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Mother says atheist group saved her Christmas
A mother who claimed she was turned away from a church’s toy giveaway because she wouldn’t let volunteers hold her baby says her Christmas was saved by an Oklahoma atheist group.
Boy asked for football, air rifle in 114-year-old letter to Santa
Harry Hyland, age 8, wrote in his loopy cursive on Dec. 21, 1899: "Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a football, an air rifle and a golf stick. Your little friend, Harry W. Hyland." It may be the oldest known letter to Santa.
Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’
One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.
Minnesota college student survives night on porch in subzero temperatures
A University of Minnesota Duluth student suffered severe hypothermia and could lose one or more limbs after spending a night passed out on a freezing porch in subzero temperatures with only a jacket and boots to protect her from the frostbiting cold.
Santa's wish: Marry me
A Massachusetts firefighter surprised his girlfriend this week by suggesting they dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus for his fire department's annual children's Christmas party, then popped a stunning marriage proposal in full attire.
Young newlyweds charged with Craigslist murder
A month after a Pennsylvania man was found stabbed to death in an alley, authorities have charged a recently married young couple in his death and they're looking into other possible murders tied to adult companionship ads placed by the couple.
Walk-in beer coolers shelter 100 storm survivors
Stories of survival and heroics in Kokomo, Indiana's hardest hit city, surfaced Monday in the aftermath of the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that swept across the Midwest Sunday afternoon.
When Black Friday madness takes a tragic turn
As Black Friday bleeds into Thanksgiving Day, the frenzy surrounding one of the busiest shopping days of the year has grown and, in some instances, led to violence or even deaths. Here is a look at some recent incidents that have marred one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Aspiring rapper arrested in connection with burned, dismembered body
An aspiring rapper wanted in connection with the brutal slaying of a man whose dismembered and burned remains were found last week in two locations in Massachusetts has been arrested in San Diego, police said.
Parents make son wear sign identifying him as a bully
Sometimes learning lessons the hard way turns out to be the best way. That's what mother Amber Carey and stepfather Felix Mayle are hoping after choosing a public punishment for their son.
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