The 73-meter (238-foot) artificial tree in capital Colombo is 18 meters (59 feet) taller than the current record holder.
Authorities used spikes to puncture the driver’s tires and say that a man jumped out of the car.
A total of nine people were injured following a collision between two vehicles in northeast Ohio on Christmas Day.
The patient had just completed his eighth round of chemotherapy when he learned that he was the winner of his favorite neighborhood restaurant’s contest.
The singer’s death was announced late Sunday. Many paid tribute on Facebook and Twitter and others cited years of good works that received little publicity.
The site How It Should Have Ended re-mixed audio of Chewie’s grunts and growls with clips from several “Star Wars” films to create a video that has been watched nearly 2.5 million times on YouTube.
From David Bowie to Muhammed Ali to Alan Thicke, celebrity deaths marked 2016 as a year of great loss, with at least one celebrity dying in every single month but October.
In entertainment news, 2016 saw the deaths of a few beloved celebrities, record-breaking albums, a robbery at the hotel room of Kim Kardashian, a surprising Oscar win, and the clash of politics and theatre at a show of the Broadway smash Hamilton, among over memorable events.
After “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” became the biggest hit song of the holiday in 1985, she actually got a 700-pound baby named Matilda and promptly donated it to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
In 2016, ISIS fought for control in the Middle East, terror struck in France, thousands were killed as the war raged in Syria, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and the Zika virus presented health concerns during the Olympics.
2016’s most memorable national news headlines ranged from presidential politics, to passionate, sometimes violent protests to the deaths of celebrities, along with mass shootings, deadly hurricanes, fires and Pokemon Go.
A sheriff’s official says it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest.
Trump said in a statement Saturday that he has directed his counsel to take the necessary steps to implement the dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, saying that it operated.
It’ll be a white Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states, but it’s likely to cause troublesome travel.
From mass shootings to natural disasters, a look back at some of the tragic stories that made headlines in 2016.
More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg must leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War II.
Federal authorities warned law enforcement authorities across the nation Friday that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites.
A widely shared story claiming President Barack Obama ordered a ban on Christmas cards sent to the military is not true.
Tens of thousands of children from around the world plan to call the North American Aerospace Defense Command to ask where Santa is, and starting Saturday they will get a cheery answer about the mythical route from a real person, not a recording.
There are about 90 post offices in the United States with holiday- or winter-themed names and the U.S. Postal Service offers a “Christmas Re-mailing” service to them. Letters may be sent to the postmaster in the town marked “Christmas Re-mailing” and they will be stamped and sent out.