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There yet? UPS, FedEx moving Christmas packages late

UPS has trucks up and running Thursday -- and hopes that holiday cheer may assuage the frustrations of angry customers.

'Tranquil weather' and power outages through the end of the week

As the weather goes, there's good news and bad news.

Helpful tips for returning gifts

It's not over at the malls yet. After the holiday shopping rush, comes the holiday return dash.

Little Christmas tree brings smiles to military father & son

In 1969, Janet sent a small Christmas tree to Kevin Smith, a Navy Seabee in Vietnam. She thought she'd never see the ready-to-set-up tree from Sears-Roebuck again.

Wife's dying wish for husband's new family touches hometown

 Brenda Schmitz knew she wouldn't live to watch her four boys grow up.

Typhoon survivors make Christmas trees out of rubble

In the Philippines, typhoon survivors are celebrating Christmas in the rubble of their communities. Survivors created a Christmas tree using whatever they could salvage from the debris.

How many letters does Santa get in the mail?

An international mailing organization said it expects Santa likely got more than seven million letters this year in his mailbox from all over the world. So where are those coming from?

Trends show homemade gifts are in, caroling is out

We know all about the twelve days of Christmas -- with all those lords a leaping and ladies dancing and five gold rings.

Ex-Tiffany's executive sentenced in theft of $2 million in jewelry

A former vice president of product development at Tiffany & Co. was sentenced Monday in U.S.

Tips for getting started with your new mobile gadget

If you are one of the lucky many to have received a new tablet or smartphone over the holidays, congratulations! You'll want to rip open the box and start playing right away.