Thursday, December 31, 2020

Oreo releasing Brookie-O flavor with layers of cookie, brownie, creme filling

On Tuesday, Oreo announced its new limited edition Brookie-O cookies on social media.

source https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/oreo-brookie-o-flavor-3-layers-filling

Trump extends restrictions on work visas, says coronavirus pandemic still disrupts 'American livelihoods'

The order will now expire at the end of March, extending into President-elect Joe Biden’s first term in office.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-restrictions-work-visas-coronavirus

Rapper MF DOOM dead at 49

MF DOOM, "All Caps" rapper and former KMD member, has died at the age of 49.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rapper-mf-doom-dead-49

Minneapolis police release recordings of Dolal Idd shooting by police

The Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a man during a gunfire exchnage, the first police killing since George Floyd died during an encounter with officers in May. 

Surgeon general makes personal COVID-19 plea as wife enters hospital for cancer treatment complications

Surgeon General Jerome Adams made a personal plea for Americans to listen to COVID-19 restrictions Thursday as his wife is admitted to a hospital due to cancer treatment complications. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/surgeon-general-covid-plea-wife-cancer-treatment

Minneapolis police release recordings of Dolal Idd shooting by police

The Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a man during a gunfire exchnage, the first police killing since George Floyd died during an encounter with officers in May. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/minneapolis-pd-body-cam-officer-shooting

Kate Beckinsale recalls drinking tequila from ice luge in New Year’s Eve throwback ‘before COVID was invented’

Kate Beckinsale is remembering what life was like pre-coronavirus.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/kate-beckinsale-tequila-ice-luge-before-covid-nye

Progressives pressure AOC, other Dems to force Pelosi's hand on Medicare-for-All vote

A new progressive movement popping up in Democratic circles led by political comedian Jimmy Dore, is pushing House Democrats to align and force Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to bring a vote to the floor on Medicare for All.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/progressives-aoc-dems-pelosis-medicare-for-all

University releases annual 'banished words' list for 2021

On Thursday, Lake Superior State University released its “2021 Banished Words List,” which includes seven terms relating to the pandemic.

source https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/university-annual-banished-words-list-2021

Bryan Cranston says 'cancel culture' breeds 'less forgiveness in our world'

"Breaking Bad" alum Bryan Cranston said that cancel culture needs "a second look" in our society.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bryan-cranston-cancel-culture-less-forgiveness-in-our-world

Nikki Haley's stops for Georgia senators cap slew of appearances to help GOP candidates

Nikki Haley’s appearances for Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue caps what has been a hectic 2020 campaign season for the former U.N. ambassador -- and has been drawing praise from the candidates she has stumped for.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nikki-haleys-georgia-senators-2020-events-gop

New Year's Eve in Times Square to ring in 2021 without the party crowd

For the first time in 114 years, the New Year’s Eve spectacular in Times Square will be held without a live audience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-years-eve-times-square-2021-without-party-crowd

Progressives pressure AOC, other Dems to force Pelosi's hand on Medicare-for-All vote

A new progressive movement popping up in Democratic circles led by political comedian Jimmy Dore, is pushing House Democrats to align and force Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to bring a vote to the floor on Medicare for All.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/progressives-aoc-dems-pelosis-medicare-for-all

Nikki Haley's stops for Georgia senators cap slew of appearances to help GOP candidates

Nikki Haley’s appearances for Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue caps what has been a hectic 2020 campaign season for the former U.N. ambassador -- and has been drawing praise from the candidates she has stumped for.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nikki-haleys-georgia-senators-2020-events-gop

Loeffler slams 'pathological liar' Ossoff over false claim she campaigned with White supremacist

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., called Georgia Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff a "pathological liar" on Wednesday for his false claim she had "campaigned" with a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/loeffler-slams-pathological-liar-ossoff-false-white-supremacist

New Year's Eve in Times Square to ring in 2021 without the party crowd

For the first time in 114 years, the New Year’s Eve spectacular in Times Square will be held without a live audience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin hospital pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine doses: police

A suburban Milwaukee pharmacist who allegedly spoiled hundreds of COVID-19 doses by removing them from refrigeration has been arrested, authorities said Thursday. 

Loeffler slams 'pathological liar' Ossoff over false claim she campaigned with White supremacist

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., called Georgia Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff a "pathological liar" on Wednesday for his false claim she had "campaigned" with a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/loeffler-slams-pathological-liar-ossoff-false-white-supremacist

US official confirms effort to declassify uncorroborated intel that China offered bounties on US troops

A senior Trump administration official has confirmed to Fox News that the government is working to declassify uncorroborated intelligence recently briefed to the president that suggests China may have offered to pay a bounty on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

source https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-us-troop-bounties-intelligence

Wisconsin hospital pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine doses: police

A suburban Milwaukee pharmacist who allegedly spoiled hundreds of COVID-19 doses by removing them from refrigeration has been arrested, authorities said Thursday. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/covid-19-vaccine-wisconsin-hospital

'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he secretly got married

Jonathan Van Ness of "Queer Eye" fame has revealed that they married their partner Mark Peacock.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/queer-eye-star-jonathan-van-ness-secretly-married

Mississippi State, Tulsa end Armed Forces Bowl with major brawl

A huge brawl broke out after the Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mississippi-state-tulsa-end-armed-forces-bowl-brawl

Nashville cuts New Year’s Eve exploding ‘2020’ display

Nashville’s annual New Year’s celebration will be even quieter than its already-subdued plan, according to recent reports.

source https://www.foxnews.com/travel/nashville-new-years-eve-2020-display

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

'Dancing nurse' who fought coronavirus in New York, Texas contracts COVID-19

A woman who became known as the "Dancing Nurse" for the way she cheered up her COVID-19 patients as she worked as a traveling nurse in New York and Texas has now contracted the virus herself. 

