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August is a hot month for divorce filings

Analyzing 14 years of divorce filings in this state, a University of Washington sociologist says we don’t like to get divorced during the summer family-vacation season, or during the “quasi-sacred” Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays. We wait until afterward, says Julie Brines, an associate sociology professor at the UW.

Judge’s findings in Stanford case | Transcript

The brother of Stephanie Scott’s killer will be free on September 9 after receiving a fixed jail term of one year and three months for being an accessory after the fact of murder. Marcus Stanford, 25, was sentenced on Wednesday morning at Leeton – where 26-year-old Miss Scott was raped and murdered....

45 homes destroyed in Chimney Fire, 38,956 acres burned

As of Tuesday evening, the Chimney Fire at Lake Nacimiento has burned 38,956 acres and is still 35 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE. Evacuation orders remain in effect for Christmas Cove, Oak Shores, North Shore Boat and Ski, Laguna Vista, South Shore Lake San Antonio, Sapaque Valley, Bryson....

It's D'greatest - 'Mrs Brown's Boys' voted best sitcom of the 21st century

"It's brilliant news," Rory said. "I'm thrilled. Brendan O'Carroll is a genius and I work with him." Rory had never aspired to enter the world of showbiz and ended up on the show when Brendan offered him a part. "I was never an actor. I was in marketing. I was Brendan's publicist," he said.

Hawaii for a mixed group at the worst possible time?

13 DAYS AGO
I'll be traveling with a friend to meet my sister and her husband in Hawaii over Christmas. It's the worst possible set of dates, I know. But it is the only set of dates which works. I'm looking for help in choosing between islands and hotel/hiking r...

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Did you take your family to Jamaica? How did it go?

1 MONTHS AGO
We're thinking of doing Jamaica for Christmas. We're hearing conflicting reports about how safe it is, how serious harassment by hustlers and panhandlers is, etc. We've heard ten different schools of "common knowledge" ranging from: okay if you stay ...

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Baltimore County school board votes against closing for Muslim holidays

-1 DAYS AGO
The school system would have been the first in Maryland to close on the two most important Islamic holidays, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, when they fall on school days. The vote followed a 12-year effort by Dr. Bash Pharoan, a Muslim physician whose ...

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August is a hot month for divorce filings

-1 DAYS AGO
Analyzing 14 years of divorce filings in this state, a University of Washington sociologist says we don’t like to get divorced during the summer family-vacation season, or during the “quasi-sacred” Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays. We wait until after...

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Judge’s findings in Stanford case | Transcript

27 MINS AGO
The brother of Stephanie Scott’s killer will be free on September 9 after receiving a fixed jail term of one year and three months for being an accessory after the fact of murder. Marcus Stanford, 25, was sentenced on Wednesday morning at Leeton – wh...

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45 homes destroyed in Chimney Fire, 38,956 acres burned

47 MINS AGO
As of Tuesday evening, the Chimney Fire at Lake Nacimiento has burned 38,956 acres and is still 35 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE. Evacuation orders remain in effect for Christmas Cove, Oak Shores, North Shore Boat and Ski, Laguna Vista, So...

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It's D'greatest - 'Mrs Brown's Boys' voted best sitcom of the 21st century

50 MINS AGO
"It's brilliant news," Rory said. "I'm thrilled. Brendan O'Carroll is a genius and I work with him." Rory had never aspired to enter the world of showbiz and ended up on the show when Brendan offered him a part. "I was never an actor. I was in market...

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Family ‘gutted’ by ban on helper dog from son's school

57 MINS AGO
Pauline Kelly-Melia said she was all the more hurt by the decision because she was informed of the decision by letter on the same day she spoke with the principal of Knocktemple National School in Virginia, Co Cavan, who never told her the school was...

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Qantas profits soar 80pc - $500m payout on the way

1 HOUR AGO
Australia's biggest airline, Qantas Airways, will resume paying dividends after a seven-year hiatus following a A$1.03 billion full-year net profit after tax, up 80 percent on the prior year and the best in its 95-year history. The airline has return...

