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Video: TV reporter fired after jumping on classic cars

We're revisiting some of Nat Cardona's most-watched videos this year in this "5 to Know" encore: Classic car collectors don't play games when it comes to touching their property. Reporter Angel Cardenas learned that the hard way this past year.

What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name?

LONDON (AP) — In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and…

The 10 best plays of the year in sports

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort of league games you can think of were contested in 2019. That means there were…

Blue Sky Science: Why are snowflakes individually unique?

Q Why are snowflakes individually unique? — Eric Nost A Pao Wang, professor in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Two important factors influence the shape of a snowflake. One is the ambient temperature,…

Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 25

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Jimmy Buffett, Larry Csonka, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, Karl Rove, Annie Lennox, Rickey Henderson, Justin Trudeau, Dido and more.

300 million reasons lottery tickets make a terrible gift

Florida, like many states, has a commercial that pushes buying lottery tickets as holiday gifts. The ad actually calls scratch-off tickets "the must-get gifts of the season," saying that "pretty much everyone is going to want them." That may be…

Stars we've lost in 2019

Here's a look back at all of the well-known actors, actresses, athletes, musicians, and more who have died in 2019.

A look at Christmas by the numbers

Americans spend a lot on holidays. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend about $1,000 on Christmas in 2019. As for what they're spending that money on, most of it goes toward decorations, candy and gifts.…