George Michael, lead singer of the 80’s band WHAM is dead at 53 of a heart attack. He’s just another of the losses this year that included John Glenn, Fidel Castro, Florence Henderson, Janet Reno and so many others.
Not even Christmas offered a reprieve to Chicago’s merciless tide of gun violence, as almost 50 were shot over the weekend in incidents all over the city. At least 11 people were killed and 33 were wounded in shootings over the holiday weekend.
White out conditions continue to plague holiday travelers. The bad weather heads to Canada today after making roads virtually impassable over the weekend in the West.
Vladimir Putin is downplaying the possibility of a terrorist attack as the reason for a Russian airliner crash in the Black Sea. 92 people including members of the Red Army Choir lost their lives.
A growing trend in unwarranted sleepovers at IKEA has caused the company to issue a statement asking pranksters to stop staying at its stores overnight.
The Queen of England missed her first Christmas celebration in 30 years due to a cold. The Royals say she’s going to be fine and remind us that her mum, the Queen Mother, lived to be 101 years old.