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George Michael’s Family Shares Emotional Tribute a Year After His Death

Posted on December 25, 2017  in Music, onetime, overnight, remembrance, Time

George Michael’s family is reaching out to fans of the singer a year after his deathlast Christmas.

In a statement posted on Michael’s official website, his family shared a childhood photo of the singer and spoke about marking their first Christmas without “Yog.”

“This year has been a series of new and tough challenges for those of us close and loyal to Yog, not least of which was steeling ourselves this month, to hear ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘December Song’ streaming out of shops, cars, and radios, as it has done for decades, knowing he’s no longer here with us, missing him,” they wrote. “This Christmas will be hard without him, but we know that we are not alone in our mourning the anniversary of his loss, and that the sadness of our wider family, and true friends, is shared by many of you.”

The statement continues, “Yog shared his music with all of us, and many of you connected deeply with his words, yet in life, many hold their own important words and feelings inside, as so often they are the hardest to say out loud.”

“So if you can, in his memory this year, take a moment and a deep breath and say those ‘I Love You’s’ out loud. (more…)


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An Oklahoma School Is Being Sued for Alleged Sex Abuse of Students

Posted on December 25, 2017  in Oklahoma, onetime, overnight, Time

(OKLAHOMA CITY) — An Oklahoma school and its board of directors are being sued on behalf of 15 girls who say they were molested by a teacher’s aide.

The federal lawsuit filed Friday in Oklahoma City seeks unspecified damages from the Perry school district and the school board for allegedly failing to protect the elementary students from molestation by 86-year-old Arnold Cowen.

No attorney for the school or board is listed in court documents.

Cowen has pleaded not guilty to 19 felony charges of committing lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16, one count of making an indecent proposal and one count of possessing child pornography.

Former principal Kenda Miller and former teacher Jeffrey Sullins face misdemeanor charges of failing to report child abuse.



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A Bus Crashed into an Underground Passageway in Moscow, Killing Four People

Posted on December 25, 2017  in onetime, overnight, russia, Time

(MOSCOW) — Russian authorities say a bus careened off a road and onto steps leading into an underground passageway in Moscow, killing at least four people and leaving 13 others injured.

Moscow police said passengers and pedestrians were among those killed in Monday’s crash. Police immediately ruled out a possibility of it being an attack, saying that they suspect a mechanical fault or that the driver lost control of the vehicle. Police were questioning the driver.

Photos taken at the scene show the bus on the steps leading into the underground passageway.

Russian news agencies reporting from the scene quoted Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin as saying that he has ordered all city buses to be checked in the aftermath of the crash.



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The U.S. Says it Negotiated a $285 Million Cut in the United Nations Budget

Posted on December 25, 2017  in onetime, overnight, Time, United Nations

The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U. (more…)