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A bar popular with bikers is banned from a holiday parade in New Hampshire. The Chop Shop Pub has participated in the Hampton Christmas Parade for the last three years, but organizers are asking the bar to stay away this time because past issues have put spectators at risk.
President Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle will be allowed to stay in the United States, and will qualify for citizenship in five years if the government doesn’t appeal. An immigration judge in Boston ruled Tuesday that 69-year-old Onyango Obama is a person of “good moral character,”
It is something you might not expect to see when you look to the skies on Christmas Eve: Santa Claus flying in his sleigh, with a military jet escort. That image is included in the video from the North American Space Command introducing this year’s Santa tracking program.
Amazon is looking to the future of Internet shopping. Instead of arriving by delivery truck, some day your order could land on your doorstep via drone. On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed an R&D project called Prime Air that would use drones to handle deliveries within 10 miles of fulfillment centers for orders up to five pounds, and do it within 30 minutes.
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Mayor Tom Menino is expected to sign a bill banning smoking in Boston’s public parks. When it takes effect in a few months, anyone violating the ordinance could face a $250 fine.
The Boston Globe reports the ban would include cigarettes, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes in more than 250 parks, squares, cemeteries, and other open spaces managed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
A manager at a Pizza Hut in Elkhart, IN says he was fired because he refused to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving.
Tony Rohr says in the ten years he worked at the location, it was always closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but when he was told that opening on Thanksgiving was mandatory this year he decided to take a stand. “I said why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about our employees and they can have the day off,” Rohr said.
One of the floats in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is drawing controversy days before the parade even starts.
Animal rights activists say SeaWorld’s float is part of a crisis management plan after a documentary from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused the theme park of mistreating killer whales.
Federal regulators say rules banning the use of cell phones in airplanes are outdated, and it’s time to change them.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will will take up a plan to allow greater in-flight access to cell phones and mobile broadband at a meeting next month. Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cell phone industry, says modern technology can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably.