From Boston to Austin and Chicago to Los Angeles, revelers across the United States will be donning red and white suits this weekend to mark the worldwide SantaCon holiday pub crawl. The annual, often inebriated gatherings of people dressed as Santa Claus as they go barhopping will be held in 380 cities in the United States and 51 countries, according to SantaCon.info. The website, which bills itself as the established authority on the event, lists details of festivities around the globe, discounts on Santa Claus costumes and advice on how to avoid ticket scams for the events which are mostly free.
Roof told investigators after his arrest for the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston that he estimated he had killed five people as retribution for perceived racial grievances. "I had to do it because somebody had to do it," Roof said in the taped confession.
The first gorilla born in captivity has returned to her enclosure at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio after recovering from successful surgery last week to remove a malignant tumor, the zoo said. Colo, a western lowland gorilla born on Dec. 22, 1956, is the matriarch of the Columbus Zoo's popular gorilla family, according to the zoo's website. Western lowland gorillas, native to the rain forests of Central Africa, are an endangered species, according to nationalgeographic.com.
HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager returned to her native New Jersey on Saturday and asked a parade crowd to "pray for our outgoing president and vice president" and "our new president and vice president."
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan and Google have teamed up to create an app and website aimed at helping Flint residents and officials deal with the lead-contaminated water crisis.