Christmas

Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope carries baby Jesus statue on Christmas Eve

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has begun celebrating his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff by placing a baby Jesus statue in a replica of a manger in St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis, who turned […]

12/24/2013

Lucille Ball, center, dressed as Santa Claus in a colorized "I Love Lucy Christmas Special." (AP Photo/CBS)

CBS wins weekly ratings crown with ‘I Love Lucy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly six decades after it first aired, an “I Love Lucy” Christmas special was last week’s most-watched holiday program. There was a gimmick involved: The episode of the 1950s Lucille Ball-Desi […]

12/24/2013

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]

12/24/2013

A framed plaque with a photograph of a scene from the 1946 film "It's  A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart, left, and a Hollywood star on display at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Jimmy Stewart museum rebounds from adversity

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — For a time it looked like the Jimmy Stewart Museum wasn’t going to make it. It’s in the actor’s hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania, far from Los Angeles, where more tourists would […]

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)

After Christmas begins before the holiday

It’s beginning to look a lot like … the day after Christmas? On the day before Christmas, retailers turned shoppers’ attention to the day after the holiday. Amazon.com already is offering “after Christmas” deals of […]

12/24/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden to address Brits in Christmas program

LONDON (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will speak directly to Britain in a televised Christmas message, stressing the importance of privacy and urging an end to government surveillance. Snowden will be delivering […]

12/24/2013

In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, typhoon survivor Eledio Moro stands inside his destroyed house, with a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, seen in background,  in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness. A few downtown shops have reopened. Roadside […]

12/24/2013

Holiday tree fire burns home, gifts of family of 7

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A fire that started with a Christmas tree cost a Southern California family their home, two of their three vehicles, and all of their Christmas presents, but all seven family members […]

12/24/2013

From left: Greenpeace International activists Camila Speziale of Argentina, Phiip Ball of the United Kingdom and Sini Saarela of Finland pose during their meeting with residents of St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia grants Greenpeace activist amnesty

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — One of the Greenpeace activists detained in Russia’s Arctic has been granted amnesty, the environmental group said Tuesday. The move is the latest publicity-grabbing headline to come just two months […]

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

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