Regional News

´Pancho Claus´ Spreads Holiday Cheer in Houston

December 22, 2013 10:55 pm

A South Pole Santa known as 'Pancho Claus' has become a fixture in Texas cities, bringing a Feliz Navidad to low-income families and at-risk kids. In Houston, it's Richard Reyes who dons the red suit and fedora to spread holiday cheer. (Dec…

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Obama´s Clean Coal Boosts Oil Production

December 22, 2013 10:40 pm

The push to reduce U.S. greenhouse gases is pairing clean coal technology with oil production _ highlighting the environmental trade-offs President Barack Obama is willing to make in his quest to curb global warming. (Dec. 23)

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Virtual Farmers Market: Front Door Delivery

December 22, 2013 10:40 pm

Want locally grown, organic cauliflower, but can't make it to the farmers market? A new online service called Good Eggs lets shoppers buy fruits, vegetables and artisan foods from local producers — and delivers them to your home or office….

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Ice Storm Affects Parts of Canada

December 22, 2013 10:02 pm

A storm system has brought freezing rain across much of eastern Canada, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of home.

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Today in History for December 23rd

December 22, 2013 9:26 pm

The Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" is first published; Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo is executed; Mormon religion founder Joseph Smith, Jr. Is born; North Korea releases the 82 U.S. Seamen; (Dec. 23)

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Apple in China Mobile iPhone Deal

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

US smartphone manufacturer Apple has reached an agreement to bring its iPhone to the world's biggest phone carrier, China Mobile.

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Russian Santas Collect Toys for Cancer Patients

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Around one hundred Russian Santas march through the streets of Moscow to collect presents for children with cancer who will have to spend New Year's Eve in a clinic. The march was open to anyone willing to put on a Santa hat. Moscow volunteer Vadim Kovalyov.

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All I Want for Christmas – Is Wacky Gifts from China

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS VIDEOJOURNALIST, ANITA LI, SAYING: "The holiday season might be all about giving, but it's easier to shop for some people than others. What do you get for the person who

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The Big China Mobile Deal Apple´s iPhone Needed

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS TV REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "2013's longest-delayed, no-brainer tech deal has finally arrived, and it's been tied up with a nice shiny bow." Apple's Tim Cook and

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Locals gather to bid farewell to Candlestick Park

December 22, 2013 6:04 pm

As the San Francisco 49ers prepare for what could be the team’s final game at Candlestick Park Monday night, fans came to the stadium Sunday to say goodbye. Many people took pictures from the parking lot and reminisced about their favorite memories at the 53-year-old stadium. “It’s a little bit of a relic, but it’s […]

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