Latest Holidays News

Amazon to hire 150,000 workers for holidays, similar to 2021

Oct. 06, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will hire 150,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across its warehouses ahead of the holiday season. The announcement, made Thursday, shows the e-commerce behemoth is taking a less conservative approach to its holiday planning than Walmart, which...

Israel's Netanyahu leaves hospital after overnight stay

Oct. 06, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was released from a Jerusalem hospital on Thursday, his party said, a day after he was admitted complaining of chest pains. Netanyahu, 72, was taken to the city's Shaarei Tzedek hospital late Wednesday after feeling...

Israel's Netanyahu hospitalized weeks before election

Oct. 05, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was hospitalized Wednesday after feeling unwell during the Jewish fasting day of Yom Kippur. Israel's public broadcaster Kan said Netanyahu, 72, was taken to Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital after feeling chest...

Amid Ian's wounds, Jews see healing, renewal in Yom Kippur

Oct. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Even though a destructive hurricane tore through his community just days earlier, nothing was going to stop Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz from holding prayer services Tuesday night for the start of the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Throughout a southwest...

Opponents pile on Republican Rosendale in US House debate

Oct. 01, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale was slammed over his opposition to aid for Ukraine and votes against federal projects that could benefit Montana, during a live Saturday night debate in eastern Montana's U.S. House race that showed deep policy divisions between the...

Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

Oct. 01, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated the 62nd anniversary of their independence Saturday with the country's leader acknowledging the economic and security hardships citizens are facing as they prepare to vote for a new president in four months. Nigerian President Muhammadu...

5 more bodies recovered from Puget Sound floatplane crash

Sep. 30, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The bodies of six of the 10 victims in a floatplane crash in Washington state's Puget Sound have been recovered and five have been identified, officials said Friday. Island County Emergency Management deputy director Eric Brooks confirmed Friday that four additional...

Witnesses: Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills civilians

Sep. 30, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians during a major religious holiday earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The Associated Press. The...

Fewer trips for China's Golden Week amid quarantine fears

Sep. 30, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — While China's top leaders commemorated revolutionary martyrs Friday, far fewer Chinese are expected to be traveling during the upcoming “Golden Week” National Day holidays amid rigid anti-COVID-19 restrictions and calls from health officials for people to stay put. ...

Amazon to hold holiday shopping event in October

Sep. 26, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

Amazon said Monday that next month it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets. During the Oct. 11-12 event, Amazon Prime members will...