FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Christmas Tree, which came from a northwestern Montana forest, is lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Some Montana companies hope to keep the fame of the spruce tree that served as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree alive by trucking the tree back home to Montana. Organizers hope it can be used to help rebuild a century-old chalet in Glacier National Park that was destroyed in a wildfire last summer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 10, 2018 - 7:09 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The spruce tree destined to serve as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was carefully selected from a Montana forest and hauled across the country in a special truck to preserve its freshness. The 79-foot-tall (24-meter-tall) tree, which was lit up last month during a ceremony...
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January 09, 2018 - 6:34 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California couple arrested in Nebraska last month for carrying 60 pounds of marijuana they described as family Christmas gifts have again been arrested in Nebraska, this time on suspicion of carrying drug money. Patrick Jiron, 80, and his 70-year-old wife, Barbara, both of...
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This photo taken on Dec. 19, 2017 shows, Rome's official Christmas tree standing in front of the Unknown Soldier monument in downtown Rome. Rome's city cabinet decided on the tree’s "new life" Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, hoping to close an embarrassing chapter that saw the tree, so droopy and dried out it was nicknamed "Mangy" by Romans, come to symbolize the city's degradation and dysfunction under its 5-Star mayor, Virginia Raggi, and years of neglect and corruption before her. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 09, 2018 - 2:07 pm
ROME (AP) — Rome's pathetic Christmas tree, so droopy and dried out that residents nicknamed it "The Mangy One," will be carved up and turned into souvenirs and a lactation hut for mothers and babies, city officials said Tuesday. In giving the downtrodden tree a new life, Rome's cabinet moved to...
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In this Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, picture, Bosnian Serb Novica Stanar, 65, caries dried oak branches, the Orthodox Christmas symbol, as his grand daughter Selena Stanar walks by skins of sacrificed sheep, in Pale, Bosnia. Bosnian Serbs celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, according to the Julian calendar.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)
January 08, 2018 - 12:43 pm
PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — For the Stanar family, Bosnian Serbs who are Orthodox Christians, Christmas preparations are a ritual to be handled with an obsession to detail. Novica Stanar, 65, observes ancient customs in hopes of passing them on to his grandchildren, Selena and Viktor. A poem is...
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Nicolaos Solis from Greece kisses the wooden cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, during the Epiphany ceremony to bless the waters at the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
January 06, 2018 - 5:27 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Unusually cold temperatures in Florida from a monster winter storm didn't dissuade more than 50 boys from making their annual plunge in a bayou as part of the...
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Warsaw residents taking part in the annual Epiphany procession in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 06, 2018 - 3:30 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one's whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist "inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches." During a homily at Mass in St. Peter's...
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January 06, 2018 - 2:35 pm
CAIRO (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Egypt's embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands of soldiers and police deployed outside churches across the country in anticipation of...
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January 06, 2018 - 7:34 am
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians in Bethlehem are protesting the arrival of the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land to celebrate Orthodox Christmas. The protesters scuffled with Palestinian police and church supporters Saturday as Theophilos III made his way toward the...
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January 04, 2018 - 7:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The star atop a giant Christmas tree in Boise that was stolen before dawn on New Year's Day by someone who scaled the tree has been found, officials said Thursday. A $100 bill was taped to the damaged star wrapped in a garbage bag next to a building, said Downtown Boise...
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ADDS THAT ROBINSON IS AT LEFT - In this Dec. 23, 2017, image made from a video provided by Honolulu news station KHON, Alan Robinson, left, and Walter Macfarlane are interviewed in Honolulu. The two Hawaii men grew up as best friends and recently learned that they're actually brothers. They revealed the surprise to family and friends over the holidays. The two, who have been friends for 60 years, were born in Hawaii 15 months apart and met in the sixth grade. (KHON via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 9:33 am
POLICE: SUSPECT WEARING "TRUST ME" T-SHIRT STEALS CAR FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A suspect wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "Trust Me" allegedly stole a car with an accomplice in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Washington Post reports that the two suspects from Falls Church were arrested by police in...
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