Indonesian militant gets 15 years in jail over Bali attacks
An Islamic militant who eluded capture for 18 years has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after an Indonesian court found him guilty of hiding information about the 2002 Bali bombings from authorities and harboring other suspectswashingtonpost.com
Winter storms deal death blow to iconic California rock formation
A view of the arch at Montana de Oro State Park in California. (Flickr/Randy Robinson) Not even the magic of Christmas could save an iconic California rock formation from collapsing. On Christmas Eve, the historic rock arch along a San Luis Obispo beach in California's Montana de Oro State Park, situated about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, collapsed in on itself, according to reporting from the Los Angeles Times. The rock formation's collapse has been blamed on the record-breakinews.yahoo.com
DeSantis downplays Capitol insurrection, says anniversary is like ‘Christmas’ for those looking to ‘smear’ Trump and that Floridians aren’t interested
Gov. Ron DeSantis minimized the significance of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection on the one-year anniversary of the deadly rampage during which supporters of then-President Donald Trump sought to derail the certification of Joe Biden’s election. Essentially, DeSantis said, what happened was no big deal. He said Floridians don’t really care about it. He said the anniversary is like ‘Christmas’ for those looking to ‘smear’ Trump.sun-sentinel.com
‘Khloe Somewhere Punching the Air’: Jordyn Woods’ Lavish Gifts from Boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns Has Fans Celebrating Her Relationship in Comparison to Khloe Kardashian
Jordyn Woods is all smiles after being showered with Christmas gifts from her boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns. The socialite gave her legion of followers on Instagram […]news.yahoo.com
Big Mama at Christmas event: ‘God gave me this calling many years ago’
Essie “Big Mama” Reed was in tears when she talked about the struggles families are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. She and her helpers, some of whom consider her a surrogate mother, helped her to distribute toys during her annual Christmas event.
Famed interior designer delivers another early, joyous Christmas to Embrace Girls Foundation
During this time of year, kids are told a man in a big red suit will make all their Christmas wishes come true. However, as Local 10 discovered, a very generous man, not from the North Pole, but from right here in South Florida, is making a difference for dozens of deserving girls.
Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus
Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic’s gloom have found some cheer with a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the beginning of the festive period: the country’s bumper Christmas lottery, known as “El Gordo,” or “The Fat One.”.
5 fun, tried-and-true things you should absolutely do with your kids this holiday season
As an adult, by my late 20s, I started to feel a little bit “meh” about Christmas. Sure, it was a nice time of year, and I enjoyed seeing my family when I could, but I didn’t really understand the appeal of decorating, baking or most holiday-themed events. All of that changed, however, once I got into my 30s and had kids.
UK COVID cases hit record; Top doctor warns of worse to come
The U.K. recorded the highest number of confirmed new COVID-19 infections Wednesday since the pandemic began, and England’s chief medical officer warned the situation is likely to get worse as the omicron variant drives a new wave of illness during the Christmas holidays.
What’s up with Hallmark Christmas movies, and why are some Boomers so obsessed with them?
As an aging millennial who has the privilege of living with my parents while I save up to buy a house in this crazy housing market, I’ve noticed something about my parents that I had no clue about, previously: They’re obsessed with Hallmark Christmas movies.