Recreation

The week in pictures

Santa Claus

Hear the moment when a Bills player realized Colts uniforms were impossible to see in snow

"They have white on? It's like looking at ghosts that are wearing blue numbers."<p>A walk-off win in the snow and Lorenzo Alexander was mic'd the whole …

Public Speaking

Twinkling holiday lights spread cheer around the world

Romania<p>Visitors admire a Christmas tree in the main square of Nagyvarad on Dec. 12.<p>— Zsolt Czegledi / EPA<p>Share<p>France<p>A light layer of snow covers the Place Kleber square in downtown Strasbourg on Dec. 3.<p>— Patrick Hertzog / AFP - Getty Images<p>Share<p>Maine<p>Holiday lights reflect in the waters off Nubble …

World News

MacKinnon, Avalanche beat Panthers 2-1

MacKinnon, Avalanche beat Panthers 2-1<p>DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon got off to a slow start this season, but he is making up for it with a dominant stretch for the Colorado Avalanche.<p>MacKinnon scored two goals, Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves, and the Avalanche beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Thursday …

Sports

The Best Places in Charlotte for Ringing in 2018

When it's time to kick the old year out the door and begin a fresh slate, there are no dearth of options in Charlotte when it comes to …

Travel

The Winter Solstice Is Next Week. Here Are 4 Things You Probably Didn't Know

The start of December means winter is coming, and soon.<p>This year, the winter solstice will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21 for the Northern …

Astronomy

Froome says 'wealth of info' can show he's not a cheater

LONDON (AP) — Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome says a "wealth of information" can prove his innocence after failing a doping test.<p>The Team Sky rider has to explain to the UCI why a urine sample provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug …

Cycling

Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Full screen<p>1/3 SLIDES © The Associated Press<p>2/3 SLIDES © The Associated Press<p>3/3 SLIDES © The Associated Press<p>3/3 SLIDES<p>ATLANTA -- Tommy Nobis, the …

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it

This week, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.<p>Known as the Geminid meteor shower, the celestial event occurs only once a year, and its peak easily makes it one of the most impressive showers on the calendar.<p>"With August's Perseids …

Astronomy

Snowy scenes and winter swimming: Monday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including protests in Catalonia and fierce wildfires in California

Photography

Backstage images from Rambo Circus that will leave you spellbound

1/16<p>A tightrope walker practices backstage at Rambo circus<p>2/16<p>A man from Rambo Circus is all smiles as he takes a break from practice<p>3/16<p>A clown at …

Baltimore and Annapolis holiday parades named among 10 best in the country by USA Today

The Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Baltimore and the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade in Annapolis are among the 10 best holiday parades the country, …

Harley Davidson

Photos from The Last Jedi premiere are a Force to behold

Star Wars

California fires, moving north, force Santa Barbara evacuations

<b>Video by CBS News</b><p>Monster fires in Southern California raged for a seventh day on Sunday, edging into Santa Barbara County while leaving residents of …

California

Laguna Niguel’s annual holiday parade dazzles locals

Santa waves to kids from the final float in the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing …

California

Johnny Hallyday's funeral - in pictures

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni join fans to say their farewells to the French rock star in Paris

France

Photos of the week: 12/1 - 12/8

The major storyline of the week was the devastating wildfires that ravaged Southern California. The numbers associated with the tragedy are staggering -- more than 8,700 firefighters battled the fast-moving blazes throughout the week, at least 500 structures have been destroyed and the largest fire …

AOL

Charlotte's Holiday Parade Named 5th Best In Nation

Charlotte's holiday tradition has been named the 5th best parade in the U.S. by the readers of USA Today.<p>CHARLOTTE, NC — The Novant Health …

Charlotte

Rewind - On the road

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops ahead of ‘day of rage’ at Trump’s Jerusalem move

Full screen<p>1/45 SLIDES © Mohamad Torokman/Reuters<p>2/45 SLIDES © Altan Gocher/NurPhoto/Getty Images<p>3/45 SLIDES © Jaafar ASHTIYEH/AFP PHOTO<p>4/45 SLIDES © …

Israel

The best photos from the week in sports: Dec. 1 to Dec. 8

It was another heated week in the NFL as several more stars including Ryan Shazier of the Pittsburgh Steelers went down with injuries amid several tense division battles. Regular season NBA and NHL action also captivated fans' attention across the U.S.<p>Elsewhere in the sporting world, the Australian …

AOL

Wow: Lyon illuminated for Festival of Lights

The city of Lyon, France will be lit up by spectacular light shows from Thursday for the annual Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights).<p>Around one million visitors a day are expected to descend upon the city centre for the event.<p>Over four nights, around 50 installations by a variety of different …

France

Go Out For Fro-Yo And We'll Tell You If You're More Of An Introvert Or Extrovert

Treat yo self.

Dessert

Downtown Indy, Inc.'s New Year's Eve Celebration Moves Locations

Downtown Indy Inc. announces details including different location for this year's New Year's Eve Celebration: MORE<p>INDIANAPOLIS, IN — There's just …

Indianapolis

White House: U.S. working with South Korea to protect Olympic athletes, Trump will weigh in on final decision

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders spoke optimistically on Thursday about the plans to send U.S. athletes to the Olympics Winter Games in South Korea early next year, addressing mounting questions over whether or not North Korea's proximity to the event poses a significant security …

North Korea

Ivanka Trump posts sweet photo of kids hiding under her red dress -- but many were quick to call out her mistake

On Tuesday evening, Ivanka Trump shared a photo of herself heading out for the evening, with her three kids hiding under her red floor-length gown.<p>The photos, which was posted to both Twitter and Instagram, shows the glamorous first daughter laughing as Arabella, Joseph and Theodore take cover …

Donald Trump

Have You Been Paying Attention To What Happened In Australia This Year?

It's been a rollercoaster of a year in 'straya.

Alston's 22 points help Temple stave off Wisconsin

Shizz Alston Jr. scored 22 points and gave Temple the lead in the final minute with a pair of free throws, and the Owls pulled out a 59-55 victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.<p>The game was tied at 55 with two minutes to play. Alston made two free throws to put …

College Basketball

Danny Masterson Fired From The Ranch By Netflix in Wake of Rape Allegations

<i>(Video provided by New York Daily News)</i><p>After facing increasing pressure to take some form of action, Netflix has fired <i>The Ranch</i> star Danny Masterson, …

Danny Masterson