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Boat capsizes after fireworks show, killing 3 childrenupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:05:00

A July Fourth outing to watch fireworks from the water turned into a disaster Wednesday night when a boat capsized off Long Island, leaving three children dead.

Americans celebrate Independence Dayupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 14:17:00

Dry conditions prompt fireworks cancellations; rehearsal for a concert at the National Mall is interrupted by a storm.

America celebrates Independence Dayupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 14:17:00

People all across America geared up on Wednesday to celebrate Independence Day, a tradition that often includes copious amounts of beer, barbecue, parades and fireworks.

Fourth of July TV marathons: Catch TNT's 'Dallas' from the beginning!updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 11:20:00

Holiday TV marathons have become almost as great a tradition as Fourth of July fireworks. Wednesday's best bet: TNT's "Dallas" marathon.

Officials: No known Independence Day threatupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 06:52:00

There is no credible information that terrorists are plotting an attack to coincide with the Fourth of July holiday, federal law enforcement officials said.

April Fools' Day: 5 spots to act the fool abroadupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 08:39:00

There is no better way to ring in the spring season than with a free pass to the carefree days of childhood when no one could chastise you for a well-executed prank -- as long as it brought a smile to both parties.

Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Massupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:55:00

Pope Benedict XVI speaks about the need for peace in his Christmas Eve Mass.

Valentine's Day and a healthy heartupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:09:00

A look at why chocolate and wine are good for the heart.

Why I hate Valentine's Dayupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:09:00

Valentine's Day is terrible for two kinds of people -- those who are single and those who aren't.

Smartphone apps for your valentineupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 07:25:00

Smartphone apps to spice up your Valentine's Day. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports.

Mardi Gras beyond bare breastsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 11:30:00

If you've never been to Mardi Gras, you may think it's all about beads for boobs.

CNNMoney: Heart-shaped pizzas hot for Valentine's Dayupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 05:27:00

Candy, flowers and bling may dominate Valentine's Day gifts, but this year, one more item is likely to be among the love offerings: heart-shaped pizzas.

Being Santa: 7 men share tales from behind the red suitupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 13:36:00

For at least one, it became a star-studded lifestyle, replete with million-dollar jewels, agents and a beard insured for six figures. For some it was a calling, heard as early as age 4 or inherited from elders. For others it began for kicks, a one-time silly gig they got roped into and then loved.

Parents of missing Virginia student head to New York to aid in searchupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 02:22:00

The parents of a missing Virginia college student plan to travel to New York on Thursday to assist in his search.

New York celebrates the new yearupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 15:27:00

New York celebrates the arrival of 2012.

Underwear, grapes part of New Year's traditions for revelers worldwideupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 16:41:00

What color underwear did you wear on New Year's Eve?

New Year traditions: Scotland to Spainupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 16:41:00

CNN's Nadia Bilchik and E.D Hill discuss New Year customs from Scotland to Spain.

U.S. population to near 313 million on New Year's, Census says updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 13:50:00

The U.S. population is expected to top out at close to 312.8 million people just around the time crowds gather to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve, according to new census data released Thursday.

When spouses clash over Christmasupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 01:02:00

The tree is twinkling, carolers are singing, eggnog is flowing and your spouse is ... hunkered down in the other room, counting the seconds until the season is over. Can't he or she just suck it up and make with the merry? After all, who doesn't love the holidays?

Holiday myths debunked: Weight gain, suicides, traffic deathsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 11:41:00

The most persistent holiday health myths are based on kernels of truth. Here are often-repeated adages and why they're off the mark.

Lavish New Year's Eve experiencesupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 07:41:00

Hey, big spender. New Year's Eve is coming up fast, but there's still time to think about an unforgettable getaway to usher in 2012.

The gang's all here -- minus the audienceupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 12:22:00

Featuring more than five Oscar-nominated actors, "New Year's Eve" boasts a star-studded cast. But what happens when there seems to be more people on screen than there are in theaters?

When classmates let the secret out of the sleigh bagupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 08:07:00

When out on the playground, there arose such a clatter -- because little Tommy told all his classmates there was no such thing as Santa Claus.

Give as good as you getupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 08:01:00

Kathryn's story: "Hey!" My 11-year-old daughter bounded out of the kitchen, swinging a miniature pocket watch from a chain. "What's this? Whose is it?" It was hers, and I told her so, but not that it was intended for her Christmas stocking. I had bought it between errands, then dropped it into the groceries, which I had asked her to unload and put away, having forgotten the tiny purchase that had settled to the bottom of the bag. One hundred and three days remained until December 25.

It's the most wonderful (TV) time of the yearupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 11:29:00

What would Christmas be without Zuzu's petals?

Rockefeller Center tree lightingupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 11:29:00

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit by NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Tishman Speyer CEOs Jerry and Rob Speyer.

Occupy protesters celebrate Thanksgivingupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 21:40:00

Occupy protesters across the country celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, bringing all the trimmings of a traditional meal to the unlikely location of a demonstration.

The traditions of Thanksgivingupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:18:00

CNN's Carl Azuz considers how far our nation's Thanksgiving traditions have wandered.

Feds: Holidays could tempt terrorists -- but U.S. 'not aware of credible threats'updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 20:11:00

Terrorists could decide to launch attacks during the holiday season but the United States has no evidence any plots are being planned, according to a federal law enforcement intelligence bulletin issued Wednesday.

Five Thanksgiving apps you should gobble upupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 05:54:00

When someone says "Thanksgiving and apps," you probably think appetizers, not applications.

Apps compare Black Friday pricesupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 05:54:00

A tech expert shows you how your smartphone can help you find the best Black Friday deals.

CNNMoney: Black Friday backlash: Early openings a blessing and a curseupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 17:09:00

For Anthony Hardwick, Thanksgiving has special meaning. Last year, he proposed to his girlfriend, Denise, in front of her whole family during the holiday.

CNNMoney: What tree growers want for Christmas: a 'tax'updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 16:23:00

Yes, Virginia, there was supposed to be a Christmas tree "tax" -- and it's just what the people who will pay the tax wanted. But its fate is as up in the air as Santa's sleigh at midnight.

Early snow causes travel woesupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 23:01:00

CNN's Richard Roth reports from Connecticut as his short flight turns into an all-day ordeal.

Neighbors help each other in aftermath of October snowstormupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 23:01:00

New Jersey resident Becky Fisher said Tuesday that she's counting the favors she'll now owe her neighbors after a powerful snowstorm left her family and more than a million others without power across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

5 tips for booking Thanksgiving flightsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:18:00

Feasting on turkey aside, brace yourself for that other Thanksgiving ritual: joining a nationwide mad dash to make it to a family gathering and back in a journey that can exasperate even the most seasoned traveler.

Finding low Thanksgiving faresupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:18:00

CNN's Karin Caifa has some travel tips to help you navigate the Thanksgiving travel season.

So scary! Revelers team up for awesome costumesupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 16:01:00

Nothing gets people in the Halloween spirit like group costumes. Teamwork was the finishing touch of many iReporters' outfits -- whether it was a team of green Army men or crayons.

Halloween safetyupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 07:21:00

Ninette Sosa give us some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween.

Halloween fun facts: Spending, eating and carving our way through the holidayupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 07:21:00

The United States might be in a tricky economic situation, but it won't stop Americans from buying vampire fangs or princess tiaras.

Washington-area kids brave soggy weather for White House tricks and treatsupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 19:16:00

Some children in Washington braved cold and soggy weather Saturday for an early Halloween treat -- a brief visit to the White House.

CNNMoney: Most popular Halloween costume? Charlie Sheen is 'winning'updated: Sat Oct 29 2011 08:22:00

Tousled hair, a vial of tiger blood and a hefty dose of attitude is all it takes to score a winning costume this Halloween.

