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National Spelling Bee will have fewer wild cards…

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants next year

This Massive Insect Freezes Itself For Winter

There’s a massive insect in New Zealand’s cold and snowy South Island region that has a rather impressive way of dealing with winter weather.

Cyberattack Cripples City Computers In Pensacola

City officials say they're not sure if the cyberattack is linked to Friday's deadly shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Volcano Was 'a Disaster Waiting to Happen'

A person injured in the eruption of New Zealand's most active cone volcano has died in an Auckland hospital, pushing the confirmed death toll to six, with further casualties expected. Thirty people remain in the hospital, almost all with burns to more than 30% of the body, and some with...

ShowBiz Minute: Juice WRLD, Frates, Obama Roberts

No foul play suspected in Juice WRLD death; Pete Frates, who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge, dies; Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit school in southern Vietnam. (Dec. 10)

Why The Left Ditched Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren may have peaked too early. She was the top candidate in September of 2019. She held a rally in Washington Square Park and tens of thousands of supporters came. Now, however, her campaign is in an unstoppable tailspin. The left, especially the far left, have ditched Warren. Politico reports that socialist publication the Jacobin now treat her as though she is as bad as Joe Biden. The magazine does not think Warren has the sway or charisma to pass socialist policies.

Pelosi expected to announce North American trade…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce her endorsement of a modified North American trade pact Tuesday morning

'The Irishman' Leads 2019 Critics' Choice Awards…

'The Irishman' Leads 2019 Critics' Choice Awards Nominations The Martin Scorsese directed movie has dominated the film categories for the upcoming awards show, picking up 14 nominations in a possible 23 categories. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci have all received acting nominations for their work in the feature, while Martin Scorsese scored a best director nod, and the film itself was also nominated for best picture. The 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards will take place on Sunday, January 12 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and will be broadcast on the CW Network. The awards are voted by members of the Critics Choice Association, which consists of television, radio and online critics and journalists who cover film and television.

US House Judiciary Chief Nadler Said Trump's…

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler spoke out. He closed his panel’s impeachment hearing by condemning President Donald Trump. Nadler said Trump’s conduct was a threat to the country’s elections and democratic system of government. He said: “Such conduct is clearly impeachable. This committee will proceed accordingly.” The House Intelligence Committee staff is investigating Trump’s trying to get Turkey involved with investigation Joe Biden.

Democrats Settle on 2 Charges Against Trump

House Democrats are on course to impeach President Trump by Christmas, with a big announcement expected Tuesday morning. Sources tell the New York Times that the House Judiciary Committee worked through the night Monday to prepare articles of impeachment to be unveiled at a 9am news conference by Nancy Pelosi...

Rain and fog affect Northeast travel

With fog and rain affecting air travel in the Northeast, AccuWeather's Dexter Henry visited Albany International Airport to see how they are dealing with changing winterlike weather conditions.

Man Eats $120,000 Duct-Taped Banana Art

Man Eats $120,000 Duct-Taped Banana Art. Maurizio Cattelan's duct-taped banana at Art Basel in Miami went viral last week. In another viral act, artist David Datuna peeled the banana off the wall and ate it. Datuna said he was participating in performance art and called the work 'Hungry Artist.'. “Hungry Artist” Art performance by me. I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation. It’s very delicious. , David Datuna, via Instagram. Datuna was asked to leave, but he was not arrested. The banana has already been replaced at Art Basel

AP Top Stories December 10 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday December 10th: Democrats prepare to unveil articles of impeachment; Justice Dept. probe says Trump Campaign-Russia investigation justified; Criminal probe into New Zealand volcano deaths; Kentucky swears in new Governor.

Richard Jewell Controversy Now Involves Lawyers

Last month, the editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution publicly took issue with Clint Eastwood's new movie, Richard Jewell , about the security guard who was investigated (and eventually cleared) after a bomb went off at the 1996 Olympics. Now lawyers for the newspaper are demanding that Warner Bros., Eastwood, and other...

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth…

The leader of Britain's Labour Party is hoping a tide of discontent will sweep him into the prime minister's residence at 10 Downing Street

Why Are Deviled Eggs Called 'Deviled'?

Deviled eggs are certainly devilishly rich and delicious, but it appears that’s not how they ended up with their name.

Washington Roundup: Impeachment Aside, Congress…

With only two working weeks before Christmas break, there are several initiatives to vote on in Congress.

Before Burying Sergeant, Chief Slams Senators, NRA

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo laid into the National Rifle Association and Texas politicians Monday, minutes before he escorted the body of a slain officer from the medical examiner's office to a funeral home. Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was shot Saturday after responding to a call about a domestic disturbance....

Jack Black: Veganism is 'straight-up delish'

At the premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level," Jack Black says that if Tom Brady - "the greatest athlete in the history of the NFL" - can go vegan, then others can too. (Dec. 12)

Can Elizabeth Warren Save Her Campaign?

Elizabeth Warren's Presidential campaign is in trouble. She's losing support. Her poll numbers are dropping. Once the front runner, she is now polling 4th. She's averaging just 9% in recent polls. There is a strong contingent of those who will never vote for her, a #NeverWarren pack. Those in the #NeverWarren contingent chide her for making $1.9 million in legal fees. They call her a hypocrite for not releasing her tax returns. Those against Warren call her a racist for talking down to black Americans. They also slam her for once being a Republican and for calling herself a Native American. According to the NY Times, Warren is desperately trying to save her campaign. How? She is attacking her Democratic opponents. She is also tackling corporate corruption. It's too early to tell if her Hail Mary strategy will pay off. There are less than two months till the Iowa Caucus. Warren has to come in at least 3rd place in Iowa for her to have any chance at the nomination.

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has risen to the top by defying political gravity

Jennifer Lopez 'Loved' Working With Constance Wu

Jennifer Lopez 'Loved' Working With Constance Wu J Lo stars alongside Constance in 'Hustlers,' and despite reports to the contrary, Jennifer has insisted she cherished the experience of starring alongside the actress. Jennifer Lopez, to 'The Sun' Jennifer Lopez, to 'The Sun'

Five Fun Things To Do In The Desert

1. Horseback riding. 2. Hiking. 3. Sandboarding. 4. Camel racing. 5. Quad biking.

Water Agency Pays $14M to Families of…

On April 1, California 17-year-olds Jacob Schneider and Jacob Hourmouzus jumped into a canal from a metal bridge to save a dog that had fallen in. When they grabbed the same bridge to pull themselves out, they were electrocuted. The Solano Irrigation District has now agreed to pay $7 million...

Snow and cold air blast the Twin Cities

A couple of inches of fresh powder blanketed the Twin Cities in Minnesota, but a bigger arctic blast is following the snow.

Rapper Juice Wrld Dead at 21

Rapper Juice Wrld Dead at 21. TMZ reports the hip-hop superstar has died after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. . Born Jarad Anthony Higgins, he had just turned 21 last week. . His track "Lucid Dreams" was a breakout hit. and made it to No. 2 on the 'Billboard' Hot 100. He released two albums, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance,' 'Death Race for Love' . and a collaborative project with Future, titled 'Wrld on Drugs.'. Juice Wrld had 25 songs land on the 'Billboard' Hot 100.