Citing consumers' desire for real human connections amid an increasingly negative social media landscape, the trend forecasters and color experts at Pantone have selected Living Coral, a "life-affirming" and "nurturing" shade, as 2019's color of the year. The announcement was made Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Art Basel Miami Beach.
As a child, George H.W. Bush rode the rails with his family, sleeping in train cars as they traveled. Those memories returned to him fondly in 2005, when the former president served as conductor, briefly, aboard Bush 4141 - a rare Union Pacific locomotive commissioned in his honor. Painted to resemble Air Force One, the locomotive bore a presidential seal and Bush's name. "If I had one of these when I was president," Bush said at the 2005 unveiling, "I might have left Air Force One behind."
WASHINGTON - From the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Donald Trump was an outsider. When the others sang an opening hymn, his mouth did not move. When the others read the Apostles' Creed, he stood stoically. And when one eulogist after another testified to George H.W. Bush's integrity and character and honesty and bravery and compassion, Trump sat and listened, often with his lips pursed and his arms crossed defiantly over his chest.
Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Donald Trump's D.C. hotel within a month of Trump's election in 2016 - paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months, according to organizers of the trips and documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide have reached the highest levels on record, scientists projected Wednesday, in the latest evidence of the chasm between international goals for combating climate change and what countries are actually doing. Between 2014 and 2016, emissions remained largely flat, leading to hopes that the world was beginning to turn a corner. Those hopes have been dashed. In 2017, global emissions grew 1.6 percent. The rise in 2018 is projected to be 2.7 percent.
WASHINGTON - Mourners from across the nation gathered Wednesday morning to pay their respects and celebrate the life of former President George H.W. Bush at a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. With President Donald Trump and four living former U.S. presidents in attendance, Bush was remembered by his son former President George W. Bush who said that his father had "showed me what it means to be a president that serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country."
The biopsies and blood tests completed, and Zainab Mughal's rare blood mutation explained, her parents came to grips with the sudden complication in their daughter's cancer fight. In order for the 2-year-old to survive, it would take something they had absolutely no control over: The kindness of strangers.
A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained "whitelisting agreements" that gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data several years ago, offering insight into how the company balanced concerns about user privacy with the business imperative of growing revenue.
"The entire thing is frankly a hot mess." Tony Evers, the incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin, offered that pithy appraisal on Tuesday night, Dec. 4, of Republican efforts to limit his authority and that of the incoming attorney general, who is also a Democrat. Evers, the state schools superintendent, bested Gov. Scott Walker, once a Republican star who ran for president in 2016, in the November election. "We won fair and square," the Democrat said.
Official Washington will turn out to honor the late President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, Dec. 5, with the full pageantry of a state funeral, bringing President Donald Trump together with his three most recent predecessors for the service at the National Cathedral.