Welcome back. Happy 2012, everyone ...
Let's face it. Some holiday-related stress is to be expected. Turkeys will be burned. Flights will be canceled. You probably won't be the one to nab that $50 flat-screen TV on Black Friday, even if you get up really, really early.
Anderson Cooper adds unusual season's greetings to the RidicuList, and he presents his own creative holiday card.
"There is a great deal of sadness, but it's really celebratory," R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills says, describing his conflicting emotions the day after he, guitarist Peter Buck and singer Michael Stipe announced they were disbanding after 31 years together.
Colin Meloy of The Decemberists tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin how R.E.M. influenced his music.
It's the end of the R.E.M. as we know them and they feel fine, according to a statement from the group posted online Wednesday.
ATLANTA -- Recruiting rankings don't count as a portion of the score. Neither do off-the-chart marks on the eyeball test. If they did, Boise State would have spotted Georgia a three-touchdown lead Saturday night. Watching the players warm up left little doubt of this. Georgia looked like an NFL farm team. Boise State looked like a Mountain West team, and a recently minted one at that.
The owner of the Georgia Theatre is rebuilding the historic Athens, Georgia, landmark after a devastating fire in 2009.
Boasting 6,000 seats, a 360-degree glass viewing concourse and an elliptical race track which required 56 kilometers (35 miles) of surface timber from sustainably-sourced Siberian pine for its construction, the velodrome for the 2012 London Olympics has been unveiled as the pride of local organizers.
CNN attends the opening of the 2012 Olympic Velodrome, the first venue to be completed ahead of the Games in London.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf explores Georgia's coast on the way to historic Savannah
Money's tight and gas prices are high, but a change of scenery is good for the soul.
Summer in the U.S. and Canada is all about road tripping. Here are 7 of our favorites, some well known, others following country roads that only locals usually travel. All of them have plenty of room for improvisation.
U.S. safety officials have cited Alabama's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant for a failed valve that could have hindered efforts to cool one of the reactors during an emergency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the college town of Athens, Georgia, for Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian, shot point-blank Tuesday during a carjacking investigation that spiraled into a SWAT-led manhunt and a hostage standoff.
The man suspected of killing an Athens, Georgia, police officer surrenders on live television after a hostage standoff.
A suspect accused of killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another one surrendered to authorities after a hostage standoff Friday night.
The barricaded suspect in the slaying of an Athens, Georgia, police officer released four of eight hostages Friday night, said Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Officers searching for a suspect in the slaying of a police officer received a tip Thursday and swarmed a neighborhood in northeastern Athens, Georgia.
Twenty law enforcement agencies searched Wednesday for a suspect in what the Athens, Georgia, police chief called the "ambush" and "assassination" of one officer and the wounding of another.
Experts believe a loud noise or event was behind the mass death of as many as 5,000 red-winged blackbirds and starlings in Arkansas on New Year's Eve, when they all flew into buildings at night, veterinarian Dr. John Fischer said Wednesday.
Residents of Beebee, Arkansas, want to know why almost 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky on New Year's Eve.
The University of Georgia has partied its way to No. 1 on the top party schools list. It also came in second in the subcategory of lots of hard liquor.
In the Florida Panhandle, they're cleaning up oil fast to keep the tourists. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
If you could have painted the day, it would have been a Monet. A white sandy beach, blue sky and a green ocean that you may have only seen in dreams.
Living just miles from Florida's Daytona Beach, Ernie Peterson had never seen a hockey game in his life when he volunteered for his first Winter Olympics.
Thirty-four-year-old Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs, a beloved fixture of both the New York and Athens, Georgia, rock scenes who played with LCD Soundsystem, !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), Turing Machine, MSTRKRFT, and The Juan MacLean, died Saturday night in a fall after attempting to crawl out of a broken elevator shaft at a benefit party in Brooklyn.
Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Gretchen Wilson, Kenny Rogers and more share their favorite spots
Kids with disabilities can enjoy summer camp just like other children as CNN's Melissa Long reports.
For Brad Cohen, the barking and squealing noises he could not control began in the fifth grade.
