If Santa made you one of the lucky owners of a new game console this year, chances are you’re already knee-deep in at least one of the big-name games that accompanied the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S (not to mention the Nintendo Switch, which is still selling […]

A customer sits outside at a restaurant in the Downtown Disney district in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 19. Photographer: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images Photographer: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images Fred Brown can technically keep his Disneyland-area hotel open under California’s current Covid-19 restrictions. But he’d need to make sure guests are […]

In true pop-up art fashion, a nearly 7-foot-tall monolith made of gingerbread mysteriously appeared on a San Francisco hilltop on Christmas Day and collapsed the next day. The three-sided tower, held together by icing and decorated with a few gumdrops, delighted the city on Friday when word spread about its […]

ROME (AP) — Curfews, quarantines and even border closings complicated Christmas celebrations Friday for countless people around the globe, but ingenuity, determination and imagination helped keep the day special for many. In Beijing, official churches abruptly cancelled Mass on Christmas Day in a last-minute move, after China’s capital was put […]

ROME – Curfews, quarantines and even border closings complicated Christmas celebrations Friday for countless people around the globe, but ingenuity, determination and imagination helped keep the day special for many. In Beijing, official churches abruptly cancelled Mass on Christmas Day in a last-minute move, after China’s capital was put on […]

Fewer Californians are expected to travel for Christmas this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, yet data show residents are still making trips to the store or work even after regional stay-at-home orders were issued throughout the state earlier this month. The California Highway Patrol this week reminded […]

WASHINGTON — Christmas is just hours away, but this year’s celebrations are going to look a lot different for most people across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health have both been warning residents since Thanksgiving that, during this latest, greatest […]

Holiday-themed video games are not nearly as common as holiday-themed TV shows or movies, but if you want to get into the Christmas spirit with a game or two before Santa Claus visits, there are options out there. Here is a selection of some recent releases and old favorites. The […]

Happy woman Christmas shopping wearing a facemask and looking at a window carrying bags. Though the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and the economic fallout continues to build, Christmas spending is still expected to be high. The National Retail Federation found that in 2020, consumers plan to spend an average of […]

National Review Russia’s New Territory In November, Russia gained a slice of somebody else’s country. It did this not through unidentified troops moving across a border, nor through hybrid warfare. Instead, it negotiated its capture in full view of, and without a single question asked by, the United States or […]

Public testing locations for COVID-19 will be limited over the long Christmas weekend in Clark County. All sites are closed on Christmas Day. Here is what will be open, according to the Southern Nevada Health District website: Dec. 24 Cashman Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 850 N. Las Vegas […]

Southern California has never seen a Christmas like this. With COVID-19 infections rampant here and elsewhere in the state, far fewer families traveling and no room at any inn for nonessential vacationers (by governor’s order), millions of us will look to our own households, backyards, neighborhoods and parks to connect, […]

The Week Putin critic Navalny reportedly tricks Russian agent into revealing how he was poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has reportedly uncovered details of his own poisoning by successfully duping a Russian agent into revealing them.Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is recovering after being poisoned […]

swiss skier in covid mask – fabrice coffrini/getty images Despite news that some ski resorts in Switzerland have begun to close, as governments across Europe react to the continued spread of coronaviru, the majority have chosen to remain open, for now. From tomorrow (Tuesday) the non-EU nation will enter a […]