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UPS backlog means missing gifts under Christmas tree for some

Santa wasn't the only one racing against the clock to get packages to homes last night. UPS was too. But some of you may find a few gifts missing under the Christmas tree this morning.

Bank robber dresses as Santa

A bank robber wearing a Santa hat and beard walked into a Port Orange, Florida, bank and walked out with loot, police said Tuesday. The incident took place Monday at a SunTrust Bank.

Carlos Santana reunited with homeless former band member

Earlier this month, a homeless man who was interviewed by a news crew told them he used to play in Carlos Santana’s band. Thanks to the hard work of a diligent reporter, a Christmas wish was granted.

Woman on phone: 'I have to go, I'm getting arrested for DUI again'

A woman arrested for drunken driving had reportedly finished a six-pack before heading to pick her daughter up, police said.

Debit vs Credit: Which is safer when holiday shopping?

The countdown to Christmas is now one we're measuring in hours -- not days -- and this year, the holiday rush has an extra complexity, as shoppers wonder what the safest way to pay for their purchases is.

Colorado girl mistaken for burglar-shot and killed

It was a tragic case of mistaken identity. A man shot and killed his 14-year-old stepdaughter as she crawled into a basement window in the middle of the night. Police say he thought she was a burglar.

5 takeaways from Edward Snowden's Washington Post interview

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker, has given a wide-ranging interview to The Washington Post about the effects of the startling information he shared earlier this year with journalists, shedding light on the U.S.

Macy's has a black Santa, by special request

'Twas two nights before Christmas, and I headed down to find Santa in Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, New York City -- the one famously known to be on 34th Street.

Britney Spears thinks about retiring

When Britney Spears sings "you better work, b***h," it sounds like she might be singing that to herself.

Pharmacy owners agree to $100 million settlement after meningitis outbreak

A compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak last year has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.