San Diego, California - Tis the season for holiday fun, and Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo proudly supported by California Coast Credit Union and Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park offer memory-making holiday experiences for the entire family. Both events will treat guests to views of amazing wildlife, twinkling lights, entertaining live performances, holiday music and more. While visiting the parks, guests can also pick up one-of-a-kind, wild and wonderful gifts for everyone on their shopping list. Every purchase from a Zoo or Safari Park gift shop helps San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance take another step in achieving its mission of saving animals and plants worldwide, and creating a world where all life thrives.

New Zealand - Ian Brackenbury Channell, the official city wizard of Christchurch, NZ for more than 20 years, has been canned, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. City Council official Lynn McClelland explained that the position of wizard was a way to attract attention to the city and promote tourism. 

Imperial, California - Some might say that Darth Vader stole the show when the first Star Wars movie premiered in 1977. Certainly, he ranks as one of the most popular movie villains in the history of motion pictures, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

New York - An indictment was unsealed in New York Thursday charging two Iranian nationals for their involvement in a cyber-enabled campaign to intimidate and influence American voters, and otherwise undermine voter confidence and sow discord, in connection with the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Thursday announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.