Police: Man found in Newport Beach on Christmas Eve 2013 was Chinese
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) has released new details about the unidentified body found in Newport Beach, California, on Christmas Eve in 2013, including a render and the ethnicity of the possible homicide victim. The OCSD released the new official render of the man in a Facebook post on Monday.news.yahoo.com
Great white shark bite mark from Christmas Eve attack that killed California bodyboarder was 16 inches around, report says
Bodyboarder Tomas Butterfield, 42, was bitten in the head, chest and shoulder in the attack at Morro Bay, some 200 miles north of L.A., official reports say. It was a great white shark that killed him on Christmas Eve, the reports conclude.cbsnews.com
Report: Great white shark killed California bodyboarder
A bodyboarder was attacked by a great white shark in central California on Christmas Eve and died within minutes, official reports have concluded. Tomas Abraham Butterfield, 42, was bitten in the head, chest and shoulder in the Morro Bay attack and died from “complications of multiple penetrating blunt force traumatic injuries,” according to a coroner's report, The Tribune of San Luis Obispo County reported Tuesday. A piece of what appeared to be a shark's tooth was found on his body, the Tribune said, citing a report by a sheriff's detective that was among documents released to the paper under a public records request.news.yahoo.com
Potato casserole recipe really is special
Feb. 16—Last weekend, I asked my mother-in-law, Roye, for her special potato casserole recipe. This is a dish she reserves for holidays, like Christmas Eve or Easter. I thought she called it special because she makes it only for special occasions, but, no, when she sent me the recipe, the name of it is really is Special Potato Casserole, and it's from "Elegant Entertaining Cookbook" by Myra ...news.yahoo.com
Winter storms deal death blow to iconic California rock formation
A view of the arch at Montana de Oro State Park in California. (Flickr/Randy Robinson) Not even the magic of Christmas could save an iconic California rock formation from collapsing. On Christmas Eve, the historic rock arch along a San Luis Obispo beach in California's Montana de Oro State Park, situated about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, collapsed in on itself, according to reporting from the Los Angeles Times. The rock formation's collapse has been blamed on the record-breakinews.yahoo.com
House panel probing January 6 Capitol riot may hold public hearings in 2022
The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection will reportedly begin a more public phase of the probe in the new year. CBS News congressional reporter Zak Hudak joined CBSN with more on the progress of their investigation.news.yahoo.com
Russia may have withdrawn thousands of troops from Ukrainian border
After amassing tens of thousands of troops on its shared border with Ukraine, Russia may be pulling back at least some of their forces. The unconfirmed report comes from a Russian news agency, citing Russian military sources. However, a sizable force of up to 100,000 troops remain near the border. Daniel Treisman, a professor in the political science department at UCLA, joined CBSN's Elise Preston to discuss these latest developments.news.yahoo.com
‘It was the worst Christmas,’ says COVID-positive passenger disembarking cruise ship
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The Holbrook family of Michigan stepped off Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas frustrated and angry after the cruise ship they were on returned to Port Everglades from its eight-night voyage. Christopher Holbrook, 49, tested positive for COVID-19 while aboard and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in his room in isolation. “It was the worst Christmas,” Holbrook said ...news.yahoo.com
'Go in peace': US church founded in 1800 holds last service
A Pennsylvania church with a 221-year history held its final service and is scheduled to close at the end of the year because of declining membership and attendance. The First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, which is nearly as old as the borough itself, held the final scheduled service on Christmas Eve after having welcomed generations of families over the course of more than two centuries. The church was established in 1800 by the same men who founded Bellefonte in 1795 at a time when there were only 16 states and counted among its members two former Pennsylvania governors.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones' wife arrested on domestic violence charge
The wife of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested Christmas Eve on a domestic violence charge that the right-wing provocateur said stems from a "medication imbalance.” Sheriff's deputies took Erika Wulff Jones into custody and booked her into an Austin jail around 8:45 p.m. Friday. Alex Jones, an Austin resident and founder of the right-wing media group Infowars, declined Saturday to say whether he'd been injured or elaborate on what happened beyond that he believes it was related to his wife's recent change of medication.news.yahoo.com
