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We are one day out from “Championship Sunday,” where the teams who will play in the Super Bowl will be determined. The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship, while the New England Patriots play the Jacksonville Jaguars for the AFC title.
The fight over a border wall, the fate of nearly 800,000 DACA recipients, and the wrangling over the funding of an insurance program for children could force a U.S. government shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass legislation that would keep the government running
On Tuesday, Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson , reporting that after last week’s physical exam, Trump was in “excellent” health.
In addition to a physical exam, Trump, Jackson said, asked that he be given a cognitive screening test – one that would test for signs of early
Five Democratic members of Congress have said they will not attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address set for the end of the month, boycotting the speech, they say, because of an alleged racial slur over immigration by the president.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), announced
President Donald Trump is scheduled to have a medical exam on Friday, his first since taking office nearly a year ago.
Trump, 71, on Thursday, predicted the exam would “go very well,” and said he would be “very surprised if it doesn't."
The exam is a standard
The last week of 2017 saw in the United States, with 46 states reporting widespread flu.
The bad news is that the peak of this year’s season is just getting underway.
Health officials are saying the season is shaping up to be a particularly severe one, with
are reporting higher than average cases of influenza across the country this flu season.
Forty-six states have seen widespread flu, and 13 children have died from complications of the virus since October.
Influenza in children, especially young children can be very dangerous.
This year’s influenza season, dubbed “moderately severe” by health care officials, , with the number of recorded cases of the disease in parts of the country up more than 500 percent.
Thirteen children have died from the flu since October, according to the Centers for
An all-SEC championship wasn’t the most popular outcome for the college football playoff system, unless, of course, you’re a fan of the SEC.
Here is what’s being said nationally about the game and who will win it.
The college football National Championship game is only hours away.
Here is a guide to what you need to know about the game, the teams, the president’s visit and the price of a ticket (hint: it’s really high).
Hollywood’s first awards show of the season, the Golden Globes, is set for Sunday in Beverly Hills.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairy tale “The Shape of Water” has seven Golden Globes nominations with HBO’s “Big Little Lies” getting six
Kirby Smart knows a little bit about national championships.
In fact, on Jan. 11, 2016, when he was the University of Alabama’s defensive coordinator, he coached in a national championship game only 12 hours before he began his current job as head coach at the University of Georgia
When Alabama meets Georgia in the National Championship game Monday, it will be the second time in seven seasons that the national title will come down to two SEC teams.
In both of those contests, Nick Saban was the coach of one of the teams playing for the title.
The University of Alabama and the University of Georgia will meet Monday in college football’s .
The game will feature two Southeastern Conference teams, both that have won 12 games and both that have lost to Auburn.
The game will also see Georgia coach Kirby
A winter storm set to hit the East Coast beginning Wednesday could break all-time record cold temperatures by the end of the week.
The term “bomb cyclone” has been trending on social media as the storm threatens to push frigid temperatures as far south as northern Florida.
In some areas, cold weather is a part of life, but for others, a bone-chilling winter is not the usual fare.
Here are 16 tips for keeping your pets and your home safe in bitterly cold weather.
Paris Hilton, heiress to the Hilton Hotels fortune, announced this weekend that she is engaged to actor-model Chris Zylka.
She and Zylka met eight years ago at an Oscar party Hilton 36, , and it was definitely interest at first sight, if not more. Zylka popped the question over the past
You don’t need someone to ask, “Cold enough for you?,” or hear “Bundle up!” when you head out.
The nation is in the grip of an extended spell of cold weather that has seen temperatures plummet to as low as 33 below zero (in Whitehead, N.H. on Tuesday morning.)
While you can say it about most years, 2017 was a year like no other. Maybe more so than in recent years.
We saw a new president inaugurated, and a million people protesting it the next day.
We saw the sun go dark in the same year we saw a light shined on a problem that had
In a rematch of last year’s National Championship game, the University of Alabama will take on the Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl.
The game is one of this year’s College Football Playoff semifinal games. in the Rose Bowl between the University of Oklahoma and the University
The Rose Bowl, which this year is also one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games, will see the University of Georgia take on the Oklahoma Sooners.
The other seminfinal between the University of Alabama and Clemson University.
Georgia lost one game this season, to Auburn. In
While it’s not a championship game, – which sees Ohio State take on the University of Southern California – is likely to be one of the most watched games of this year’s bowl season.
Some Ohio State fans argue they were robbed of a shot at the national title when
If you were lucky enough to get a gift card for Christmas, and it is currently burning a hole in your pocket, fear not. Just hours from now, retail stores will open again.
