Giannis has triple-double, Bucks beat Wolves for 8-0 start
Bobby Portis Jr. added 18 points off the bench for the Bucks, the NBA’s only undefeated team. Anthony Edwards paced the Wolves with 24 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 points and 11 rebounds. “They’re a high-level team, obviously, a championship level team,” Towns said. Holiday led the way in the first half, scoring 16 points to lift the Bucks to a 61-54 halftime lead. The Wolves turned the ball over 16 times, which turned into 22 Bucks points.wftv.com
'It's about time': Celebrations of Diwali illuminate NYC
So it's lit up," fashion designer Prabal Gurung said of celebrations in Nepal, where Diwali is better known as Tihar. Gurung was one of the hosts of Diwali New York, a glitzy soiree held Saturday at The Pierre, fittingly a Taj Hotel. Handwritten blue signs advertised Diwali specials for everything from 40-pound bags of rice to ghee, tea and pitted dates. Carrying a basket brimming with tea lights and other decorations, the Delhi native said her Diwali celebrations in the United States are usually intimate family affairs because most people prefer to pray in their own homes. Suneera Madhani, the Pakistani American founder of Stax, attended the Diwali party at The Pierre as a gesture of South Asian solidarity.wftv.com
Florida’s back-to-school tax-free holiday starts Monday
Florida's back-to-school tax-free holiday starts Monday Florida's back-to-school tax-free holiday starts Monday (WFTV)ORLANDO, Fla — Starting today, you can save some money on the things your child will need when the school year begins in about two-and-a-half weeks. Florida’s back-to-school tax holiday kicks off this Monday morning. READ: Here’s what you can save money on during the back-to-school sales tax holidayParent Jenifer Siah decided not to wait for Florida’s back-to-school tax-free holiday and said she spent about $70 on school supplies for her two kids. READ: Osceola County to host free back-to-school vaccine events for students this weekFlorida’s tax-free holiday runs through Aug. 7. For more details on Florida’s back-to-school tax-free holiday, you can visit the Florida Department of Revenue website or click here.wftv.com
Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
The Celtics need a win to force a decisive seventh game back in Boston on Sunday. The Celtics led by 14 in the fourth quarter before the Bucks closed the gap, tying it at 105 on Holiday's 3-pointer with 43 seconds left. Pat Connaughton made a pair of free throws with six seconds left, then Holiday stole the ball from Smart on his desperation dash for a potential game-tying 3-pointer. The Bucks scored nine of the game’s first 11 points, but Boston closed the gap midway through the quarter. But the Bucks scored 17 of the next 24 points to make it 58-55 with nine minutes left in third.wftv.com
Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second
Celtics Bucks Basketball Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo gets past Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Milwaukee. The defending champion Bucks lead the best-of-7 series 2-1, with Game 4 on Monday night in Milwaukee. Boston trailed 103-100 when Marcus Smart was fouled by Jrue Holiday just before attempting a potential tying 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds remaining. Smart made the first free throw, then missed the second intentionally — flinging it at the rim. Both teams failed to score on their next possessions before Antetokounmpo put the Bucks back ahead.wftv.com
Christmas returns: What you need to know before taking back unwanted gifts
Holiday returns FILE PHOTO: What is the deadline to return unwanted holiday gifts? >> Read more trending newsOptoro, a reverse logistics company, estimates that about $120 billion in goods will be returned this holiday season. AmazonAmazon will accept holiday returns until Jan. 31 for most items if they were purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. You can also return items purchased on Amazon at Kohl’s, saving you the time trying to find a box and printing a label. Best BuyBest Buy’s deadline for returns for items purchased between Oct. 18 and Jan. 2 is Jan. 16, Fortune reported.wftv.com
Christmas 2021 travel: Expect to pay more for just about everything, AAA says
Christmas 2021 travel Holiday travelers should brace themselves now to pay more for just about everything during the next two weeks, as accommodations and transportation costs continue climbing. Mid-range hotel rates have increased 36% year-over-year among AAA-approved hotels for Christmas travel, with an average nightly rate of $320. The average rate for Christmas car rentals has increased 20% compared with 2020, with the average lowest daily rate of $130. The average rate for New Year’s car rentals has increased 65% for an average lowest daily rate of $103. >> Related: Christmas travel 2021: Best, worst times to hit the road©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Florida man accused of standing in girl’s room after break-in
