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Vlhova wins World Cup parallel slalom in Shiffrin…

Mikaela Shiffrin took the day off and left the way clear for Petra Vlhova to win a World Cup parallel slalom event on Sunday

Flying Etiquette Survey Reveals The Worst Thing…

This is a definite no-no when it comes to flying.

Former Sudanese President Al-Bashir Sentenced To…

Bashir will be transferred to a reform facility if he isn't sentenced to death in another trial.

Democratic Impeachment Rebel Switching Parties

Nancy Pelosi's caucus is looking to get a little smaller over Democrats' march toward impeachment: New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew, an outspoken critic of the impeachment of President Trump, is looking to cross the aisle and join the Republican party. "It was supposed to be bipartisan, it was supposed...

Today in History for December 15th

Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death; Bandleader Glenn Miller disappears over the English Channel; The Bill of Rights takes effect; Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull killed; Walt Disney dies at age 65. (Dec. 15)

The 'No-Brainer' Financial Move To Make If You…

Having a life insurance policy probably won't make you worry any less about the plane crashing. But according to Business Insider, getting a healthy term life insurance policy will help you sleep better at night. The younger and healthier you are, the cheaper a twenty year policy will be. If you are an adult whose parents aren't able to look after themselves, make them the beneficiary. After they pass, make the beneficiary your spouse or children.

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Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate…

Lawmakers favoring a hard line against Iran have leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in running for the Senate to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help efforts to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran

Happy Birthday, Offset! (Saturday, December 14th)

Happy Birthday, Offset! . Kiari Kendrell Cephus turns 28 years old today. Here are five things you may not have known about the rapper. 1. Offset is Quavo’s cousin, and Takeoff is Quavo’s nephew. 2. The fashionable rapper has starred in campaigns for designers Gosha Rubchinskiy, Bryce Barnes and Lavati. 3. He is an investor in the Esports organization FaZe Clan. 4. The Migos member’s first solo album was ‘Father of 4.’. 5. The rapper acted in the TV show, 'Atlanta.'. Happy Birthday, Offset!

Greta Thunberg World's Savviest Twitter Troll

At 16 years old, Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate movement. On Wednesday, Time magazine named her its 2019 person of the year. President Donald Trump criticized Time's choice as "ridiculous," tweeting that Thunberg has an "Anger Management problem" and needs to "Chill." Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to include Trump's insults. Earlier in the week, Thunberg had a similar interaction with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who called the teenager a "little brat." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game, Delivers Big News

President Trump showed up at the Army-Navy football game Saturday and gave players a bit of news: They can defer their military service to play pro ball, Fox News reports. "So what we're doing now is you’ll go out and you'll make a fortune," Trump said in the Army locker...

Snowstorm snarls travel in central States

Some locations may receive more than a foot of snow from the storm by the time it departs.

Michelle Obama Comes to Defense of Greta Thunberg

Michelle Obama Comes to Defense of Greta Thunberg. Former first lady Michelle Obama recently took to social media to offer words of encouragement to climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg. In a Twitter post, Obama told Thunberg to never “let anyone dim [her] light.". Don’t let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all, Michelle Obama, via Twitter. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on, Michelle Obama, via Twitter. Obama's tweets were seemingly in response to Donald Trump mocking Thunberg a day earlier on Twitter. So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump’s mocking of Thunberg was spurred on by her recent naming by ‘Time’ as 2019’s Person of the Year. . This is not the first time the president of the United States has publicly made fun of the 16-year-old activist. . In September, Trump sarcastically called Thunberg a “happy young girl” after she delivered an emotional speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly. . In both instances, Thunberg has responded to Trump’s comments by mockingly making them her Twitter bio.

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in…

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags

AP Top Stories December 14 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, December 14th: Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era; Boris Johnson: Brexit now 'unstoppable'; Clashes as group attacks Lebanon protesters; Christmas tree supply comes up short across the US.

