Holidays

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers watches the installation of a menorah outside the Tree of Life Synagogue before holding a celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A gunman shot and killed 11 people while they worshipped Saturday, Oct. 27, at the temple. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 02, 2018 - 7:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sunday's public lighting of a Menorah outside a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting was an opportunity to honor the dead, mark Hanukkah's theme of survival and allow the community to reinforce its solidarity. "To me, it's a simple message: The light...
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Palestinian Christians celebrate the lighting of a Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem,, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 01, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of faithful and dignitaries have attended the lighting of the giant Christmas tree outside the Church of the Nativity in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Father Francesco Patton, a top official with the Catholic...
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This undated photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Chelsea Watrous Cook. Police say Cook, a Utah high school teacher, shot and killed her ex-husband's girlfriend while the former couple's children looked on. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 9:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a woman who authorities say was killed by her boyfriend's ex-wife while decorating a Christmas tree is sounding a warning about the devastating impact of domestic violence that goes beyond two people. Lisa Vilate Williams, 26, was making homemade ornaments with...
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November 30, 2018 - 12:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley's office says he's "inclined not to participate" in a Christmas parade if Kid Rock remains grand marshal. The comment follows a Fox & Friends interview Friday in which Kid Rock used an expletive to describe Joy Behar of The View. Multiple Fox...
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People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 86th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 29, 2018 - 4:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive Norway spruce has been lit up in a tradition that ushers in Christmastime in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch Wednesday night to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree following a televised extravaganza that featured performances by Diana Ross...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 28, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation's capital. President Donald Trump led a countdown for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Wednesday, and first lady Melania Trump hit the switch to illuminate the decked-out spruce in President's Park, just south...
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November 28, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, a television sensation becomes just another show. The numbers illustrate how that's become the case with AMC's drama, "The Walking Dead." The zombies are taking a break at the halfway point of their ninth season, following an episode on Sunday that was seen by 5.1...
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The Kroell Family Singers, Gerlinde, left, Elisabeth, center, and Christiane, sing Christmas Carols during a celebration of the song "Silent Night," at Trinity Church, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in New York. "Silent Night," one of the most famous songs of the Christmas season, is being celebrated as it approaches its 200th anniversary. Written and sung in Austria in December 1818, the song was first performed in the U.S. in 1839 at the Hamilton Memorial on the church's grounds by an Austrian family of traveling singers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 27, 2018 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where "Silent Night" is believed to have been sung in the United States for the first time and where a priest was the first to publish...
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November 27, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest U.S. retail trade group says the holiday shopping season has gotten off to a "very strong" start. The National Retail Federation says consumer spending has been strong, fueled by a better economy and stores' investments in online services. The trade group's assessment...
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Protestors carry a sign reading “Justice for E.J.” during a protest at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A police shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. of Hueytown while responding to a shooting at the mall on Thanksgiving evening. Police said Bradford was fleeing the scene with a weapon. Hoover police initially told reporters Bradford had shot a teen at the mall, but later retracted the statement. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)
November 27, 2018 - 3:50 am
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A mayor's calls for patience following the shooting of a black man by police at Alabama's largest shopping mall were met Monday by chanting, marching protesters who blocked one of the state's busiest roads. Several dozen protesters holding signs blocked heavily traveled U.S. 31...
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