Latest Holidays News

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

Aug. 07, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stylized action romp “Bullet Train," starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters. The “Bullet Train” debut for Sony...

Police seek to fire officer after video shows excess force

Aug. 05, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police department is seeking to fire an officer after video showed him smashing a handcuffed man’s face into the pavement during a fireworks celebration on Fourth of July weekend. The Providence Police Department said Friday that Capt....

LSU's Kelly frank about uncertainty as camp kicks off

Aug. 04, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Invigorated as LSU coach Brian Kelly appears to be by his first year at the helm of a traditional Southeastern Conference power, he didn't downplay the relative uncertainty surrounding the Tigers as fall camp opened. A coaching staff that has just one...

Review: ‘Easter Sunday' is a loving ode to Filipino culture

Aug. 04, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

A boisterous extended clan gathers for a family holiday, launching the requisite arguments, hurt feelings, grudges, inside jokes, laughter, love, reconciliation and lots of eating, plus maybe a car chase. So far, so familiar. What’s different about “ Easter...

Inflation weighs on back-to-school buying for many families

Aug. 03, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To understand the impact of surging inflation on this year's back-to-school spending, look no further than children's rain boots with motifs like frogs and ladybugs made by Washington Shoe Co. Spending held steady for these evergreen items even after the Kent,...

California woman sentenced in crash that orphaned 3 kids

Jul. 29, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California woman sentenced Friday to between 21 years and life in prison for killing a mother and father and injuring their three young children in a 2020 drunk driving crash while the family was out looking at Christmas lights. Grace Coleman, 23, was...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 28, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. July 27, 2022. Editorial: Masks should be required in schools when community spread is high Even though many Kentuckians want the coronavirus pandemic to be in the rearview mirror, the opposite seems to be happening as the number of positive...

Federal court denies Noem's Mount Rushmore fireworks appeal

Jul. 27, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in her lawsuit that attempted to overturn the National Park Service's denial of the state's application to hold a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore to celebrate 2021's...

Family of 14-year-old girl shot by LA police files lawsuit

Jul. 26, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old girl killed by Los Angeles police in a clothing store last year have filed a lawsuit against the department and the officer whose rifle round pierced a dressing room wall. Valentina Orellana Peralta and her mother were shopping for...

Liberia marks its founding and independence amid challenges

Jul. 26, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

LOUISIANA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is celebrating two major anniversaries this year — 200 years ago freed slaves from the U.S. arrived here and 25 years later they declared the country to be independent. Amid the festivities for Independence Day on Tuesday, many Liberians say the...