Christmas Eve

Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, homeless man who died after arrest by Fullerton police officers. (AP Photo)

Kelly Thomas’ father ticketed by Huntington Beach police

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) – An outspoken critic of police was pulled over for a ticket on Christmas Eve, but the officer’s boss said today the citation was for bad driving and did not reflect any […]

12/30/2013

Dec. 24, 2013: A young surfing Santa Claus hits the waves during the fourth annual "surfing Santas" event in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)

Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida’s Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports that when Cocoa Beach Mayor […]

12/27/2013

Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock)

Icebound ship in Antarctica edges closer to rescue

SYDNEY (AP) — A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. […]

12/27/2013

Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez participates in an adoption ceremony in Mineola, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Marine gets adopted in Christmas Eve ceremony

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez found special significance in being formally adopted during a Christmas Eve ceremony held in a suburban New York courtroom. The deeply religious 19-year-old Roman Catholic drew parallels […]

12/24/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It is an exciting and unusual Christmas Eve at NASA, and in space where two space station astronauts are taking a walk. Penny and Phil spoke with NASA spokesman John Ira Petty about this rare occurrence:

12/24/2013

In this image taken from video provided by NASA, astronauts Rick Mastracchio, top, and Michael Hopkins work to repair an external cooling line on the International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013, 260 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four […]

12/24/2013

Shoppers are reflected on the glass window of a PacSun store at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohl’s for the first time is staying open for essentially five […]

12/20/2013

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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has been boosted to $586 million. The hike pushes the prize for Tuesday’s drawing closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year. Should nobody […]

12/16/2013

Claude Nobs

Montreux Jazz founder in coma from ski fall

GENEVA (AP) — The Montreux Jazz Festival says its founder and general manager Claude Nobs has been hospitalized in a coma due to a cross-country skiing injury over the holidays.

01/07/2013

NY-official

Woman charged in connection with ambushed firefighter slayings

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — The convicted felon who ambushed firefighters on Christmas Eve, killing two, couldn’t legally buy the guns he used but a neighbor’s daughter bought them for him, police said Friday.

12/28/2012

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