Arrested: Thomas Marnets was caught on surveillance video after allegedly breaking into a home early Thursday. (Pasco County Sheriff's Office)HOLIDAY, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of breaking into a family’s home and then standing in the doorway of a sleeping girl’s room for several minutes, authorities said. Bond set for man accused of breaking into Pasco Co. child's room | @WFLAChip reports https://t.co/MQZDRHXvro pic.twitter.com/17ENujwf5t — WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) October 15, 2021According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Marnets broke into a home in Holiday and walked into the girl’s bedroom, the television station reported. Video surveillance showed Marnets walking out of the room with his hands in his pants before he fled the home, the television station reported. According to surveillance video, Marnets broke through the home’s garage door and then broke through a lock to enter the home, the Tampa Bay Times reported.wftv.com
Holiday may be piece to a 2nd basketball championship puzzle
“I’ve actually held them, so I don’t know if that’s bad luck or bad Juju or whatever, but they’re beautiful,” Holiday said. Now the guard for the U.S. men's basketball team is in position to have two pieces of championship hardware of his own. And if the Americans do win again, a big reason will be because Holiday was once again the final piece to a championship puzzle. Despite not even having 24 hours with the team, Holiday was the Americans' best player in their 83-76 loss to France in their opener with 18 points and seven rebounds. “I definitely wanted to be a part of the USA team and win the gold medal," Holiday said.wftv.com
US trio puts NBA Finals behind, turns focus to Olympic gold
Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton were together on a plane to Tokyo, just days after they had played in the hard-fought NBA Finals. So, with all that time to kill on the way to the Olympics, how much talk was about the NBA Finals? I have a lot of respect for those guys and when you’re competing at the highest level, it doesn’t always go your way,” Booker said. The opening loss could make things more difficult for the Americans, but Middleton and Holiday know about digging out of tough spots. The Bucks overcame 2-0 holes in the second round and then again in the NBA Finals.wftv.com
If shots don't fall in Olympics, not a surprise when US does
The U.S. had five attempts on the pivotal possession of its latest basketball failure and came up empty on all of them. It’s accumulation of everything that went on during the game.”The Americans undoubtedly had a difficult preparation for these Olympics. And they can't afford it to at this point, knowing they don't have much else they can call upon after such little time together. He was off on another with 25 seconds to go and Holiday missed one to end the possession. “We still have a chance to accomplish our goal," Holiday said, “and being consistent is the best way to do it."wftv.com
Analysis: Popovich has to love play from Olympians in finals
They all say they’re going to honor the commitment to play, even though the finals will have just ended and then a flight halfway around the world awaits. “I have watched the games,” Popovich said a few days ago when asked if he’s watching the NBA Finals while on USA Basketball duty in Las Vegas. Middleton, Holiday and Booker won’t be on that flight; they’ll still be at their real jobs. They’re going to have to come in and play.”True, even a successful coach like Popovich isn't sure how this will work. But if Holiday, Middleton and Booker bring this form to Tokyo, the struggling Americans could be just fine.wftv.com
Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals
APTOPIX NBA Finals Bucks Suns Basketball Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top, dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — (AP) — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals. Holiday's steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5 and gave the Bucks a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. The Bucks fought their way out of an early 16-point hole by flirting with the best-shooting night in NBA Finals history, but then won it by making a huge defensive play for the second straight game. The Bucks made 32 of 45 shots in the middle two quarters, outscoring the Suns 79-53 during that stretch.wftv.com
With Suns' stars rolling, Bucks must be better in NBA Finals
NBA Finals Basketball Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton (22) attempts a shot ahead of Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Phoenix. When all three are rolling the way they were in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, it’s easy to see why this could finally be the Suns’ championship chance. But the Bucks certainly can expect better from Holiday, who missed 10 of his 14 shots and finished with just 10 points in the Suns' 118-105 victory. Budenholzer said that's the challenge of getting three players going at once. The Bucks eventually got through those series and the Suns expect them to be better in Game 2 of this one.wftv.com
