Dec 4, 2016

'Grinch' caught opening packages at post office in Florida

Florida authorities say a man broke into a post office and tried to steal packages. Francis Keller, 56, was arrested by the Boynton Beach Police Department and charged with burglary. Police found him inside a post office work room using scissors to open packages. ...

Obamas light up National Christmas Tree for last time

Dec 2, 2016

Obamas light up National Christmas Tree for last time

President Barack Obama on Thursday marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated. The ...

'12 Days of Christmas' list sees cost fall to $34,363

Dec 1, 2016

'12 Days of Christmas' list sees cost fall to $34,363

The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — from spiraling out of control. The price of two turtle doves jumped from $290 to ...

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Nov 26, 2016

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Michelle Obama kicked off her family’s final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19-foot (5.8-meter) balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas tree. Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters, the first lady said she ...

Putting on the glitz: A ¥200 million Christmas tree

Nov 22, 2016

Putting on the glitz: A ¥200 million Christmas tree

Want to impress the kids this Christmas? A Tokyo retailer has just the thing — if you’ve got ¥200 million to spare. Jeweller Ginza Tanaka is going all out this season with a 2-meter Christmas tree made with pure gold wire that’s as fine ...

T-shirt weather and tornadoes for Christmas in U.S.

Dec 25, 2015

T-shirt weather and tornadoes for Christmas in U.S.

East Coast Americans shed their Christmas sweaters on Thursday to enjoy soaring temperatures ahead of the holiday, as further south deadly tornadoes cut a swath through rural communities. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in New York’s iconic Central Park peaked at 72 ...

Dec 25, 2015

Subdued Christmas in store for terror-wary Paris

It was a subdued Christmas Eve in Paris on Thursday, with tourist numbers down, security bolstered at shops and churches, and locals still on edge after last month’s jihadi attacks. Heavily armed soldiers patrolled outside the iconic Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores in ...