More flights canceled on Christmas Day amid Omicron COVID surge
The holiday season is being dampened by the coronavirus pandemic again this year. More than 700 U.S. flights are already canceled today and that's on top of hundreds that were called off on Christmas Eve. The holiday travel woes are the latest reminder of just how disruptive the pandemic has become. Michael George has more.news.yahoo.com
14-year-old fatally shot by LAPD has been identified
The coroner's office has identified the 14-year-old girl who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Thursday when officers fired on an assault suspect, and a bullet went through the wall and struck the girl as she was in a clothing store dressing room.news.yahoo.com
60-year-old man dies after Edinburg house fire
EDINBURG — A 60-year-old man who was pulled from his burning home died Christmas Eve. The fire broke out at a home on the 1100 block of East Schunior Road shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, according to Ashly Custer, the city’s communications director. They pulled him out, placed him in an ambulance and sent him to a local hospital in serious condition. The man was later airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio where he died from his injuries Friday. Authorities have yet to identify the victim and continued to investigate the cause of the fire, which remained unknown as of Friday.myrgv.com
‘Is You Serious, Man?’: Newly Released Bodycam Footage Captures Virginia Police Officer Tackling Black Man for Riding Bike Without Headlights
A family is seeking justice for their loved one featured in a newly released police body camera video that showed Norfolk, Virginia, police tackling a […]news.yahoo.com
Grandmother plans to bless families with Christmas gifts in honor of late granddaughter
A San Antonio grandmother is honoring her late granddaughter’s favorite holiday by giving back to the community. She is doing is so through an organization she created after the 6-year-old was gunned down earlier this year.
Man arrested, charged in murder of 23-year-old on Christmas Eve, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A man is now behind bars after San Antonio police say he’s responsible for a murder that happened on Christmas Eve. According to an arrest affidavit, 42-year-old Adara Christopher Davis has been charged in the death of 23-year-old James Anthony Vargas. A witness told police the suspect arrived at the home with a baseball bat and accused Vargas of stealing from him. The suspect was later identified as Davis and he was taken into custody. RELATED: Man indicted for murder after allegedly running over ex-wife with pickup truck
British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU
UK chief trade negotiator David Frost looks on as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson signs the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement at 10 Downing Street, London Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)BRUSSELS – Britain’s Parliament voted resoundingly on Wednesday to approve a trade deal with the European Union, paving the way for an orderly break with the bloc that will finally complete the U.K.’s long and divisive Brexit journey. With just a day to spare, lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 521-73 in favor of the agreement sealed between the U.K. government and the EU last week. She noted that the deal protected trade in goods but did not cover services, which account for 80% of Britain's economy. “We have a deal in trade, which benefits the EU, but not a deal in services, which would have benefitted the U.K.," May said.
Man accused of Christmas Eve stabbing near homeless camp arrested, San Marcos police say
SAN MARCOS, Texas – San Marcos police have arrested a 51-year-old man accused of stabbing another man in the chest near a homeless camp on Christmas Eve. When officers arrived, they say they found a 41-year-old stabbing victim bleeding profusely from a chest wound. The victim told police a man, identified as Richard Allen Davis, stabbed him near a homeless camp under the bridge on Highway 80. Police said the victim was removing trespassing signs in the homeless camp and was approached by Davis with a fixed blade knife in hand. An argument ensued between the two men, and Davis stabbed the victim in the chest, officers said.
Parents of San Antonio teen shot, killed speak out against gun violence
San Antonio – The parents of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed a week before Christmas are speaking out against gun violence. Bobby Lee Carter Junior, their son, was killed alongside Robert Smith, 20, on the Northeast Side. Bobby Lee Carter Senior and Victoria Carter, his parents, said their son was a happy boy. He had a good heart and soul.”They said Bobby Lee Carter Junior suffered from ADHD, but was finding his own ways of dealing with it. Bexar County Deputies said Bobby Lee Carter Junior was trying to sell marijuana to Smith when two men approached their car, robbed them and shot them.
Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas
I will spend Christmas at home alone because I don't have anyone to spend them with. “I don’t feel like celebrating anything,” Otero said as she sat down to eat a plate of salmon with potatoes. “We have missed one another these Christmas holidays,” Cano said. I am one of the last ones left. I will spend Christmas at home alone because I don’t have anyone to spend it with.”___AP writer Joseph Wilson contributed to this report.
BGC Thursday Highlights - Week 3 Playoffs on Christmas Eve
Taft High School comes out ready for their Christmas Eve game Thursday afternoon against Buda Hays. SAN ANTONIO – The high school football playoffs continued the day before Christmas, a rare occurrence considering there are still games to be played before all the champions can be crowned. PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: Saturday
Christmas Eve shoppers brave the crowds amid rising COVID-19 cases in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Determined and likely desperate shoppers braved the crowds and the COVID-19 pandemic in their quest to find stocking stuffers and gifts they forgot or still needed to buy. “Last minute shopping -- you know how that goes,” said Socorro Morquecho, who was picking up some holiday pastries. She was among the shoppers on Christmas Eve who said they weren’t that worried, judging by what they saw. “But I still need -- well, we all need to be careful.”Others said it seemed that many Christmas Eve shoppers were aware they needed to be as safe as possible. Michelle Johnson, who was with her husband looking for stocking stuffers, said she was encouraged to see merchants were doing their part.
UTSA head football coach officially out for bowl game
SAN ANTONIO – Jeff Traylor is officially out for his first-ever bowl game as the head football coach of the UTSA Roadrunners after the school announced on Christmas Eve that he tested positive for COVID-19 a second time. In a statement, the university says Traylor received his second positive test on Thursday afternoon, even though he is not experiencing any symptoms. Traylor has remained in isolation since his first positive test on Wednesday and is following the guidance set forth by university medical staff and state and local health officials. Since Traylor will not be able to travel with the team, UTSA associate head football coach and offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. will serve as acting head coach on Saturday. The Roadrunners face off against 16-Lousiana in the ServPro First Responders Bowl at 2:30 p.m. in Dallas on the campus of SMU.
Christmas Eve concert held in Paris' fire-wrecked Notre Dame
In this photo provided by Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris soprani singer Julie Fuchs and the Notre Dame Cathedral choir recording a Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The concert will be broadcasted on French television on Christmas. (MSNDP/Musique Sacree Notre-Dame de Paris via AP)PARIS – Wearing hard hats and protective suits, members of the choir of Notre Dame Cathedral sang inside the medieval Paris landmark for the first time since last year’s devastating fire for a special Christmas Eve concert. The public was not allowed and isn’t expected to see the insides of Notre Dame until at least 2024. The Notre Dame choir used to give 60 concerts a year inside the cathedral but has been itinerant ever since, moving among other Paris churches.
Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere
Few people were there to greet them as the coronavirus pandemic and a strict lockdown dampened Christmas Eve celebrations. The Philippines prohibited mass gatherings and barred extended families from holding traditional Christmas Eve dinners. On Christmas Eve in Italy, church bells rang earlier than usual. In Athens, Christmas Eve was eerily silent. The schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas day included Masses in English and Spanish, and a bilingual jazz vespers service.
The Latest: China tests millions in port over virus cluster
(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)BEIJING — Authorities in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian are testing millions of residents after seven new coronavirus cases were reported there in the last 24 hours. It has a deal to secure up to 100 million doses of the potential vaccine produced by AstraZeneca. Koca said the first shipment of three million doses of CoronaVac would be shipped to Turkey on Sunday and arrive Monday. He said Turkey could get 4.5 million doses until the end of March and would have the option buy up to 30 million doses. Indonesia has reported nearly 700,000 COVID-19 cases, the largest caseload in Southeast Asia and second in Asia only to India’s 10.1 million confirmed cases.