NFL Reporter: Fitbit Exposed My Boyfriend

An NFL reporter says she caught her ex-boyfriend cheating when his Fitbit data went crazy in the middle of the night, USA Today reports. "Wish the story wasn't real," Jane Slater tweeted in a post that's gotten over 470,000 likes and 46,000 retweets. "Spoiler alert: he was not...

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Can baseball help Bernie Sanders hit a 2020 home…

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020

Mountain On The Moon Could Explain How Life…

There’s a mountain on the moon that could explain how life originated on Earth.

Calif. Governor Rejects PG&E's Settlement Plan…

PG&E had requested Gov. Gavin Newsom's feedback, though it isn't required.

White House Changes Trump Phone-Call Rules

President Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders just got a little more private, CNN reports. According to White House officials, the approved-listener list has fallen to a handful of top administration officials appointed by Trump. Seems national security adviser Robert O'Brien gets to approve the list and listen in himself,...

Trump departs for US Army-Navy football game

President Donald Trump left Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Saturday on his way to attend the annual Army-Navy football game. Trump was headed to Philadelphia to attend the game between the two military academies for the second year in a row. (Dec. 14)

It's Anybody's Guess Whether 'Watchmen' Will Have…

When HBO’s Watchmen sequel was announced, it was clearly frame as a one-season miniseries. But when asked the question now, the various answers given by the cast and crew of the show are varied. Gizmodo reports a recent Variety feature goes in depth on the production of Watchmen in a rundown of the show. It’s a fantastic look at what has been one of the year’s most surprising television successes. I’m still kind of recuperating from production. I just think it’s gonna take time to say what Season 2 would be. Nicole Kassell, 'Watchmen' Director Show lead Regina King, however, gave a clearer answer. Season 2? 'Absolutely!' Damon Lindelof, the show’s creator, is more circumspect, but no less confusing. Most comic book stories just go on and on and on and on. Watchmen didn’t, and that’s what made it special. And so we designed this story to end. Damon Lindelof The last episode of Watchmen’s first and maybe only season airs this Sunday on HBO.

Oscar winner Colin Firth and wife split after 22…

Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split from his Italian film producer wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage

This Day in History: First US President George…

This Day in History: First US President George Washington Dies. December 14, 1799. The former president died at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia from a severe respiratory infection. He had developed the infection the day before after refusing to change out of wet clothes following a horseback ride into freezing sleet. His last words were, "Tis well.”. The fledgling nation plunged into a state of mourning. He was eulogized by friends and political foes alike. King George III of England once grudgingly called Washington the “greatest character of the age.”. In his will, Washington referred to himself simply as “George Washington, of Mount Vernon, a citizen of the United States.”

Joe Biden Speaks To Protestor At Texas Rally

At a community gathering for Joe Biden's campaign in San Antonio, Texas, the presidential candidate was interrupted by a protestor asking about corruption in Ukraine. Biden paused while the crowd chanted "We want Joe," then said the protestor "represents Donald Trump very well" and is "just like Donald Trump." He also said the man is a "great American" and urged the crowd to "let him go" and "don't hurt him," saying "this is not a Trump rally, this is a real rally." The former vice president then returned to his speech, linking Trump's rhetoric about an "invasion" at the border to the El Paso shooting in August that left 22 people dead.

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Greenland Ice: They'll Have to 'Invent New Upper…

Greenland's ice sheet is melting so fast that researchers will have to move the goalposts to estimate the impact on humans in the coming years. That's according to the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise, a consortium of nearly 100 polar scientists who reviewed all satellite observations of the ice...

Driving in this is not advisable

In Portland, Maine, four inches of rain, plus high tide, has created quite a mess as cars try to drive through flooded roads on Dec. 14. Turn around, don't drown!

US Implements 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

US Implements 3-Digit Suicide Hotline . The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) approved the 988 dial-code on Thursday. The hotline will provide mental health support and is intended to relieve some pressure off the 911 line. 988 has an echo of the 911 number we all know as an emergency number. We believe that this three-digit number dedicated for this purpose will help ease access to crisis services. , FCC chairman Ajit Pai, via statement. The FCC is requiring that all telephone providers implement the dial-code within 18 months.