Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Alison Lurie has died at 94

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.

PG&E rate hike aimed at improvements to ease fire…

Pacific Gas & Electric’s household customers will be hit with an average rate increase of 8% to help the once-bankrupt utility pay for improvements designed to reduce the risk that its outdated equipment will ignite more deadly wildfires

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...

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)

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Feds: Militia leader pointed rifle at officers in…

The leader of a pro-gun group that stages armed protests against police violence has been charged with pointing a rifle at federal officers while in Kentucky for a demonstration

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...

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.

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

Nation's Spy Chief Just Unloaded on China

The nation's top intelligence official just unloaded on China in unusual fashion. "The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II," writes director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe in a Wall Street Journal op-ed....

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)

Tennessee inmate’s execution put on hold due to…

The Tennessee Supreme Court has indefinitely postponed the execution of death row inmate Byron Black

Bill Barr May Be Out Sooner Than the Inauguration

William Barr's days as attorney general may be numbered, and not just because Inauguration Day approaches. Multiple outlets are reporting that President Trump is furious with Barr, one of his most loyal Cabinet officials, and may fire him before leaving office. Coverage: What Trump says: The president could have ended...

Bond Fire burns overnight in California

The Bond Fire in Orange County, California, triggered local officials to strongly urge residents to evacuate in the early morning of Dec. 3.

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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

Cannabis Exempted From SF Indoor Smoking Ban

Smokers who live in San Francisco apartment buildings are going to be restricted to smoking inside or smoking outside, depending on what they're smoking. The city's Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 this week in favor of an ordinance to ban tobacco smoking in apartment buildings with three or more units,...

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)

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

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight

With about a month to go before Georgia's crucial runoff races for the Senate, a new poll suggests tight finishes loom in both contests. In a SurveyUSA poll commissioned for 11Alive , Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff (50%) is essentially deadlocked with GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue (48%), while in the other...

'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.

Cheers! Or not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas card…

The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale, but it wasn't universally greeted as a merry scene when it first appeared in 1843

'The Whole Side of the Hill Has Come Down' in…

Alaska State Troopers say six people are missing after a massive landslide caused by a record-breaking storm. Troopers said Wednesday evening that four homes were buried under 9 feet of mud and trees after a landslide 600 feet long swept through a neighborhood in Haines, around 90 miles north of...

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)

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Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a…

Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers

Three Ex-Presidents Volunteer to Be Vaccinated on…

Three of the four living former presidents have volunteered to get vaccinated publicly to prove it is safe, and CNN says it is waiting to hear back from the fourth, 96-year-old Jimmy Carter. Freddy Ford, George W. Bush's chief of staff, says the Republican reached out to Dr. Anthony Fauci...

Amazon sees highest levels of deforestation in 12…

In a year period, spanning from August 2019 to July 2020, deforestation in the world's largest rainforest increased by nearly 10%.