Commitment to Olympics not a distraction for Bucks' guards
Hawks Bucks Basketball Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots past Atlanta Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals game Friday, June 25, 2021, in Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s starting guards — Middleton and Jrue Holiday — plan to play for USA Basketball in the Tokyo Olympics that start next month, yet both insist that isn’t distracting them from the Bucks’ quest to win the franchise’s first NBA title in 50 years. The Bucks are in the Eastern Conference finals against Atlanta; the Suns are facing the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference finals. Middleton, Holiday and Booker are planning to join the team once their NBA seasons end. USA Basketball will get them to Tokyo separate from the rest of the Olympic team if that’s what ultimately is required.wftv.com
Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls wear costumes to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the biblical Book of Esther. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)JERUSALEM – Mass gatherings took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israelis celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Authorities had been concerned about a repeat of last year, when Purim celebrations helped fuel an initial wave of the coronavirus in the earliest days of the global pandemic. Purim marks the victory of Jews over a tyrant in ancient Persia and is celebrated with costumes, drinking and parties.
Revealing the unknown Billie Holiday
Revealing the unknown Billie Holiday Billie Holiday turned a lifetime of pain into immortal lyrics, with a voice that still haunts decades after her death. Her life is now the subject of a new film, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," about the government's persecution of the jazz singer. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with singer-songwriter Andra Day (who adapted Holiday's nickname "Lady Day" as her own), and with director Lee Daniels, about the emotional roller-coaster of bringing Holiday's tormented life to the screen.cbsnews.com
That’s more like it, Florida! Big warm up to end the year
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sunday is the transition day to warmer times for the last week of 2020. After another cold start, temperatures warm back into the upper 60s. Future radarTemperatures warm back to the 70s Monday and through the middle of the week. Rain chances return later in the day New Year’s Day. Slightly cooler air returns for the first few day beyond New Year’s Day.
Mother and daughter donate Christmas stockings for Angel Tree program
ORLANDO, Fla. – Christine Dathe is along time volunteer at the Salvation Army along with her teenage daughter, Megan. This year, they are donating dozens of Christmas stockings to boys and girls in need. Dathe volunteered during the Angel Tree distribution day last year which motivated her family to help out even more. They are even thinking of donating bikes to the Angel Tree program this time around. “I really enjoy it like I enjoy looking for that special thing that treat.
WATCH: News 6 presents 2020 Lake Eola Tree Lighting Ceremony
ORLANDO, Fla. – Lake Eola is about to be lit. Orlando city officials have installed downtown Orlando’s iconic Christmas tree. Crews have also decked the halls at Lake Eola’s Park Washington Plaza, but city leaders have decided to host its annual tree lighting ceremony online. To safely ring in the holiday season, the city of Orlando will host a live virtual tree lighting celebration of the 64-foot tree on Dec. 5. After the tree is officially lit, the Christmas Tree Show will play each night at Lake Eola Park starting at 5:45 p.m. each hour until 9:45 p.m.As the city’s token tree gives Lake Eola a festive glow, people can also enjoy the sounds of the season as the lights will musically sync with the lights at the Lake Eola fountain providing precise animation during the shows.
Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus
Josh and Jessica Ferrara shop for Christmas trees with son Jayce, 1 year and Jade, 3 years, at Sunnyview Christmas Tree farm on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 in Salem, Ore. The real Christmas tree industry, which has been battling increased interest in artificial trees, is glad to see that more Americans appear to be flocking to fresh-cut evergreens this season, seeking a bright spot amid the virus's worsening toll. Plus, fresh-cut Christmas trees are largely displayed outside, where there's a lower risk of viral spread, said Marsha Gray, executive director of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board. 1 supplier of fresh-cut trees, expects to ship nearly 6 million evergreens this season to places as far away as Japan and China. “Having that real tree smells so good in your house, something to take care of and decorate together, that nothing beats that for the holiday season.”____Follow Flaccus on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gflaccus.
