Deer makes appearance at Pa. sporting goods store

26 Dec 2013 0 Comments
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Shoppers looking for post-Christmas bargains have gotten a surprise at a northeastern Pennsylvania sporting goods store after a deer decided to join them. WFMZ-TV ( http://bit.ly/1eGYihd ) says the deer walked through the front door of a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Reading on Thursday afternoon. Store manager Brad Meyer says the deer slipped on the floor and a customer tackled it to the ground, preventing any injuries to customers or damage to the store. The store Read more [...]

Arsenio Hall uninjured in minor car accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police say talk-show host Arsenio Hall drove off a road in the San Fernando Valley, but he's uninjured. Sgt. Russell Carr tells City News Service that Hall lost control of his Porsche and drove into a dirt shoulder at around 7:15 p.m. Monday in West Hills. The car had to be towed. Carr says it's unclear why Hall lost control of the car, but police have ruled out driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read more [...]

Monster looks to rebuild brand after loss of Beats

ATLANTA (AP) -- It's been a tough couple of years for Monster. The audio cable company was in a coveted position as the decade began after launching what became the hottest headphones on the market, Beats by Dre. The audio devices had hip-hop/production legend Dr. Dre as a namesake and soon became synonymous with headphone chic. Celebrities like LeBron James, Diddy, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber launched their own signature Beats by Dre lines, and a host of other performers, athletes and entertainers Read more [...]

NJ tribe sues makers of film ‘Out of the Furnace’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Members of the Ramapough Native American tribe have filed a $50 million lawsuit against the makers of a recent Hollywood movie they say depicts their people in a negative light. The federal suit was filed Monday in New Jersey against the writers and producers of "Out of the Furnace." The suit claims the film makes false representations about the people who live in the Ramapo Mountains along the New York-New Jersey border about 25 miles west of New York City. It claims Read more [...]

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

25 Dec 2013 0 Comments
DE KALB, Miss. (AP) -- America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all. It will extract oil. When President Barack Obama first endorsed this "carbon-capture" technology, the idea was that it would fight global warming by sparing the atmosphere Read more [...]

Headphones, speakers top gift lists

25 Dec 2013 0 Comments
ATLANTA (AP) -- Listen up, Santa. Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans. Audio equipment is among the top-selling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 percent of the $8 billion in consumer electronics sales between Nov. 24 and Dec. 7, according to research firm NPD Group. Headphone sales rose 14 percent. Sales of sound bars, long, thin speakers that create surround sound, grew 80 percent. And wireless speaker sales Read more [...]

5 things to know about tracking Santa’s journey

25 Dec 2013 0 Comments
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) -- For kids who can't wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a check on the fabled fat man's progress around the globe on Christmas Eve. Here are five things to know about the holiday tradition called NORAD Tracks Santa: 1. HOW DO YOU FOLLOW SANTA'S PATH? NORAD provides updates by phone, Facebook, Twitter and email. If you call 877-HI-NORAD, an operator will Read more [...]

Crowds relive Washington’s 1776 river crossing

25 Dec 2013 0 Comments
WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. (AP) -- George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River. Washington's daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The 61st reenactment of it was staged Wednesday. Hundreds of people gather each year to hear Washington's stand-in deliver stirring words to the troops and watch three boats make the crossing from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. During the original crossing, boats ferried 2,400 Read more [...]

Las Vegas cab driver finds $300K in back seat

25 Dec 2013 0 Comments
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat of his vehicle, but the stash turned out to be $300,000 in cold hard cash. Now, Gamboa is winning honors for honesty after turning in the money he found Monday. The money was returned to an unidentified poker player. Yellow Checker Star Transportation named Gamboa its driver of the year and rewarded him with $1,000 and a dinner for two at a restaurant. A message left Wednesday Read more [...]

Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Florida

25 Dec 2013 0 Comments
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida's Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports (http://on.flatoday.com/18LiqMu ) that when Cocoa Beach Mayor Dave Netterstrom took in the view from the sand Tuesday, he declared the fourth-annual gathering "the largest surfing Santa event on the planet." Organizer George Trosset says he may move the holiday event to downtown Cocoa Beach next year to Read more [...]
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