

Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado, arguing state-legalized marijuana from Colorado is improperly spilling across state lines. Steve Staeger reports.