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Obama, First Lady thank U.S. troops in Christmas address

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday thanked US troops and their families for their sacrifice and service to the country as they wished all Americans happy Christmas holidays. “Our troops are coming home. And across America, military families are being reunited,” the president said in…

Tough times: U.S. military families line up for donated Christmas gifts

It’s an unlikely sight at one of the biggest US military bases: young families lining up and waiting patiently outside a warehouse for free gifts to slip under the Christmas tree. Times are tough as much for military families as for anyone else in America this Christmas, making donated toys…