Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

David Wayne Oliver, 65, who according to police and media reports was arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Colorado Springs, then throwing the money into the air and shouting, "Merry Christmas," is pictured in this booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department, December 24, 2019. Colorado Springs Police Department/Handout via REUTERS DENVER (Reuters) - A man...

Christmas warning as karaoke machines can be hacked by strangers putting children at risk 

Karaoke machines that can be hacked leave children vulnerable to unsolicited voice recordings from strangers, a Which? study has warned ahead of Christmas.  The study found security flaws in popular children’s karaoke products, which meant they could be hacked via Bluetooth connections.   The results were a part of the consumer group’s latest investigation of seven devices sold by major...

EastEnders Christmas spoilers: Lee returns as Linda is feared dead

(Picture: BBC)Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) will continue to spiral out of control as her battle with alcoholism dominates her Christmas in EastEnders – so much so that she might end up tarnishing her surprise reunion with son Lee (Danny Hatchard). Viewers have been concerned by Linda as she has gone off the rails, behaving erratically and relying on binge drinking to escape her...

France, FIFA, Christmas: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering a continuing strike in France, misogyny on Britain’s campaign trail, and outrage over a leaked video in Spain.A strike hobbles France and tests MacronAt a NATO summit in London this week, President Emmanuel Macron seemed to style himself as the leader of Europe, and the only continental leader who can...

North Carolina town cancels Christmas parade with Confederate group

A town in North Carolina has canceled its Christmas parade over fears of protests due to the planned inclusion of a group bearing the Confederate flag.Wake Forest officials said last week the parade would include the Sons & Daughters of the Confederacy as it had for more than two decades.However, when police say they learned planned protests grew from from less than 10 people to over 200,...

Electric Eel Powering Aquarium’s Christmas Lights

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree. A special system connected to Miguel’s tank enables his shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree, according to a news release. Miguel releases low-voltage blips of electricity when he is trying to find food, aquarist...

How to buy Christmas gifts with a difference

What defines the ‘ideal’ Christmas gift? Is it a present suited to a loved one; a truly thoughtful gift? Or is it something that is thoughtful in a different way, something that benefits society or the environment – such as a donation to charity or an eco-friendly design? If you are looking to give such a gift this Christmas, you need to look to PayPal. This year, PayPal is on a mission to...

North Korea says it’s up to US to choose ‘Christmas gift’

North Korea reasserts the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear negotiations and says it’s entirely up to the United States to choose what “Christmas gift” it gets from the NorthBy KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated PressDecember 3, 2019, 5:46 AM3 min read North Korea on Tuesday repeated its assertions the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear...

Pincourt getting into Christmas spirit with Holiday Lights Ceremony

Pincourt residents are invited to the Holiday Lights Ceremony at Olympique Park on Friday evening. Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette The town of Pincourt is getting into the Christmas spirit.This Friday evening (Nov. 29) Pincourt citizens are invited to the Holiday Lights Ceremony at the Desjardins Kiosk at Olympique Park, located at 375 Cardinal-Léger Blvd. The official Holiday Lights Ceremony...

Gazette Christmas Fund: Senior with mobility issues tries to keep his spirits up

“We’re all pretty separated; it’s not like it was before,” Jacques said of his family. “But on Christmas, we’re all together.”Every year, Jacques and his three adult children gather at his home in Greenfield Park to celebrate the holidays. Usually, the gang will bundle up and head over to a restaurant for dinner. On the occasional Christmas Eve, Jacques said he might be invited to...