Latest Holidays News

Family: Boy killed by stray bullet at backyard Thanksgiving

Nov. 28, 2021 18:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Family members say a 12-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet while celebrating Thanksgiving in a San Diego backyard. Maria Gaspar-Casillas told KNSD-TV that her nephew was hit in the back by a bullet that came through at least one fence. ...

'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 28, 2021 14:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas. ...

California port, naval base vie to ease shipping congestion

Nov. 28, 2021 13:46 PM EST

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Officials are using a California naval base to help alleviate congestion at Los Angeles County ports in time for holiday shopping. The Ventura County Star reports Sunday that the Port of Hueneme has an agreement with Naval Base Ventura County to...

I-15 backup as holiday travelers leave Nevada for California

Nov. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Travelers heading back to California from Nevada on the last day of the Thanksgiving weekend can expect long delays. The Regional Transportation Commission Southern Nevada said in a tweet Sunday morning that cars were backed up for 20 miles on I-15...

35-foot state Christmas tree to be displayed at Capitol

Nov. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state Christmas tree will be delivered Monday to the Alabama Capitol. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said this year's tree is a 35-foot eastern red cedar grown in Fitzpatrick. The tree is expected to arrive around noon. The tree will be...

Israeli president celebrates Hanukkah at West Bank site

Nov. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s president on Sunday visited one of the most contentious spots in the occupied West Bank to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, sparking scuffles between Israeli security forces and protesters. President Isaac Herzog said he was...

Turkey distribution provides food for Frederick community

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — As a former case manager and soup kitchen cook, Urbana assistant coach John Jefferson knows the value of giving back to the community. So when the football and girls varsity basketball coach got the chance to bring high school athletes to a...

Local Salvation Army full of hope for Red Kettle fund drive

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The local Salvation Army has secured about 300 volunteers to participate in its 2021 Red Kettle fundraising campaign — a record high. The nonprofit organization kicked off the fund drive Friday afternoon on the Loudoun Street Mall in front of El...

Rhode Island's governor sets State House tree lighting event

Nov. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is hosting the annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at the State House. Gov. Dan McKee said the festivities will take place at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 outside, on the south lawn of the State House. The tree will be lit at...

Students learn, celebrate Native American cultures

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Southern Oaks Elementary School leadership and education team did not want students to miss out on an opportunity to learn about the indigenous people of the United States before celebrating Native American Heritage Day on Friday, Nov. 26. That...