Latest Holidays News

Boy shot in July 4 parade massacre returns home to family

Sep. 22, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eight-year-old Cooper Roberts is back home after more than two months of treatment for injuries from a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, his family said Thursday. The attack this past summer killed seven and wounded dozens,...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...

Walmart, Target begin holiday early to ease inflation sting

Sep. 22, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Target plan to begin offering deals and price matching offers earlier this year to keep up with Americans pressed by soaring inflation and looking for ways to ease the potential sting of holiday shopping. For two years now, shoppers have...

Walmart takes a cautious approach to holiday hiring

Sep. 21, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is taking a cautious approach to the holiday shopping season, announcing it will hire 40,000 U.S. workers for the holidays, a majority of them seasonal workers. The move, announced Wednesday, comes as the nation's largest retailer and largest private...

Vice President Harris to visit Milwaukee

Sep. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Milwaukee on Thursday, a visit less than two months before the election and her third to the city since taking office. The White House said on Monday that Harris plans to deliver remarks at the Democratic Attorneys...

Apples, traditional at Rosh Hashana, shine in this cake

Sep. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins on Sunday evening (Sept. 25), and the people in my house would get pretty ornery if I skipped the holiday's traditional brisket or kugel. But I also like to change up some dishes, like sides and desserts. In many homes, honey cake is...

Royal fans give London tourism a bump amid UK economic woes

Sep. 17, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And...

Canada makes Queen's funeral day a holiday for fed employees

Sep. 13, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Sept. 19 will be a holiday so that federal employees can mourn Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her state funeral. Trudeau also said he's working with the provinces on a possible public holiday for other...

Live updates: French president sends condolences to PM Truss

Sep. 10, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron turned his attention from the new head of state to the new head of government on Saturday evening. He sent condolences to Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss and said that ties between France and the United Kingdom have long roots in...

Baltimore lifts boil water advisory after bacteria tests

Sep. 10, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have fully lifted a boil water advisory for the western part of the city, days after bacteria was detected in water supply samples. The Baltimore Sun reports that city officials have determined that water samples taken from the west Baltimore...