Ocala cancels Christmas parade amid growing concerns from the pandemic
OCALA, Fla. – The City of Ocala canceled its Christmas parade Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic showed no signs of getting better. The city’s annual Christmas parade joins the lengthy list of events and celebrations that were forced to cancel over concerns from the coronavirus. According to officials, the decision was made after hours of discussion on whether or not to cancel the parade. “We look forward to seeing the smiles again as well as the friendly competition it fosters with the community float participants and bands,” officials added. The decision to cancel the parade follows a recent decision by the Marion County School Board that restricted students and school groups from participating in the parade.
Americans to spend more on Thanksgiving despite pandemic hardships, survey found
Despite the pandemic, Americans are still planning to spend hundreds of dollars on Thanksgiving dinner. A new survey from Lending Tree, an online loan marketplace, found that Americans will spend an average of $475. About 2,000 Americans answered the online survey. It makes sense since families are having smaller gatherings because of the pandemic. According to the survey, hosts are expecting about nine people at the thanksgiving table this year.
Orlando International Airport prepares for most travelers since pandemic began
ORLANDO, Fla. – Leaders at Orlando International Airport announced they plan to see their highest numbers of passengers since the pandemic began for Thanksgiving travel. Travelers are warned that lines could be long, but not in the way you remember them. Brian Engle serves as the Director of Customer Experience at Orlando International Airport. Enforcement continues when it comes to social distancing and safety precautions, said Greater Orlando Aviation Authority CEO Phil Brown. Travelers may also notice fewer fellow passengers, since TSA data shows airport travel is down 74% since May, and as cases continue to climb nationwide.
Operation Safe Holiday underway in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – While the shopping experience may look different this year because of the pandemic, law enforcement agencies say the threat of crime is the same and are launching their annual safety initiative across Orange County. Operation Safe Holiday kicked off Tuesday during a news conference at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. “The idea of the operation is to really make it safe for our shoppers,” Sheriff John Mina said. Don’t leave your valuables in plain sight.”Operation Safe Holiday underway in Orange CountyWith the pandemic, a big focus this year has shifted to online retail and keeping delivered packages in the hands of the right person. Once at home, shoppers are also urged to properly dispose of big-ticket item boxes to avoid becoming a target after the holidays.
Here’s how to get huge discounts on Thanksgiving food at Walmart
The nation’s biggest retailer is teaming up with a tech company to offer huge discounts on a holiday meal. Walmart teamed up with Ibotta for a Thanksgiving promotion this year. According to Ibotta, customers shopping for food at Walmart online can get 100% cash back on nine traditional Thanksgiving items. To get the deal, first people have to download Ibotta’s extension and link it to their Walmart account. To learn more about the 100% cash back offers, check out Ibotta’s website.
AP Source: Bucks getting Holiday to play with Antetokounmpo
The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The trade of Holiday was the second blockbuster involving a point guard since the league allowed transactions to begin again Monday. Holiday is due to earn $25.4 million this season and holds a $26.3 million player option for next season. And it’s now almost certain that the Bucks will have to fill out their roster for this season with several minimum-salary players, since they’ll owe about $86 million to just Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Holiday this season.
Orange County boat ramps open ahead of Memorial Day weekend
WINDERMERE, Fla. Orange County's boat ramps are now open to the public but not without social distancing restrictions. Officials closed all boat ramps in March because of the pandemic and say the number of people on the boat ramps will be limited. Rivera and her family headed to Keene Park Boat Ramp on Friday. [TIMELINE: The spread of coronavirus in Florida]Ford and his father went to Lake down Boat Ramp on Friday morning to switch their boat trailers on the water. Deputies were out patrolling at RD Keene Park Boat Ramp on Friday and explained they will be patrolling all weekend long to make sure people stay safe on the water.