Africa is not a country, and Africans generally do not live in trees or hunt game with spears. Nor do they all walk around in the nude among lions and zebras.
A Mississippi boarding school creates common ground for African and African-American students. CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports.
A bit of music history was lost Friday morning when flames gutted the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia.
A University of Georgia professor shot and killed his wife and two other adults in Athens, Georgia, in late April, according to police. A U.S. soldier fired on fellow troops in early May at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, killing five comrades, according to authorities.
The body of a University of Georgia professor accused of killing three people was found Saturday buried in woods near Athens, Georgia, authorities said.
Investigators have found the vehicle of a University of Georgia professor wanted in the killing of three people.
Police are searching for a University of Georgia professor after a shooting that left three people dead, CNN's Richard Lui reports.
A former University of Georgia professor, wanted in the fatal shootings of his wife and two other people over the weekend, purchased a plane ticket to the Netherlands for May 2, authorities said Monday.
With family vacation budgets tight as ever, one Georgia organization is offering an inexpensive vacation alternative that is at once economically and environmentally friendly.
Scientists hope 'biochar' can reduce greenhouse gases, improve farming and create clean energy.
Over the railroad tracks, near Agriculture Drive on the University of Georgia campus, sits a unique machine that may hold one of the solutions to big environmental problems like energy, food production and even global climate change.
Federal prosecutors said Friday that they will seek the death penalty for a 22-year-old man accused in the shooting death last year of Eve Carson, student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2009 Dozen Distinctive Destinations range from a quintessential New England waterfront community to an Old West boomtown in Nevada.
CNN's Josh Levs interviews author Robyn Spizman about gifts for the holidays in a rocky economy.
When Gerette Braunsdorf got an invitation to an acquaintance's housewarming party, she was shocked to see the host had registered for gifts at a popular but pricey home retailer.
Gas shortages are afflicting drivers across the Southeast. Some of the problems were caused by Hurricane Ike affecting oil production and refining along the Gulf Coast, but empty gas pumps also are being blamed on the consumers themselves.
iReporter Gary Berman captures empty gas pumps in Marietta, Georgia.
Don Hayen has a handy way of deflecting the instant pity that comes when he reveals his Alzheimer's disease: "But I haven't lost my keys all day," he quickly jokes.
The parents of a 9-year-old girl with autism said Thursday that their assertion that her illness was caused by childhood vaccines has been vindicated by the federal government's decision to compensate them.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the latest developments in a vaccine injury settlement.
There were tears and tributes as hundreds of people gathered at a church in Athens, Georgia, Friday to remember Meredith Emerson -- the young hiker whose body was found Monday.
Temperatures reached record highs across much of the Southeast on Thursday, while rainy weather cooled off many of the mid-Atlantic states.
Staying healthy when it's hot
You turn your head, and your toddler is gleefully shredding the work papers you brought home. Or you put the laundry basket on the floor, and next thing you know the baby's tipped it over and is covered with underwear.
Scarlett Johansson struts her stuff in cleavage-baring dresses on the red carpet, but in real life, she'd rather remain a mystery.
(CNN) -- We asked readers to share their secrets for living well and received many wonderful tales. Whether it's using your mind to cure what ails you or just making sure to laugh and smile -- you'll find some ideas that might help see you through the decades. Here is a sampling of responses, some of which have been edited for clarity and length.
Do certain winter weather events have you bewildered?
Eight years ago, Madeleine Peyroux's debut album, "Dreamland," was showered with praise.
One amazing day out of four was all I could spend at the ACME Creative Music festival in Athens, Georgia. This monumental free-jazz blowout brought world-class improvising talent to the deep South by way of Germany, Sweden and Chicago.
! Rob Phillips works in a laboratory that seems like it belongs in a science- fiction movie. It is filled with sharp smells, gurgling sounds, odd-shaped glassware (called beakers and flasks) -- and...
For companies that develop new agricultural technologies, it's a season of drought: the doleful state of the farm economy worldwide has taken the near- term commercial luster off scores of promisin...
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