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I recently picked up Kiese Laymon's collection of essays, “How to Slowly Kill Yourself in America,” intending to read it as I relaxed into the evening, snuggled up on the sofa in front of my fireplace. I found that it's not a book to relax with. It's a raw, life-affirming book that makes you sit up straight and pay attention. Laymon's whip-smart, funny, poignant and wildly thought-provoking essays belong on every American's 2015 reading...

Updated at 11:10 AM

A woman and her grandson lost their home in a house fire two days before Christmas.The fire was reported at around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in a mobile home park on Corral Lane, according to dispatch logs. The park is located between Talent and...

Updated at 11:03 AM

Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign.

Posted at 11:00 AM

Vince Carter and the Memphis Grizzlies play Santa Claus by replacing his stolen car.

Updated at 10:17 AM

A quick-hitting Christmas Eve day snowstorm is headed for parts of Southern Oregon and Northern California today, with several new inches of snow expected to fall on nearby mountain passes.A winter weather advisory will be in effect for...

Posted at 10:00 AM

Here's a holiday tip for parents of teens: Keep a close eye on the eggnog.

Posted at 10:00 AM

Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans' views of the buying climate and economy.

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At 10:15 am Central, Santa just landed in Yangon, Burma and had almost delivered over 1.6 billion gifts.

Updated at 9:52 AM

Japan's parliament confirmed Shinzo Abe as prime minister Wednesday, giving him the opportunity to become the longest-serving premier in four decades.

Updated at 8:42 AM

"The Interview" will be available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday.

Updated at 8:01 AM

You can’t go anywhere without hearing “Merry Christmas” or seeing festive decorations.Everyone is celebrating Christmas. Presents, carols and holiday treats are everywhere.But people really...

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