Parachuting Santa kicks off Flagler Beach holiday parade
Those in the know perched early along State Road A1A on Saturday, nabbing front row seats for the annual Holiday at the Beach Christmas parade in Flagler Beach. Those in the know perched early along State Road A1A on Saturday, nabbing front row seats for the annual Holiday at the Beach Christmas parade in Flagler Beach. Others settled in for a seat from restaurant tops along the state road, ready for an unfettered view of Santas arrival just north of the Flagler Beach Pier, and the parade floats, stretching as far as the eye could see. Providing commentary from the deck of Finns at the intersection of State Roads A1A and 100, parade grand marshal and Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher settled in with Flagler Broadcasting radio personality JT to emcee the live radio broadcast and on the jumbo-tron set up at Veterans Park after finishing her duties alongside Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom. Local businesses were asked to sponsor a float for the schools in Flagler County, raising funds for the foundation and drawing more student participation, according to Joe Rizzo, executive director of the Flagler County Education Foundation.news-journalonline.com
Flagler Beach holiday parade set for Saturday
Starting at 1 p.m. or when Santa lands on the beach, the parade will float east on North 6th Street, south on State Road A1A, then west on South 6th Street. Get ready to start the holiday season beach-side Saturday afternoon as Flagler Beach plays host to its annual Holiday at the Beach Parade, where Santa arrives not on a sleigh but by parachuting to the beach. Starting at 1 p.m., or when Santa lands on the beach, the parade will float east on North 6th Street, south on State Road A1A, then west on South 6th Street. This year the parade is being sponsored by a partnership of the Flagler County Education Foundation, Grand Living Realty and Salty Church. Joe Rizzo, executive director of the Education Foundation, said he expects 70 or 80 floats in the parade, and its going to be a holiday extravaganza.news-journalonline.com
11/1: Russian passenger jet broke apart midflight over Egypt; Holiday shoppers expected to spend more money this year
Russia held a day of mourning today to commemorate the 224 victims who died when an airplane broke apart in midflight over Egypt; today marks the start of the holiday shopping season and the national retail federation predicts that shoppers will spend up to 3.7 percent more than they did last yearcbsnews.com
Musician carries on Billie Holiday's legacy
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 on Tuesday, prompting recognition from across the music world. Kenny Burrell, who played with Holiday, is among those helping to spread Holiday's legacy to a new generation of musicians. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com
Where to find last minute holiday deals
Where to find last minute holiday deals Time is running out, but there are still some sales and deals to help you finish your holiday shopping. Trae Bodge, Senior Editor at RetailMeNot.com, joined CBSN with tips on how to survive the last-minute shopping madness.cbsnews.com
12/19: Obama on Sony Pictures' "mistake"; Holiday sting operation story goes viral
12/19: Obama on Sony Pictures' "mistake"; Holiday sting operation story goes viral The FBI confirmed today that the communist North Korea government was behind the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. President Obama said today that the U.S. would respond while claiming that Sony made a "mistake" in pulling the film; and, Steve Hartman's story on a Secret Santa's act of kindness in Kansas City, Mo. has become an online sensation. Hartman revisits a story that has touched the hearts of millions.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Women's retailers closing; Holiday parties declining
MoneyWatch: Women's retailers closing; Holiday parties declining Jewelry brand Lia Sophia announced that it is going out of business, and Delia's plans to file for bankruptcy. Also, 88 percent of companies will have a holiday party this year, down from 96 percent in 2013. Lauren Lyster reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: OPEC will not cut production; Holiday shopping season begins
MoneyWatch: OPEC will not cut production; Holiday shopping season begins OPEC ministers decided not to cut production and they will keep pumping out 30 million barrels of oil a day causing oil prices to plunge to another four-year low. Also, advice on how to get the best deals this Black Friday. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever Summer is not over until next week, but it is already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in retail stores around the country. "Adweek" executive editor Tony Case joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what is behind the early holiday push.cbsnews.com