Holding on to ephemera Authors and collectors Moira and Leo Harris talk about why it's worthwhile to save ephemera.7:40 a.m.
Powering the holidays We're all familiar with the benefits of Christmas lights: holiday cheer, and friendly neighborhood competition. But there's another side of the equation: the cost of our holiday lighting obsession.7:45 a.m.
Russia's Putin Makes Trip to Neighboring Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin makes his first visit to Ukraine in nearly two years. It's a sign that relations are warming between the two countries. Just last year Moscow shut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine during a bitter winter cold spell.
Turkmenistan Rudderless After President's Death
The death of Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov, also known as Turkmenbashi, or "Father of all Turkmen," leaves a power vacuum in an energy rich nation built around a cult of personality. Niyazov died at age 66, after more than two decades in power.
California Fault Found to be Extra Slippery
The same stuff that makes baby powder silky soft may also be making one of the most dangerous faults on earth extra slippery. Scientists say they have found talc, as in talcum powder, inside the mighty San Andreas fault, which cuts through California.
Mixed-Faith Families Celebrate the Holidays
The Christmas Tree or the Menorah? Or both? For about 2.5 million families of mixed-faith marriages, the holidays are about respecting each others' traditions and balancing the needs of their faiths.
A Perfect Christmas in the Desert
My son's first Christmas was not spent in the snow. There were no trees. There was hardly anything living but the cactus which bristled up through black, wind-sharpened rock. We were a small group of travelers in the Gran Desierto of northern Mexico.
Transfer Charitable Donations Directly from IRAs
Until the end of the year, some Americans can take advantage of a law that lets them donate money directly from their IRA without paying any tax on it. It's a pilot program, but an idea that's been around for years.
Fractional Giving of Art Threatened by New Rules
Fractional giving allows people to donate a painting, or other work of art, a little bit at a time, providing a tax benefit over many years. But new rules are putting limits on the practice. Museums say it could have a chilling effect on art donations.
Australia's Birdsville Hotel for Sale
A 122-year-old pub in the Australian outback is on the block. Bids are in for the landmark Birdsville Hotel. It's located in Birdsville, population 100. But it's a draw for people from all over.