COVID-19 grounded flights in Dallas resume after air traffic control cleaning

Flights in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area have restarted after being delayed because the local air traffic control center underwent cleaning.

source https://www.foxnews.com/travel/dallas-area-flights-grounded-coronavirus-air-traffic-control-center

'Dancing nurse' who fought coronavirus in New York, Texas contracts COVID-19

A woman who became known as the "Dancing Nurse" for the way she cheered up her COVID-19 patients as she worked as a traveling nurse in New York and Texas has now contracted the virus herself. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/dancing-nurse-coronavirus-new-york-texas

Facebook’s Georgia ad loophole has politicians around the US fundraising off runoff elections

Georgia’s runoff elections are just peachy for political fundraising – with lawmakers and political action committees from around the country stepping into the fray to shake out some cash.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/facebook-georgia-ad-loophole-fundraising-runoffs

Biden trails Trump, Obama and Bush in dragging feet to name attorney general pick

President-elect Joe Biden has parted ways with years of presidential precedent by not yet having picked an attorney general as the election year comes to a close.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-trump-obama-bush-attorney-general

Facebook’s Georgia ad loophole has politicians around the US fundraising off runoff elections

Georgia’s runoff elections are just peachy for political fundraising – with lawmakers and political action committees from around the country stepping into the fray to shake out some cash.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/facebook-georgia-ad-loophole-fundraising-runoffs

Biden trails Trump, Obama and Bush in dragging feet to name attorney general pick

President-elect Joe Biden has parted ways with years of presidential precedent by not yet having picked an attorney general as the election year comes to a close.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-trump-obama-bush-attorney-general

Senator has 'a radical idea' for Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected a bill to increase direct payments to $2,000, likely closing the door on any pathway to passage before the end of the Congress. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) tells CNN's Jake Tapper it's a mistake to block the Senate from voting on the bill.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/30/durbin-coronavirus-stimulus-check-bill-relief-mcconnell-intv-lead-vpx.cnn

Trump was briefed that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack US forces in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump received information earlier this month that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack American forces in Afghanistan, a senior administration official said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/30/politics/china-us-forces-afghanistan/index.html

How 2020 saw Hong Kong change forever

The past year has changed Hong Kong forever. From crushing pro-democracy protests and dissent to the implementation of the National Security Law and ousted lawmakers, for many China's tightening grip is choking the city. CNN's Ivan Watson looks into what the future holds for the semi-autonomous city.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/12/30/hong-kong-china-beijing-nathan-law-national-security-law-watson-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Woman accosts Black teen, falsely accuses him of stealing iPhone

A father captured video of a woman harassing his teenage son in a New York hotel as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her iPhone.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/12/30/woman-attacks-black-teen-iphone-new-york-jk-orig.cnn

‘Gilligan's Island’ star Tina Louise pays tribute to Dawn Wells

Tina Louise is speaking out following the death of her “Gilligan’s Island” co-star Dawn Wells.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/gilligans-island-star-tina-louise-dawn-wells-death

China clamping down on research into origins of COVID-19 pandemic

More than a year after the first known COVID-19 cases broke out in China, Beijing is clamping down on research into the pandemic’s origins, while actively promoting fringe theories that it could have originated outside the country.

source https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-clamping-down-on-research-into-origins-of-covid-19-pandemic

Dawn Wells' life in pictures

A look back at the life and career of "Gilligan's Island" star Dawn Wells, who died due to complications associated with coronavirus.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dawn-wells-life-in-pictures

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ vacation rentals are available to book in 2021

Soon you’ll be able to stay in one of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ renovated homes -- again.

source https://www.foxnews.com/travel/chip-joanna-gaines-vacation-rentals-available-2021

Alec Baldwin, like wife Hilaria, also sporting different name than one given at birth

Alec Baldwin, born Alexander Rae Baldwin III, was called Alex and even Xandy — until he transferred to NYU in the late ’70s and started going by the tonier "Alec."

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-wife-hilaria-also-sporting-different-name

Japan’s solution to space junk problem is wooden satellites that would burn up upon reentry

Japanese researchers are working on satellite technology that would use wood components to eliminate excess space junk as the objects burn up harmlessly upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

source https://www.foxnews.com/world/japans-space-junk-wooden-satellites

Senate moves toward override of Trump's NDAA veto

A final Senate vote on whether to override Trump’s veto is expected to take place by Saturday before Congress adjourns its current session.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-override-trumps-ndaa-bill-veto

Biden transition team disables Zoom chat for journalists: Reporter

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team disabled the chat function for reporters on conference Zoom calls, where journalists had been pressing officials to take more questions.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-transition-disables-zoom-chat-function-lack-questions

Planned Parenthood CEO: It's 'stigmatizing' to say abortion is a 'small part' of our work

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson appears to be bucking a longstanding narrative about her organization, contending that it shouldn't try to minimize the role abortion plays in its mission.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/planned-parenthood-ceo-stigmatizing-abortion

Troy Aikman: 'The Cowboys are the best team in the division'

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman has been impressed with his Dallas Cowboys as of late.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/troy-aikman-the-cowboys-are-the-best-team-in-the-division

Senate moves toward override of Trump's NDAA veto

A final Senate vote on whether to override Trump’s veto is expected to take place by Saturday before Congress adjourns its current session.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-override-trumps-ndaa-bill-veto

Planned Parenthood CEO: It's 'stigmatizing' to say abortion is a 'small part' of our work

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson appears to be bucking a longstanding narrative about her organization, contending that it shouldn't try to minimize the role abortion plays in its mission.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/planned-parenthood-ceo-stigmatizing-abortion

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Mormon church faces 7 new lawsuits for alleged Boy Scouts sex abuse cover-up in Arizona

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, is facing at least seven new lawsuits alleging that it played a role in covering up sex abuse among Boy Scout troops in Arizona.

Video shows park ranger tasering Native American man in New Mexico

The National Park Service is investigating an incident in which a visitor was tased over the weekend by a park ranger at the Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico. 