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5 Months to Christmas

1 Month AGO
5 Months to Christmas
Greetings! Christmas eve is just 5 months from now. WOW! Go crazy! You might be involved in a lot of un-Christmas-like activity right now. It might be hard to think of making snowballs or hanging stockings where you are butRead more

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Listen to the North Pole Replay Broadcast

1 MONTHS AGO
Listen to the North Pole Replay Broadcast
It’s Christmas in July here at the North Pole where access to Kringle Radio is FREE this weekend to all wanting to hear the replay of our Santa tracking broadcast from last Christmas. Click here to listen in. (If thatRead more

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Santa’s Replay Just Hours Away

1 MONTHS AGO
Santa’s Replay Just Hours Away
Celebrate Christmas in July with us all weekend as we replay the 50-hour radio broadcast that aired on Kringle Radio last Christmas as we tracked Santa around the world. Beginning at 5am EST Saturday, July 23rd just return here toRead more

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Enjoy a Replay of Santa’s Ride this Saturday

1 MONTHS AGO
Enjoy a Replay of Santa’s Ride this Saturday
As part of our Christmas in July celebrations this weekend we’re going to do something super fun — we’re going to replay the broadcast from the North Pole of Santa’s ride last Christmas. In case you missed it, starting onRead ...

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What You Don’t Know About Rudolph

1 MONTHS AGO
What You Don’t Know About Rudolph
What can I possibly tell you about Rudolph that you don’t already know? Everyone knows Rudolph’s very famous story. But there is a lot more to Rudolph than all the songs and the books and the tv shows can say.Read more

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Santa’s Reindeer: Blitzen

1 MONTHS AGO
Santa’s Reindeer: Blitzen
Happy Monday, kids! Time to tell you about the brains in Santa’s bunch. His name is Blitzen. Blitzen has the heart of a champion and, in fact, he’s won the Reindeer Games a record 43 times over the course ofRead more

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Santa’s Big Reindeer Donner

1 MONTHS AGO
Santa’s Big Reindeer Donner
If ever there was a reindeer that is a mystery, it’s Donner. Donner is a big, big reindeer. He does not say much and he almost never smiles. He talks only to Santa and no one else. He’s like aRead more

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Will Smith Christmas Movie Buzz Building

12 HOURS AGO
There is a new Christmas movie heading to theaters this year and the buzz is building — even if it is getting late in the year. Will Smith is starting to promote Collateral Beauty, which is due in theaters December 16th. The film tells the stor...

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Casting a Remake of It’s a Wonderful Life

1 DAY AGO
Back in 2013 Hollywood announced a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life. Thankfully the project never happened and hopefully it never will. It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic American film that is best honored by leaving it completely alone. In 1977 the f...

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Going Home for Christmas

2 DAYS AGO
Have you ever spent a Christmas away from home? Sooner or later we all do. It is an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone. But at the same time I consider it one of those crucial life experiences. A Christmas away gives the gift of gratitude. It...

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What Christmas was Like 100 Years Ago

10 DAYS AGO
We tend to think of Christmas much the same year after year. We listen to many of the same songs, we watch the same movies, we eat the same stuff and we do many of the same things that we have always done. We cling to Christmas traditions faithfully....

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Disney Re-Releases The Enchanted Christmas

16 DAYS AGO
Beauty and the Beast — and Christmas. Does it get any better than that? Evidently after 25 years it does not get old — Disney is re-releasing the animated classic on DVD this October. The Enchanted Christmas tells a tale set within the st...

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It’s August and Okay to Think Christmas

22 DAYS AGO
Today is the opening of Christmas Creep Season. It happens the first of August every year when the media suddenly discovers the presence of – gasp! – Christmas items in stores. They complain about it endlessly claiming Christmas comes earlier and ear...

