Our modern-day Santa Claus has quite the backstory. Follow the evolution from the real St. Nicholas, a Greek and early Christian bishop born around 280 AD, to the jolly, gifts-dispensing Santa we know today.
Deborah Fallows writes that while America’s national government may be divided, even paralyzed, towns across the country are often acting in a united way, facing their problems, negotiating their solutions and taking action for the greater good of their communities.
After outrage over a policy to delete inactive accounts, Twitter struggles with how to handle deceased users.
Singer, songwriter, author Matt McConville has done a lot of things along the road but his leadership of the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) is the very definition of giving back.
House Democrats are actively preparing for the next steps in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Follow here for the latest.
Itâ€™s been a hard few years for Tuwand Fluker-Grier and her family. Sheâ€™s had to become an expert at doing what so many mothers do when thereâ€™s sadness at home: … Click to Continue »
Longtime Lincoln collector Jack Saltzman is selling off a portion of the antiques and other items heâ€™s collected over the past 60 years.
Residents looking for a break from the snow after some towns received more than two feet earlier this week will be disappointed to learn that more flakes are in the forecast. Steady, light snow will begin falling across the majority of the Bay State on Friday afternoon. Southeastern Massachusetts, including […]
OPEC and its allies have reportedly agreed to deepen its production cuts by 500,000 barrels per day in an attempt to support crude oil prices in the face of booming US output.
Saudi Arabiaâ€™s state-owned oil company priced its offering at a level that would raise $25.6 billion, becoming the largest stock market debut on record.
A Japanese plan to reform the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is finally taking shape. The makeover may include paring the number of the TSEâ€™s markets, guideline on market capitalization requirements, and what the benchmark index will include. While many market participants have clamored for years for change, some worry about […]
In an exclusive interview, Bloomberg spoke to Gayle King about the 2020 presidential race
The Allahabad high court on Friday dismissed an election petition filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Tej Bahadur Yadav. â€‹ Dismissing the petition filed by Tej Bahadur Yarav, Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta said that since Tej Bahadur Yadav was not a candidate in the parliamentary election, he had no […]
Bears running back David Montgomery carries the ball against the Cowboys. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Bears keep slim postseason hopes alive with a 31-24 victory over Cowboys on â€œThursday Night Football.â€� The good: After a four-game losing skid, the Bears have won four of their last five games and remain […]
Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday endorsed Joe Biden for president in the 2020 race, saying the former vice president has the character and leadership skills to beat President Donald Trump.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) â€” The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has called it â€œhighly problematicâ€� that the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner wonâ€™t attend any event next week where he could be asked questions publicly, while the spokeswoman for Ethiopiaâ€™s prime minister cited â€œpressingâ€� domestic issues and the leaderâ€™s […]
PARIS (AP) â€” Frustrated travelers are meeting transportation chaos around France for a second day on Friday, as unions dig in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most French trains were at a halt, including Paris subways, […]
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky celebrates with safety Eddie Jackson after a 23-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Theyâ€™re not dead yet. Our Bears reporters break down the teamâ€™s Thursday Night Football victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Patrick […]
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) â€” Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately […]
Airplane seat concept, called Interspace, uses foldable flaps to create a privacy barrier and offer extra comfort when trying to sleep. Its designers say it can be retrofitted to existing seats.
(AP) â€” Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That’s according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon whose patients include […]
One of the UK’s largest operators of mobile telecoms towers is exploring a sale amid soaring demand for access to wireless communications networks.
It’s all because some commuters are doing something bad
(CNN) — Apple’s newer iPhones, including the iPhone 11 Pro, are its first to feature what’s known as ultra wideband technology. It gives the phones “spatial awareness,” enabling them to locate other devices with the same technology. The feature caused confusion this week when security reporterÂ Brian KrebsÂ reported that Apple’s new […]
David Velez founded Nubank to offer financial services to Brazilians who had never had a bank account before. Now, his company is one of the most valuable startups in all of Latin America.
Dear Amy: My in-laws are self-professed hoarders. They love showering us with thrift store, garage sale, and dumpster finds every month or two when they visit. Whenever they give us something, they make sure to remind us that we’re not allowed to get rid of the items except to return […]
On Friday, the Supreme Court will consider a case with large implications for homeless enforcement in California.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle also gave raises to her security detail in late 2014, when the guards were moved from the Cook County sheriffâ€™s police to her control. | Rich Hein / Sun-Times The officersâ€™ duties didnâ€™t change. The biggest raise went to Rodney Montgomery â€” 9.65%, putting […]
Transportation was severely disrupted in Paris and other cities, a day after huge protests over President Emmanuel Macronâ€™s plans to overhaul the pension system.
PARIS (AP) – Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel Macron. Half-way through his term, the 41-year-old centrist is still determined to push through the reform and keep remodeling the French economy. Macron is facing a decisive test […]
College Football Playoff: The four-team field will be revealed Sunday, and once this weekend’s conference championship games have concluded the selection committee’s task in choosing those teams will either be straightforward or tricky.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The former business partner of a Mississippi man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million has been found not guilty of assisting in the crime. Jurors acquitted William McHenry, 72, of securities and commodities fraud and wire fraud …
Jo Swinson watched the shock results of the UK’s EU referendum roll in from somewhere in the political wilderness.
Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies and carjackings since Nov. 21, 2019, in Bucktown, Vittum Park and the South Loop. | Sun-Times file photo In each case, a pair of suspects driving a stolen black 2016 Ford Escape Titanium SUV robbed victims at gunpoint or stole […]
The first lander to reach Mars was launched nearly 50 years ago, but much about the red planet remains a mystery. After decades of roving, research and taking illuminating photos, the biggest question remains: Could there be life on Mars?
FORT MYERS, Fla. (WHDH) â€” The United States Coast Guard rescued a dog found swimming far from shore in the Gulf of Mexico. Crews patrolling the water off Fort Myers Beach in Florida received a call for a dog in distress. They found the pup who continued to swim away […]
Taylor Swift has released a Christmas song — but it’s not just the music people are talking about.
A few sprinkles around Friday morning will not have any big impacts for metro Atlanta.
Photos shows a police cordon outside Selfridges
Sudan has been involved in the five-year Yemen civil war since 2015 as part of the Saudi-led coalition.
Boris Johnson failed to attend a campaign event in his own constituency.
In some countries, polarized politics is leading to escalation. In Germany, itâ€™s doing the opposite.
The man accused of killing two doctors in their Boston penthouse told police he was having an affair with one and killed the other in self-defense, according to a recording played at his trial Thursday.
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) â€” Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driverâ€™s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said. Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth […]
Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco traces its history back to the 1930s.
Manchester United have signed a partnership deal with Alibaba – the Chinese e-commerce company.
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