Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested last month on suspicion of spying – claims his family denies.

Police Searching for Gunman Who Fired Into Car and Killed a 7-Year-Old

Jazmine Barnes, a second grader, was riding in a car with her family in Houston when a gunman in a red pickup truck opened fire, the authorities said.

Saudi Teen Who Fled Family and Pleaded for Help on Twitter Granted Asylum in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who escaped her family and pleaded for protection on social media, has been granted asylum in Canada. Read more…

Family Says Hacked Nest Cam Terrorized Them With Fake Ballistic Missile Alert

A California family said they got the scare of a lifetime this past weekend when their smart security cameras began falsely warning of three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ohio. Thankfully, the missile war…

Will Smith takes Christmas spirit seriously

Actor Will Smith made sure his family got into the Christmas spirit, whether they wanted to or not.

'Classic Netflix' Bring the Old-School Netflix Experience to Your Browser

‘Classic Netflix’ Bring the Old-School Netflix Experience to Your Browser

Visiting family during the holidays often means doing a lot of things you don’t typically do at home. For me, one of those things is watching Netflix on my laptop. The room I’m staying in doesn’t have a television, and the living room is too central for me to…

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says the Government Shutdown Feels Like One Big Metaphor

Jimmy Fallon said, “Everyone’s fighting. People are exhausted. There’s no end in sight. It’s basically like playing a game of Monopoly with your family.”

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun is granted asylum after fleeing her family in a drama that captured world headlines.

How to Take the Best Photos with Your Android Phone

It’s that time of year again when you’re working your smartphone overtime attempting to keep up with all of the memories of holiday parties, family gatherings, and pets you’ve wrangled into festive attire. If you’re working with any of the latest Android phon…

The Best Stuff Written About Money in 2018

We have a roundup of our favorite Two Cents articles of 2018, but when it comes to money, there’s so much more to understand beyond the practical “how tos.” The ins and outs of predatory lenders and how they prey on people, what the weight of student loan deb…

I'm Author and Podcaster Hillary Frank, and This is How I Parent

I’m Author and Podcaster Hillary Frank, and This is How I Parent

(Hillary Frank is the creator, former host and executive producer of the popular parenting podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. Her new book, “ Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches ” was released on …

A Small Alaska Town Reels as the Coast Guard Weathers On Without Pay

Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska. About a quarter of the population is either an employee or dependent family member of the Coast Guard.

Saudi Woman Who Fled Home Embraces All Things Canadian. (O.K., Maybe Not Winter.)

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family for fear of violence and received asylum in Canada, in Toronto on Monday.

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: ‘I escaped to seek a better life’

Salwa, 24, tells the BBC that she ran away from her family in Saudi Arabia to seek a better life.

US citizen arrested for war crimes in Bangladesh ‘was only 13’

Mohamed Jubair Monir’s family say he is innocent and maintain that he was only 13 during the 1971 war.

Teach Kids Positivity by Celebrating the Little Things

Teach Kids Positivity by Celebrating the Little Things

“We’re a family that celebrates,” my son once said during one of our many celebratory dinners for who-knows-what occasion. Read more…

Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Flying to Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, right, in Bangkok on Friday. She has expressed fear that her relatives would kill her if she were forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

Before Harts Plunged Off a Cliff, Strain Dogged Family

Investigative reports detail increasing pressure felt by Jennifer and Sarah Hart, who had adopted six children. At signs of trouble, they would flee and close ranks.

Saudi Teenager Fleeing Family Arrives Safely in Canada

18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun arrived in the country that granted her asylum wearing a gray sweatshirt with the word “Canada.”

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

The family of a man sentenced to death in China on Monday say their “worst fears” have been realised.

When Is a Border Just a Border? Almost Never

When Is a Border Just a Border? Almost Never

A migrant atop a border fence near Tijuana, Mexico, last month. His attempt to cross over with his family failed.

What Jerry Brown Means to California

Tracing the strands of the retiring governor and his family offered a way to make sense of the Golden State.

Paul Whelan: Family deny American arrested in Moscow is spy

The brother of a US citizen arrested for spying in Moscow says he was attending a wedding.

The Extravagant Life of Hector Xtravaganza

Like every American family, the one the House of Xtravaganza made together had tragedies and victories.

Vows: When Cultural Circles Are Expanded and Redrawn

Rabia Ahmad and Christopher Pattison exchanged vows Dec. 19 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, surround by a small group of friends and family.

