President Trump warns feeble Republican senators: ‘I Will Never Forget!’

U.S. 12/26/20, 04:49

President Donald Trump has warned that he will not forget the Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who have refused to stand with him in the battle against an apparently fraudulent election. In a tweet on Christmas Eve, President Trump complained that a number of senators have done ...

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 16:09

A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the peak of holiday travel, set off landslides, ...

Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park

U.S. 12/26/19, 13:31

A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument Park in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said Thursday. Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its ...

Christmas is over, but no ‘Christmas gift’ from North Korea to US

U.S. 12/26/19, 13:26

Christmas Day passed peacefully with no missile test as a “Christmas gift” from North Korea to the United States, but Seoul and Washington remain on high alert. Seoul-based Korea Herald reported South Korea said it has seen no unusual signs in North Korea, but it and the United States are still ...

New Mexico police investigate killing of 4 on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/19, 12:30

Four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. The victims were identified as Carlos Velasquez, 50; Marilyn Velasquez, 45; Roberto Velasquez, 22; and Adrian Velasquez, 14, police ...

President Trump heralds holiday retail sales growth, congratulates America

U.S. 12/26/19, 05:02

U.S. holiday shopping season got a boost from record online sales, and President Donald Trump took the chance to congratulate the nation on Christmas Day. “2019 HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES WERE UP 3.4% FROM LAST YEAR, THE BIGGEST NUMBER IN U.S. HISTORY. CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!” the president tweeted on Wednesday, Dec. 25. 2019 HOLIDAY ...

What is Boxing Day? How the holiday got its name

Europe 12/26/19, 01:04

In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and how people celebrate it: NO NEED FOR BOXING GLOVES While no one seems to know ...

President Trump, First lady attend church service on Christmas Eve in Florida

U.S. 12/24/19, 22:05

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, to attend Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Pastor Jimmy Scroggins greeted the president and the first lady as they arrived moments into a Candlelight Christmas Celebration and applauded and cheered while taking reserved ...

Notre Dame will not held Christmas Mass for first time since 1803

Europe 12/23/19, 07:16

Notre Dame cathedral will skip services for the holiday this year for the first time since 1803, following the devastating fire that happened in April 2019. Notre Dame—the iconic Paris landmark—part of a Unesco World Heritage site on the banks of the River Seine, was ravaged by the April 15 blaze, ...

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