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New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl…

Queen Latifah’s upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown

Footage captures collapse of Arecibo Observatory

Cris Collingsworth: I Didn't Mean to Insult…

"Everybody's a fan," Chris Collingsworth said during an NFL game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. "In particular, the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game, and I'm like, 'Wow,' you’re just blown away by how strong the fans are here in this town." The NBC...

House Freedom Caucus members criticize AG Barr

Attorney General William Barr is coming under criticism from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who are demanding a full review of the presidential election won by Joe Biden. (Dec. 3)

Viggo Mortensen To Play Gay: 'Didn't Think It Was…

Viggo Mortensen is doubling down against critics of his portrayal of a gay man in “Falling,” a new drama which he also wrote and directed. The movie, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and hits cinemas in the U.K. this week, follows John (Mortensen), a middle-aged gay man who invites his homophobic father Willis (Lance Henriksen) to live with him and his husband, Eric (Terry Chen), when Willis starts to show early signs of dementia. Mortensen, who has only publicly been in relationships with women, has faced media scrutiny over his decision to take on the role.

Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of…

Joe Biden says he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president

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Pharrell Williams Launches Non-Profit Black…

Pharrell Williams Launches Non-Profit Black Ambition. Black American seeks to support Black and Latino entrepreneurs who are launching start-ups in tech, design, healthcare and consumer products. . We need a voice. We have the smallest slice of the American pie, in terms of ownership, Pharrell Williams, via press conference. Because we don’t have enough of the market share our kids end up having issues with disproportionate access to health care [and] disproportionate access to education. , Pharrell Williams, via press conference. And as a culture, we have disproportionate access as it pertains to legislation and representation, Pharrell Williams, via press conference. With Black Ambition, the goal is to help strengthen the pipeline of talented entrepreneurs and close the opportunity and wealth gaps derived from limited access to capital and resources, Pharrell Williams, via press conference. Williams announced two prize competitions as part of the launch. The Black Ambition HBCU Prize and the Black Ambition Prize will be available to entrepreneurs nationwide. Whether it’s a $250,000 Prize, or it’s a $15,000 Prize. If you win something, you are going to get mentorship, the strategic scaffolding, that you’re going to need to make sure that we are you know setting you up for the odds to be in your favor, Pharrell Williams, via press conference

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Pfizer Cuts Expectations in Half

Saying there have been issues in the supply chain, Pfizer has reduced its projections for the number of coronavirus vaccine doses it will ship this year by half. "Scaling up the raw material supply chain took longer than expected," a spokeswoman said. "And it's important to highlight that the outcome...

Arecibo radio telescope collapse caught on video

This video from the U.S. National Science Foundation captures the moment the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed on Dec. 1, ending its 57 years in service.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 712,000

, Weekly Jobless Claims , Fall to 712,000. The Department of Labor released its newest jobless claim data on Dec. 3. . The 712,000 new claims were less than the 780,000 economists had predicted. Still, weekly totals continue to amount to three times the pre-pandemic average. Emergency federal assistance expires at the end of the year, at which time millions of Americans are set to lose their benefits. According to Economic Policy Institute Senior Economist Elise Gould and Director of Research Josh Bivens. the economy "would be boosted by 3.5 percent, and 5.1 million more jobs would be added in 2021" if the emergency pandemic programs were reinstated. On Nov. 30, the Government Accountability Office said the Department of Labor's counts and payments have sometimes been inaccurate, . with many states paying the basic minimum instead of taking previous pay into account. Even with inaccuracy, the ballpark size of total initial claims underscores that Covid-19 continues to inflict deep economic pain, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab. With record virus cases combined with few outdoor options for businesses because of winter, the pain will continue, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab

Georgia investigating man's possible steps to…

Election officials are investigating the actions of a Florida lawyer who they say tried to register to vote in a high-stakes runoff in Georgia that will decide control of the U.S. Senate

Restaurant turns into soup kitchen to feed the…

A Michelin acclaimed restaurant famous for its Oaxacan food, and run by undocumented immigrants in the South Bronx, has reinvented itself as a soup kitchen to feed the hungry during the pandemic. (Dec. 3)

Fauci: Britain Was a Little Too Quick With Vaccine

We need coronavirus vaccines quickly, but not before their time. Dr. Anthony Fauci was critical Thursday of Britain's quick green light for a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, Politico reports. "They really rushed through that approval," Fauci said. Britain became the first Western nation to OK a drug, but...