Massachusetts lowers age for abortions without parental consent

Massachusetts' legislature overrode its Republican governor's veto of a bill on Tuesday that expanded abortion access in a variety of ways, including allowing 16-year-old girls to obtain abortions without parental consent.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/massachusetts-abortions-parental-consent-veto-override

73% Americans want ‘smarter’ money decisions to be their New Year’s resolution: Survey

For 2021, Americans are hoping to practice better money habits.

source https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/americans-smarter-money-decisions-new-years-resolution-2021

Trump campaign asks Supreme Court to review Wisconsin voter fraud case

The Trump campaign asked for a review before Congress meets to certify the Electoral College's vote on Jan. 6.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-supreme-court-review-wisconsin-voter-fraud-case

Mormon church faces 7 new lawsuits for alleged Boy Scouts sex abuse cover-up in Arizona

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, is facing at least seven new lawsuits alleging that it played a role in covering up sex abuse among Boy Scout troops in Arizona.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/mormon-church-boy-scouts-sex-abuse-arizona

Newlyweds steal glass slipper from Cinderella display, restaurant says

Earlier this week, a restaurant in Alexandria, Australia, said that a newlywed couple had stolen a glass slipper from its Cinderella display.

source https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/newlyweds-steal-cinderella-glass-slipper-restaurant

Top federal prosecutor resigns following ballot fraud investigation

The U.S. attorney for Pennsylvania who made headlines in September for announcing an investigation into "discarded" ballots announced his resignation Tuesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-federal-prosecutor-resigns-following-ballot-fraud-investigation

Video shows park ranger tasering Native American man in New Mexico

The National Park Service is investigating an incident in which a visitor was tased over the weekend by a park ranger at the Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/video-park-ranger-tasering-native-american-new-mexico

Trump campaign asks Supreme Court to review Wisconsin voter fraud case

The Trump campaign asked for a review before Congress meets to certify the Electoral College's vote on Jan. 6.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-supreme-court-review-wisconsin-voter-fraud-case

Top federal prosecutor resigns following ballot fraud investigation

The U.S. attorney for Pennsylvania who made headlines in September for announcing an investigation into "discarded" ballots announced his resignation Tuesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-federal-prosecutor-resigns-following-ballot-fraud-investigation

Lindsey Vonn, P.K. Subban split after three years together

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and hockey pro P.K. Subban announced their split on social media after three years together.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lindsey-vonn-fiance-p-k-subban-split

Alec Baldwin spars with social media user amid wife Hilaria’s heritage controversy

The 62-year-old actor is continuing to stand by his wife Hilaria Baldwin, fighting off critics who claim she has been misrepresenting the extent of her Spanish heritage.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-spars-social-media-user-amid-wife-hilaria-heritage-controversy

Petula Clark responds to ‘Downtown’ being used in Christmas bombing: ‘I love Nashville and its people’

Petula Clark is responding after her song "Downtown" was used during the "intentional" explosion in Nashville, Tenn., on Christmas Day.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/petula-clark-responds-after-song-downtown-used-in-christmas-day-bombing

Netflix debuting cooking game show about leftovers

Netflix is putting cooking contestants to the test with leftovers.

source https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/netflix-debuting-cooking-game-show-best-leftovers-ever

Browns add 2 more players to crowded COVID-19 reserve list

With their biggest game in years just days away, the Cleveland Browns added two more players to their lengthy COVID-19 list.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/browns-add-2-more-players-to-crowded-covid-19-reserve-list

Notre Dame seeking a jumpstart against Alabama in CFP semi

Brian Kelly isn't holding back on one of the primary goals for Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Alabama on Friday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/notre-dame-seeking-a-jumpstart-against-alabama-in-cfp-semi

Nikki Haley says Americans should be worried about ‘woke left’ when Biden is president

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday issued a tweet that said Americans should be worried about the "woke left" under President-elect Joe Biden -- warning that the group wants to use the "full force" of government to achieve its radical goals.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nikki-haley-americans-woke-left-biden-president

Nikki Haley says Americans should be worried about ‘woke left’ when Biden is president

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday issued a tweet that said Americans should be worried about the "woke left" under President-elect Joe Biden -- warning that the group wants to use the "full force" of government to achieve its radical goals.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nikki-haley-americans-woke-left-biden-president

Biden says Trump administration’s plan to distribute vaccines falling ‘far behind’

President-elect Joe Biden is warning that the Trump administration’s effort to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus “is falling behind, far behind.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-trump-administrations-plan-distribute-vaccines-behind

Fox News Poll:  A record number say 2020 was a bad year

2020 has been a year unlike any other -- and a record number of voters call the year “bad.” 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-record-number-2020-bad-year

Atlanta city council members fund private police force, blast mayor's handling of crime surge

The shooting death of a 7-year-old girl has prompted an alliance between police, politicians and businesses who are ramping up calls to establish a private security force to supplement the Atlanta Police Department. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/atlanta-city-council-members-fund-private-police-force-blast-mayors-handling-of-crime-surge

Warnock says Georgians 'can't trust' Loeffler after she backs $2,000 stimulus checks

Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock argued Tuesday that Georgians "can’t trust" his Republican opponent, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, to follow through on coronavirus-related relief measures after she signaled her support for larger stimulus checks.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/warnock-georgians-cant-trust-loeffler-coronavirus-stimulus-checks

Monday, December 28, 2020

Michelle Swing: what to know about mysterious entertainment exec gifted 2 homes by Nashville bomber

As investigators work to determine a motive behind the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, attention has turned to a Los Angeles entertainment executive who was gifted two Tennessee homes by the suspect.

Computer shop owner sues Twitter over Hunter Biden laptop story

A Delaware computer repairman who went public with the sordid contents of Hunter Biden’s hard drive is now suing Twitter for defamation — claiming its content moderation unfairly branded him a “hacker.”

Cocaine hidden in tomato paste can found at NYC airport, feds say

A traveler who arrived at a New York City airport on Saturday had bigger plans than making pasta when he was caught with cocaine inside a can of tomato paste, authorities said. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/traveler-cocaine-tomato-paste-nyc-airport

Columbus police officer who shot unarmed Black man is fired

A Columbus, Ohio law enforcement officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man seconds into their encounter has been fired from the police force, officials said Monday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/columbus-police-black-fired

Michelle Swing: what to know about mysterious entertainment exec gifted 2 homes by Nashville bomber

As investigators work to determine a motive behind the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, attention has turned to a Los Angeles entertainment executive who was gifted two Tennessee homes by the suspect.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/michelle-swing-what-to-know-about-mysterious-la-entertainment-exec-gifted-two-homes-by-nashville-bomber

After Nashville bombing, Tennessee lawmaker wants securing telecom infrastructure examined

An East Tennessee lawmaker said Monday called for stronger oversight of the nation's telecommunications grid after a Christmas Day bombing in Nashville partially temporarily crippled infrastructure that caused 911 outages and sudden unreliability in regional phone service.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tennessee-lawmaker-calls-for-closer-look-at-securing-telecomm-infrastructure-after-nashville-bombing

Computer shop owner sues Twitter over Hunter Biden laptop story

A Delaware computer repairman who went public with the sordid contents of Hunter Biden’s hard drive is now suing Twitter for defamation — claiming its content moderation unfairly branded him a “hacker.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/computer-shop-owner-sues-twitter-over-hunter-biden-laptop-story

After Nashville bombing, Tennessee lawmaker wants securing telecom infrastructure examined

An East Tennessee lawmaker said Monday called for stronger oversight of the nation's telecommunications grid after a Christmas Day bombing in Nashville partially temporarily crippled infrastructure that caused 911 outages and sudden unreliability in regional phone service.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tennessee-lawmaker-calls-for-closer-look-at-securing-telecomm-infrastructure-after-nashville-bombing

Biden says his transition team has 'encountered roadblocks' from Trump appointees



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-intl-122820/

Russian authorities threaten to jail Navalny if he doesn't show up in Moscow by Tuesday morning

Russian law enforcement is threatening to jail opposition politician Alexey Navalny for failing to comply with the terms of his suspended sentence in a years-old case if he fails to show up for a hearing in Moscow on Tuesday morning, his lawyer and officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/28/europe/navalny-russia-jail-threat-intl/index.html

The Columbus, Ohio, officer who killed Andre Hill has been fired

Adam Coy, the Columbus, Ohio, police officer who shot and killed Andre Hill, has been fired, according to a statement from Columbus Public Safety Director Ned Pettus Jr.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/28/us/andre-hill-adam-coy-fired/index.html

Why Jake Tapper won't have Kayleigh McEnany and others on his shows

CNN's Jake Tapper reflects on press coverage of President Trump and his administration.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/12/27/tapper-some-reporters-bought-into-trumps-narrative.cnn

6 states facing record coronavirus hospitalizations

CNN's Nick Watt reports that one in 1,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 and that six states are facing record coronavirus hospitalizations.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/12/28/coronavirus-holiday-travel-surge-vaccine-distribution-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Illinois judge denies bond for U.S. Army soldier accused of killing three in bowling alley

An Illinois judge denied bond for an Army Special Forces soldier accused of killing three people and wounding three others at a bowling alley Saturday.

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott has this to say about having a chance to win NFC East crown

The Dallas Cowboys still have an opportunity to win the NFC East heading into the final week of the regular season.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/ezekiel-elliott-on-cowboys-having-a-chance-to-win-nfc-east-crown-this-is-a-weird-a-year

Adam Gase could be Patriots' next QB coach, NFL reporter says

The New England Patriots lost quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch, who left for the University of Arizona, which means head coach Bill Belichick and company will have an opening on their staff.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/adam-gase-could-be-patriots-next-qb-coach-nfl-reporter-says

Doug Pederson expects to be Eagles head coach in 2021

Despite a failed 2020 NFL season, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson expects to be retained by the team heading into next year.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/doug-pederson-i-feel-fully-confident-to-be-the-head-coach-of-the-eagles-in-2021

Court whittles Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus restrictions away

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of religious groups challenging caps on in-person attendance at houses of worship.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-coronavirus-restrictions-court-loss

Illinois judge denies bond for U.S. Army soldier accused of killing three in bowling alley

An Illinois judge denied bond for an Army Special Forces soldier accused of killing three people and wounding three others at a bowling alley Saturday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/illinois-army-killing-bowling-alley

Nikki Haley dubs 2020 'the year socialism went mainstream'

Socialism became more accepted in 2020 and is on its way to becoming the default economic policy for Democratic politicians, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Monday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nikki-haley-2020-socialism-mainstream

Court whittles Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus restrictions away

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of religious groups challenging caps on in-person attendance at houses of worship.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-coronavirus-restrictions-court-loss

Nikki Haley dubs 2020 'the year socialism went mainstream'

Socialism became more accepted in 2020 and is on its way to becoming the default economic policy for Democratic politicians, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Monday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nikki-haley-2020-socialism-mainstream

Matt Gaetz compares Eric Swalwell to this ex-congressman

In a tweet on Monday, Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., compared Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., keeping his seat on the House Intelligence Committee to putting former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit texts to a 15 year old girl, on the Ethics Committee. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/matt-gaetz-says-swalwell-on-house-intel-committee-is-like-putting-anthony-weiner-on-the-ethics-committee

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Cowboys beat Eagles 37-17, stay alive with Washington loss

Andy Dalton threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns, two to Michael Gallup, and the Dallas Cowboys stayed alive in the playoff race with a 37-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/cowboys-beat-eagles-37-17-stay-alive-with-washington-loss

Seahawks wrap up NFC West title with 20-9 win over Rams

The Seattle Seahawks claimed the NFC West title with a 20-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, with Russell Wilson throwing a 13-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister with 2:51 left for the clinching score.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/seahawks-wrap-up-nfc-west-title-with-20-9-win-over-rams

Trump to headline Georgia rally next week ahead of crucial runoffs

President Trump will hold a rally in Georgia on the eve of the crucial Senate run-off in support of the state's two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, he announced on Sunday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-georgia-rally-crucial-runoffs-senate

Australia is the last Western hold out on the climate crisis. But some states and businesses are calling for change

Deep in northeast Australia's outback, underneath grassy eucalypt woodlands and vast grazing lands scattered with cattle stations, lies one of the world's largest known untapped coal reserves.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/27/australia/australia-renewable-energy-climate-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

A photographic history of men in love

When Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell came across an old photograph at an antique store in Dallas, Texas, they saw something of themselves reflected in the image.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/loving-photographs-nini-treadwell/index.html

This Day in History: Dec. 27

Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld announces

Chargers win third straight as Herbert sets rookie TD mark

Justin Herbert set the rookie record for most touchdown passes in a season and the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 19-16 on Sunday for their third straight win.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/chargers-win-third-straight-as-herbert-sets-rookie-td-mark

Trump to headline Georgia rally next week ahead of crucial runoffs

President Trump will hold a rally in Georgia on the eve of the crucial Senate run-off in support of the state's two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, he announced on Sunday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-georgia-rally-crucial-runoffs-senate

Washington beaten by Panthers, fails to clinch NFC East

Dwayne Haskins turned the ball over three times before getting benched, Steven Sims muffed a punt return that turned into a Panthers touchdown and Washington blew its first chance to clinch the NFC East by losing to Carolina 20-13 Sunday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/washington-beaten-by-panthers-fails-to-clinch-nfc-east

Jets' Frank Gore becomes third running back to rush for more than 16,000 yards

Frank Gore is now part of running back royalty. The 37-year-old New York Jets running back became the third player in NFL history to rush for more than 16,000 yards.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/jets-frank-gore-third-running-back-16000-yards

This Day in History: Dec. 27

Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld announces

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/this-day-in-history-dec-27

Music City Bowl between Iowa and Missouri canceled

The Music City Bowl between Missouri and Iowa was canceled Sunday because COVID-19 issues left the Tigers unable to play.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/music-city-bowl-between-iowa-and-missouri-canceled

Agent to AP: Federer to miss Australia; planning 2021 return

Roger Federer is withdrawing from the Australian Open while he continues preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee and a tour absence that will have lasted longer than a year, his agent told The Associated Press.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/agent-to-ap-federer-to-miss-australia-planning-2021-return

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/activist-champion-naomi-osaka-is-ap-female-athlete-of-year

J.J. Watt's frustrations boil over after Texans loss, calls out 'trash' team's effort

J.J. Watt’s frustrations have been mounting for several weeks and a close Houston Texans' loss to the lowly Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday set the three-time Defensive Player of the Year off the edge.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/jj-watt-frustrations-boil-over-texans-loss

West Virginia Air National Guard member killed responding to arson

A member of West Virginia’s Air National guard was fatally injured while responding to an arson early Sunday morning, authorities said. 

Messi floats future US move, immediate Barça plans unclear

Lionel Messi won't make a decision on his long-term future at Barcelona until the season is over, with the soccer great also raising the possibility of playing in the United States one day in a TV interview broadcast Sunday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/messi-floats-future-us-move-immediate-barca-plans-unclear

Mavs destroy Clippers 124-73 to earn 1st win of season

Luka Doncic scored 24 points and the Dallas Mavericks led by an NBA-record 50 points at halftime in a 124-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday to earn their first win of the season.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mavs-destroy-clippers-124-73-to-earn-1st-win-of-season

West Virginia Air National Guard member killed responding to arson

A member of West Virginia’s Air National guard was fatally injured while responding to an arson early Sunday morning, authorities said. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/west-virginia-air-national-guard-member-killed-responding-to-arson

'908 Coalition' of bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers tell Trump to 'sign relief package or veto it immediately'

A group of bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers, dubbing themselves the “908 Coalition,” signed a public letter on Sunday, urging President Donald Trump to sign a much-needed COVID-19 emergency relief package or “veto it immediately.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/908-coalition-bipartisan-bicameral-lawmakers-trump-sign-relief-package-veto

Travis Kelce sets two NFL records in Chiefs' win vs. Falcons

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce once again etched his way into the NFL’s record books during the team’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/travis-kelce-sets-two-nfl-records-chiefs-win

Texans' Deshaun Watson suffers arm injury on tough play

Deshaun Watson gave NFL fans a big scare Sunday afternoon at the end of the Houston Texans’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/texans-deshaun-watson-arm-injury-on-tough-play

'908 Coalition' of bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers tell Trump to 'sign relief package or veto it immediately'

A group of bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers, dubbing themselves the “908 Coalition,” signed a public letter on Sunday, urging President Donald Trump to sign a much-needed COVID-19 emergency relief package or “veto it immediately.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/908-coalition-bipartisan-bicameral-lawmakers-trump-sign-relief-package-veto

Saturday, December 26, 2020

California woman's body found in canal, prompting homicide investigation

A body found floating in a California aqueduct last Sunday was later identified as being that of a local 36-year-old woman who had gone missing the night before, according to reports.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-womans-body-found-in-canal-prompting-homicide-investigation

LIVE UPDATES: Biden calls on Trump to sign coronavirus stimulus bill

Follow for the latest updates on the Biden transition.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-biden-trump-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-12-27-2020

LIVE UPDATES: Georgia runoffs could be drawn out by close results, vote-counting

Follow for the latest updates on the Georgia Senate runoffs.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-georgia-runoffs-12-27-2020

Massachusetts shooting during music video filming leaves at least 1 dead, others wounded

At least one person was dead Saturday evening and five others wounded after a shooting in Massachusetts that happened during the filming of a music video, according to a report.

Illinois bowling alley shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 in custody

A shooting at a bowling alley in Rockford, Ill., on Saturday night left three people dead and three more wounded, according to police.

Massachusetts shooting during music video filming leaves at least 1 dead, others wounded

At least one person was dead Saturday evening and five others wounded after a shooting in Massachusetts that happened during the filming of a music video, according to a report.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/massachusetts-shooting-during-music-video-filming-leaves-at-least-1-dead-others-wounded

Illinois bowling alley shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 in custody

A shooting at a bowling alley in Rockford, Ill., on Saturday night left three people dead and three more wounded, according to police.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/shooting-rockford-bowling-alley-illinois

Illinois bowling alley shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 in custody

A shooting in Rockford, Ill. Saturday night left three people dead and three more injured, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said. 

This Day in History: Dec. 26

Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in her Colorado home.

Illinois bowling alley shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 in custody

A shooting at a bowling alley in Rockford, Ill., on Saturday night left three dead and three more wounded, according to police.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/shooting-leaves-three-dead-in-illinois

This Day in History: Dec. 26

Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in her Colorado home.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/this-day-in-history-dec-26

Pro wrestler Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, dies at 41

Pro wrestling star Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee in All Elite Wrestling and Luke Harper in WWE, died Saturday. He was 41.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/pro-wrestler-jon-huber-brodie-lee-luke-harper-dies

Brown, Georgia State top WKU 39-21 in LendingTree Bowl

Georgia State’s second trip to Mobile this season was even more successful than its first.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/brown-georgia-state-top-wku-39-21-in-lendingtree-bowl

No. 16 La.-Lafayette tops UTSA 31-24 in First Responder Bowl

Trey Ragas scored on a 1-yard plunge with 7:16 left and No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette beat UTSA 31-24 in the First Responder Bowl on Saturday at SMU’s Ford Stadium.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/no-16-la-lafayette-tops-utsa-31-24-in-first-responder-bowl

NY officials investigating clinic for 'fraudulently' obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine

New York police and the state's Department of Health are investigating Parcare Community Health Network on charges that it allegedly "fraudulently" obtained Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. 