Breakthrough: UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement
It took more than three years of wrangling before Britain left the bloc’s political structures last January. If Britain were to quit the EU with no agreement governing trade, the two sides would reinstate tariffs on each other's goods. Even with a trade deal, goods and people will no longer be able to move freely between the U.K. and its continental neighbors without border restrictions. ”“And the difference that a trade deal makes is not going to be obvious to most people from that,” he said. ___Follow all AP stories on the Brexit trade talks at https://apnews.com/Brexit
Nurses fear what’s to come: ‘Walk down our unit for a day’
Airports also recorded around 1 million travelers on each of the five days between last Friday and Tuesday. It took 292 days to reach 1 million cases on Nov. 11. Nurses are exhausted, terrified of what’s next and angry at those who ignore pleas to stay home and stay safe. “I wish they could just walk down our unit for a day and look at the faces of some of these patients,” said Holy Cross nurse Jenny Carrillo, her voice breaking. Associated Press writers Heather Hollingsworth in Kansas City, Missouri, and Shelley Adler in Fairfax, Virginia, contributed to this story.
Edging into Christmas Eve, EU and UK near Brexit trade deal
After resolving a few remaining fair-competition issues, negotiators tussled over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters as they worked right into Christmas Eve to secure a provisional deal for a post-Brexit relationship after nine months of talks. A trade deal would avert the imposition of tariffs and duties that could cost both sides billions in trade and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Johnson has always insisted the U.K. will “prosper mightily” even if no deal is reached and the U.K. has to trade with the EU on World Trade Organization terms from Jan. 1. Rumors of a pre-Christmas trade deal surfaced in recent days based on progress on the main outstanding issues, other than fishing. On Wednesday, brokering on quotas and transition times for EU vessels to continue fishing in U.K. waters was in full swing, with progress reported from several sides.
A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas
All most people wanted for Christmas after this year of pandemic was some cheer and togetherness. Instead many are heading into a season of isolation, grieving lost loved ones, worried about their jobs or confronting the fear of a new potentially more contagious virus variant. Peruvians won't be allowed to drive their cars over Christmas and New Year to discourage visits even with nearby family and friends. South Africans won’t be able to go to the beach on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. There are no nationwide travel restrictions in the United States, but health officials have urged people to stay home and limit gatherings.
Asia Today: South Korea to curb social gatherings nationwide
SEOUL – South Korea will prohibit private social gatherings of five or more people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting from Christmas Eve as it contends with surging coronavirus infections. The capital area has been at the center of a viral resurgence in past weeks that has overwhelmed hospitals and increased death tolls and raised questions to how the government is handling the outbreak. Forty-eight COVID-19 patients have died in the past 48 hours, the deadliest two days since the emergence of the pandemic. The viral resurgence has put pressure on the government to raise social distancing restrictions to maximum levels, something policymakers have resisted for weeks out of economic concerns. The mass outbreak in Samut Sakhon was revealed over the weekend when authorities reported more than 500 new cases, the country’s biggest single-day increase by far.
San Antonio restaurant provides holiday mail service for Santa
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio small business owner is putting in extra hours this holiday season to spread Christmas cheer. Along with their popular Philly cheesesteaks, Gino’s Deli also offers mail service to the North Pole. The deli owner, Aleem Chaudhry, said the red mailbox is constantly overflowed with letters that include wish lists, serious questions and testimonies of resilience. I learn humor (and) humility with (the letters).”Gino’s Deli is located at 13210 Huebner Road and can be reached at 210-764-0602. RELATED: You can watch a Christmas movie with Santa Claus at Santikos theaters
Cold front will sweep through San Antonio just in time for Christmas
SAN ANTONIO – Living in and around San Antonio, you probably know that the weather on Christmas Day can sometimes be a bit warm. Thankfully, if you’ve been wanting it to feel cool Christmas day, you’re in luck! Christmas Week Forecast7 Day ForecastThe winter solstice will occur Monday at 4:02 a.m., officially kicking off the winter seasonMonday will be pleasant with a cold start in the 30s and a comfy afternoon in the low-70s. Christmas Day, Friday, will again start off with a light freeze. You can also keep up with the Christmas forecast on our weather page.
