By RUSSELL CONTRERASAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In Atlanta, children of many races share their Christmas wish lists with a black Santa Claus.
In Houston, Santa dons a red zoot suit and dances to jazz as he hands out gifts in Mexican-American neighborhoods.
In Indian Country, Native
By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A United Methodist Church pastor defrocked for officiating the gay wedding of his son says he intends to appeal and is shocked by church officials' decision.
The pastor, Frank Schaefer, says he is "somewhat in shock still" by the church
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
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 this isn't the "pleather" of the 1980s - that cheap, plastic-
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Al Goldstein, the bearded, bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who smashed down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died Thursday, according to a
Mobile users, to see slideshow photos, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/l65df7hSPOKANE, Wash- Thursday morning fire crews responded to an RV fire which was fully engulfed in flames. The fire damaged a garage nearby. The RV was parked in the driveway of a home on 30th & Ray. The fire was also
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Minneapolis company said it immediately told
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Problems with the government's main health care overhaul website carry a bigger risk than frequent crashes: Higher prices could follow for many Americans if technical troubles scare off young people.
The government has touted recent improvements to HeathCare.gov
By TRAVIS LOLLERAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Firefighters are making progress against a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee, an official said Thursday.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said a crew of contractors for the U.S
NEW YORK (AP) - Enough donations have been raised to allow a blind man to keep the aging guide dog that went onto the subway tracks with him when the man lost consciousness and fell from a station platform, officials say.
"The spirit of giving, Christmas ... exists in New York," a tearful Cecil
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMANAP Business Writers
Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards