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USA Today

Omicron causes more reinfections, study finds; NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector ...

A vaccine mandate for private-sector workers across New York City will take effect this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. Latest COVID news.       


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Russia Today

New Zealand explains why it won’t send diplomats to Beijing Olympics

New Zealand will not send its diplomats to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, the country’s deputy prime minister said, explaining that the move is “mostly” motivated by Covid-19 hours after the US declared its own boycott. Read Full Article at RT.com


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CNN

Opinion: The ominous signals Putin is sending

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin going to launch an invasion into neighboring Ukraine? Enormous movements of Russian troops and military equipment toward the shared border have raised the alarm among ...


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New York Times

Early Omicron Reports Say Illness May Be Less Severe

Researchers in South Africa, where the variant is spreading quickly, say it may cause less serious Covid cases than other forms of the virus, but it is unclear whether that will hold true.


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The Verge

Donald Trump’s media company has a new CEO: soon-to-be-former-Rep. Devin Nunes

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. | Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A filing just revealed an SEC investigation into the plans for a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) named Digital World Acquisition ...


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New York Times

Justice Dept. Files Voting Rights Suit Against Texas Over Map

The department said the state’s redistricting plan would violate the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against minority voters.


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The Hill

Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race

Former President Trump endorsed former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) in Georgia's gubernatorial GOP primary, a contest that is shaping up t...


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Fox News

St. Louis second-grader brought gun to school, district says

A second-grader at a St. Louis elementary school was found with a loaded handgun on school grounds last week, school district officials said.


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Fox News

Jussie Smollett testifies to receiving text from CNN's Don Lemon during Chicago Police attack ...

In his court testimony on Monday, Smollett said under oath that during the investigation, he received a text from the network’s Don Lemon — supposedly relaying information that the CPD didn’t believe his account of what happened, Fox News’ Matt Finn reported from the Windy City courthouse where prosecutors and Smollett’s ...


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National Public Radio

Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from his SiriusXM show

The decision follows a sexual harassment allegation. "While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult," Cuomo said.


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New York Times

Myanmar Court Sentences Aung San Suu Kyi in Initial Verdicts


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Forbes

Bitcoin Just Surpassed $50,00, But Will These Latest Gains Last?

Bitcoin prices have bounced back after their weekend decline. Will the digital currency stay above $50,000? Market experts emphasize key considerations for the cryptocurrency.


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CNN

Maxwell trial stirs anti-media conspiracy theories

Julie K. Brown, the Miami Herald investigative reporter, has been in court covering the Ghislaine Maxwell trial every day. She says the issue is "the government concealing information, the judiciary allowing the sealing of documents in this case. And that is what has allowed these conspiracy theories to fester."


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Forbes

Federal Regulators Investigating Trump's SPAC Deal For New Social Media Platform

Digital World repeatedly told shareholders that it had not held substantive talks with a target company – as SPACs are not supposed to have merger targets planned before they raise money from the public.


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Forbes

Congresswoman Wants Student Loans Cancelled, But She Wouldn’t Qualify

Student loan cancellation for her student loans, but she doesn't qualify.


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The Daily Beast

The Best Gifts For Gen Z Giftees, According to a Gen Z'er

Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Retailers.Understanding the niche likes and interests of Gen Z’ers can feel like an impossible task. Always on TikTok, drinks oat milk iced lattes like it’s water, has a skincare routine long enough to be a short film, and are consistently self-deprecating—yet firm believers in manifesting their dream lives. So what do you gift the person in your life who ...


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USA Today

AP Top Stories December 6 P

Here's the latest for Monday, December 6: Jussie Smollett takes the witness stand; New York to require vaccine mandates for city employers; Former GOP senator to challenge Georgia governor; Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies.      


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Al Jazeera

China claims to have ‘democracy that works’ ahead of Biden summit

Beijing has embarked on a media blitz in an attempt to claim its one-party state is more of a democracy than the US.


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The Guardian

San Francisco restaurant apologizes for denying service to armed police

Owners of Hilda and Jesse Restaurant say they ‘made a mistake’ after saying weapons made people uncomfortableThe owners of a San Francisco restaurant have apologized for denying service to three police officers over the weekend because their weapons made their staff ...


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Fox News

Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of ‘catastrophic’ floods

A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain flooded roads and downed power lines and tree branches across Hawaii, with officials warning Monday of potentially worse conditions ahead.


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USA Today

Today in History for December 7th

On this date in 1941, Japanese forces attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii - prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II. (Dec. 7)      


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Business Insider

The SEC is reportedly investigating Tesla over risks of its solar panels catching fire

A whistleblower said Tesla knew its solar panels could catch fire for years. Now the SEC is getting involved, Reuters reports.


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New York Times

A Kennedy Center Honors With the Presidential Box Used as Intended

Former President Donald J. Trump did not attend the tribute, but President Biden was on hand as Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy, Justino Díaz and Lorne Michaels were honored.


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Fox News

Kamala Harris 'is trying to fake her way through' the vice presidency: Jesse Watters

Jesse Watters reacted to unflattering reports on Kamala Harris that suggested she has an issue with work ethic and is a 'bully.'


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Fox News

Next pandemic may be more lethal, scientist behind AstraZeneca vaccine ...

One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats.


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Voice of America

Body of Late Senator Bob Dole to Lie in State at Capitol

Senator Bob Dole's body will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a ...


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Wall Street Journal

BuzzFeed Shares Drop in Volatile First Trading Day

Shares of the media company jumped more than 50% at its highs before giving up all the gains and closing down 11% on Monday.


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Business Insider

Lucid Motors drops as luxury electric vehicle maker receives SEC subpoena

Lucid said the SEC investigation appears focused on the business combination between it and battery technology company Atieva.


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The Epoch Times

Evergrande Moves Toward Restructuring; State Swoops in to Contain Risk

The China Evergrande Centre building sign is seen in Hong Kong, on Sept. 23, 2021. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)


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Al Jazeera

Three more hostages released in Haiti, US missionary group says

The 400 Mawozo gang still holds 12 hostages, including children, kidnapped in October and is seeking ransom payments.


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Forbes

Thoughtful Gifts For The Holiday Season

For those near and dear to you, here are some gift ideas from B Corps, mission-driven brands, and small businesses. These are just a few places that are trying to transform how we do and approach business — and thus, could provide a thoughtful gift to your loved ones.


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The Hill

Jan. 6 committee getting 'significant cooperation' from top Pence aide: CNN

Marc Short, ex-chief of staff to former Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, ...


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The Epoch Times

A GOOD COP – Episode 1: Pilot


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The Verge

Google Pixel Buds A-Series getting more options with firmware update

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google is releasing an update for its Pixel Buds A-Series wireless headphones, which will add a bass slider, a loudness compensation setting for better bass and treble response at low volumes, and a nice connectivity improvement (via Droid-Life). Given that the buds are only $99 (or free, if you got them with a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro preorder), ...


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Breitbart

Economists See Year End Surge in Inflation

The forecast for the fourth quarter has gone from 5.1 percent inflation to six percent, even while growth expectations have been downgraded.


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USA Today

NASA picks 10 new astronauts out of pool of more than 12,000 applicants

NASA announced its latest class of astronauts Monday, 10 men and women who will train for missions covering the expanse from Earth orbit to the moon.      


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The Hill

The Memo: Biden, bruised by Afghanistan, faces a critical test in Ukraine

President Biden is facing the second foreign policy crisis of his presidency and he has no room for error, given that he failed the first test with the ignominious U.S. withdrawal from Afghanis...


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CNN

See Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupt

Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano in East Java Province has erupted. Authorities say thousands have been displaced due to the smoke and ash.


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Forbes

Continuing With Female Leadership, NYSE Names Lynn Martin President

The world’s largest stock market, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), will have a new woman at the helm—and that's good news for women in finance.