Third-string QB Beathard throws 3 TDs, 49ers stun Cardinals

Third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes, Jeff Wilson ran for 183 yards, and the San Francisco 49ers dealt a brutal blow to the Arizona Cardinals' playoff hopes by defeating them 20-12 on Saturday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/third-string-qb-beathard-throws-3-tds-49ers-stun-cardinals

Dosunmu scores 30 to lead No. 18 Illinois past Indiana 69-60

Ayo Dosunmu scored 30 points, Kofi Cockburn added 15 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 18 Illinois beat Indiana 69-60 on Saturday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/dosunmu-scores-30-to-lead-no-18-illinois-past-indiana-69-60

No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over most recent champ Virginia, 98-75

Corey Kispert and No. 1 Gonzaga didn't get their 1-2 matchup on a neutral court with a national TV audience.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/no-1-gonzaga-rolls-over-most-recent-champ-virginia-98-75

Browns down 6 players for Jets game due to COVID protocols

The Browns will try to make the playoffs without four wide receivers, including Jarvis Landry, along with their starting middle linebacker and his likely replacement, because of a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent contact tracing.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/browns-down-players-for-jets-game-due-to-covid-protocols

NY officials investigating clinic for 'fraudulently' obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine

New York police and the state's Department of Health are investigating Parcare Community Health Network on charges that it allegedly "fraudulently" obtained Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/ny-investigating-fraudulently-covid-19-vaccine

New York Democratic boss warns AOC not to challenge Chuck Schumer

New York’s Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is rumored to be mulling a primary challenge to US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ny-democratic-boss-warns-aoc-challenge-chuck-schumer

New York Democratic boss warns AOC not to challenge Chuck Schumer

New York’s Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is rumored to be mulling a primary challenge to US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ny-democratic-boss-warns-aoc-challenge-chuck-schumer

Suicide bombing suspected in Nashville explosion as investigators search home south of the city

Investigators looking into the Christmas morning explosion in Nashville now believe the blast was likely the result of a suicide bombing, according to two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/26/us/nashville-tn-explosion/index.html

Friday, December 25, 2020

Arkansas family members found dead in Christmas tragedy: authorities

As many as five victims – believed to be family members – were found dead around 5 p.m. Friday in Atkins, Ark., authorities announced.

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline gets no jail time after DUI guilty plea

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 3 — and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said.

Arkansas family members found dead in Christmas tragedy: authorities

As many as five victims – believed to be family members – were found dead around 5 p.m. Friday in Atkins, Ark., authorities announced.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/arkansas-family-members-found-dead-in-christmas-tragedy-authorities

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline gets no jail time after DUI guilty plea

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 3 — and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/joe-bidens-niece-caroline-gets-no-jail-time-after-dui-guilty-plea

Possible human remains found near explosion site in Nashville, law enforcement officials say



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/nashville-explosion-app-intl/

China turns off the lights in 'Christmas town' as officials race to meet energy targets

For months, factories in the city of Yiwu, known as China's "Christmas town," have been cranking out most of the tinsel, decorations and other festive ornaments now hanging on trees worldwide.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/business/china-power-shortage-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Boston health care worker who experienced reaction to Moderna coronavirus vaccine has history of allergies

A health care worker who experienced an allergic reaction after receiving a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Boston Medical Center on Christmas Eve tells CNN he has a history of allergies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/health/boston-health-care-worker-allergic-reaction-moderna-coronavirus-vaccine/index.html

Duke women's basketball cancels rest of 2020-2021 season because of Covid-19 concerns

Duke University's women's basketball team will not play the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, citing health and safety concerns stemming from Covid-19, the school announced Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/us/duke-womens-basketball-cancels-rest-of-season-spt-trnd/index.html

Philadelphia police kill gunman who opened fire on teens, killing 1

A man who fatally shot a teenage boy early Friday was killed by Philadelphia police officers who had responded to a report of a fight, authorities said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/us/philadelphia-shooting-teen-man-dead/index.html

Boston Celtics legend K.C. Jones has died at age 88

The word "legend" is often thrown around casually. But when it comes to K.C. Jones, there really is no other word that does him justice.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/us/kc-jones-death-spt-trnd/index.html

Los Angeles pilot finally captures elusive 'jetpack man' on video

Los Angeles’ unidentified flying man has finally been caught on video – soaring 3,000 feet above Palos Verdes near Catalina Island with a jetpack.

George Kittle will return for 49ers this week vs. Cardinals

The San Francisco 49ers won’t return to the playoffs in 2020, but they will have one of their best players back in action against the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/49ers-george-kittle-will-play-this-week-vs-cardinals

Los Angeles pilot finally captures elusive 'jetpack man' on video

Los Angeles’ unidentified flying man has finally been caught on video – soaring 3,000 feet above Palos Verdes near Catalina Island with a jetpack.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/los-angeles-pilot-finally-captures-elusive-jetpack-man-on-video

Saints' Alvin Kamara ties all-time NFL record with 6 rushing TDs in win over Vikings

Have a day, Alvin Kamara.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/saints-alvin-kamara-ties-all-time-nfl-record-with-6-rushing-tds-in-win-vs-vikings

Former NYPD arson detective: Nashville blast target unknown but could have been cops

A retired NYPD detective who was part of an arson and explosions task force said Friday that while it is yet unclear what the intended target of Friday's explosion in Nashville was, he would not rule out the first responders and law enforcement.

Irving scores 37, leads Nets to 123-95 win over Celtics

Kyrie Irving scored 37 points with eight assists in his return to Boston and Kevin Durant added 29 for Brooklyn on Friday to lead the Nets to a 123-95 victory over the Celtics.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/irving-scores-37-leads-nets-to-123-95-win-over-celtics

Former NYPD arson detective: Nashville blast target unknown but could have been cops

A retired NYPD detective who was part of an arson and explosions task force said Friday that while it is yet unclear what the intended target of Friday's explosion in Nashville was, he would not rule out the first responders and law enforcement.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/former-nypd-arson-detective-nashville-blast-target-unknown-but-could-have-been-cops

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer relieved at not being picked as Biden’s VP

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she would have accepted an offer to serve as Joe Biden’s running mate — but admitted to relief at not being picked.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer-relieved-at-not-being-picked-as-bidens-vp

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer relieved at not being picked as Biden’s VP

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she would have accepted an offer to serve as Joe Biden’s running mate — but admitted to relief at not being picked.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer-relieved-at-not-being-picked-as-bidens-vp

California coronavirus cases are surging, so are the lockdowns not helping?

