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Execution date of only woman on federal death row on hold

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 16:50
The only woman on the federal death row may see her execution date pushed to when the administration of President-elect Joe Biden takes over, after a federal judge said Thursday the Department of Justice could not yet reset the date.
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'Deepfake' Queen delivers alternative speech in warning about misinformation

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 16:38
A fake Queen Elizabeth danced across TV screens on Christmas as part of a "deepfake" speech aired by a British broadcaster.
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Footage shows Russian police raiding home of activist Lyubov Sobol

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 16:29
Police raided the home of Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol and took her in for questioning, according to a series of tweets from opposition leader Alexey Navalny and his team. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
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Queen Elizabeth says 'you are not alone' in annual Christmas speech

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 16:18
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has commended frontline workers for their efforts during the pandemic, expressing during her annual Christmas television broadcast how "moved" she has been by the "quiet, indomitable spirit" shown by people over the last year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Social media video shows scene of explosion in Nashville

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 16:05
Footage shows damage at the scene of an explosion in Nashville on Christmas Day. Police believe the explosion was intentional.
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While Brazilians wait for a vaccine, Bolsonaro plays politics

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:54
Many countries are getting a shot of hope this month as they vaccinate health workers against the coronavirus, but Brazil seems stuck in limbo, despite its own vaunted national vaccination program.
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LadBaby bags third straight Christmas number one

BBC - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:50
The charitable sausage roll singer is now on a par with The Beatles and the Spice Girls.
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Two gravestones with swastikas removed from veterans cemetery in Texas

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:45
Two headstones inscribed with Nazi swastikas that mark the graves of German prisoners of war have been removed from a veteran's cemetery in Texas.
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Joe Biden bets on old allies to help him confront new crises

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:42
President-elect Joe Biden is leaning on familiar faces and old allies from his decades in public life as he builds an administration that will immediately confront a storm of extraordinary interlocking crises.
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Queen's Christmas speech 2020: 'You are not alone'

BBC - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:12
She says that while all many people want is "a squeeze of the hand", there is "hope in the new dawn".
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Will the EHIC still be valid after Brexit?

BBC - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:10
Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card from the start of 2021?
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Police say a Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, is 'linked to a vehicle'

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:08
Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion in Nashville this Christmas morning, according to a spokeswoman for the Nashville Fire Department.
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Analysis: How Trump won the economic message battle

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 15:07
President Donald Trump has always liked to talk about how strong the economy was under his watch.
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Hospital spreads joy in the NICU by dressing newborns in Christmas sweaters

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 14:58
Over two dozen Texas babies celebrated the holiday in style this year, sporting handmade Christmas sweaters during their stay at the hospital.
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One person is dying from Covid-19 every 10 minutes in Los Angeles County

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 14:35
Los Angeles County public health officials reported 148 new Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, the second day in a row that the county reported its highest number of new deaths.
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John Avlon: There's a deeper truth to remember today

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 14:15
CNN's John Avlon shares the story of a newspaper editor who penned a heartfelt editorial responding to a girl who wrote to him asking if Santa Claus is real.
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Australian expeditioner evacuated from Antarctica in five-day mission

BBC - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 14:13
Australia, China and the US work together to medically evacuate the expeditioner.
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Rags to riches for cat rescued by waste worker

BBC - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 13:44
A waste disposal worker rescues a cat from imminent death while sorting through rubbish at a plant in Russia.
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Nearly a million people flew in America on Christmas Eve

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 13:41
After air travel broke a pandemic record on Wednesday, the TSA says it screened 846,520 people at airports nationwide on Thursday.
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Hip-hop singer John 'Ecstasy' Fletcher from '80s hip-hop group Whodini dead at 56

CNN - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 13:29
John "Ecstasy" Fletcher, founder of the 1980s hip-hop group Whodini, died Wednesday at 56, according to a statement released by his family.
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