The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual…

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room

Trump Retweets Hoax Claim After Doctor Shares…

A Nevada doctor who has found himself at the center of a social media firestorm after tweeting a photo of himself in a Reno hospital garage being used to treat COVID patients says he wishes his critics were correct and the pandemic was fake. Dr. Jacob Keeperman says he took...

Rockefeller Center Tree to light up for holidays

For the 88th year, the Rockefeller Center Tree has returned for the holidays. Normally, the public is able to view the tree being lit for the first time, but that won't be the case this year.

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for…

U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate effort to ease staffing shortages

They Hoped to Adopt. They Walked Into a 'Baby…

A former Arizona elected official and adoption lawyer has been sentenced to six years in prison in Arkansas for what prosecutors say was a scheme that involved smuggling dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into US states to give birth, reports the Washington Post . Paul Petersen, 45, "subverted...

US investigating secret bribe scheme for WH pardon

Newly released court documents show the Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency. (Dec. 2)

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Illinois speaker's friend, 3 others enter bribery…

Four people, including a close friend of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, have entered not guilty pleas in a federal bribery case alleging a scheme with the state’s largest utility

'Sketchy Andy': I Tore Down the Monolith

Another apparent piece of the puzzle of the vanishing Utah monolith has been solved. First, photographer Ross Bernards told the New York Times that he and his companions saw four men dismantle the shiny structure on Friday night. Now, at least two men have come forward claiming they were part...

Canadian lynx wandering around in snowy forest

A pair of Canada lynx was spotted wandering through the snowy forest of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska on Nov. 30.

Fed reports slowing US economic activity due to virus surge

A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country has found that economic activity in several regions was slowing in November as coronavirus cases surged

Georgia Elections Official: 'Someone's Going to…

The voting implementation manager with the Georgia Secretary of State's office is angry, and thinks every American should be, too. Not over claims of voter fraud—though Gabriel Sterling had plenty to say about that during a Tuesday press conference, which went viral almost as soon as it wrapped—but...

All Mariah Carey wants is for you to enjoy her…

Mariah Carey is adding another chapter to her Christmas legacy: “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.” Premiering Dec. 4 on Apple TV+, Carey shares how she came up with the idea, and why it was important to create a diverse family-friendly holiday program. (Dec. 2)

US won't seek death penalty in Planned Parenthood…

Federal prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing three people and injuring nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015

Elizabeth Smart Has a Surprising Reveal About Her…

Responding to a question from a follower asking when she told her parents about the abuse she suffered during her kidnapping ordeal, Elizabeth Smart revealed on Instagram on Sunday that she actually never did so directly. "I never sat them all down and had a 'tell all' experience with them....

Tropical trouble brewing after hurricane season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is defined as being from June through November, but AccuWeather experts say tropical storms can defy the calendar.

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Fed and Treasury urge Congress to approve more…

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are urging Congress to approve COVID-19 relief funds without further delay, though Democrats continued to attack a decision by Mnuchin to allow five Fed lending programs to expire during the pandemic

41 People Test Positive After Swingers Event

Bob Hannaford said coronavirus protocols were in place when a swingers event began this month in New Orleans. There were masks, social distancing, and virus and antibody tests. Still, NOLA.com reports, at least 41 of the attendees have tested positive for the coronavirus. "If I could go back in...

Large fire consumes building in north New Jersey

A four-alarm fire in a building in New Jersey that sent thick black smoke into the air visible across the river in New York City was brought under control Wednesday morning. (Dec. 2)

'My God, we're scared': Serial attacks put a…

A series of random attacks on men in a Boston suburb has angered city leaders, frustrated police and frightened residents

Giuliani Dismisses Report About a Pardon as 'Lies'

Rudy Giuliani dismissed a New York Times report Tuesday that he had talked with President Trump about receiving a pardon. "#FakeNews NYT lies again," Giuliani wrote on Twitter . "Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. Hard to keep up with all their lies." The Times said...

Ohio transportation leaders urge drivers to stay…

With more than 800 snowplows on the roads the night of Dec. 1, the Ohio Department of Transportation issued a public plea for drivers to stay home if travel was not needed and leave room for snowplows.

San Francisco bans smoking inside apartments; pot…

San Francisco has banned all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke

We Know How That Utah Monolith Disappeared

So where will a monolith turn up next? First, one popped up in the Utah desert, only to vanish . Then another turned up in Romania , but now it's gone, too. While nobody seems to know exactly what's going on, the New York Times has at least shed light on one...

Mnuchin: Trump backs GOP virus relief plan

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump would sign a proposal for COVID-19 relief funding backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a scaled-back GOP bill that has already failed twice this fall. (Dec. 2)

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Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group…

A prominent law enforcement training group is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution

Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message

President Trump's insistence that the election was rigged appears to be having an unintended effect in Georgia: Republicans are voicing concerns that his angry supporters won't turn out to vote in next month's two runoff races for the Senate because they see it as futile. Coverage: The issue: The conundrum...

National park slammed by snowstorm

Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer was in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee that was hit with strong winds and snow overnight.