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Fox News

Lions' Dan Campbell's expletive message to Jared Goff following win vs. Vikings

The Detroit Lions came away with their first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon.


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New York Times

Biden Focuses on How Spending Bill Would Lower Drug Costs

President Biden emphasized how the bill would lower prescription drug costs, an issue his administration hopes will build support for the broader package.


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Business Insider

Mesmerizing photos of this year's only total solar eclipse show a rare crescent sunrise over ...

Photographers shot photos of a crescent sun rising and a dark moon blocking its light, during the only total solar eclipse of 2021, in Antarctica.


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Zero Hedge

"Absolute And Unmitigated Liars": Former DC National Guard Official Says Generals Fabricated ...

"Absolute And Unmitigated Liars": Former DC National Guard Official Says Generals Fabricated January 6th Account A former DC National Guard official has accused two senior Army officials of lying to Congress about the circumstances surrounding the January 6th Capitol riot ...


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CNN

17 Covid cases on New Orleans-bound cruise ship

The Covid-19 positive case count among crew and passengers aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Breakaway has risen to 17, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.


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National Public Radio

More people died of malaria in 2020 than in 2019. Here's why

A new report from the World Health Organization contains some encouraging numbers but also cause for concern, with both cases and deaths on the upswing last year. The pandemic is just one reason.


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BBC

US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

"Last time I did this I cried," said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.


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Fox News

Prince William says he followed Taylor Swift ‘like a puppy’ on stage to sing with Jon Bon ...

It was 2013 when Prince William was led to the stage by Taylor Swift during a Centrepoint charity event at Kensington Palace for a rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer” alongside Jon Bon Jovi.


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The Epoch Times

China Cuts Banks’ Reserve Requirements in Bid to Stimulate Slowing ...

Headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, is pictured in Beijing, China, on Sept. 28, 2018. (Jason Lee/Reuters)


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CNN

Former Rep. Max Rose to run again for the House seat in New York he lost in 2020

Former Democratic Rep. Max Rose announced he will run again for the US House seat he lost in 2020 after a single term to Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, who serves the New York district that includes Staten Island and some of Brooklyn.


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New York Times

Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Prepares to Vote on Final Report

A draft version of the document flagged deep disputes over court expansion while exploring how phasing in term limits might work.


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The Hill

Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had ...

Former President Trump's blood oxygen level fell to a dangerous low after he tested positive for COVID-19 last year, according to a new book by former chief of staff Mark Meadows.In his upcoming ...


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The Verge

Halo Infinite won’t let you pick levels to replay — but that’s going to change

Master Chief and The Weapon in Halo Infinite. | Image: Microsoft Halo Infinite’s campaign launches on Wednesday, but after your first trip through the story, you won’t be able to replay missions without starting all the way over, Microsoft confirmed to Polygon. It’s a significant omission, since it means you won’t be able to ...


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ABC News

Oklahoma judge stays Jan. 6 execution for competency hearing

A state court judge in Oklahoma has granted a temporary stay of execution for a death row inmate convicted of killing a security guard during a 2004 bank robbery in Tulsa


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The Guardian

California officials determine cause of city’s ‘stench of death’

Fire at warehouse storing beauty products caused large quantities of chemicals to enter canal, killing plantsSince early October, residents of Carson, California, have been sickened by a noxious smell coming from the Dominguez Channel that has been likened to “a rotten ...


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Fox News

Kim Potter trial: Jury instructions set in case of Daunte Wright's shooting death

Attorneys and a judge overseeing the trial for Kim Potter gathered in a Minneapolis courtroom on Monday to hammer out final instructions for the panel of jurors tasked with deciding the former Minnesota police officer’s fate.


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The Daily Beast

Thoughtful (and Useful) Stocking Stuffers They'll Actually Like

Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/iStock.If I'm being honest, stocking stuffers are highly underrated. Personally, I enjoy unraveling my stocking's contents far more than I do opening actual presents under the tree. Sure, stocking stuffers may be smaller (though not ...


