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Texas police find Sex offender working as Santa Claus

Police were called to a Baytown fast food restaurant after a registered sex offender was found playing the role of Santa Claus inside.

Oil plunge takes price below $55 a barrel

Oil continued its plunge early Tuesday, suggesting that drivers enjoying low gas prices may see even more relief at the pump ahead.

Toys 'R' Us extends hours for last-minute shoppers

As Christmas nears, Toys 'R' Us said it will keep its stores open for 39 straight hours, from 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 through 9 p.m. the next day, Christmas Eve.

Walmart 'layaway 'angel' pays $50k

Layaway angels continue to spread joy across the country this holiday season. Stories of anonymous, deep-pocketed patrons paying for customers' layaway items at major retailers are becoming more common as Christmas nears.

Nevada grinch slashes holiday decorations

Resident Alex Jones says "This van over here had a big huge slash all the way through it, this one had a slash that one had a slash and the other snowman had a slash in it."

Donated toys stolen from Washington Salvation Army

Someone stole toys donated to the Salvation Army in Port Angeles, Washington. The community is pitching in to make sure children still can get some toys for the holidays.

Burglary victims catch suspects, hold them for Alabama police

The victims of a home break-in near Warrior, Alabama, caught the alleged intruders on Sunday afternoon and held them at gunpoint until authorities could arrive.

Chickenpox causes Angelina Jolie to miss premiere

(CNN) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is missing the premiere of her own film Unbroken because she says she has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

Fed Ex, postal workers extra busy for Christmas countdown

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- With just 10 days until Christmas, Santa's delivery elves are working overtime.

Parents receive their bundles of joy in sequential orders

(CNN) -- They won't be able to count for a few years, but when the time comes, they'll be able to practice by using their unusual birthdays.