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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2022. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18...

Stefanski, Browns second-guessed, stung by close losses

CLEVELAND (AP) — Despite two agonizing losses in six days, a litany of COVID-19 cases and a banged-up starting quarterback who crumbles when the moment calls for strength, the Cleveland Browns still h...

Journalist freed by Myanmar helps light menorah in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An American journalist who was recently freed after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar helped light one of eight Hanukkah candles during a holiday celebration ...

AP PHOTOS: Sufi religious order finally able to gather again

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Followers of a Sufi religious order convened on a Moroccan village near the city of Nador for the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in the first such gathering since the pandemic....

King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times

ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic,...

Over 450,000 turn up for weekend concert at New Taipei’s Christmasland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 450,000 people gathered at New Taipei City's Christmasland over the weekend to attend the annual holiday concert put on by Taiwanese and international perfor...

Taiwan's National Taichung Theater has glad tidings for Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taichung Theater rang in a series of Christmas celebration events on Friday (Dec. 11) with an outdoor holiday market, a projection mapping show, free music perfor...

Taiwan's Christmas King grapples with a slide in overseas demand for decorations

It’s unseasonably quiet at Harlan Tsai’s factory, which has been churning out Christmas trees, wreaths, and snow angels for more than three decades. Normally, around 30 employees at the...

Advocates want light show moved from former mental facility

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A battle is underway in a Boston suburb over whether it is appropriate to hold a joyous holiday celebration at the site of a now-closed institution where developmentally disabled...

Museum in southern Taiwan to give away Christmas medical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chimei Museum in Tainan is planning to give away Christmas-themed face masks to visitors as part of its "Christmas Weekends" celebration on Dec. 12, 13, 19, and ...

As warmer weather beckons, NYPD to enforce social distancing

NEW YORK (AP) — As warmer temperatures tempted New Yorkers to come out of quarantine, police dispatched 1,000 officers this weekend to enforce social distancing and a ban on congregating in public spa...

King Day in SC drawing Democratic presidential hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the first votes are cast in the Democratic presidential contest, the party's leading hopefuls are splitting their time between the critical early-votin...

Venezuela's Christmas lights glow after a dark year

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After a tumultuous year in Venezuela with unprecedented blackouts, the country's government has put up brilliant displays of Christmas lights, trying to spread a little holid...

Christmas lights in S. Taiwan charm thousands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The "Pingtung Christmas" celebrations got underway in Pingtung Park on Friday (Nov. 30) evening, attracting thousands of visitors. Pingtung government officia...

Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music, a Grinch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of...