When it comes to the perfect holiday sweater, for many people, cheesy is good â€” tacky is better â€” and astonishingly ugly is best of all.
The demand for ugly holiday sweaters has reached such a height that it's changed how businesses stock for the season, as Eleanor Klibanoff reported for us on Weekend Edition Saturday. Wal-Mart and Kohl's sell new "vintage" ugly sweaters, and actual vintage stores have had to start searching for new stock to sell.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 4:03 am
Update at 1:33 a.m. ET
An undisclosed number of hostages are being held at a chocolate shop and cafe in Sydney, Australia. Reuters is reporting that police say they've made contact with the gunman and that TV footage showed three then two more people running from the scene. The number of hostages is said to be "not as high as 30," according to New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn.
Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 2:08 pm
Turkey arrested at least two dozen journalists, television producers and police today, including the editor of the country's best-selling daily, amid what is being described by many as a purge against opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Those arrested are known to have close ties to self-exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is living in the U.S., from where he has continued his fierce criticism of the president.
Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 2:09 pm
The British royal family's newest member, Prince George, has some new photos to mark the Christmas season.
As The Guardian explains, the photos, released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were taken during a shoot last month in a courtyard at Kensington Palace by his uncle Harry's private secretary, Ed Lane Fox, whose background includes freelance photography.
The annual Geminid meteor shower dazzled Earthlings around the world late Saturday and early Sunday.
Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon shot across the sky and lit up discussion boards from NASA.gov to Twitter â€” for those who could tear their eyes away long enough to type.
Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 2:13 pm
St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch made public nearly two dozen additional documents related to the investigation of police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot an unarmed black man last summer.
It was the second time in a week he had released more documents related to the Nov. 24 grand jury decision not to indict Wilson for the fatal August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.