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Ronstadt, `Sesame Street' to receive Kennedy…

Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the seminal disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire will be honored in a gala ceremony Sunday night in Washington as recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts

What's This Space 'Snail Trail' On Pluto?

What's this space "snail trail" on Pluto?

Iran Frees American Student Held Since 2016

​Xiyue Wang was a fourth-year graduate student at Princeton conducting research in Iran when he was arrested there in August 2016.

Trump Plucks New Staffer From Secret Service

Looks like President Trump has a new staff member: Dan Walsh is out as White House chief of operations and Anthony Ornato is in, Fox News reports. "The United States Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director, Anthony Ornato, will become my new Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations," Trump tweeted , referring...

AP Top Stories December 7 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Dec. 7th: Saudi Kin to help Pensacola families says Trump; Shooting inspires blood donations; Paris protestors demand economic justice; Tains, h0ome s and even people ara part of a gingerbread model town.

Eva Longoria And Ricky Martin's Holiday Plans

Extra caught up with besties, Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin. They recently hosted Operation Smile's Annual Global Gift Gala together in Miami. The actress and musician, who initially met in their teens, talked holiday plans. Eva, a new mom, said “We do tamales every holiday, so we're like an assembly line of aunts and tias and we just do tamales.” Ricky shared that he and his husband Jwan are headed to Puerto Rico with their four kids, including newborn son Renn. He added, “We sing loud in Puerto Rico… la parranda [out on the town]… so we go from house to house.”

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Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is…

Andrew Yang seems to be having the most fun among the many Democrats running for president

This Day in History: John Lennon Is Shot (Sunday…

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."

Boris Johnson: Patients Should Pay For NHS

In a 1995 column unearthed by Business Insider, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for patients to be charged to use the National Health Service to prevent free care being "abused" by people who can afford to pay. The prime minister wrote in the Spectator magazine that free healthcare should be only for "those who are genuinely sick, and for the elderly." He added that "if people have to pay" for NHS services, "they will value them more." Johnson has denied that the future of the NHS would be at risk under his government.

Aldean Returns to the Scene of the Crime

It's been two years—and Jason Aldean clearly hasn't forgotten. The country singer played in Las Vegas on Friday night for the first time since the worst mass shooting in US history interrupted his show, People reports. "Tonight's a really special night for us," he said on stage. "We got...

Soaking rain to accompany brief warmup in…

While it will stay cold and dry through the weekend, a significant change is on the way for Monday.

Shooting at Florida Naval Base Leaves 4 Dead…

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

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid…

A Justice Department inspector general report is expected to say that the FBI had a legitimate basis to open its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia

Today in History for December 8th

America enters World War Two; Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death in New York. (Dec. 8)

A Peloton Ad Goes Viral, Not Exactly in a Good Way

If the old adage of "all publicity is good publicity" is true, then Peloton has a terrific ad on its hands. If the opinions of lots of people on social media count for anything, the ad is closer to a sexist, elitist, cringe-inducing dud. Either way, the spot for a...

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Kenya: 2 survivors found 2 days after building…

Authorities in Kenya says two survivors have been found alive two days after a building collapsed in Nairobi

A Bomb Cyclone Generated 75-Foot Wave Off…

A massive, nearly 75-foot wave was recently recorded off the California coast after a bomb cyclone caused unusually strong winds to pound the area last week.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter To Resign From Congress…

The Republican lawmaker from California pleaded guilty earlier this month to misusing campaign funds.

Xmas Parades Canceled Over Protest Fears

In two North Carolina towns, Christmas might come next year. This after officials in Garner and Wake Forest scrapped their parades amid concerns that aggressive or even violent protesters could clash with Confederate marchers, Newsweek reports. In Garner, town officials nixed the event after seeing social media posts about possible...

Trump on shooting, impeachment, prisoner exchange

Just months after senior U.S. officials delivered substantial military aid to Saudi Arabia to counter threats from Iran, America's relationship with the kingdom is being tested by a Saudi Air Force student's shooting spree at a U.S. Navy base. (Dec. 7)

Dems Draft Articles Of Impeachment

Reuters reports Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met behind closed doors on Saturday. They're preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry. The House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic lawmakers spent the weekend sifting through evidence against President Donald Trump. They're drafting formal charges that the panel could recommend for a full House vote as early as Thursday.

French strikes going strong on Day 4; government…

France's prime minister is holding special meetings amid fears that nationwide strikes will get worse in the coming days

This Day in History: Pearl Harbor Is Bombed…

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.

Five Tech To Gift Women This Holiday

1. A pair of stylish headphones. 2. A tile Bluetooth tracker. 3. A Nintendo Switch. 4. A hybrid smartwatch. 5. A pretty phone case.

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We Have Depressing News for Grammar Nerds

If you find yourself texting about "Johns scarf" or "Shellys hat" because it's so much easier than switching to your phone's punctuation menu to add an apostrophe, congratulations, you're part of the problem: The Apostrophe Protection Society is officially shutting down. The society was started by retired journalist John Richards,...

Major storm continues to douse California…

Forecasters say the storm will push east into Sunday, with valley rain and mountain snow expanding across Montana, Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, Arizona and western New Mexico.

R. Kelly Faces New Charges Related to His…

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