Christmas

Dec. 24, 2012: Lizzie Solano, center, and her sister Sarah take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

5 things to know about tracking Santa’s journey

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — For kids who can’t wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a […]

12/24/2013

Dec. 21, 2013: A large Christmas tree with fake snow around it, is showcased on a street in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

A Mideast crossroads gets the Christmas spirit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just days before Christmas, Ben Elliott-Scott was busy touching up the paint on a foam snowman and blasting trees with manmade flurries to turn them a wintery white. Santa […]

12/23/2013

Dec. 20, 2013: Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, waves to children as he visits Knowlton Elementary School, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

HOUSTON (AP) — He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it’s a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho […]

12/23/2013

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Holiday shopping guide on ‘Let’s Talk Tech’

Coming up Saturday afternoon at 5 on Let’s Talk Tech with host Christian Wheel, it’s our holiday shopping guide! With just a few days before Christmas, we’ve got the roundup of the best gifts for […]

12/21/2013

Humanoid robot Kirobo talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Robot chats with astronaut on space station

TOKYO (AP) — The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot’s […]

12/20/2013

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Try the Ugly Sweater Run or ice skating in downtown

Grab your ugly Christmas Sweater and sneakers and join the Ugly Sweater Run. It encourages owners of that tacky and ubiquitous holiday statement piece — be it Bill Cosby-style, battery-operated or homemade with glue and […]

12/20/2013

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

This is a Weather Underground forecast for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, for the U.S. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the […]

12/20/2013

Target shopping baskets (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Answers to questions about the Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by […]

12/19/2013

Banana Republic’'s Fair Isle Faux-Fur Neckwarmer. (AP Photo/Banana Republic)

Vegan leather, faux fur are hot holiday gifts

ATLANTA (AP) — Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment. Not this year. Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But […]

12/19/2013

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