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United Kingdom blue passport to return after Brexit

United Kingdom blue passport to return after Brexit The colour of British passports will be one major change after Brexit with the country reverting to its "iconic" navy blue from the current European Union colour of burgundy, the government announced on Friday. Burgundy passports will continue to be issued, although without the European Union markings, until the current passport supplier's contract expires in October 2019. [Full Article...]

Hall of Fame sportscaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

His work was celebrated with a host of honors, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award (2015), the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Rozelle Award (1999) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Gowdy Award (1995). [Full Article...]

Parents give teachers wine with picture of son's face

Parents give teachers wine with picture of son's face It's not unusual for parents to get their child's teacher a present around Christmas. The photo on the label looks like a classic yearbook photo, but the hilarious message beneath the photo made the tweet go viral. This year, they thought the educators deserved something a little more intoxicating, so they bought each teacher a bottle of wine. It's clear the internet believes this was a gift... [Full Article...]

Trump's Approval Rating Dips Even Further to 35 Percent

Trump's Approval Rating Dips Even Further to 35 Percent A mere eight percent say he's made things better, and 30 percent say he's made no difference. While the 2016 exit polls found that 66 percent of registered white voters without a college degree supported Trump, the new poll found that only 47 percent still supported the president a year later. [Full Article...]

Congress Passes Temporary Funding, Avoids Shutdown

Congress Passes Temporary Funding, Avoids Shutdown Instead, the government has been operating on a series of temporary measures. The President has said that he will sign the bill, and encouraged lawmakers on Twitter to "keep our Government OPEN!" Military Spending: House of Representatives conservatives failed in their bid to attach a major defense spending increase that would fund the Pentagon through September. [Full Article...]

Khloe Kardashian Is Pregnant With Cavs' Tristan Thompson's Baby

Khloe Kardashian was "nervous" about posting her pregnancy news online, but has been "overwhelmed" by the support she has received. Sister power is all the power you need in the world, which is why Khloe Kardashian is turning to her lifelong BFFs, Kourtney and Kim , for pregnancy advice. [Full Article...]

North Korea Rejects US Proposal to Discuss Nuclear Program - State Media

North Korea Rejects US Proposal to Discuss Nuclear Program - State Media Pyongyang has maintained that it will not give up its nuclear and missile ambition, demanding that Washington accepts it as a nuclear power. On Monday, Trump once again decried North Korea as he announced his national security strategy. [Full Article...]

APNewsBreak: 298 die in rail crashes system could've stopped

APNewsBreak: 298 die in rail crashes system could've stopped It had not raised questions about the rail bridge over I-5, which has a curve that is posted for travel at 30 miles per hour. He also said it's not clear if positive train control would have prevented the crash. It's believed officials could be investigating whether the Amtrak engineer was distracted at the time of the incident. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Amtrak had committed to trying ... [Full Article...]

Snow on Christmas morning?

Snow on Christmas morning? Highs will be in the 30s to near 40. Our computer models have trended a bit colder over the past couple of days. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s across much of the country on Christmas morning. That's right! When your kids are opening up their gifts, "feel-like temps' will be around 10° outside!" Breezy and colder temps in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will cool things off. [Full Article...]

29 people die in fire at fitness centre in S Korea

29 people die in fire at fitness centre in S Korea Fire department officials said it likely began at the building's parking lot. Some were seen jumping from the building onto air mattresses laid out on the ground as dozens of fire trucks and more than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene. President Moon Jae-in will visit Jecheon to personally offer his condolences to those killed and injured in a tragic fire, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae ... [Full Article...]

Judge Tosses Out Trump 'Emoluments' Lawsuit

Judge Tosses Out Trump 'Emoluments' Lawsuit On Thursday, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , better known as CREW, failed to convince US District Court Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of NY that Trump has violated the US Constitution the moment he was inaugurated. [Full Article...]

Jailed or in exile, leaders wrap up Catalan election campaign

The Spanish government has not yet commented on the results. "There is a lot at stake: whether [ Catalonia ] wins or Rajoy wins, if the president is chosen from Catalonia or from Madrid", Puigdemont, speaking via videolink, told supporters at a campaign rally in Barcelona on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Media outlet reveals details about Russian agent exposed in Groysman's office

Media outlet reveals details about Russian agent exposed in Groysman's office Yezhov had worked "for the enemy state [Russia] for a long time", the prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman , declared on his Facebook page . Ukraine's security service said Mr Yezhov acted "on the orders" of Russian Federation to collect information "about the activities of government structures", with the help of "special equipment". [Full Article...]

Terrifying 'talking Trump' robot debuts at Disney World

Terrifying 'talking Trump' robot debuts at Disney World Another wrote: "Why did they add Mrs. Doubtfire to the Hall of Presidents? ". Parkgoers who visit the "Hall of Presidents " are seated in a dark auditorium where they watch a 25-minute presentation performed by the presidential animatronic figures. [Full Article...]

Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has replaced the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan in the race for India's most valuable celebrity brands. The list was complied after calculating the earning of the stars within a period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, and the methodology by which the list is made, so it isn't exclusively about who is more famous on the list, but specifica... [Full Article...]

Trump says mandate repeal means end of ACA

Trump says mandate repeal means end of ACA Around 8.8 million individuals agreed to accept protection on the government medicinal services trade amid Obamacare's most recent open enlistment period, a senior wellbeing official declared on Thursday. The move will likely lead to a more dicey risk pool for insurers and fewer paying patients for hospitals. "The American people surged to defend this historic law from the cruelty of Trumpca... [Full Article...]

Erika Miranda-Alvarez charged with capital murder in woman's stabbing death

Erika Miranda-Alvarez charged with capital murder in woman's stabbing death The body of 33-year-old Carolina Miranda Flores, Shamali's mother, was discovered at about noon on Tuesday by her nephew, according to KHOU , a CBS affiliate in Houston . Shamali, who was taken to the Texas Children's Hospital, is healthy with no signs of abuse. "That may be someone we may be interested in talking to". [Full Article...]

No evidence of terrorism after vehicle hits pedestrians in Australia's Melbourne

No evidence of terrorism after vehicle hits pedestrians in Australia's Melbourne He's an Australian citizen of Afghan descent who was known to police but only for minor offenses. However, in a press conference held following the attack, Victoria State Police said they were still working to determine the motive but there was no evidence to suggest it was an act of terrorism. [Full Article...]

Trump's approval rating plunges to historic low of 35%

Trump's approval rating plunges to historic low of 35% RealClearPolitics, after aggregating 13 national surveys released between December 4 and December 18, not including the CNN/SRRS poll , found that Trump had an average approval rating of 38 percent and an average disapproval of 57 percent. [Full Article...]

Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?

The bill now goes to President Donald Trump to sign . "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is passed". The Republican-controlled House approved the U.S. tax bill 224-201, passing it for the second time in two days after a procedural foul-up forced another vote, Reuters reports . [Full Article...]


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