See what happens when the Canadian airline makes passengers' wishes come true by surprising them with gifts at baggage claim. You just may tear up.
Also: Lila Perl died at 92; David Foster Wallace and grammar; NEA grants awarded.
Officials say it's difficult to account for shifts caused by factors related to the holidays and separate them from the trends more closely linked to the economy's underlying strengths and weaknesses.
Also: The sign language interpreter at the Mandela memorial ceremony says he has schizophrenia; Kerry returns to Israel for more shuttle diplomacy; Yahoo email slowly returns to normal; and the smog is getting so bad in China pilots are ordered to learn how to land blind.
Thamsanqa Jantjie was widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. He now says he was hearing voices and seeing hallucinations, according to media reports.
When runners barrel into catchers, the impact can send one or both to the injured list. Major League Baseball is moving to make it against the rules for a runner to intentionally "target" a catcher and for a catcher to block home plate.
Democrats and Republicans both have problems with the package, but passage is expected in the House on Thursday. The Senate is likely to do the same next week.
One of two systems used to dissipate heat from the station's onboard system is acting up, but the space agency says it's not a dangerous situation for the moment.
Scientists think there are potentially valuable fresh groundwater reserves under the sea. There's more than all the water that was ever pumped up in the last century.
The chief's resignation comes after a store owner and residents filed a lawsuit against the city. Charges of racial profiling and civil rights abuses were bolstered by videos that showed police frisking and arresting people.
The bureau, which says it's been hard-hit by sequestration cuts, hopes the compromise plan will forestall furloughs and bring it back to full capacity.
A congressional vote to renew extended unemployment benefits may have to wait until the new year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will push for it in January if a last-minute extension fails to come together.
After a few moments of review, the top life events people reported in 2013 can read like a 10-sentence short story — perhaps a fable, or a coming-of-age tale. In the U.S., hot topics included the Super Bowl, Pope Francis, and the Harlem Shake.
The European Space Agency's probe has spent the last decade doing flybys of Earth and Mars to match comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's speed.
Twenty-four items sold for $530,000 this week in Paris. The Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation turned out to be the buyer, and says it stepped in after a French court rejected efforts to halt the auction.
Riot police have reportedly left the square in Kiev that they tried to clear of protesters Tuesday. But U.S. and European Union diplomats say the Ukrainian government needs to do much more to find a peaceful resolution to its crisis. Protesters are angry that their leaders don't want to join the EU.
"The launch of HealthCare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable." Those are the words of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, published today, just before she spent time with people who share that view: members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
CBS This Morning used Toto's "Africa" as the song to play over a montage of photos showing the Nelson Mandela memorial service. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tweeted about it, and soon even Toto's co-founder was weighing in.
After a tough year in which some of its pants allowed too much to be seen, the yoga clothier has found a new CEO. Also, founder and Chairman Chip Wilson plans to step aside. He caused controversy with comments about why some women's bodies may not fit into his company's pants.
The U.S. is suspending non-lethal aid because of infighting among the various factions opposed to President Bashar Assad. The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has lost ground in recent days to an Islamist group, criticized the decision. the U.K. also has reportedly decided to halt aid.