December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. In Germany, children polish their boots and put them outside, in the hopes that Nicholas will leave them a treat. Where does this tradition come from and how does St. Nicholas differ from Santa Claus?
President Obama has welcomed Irish PM Kenny on his yearly St. Patrick's Day visit. This year, Kenny has shown his support for Obama on issues of trade and immigration.
Law enforcement officers in Missouri are seeking whoever shot two police officers in Ferguson early Thursday. The officers have been released from the hospital, and long-term injuries aren't expected.
Police say two officers shot in Ferguson during a protest should pull through. Demonstrators gathered after the US Justice Department found widespread racially biased abuses in the police and the city administration.
Although fresh from an 8-0 weekend win over Hamburg in the Bundesliga, Bayern were unable to find the target in Lviv after being forced to scale back their forward ambitions when Xabi Alonso saw red in the second half.