A long-awaited reunion. A (kind of) gross hero. And rockin' Christmas lights. It's time for this week's politics-free news.
A Christmas mystery
Tyler Perry was hoping to stay anonymous when he paid off $430,000 in layaway items in two Atlanta Walmarts. But he wasn't alone. Secret Santas across the country have paid off Walmart layaway items totaling more than $130,000.
A long wait
This woman spent 69 years wishing she could meet her biological mother. She finally did this week.
A marvelous airport
Move over America. China is preparing to snatch the title for the world's biggest air travel market. By 2020, the country's 74 airports will be able to accommodate up to 720 million passengers.
An unlikely hero
We can't decide if this is gross or awesome. The "zombie" fungus invades insects' bodies, keeps them alive while performing tasks for its benefit,and acts like an "evil puppet master." But on the other hand it may help us save the environment. Your decision.
A superstar tribute
The German town of Friedberg is sparking a little more conversation after it installed the King's silhouette to shape its traffic lights.
- Star paid off more than $430,000 in layaways
- Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways ahead of Christmas
- Secret Santas across the country have paid off more than $130,000 in Walmart customers' layaway items
- WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election
- Trump's lawyer says he paid $130,000 to porn star ahead of election
- Trump's lawyer admits he paid a porn star. Legal questions remain.
- Kid Rock pays off layaways for 350 families at Nashville Walmart
- Your pre-paid property tax questions answered
- Singapore's migrant workers struggle to get paid
- Farrow: Tabloid paid doorman, buried story