Monday, January 8th, 2024


Michigan Republicans voted to oust Kristina Karamo as the state party chairman, but Karamo said she considered the vote “unauthorized” and wouldn’t step down. (More)

House and Senate leaders have agreed on a topline spending level of $1.59 trillion, a first step in averting a government shutdown. $886 billion is already set as Pentagon funding. (More)

➤ California expanded its state health care coverage to cover “medically necessary” sex-change surgeries for illegal immigrants. Analysts say the expansion could cost taxpayers an estimated $3.1 billion. (More)

At least 80% of the jokes told by late-night TV hosts are aimed at conservatives, according to a new media study. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel targeted conservatives the most, followed by CBS’s Stephen Colbert. (See Study)

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➤ The NFL playoff teams are now set following Sunday’s final day of regular season play. The wild-card playoffs begin next Saturday, and here are the teams involved. (See Playoff List).

The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title Saturday over the Indianapolis Colts, who failed to convert a last-minute fourth-down conversion when running back Tyler Goodson dropped a critical pass. (See Video)

 The Denver Nuggets stunned the Golden State Warriors with a 4th-quarter comeback to overcome an 18-point deficit, winning in the last second with a three-point shot by Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic. (See Shot)


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The U.S. government ordered airlines to ground more than 170 Boeing 737 Max 9 planes for inspections after a piece of the aircraft blew out in the middle of an Alaska Airlines flight. (More)

➤ Total job gains in 2023 were reduced by 439,000 after matching real employment against the preliminary estimates. The majority of jobs created were government jobs. (More)

➤ European supermarket Carrefour pulled all Pepsi products off its shelves, from soft drinks to Lays chips, “due to unacceptable price increases.” The move affects over 9,000 stores across four countries. (More)

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Science & Technology

Coal miners in North Dakota unearthed a 7-foot-long mammoth tusk that had been buried for at least 10,000 years and perhaps as long as 100,000 years. (See Photos)

➤ A photographer on the beach in Sydney captured video of a neon-blue bioluminescent wave shining at night, an electrical light caused by emission from living organisms. (See Video)

➤ The London Zoo starts each year by counting its animal residents to ensure it hasn’t lost a lion or mislaid a marmoset. The census process can be a little odd. (See Photos)

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➤ The college football national championship game is tonight at 7:30 ET. The Michigan Wolverines are favored by 4.5 points over the Washington Huskies. (More)

New TV programs streaming this week include a Kevin Hart heist movie and a Dan Aykroyd-hosted series on our favorite drinks: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and soda. (See TV Lineup)

➤ Donald Trump will be in federal court Tuesday as his lawyers argue that he should have immunity from prosecution for his actions taken while president. (More)

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➤ A tornado ripped through Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday, taking out power lines and damaging boats as it rolled dramatically through the city and a marina. (See Video)

➤ A retired postman whose shed was mysteriously tidied up every night set a camera to catch the culprit. The video showed a Ratatouille-style mouse coming out to store pegs, nuts, and bolts in a tray. (See Video)

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan discovered two gold ornaments in a 1,500-year-old tomb that feature the earliest-known depictions of the “great khan” who ruled the region for three centuries. (See Photos)

Poll Position

What’s one thing you wish you had more of?

  1. Money
  2. Fame
  3. Friends
  4. Free Time

Saturday’s Results:

Which team won’t make the NFL playoffs?

  1. Seattle Seahawks: 29%
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars: 25%
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers: 23%
  4. Green Bay Packers: 23%

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“Someone’s head has to roll.” 

Pentagon official on no one telling the White House for days that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized.

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On average, Americans do this 22 times a day. What is it? 

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