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Salvation Army bell ringer hit for saying ´Happy Holidays´ instead of ´Merry Christmas´

December 17, 2013 9:21 am

Apparently a Phoenix woman is focusing too much on the messaging of Christmas versus the message of Christmas. A Salvation Army bell ringer says she was hit by the unidentified Grinch because the suspect became upset when she was greeted with a “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas!” ABC15.com reports volunteer Kristina Vindiola was hit […]

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Family hopes for break in Berkeley cold case murder

December 17, 2013 8:52 am

The brother of a San Lorenzo man who was deliberately run over by a suspect outside the family’s business in Berkeley said Tuesday that he hopes the 15th anniversary of the crime will generate new leads in the unsolved case. Richard DeVecchi, 37, was struck by a car at about 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 17, […]

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´Incendiary Reflection´ Mirror Turns a Frown Upside Down

December 17, 2013 8:51 am

This mirror has two faces, although one of them is not a true reflection. It's a real-time, computer generated image controlled by software that can turn a frown…upside down. It's a subtle transformation but achieves the desired result, according to the University of Tokyo's Michitaka Hirose. . "If users see a happier face and perceive […]

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Third-Term Merkel Faces Energy, Europe

December 17, 2013 8:51 am

Finally clinching a rare third term. Angela Merkel was elected German chancellor again after a vote in the lower house of parliament. Almost three months after the election, her new grand coalition can now get to work. They're in a position that would be envied by all other European governments – economically at least. The […]

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Massive Brawl Has Many Calling For An End To SantaCon

December 17, 2013 8:51 am

It’s a video that’s got plenty of people talking, and it’s attracted hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube. But a dozen or so Santas in a knock down, drag out brawl also has people calling for an end to the unofficial event known as Santacon. The fight is also the subject of a police […]

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Puppy´s Paw Gets Stuck in Bathtub Drain

December 17, 2013 8:46 am

A one-year-old pooch named Jesse recently got stuck in a bathtub.

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The Puppy-Infant Asthma Connection

December 17, 2013 8:46 am

A new study makes a connection between how having a pet dog leads to diversity in dust microbes, which can lead to lowering risk for asthma and allergies in children. Dr. Nancy Simpkins discusses on the News Hub.

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Man charged with rape of 13 year old boy who stole his car

December 17, 2013 8:45 am

Todd Radack met a 13 year old boy online with the intention of picking him up for sex. Radack met the boy and took him to his house and carried out his plans. But then things got even more twisted. Radack had fallen asleep and when he woke up, his car was gone. He called […]

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House collapses near San Francisco´s Twin Peaks neighborhood

December 17, 2013 8:28 am

A home undergoing a major remodeling project collapsed late Monday night, tumbling down a hillside in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood, authorities said. San Francisco police said they began getting phone calls at about 10:30 p.m. reporting the collapse of the residence in the 100 block of Crown Terrace. Fortunately, no one was in the […]

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House collapses in San Francisco´s Twin Peaks neighborhood

December 17, 2013 8:28 am

A home undergoing a major remodeling project collapsed late Monday night, tumbling down a hillside in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood, authorities said. San Francisco police said they began getting phone calls at about 10:30 p.m. reporting the collapse of the residence in the 100 block of Crown Terrace. Fortunately, no one was in the […]

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