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CNN

Is a SAD lamp actually worth it? Absolutely. Here are 3 we love


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The Verge

Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund commits another $443 million to climate justice and conservation

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Jeff Bezos speaks during the Climate Week NYC Leaders’ Reception | Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bezos Earth Fund On Monday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his Earth Fund’s latest round of grants: $443 million to be spent primarily on land conservation and restoration and ...


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CNBC

Tesla is replacing faulty Autopilot cameras in some cars, internal documents say

Tesla found faulty printed circuit boards are causing problems with cameras that enable its Autopilot systems.


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Quartz

Ultra-fast delivery services are ditching the gig-worker model

DoorDash adds a demanding type of service that may not be compatible with gig work, suggesting the limitations of this type of employment model.


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BuzzFeed

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Lost A Tooth While Shooting “Don’t Look Up”

“I couldn’t go to a dentist until the end of the movie.”View Entire Post ›


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The Epoch Times

600 Top Scientists Oppose California’s New K–12 Math Framework

A student works on a math assignment in Laguna Niguel, Calif., on May 12, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)


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Fox News

Dave Chappelle and Netflix working together again after outrage over comedy special

Chappelle’s disparaging remarks about the transgender community raised protests within Netflix and from outside activists.


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Forbes

An Intelligent Systems Mantra For The Defense Of The US: Learn From SpaceX

In a world where digital-everything increasingly dominates thinking, the need to transform behaviors to focus digitally is as important — perhaps more important — than simply transforming in the physical world.


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The Verge

Toyota will build a $1.29 billion electric vehicle battery factory in ...

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Toyota will build a $1.29 billion battery factory in North Carolina in an effort to bring some of its electric vehicle supply chain to the US. The news comes on the heels of Toyota’s announcement that it ...


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Forbes

Walgreens Lines Up Goldman Sachs To Explore Options For Boots ...

Walgreens Boots Alliance has engaged Goldman Sachs as advisors to explore options of the UK Boots chain.


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CNN

Minneapolis police chief is retiring

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure will be remembered for his handling of the George Floyd murder investigation, announced Monday that he will retire in mid-January.


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CNN

The Washington Post's longtime editorial page editor dies at 66

Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post's longtime editorial page editor, died on Monday morning. He was 66 years old.


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Wall Street Journal

Russia, India Cement Military Ties Despite U.S. Pressure

The two countries said delivery of a Russian missile system to India is proceeding despite U.S. sanctions threats.


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ABC News

Crews begin long process of dismantling Lee statue pedestal

Preliminary work is underway to remove an enormous pedestal that until recently held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E


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Voice of America

December 6, 2021

A look at the best news photos from around the world.


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The Verge

A multiplayer Pac-Man game is coming to Facebook

A screenshot from Pac-Man Community. | Image: Meta Pac-Man Community is a new multiplayer-focused spin on the classic arcade game that you’ll be able to play right on Facebook. The main draw of Pac-Man Community is the ability to play co-op Pac-Man with up to three other people. Players work together to try to ...


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New York Times

Travelers to U.S. Now Must Test Negative for Covid a Day Before Flying

Inbound travelers must now show a negative result from a test taken no more than a day before departure, a requirement some say may be hard to satisfy.


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Business Insider

Traces of cocaine found in the UK Parliament, including near Boris Johnson's office: ...

The Sunday Times reported that there's a "cocaine culture" in Parliament that includes both "household names" and "ambitious young MPs and officials."


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Breitbart

Pope Francis Warns Youth Not to Be ‘Prisoners’ of Their Cell Phones

Pope Francis urged young people Monday to take some time away from cell phones and social media to get out and meet other people in person.


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The Federalist

‘Peng Is Not Free’: How The Olympics’ Leaders Are Endangering Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai

At every development of international criticism, Peng Shuai has either magically appeared or someone has provided something claiming to be from her to counter such criticism.


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