2013 Trade Deadline winners and losers

This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos! The NHL’s general managers resembled college students waiting until the last night to start cramming for a final exam on trade deadline day, stuffing big deals into the last couple hours. In fact, it’s possible this post might be dramatically changed […]

Why Do We Hang Stockings For Christmas?

“To save the girls from prostitution, the good Bishop Nicholas secretly left bags of gold near the chimney for them, one at a time,” Donald E. Dossey wrote in his book, “Holiday Folklore, Phobias, and Fun.” “The third gift of gold fell into a stocking that was hanging near the chimney to dry.”

Santa Used to Be Skinny: How Did He Get So Fat?

A December 1930 ad by artist Fred Mizen showed a department store Santa in a crowd drinking a bottle of Coke. A year later, the company chose an image of Santa designed by Haddon Sundblom to appear in a widespread magazine ad campaign . It did so well that Coca-Cola continued to use Sundblom’s Santa […]

Pope, with new cardinals, warns church against mediocrity

Two of the new cardinals couldn’t make it to Rome because of pandemic travel complications. The freshly-minted cardinals who did come to the Vatican wore protective masks and purple vestments, as the Church began the solemn liturgical season of Advent in the run-up to Christmas.

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

Conservative Christians are rallying behind Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, while Black churches and liberal-leaning Jewish groups are backing Democratic challengers Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The Democrats’ fates are seen as intertwined in a state that this year turned blue in the presidential election for the first time since 1992 by […]

Court Orders France to Rethink 30-Person Limit on Worship

Places of worship were allowed to continue during France’s latest nationwide lockdown, which is coming to an end in December, but regular prayer services were banned due to health concerns. Around the world, some religious services have been linked to coronavirus clusters, including superspreading events.

Xbox Live Cyber Monday Sale Features Big Discounts On Hundreds Of Games

The Xbox Store’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale is live with hundreds of game and DLC deals. Though most of the deals are on Xbox One games, some games with Xbox Series X|S Smart Delivery are on sale, too, giving you performance enhancements. The entire Xbox One library–with the exception of Kinect games–is playable […]

In the driver’s seat with saints

“I offered my car and my services as driver. The Vicar General accepted both, and I got the opportunity to drive the Pope to a temporary helipad at Cherur. The drive was only a few kilometres, but it took about 20 minutes since I drove at a speed of about 10 kmph. My intention was […]

Pope Francis declares John XXIII, John Paul II saints

By mid-morning, the scene in the square was quiet and subdued perhaps due to the chilly gray skies and cumulative lack of sleep unlike the rollicking party atmosphere of John Paul’s May 2011 beatification when bands of young people sang and danced in the hours before the Mass.

SRH lose, but win praise

‘Given the number of injuries @SunRisers had, this has been an impressive season to say the least. Of all the things they can be proud of,’ Ian Bishop, one of the West Indies’s fine fast bowlers, tweeted, ‘T Natarajan’s full season must sure be at the top of the list.