What is Boxing Day? How the holiday got its name

Europe 12/26/19, 01:04

In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and how people celebrate ...

Wintry weather bedevils holiday weekend travelers around US

U.S. 11/30/19, 13:56

Wintry weather bedeviled Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States Saturday as a powerful and dangerous storm moved eastward, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain. Authorities found the bodies of ...

Melania Trump receives official White House Christmas tree

U.S. 11/25/19, 09:47

Melania Trump opened the holiday season in the nation’s capital Monday, Nov. 25, by accepting delivery of the official White House Christmas tree. Members of the U.S. Marine Band played “O Christmas Tree” as a pair of horses named Cash and ...

President Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

Politics 06/19/19, 12:06

President Donald Trump's participation in the nation's annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America's armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration announced Wednesday, about two weeks before the patriotic holiday. Interior Secretary ...

Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:18

A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told ...

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

U.S. 05/24/19, 05:25

As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond.Among the ...

California governor creates panel to study future of work

U.S. 05/01/19, 19:39

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is changing lightbulbs, paper towel dispensaries and raking outside in honor of May Day, an international holiday celebrating labor and the working class.Newsom on Wednesday joined custodial staff at American River College in Sacramento.The Democrat says ...

Summer Movie Preview: Horror takes a holiday

Entertainment 05/01/19, 16:09

Jim Jarmusch didn't have to look far for zombies."I see a lot of soulless ghouls on the streets at night walking along staring into their phone and they don't even know they're in the world anymore," says the director. "Sometimes ...

Space station shipment launched from Virginia seashore

Science 04/17/19, 15:47

A fresh grocery shipment is on its way to the International Space Station after launching from Virginia.Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket blasted off Wednesday from Wallops Island. The company's Cygnus capsule should arrive at the space station Friday, just in time ...

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