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Merry Christmas, You’re Fired! Chicago Sub Shop Cans Everyone

A Chicago sandwich shop fired all its employees via email Sunday night, just three days before Christmas.<p>Snarf’s Sub Shop sent an email saying to its …

Celebrate Christmas with Free Stuff for Your Phone and Tablet

• Apple is running a “12 Days of Gifts” promotion, with free items from the App Store, iTunes and iBooks every day from December 26 through January 6. …

Meet the Google Robot that Won DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Trials

SCHAFT was developed by a Japanese team and is owned by Google. The rescue and response humanoid can even drive a car.

WWII Hero Codebreaker Gets Belated Pardon

British code-breaker Alan Turing has been called a genius, a war hero and one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. But he was gay, and in 1952 …

De Blasio’s Daughter Admits Substance Abuse

Chiara de Blasio, the 19 year-old-daughter of New York City’s soon-to-be Mayor Bill de Blasio, acknowledged a history of battling depression and drug …

U.N. Reports Thousands Dead in South Sudan, Mass Graves Found

<b>Update, 4:12 p.m. ET:</b> United States Secretary of State John Kerry called South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar …

Christmas Violence in the Holy Land Shadows Middle East Peace Talks

It may be the Season of Peace in much of the world, but the Holy Land is seeing a sharp uptick in the violence that has marred the province of …

San Francisco 49ers Fans Try to Pillage Candlestick Park After Last Game

Those nosebleed seats may be cheap, but they’re not supposed to be free.<p>After the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers played their last …

Fictional Walter Mitty Version of Online Dating Gets Real-Life Counterpart

<i>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty</i>, as is well known by anyone who has read the source material or seen a trailer for the new movie adaptation (out Dec. …

Pope Francis Delivers First Christmas Sermon

Pope Francis presided over his first Christmas Eve mass as leader of the Catholic Church at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican city on Tuesday, and …

How Easy Is It for Hackers to Get Your Information?

Retail giant Target said that hackers have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit customers who shopped at the store for the first three …

WATCH: Edward Snowden Delivers Christmas Message

National Security Administration leaker Edward Snowden warned of the dangers of government surveillance in a Christmas message broadcast Wednesday in …

UPS Delays Hold Up Christmas Packages

Some Christmas gifts may not arrive in time, according to UPS.<p>The United Parcel Service said despite its drivers working late, an overwhelming demand …

Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

Egypt’s military-backed interim government called the Muslim Brother a terrorist group Wednesday in a move that gives the regime more legal authority …

Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines Villages Celebrate Christmas

Romeo Ranoco / Reuters<p>Victims of Supertyphoon Haiyan decorate their improvised Christmas tree with empty cans and bottles at the ravaged town of …

Terminally Ill Girl Dies After Getting Her Christmas Wish

A Pennsylvania girl whose final wish led to thousands of Christmas carolers singing outside her home passed away Wednesday morning, according to a …

Winter Storms, Power Outages Mean a White but Dark Christmas for Some

A deadly winter storm has left thousands without power on Christmas Day in parts of the Great Lakes and New England.<p>At least 151,000 residents in …

Russian Passenger Ship Trapped in Antarctic Ice

Three ice-breaking vessels are en route to the Antarctic region, where a Russian passenger ship is stuck in thick sheets of ice.<p>The MV <i>Akademik</i> …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

The 3 biggest tax stories of 2013

This year will go in history down as a pretty big one for tax developments. Here are the three most important stories for 2013.<p><b>1. Fiscal cliff</b> …

Last-minute tax tips for 2013

The new federal budget legislation did not include any new tax provisions – or extenders to expiring tax breaks. So, even though the IRS won’t be …

Brewers give Santa a beer belly

<b>The bottle</b>: Anchor Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale, $11.99 for a six-pack or $15.99 for a magnum (1500 ml)<p><b>The back story</b>: ‘Tis the season for …

Did Chipotle eat Red Lobster?

As casual dining chains like Red Lobster and Olive Garden struggle, customers are turning to upscale “fast-casual” joints like Chipotle and Panera …

Dec. 26 is the best day of the year to be in the market: Bespoke

Anderson Silva: Dana White Is the George W. Bush of MMA

Link to Media<p>Former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva still has his eye on a boxing match with fellow fight veteran Roy Jones Jr., but he understands that UFC president Dana White has to be diplomatic about the issue.<p>So much so that The Spider compared his boss to the 43rd president …

George W. Bush

The Return of the Old Dwight Howard Should Frighten the Entire NBA

Link to Media<p>The Houston Rockets' red-and-white threads weren't the only addition Dwight Howard made to his wardrobe this summer.<p>His Superman cape is back, along with the gaudy stat lines it came with—like his 20-rebound, 15-point effort during Houston's 111-98 dismantling of the San Antonio Spurs …

NBA

Russell Westbrook Is 'Killin' It' in One-Sided Leather Overalls

Link to Media<p>Russell Westbrook strolled off the team bus in the type of outfit we've come to expect from him. Leather one-sided overalls? Gold chain? A hat with a trendy cliche? Sounds about right.<p>One-sided leather overalls and a gold chain for Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/piLWJX6unq— Bleacher …

Russell Westbrook

Courtside Fan Wears Custom LeBron James Lakers Jersey in Clever Recruiting Ploy

Link to Media<p>LeBron James can opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat at the end of the 2013-14 season. As the Heat came to Staples Center on Christmas Day to face the Los Angeles Lakers, one clever fan with courtside seats came prepared to make his pitch, as Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles …

Basketball

Projecting What Kind of Star Kobe Bryant Will Return As After Injury

Link to Media<p>Kobe Bryant’s most recent injury leaves the basketball world to ponder what kind of star he will look like once he returns.<p>The future Hall of Fame 2-guard ruptured his Achilles late in the 2012-13 season and missed the playoffs. He was sidelined during the early portion of this 2013-14 …

Basketball

Giants Rookie Cooper Taylor Looks to Rent out New York Apartment for Super Bowl

Link to Media<p>The New York Giants have been eliminated from NFL playoff contention, and that's an understatement. The team is 6-9 with its final game against the Washington Redskins coming this Sunday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. ET at home.<p>Giants rookie safety Cooper Taylor has no intention of staying in …

Football (U.S.)