LA on the brink of a stay-home order as COVID…

The nation’s largest county is on the brink of a stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger one

GSA Boss Wants Law Changed

After it somehow fell to a nationally pressured appointee of President Trump to effectively declare the winner of the presidential election, Emily Murphy explained her delayed decision in personal terms. "I have always strived to do what is right," the GSA boss told President-elect Joe Biden on Monday in a...

Rescues continue in Honduran valley after Iota's…

Search and rescue efforts continued in the Sula Valley, which includes cities such as San Pedro Sula, Choloma and Puerto Cortés, on Nov. 23 as the Fire Department of Honduras handled flooding in the area for the fourth time.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim…

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Mass Shooting Suspect Grins in Mug Shot

A man accused in a shooting at an Omaha fast-food restaurant that left two dead and two hospitalized smiled widely in the mug shot taken after his arrest. Roberto Silva, 23, is accused of the shooting at a Sonic drive-in Saturday night, according to multiple outlets; the New York Daily...

Today in History for November 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas; Charles Darwin publishes theory of evolution; Hijacker known as D.B. Cooper parachutes out of plane with ransom money; Queen's Freddie Mercury dies. (Nov. 24)

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Report: Mobile fingerprinting a core tool in US…

A new report based on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit says a mobile fingerprinting app used by U.S. immigration agents to run remote ID checks in the field has become a core tool in President Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown

Third Strong Vaccine May Have Big Advantage

A third COVID vaccine candidate is reporting strong results —and this one would be easier to transport and store than the first two. AstraZeneca says interim results show that its vaccine is up to 90% effective, slightly less than the 95% reported by Pfizer and Moderna . But while its highest...

Parts of Iowa get a taste of winter before…

A storm moving across the Plains on Nov. 23 brought snow showers to many parts of Iowa, and people were ready with their cameras.

Army Corps of Engineers grants final federal Line…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the final federal permit for Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota

Controversial Trump Lawyer Gets the Boot

A controversial member of President Trump's legal team has been shown the door. Sidney Powell, the lawyer called out by Tucker Carlson over her refusal to present evidence of her claim that Dominion voting machines switched millions of votes from Trump to Biden, is now "practicing law on her own,...

US travelers keep flying despite virus warnings

Despite warnings from public health officials to stay home for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans are heading to the nation's airports before the holiday, many of them unwilling to miss out on seeing family and convinced they can do it safely. (Nov. 23)

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous…

Veteran Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to specifically “out” 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed contempt for President Donald Trump

Biden Reportedly Settles on Secretary of State

Joe Biden has apparently settled on his secretary of state nominee. As reported by outlets including the AP , CNN , the New York Times , and Bloomberg , sources say Biden will name Antony J. Blinken, a longtime aide and his closest foreign policy adviser. Blinken, 58, launched his career at the State...

Wild weather wrecks New England cranberry crop

Some farmers say a late frost, extreme heat, lack of rain and hail made it tough to get cranberries to the Thanksgiving Day table this year.

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South Carolina officials eye single drug for…

The state of South Carolina says it could execute a man scheduled to die next week with a lethal dose of just one drug if officials cannot get ahold of all three drugs the procedure calls for

Black Voters Sue Trump

Black voters in Detroit are suing President Trump and his campaign over their attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, ABC News reports. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the suit Friday for three voters, saying the president's campaign was trying to "coerce" and "intimidate" officials into stopping the certification...

State board certifies Joe Biden's win in Michigan

Michigan election officials certify Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state (Nov. 23)

Nebraska police chief defends officers in fatal…

Omaha’s police chief said two officers acted appropriately when a Black man was fatally shot during a Nebraska traffic stop last week because the man repeatedly didn’t comply with their commands, but video of the confrontation won’t be immediately released

Not Yet, Putin Says of Congratulating Biden

Don't read anything into Russia's reluctance to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin said Sunday. That process is just a formality, the Russian leader said on state TV, Bloomberg reports. But he specified that his recognition does have prerequisites. "We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the...

Tourist slides down Great Wall of China amid icy…

Tourists struggled to walk along the Great Wall of China on Nov. 21, after a winter storm coated the historic attraction in snow and ice.

AP source: Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead…

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as treasury secretary, a pivotal role in which she would help shape and direct his economic policies

Company Apologizes for Firing Transgender…

A half-century after she was fired when IBM's chief executive learned she was transgender, Lynn Conway was called to an online meeting. Company employees—including transgender staff members—watched last month as executives apologized to Conway for the way she was treated in 1968, the New York Times reports. The...

Virus resurgence closes US museums, National Zoo

The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo and museums have closed once again amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the Washington D.C. area. (November 23)

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More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska…

Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded

The Weird Tale of 'Unique Pig Couch' on Craigslist

An ad selling a "Unique Pig Couch" popped up on New York City's Craigslist this week. You can see it here , and the photos do indeed show a unique pig couch, which is to say, a couch in the shape of a pig. "Selling it for $250 even though my...

City draped in ice after winter storm

The Russian city of Vladivostok was draped in ice on Nov. 23, after ice storms coated the city, causing more than 150,000 people to lose power a few days prior.