Arrest of mall Santa in Winnipeg was a 'misguided and unfortunate' prank

Videos and photos widely shared on social media Wednesday show the Santa Claus in CF Polo Park being handcuffed by a pair of security guards. The mall has confirmed this was a prank. (Source: Twitter) Videos and photos widely shared on social media Wednesday show the Santa Claus in CF Polo Park being handcuffed by a pair of security guards. The mall has confirmed this was a prank. (Source: Twitter)

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U.S. downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions.