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MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Santa Claus is going to work for an animal shelter in northern New Jersey.NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1zkOeii) Santa is delivering dogs and cats as Christmas presents for the St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison.< ...more

AP News - 22 mins ago

KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai.The Kauai Fire Department was notified Wednesday that so ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas by singing carols and opening gifts with his family at their vacation home in Hawaii.The White House says Obama started the holiday on Christmas Eve by having dinner with friends, ...more

AP News - 34 mins ago

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the sixth day of their holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday:— SUNNY CHRISTMAS MORNING: The Obama family gathered in their Kailua rental home to open Christmas ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a 40-year-old man died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing.Police said Thursday that the man jumped over a counter and attacked an inspector after being escorte ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. traveler detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison.Stacey Addison, 41, of Portland was arrested in September shortly after crossing the border into the Southeast Asia nation. The veterinarian wa ...more

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TITUSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — George Washington made his Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River — with considerably better weather than the first time.Re-enactors playing Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River in the 62nd re-enactm ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Kissima Diagana NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist. Mohamed Cheikh O ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Florida developer in line to purchase the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says in court filings that the auction for the property wasn't run fairly and he wants an $8 million discount.Lawyers for Glenn S ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the victims of a small plane crash in Northern California were a father and son.Amador County Undersheriff James Wegner tells the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1H0ks8q) Phillip Faillers, of Sutte ...more