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Veteran Gets Unexpected Gift
From Long-Dead Friend
Jan 24, 2022 8:51 AM CST
Veteran Gets Unexpected Gift From Long-Dead Friend
Edmonton Oilers T-shirt belonged to his best friend and fellow medic, killed in Afghanistan in 2008
- A Canadian veteran whose best friend and fellow service member was killed 13 years ago serving in Afghanistan got a surprise Christmas gift this year that drew out a cascade of feelings: his pal's Edmonton Oilers hockey T-shirt. The CBC reports on the emotional story of the friendship between...
Dec 24, 2021 2:00 PM CST
Brothers Never Eat This Candy, They Regift
Eric and Ryan Wasson trade the same present, sometimes hidden, back and forth
- Two New Hampshire brothers have gotten their holiday regifting skills down to an art—they've been passing the same hard candy back and forth for over 30 years. It started in 1987, when Ryan Wasson gave a 10-roll Frankford Santa's Candy Book with assorted fruit flavors to his...
Theft of Children's Gifts
Dec 18, 2021 3:30 PM CST
Donations Overcome Theft of Children's Gifts
Salvation Army declares victory over Grinch
- Northern New Mexico residents donated gifts and money after somebody stole a Salvation Army van loaded with $6,000 worth of toys for children, a Salvation Army official said Saturday. "The Grinch will not have this victory," Salvation Army Lt. Christopher Rockwell said, the AP reports. Business leaders...
A Lot of Gifts
Didn't Arrive in
Time This Year
Dec 25, 2020 5:20 PM CST
A Lot of Gifts Didn't Arrive in Time This Year
Etiquette experts advise tipping off some recipients, but certainly not children
- Joanna Goldstein ordered Christmas ornaments as gifts on Nov. 17, from a store 80 miles from her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was notified on Dec. 11 that the ornaments were in Columbus, Ohio. The package then went through Warrendale, Pennsylvania; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Lansing, Michigan, before apparently...
Kylie Jenner's Christmas Gift
for Stormi Was Pretty Adult
Dec 27, 2019 9:32 AM CST
Kylie Jenner's Christmas Gift for Stormi Was Pretty Adult
Every 1-year-old needs a diamond ring, right?
- What's more unusual: A one-year-old getting a diamond ring for Christmas, or said one-year-old having her gifts covered by the likes of CNN and the
Los Angeles Times
? In the case of Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi, let's call it a draw. The Kardashian/Jenner-clan member posted a...
Just After Midnight, NK 'Gift'
Was Sent. Except It Wasn't
Dec 27, 2019 6:10 AM CST
Just After Midnight, NK 'Gift' Was Sent. Except It Wasn't
Public broadcaster NHK sent out incorrect report that North Korea had launched a missile
- North Korea's " Christmas gift " to the US never came (at least that we know of), but a news alert sent in Japan early Friday temporarily scared people into thinking the gift had been delivered. Reuters reports that a few minutes after midnight, public broadcaster NHK put out...
Then Ate It
Dec 23, 2019 7:00 AM CST
She Opened 'Worst Christmas Gift Ever,' Then Ate It
Toddler's reaction to a prank banana is priceless
- While some kids are hoping ( in vain ) that Baby Yoda will show up under the Christmas tree, little Aria Mojica is much easier to please. Her parents found that out when they tried to prank the 2-year-old with what dad Justice Mojica calls the "worst Christmas gift...
Young Children Ask Alexa
for Toys. Guess Who Pays
Dec 22, 2019 12:00 PM CST
Young Children Ask Alexa for Toys. Guess Who Pays
Parents find out the hard way that you don't need to spell to order
- Children too young to spell are finding Alexa to be more efficient than Santa Claus: They're asking her to find the items on their wish lists and tapping "buy" on their parents' devices. That means moms and dads now have to find ways to block the little hackers....
He Recalled His Winter With No
Heat. Out Came His Wallet
Dec 19, 2019 10:19 AM CST
He Recalled His Winter With No Heat. Out Came His Wallet
Florida businessman ponies up $4.6K to pay off utility bills for 36 families
- When Michael Esmond saw the Dec. 26 due date on his utility bill, he had a flashback to 1983. "My gas was shut off, and we had no heating for the whole winter," one of the coldest ever in Florida, the 73-year-old father of three tells CNN . Indeed,...
Got $5K at
This Doll Can
Nov 5, 2019 4:04 PM CST
Got $5K at Your Disposal? This Doll Can Be Yours
Three of these American Girl dolls are available, decked out in 5,000 Swarovski crystals and beads
- Don't know what to get for the girl who has everything? How about a doll decked out in thousands of dollars worth of bling? If you've got $5,000 lying around and can make arrangements with an American Girl flagship store in Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago,...
