Latest Holidays News

Sri Lanka to hold presidential election on Nov. 16

Sep. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, the elections office said Wednesday, amid calls for a strong leader to boost national security as the country recovers from deadly Easter Sunday bomb attacks. The coordinated attacks on three churches and three tourist hotels...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

Brother of gymnast Simone Biles pleads not guilty to murder

Sep. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year's Eve party in Cleveland. Attorney Joseph Patituce (PAT'-eh-toos) entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during...

George challenges Titans to seize moment as team honors past

Sep. 12, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are honoring their past by retiring the Nos. 27 and 9 of Eddie George and the late Steve McNair. George, the franchise's career rushing leader challenged, the Titans to seize the moment Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts and establish themselves as an AFC...

The Latest: Texas gunman was violent in psychiatric facility

Sep. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the man authorities say opened fire in West Texas over Labor Day weekend (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Police say the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas last month was destructive and violent while hospitalized at a psychiatric facility nearly two decades ago. Waco...

School district working to recover from ransomware attack

Sep. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school district says it is working to recover from a ransomware attack over the Labor Day weekend. The Souderton Area School District says the attack is still causing some disruptions to the technology systems in the district about 30 miles (48 kilometers)...

Target ups hiring by 4% to more than 130,000 for holidays

Sep. 10, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year. The retailer is increasing by two-fold the number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores. Retailers will likely have a tough time attracting holiday help again this...

UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000

Sep. 9, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's about the same number of people that UPS hired for last year's holiday season. UPS is also counting on automation to keep...

From a past of pigeons, Hegins Park now thrives on wine

Sep. 7, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

HEGINS, Pa. (AP) — From shooting pigeons to sipping Chardonnay, supporters of the Hegins Park bore witness to a transforming period over the last 20 years. The Fred Coleman Memorial Labor Day Pigeon Shoot ended with the 65th annual event in 1998, and over the past two decades, community leaders have...

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...