Campaign on offensive Halloween costumesupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 19:52:00

CNN talks to students from Ohio University about their campaign to raise awareness about offensive Halloween costumes.

Do-it-yourself Halloween decorating 101updated: Fri Oct 28 2011 09:50:00

With Halloween on a Monday, there's still the entire weekend to get into the holiday spirit. Decorating the home is a great way to celebrate, especially if you have children or want to postpone the feeding frenzy until next week.

Avoiding sexy costumes for kidsupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 08:57:00

I have no idea why my 3-year-old wants to be a cowboy for Halloween this year, because she won't tell me. That's OK. I don't need to know her reasoning to make it happen.

'We're a culture, not a costume' this Halloweenupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 14:28:00

Thinking about donning a kimono to dress like a geisha for Halloween, or a Mexican mariachi suit?

People.com: Martha Stewart Says Daughter's Tell-All Book Is 'Hilarious'updated: Tue Oct 04 2011 17:49:00

"It's irreverent and it's lots of fun," the domestic diva says about Whateverland

SI.com: Michael Rosenberg: Flap over Mets' hats a window into how sports mark 9/11 tragedyupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 15:18:00

Bud Selig could feed the homeless and find a way to get hammered for it. He could fly medical supplies to a third-world country and environmental groups would rip him for taking a private plane. Selig has some of the worst p.r. instincts of anybody in sports, so it is not surprising that, faced with a six-inch putt on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, he kicked the ball.

CNNMoney: More travelers skip a Labor Day getawayupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 05:12:00

The lousy economy has put a damper on travel plans for this Labor Day weekend, according to a report released Wednesday.

People.com: Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Celebrate a Family 4thupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 15:11:00

A local parade in Pacific Palisades is enjoyed by daughters Violet and Seraphina

Farrar celebrates July 4 with first Tour de France stage victoryupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 16:31:00

American cyclist Tyler Farrar celebrated his country's Independence Day by winning the third stage of the Tour de France, as teammate Thor Hushovd retained the leader's yellow jersey.

In 2011, it's truly independents dayupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 12:05:00

As we celebrate Independence Day at the start of a long hot campaign season, it is worth remembering that patriotism is not the same thing as partisanship.

Tattoos and freedomupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:10:00

Dennis Dwyer, a Vietnam veteran, author and tattoo artist, shares why he loves the Fourth of July.

Why U.S. is not a Christian nationupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:10:00

As America celebrates its birthday on July 4, the timeless words of Thomas Jefferson will surely be invoked to remind us of our founding ideals -- that "All men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator" with the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These phrases, a cherished part of our history, have rightly been called "American Scripture."

Texas faces subdued July Fourth due to droughtupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 13:27:00

The oohs and aahs of the Independence Day holiday will be more subdued this year in Texas, where months of severe drought have led to restrictions on fireworks across much of the state.

SI.com: Frank Deford: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest may be crude, but don't blame the dogsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 19:20:00

Ah, our magnificent Independence Day approaches. The Fourth of July! Flags flying -- the old red-white-and-blue. Patriotic parades, family picnics, fireworks and oh, no! Ugh! The Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

CNNMoney: More Americans staying home for 4th of July weekendupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 05:18:00

More Americans are staying home for the 4th of July weekend compared to last year, according to a forecast released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Got Fourth of July travel plans? Better book nowupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 05:50:00

Planning to get away this Fourth of July? Better book fast.

Rules on flying the American flagupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:26:00

On Memorial Day, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at some of the rules for respectfully displaying the American flag, as dictated by the United States Flag Code.

9 great Memorial Day getawaysupdated: Wed May 25 2011 07:51:00

Thinking about taking a break for Memorial Day?

People.com: Reese Witherspoon & Family Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunchupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 13:51:00

The actress and her new husband Jim Toth celebrate with the kids in Santa Monica

Obamas attend local church on Easter Sundayupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 21:58:00

President Barack Obama and his family attended the Easter Sunday service at Shiloh Baptist Church, which was founded by freed slaves in 1863.

Crackdown in China for Easter serviceupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 20:22:00

CNN's Stan Grant tries to attend a banned Easter church service in Beijing.

It's time for St. Patrick's Day to return to its rootsupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 21:43:00

There's nothing like causing a huge stir on Facebook and Twitter with 140 characters, but that certainly was the case Thursday when I took to social media to show my disdain for celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

Tornado wreaks havoc in Louisianaupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 12:49:00

A powerful storm sweeps across Louisiana, bringing at least one tornado and wreaking havoc on Mardi Gras festivities.

Google invites you to 'map your Valentine'updated: Mon Feb 14 2011 17:12:00

So, at this point, the only Valentine's Day cards left on the shelves are going to have dirty jokes or Garfield on them.

CNNMoney: Valentine's gift searches: Fido tops hubbyupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 14:21:00

Valentine's Day is clearly a gift-getting day for the ladies, but most men hope to get at least some love back as well.

SI.com: Seth Davis: Utah State receives much-deserved notoriety from legend of 'Wild Bill'updated: Thu Feb 10 2011 16:25:00

The Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah, is a happenin' place these days. The hometown Utah State Aggies have won 80 of their last 82 games there. The team just completed an 18-game winning streak, one shy of the longest in school history, before losing at Idaho Wednesday night. The Aggies are 12-1 in the WAC and 22-3 overall, with their only other losses coming on the road against BYU and Georgetown. They're currently ranked 21st in the AP poll and 32nd in the RPI.

Christmas comes in January for retailersupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:59:00

Christmas may be in December, but January is when retailers purchase Christmas decorations for the upcoming season.

The people who plan your next Christmasupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:59:00

By now, Christmas merrymakers have packed away the decorations and may even have paid off their holiday shopping sprees. But while the rest of us have moved on to Valentine's Day, Cin Davidsen is still surrounded by glittery Christmas ornaments.

People.com: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart's Musical New Year's Eveupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 18:10:00

The couple are spotted listening to live music at a U.K. pub as they ring in 2011

People.com: Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block Reveal New Year's Resolutionsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 17:52:00

The boy bands, who performed together New Year's Eve, plan a joint tour for 2011

People.com: Dr. Oz: How to Follow-Through on Your New Year's Resolutionsupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 20:08:00

From morning workouts to nighttime Z's, the TV host breaks down goals for 2011

People.com: A Star-Worthy New Year's Eve Soundtrackupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 14:29:00

Celeb favorite, DJ Vice shares his top 10 picks to ring in 2011

People.com: Where the Stars Will Be Ringing in 2011updated: Sat Jan 01 2011 11:50:00

From NYC to L.A., Vegas to Miami, the parties will rock and the celebs will be hosting, performing and more!

Underage drinking soars at New Year'supdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 21:38:00

The number of minors treated in hospital emergency rooms for drinking on New Year's Day 2009 was nearly four times the average daily figure, according to a federal study.

5 festive alternative ways to ring in 2011updated: Mon Dec 27 2010 08:08:00

It's New Year's Eve, and you're parked in front of your television with a bottle of stale champagne, watching the ball drop ... again. Wouldn't you rather be cruising the open seas or riding a roller coaster?

Christmas at the Vaticanupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 06:35:00

The Vatican celebrates Christmas with a traditional midnight mass.

Blessings of an Amish Christmasupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 12:06:00

My husband, children and I stopped by an Amish friend's house on our way to visit some relatives in Michigan recently. Since December is so busy for everyone, I was thankful that my friend had time to see us.

The best and worst Christmas filmsupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 17:31:00

If Christmas shopping has left you wearied and holiday jingles are jangling your very last nerves, there's one sure way to restore your Christmas spirit: Put down those shopping bags, warm up some cocoa and settle in with a Christmas movie.

