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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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The Real St. Nick? Archaeologists May Have Found His Bones
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The Real St. Nick? Archaeologists May Have Found His Bones

Turkish archaeologists believe they may have discovered the remains of St. Nicholas — from whom the legend of Santa Claus emerged — beneath a church at his birthplace in southern Turkey, an official said... »

Trump Set to Pardon Thanksgiving Turkey

Trump Set to Pardon Thanksgiving Turkey

Continuing a time-honored White House tradition, President Donald Trump will pardon the national Thanksgiving turkey in a Rose Garden ceremony Tuesday. The White House says the event will feature two turkeys... »

637-Pound Green Bean Casserole Is a Record-Breaker

637-Pound Green Bean Casserole Is a Record-Breaker

A heaping Guinness World Record-breaking serving of green bean casserole was dished out at Macy's Herald Square Thursday, tipping the scales at 637 pounds a week ahead of Thanksgiving. »

Ski Industry Concerned Amid Shifting Trends in Millennials

Ski Industry Concerned Amid Shifting Trends in Millennials

The ski and snowboard industry is healthy -- at least for now. But there is concern throughout the snow sports industry as the baby boomers and generation Xers get older, the millennials are not picking up the... »

Starbucks Releases a Color-It-in-Yourself Holiday Cup

Starbucks Releases a Color-It-in-Yourself Holiday Cup

It'll be a (mostly) white Christmas cup for Starbucks this year. The coffee chain's latest holiday design lets customers color it in themselves. »

Yuletide Cheer Arrives at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Yuletide Cheer Arrives at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder, that can only mean that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. A new, magical holiday tradition has arrived in Southern California that wizards and... »

France Uncorks This Year's Batch of Beaujolais Nouveau

France Uncorks This Year's Batch of Beaujolais Nouveau

This year's Beaujolais Nouveau has been uncorked in France in the famous wine event that spawns nationwide parties — and plenty of hangovers. A sip from the 2017 batch of the — often rough — red wine that's only... »

Thanksgiving Recipe: Brussels Sprout Side Sure to Please
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Brussels Sprout Side Sure to Please

Heading to a friend or family member's for Thanksgiving and don't know what to bring? The Manhattan eatery Made Nice has created a Brussels sprout, bacon, wheat berry and chili side that is easy enough to... »

Gratitude and Hammocks: Oprah's Out With Her Favorite Things

Gratitude and Hammocks: Oprah's Out With Her Favorite Things

Ranging in price from free (downloads of her Super Soul Conversations podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch TV that morphs into a painting), Winfrey's annual list will be featured in the December issue of O,... »

Postal Service Eyes Next-Day Sunday Delivery for Holidays

Postal Service Eyes Next-Day Sunday Delivery for Holidays

As consumers demand ever-quicker and convenient package delivery, the U.S. Postal Service wants to boost its business this holiday season by offering what few e-commerce retailers can provide: cheap next-day... »

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Weekend Storm to Bring Strong Winds & Heavy Rain
Weekend Storm to Bring Strong Winds & Heavy Rain

NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for strong winds Saturday night into Sunday morning.

New Britain Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison
New Britain Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

A drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 has been sentenced today to six consecutive life sentences.

Dozens of Pets Seized from Home in Torrington
Dozens of Pets Seized from Home in Torrington

Authorities removed 21 cats, three live dogs and three dead dogs from a home on Beechwood Avenue in Torrington Friday after a complaint about living conditions in the home.

Malloy Holds Back Funds to Cities and Towns
Malloy Holds Back Funds to Cities and Towns

Gov. Dannel Malloy is holding back funds to state agencies and municipalities to cover an estimated $881.6 million gap built into the newly passed, two-year $41.3 billion budget.

Sexual Misconduct Claims Roil Alabama Campaign, Divide Women
Sexual Misconduct Claims Roil Alabama Campaign, Divide Women

Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing...

Top-Ranked UConn Routs No. 20 California 82-47
Top-Ranked UConn Routs No. 20 California 82-47

Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47 on Friday night.