Tuesday, December 5th, 2023


➤ The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday over the breadth of the legal settlement with Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma. The settlement offered billions in damages but gave liability protection to members of the Sackler family that own Purdue. (More

 A group of Muslim-Americans, angry over U.S. support of Israel, are starting a campaign to work against President Biden’s re-election in several key swing states. (More) 

Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking to appeal the gag order in his New York civil trial case to New York’s highest court. The order was suspended for two weeks, then reinstated last week. (More

➤ The FBI arrested Manuel Rocha, the former U.S. ambassador to Bolivia, accusing him of secretly working as an agent of Cuba’s government. (More) 

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The Green Bay Packers upset the Kansas City Chiefs 27-19 Sunday night, the Chiefs’ first loss since Taylor Swift began attending their games. But the real controversy came over a missed pass interference call on the Chiefs final drive. (See Play) 

A raging controversy erupted Sunday over the College Football Playoff committee’s unprecedented decision to leave Florida State, 13-0, out of the playoffs in favor of 12-1 Alabama. (More) 

➤ Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord, one of college football’s biggest names, entered the transfer portal Monday along with several other top college QBs. (More) 

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➤ Big Stock Move: Hawaiian Airlines stock soared 192% Monday on news that Alaska Airlines was acquiring the company for nearly three times its closing price on Friday. (More

Spotify announced it was cutting 1,500 jobs, or 17% of its workforce, in its third round of layoffs this year. The company’s CEO said growth had slowed while operating costs had risen. (More

➤ Beyoncé’s concert movie “Renaissance” topped the weekend box office with $21 million in sales, beating expectations, though far behind Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour,” which grossed $93 million when it opened. (More) 

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Science & Technology

The glam-rock band Kiss ended their final farewell show by introducing new digital avatars of the band that will continue playing shows long after the human members have retired. (See Video) 

Detroit has built a stretch of road outside downtown that wirelessly charges electric vehicles as they drive on it. The road is designed to test the technology to see if it could replace charging stations. (More) 

➤ A photo from the European Southern Observatory captures a magical image of the Milky Way illuminating Chile’s picturesque “Valley of the Moon.” (See Photo) 

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Travel Tuesday

Luisa Yu, a 79-year-old Miami resident, took 50 years to visit every country in the world, completing her journey to 193 countries with a visit to Serbia this year. (See Photos).

➤ Travel+Leisure compiled a list of the 25 Best Christmas Towns in the U.S., filled with winter wonderlands from coast to coast. (See List)

Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, features more than 100 quirky, arty, and sometimes just strange custom-built mailboxes in the shape of everything from old cars to sinking ships. (See Photos)

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➤ A Ukrainian sniper claimed a world-record shot of more than two miles to take down a Russian soldier. The sniper said the unconfirmed shot took nine seconds to hit the target. (See Photos)

A photo of a bird landing on a surprised bride’s head during her wedding vows won first prize in the International Wedding Photographer of the Year competition. (See Winners)

 The golden mole, a small animal with an iridescent gold coat not seen for 80 years and believed to be extinct, has been rediscovered in South Africa. (See Photos)

Poll Position

What’s your favorite winter sport?

  1. Skiing
  2. Snowboarding
  3. Skating
  4. Sledding
  5. Hiking
  6. Cross-country skiing
  7. Hibernating

Monday’s Results:

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life: 25%
  2. A Christmas Story: 13%
  3. White Christmas: 12%
  4. A Christmas Carol: 11%
  5. Home Alone: 9%
  6. Die Hard: 8%
  7. Love Actually: 6%
  8. Elf: 5%
  9. Other: 11%

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“(There) should be no climbing to the peak, but sometimes many of them broke the rules to fulfill their satisfaction.” 

Hendra Gunawan, head of Geological Disaster Mitigation, on climbers who died after disregarding warnings of volcanic activity.

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