Sun sets on Alaskan city as it descends into 66-day ‘polar night’

The sun set for the last time this year in the remote Alaskan city of Utqiaġvik on Wednesday, marking the start of a 66-day...

Here are the six locations that could host the new US Space Command

WASHINGTON — Six locations have survived the first round of cuts and are still in under consideration to become the new headquarters for U.S....

Vitamin D supplements may significantly lower cancer risk, study claims

Taking vitamin D supplements could cut the risk of cancer by more than a third, according to a new study. The research, published in JAMA...

Mexico becomes fourth country to top 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the...

Huge Home Depot skeleton repurposed for Thanksgiving, Christmas displays

Season’s creepings! The lucky few who got their hands on Home Depot’s popular 12-foot-tall skeleton decoration — a $300 monster of a Halloween ornament that...

Americans expect to gain this much weight over the holidays, survey says

Americans are going to use the holidays to binge more than usual this year. In Herbalife Nutrition’s third-annual “Writing off the End of the Year”...

Steve Martin’s cartoon book reveals the secret, hilarious life of animals

“I’ve always looked at cartooning as comedy’s last frontier,” writes Steve Martin in the introduction to his new book. “I have done stand-up, sketches,...

Heiress who despised the rich plundered their paintings to start a revolution

It was a brisk evening in April 1974, and Sir Alfred and Lady Clementine Beit had retired to the library of the Russborough House,...

Drug to treat genetic disorder that causes rapid aging in kids approved by FDA

A new drug to treat a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid aging in children has been approved after clinical studies showed promising results...

Quebec to ban sale of new gasoline-powered cars as of 2035

MONTREAL – The Canadian province of Quebec said on Monday it will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars as of 2035, joining...

Now you can make a custom Oreo with your face on it

Oreo wants to enable fans to eat their own face. The cookie brand has announced a new platform which will allow customers to customize their...

VA’s active coronavirus cases jump to more than 10,000

Active coronavirus cases among Department of Veterans Affairs patients reached their 14th consecutive day of record-high levels over the weekend, surpassing 10,000 for the...

Santa struggles to spread cheer — not COVID-19 — under safety restrictions

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … is as weird as everything else in 2020. Starting Sunday at Hudson Yards, children can “visit”...

How to visit Santa in NYC under tight COVID-19 restrictions

Enlarge Image Tyler Rapsey with daughter Isabelle visits with Santa Claus, with safety protocols in place, at Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township, ...

New Mexico coronavirus patient undergoes life-saving double lung transplant

A New Mexico man who spent more than 100 days in the hospital and on a ventilator after contracting the novel coronavirus has undergone...

Egypt unveils ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara

CAIRO — Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded...

Penn. group delivers thousands of cookies to frontline workers during pandemic

What started as a competition has turned into a movement of kindness. Scott McKenzie and Jeremy Uhrich, both from Huntingdon, Pa., held a bake-off back...

The Mark Hotel offering $175K holiday special with ice rink and ‘Nutcracker’ show

Why buy a house in the Midwest when you could just spend two nights at a luxury NYC hotel instead? The Mark Hotel on the...

This city is inviting anyone named Elizabeth to come visit and enjoy discounts

A city in North Carolina is offering an attractive deal for people who have very a specific name. Elizabeth City started a “Calling All Elizabeths”...

Daughter captures touching moment mom with dementia plays piano

Music brought the best out of a 92-year-old woman with dementia. Elaine Lebar has been battling the memory loss disease over the past 11 years....

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