Locals in Seneca Falls, New York celebrate the Frank Capra movie "It's a Wonderful Life" every December, complete with actors dressed as George Bailey, Clarence the Angel and mean old Mr. Potter. (Dec. 19)
Evergleam aluminum trees are in high demand, despite not being produced since the 1970s. Some are fetching over $1,000 on eBay. (Dec. 19)
As trains increasingly carry huge volumes of flammable crude oil across the U.S., rural communities bisected by railroads worry about safety in the wake of a deadly train crash and tanker explosion in Canada. (Dec. 19)
President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens' novel "A Christmas Carol" is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; 'The Music Man' opens on Broadway. (Dec...
The A&E channel has pulled "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson off its hit reality show, after he told GQ magazine that homosexuality is a sin that leads to "bestiality." A&E has distanced itself from the comments. (Dec. 18)
A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping changes to government surveillance programs, including limiting the bulk collection of Americans' phone records. (Dec. 18)
Officials say a late fall wildfire in Northern California is now nearly three quarters fully contained. The has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. ...
Here's the latest news for Wednesday, Dec. 18th: Mega Millions winner from Georgia identified; Harvard bomb hoax suspect in court; Diplomat's arrest sparks outrage in India; Festive penguins parade in South Korea.
The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. (Dec. 18)
NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day. Two American astronauts will make the two to three spacewalks. (Dec...