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Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh, retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos

Dog with the cutest underbite gets second chance…

Dog with the cutest underbite gets a second chance at life

Lawyer Calls Soccer Star's Death 'Criminal Idiocy'

Emergency help was too slow in coming after Diego Maradona had a heart attack, his lawyer said, blaming "criminal idiocy" for the Argentine soccer great's death. Although there have been no accusations of foul play, TMZ reports, Matias Morla wants an investigation. Morla said an ambulance took more than a...

2020 Soul Train Awards aim to celebrate Black…

Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell are hosting the Soul Train Awards for the third consecutive year. The duo, who are also producers for the show, which airs Sunday, Nov. 29, say “as Black women, we wanted to make sure that we are celebrated.” (Nov. 27)

Airlines Do Black Friday, Too!

All 11 major US airlines are participating in Black Friday this year. Flyers can get the jump on deals for 2021 travel, according to Business Insider. Those not offering discounted flights have sale prices or bonuses when purchasing points or miles. International flight deals are largely missing as restrictions hinder where Americans can travel. It will be difficult to know when Americans will be allowed to return to international traveling. With Americans ignoring the advice of medical leaders on COVID-19, it may be a while.

Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may…

President-elect Joe Biden has said little about the Guantanamo Bay detention center except that he supports closing it

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This Day in History: Pope Urban II Orders the…

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

Pope Francis Slams COVID-19 Protesters In NYT…

Pope Francis spoke out against people who protested coronavirus lockdowns, says Business Insider. "Looking to the common good is much more than the sum of what is good for individuals," he wrote. The opinion piece came out in the New York Times after a new Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court ruled against placing restrictions on religious gatherings in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented this plan originally to help curb virus transmission. Pope Francis slammed people who protested coronavirus restrictions in the name of "personal freedom".

Family Warns Others After 42 People at Funeral…

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...

Thunderstorms bring flooding to the streets of…

Strong rain showers and thunderstorms battered parts of the Gulf coast on Nov. 27, leading to flooded streets in Houston, Texas.

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National…

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

The Latest: Speed of viral spread causes concern…

South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring

AP Top Stories November 27 P

Here's the latest for Friday November 27th: Slim line across the U.S. for Black Friday; Germany reaches milestone of 1M COVID-19 cases; Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed; Santa receiving a sackful of COVID woes. (Nov. 25)

Trump Loses Again on Pennsylvania's Count

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...

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One pandemic, two different worlds in Georgia…

It’s two starkly different worlds on display in Georgia, where the national political spotlight is on twin Senate runoffs that will determine which party controls the chamber to open President-elect Joe Biden’s administration

Orphaned cow and Craigslist goat become best…

Orphaned cow and Craigslist goat become best friends

During Pandemic, Amazon Is Hiring. And Hiring

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...

Bishop calls Supreme Court ruling a good decision

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, of the Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, calls a recent ruling by the Supreme Court regarding coronavirus restrictions on religious services a "good decision." (Nov 27)

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Soar Past 13 Million

The United States has now recorded more than 13 million coronavirus cases. These cases representing around 4% of the country’s total population, according to HuffPost. The milestone means that the U.S. is now adding around 1 million new cases per week. This is an alarming reality as the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approach. The temptation to gather indoors with loved ones at the end of a difficult year is high. Millions traveled for Thanksgiving despite urging from public health experts not to do so.

India farmers press on with protest despite offer…

Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital are pressing on with their protest against agricultural legislation they say could devastate crop prices, while the government seeks talks with their leaders

This Day in History: Beatles Guitarist George…

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.”

Fan Favorite Guest Stars on'The Mandalorian'

A Star Wars fan favorite guest starred on the Disney+ series 'The Mandolorian.' After considerable build-up, the second season's fifth episode, "The Jedi," introduced Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano. Tano is the Padawan to Anakin Skywalker in the animated programs. Fans had been eagerly awaiting Ahsoka's live-action debut. In her debut Ahsoka used her Jedi powers to communicate with baby YODA, revealing his name Grogu.

'Greatest Woman' on Earth Gets a Celebrity Fiance

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...

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Spending more time outdoors this winter? Here's…

With people spending more time outside than before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, L.L. Bean's Vice President of Merchandising has tips on how you can dress warmly this winter.

778,000 More Americans Filed First-Time…

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

Oregon State upsets No. 9 Oregon 41-38 on Nolan's…

Taking his first college snap after starting quarterback Tristan Gebbia limped off, Chance Nolan scored on a 1-yard, fourth-down run with 33 seconds left to give Oregon State a 41-38 upset victory over No. 9 Oregon on Friday night