Anti-government protests that broke out across Lebanon in October over a plunging economy and widespread corruption have had repercussions on journalists covering the unrest
A month after ripping the NFL and saying his career was over, former star receiver Antonio Brown said he'd like a team to give him another chance. He made the statement in a long Instagram post Friday, USA Today reports, that began with an apology "to my family, friends and...
Elon Musk did not defame a cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in a tweet, a Los Angeles jury found. Vernon Unsworth helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a Thailand cave and angered Musk by belittling his effort to help. (Dec. 6)
Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Iowa with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. According to Reuters, Kerry is the most significant endorsement for Biden so far. Biden hopes his experience in global affairs will give him an advantage against Democratic rivals. The Democratic candidate argues he’s in the best position to repair traditional U.S. alliances that Trump hurt. Kerry said: “We need a president who has shown he can immediately heal a broken world.”
A 23-year-old Indian woman who alleged she was gang-raped has died from burn injuries sustained in an attack that took place while she was on her way to a court hearing
This Day in History: John Lennon Is Shot December 8, 1980 The 40-year-old former member of the Beatles was shot and killed by obsessed fan Mark David Chapman. The outspoken rock icon was entering his Manhattan apartment when Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon was rushed to the hospital but died en route. He had given Chapman an autograph earlier in the day. Chapman voluntarily remained at the scene of the shooting until he was arrested by police. Demonstrations of mourning were held all over the world. Deemed a borderline psychotic, Chapman pleaded guilty to murder and remains in Attica prison. Lennon is memorialized in a section of Central Park known as "Strawberry Fields."
"I'll look at new information that's presented," Rep. Jeff Van Drew said. "I'll always have an open mind. But where I am now is where I was before." Where he is now and was before is against impeachment, the Hill reports. Fellow Democrats in Washington and in his New Jersey...
Shooting at Florida Naval Base Leaves 4 Dead, Many Injured. The incident occurred at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The suspected gunman has been reported dead after exchanging gunfire with police. U.S. Defense officials say the suspect was a Saudi military trainee. Several people were reported to have been injured in the shooting. Investigators say it is too early to determine if the motive was terror-related. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis commented on the situation. This is a dark day for a very great place, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, via statement. The Florida shooting comes two days after another in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. That incident left three people dead, including the gunman
Joe Biden is nearing the end of his eight-day bus tour through Iowa, and the breadth of his campaign blitz shows his potential reach across a diverse Democratic electorate
President Trump said he received a phone call Friday from King Salman offering condolences after the shootings at a Florida naval base, apparently by a Saudi aviation student . "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter," the president tweeted , "and that...
They say there's no love like a mother's love, and that applies to fur babies, too. In Southern California, that love shone through from one woman who valiantly fought to save her dog from a mountain lion. HuffPost reports the attack on Pumbaa, a miniature schnauzer, took place in Simi...
A Minnesota community is mourning the deaths of three National Guard soldiers killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed during a maintenance test flight (Dec. 6)
The tension between Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren finally exploded. Each Democratic presidential candidates campaigns called each other out. They brought up topics such as tax returns, corporate clients and campaign bundlers. Warren began by criticizing Buttigieg for not disclosing his campaign’s top fundraisers. According to Politico, Buttigieg fired back by not releasing her tax returns before 2008.
This Day in History: Pearl Harbor Is Bombed December 7, 1941 360 Japanese warplanes carried out the Sunday morning surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack and another 1,200 were wounded. Five U.S. battleships, three destroyers and seven other ships were either destroyed or sunk. Japan lost fewer than 100 men during the attack. The next day, following President Franklin Roosevelt's "Infamy" speech, Congress recognized a state of war between the U.S. and Japan. America had entered World War II. Three days later, war was declared on the U.S. by Germany and Italy. The American contribution to the successful Allied war effort cost more than 400,000 American lives.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on opposition parties to work with him. He needs help passing a tax cut, strengthening the healthcare system and fighting for climate change. According to Reuters, Trudeau’s Liberals lost their parliamentary majority. In order to pass legislation they would need the support of at least one opposition party. Governor General Julie Payette said: “Some believe that minority governments are incapable of getting things done. But Canada’s history tells us otherwise.”
Michael Bloomberg responded to criticism that he's trying to buy the presidency by saying his wealth insulates him from being bought. Speaking of his Democratic opponents, the billionaire said, "I'm doing exactly the same thing they're doing, except that I am using my own money," the New York Times reports....
R. Kelly Faces New Charges Related to His Marriage to Aaliyah. Kelly allegedly bribed a public employee for a fake ID to marry 15-year-old Aaliyah in 1994. The marriage between then 27-year-old Kelly and Aaliyah was annulled a few months later. Kelly was indicted on the latest charge in Brooklyn on Thursday. Aaliyah is referred to as “Jane Doe #1” in the court documents. It is the first federal charge stemming from R. Kelly and Aaliyah's wedding. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001. R. Kelly is also facing charges for racketeering and sex trafficking. Kelly is currently being held in Chicago prison without bail