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Long lines form at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a power outage, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 8:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A sudden power outage brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. Hours after the blackout began, authorities announced that electricity would be restored at the...
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Long lines form at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a power outage, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 7:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A sudden power outage brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding scores of flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. However, authorities said that electricity should be restored at the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta...
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December 17, 2017 - 3:55 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year. Sycamore Township's Jasen Dixon said he originally wasn't planning to install the display this Christmas season. "But I...
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December 17, 2017 - 3:51 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A macabre "zombie Nativity" scene that's become an annual tradition of sorts in a suburban Cincinnati neighborhood won't be displayed next Christmas. Creator Jasen Dixon, a resident of Sycamore Township northeast of Cincinnati, says he will put the Nativity scene in storage or...
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In this image made from video, newlywed couple, Amy Laker, left, and Lauren Price are interviewed during their ceremony in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples were married in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday after being granted permission to waive the notice period. Amy Laker, 29, and Lauren Price, 31, exchanged vows in Sydney because their families had to travel from Wales in the U.K. to attend what was to have been their commitment ceremony. (Channel 9 via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 11:03 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. Jan. 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples...
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Pope Francis blows a candle on the occasion of his 81st birthday during a private audience with children the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 8:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children. Francis, who turned 81 on Sunday, then told the children, who use a Vatican health service, to "eat all four meters (13 feet)" saying it will make them grow. Later,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox new manager Alex Cora poses in Fenway Park following an introductory news conference in Boston. The Boston Red Sox held a Christmas carnival at Fenway Park on Saturday, Dec. 16, for fans who — like their favorite team — still have some shopping to do. Cora said he wasn't worried about his bosses filling the gap in the lineup. There's no deadline in the offseason," Cora said. "When we get to Feb. 16, we're going to have a good baseball team." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 16, 2017 - 3:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox held a Christmas carnival at Fenway Park on Saturday for fans who — like their favorite team — still have some shopping to do. Thousands of people lined up in 20-degree temperatures to visit the ballpark and have the chance to buy tickets to some home games. There...
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December 16, 2017 - 1:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox held a Christmas carnival at Fenway Park on Saturday for fans who — like their favorite team — still have some shopping to do. Thousands of people lined up in 20-degree temperatures to visit the ballpark and have the chance to buy tickets to some home games. There...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, D-O-G, a black and white cat with an unlikely name, lies next to a support dog in training at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. Officials from the facility took in the cat over the summer and say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. He helps train canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
HOLY COW! WANDERING BOVINE RETURNED TO PHILLY NATIVITY SCENE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, the 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at...
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December 16, 2017 - 11:07 am
EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A group of Long Island police officers will don a different uniform this weekend: as Santas and his elves, serving underprivileged families. On Saturday afternoon, police in Suffolk County plan to deliver Christmas trees and gifts to children in nine families. Officers...
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