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Harden Scores 28 as Rockets Blow by Spurs 111-98

Harden Scores 28 as Rockets Blow by Spurs 111-98

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) –  James Harden scored 28 points to lead the Houston Rockets over the San Antonio Spurs 111-98 on Wednesday.
Dwight Howard added 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Rockets, (19-11) who moved within 3 1/2 g…

Netflix Users Hit with Streaming Outage on Christmas Eve

Netflix Users Hit with Streaming Outage on Christmas Eve

Netflix(NEW YORK) — Several Netflix users who were looking to stream their favorite holiday movies online on Christmas Eve were out of luck.The company experienced a blackout that knocked out its streaming video service to many of its customers.In a t…

Americans, Swedes Fight Christmas Blues with Light

Americans, Swedes Fight Christmas Blues with Light

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Every October as the clocks are turned back, Jose Balido notices that his mood changes, almost as if his body were going into hibernation.His limbs are heavy and he has trouble moving around.  Simple household c…

Obamas Greet Troops on Christmas

Obamas Greet Troops on Christmas

The White House(HONOLULU) — In what has become a holiday tradition, President Obama and the first lady spent Christmas afternoon greeting service members at the Marines Corps base near their Hawaiian vacation home.Spreading some holiday cheer, the Oba…

President George H.W. Bush to Spend Christmas in Hospital?

President George H.W. Bush to Spend Christmas in Hospital?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(HOUSTON) — President George H.W. Bush will likely spend the Christmas holiday in the hospital, where he’s been battling bronchitis and a lingering cough since late last month.In a statement released to AB…

Matt Damon Celebrates Christmas a Day Early

Matt Damon Celebrates Christmas a Day Early

Gary Gershoff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Matt Damon has his own holiday traditions, and one of them is celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Promised Land actor said on Monday’s Live with Kelly and Michael that because his wife is Argenti…

Snow Storm Threatens Post-Christmas Travel

Snow Storm Threatens Post-Christmas Travel

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A huge storm that dumped heavy snow and rain on the West Coast is expected to move east and could spoil travel plans for people looking to return home the day after Christmas, which is considered one of the busiest travel days.The…

Snow Storm Threatens Post-Christmas Travel

Snow Storm Threatens Post-Christmas Travel

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A huge storm that dumped heavy snow and rain on the West Coast is expected to move east and could spoil travel plans for people looking to return home the day after Christmas, which is considered one of the busiest travel days.The…

Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message to Be Broadcast in 3D

Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message to Be Broadcast in 3D

Alastair Grant – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth’s annual royal Christmas message has become as traditional as Christmas itself, with families huddling around their TV sets, awaiting what her majesty has to say as she reflects on…

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Tips: What’s Open, What’s Available

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Tips: What’s Open, What’s Available

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’ve waited until Monday — Christmas Eve — to do your Christmas shopping, all is not lost.  There are some stores that will be open well into the evening, and even others that will be open on Chri…

Package Theft Rising as More Order Online

Package Theft Rising as More Order Online

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wondering why that gift you ordered online a week ago hasn’t arrived yet?
Well, it may not be the retailer’s fault or the result of slow shipping.  What’s been occurring more often are thieves swiping packages f…

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Deals

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Deals

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you may not find a mall parking spot this weekend, but you will find some great deals.Retailers are ready to slash prices, with across-the-board d…

Allergic to Christmas: Trees, Treats Can Trigger Reactions

Allergic to Christmas: Trees, Treats Can Trigger Reactions

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is in full swing.  And while many people around the nation gear up for a joyful time with family and friends, those with allergies prepare for an onslaught of wheezes and sneezes that can wreck t…

Christmas Shopping: How to Get Free Last-Minute Shipping Deals

Christmas Shopping: How to Get Free Last-Minute Shipping Deals

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The cut-off for free shipping on most online sites was Tuesday, Dec. 18.  But there’s still some ways you can finagle free rush shipping on last minute holiday gifts to make sure they arrive before Christmas Day….

Nowitzki Practices for First Time Since Knee Surgery

Nowitzki Practices for First Time Since Knee Surgery

NBA/Dallas Mavericks(DALLAS) — Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki participated in a full team practice Wednesday, for the first time since having knee surgery last October.While there is no definite date set for the 11-time All-Star’s return, he …

The Cheapest Days to Fly This Christmas

The Cheapest Days to Fly This Christmas

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That is, unless you have to fly somewhere.Airfare booking data from online travel agent Travelocity shows domestic airfare this holiday season is 9 percent more expen…

Obamas Attend Annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ Charity Concert

Obamas Attend Annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ Charity Concert

Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and his family participated in the 31st annual “Christmas in Washington” charity concert on Sunday. Featuring performances including Motown icon Diana Ross and the Naval Acad…

Rihanna Offered $8 Million to Turn On Christmas Lights

Rihanna Offered $8 Million to Turn On Christmas Lights

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LONDON) — Rihanna has a chance to earn $8 million by simply showing up at a London shopping center next month to turn on some Christmas lights and sing a few songs.  The Sun reports the singer has been asked to flick a swit…

Brad and Angelina Book Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver for Christmas Dinner

Brad and Angelina Book Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver for Christmas Dinner

ABC/BRANDON HICKMAN(NEW YORK) — There are still some 91 days till Christmas, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie apparently don’t want to wait until the last minute to plan their holiday dinner.  The Sun reports the couple has hired British celebrit…

Walmart’s Layaway Program Offers Christmas in September

Walmart’s Layaway Program Offers Christmas in September

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Following success last year, Walmart is set to begin its layaway program a month early.The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant will run its Christmas layaway program from Sept. 16 through Dec. 14 in an effort …

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