California is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases despite unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions aimed at curbing the spreading of the coronavirus. 

Santa Claus, Julio Jones show up on Falcons injury report

Santa Claus showed up on the Atlanta Falcons’ injury report on Friday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/santa-claus-julio-jones-show-up-on-falcons-injury-report

California coronavirus cases are surging, so are the lockdowns not helping?

California is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases despite unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions aimed at curbing the spreading of the coronavirus. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/cali-covid-surge-lockdowns

Marks lifts Buffalo to 17-10 Camellia Bowl win over Marshall

Kevin Marks looked like a super-sub early, stalled against a stingy defense and then delivered the decisive blow.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/marks-lifts-buffalo-to-17-10-camellia-bowl-win-over-marshall

Thursday, December 24, 2020

One person's 'superspreader action' caused 7 deaths and put 300 families in quarantine

• Fauci says he will practice what he preaches this holiday season

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/23/us/oregon-covid-superspreader-action-trnd/index.html

US military command turns botched airstrike into Christmas joke

The US military command posted a tweet and press release about a botched airstrike on a Al-Shabaab target in Somalia, saying Al-Shabaab had been "on the naughty list." CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/24/military-command-botched-airstrike-joke-tweet-starr-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

Opinion: How an FBI team leader knew Blackwater defendants didn't deserve a pardon from Trump

The President of the United States has the power to grant a pardon to anyone he believes deserves one. This is an incredible power when used for good. There are cases where the US justice system gets it wrong and cases where the defendants had served their time and were now doing good things. However, none of those fact patterns are present in President Donald Trump's pardon of four Blackwater security guards serving time for their involvement in the killing of 17 Iraqis in Baghdad on September 16, 2007.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/24/opinions/blackwater-defendants-pardon-trump-opinion-oconnor/index.html

Prosecutor in Manafort case knew pardon was coming so he found a legal loophole

The lead prosecutor in the Mueller investigation reacts to President Trump pardoning Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager who pleaded guilty to multiple crimes.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/24/weissmann-prosecutor-mueller-investigation-manafort-pardon-reaction-vpx.cnn

For the first time all season, an NFL coach will miss a game due to Covid-19 protocols

Players, assistant coaches and coordinators have all missed National Football League games this season under league Covid-19 protocols, but never has a head coach been absent from the sidelines.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/24/football/detroit-lions-coach-nfl-covid-protocol/index.html

United Airlines latest to require negative coronavirus test for flights from London

United Airlines on Thursday became the fourth major airline with routes between London and the New York metropolitan area to require passengers show proof they have been tested negative recently for the novel coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/united-airlines-uk-coronavirus-test-intl/index.html

Rush Limbaugh says he didn't expect to be alive in an emotional last show of 2020

Rush Limbaugh wrapped up his final show of 2020 with an emotional outpouring of gratitude for the support he's received during his battle with Stage 4 lung cancer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/24/media/rush-limbaugh-cancer-show-close-trnd/index.html

Watch father leave daughter dozens of surprise Ring messages

When Hannah Williams bought her parents a Ring Video Doorbell, she never expected them to use it the way they did.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/12/24/ring-dad-present.cnn

Dr. Fauci is 80 today. Hear the Bidens sing 'Happy Birthday' to him

Dr. Anthony Fauci got a special treat as he left work Wednesday. Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad were waiting outside to serenade the good doctor ahead of his 80th birthday on Dec. 24.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/12/24/dr-anthony-fauci-80th-birthday-orig.cnn

The deadliest jobs in the US last year

Work-related deaths reached a 12-year high in 2019 at more than 5,300, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/24/business/deadliest-jobs-bureau-of-labor-statistics-trnd/index.html

California’s ‘high risk’ inmates among first to get COVID-19 vaccinations

California inmates with special needs were among the first to get vaccinations against COVID-19 in the Golden State this week, according to a Tuesday report.

Christmas in Florida: Cold temps, falling iguanas & no surfing Santas

With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may involve falling iguanas.

Nurses make Christmas 'onesies' for newborns to cheer up moms

New mothers at St. Lucie Medical Center in Florida aren't allowed to have many family members visit them, so two nurses who work in the labor unit decided to make Christmas outfits for their newborn babies to cheer them up. 

Christmas church services will look different amid pandemic

Christmas church services will look different for many Americans across the U.S. this year, as coronavirus restrictions limit and alter gatherings. 

Rep. Buck: Mueller set 'precedent' that demands Hunter Biden special counsel

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said Thursday that he is disappointed outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr refused to name a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, the 50-year-old son of Joe Biden.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep-buck-mueller-set-precedent-that-demands-hunter-biden-special-counsel

Gov. Cuomo grants clemency to 21 for showing remorse, rehabilitation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to 21 people on Christmas Eve, including two women convicted of killing their abusive partners and a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran convicted of second-degree murder in the 1980s.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-governor-cuomo-grants-clemency-to-21-people

Roger Stone vows to sue lawmaker for claiming he covered up Trump misconduct for clemency

Veteran political operative Roger Stone is vowing to sue a Democratic lawmaker, alleging that he falsely accused him of covering for President Trump in order to obtain clemency.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/roger-stone-sue-hakeem-jeffries

Political supporters turned 'Porch Pirates' in Georgia Senate race

Police in Georgia have arrested Santina Walker, 19, and Cesar Guerrero, 19, who confessed to taking packages outside of homes while placing fliers for Democratic Senate candidates.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/couple-fliers-democrats-stealing-packages

Religious differences causes ‘Bachelorette’ star Ivan Hall, Tayshia Adams split

The pair had hit it off all season long before their differing beliefs became a turning point.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bachelorette-star-ivan-hall-details-tayshia-adams-religious-differences

Kevin Spacey posts bizarre Christmas message for third year in a row: 'You're not alone'

Kevin Spacey shared his third end-of-year video to wish fans a Merry Christmas and to address suicide prevention

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/kevin-spacey-christmas-message-third-year