Saint Nick's legacyupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 10:54:00

CNN's Ivan Watson explores the hometown of the man who inspired the legend of Santa Claus.

Turkish town cashes in on Saint Nick legacyupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 10:54:00

The hometown of the man who inspired the legend of Santa Claus is a long way from the snow and arctic lights of the North Pole.

It's the holidays, so let your work e-mail goupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:09:00

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a computer mouse. 'Cause y'all are checking your work e-mail on your BlackBerrys under the dining room table.

Nativity story told via social mediaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 16:40:00

A popular online video tells the story of the birth of Jesus through Google searches, tweets and Facebook updates.

CNNMoney: Dreaming of a trashy Christmasupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 15:13:00

'Tis the season to be jolly, and unfortunately, to toss also out a lot of trash.

Santa truth: Your kid may already knowupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 10:12:00

The government's air defense system tracks Santa's progress on Christmas Eve. The United States Postal Service even accepts letters to the North Pole.

Geeks' most beloved holiday classicsupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 23:00:00

There's Rudolph and Frosty, the Grinch and Charlie... Ralphie, George Bailey, Clark Griswold and Buddy. But do you recall the geekiest holiday specials and movies of all?

CNNMoney: Wall Street to employees: Want a holiday party? Pay upupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 09:54:00

The big banks are logging record profits and doling out sky-high bonuses. But celebration doesn't come free this holiday season: Some Wall Streeters must pay to attend their own holiday parties.

Sink your teeth into creepy, gory Halloween eatsupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 18:12:00

As Halloween brings trick-or-eating time back again, frightening foodies and gobbling ghouls will appreciate the spooky spoils of the season.

People.com: Jessica Simpson Cooks Thanksgiving Dinner for Her Fiancéupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 09:09:00

The singer whips up a vegan-friendly feast in a New York City hotel for Eric Johnson and family

People.com: Stars Reveal: My Favorite Thanksgiving Traditionupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 16:54:00

Julianne Moore, Meredith Vieria, Matthew Perry and more celebs share the side dishes and belly rubs that keep them happy on Turkey Day

People.com: Lauren Conrad's Favorite Thing About Holidays: Eating!updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 14:29:00

Plus, Gwyneth Paltrow, Crystal Bowersox and Tommy Lee dish on what makes the season special to them

First family's feast for the needyupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 15:21:00

The Obama's kick off their Thanksgiving holiday by handing out food baskets at Washington food pantry Martha's Table.

At Thanksgiving, some adopt a turkey instead of eating oneupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 09:04:00

Only two weeks into the adoption, Mordecai and Fiona are already exhibiting distinct personalities.

Obama saves turkeys from dinner deathupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 12:12:00

President Obama pardonned two turkeys, Apple and Cider, from winding up as the feast at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

CNNMoney: Frugal Friday: Be Gaga. Be Pauly D. But it won't be cheapupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 15:10:00

Halloween might as well be sponsored by MTV this year.

People.com: Demi Lovato Will Spend Thanksgiving with Her Familyupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 08:48:00

The Disney star will remain at the treatment facility where she's making "tremendous progress"

People.com: Reese & Beau Get Affectionate at His Work Partyupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 11:51:00

• Despite the haunted house setting and all the costumes, there was no disguising the affection between Reese Witherspoon and agent beau Jim Toth. The pair hung out at a Creative Artists Agency Halloween bash at a private home in L.A., and they were "being adorable and affectionate," a guest says. The couple drank Don Julio margaritas throughout the night and chatted with Toth's work friends, though they were never far apart. As for their costumes, Witherspoon was dressed as a Harajuku girl while Toth dressed like a punk.

People.com: Amanda Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe Get Close on Halloweenupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 09:07:00

The pair spent hours talking at a party, but a source says they are not dating

Halloween craze started in gay cultureupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 19:11:00

Some perspective here: On Tuesday, some 37 percent of Americans are expected to turn out to vote. On Sunday, some 66 percent of Americans celebrated Halloween.

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