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Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM EST

Obamas on Christmas: Reach Out to Those In Need

Obamas on Christmas: Reach Out to Those In Need

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans in a Christmas message to remember troops serving abroad and look after the less fortunate at home.

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM EST

Man Slashes South Florida Couple's Inflatable Santa

Man Slashes South Florida Couple's Inflatable Santa

A South Florida family is trying to figure out why a man cruelly slashed their 12-foot inflatable Santa. The Oliva family always goes all-out with Christmas decorations. This year, Alexa Oliva touched...

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM EST

SoCal Hospital Wraps Newborns in Christmas Stockings

SoCal Hospital Wraps Newborns in Christmas Stockings

Southern California hospitals are spreading holiday cheer for new parents by delivering newborns in giant Christmas stockings. The bright red stockings were provided this week for babies born at Long...

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 06:40 AM EST

UPS System Overload Delays Christmas Eve Deliveries

UPS System Overload Delays Christmas Eve Deliveries

UPS announced that that some presents will not make it on time this Christmas after a high volume of packages overwhelmed the world's largest parcel delivery service.

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM EST

Track Santa Delivering Gifts Around the Globe

Track Santa Delivering Gifts Around the Globe

Have you been naughty or nice? Starting Christmas Eve, little boys and girls can track Santa's movements online at NORADSanta.org as he moves around the globe to deliver gifts.

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 08:25 AM EST

What's Santa Worth to You? Company Calculates Salary for Saint Nick

What's Santa Worth to You? Company Calculates Salary for Saint Nick

What is Santa worth to you? Some would say he's priceless, but Insure.com crunched some numbers to find out what Saint Nick is actually worth on the job market. They compared pay grades for jobs...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 06:05 AM EST

Storm Brings Outages to Midwest, Northeast Near Holidays

Storm Brings Outages to Midwest, Northeast Near Holidays

A huge storm that knocked out power throughout the Midwest and New England threatened to put the lights out on the holidays for thousands of people.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 05:00 PM EST

Apple's Holiday Ad Goes Viral, Tugs at Heartstrings

Apple's Holiday Ad Goes Viral, Tugs at Heartstrings

Apple launched a new holiday TV ad this week that is also going viral online.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM EST

Boy, 10, Tracks Down Recipient of Stolen Christmas Package

Boy, 10, Tracks Down Recipient of Stolen Christmas Package

A holiday package sent from California to Washington, D.C., that was intercepted by thieves will be under the right tree in time for Christmas thanks to the determination of a 10-year-old boy.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 06:47 AM EST
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Gift Guide: Blockbuster Movies

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State Police Investigate High School Soccer Coach

State Police Investigate High School Soccer Coach

State police said they started investigating Jeff Sirois after officials from E.O. Smith High School contacted them about an issue concerning the coach.

Woman, Toddler Hide While Intruder Ransacks Home

Woman, Toddler Hide While Intruder Ransacks Home

Police are investigating after someone broke into a Plainfield home and ransacked the residence Tuesday night while a woman and her 2-year-old child were hiding inside.

Police Identify Body Washed Ashore in Westbrook

Police Identify Body Washed Ashore in Westbrook

The state police major crime squad is investigating after the body of a 72-year-old woman washed ashore at Grove Beach in Westbrook this morning.

No Anthem Coverage at 5 Local Hospitals as Talks Break Down

No Anthem Coverage at 5 Local Hospitals as Talks Break Down

Failed negotiations between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem have left five Connecticut hospitals out of network for patients insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid growing criticism of her agency, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon. High-ranking lawmakers from both parties...

Sandy Hook Elementary School Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Sandy Hook Elementary School Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, was evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat.