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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America and on to the United States.
Former president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day Thursday in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital and was spending another night there as a "precaution," his spokesman Jim McGrath said. "President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive," McGrath said in a statement late Wednesday. He was previously treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months as a patient there.
BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.