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Office Christmas Party Trailer…Too Graphic to Show

28 DAYS AGO
The new trailer for an anticipated Christmas movie due out this year called Office Christmas Party hit the street today — but we can’t show it to you. Even the trailer is too raunchy to show. The movie stars an A-list of Hollywood millenn...

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Christmas-themed bar Frosty's Christmastime Lounge celebrates the holiday year-round

10 HOURS AGO

Orlando isn't exactly a winter wonderland, but at Frosty's Christmastime Lounge, the spirit of the season is in the air - 365 days a year. The new Christmas-themed bar in downtown Orlando celebrates Santa year-round, along with the elves, sno...

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JOBS: Hunt on for Christmas elves to work at Doncaster Santa's grotto

13 HOURS AGO

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Well, now's your chance - as a hunt is launched to find elves to work in Doncaster's Santa...

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JOBS: Hunt on for Christmas elves to work at Doncaster Santa's grotto

13 HOURS AGO

Well, now's your chance - as a hunt is launched to find elves to work in Doncaster's Santa's grotto this Christmas. Great Grottos Ltd, a firm which runs Santa's Grotto locations across the UK, is looking for people to fill the role of...

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In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

15 HOURS AGO

A screen displays the concert of Mexican folk singer Vicente FernA ndez in Guadalajara, Mexico, in April, when FernA ndez announced his retirement. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption A screen displays the concert of Mexican folk singer Vic...

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Man decided to steal to get presents

19 HOURS AGO

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. When he was under financial pressure coming up to Christmas a 43-year-old man decided to steal to get...

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It's a Merry Movie Christmas in Upper Hutt

19 HOURS AGO

Get your thinking caps on and let your creative juices flow, because the theme for the ever-popular Upper Hutt 2016 Santa Parade is 'A Merry Movie Christmas' and it's time to start planning your float! UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 AUG 20...

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Instead of tipping their Latina server, couple left a hateful

21 HOURS AGO

A customer left a nasty note for Sadie Karina Elledge at a Harrisonburg, Va., restaurant on Monday, saying "we only tip citizens." MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of John Elledge A customer left a nasty note for Sadie Karina Elledge at a Harrisonburg, Va., res...

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Late December

4 MONTHS AGO
After 63 years of marriage, a man’s devotion to his wife is unbroken by Alzheimer’s.

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The Secret LSD-Fueled CIA Experiment That Inspired 'Stranger Things'

3 DAYS AGO
But just as strange as its plot about a missing child, a freaky Demogorgon monster, the bizarre Upside Down parallel dimension and Winona Ryder’s obsession with Christmas lights is the st...

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I Turned My Grandfather's Old War Chest Into A Coffee Table

3 DAYS AGO
In the fifteen years since, the footlocker followed me to nine apartments in three cities—filled with Halloween costumes, old photo albums, Christmas ornaments.

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Yes, There Is Such A Thing As An Introvert Hangover

3 DAYS AGO
The first Christmas I spent with my now-husband, he took me to a family event at his aunt’s house.

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Well, Here's Hunter S. Thompson Having A Gunfight With His Neighbor On Camera

12 DAYS AGO
Hunter S. Thompson was a legendary writer and also probably insane, as evidenced by this old footage of him having a casual gunfight with his neighbor.

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Kemosabe Looks Like A Porcupine, Sounds Like A Rubber Duck And Loves His Papaya Very Much

14 DAYS AGO
Kemosabe is a prehensile-tailed porcupine, also known as a coendou. He is also very cute.

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How To Reproduce The Upside Down World In 'Stranger Things'

19 DAYS AGO
This is a quick and satisfying technical walkthrough of one way an SFX artist might create the brooding world of the "upside down."

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Find The Sneaky Cat In This 360 Animated Video

19 DAYS AGO
It seems to be stuck in a loop, but that's just the perfect excuse to have more cats in your life.

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