Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

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Texas Nativity Scene Yields $50K Check Under Jesus Figure

A Texas nonprofit group benefiting children has received a surprise $50,000 donation left under a baby Jesus figure. Officials with The Children's Home in Amarillo, which happens to be located on 34th... »

Unseasonably Warm Weather Leaves Stores in the Cold

The unseasonably warm weather has left some people feeling cold about holiday shopping. Rosemarie Nowicki, who lives in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, finally spent some of her holiday budget last weekend buying... »

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San Jose Mom Accused of Waging 'War on Christmas'

A San Jose kindergarten class’s field trip to visit Santa was abruptly canceled this week, launching a Christmas controversy that has left a slew of hurt feelings and a planned protest in which parents will take... »

Lamar Odom Tops Google's 2015 Search List

Lamar Odom's bizarre downfall from a former Los Angeles Lakers star to a lost soul in a Nevada brothel had the world searching Google for answers more than any other topic this year. A four-day binge in October... »

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Parents Plan 'Walkout' After School Cancels Trip to See Santa

Parents in San Jose, California, plan to pull their kindergarteners out of school Friday after the principal canceled a decade-old tradition of writing letters to Santa and delivering them on a field trip to... »

Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016

The world of technology is rife with opportunity, but which good ideas will become great devices in 2016? Here’s a look at the gadgets that could shape our lives in the months ahead. »

Researchers Find Where Christmas Lights Up the Brain

Wondering where to find the Christmas spirit this holiday season? No need to act like Ebenezer Scrooge – now you know exactly where to look. Danish researchers say they've found the precise parts of the... »

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How to Make a Gift Bag From Wrapping Paper

Learn how to make a gift bag from holiday wrapping paper with blogger Ana Cristina Enríquez (blog Mami Glammy), from Miami, Florida. »

Small Farmers Take Root In Competitive NYC Xmas Tree Market

Charles Hurd runs a small farm just an hour and 30 minute drive upstate from New York City that sells choose-and-cut Christmas trees. Among the farm's tactics to get people to drive out to the family-owned... »

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Bereaved Parents Will Get Honorary Shelton Diploma: Mother

Bereaved Parents Will Get Honorary Shelton Diploma: Mother

The parents of the Shelton High School senior who was killed in a crash in February, will get their son's honorary degree after a long battle with school officials, the teen's mother said.

Man Accused of Raping, Killing Woman, Setting Fire Found Guilty

Man Accused of Raping, Killing Woman, Setting Fire Found Guilty

The 21-year-old Manchester man accused of setting a Park Street apartment on fire after raping and fatally beating a woman who lived there was found guilty.

Man Wields Chainsaw During Road Rage Incident: Police

Man Wields Chainsaw During Road Rage Incident: Police

A Newington man turned himself in last Friday after allegedly shouting racial slurs and running his chain saw during a road rage incident, police said.

Dispatcher Suffers Stroke, Needs Home Chair Lift Installed

Dispatcher Suffers Stroke, Needs Home Chair Lift Installed

A Connecticut state police dispatcher who suffered from a stroke needs help raising funds for a home chair lift.

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Just as Donald Trump is starting to make up ground in polls against Hillary Clinton, he faces a new problem: third parties. Over the holiday weekend, the threat advanced on two fronts.

Meriden Retirement Community Fire Displaces 8 People

Meriden Retirement Community Fire Displaces 8 People

A fire at a Meriden retirement community displaced eight people on Tuesday night, officials said.