He Got a $4.5M MLB
He Used It for
a Christmas Gift
Dec 26, 2018 7:30 AM CST
He Got a $4.5M MLB Signing Bonus. He Used It for a Christmas Gift
Brady Singer, top prospect for Kansas City Royals, paid off mom and dad's bank loan, all other debt
- Imagine being 22 years old and able to offer your parents the ultimate Christmas gift: freedom from debt. That's a feeling just experienced by Brady Singer, a first-round draft pick in this year's MLB draft and now a prospect for the Kansas City Royals, after he made the...
Their Neighbor Died, Left
an Incredible Christmas Gift
Dec 20, 2018 7:26 AM CST
Their Neighbor Died, Left an Incredible Christmas Gift
Welsh family won't forget Ken Watson any time soon
- A two-year-old girl in Wales has already received a pile of Christmas presents, though she'll have to wait 13 years to open the last of them. Owen Williams of Barry opened his door Monday to find the daughter of his elderly neighbor, who died recently in his mid-80s,...
Goop Gift Guide
Nov 19, 2018 3:33 PM CST
This Year's Goop Gift Guide Includes an Entire Village
But it's only $173K
- It's the most wonderful time of the year: That's right, time for Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to release its holiday gift guide . This year's guide includes an entire Spanish village that is for sale for $172,910, though, to be fair, that item is included in the...
Merry Christmas, Staff,
Enjoy Your New ... Handguns
Nov 14, 2018 12:48 PM CST
Merry Christmas, Staff, Enjoy Your New ... Handguns
Wisconsin company is offering unique end-of-year bonus to its workers
- The employees at BenShot could've received an end-of-year cash bonus as a Christmas gift from their employer. Instead of giving workers $500 to pocket, however, the Wisconsin company wanted to try something different by offering a "perfect" present to each of its 16 full-time employees: a handgun. It'...
Hey 'Branson,' This
Woman Found Your Gifts
Dec 28, 2017 10:28 AM CST
Hey 'Branson,' This Woman Found Your Gifts
Andrea Reid says they were on Interstate 75 in Florida
- A Florida woman found Christmas gifts on the side of Interstate 75 and is trying to find the child they were intended for, reports the AP . Andrea Reid tells NBC2 she was heading to a Christmas Eve gathering when she spotted something through the fog on the side of the...
Hot Under the Tree: Fancy
Crock Pots, Monkeys, Velvet
Dec 24, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Hot Under the Tree: Fancy Crock Pots, Monkeys, Velvet
The AP takes a look at the hottest gifts for Christmas 2017
- Multi-use cookers, toy monkeys, and lots of velvet. The AP takes a look at some of the most popular items this holiday season:
Fingerlings, the $15 colorful monkeys that wrap around a finger, have been hard to find. Other hot items were the LOL Surprise ball, which hides small
'Porch Pirates' Don't
Always Leave With
Dec 22, 2017 1:02 PM CST
'Porch Pirates' Don't Always Leave With Holiday Gifts
It's a big problem, but some homeowners are fighting back
- In the weeks leading up to the holidays, the UPS and Amazon trucks are out in full force—and so are "porch pirates" who steal deliveries from people's mailboxes and porches. But in Utah, one thief went too far and swiped something critical: a three-month supply of a...
Cops: Couple Said $336K in
Pot Was for Christmas Gifts
Dec 22, 2017 7:21 AM CST
Cops: Couple Said $336K in Pot Was for Christmas Gifts
California pair arrested in Nebraska
- Mr. and Mrs. Claus, is that you? An elderly California couple arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana told police Tuesday they were planning to give out the drugs as Christmas presents, reports KMBC . York authorities say they pulled over a Toyota Tacoma after the driver failed to signal...
Oprah's 2017 'Favorite Things'
Include Really Pricey Tequila
Nov 3, 2017 6:12 AM CDT
Oprah's 2017 'Favorite Things' Include Really Pricey Tequila
More than 100 items show up on this year's holiday list
- Oprah Winfrey is back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things. Ranging in price from free (downloads of her
podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch TV that morphs into a painting), Winfrey's annual list will be featured in the December...
One State's Top Holiday Gift
for 2017: Duct Tape
Oct 27, 2017 8:21 AM CDT
One State's Top Holiday Gift for 2017: Duct Tape
A look at what's projected to be the hottest gift in each state
- Will the holiday season's biggest seller this year be an electronics item, a hot toy, or duct tape? Depends on which state you live in, per a 24/7 Wall St. analysis. The site checked out both the most popular gift items on Amazon.com and projected Google keyword searches...
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