The Latest: Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)KANSAS — A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. Brian Kemp and Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey visited Savannah as the first four shots were administered to local health care workers. ___TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida’s largest hospital system said it was on track to immunize nearly 20,000 health care workers against COVID-19 as Gov. He traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Monday and was given the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine. Several health care workers at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in the eastern part of the state also received injections.
All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special
NEW YORK – Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu. 1 hits really going to sweat over a hot stove? “Magical Christmas Special” is another example of diverse, family-friendly holiday programming that hasn’t always been allotted by Hollywood. “As a kid, if I had to select one holiday, of course I’m going with Christmas. And while the pandemic has halted a number of projects, 2020 has been busy for Carey: In September she released her candid memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” which debuted at No.
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)BRUSSELS – Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever. That's the stark dilemma Belgium's prime minister has set to urge smaller festive family gatherings, as Europeans battle with containing the surging COVID-19 pandemic over the holiday season. Britain, with the continent's highest death rate at 57,031 yet a Christmas tradition unlike few others, could not resist the temptation of relaxation. Like Belgium, Italy, where the pandemic initially struck hard in Europe, is taking a hard line at Christmas. In Oberndorf, home of the world's most famous Christmas carol, they hope its lyrics will not be taken too literally.
Heisman Trophy to be awarded Jan. 5; Finalists on Dec. 24
The Heisman Trophy will be presented Jan. 5, but without the usual ceremony held in New York City, and the finalists will be revealed on Christmas Eve. The deadline for Heisman voters to submit their ballots is now Dec. 21, two days after the conference championship games are scheduled to be played. Before college football schedules were revised because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Heisman was set to be handed out Dec. 12. Now it will be awarded during the 10 days between the College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1 and the championship game on Jan. 11. ___More AP college football coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
These are the places where you can get your photo taken with Santa this year
SAN ANTONIO – Santa Claus is coming to town! Kris Kringle aka Santa Claus aka Saint Nicholas is going to be at different locations around the San Antonio area ahead of the holidays for photos. The key for 2020 Santa photos is reservations. They are required or highly encouraged at every location offering photos with Santa. The following locations are offering Santa photos for 2020:
Trumps attend music-filled church service on Christmas Eve
President Donald Trump speaks during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. The pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jimmy Scroggins, and his family greeted the Trumps as they arrived moments into a “Candlelight Christmas Celebration." The Trumps then returned to his private club, where they were greeted by applause as they entered for Christmas Eve dinner. Trump was asked what he'd bought Mrs. Trump for Christmas. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Mrs. Trump spoke with several children and heard items on their Christmas lists.
Which stores are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Time is running out to buy the perfect gifts or groceries for Christmas festivities. Several stores will keep their lights on for Christmas Eve, but will close early and remain locked for Christmas Day. ‘While You Were Sleeping’: FedEx employees get up early to guarantee speedy deliveriesHere’s what to expect as far as store hours on Christmas week. Christmas EveWalmart: Midnight-6 p.m.Target: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.H-E-B: 6 a.m.-8 p.m., curbside 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.Walgreens: Open until 11:59 p.m.CVS: Open, hours vary by locationWhole Foods: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.Macy’s: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.North Star Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Ingram Park Mall: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.South Park Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The Shops at La Cantera: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Rolling Oaks Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Dollar General: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.Dollar Tree: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.Best Buy: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Barnes & Noble Booksellers: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Costco: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Academy Sports and Outdoors: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.JCPenney: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Nordstrom: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Christmas Day