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Busiest day of season for FedEx, postal service

 With just 10 days until Christmas, Santa's delivery elves are working overtime. That means it's extra busy for shippers as well. Monday is the peak shipping day of the season for FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

The hottest gift you aren't getting: selfie sticks

Seriously, how is this not already huge in the United States?

Despite discrepancies, Dorian Johnson consistent in accounts of Brown shooting

 Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown in August, told remarkably similar stories in an interview with county and federal authorities in August and in testimony to the grand jury

Arrest made in Auburn football player's killing

 Police have arrested Markale Deandra Hart, 22, in connection with the shooting death of a freshman Auburn University football player, the Auburn Police Division said in a news release Sunday.

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide

 A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, bringing the rare species closer to extinction. Angalifu, 44, died of old age Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak; Zamboni could be to blame

 A carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin ice rink left 81 people hospitalized -- and a Zamboni could be to blame.

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Moscow is going on a huge shopping spree for weapons and military equipment.

Happy sequential birthday! Two babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

They won't be able to count for a few years, but when the time comes, they'll be able to practice using their unique birthdays.

2 of 3 escaped inmates back in custody in Alabama

Two of the three inmates who escaped from a rural Alabama jail over the weekend are now back in custody, but the third, a murder suspect, remains on the lam.

Christmas Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Christmas, a popular Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In 2013, December 25th falls on a Wednesday.