In some parts of New York, vote count shrouded in…

Policies favoring secrecy over transparency have meant that New Yorkers will be among the last Americans to learn the final vote tallies in the 2020 election

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Once hours away from euthanasia, this dog is…

Once hours away from euthanasia, this dog is living her best life

S&P 500 Gives Back Record in Final Hour

The stock market had a not-so-great final hour on news that Pfizer was running into supply-chain problems with its pending vaccine, reports CNBC . The benchmark S&P 500, which set an intraday record earlier Thursday, ended up losing 2 points to close at 3,666. The Dow pared gains but closed...

Explosives topples smokestack at old power plant

Crews used explosives to topple a 1,000-foot-tall smoke stack at an old power plant in Alabama on Thursday (Dec. 3)

Warner Brothers Makes Historic Decision

On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced an unprecedented distribution strategy for its 2021 theatrical release slate. The coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate Hollywood. The movie studio will debut all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max in the US the same day they hit theaters. The movies will be available on Max for one month, after which they'll leave the streamer and continue to play in theaters. Business Insider reports movies impacted include "The Matrix 4," "The Suicide Squad," and "Godzilla vs Kong."

US intelligence director says China is top threat…

Outgoing National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe says China poses the greatest threat to America and the rest of the free world since World War II

Harry Styles Responds to Candace Owens’ 'Vog…

Harry Styles Responds to Candace Owens’ 'Vogue' Comments. Last month, Styles made history as the first-ever solo male cover star for 'Vogue.'. He wore a Gucci ball gown for the shoot, which did not go over well with political pundit Candace Owens. There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. , Candace Owens, via Twitter. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men, Candace Owens, via Twitter. On Dec. 2, Styles took to Instagram to post a picture of himself eating a banana with the caption, "Bring back manly men.". He also addressed Owens' comments in a new interview with 'Variety.'. To not wear [something] because it’s females’ clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes, Harry Styles, via 'Variety'. I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it’s like a superhero outfit. Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with, Harry Styles, via 'Variety'

Drake's $80 Candle Is Already Sold Out

Drake is selling a six-candle line, complete with an $80 dollar candle that smells like him. According to Business Insider, the rapper began teasing the brand earlier this year. This includes sending the brand to the Toronto Raptors. He began teasing the candles earlier this summer. The candles were available on the website for e-commerce brand Revolve. The "Drake" scented candle is already sold out. The candles are part of a limited release that was accompanied by a panel discussion from Carby.

Studio's Move Signals 'Seismic Shift' for 2021

Warner Bros. is done waiting for the pandemic to clear. The studio announced Thursday that it will make all of its movies in 2021 available for streaming on HBO Max at the same time they are released in theaters, reports Deadline . That means potential blockbusters such as The Matrix 4,...

Ingredients coming together for weekend storm

Bernie Rayno has an update on the developing storm system that could unload heavy snow in parts of the Northeast.

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The US Reports Its Most Coronavirus Deaths in a…

The US Reports Its Most Coronavirus Deaths in a Single Day. On Dec. 2, over 2,800 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in America. That's the most the United States has ever reported in just one day. According to the COVID Tracking Project, Dec. 2 also saw the highest single-day number of COVID-19 patients — 100,226. With rising rates, some experts are predicting that daily death counts of 2,000 to 3,000 could become commonplace. and may eventually approach 4,000. By this time next week, we are going to be talking about 3,000 deaths a day -- that's 9/11 every single day, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at George Washington University, to CNN on Dec. 2, 2020

VIRUS TODAY: State action on vaccine, virus…

States are crafting plans that decide who should be at the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine and where the doses should be shipped once the federal government provides emergency authorization, as early as next week

California sets stay home order amid virus surge

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday most of the state will likely be under a new stay-at-home order within a day or two. Newsom said the new rules will trigger when a region’s intensive care unit capacity falls below 15%. (Dec. 3)