Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25 remaining, and No. 15 Iowa State held off last-minute drive by Sam Ehlinger and No. 20 Texas to remain in first place in the Big 12 with a 23-20 victory Friday
More than 100 people packed the pews in a Texas funeral home this month to honor Nancy Kaddatz. So many people loved her mother, Delynda Cruz said. Now 42 of those people have tested positive for the coronavirus—including Cruz. The youngest patient is 3 and the oldest 90, KDFW...
This election season, with all eyes on Georgia's Senate race, the coronavirus pandemic has upended traditional get-out-the-vote efforts where campaign workers go door to door to encourage people to cast ballots. (Nov. 27)
Business Insider is reporting details of the Trump Administrations Purge of the Pentagon and Department of Defense. The Trump administration has reportedly gutted the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. They removed most of its 13 members. A US defense official confirmed to Insider that some members had been removed. Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said in a statement that he looks forward "to naming new board members in the coming days." The changes to the Defense Policy Board saw the departure of advisors like former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. They come on the heels of a major shake-up of the Pentagon's civilian leadership earlier this month.
French President Emmanuel Macron says video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and is condemning violence both by and against the police
This Day in History:, Pope Urban II Orders the First Crusade. November 27, 1095. During a speech to several hundred clerics and noblemen at the Council of Clermont in France. Pope Urban II called on all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land. In what was perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, Urban called out, “Deus vult!” or “God wills it!”. Christians had been barred from entering Jerusalem by the Seljuk Turks. Urban’s war cry roused between 60,000 and 100,000 people who marched on Jerusalem. The sheer number of respondents was eventually enough to triumph against the Muslim armies. It was the first of seven military campaigns fought over the next two centuries known as the Crusades
What is a stock split? A stock split is when a company decides to increase the number of shares by dividing its existing shares into additional shares. According to Business Insider stock splits don't provide any economic value to the company. They just reduce the stock's price, making it more affordable. Stock splits are often good signs for shareholders, attracting new investors and eventually leading to a share-price rise.
Two days after President Trump told Pennsylvania legislators "We have to turn the election over," federal appeals judges rejected the notion. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found no merit in Trump's argument to overrule a US district court's decision issued last weekend, the...
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National Security Adviser. President Donald Trump announced Flynn's pardon on Wednesday via Twitter. It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump's former national security adviser pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI ... ... about conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak in December of 2016. Flynn is the only White House official to be convicted of crimes connected to the Mueller investigation. The investigation sought to uncover possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to ensure Trump's election in 2016. Under Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department recently sought to withdraw the charges against Flynn. Trump's pardon brings an end to Flynn's case
As the pandemic raged in spring, Americans tapped into newfound baking and gardening skills. Now, the Christmas tree industry is hoping that as 2020 draws to a close, that affinity for feel-good and old-fashioned will bring a boost for business. (Nov. 27)
Walmart once hired 230,000 people in one year. Amazon is making that look like nothing. Through October, the online retailer has added 427,300 employees this year, the New York Times reports. "It's hiring like mad," a labor historian at the University of California-Santa Barbara said. "No American company...
Matthew Perry's girlfriend is about to get a title promotion. "I decided to get engaged," the 51-year-old Friends star tells People . "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time." That woman is 29-year-old literary manager Molly Hurwitz, whom Perry started...
Jeezy is back with “The Recession 2,” a follow up to his 2008 hit album, “The Recession.” Fresh off participating in the most-watched Verzuz music event with rival Gucci Mane, the Atlanta emcee has evolved from tales of street life and drug dealing to moving in political circles, including rubbing shoulders with President-Elect Joe Biden. (Nov. 27)
On Friday, US stocks made gains as hopes for a peaceful transition to the Biden administration offset concerns about soaring COVID-19 cases. Business Insider reports S&P 500 closed at a record high. On Thursday Pres. Donald Trump said he'd hand over power when the Electoral College certifies President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. The US reported 125,082 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. That brought the seven-day average to 163,831, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Deaths topped 254,000, and hospitalizations jumped above 90,000. The stock market's "fear gauge" fell as low as 19.51 on Friday, dropping amid low trading volumes to its lowest level since the pandemic began.
This Day in History:, Beatles Guitarist George Harrison Dies at 58. November 29, 2001. The youngest member of the Beatles was 58 years old when he succumbed to throat cancer. Known as "the quiet Beatle," Harrison was often overshadowed by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. But his use of instruments such as the sitar and the innovative backwards guitar solo left an indelible mark on pop music. After the Beatles, Harrison led a brilliant solo career, marked by his collaborations with musicians such as Eric Clapton. Along with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lyne, Harrison also formed the band the Traveling Wilburys in 1988. He was described by Monty Python star Eric Idle as "one of the few morally good people that rock and roll has produced.”
The trailer for Mariah Carey's upcoming Apple TV+ special, "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," debuted Friday. According to CNN actress Tiffany Haddish narrates the special, which premieres December 4. Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and Snoop Dogg are among the celebrities who also make guest appearances in the show. It will feature lots of cheerful musical numbers in festive winter settings. The special plays on the smash success of Carey's 1994 holiday classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The song has become a holiday standard and even topped the charts for the first time last year, 25 years after its release.
Van Morrison is keeping up his anti-lockdown sentiments, now with help. Eric Clapton performs a new single, "Stand and Deliver," written by Morrison, which will be released Dec. 4 in support of Morrison's "Save Live Music" campaign, per Variety . Morrison, of Northern Ireland, has already released three of his own...
Even though it isn't officially winter yet, many ski resorts around the country have winterlike conditions and are hoping it will be a strong start to a long season.
778,000 More Americans Filed , First-Time Unemployment , Claims Last Week. The Labor Department released the latest figures on Wednesday. First-time claims have risen for the second week in a row. The amount of claims was also more than the 735,000 economists were expecting. Continued jobless claims were down from the previous week at 6.1 million. As of Nov. 7, 4.5 million more people have received Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. leaving over 20.4 million Americans still dependent on some form of unemployment benefits. . It is quite clear that the intensification of the pandemic, the pullback by the public and government mandated lockdowns are clearly combining to cause an increase in first time claims, Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies, via CNN Business. Despite the potential arrival of a mass produced and distributed vaccine, this economy demands fiscal aid now, Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies, via CNN Business
Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year’s World Cup final by the same score, 2-0