Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:34 GMT
The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their...More >
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:24:05 GMT
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary...More >
The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child...More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:12:16 GMT
The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >
Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:02:48 GMT
The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn.More >
The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:22:03 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >
The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:42 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:02:37 GMT
The Pentagon says the leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab (ahl-shah-BAHB') extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle Monday night.More >
The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:44:33 GMT
Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...More >
Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.More >
TORONTO, CANADA (CBC News/CNN) - They can be tacky, cheerful, unusual, and downright hideous, but ‘tis the season for the ugly Christmas sweater.
The ugly Christmas sweater has become a trend to wear at holiday parties.
Two friends have taken it to a new level. "We had matching penguin sweaters. We just thought it was a gag, and then it got called the Ugly Sweater Party." Jordan Birch of the Now That's Ugly Society said.
They've been holding an annual ugly Christmas sweater party for more than a decade, and it's grown so big they now hold it in a ballroom.
"It's a pretty awesome party, 1,110," Chris Boyd said. "We have live music. We have a DJ. We have a gospel choir. We have all the festive elements."
The duo pushed for the city of Vancouver to proclaim Ugly Sweater Day on Dec. 20.
The popularity of the festive knits has led to skyrocketing sales at a trendy vintage store.
"The uglier the better: the more tacky, the more adornments," co-owner Drew Heifitz said.
He said even though about 85 percent of them are women's sweaters - the kind grandma would wear - they're hot.
"I sell these all year because I'm also a wholesaler," Heifitz said. "I wholesale these sweaters all across North America and actually some to Europe. We've probably sold 25,000 sweaters this year."
With so many choices, picking the right holiday sweater can be tough. Still, the uglier they are, the bigger the smile.
Copyright 2013 CBC News via CNN. All rights reserved.
Wednesday, January 1 2014 4:57 PM EST2014-01-01 21:57:25 GMT
(RNN) - Tis the season for New Year's Resolutions. For many, the New Year is a time to invest in a new you. Maybe you want to get in shape, become a chef or speak fluent French in 2013. You could alwaysMore >
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Sunday, December 1 2013 1:04 PM EST2013-12-01 18:04:31 GMT
TORONTO, Canada (CBC News/CNN) - They can be tacky, cheerful, unusual, and downright hideous, but ‘tis the season for the ugly Christmas sweater. The ugly Christmas sweater has become a trend to wear atMore >
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Thursday, November 28 2013 8:57 AM EST2013-11-28 13:57:01 GMT
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Monday, November 19 2012 2:37 PM EST2012-11-19 19:37:19 GMT
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