Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points and San Francisco pulled the biggest upset of the young college basketball season, using a late 8-0 run to beat No. 4 Virginia 61-60 in the Homelight Classic
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...
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)
Taylor Swift was the big winner at the American Music Awards The singer won three awards, including fan-voted "Artist of the Year." Swift was not there to accept the awards in person, as she is re-recording her old music. Swift now has 32 AMA wins, the most by any artist in the show's history. Swift says that she feels really connected to her fans, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. "I just love you so much and I'm really, really lucky because of you."
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
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...
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 Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing squads and poison gas
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)
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...
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to challenge the election results in a case expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court if Trump appeals
When Pope Francis was 21, he became very sick with a flu that had him gasping for breath and totally dependent on his caretakers. He eventually recovered, but that illness "changed the way I saw life," and it now serves as an important reminder to him that only by taking...
Warner Brothers has announced that Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp in the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise. Mikkelsen will take over the role of villainous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. The movie, due for release on July 15, 2022, is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, near London. Depp was fired from the franchise after losing a libel case where a news outlet labeled him a wife beater.
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.”
According to Allure, Fenty Beauty has upped the ante for their 2020 Black Friday Sale. The makeup line, owned by superstar Rihanna, will offer a 30% discount on all items feature on the Fenty Beauty site. This includes every complexion, lip, and eye offering, except the Clara Lionel Foundation products. Allure beauty editors encourage Fenty fans to use this as an opportunity to stock up on their favorite go-to items and explore the new Fenty skin collection. If you're a newbie to the makeup scene, they suggest "building a beauty foundation," by grabbing starter essentials, like concealer and primer. The sale starts lasts until December 1.
News last week that an iconic radio telescope that has gazed upon the cosmos for nearly six decades would be decommissioned and demolished has hit the scientific community hard, and now it's fighting to keep the astronomy landmark alive. The telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico sustained structural...
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
Argentines bid a raucous farewell to late soccer star Diego Maradona; Macy's Thanksgiving parade takes place with no crowds; Captain Tom, John Boyega, Shawn Mendes receive GQ Men of the Year honors. (Nov. 27)