Christmas

October 04, 2019 - 2:22 am
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is supposed to come from a northern New Mexico forest. That’s if the U.S. Forest Service can get an exception from a tree-cutting ban across all New Mexico national forests and one in Arizona. A federal...
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FILE - This April 19, 2017 file photo shows Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A previously unreleased Franklin recording of “O Tannebaum" will be released as part of the holiday album “Big Band Holidays II” from the Jazz and Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz and Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a holiday album that will feature the late icon singing "O Tannebaum." Franklin performed the song as she...
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Sarah DiMeo
May 26, 2019 - 4:03 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A small plot of land in Connecticut that was once the site of a home where five people died during a Christmas Day fire in 2011 has been sold. The Stamford Advocate reports that the .34-acre plot in the city where Madonna Badger's 116-year-old Victorian burned on Dec. 25,...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:40 am
Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be your own Santa. Don't worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
AP
January 14, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he'll travel during the partial government...
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This Aug. 2, 2018 photo provided by Williams Pioneer Review shows Merced Corona, left, pins his daughter Natalie Corona's badge on her uniform during a swearing-in ceremony in Davis, Calif. Natalie Corona was shot and killed during a routine call Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Williams Pioneer Review via AP)
January 11, 2019 - 11:04 pm
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Corona was a rising star in her police department with a sparkling smile and a huge heart who had followed in her father's footsteps and became an officer, fulfilling a lifelong dream just a few months ago when her dad pinned the badge on her uniform. On Friday, her...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, prepares to shoot a fortress cannon, during a traditional midday cannon shot at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 7:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For Christmas, Vladimir Putin got to do something that many children dream of: fire a really big gun. Under the Russian Orthodox liturgical calendar, Christmas is observed on Jan. 7. During a visit to his hometown of St. Petersburg on Monday, the Russian president visited the...
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Two Asian Elephants eat Christmas trees at Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Vendors donate not sold Christmas trees to the zoo after Christmas to feed the trees to animals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 04, 2019 - 8:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's unwanted Christmas trees have ended their days as a festive snack for zoo elephants and stocking fillers for some of their fellow residents. The once-a-year treats arrived Friday at the Tierpark, one of the German capital's two zoos. The zoo takes only fresh, unsold trees...
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Rob Joyce
December 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Among the countless other traditions, a common favorite among friends and families around the holidays is to watch Christmas classic, whether they be movies or TV specials. Athletes, while nothing like us normal folks physically, are no different, and each have their favorite, and have the platform...
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December 26, 2018 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. Chart Data reported that "All I Want for Christmas Is You," released in 1994, was played 10.8 million times Monday on Spotify. The song bested the record set...
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