California’s ‘high risk’ inmates among first to get COVID-19 vaccinations

California inmates with special needs were among the first to get vaccinations against COVID-19 in the Golden State this week, according to a Tuesday report.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/californias-high-risk-inmates-among-first-to-get-covid-19-vaccinations

Christmas in Florida: Cold temps, falling iguanas & no surfing Santas

With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may involve falling iguanas.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/christmas-in-florida-chilly-forecast-falling-iguanas

Nurses make Christmas 'onesies' for newborns to cheer up moms

New mothers at St. Lucie Medical Center in Florida aren't allowed to have many family members visit them, so two nurses who work in the labor unit decided to make Christmas outfits for their newborn babies to cheer them up. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/nurses-make-christmas-onesies-for-newborn-babies

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Houston Texans fine multiple players for appearance at Deshaun Watson's restaurant grand opening

The Houston Texans fined multiple players, including star quarterback Deshaun Watson, for attending the grand opening of Watson’s new restaurant, according to an ESPN report.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/houston-texans-fine-multiple-players-for-appearance-at-deshaun-watsons-restaurant-grand-opening

Rebecca Luker, star of Braodway's 'Sound of Music,' dead at 59

Rebecca Luker, Tony-nominated star of "Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins" has died at the age of 59.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rebecca-luker-braodway-sound-of-music-dead-59

Trump issues new wave of pardons, commutations

Just before heading to his private club in Palm, Beach, Florida for the Christmas holiday on Wednesday, President Trump issued a new wave of 26 pardons and three commutations.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-pardons-paul-manafort-roger-stone

Hunter Biden still owns 10% stake in Chinese private equity firm, business records show

Hunter Biden still owns a 10% stake in a Chinese private equity firm, less than one month before his father, President-elect Joe Biden, is set to take office, business records reviewed by Fox News show. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-chinese-business-ownership

DOJ officials in 'ongoing discussions' about Hunter Biden special counsel, some say it's 'warranted': sources

High level officials within the Justice Department are in "onging discussions" on whether to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation into Hunter Biden, with some believing it is "warranted," two sources familiar told Fox News Wednesday. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-special-counsel-justice-department

Florida seniors next in line for COVID vaccines says Gov. DeSantis

Florida will ensure seniors not living in long-term care facilities will receive priority for the coronavirus vaccine over frontline workers, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/seniors-coronavirus-vaccines-desantis

Four recent high school grads killed when driver fleeing police slams into car

Four New York City-area teenagers who recently graduated high school were killed Tuesday when the car they were traveling in was struck by another whose driver was evading the police, resulting in his death as well, police said. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/high-school-grads-collision-fleeing-police

Trump's veto of massive defense bill sets up possible override vote next week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-trump-veto-24122020/

FBI accuses Iran of threatening US election officials

Iranian cyber actors were behind online death threats targeting US election officials, the FBI announced on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/23/politics/iran-behind-cyber-death-threats/index.html

NBA postpones Thunder-Rockets game due to Covid-19

On the second day of the new NBA season, a game has been postponed due to Covid-19 -- and a league star has violated protocol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/23/sport/thunder-rockets-postponed-james-harden-violation-spt-intl/index.html

Visa continues its ban on Pornhub but will allow payments on some of its parent company's sites

Visa said Wednesday it will allow customers to make payments on some adult websites owned by Pornhub's parent company, MindGeek. The allowed websites, Visa says, only host professionally produced adult studio content rather than user-generated content, which it currently bans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/23/business/visa-pornhub-mindgeek-ban/index.html

Bill Belichick loses patience over Patriots quarterback situation: 'Not answering that question every day'

Bill Belichick seemed to express his frustrations this week when being asked (several times) about his plans for the quarterback situation going into the final two games of the season.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bill-belichick-patriots-quarterback-question

Washington leads No. 23 OSU's rally past No. 11 Rutgers

Duane Washington Jr. scored 22 points and No. 23 Ohio State rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to beat No. 11 Rutgers 80-68 on Wednesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/washington-leads-no-23-osus-rally-past-no-11-rutgers

First coronavirus cases hit Antarctica

The pandemic has finally reached every continent on Earth.

source https://www.foxnews.com/world/first-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-antarctica

Jonathan Turley: Joe Biden dodges questions on Hunter by ridiculing reporters. But why talk about ponies?

Joe Biden’s strategy of attacking reporters who ask legitimate questions about his son Hunter’s business dealings isn’t working

source https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/hunter-biden-joe-biden-reporters-jonathan-turley

NHL schedule: 868 games in 116 days, back-to-backs and more



source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nhl-schedule-868-games-in-116-days-back-to-backs-and-more

Coronavirus forces NBA to postpone Rockets-Thunder season-opener

The Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder season opener was postponed on Wednesday due to coronavirus concerns.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nba-postpones-rockets-thunder-season-opener-due-to-covid-19-concerns

Ga. Southern routs La. Tech 38-3 in New Orleans Bowl

Shai Werts had three touchdown runs and threw a 65-yard scoring pass to help Georgia Southern beat Louisiana Tech 38-3 in the New Orleans Bowl on Wednesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/ga-southern-routs-la-tech-38-3-in-new-orleans-bowl

Bevan: Republicans 'slight favorites' to win both Georgia Senate runoff elections

The upcoming Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections are unlikely to produce a split decision, RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bevan-gop-slight-favorites-to-win-georgia-runoffs-results-unlikely-to-split-parties

Creighton hands Xavier its first loss of season in 66-61 win

Antwann Jones and Denzel Mahoney scored 13 points each to lead No. 13 Creighton to a 66-61 win over 22nd-ranked Xavier on Wednesday, handling the Musketeers their first loss of the season.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/creighton-hands-xavier-its-first-loss-of-season-in-66-61-win

More than 100 killed along ethnic lines in Ethiopia

More than 100 people have been killed in a massacre along ethnic lines in western Ethiopia, according to the country’s human rights commission.

source https://www.foxnews.com/world/more-than-100-killed-along-ethnic-lines-in-ethiopia

Bevan: Republicans 'slight favorites' to win both Georgia Senate runoff elections

The upcoming Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections are unlikely to produce a split decision, RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bevan-gop-slight-favorites-to-win-georgia-runoffs-results-unlikely-to-split-parties

The 74-year-old 'Black Widow' killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide

At 75, Isao Kakehi was in good health and in love. source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/asia/japan-black-widow-killer-intl-hnk-dst/index....