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Holidays 2018

Holidays 2018

From gift guides to local events, your one-stop shop for the holiday season

Tyler Perry Pays Off $400K Worth of Layaways

Tyler Perry Pays Off $400K Worth of Layaways

Customers at two suburban Atlanta Walmart stores received a holiday surprise when they found out actor Tyler Perry had paid for their layaway items. »

Why Online Shoppers May See More Sales Tax This Season
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Why Online Shoppers May See More Sales Tax This Season

Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead... »

Oprah's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Oprah's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

From cute letters of gratitude to a Christmas tree growing kit, Oprah never fails to find something special for at least a few people on your list. »

Panic at 'Christmas Vacation' Display at Texas House
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Panic at 'Christmas Vacation' Display at Texas House

A holiday display meant to re-create a scene from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" looked a little too real and caused a veteran to spring into action. The Heerlein family placed a dummy representing... »

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles... »

White House Decks the Halls for 2018 Holiday Season

White House Decks the Halls for 2018 Holiday Season

The White House decorated for the 2018 holiday season to the theme of "American Treasures," mixed with first lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" initiative. »

Holiday Gift Ideas For Every Amazing Guy In Your Life

Holiday Gift Ideas For Every Amazing Guy In Your Life

The season of gift giving is just around the corner. Though it can be a stressful time of year, the fun of tracking down gifts that delight the ones we love always seems to be worth it in the end. The thing is:... »

For Her: Holiday Presents for Moms, Sisters and More

For Her: Holiday Presents for Moms, Sisters and More

Wondering what to get for the most important women in your life? We’re here to help! We found fun, cozy, cool and affordable gift ideas for women so you can impress your moms, sisters, significant others,... »

Feeling the Gift-Giving Pressure
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Feeling the Gift-Giving Pressure

Great expectations confront both retailers and shoppers during the holiday season. That has some feeling the pressure to not only buy the right gifts, but buy more gifts. A recent BankRate.com survey... »

Pittsburgh Shooting First Responders Light Menorah in NY
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Pittsburgh Shooting First Responders Light Menorah in NY

Eleven police officers who responded to the deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh lit a menorah on Long Island on Sunday evening in memory of the victims. The menorah lighting at Chabad of Roslyn, in... »

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Below Normal Temperatures Continue

The stretch of unseasonably cold weather continues through this week.

Firefighter Perishes in Worcester Fire
Firefighter Perishes in Worcester Fire

A firefighter died after battling a five-alarm fire in Worcester Sunday morning, officials confirm. Christopher Roy, 36, died following the fire that broke out on Lowell Street around 4 a.m., according...

Missing 84-Year-Old Woman With Alzheimer's Found in Hartford
Missing 84-Year-Old Woman With Alzheimer's Found in Hartford

An 84-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who was reported missing from Hartford on Sunday has been found.

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Advanced Care Helped this Patient Get His Heart Back In Sync

Discover how UConn Health’s Calhoun Cardiology Center offers comprehensive and advanced heart care that’s personalized to each patient.

Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit: Analysis
Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit: Analysis

The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump. Trump's own Justice Department has now implicated him in a crime...

Over 2,000 Runners Participate in New Haven's Christmas Run for Children
Over 2,000 Runners Participate in New Haven's Christmas Run for Children

It was another successful year for New Haven’s Christmas Run for Children. In its 34th year, the 5K has led to the donation of more than 60,000 toys to underprivileged children in the New Haven area.