Latest Christmas News

Holiday lights drape homes in vigil for slain Duluth family

Apr. 25, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Organizers of a vigil for four slain family members lit up their Duluth house with Christmas lights to celebrate their lives and their love for the holidays. Riana Lou Barry, 44; Sean Christopher Barry, 47; Shiway Elizabeth Barry, 12; and Sadie Lucille Barry,...

Tennessee couple leaves huge tips for waiters to honor sons

Mar. 06, 2022 00:03 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The waiter’s knees buckled just a bit. He held his hand over his heart. A wide smile broke across his face, and he hustled to tell a hostess what had just happened. The waiter and the hostess high-fived in celebration. On March 1 at The...

Arrest of longtime Canadian fugitive stuns Puerto Rico

Mar. 04, 2022 18:32 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Last week, phones across Puerto Rico began to ring as members of a private WhatsApp group dedicated to helping others in the U.S. territory stared at their screens in disbelief. The businessman they knew as administrator of that chat — someone who...

2 charged in killing of Chicago man hanging Christmas lights

Mar. 04, 2022 16:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men were charged with murder and other felonies Friday in the December attacks on 14 people in Chicago, including a man who was beaten to death with a crowbar and baseball bat in front of his 14-year-old daughter as he was hanging Christmas lights on his home. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Mar. 03, 2022 07:11 AM EST

The Advocate. March 1, 2022. Editorial: Mardi Gras magic special to Louisiana If Mardi Gras is so great, one might ask as another Fat Tuesday arrives today, then why hasn’t it been copied across the land? Maybe it’s because any effort to duplicate...

Retired chemist's art quilt featured at Indiana State Museum

Feb. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Dr. Keith Woods likes to create things. On the wall of his studio, more than 20 plaques shine with a certification that the U.S. patent office recognizes the originality of the chemicals he’s synthesized to fight cancer. There won’t be any more plaques to add, though. ...