What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

After ten years of working in big city emergency departments and ICUs, I traded night shifts and fast-paced intensity for a new challenge: school nursing. Because my children were in elementary school and night shifts no longer worked for our family, I figure…

How to Schedule Text Messages on Android

Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful …

How to Get Better-Sounding Audio on Spotify

Whether you’re a brand-new Spotify subscriber who was just gifted the service from a friend or family member, or you’re a longtime user who is always shocked by how much you’ve listened to when you get your annual recap, there’s one little setting in the Spot…

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Will Make Your New Year Better

I have always thought that black-eyed peas were bigger than New Year’s. In fact, until I moved out of Mississippi, I didn’t even know they were a New Year’s “thing.” (My family eats them pretty much all year round, usually as a simple side cooked with a littl…

Hola pozole, adios hangover

Pozole is a stew that leads two lives in Mexican culinary folklore. Like the angel on one shoulder, pozole can be an innocent winter warm-up to be enjoyed with family as a holiday meal. Or, like the devil on the other shoulder, a known hangover cure urging yo…

Cadillac will lead General Motors’ push into an electric future

Cadillac will lead General Motors’ push into an electric future

Cadillac will become the leading electric vehicle brand of General Motors, the company announced. The first model will feature GM’s all-new battery electric vehicle architecture, which will underpin a “family of profitable EVs.”

Police ID remains of fifth child of adoptive mother who drove family off California cliff

A fifth child from the Hart family, killed when their intoxicated adoptive mother drove the family off a California cliff last year, has been identified with the help of the girl’s biological mother, police say.

Family of slain 7-year-old calls for justice

A community in Houston came together mourning the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes and calling for justice. CNN’s Kaylee Hartung has the details.

‘Modern Family’ star: I was ‘very close’ to suicide

“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland talked to Ellen DeGeneres about her suicidal thoughts after her first kidney transplant failed.

Go to Church When You’re on Vacation

This is not a story about your religious obligations! Even my Bible-thumping parents never dragged the family to church if our vacation overlapped with Sunday morning. But there are two great reasons to attend a religious service while you travel, regardless …

The Christmas present that could tear your family apart

The Christmas present that could tear your family apart

Millions of people are giving DNA testing kits as presents, but sometimes finding out more than they bargained for.

Family says priest used teen’s funeral to condemn suicide

Parents of a teen who died by suicide say a Catholic priest used their son’s funeral to condemn suicide and suggested the teen may not gain entrance into heaven.

Florida sheriff’s deputy kills 3 family members and himself

A deputy came on the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office main radio line in Florida and confessed to harming three family members. He then killed himself outside a local high school, the sheriff says.

Family of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin speaks out

The family of Jakelin Caal Maquin, the Guatemalan child who died in US Border Patrol custody, told CNN that they can “barely take” the news of her death.

Family didn’t know mom was in jail until she died

A woman held on bond for five months died in a Texas jail, but 61-year-old Janice Dotson-Stephens family was unaware she had even been arrested until it was time for them to collect the body.

Qandeel Baloch: ‘Honour, Murder and her Selfies’

Qandeel Baloch: ‘Honour, Murder and her Selfies’

A family suffering. A family torn apart. This is the story of a girl who had dreams to be a star.

No Heat for 10 Years, and the City Is Their Landlord

Franklin Badia and his family say they haven’t had adequate heat since they moved into the three-bedroom public housing apartment eight years ago. The family makes do with electric space heaters, which increase their utility bills.

14 of the biggest royal family moments from 2018

What a year it’s been for the royal family! While 2018 has been a mean old year for us mere mortals, those whose blood runs blue have had a festive year with not one but two weddings and some pretty major announcements. Now that the year is coming to an end, …

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

The Modern Family actress says her kidney dysplasia made her depressed and suicidal.

Future Family secures a $100M credit line to help more families with fertility care

Future Family is a startup (and a Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum!) that helps families more easily afford fertility services like IVF and egg freezing. They work with fertility clinics to get the often unpredictable costs set in stone, then cover said costs…

Samsung updates Family Hub smart fridge with new UI

Samsung updates Family Hub smart fridge with new UI

Samsung is adding more features to its Family Hub smart refrigerator, and the company claims its latest version is more intelligent than any other. Family Hub 2019 includes a redesigned screen experience and Samsung says users will be able to ask difficult qu…

Samsung updates Family Hub for connected fridges

If your dream home involves a big screen on your fridge, then Family Hub is for you. Samsung has been developing some custom features to turn the fridge into a functional, shared display for all the family. And the company is announcing at CES an update to Fa…

What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 24, 2018

There is only one thing to get excited about on Netflix this week and if it’s not your cup of tea, may I suggest Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video? Like the best Christmas present a streaming video service could ever give you, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War …

From Tree to Ski at the Fischer Family Factory

Many of the 480 workers have spent their entire careers at the factory.

Iran Has Held U.S. Navy Veteran Since July, Family Says

Michael R. White of Imperial Beach, Calif., was seized in late July while visiting an Iranian woman whom his mother described as his girlfriend.