If you are looking for new clothes, after-Christmas deals will be easy to find, with sweaters and outerwear still on the
It’s known as Super Saturday, but some also call it Panic Saturday. It’s the last Saturday before Christmas and is, for obvious reasons, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Saturday will see upwards of 125 million people out shopping – they will all seem to
It’s down to hours now.
Since holiday sales have been in full swing since Thanksgiving, you should be near the end of your shopping list, right? You should be looking for the wrapping paper and tape about now, and getting those gifts under the tree.
You should be doing
If you have put off finishing your Christmas shopping and are now racing the clock to get it done, you’re not alone.
But since Christmas presents won’t buy themselves, and time is running out, a plan of action is probably in order.
Below is a list of Christmas
There are plenty of mysteries surrounding Santa Claus and just how he manages to make that round-the-world trip in one night.
While part of the joy of Christmas is believing in the magic an act of kindness can bring, that doesn’t stop millions from asking the tough questions about
Looking for something to snack on on Christmas Eve, or maybe you still need to get that forgotten ingredient for Christmas dinner?Don’t despair, there’s a good chance your local grocery store is open on Christmas Eve, and a few will be open on Christmas, too.
The House and Senate voted Tuesday and early Wednesday, to pass the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The bill passed on a 227-203 vote. No Democrats voted for the new legislation.
In the Senate, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on a 51-48 vote at 12:40
The Amtrak train was not using a safety technology system that Congress mandated nearly 10 years ago.
The system, called Positive Train Control, possibly could have prevented the crash that killed at least three people and sent more than 100 to the hospital. According to National Transportation
CNN has obtained a short audio exchange between the engineer of the Amtrak train near Dupont, Wash., and the Amtrak dispatcher.
Here’s part of the emergency radio transmissions between the two:
: 'Amtrak 501 emergency, emergency, emergency... we are on the ground (inaudible)
A high-speed Amtrak train in what law enforcement is calling a “mass casualty” event.
According to officials, the train left Tacoma, Washington, Monday morning heading southbound. At least three cars derailed from an overpass above Interstate 5 near Dupont, Washington
Sometimes the rush of the season leaves little time to get a holiday meal together.
If you are not finding the hours in your schedule to shop, chop, cook and serve, or, if you just want to go stress-free and enjoy a meal someone else cooks, you may want to go out to eat on Christmas Eve
On the lookout for Santa?
It’s never too early to keep up with the jolly old elf, and there are a couple of apps that can help.
and their radars powered up, ready for the annual one-night, round-the-world-flight of a certain resident of the North Pole.
For more than
With Christmas two weeks away, the deadline to ship gifts so they make it by the 25th is fast approach.
Here, from , is a list of some of the holiday shipping deadlines from department stores, online shopping sites, FedEx, UPS and the United States Postal Service.
MOBILE, Alabama – Democrat Doug Jones won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a sharp blow to President Trump that narrows the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two. He beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the state Supreme Court who had been accused of sexual misconduct.
The finalists for the Heisman Trophy have been named, in New York City.
Here’s how to watch it and who the finalists are.
: The ceremony is set for 8 p.m. ET.
: PlayStation Theater in New York City.
: ESPN will air the ceremony.
Live stream: You can watch
Concerns over the health of President Donald Trump , a day after he slurred his words while announcing a policy shift concerning Israel.
Trump’s trouble with a some phrases came during the announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
White House spokesman Raj
Sen. Al Franken, (D-Minn.), on the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday as to whether he will resign his seat amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Franken is expected to speak at 11:45 a.m. ET.
Franken has been accused of inappropriate conduct by several women. On Wednesday, more
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday as the capital of Israel and will move the U.S. embassy to that city in the near future.
Trump’s decision is likely to incite unrest in the region where for more than 70 years most countries have stayed out of the dispute over who owns
Mike Pence’s press secretary posted Tuesday that said the vice president told GOP officials he would step up to replace then-candidate Donald Trump after the “Access Hollywood” tape became public weeks before the 2016 election.
Alyssa Farah, Pence’s press secretary
Apple Pay Cash is now live for U.S. users, allowing iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad owners to transfer money to virtual Pay Cash cards.
The app requires iOS 11.2, and works with iPhone 6 or later, iPhone SE, the 5th generation of iPads, iPad pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 or later and the Apple
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser for President Donald Trump, acknowledge in court last week that he had conversations with Russian officials during the transition period between the election and Trump’s swearing-in, then lied to the FBI about doing so.
Details of the cooperation former national security adviser Michael Flynn intends to give to special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and after emerged around noon on Friday as a “statement of the offense” was released.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named to "oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters."
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the announcement Wednesday of the
Here is the indictment filed against Michael Flynn in a Washigton D.C. court. ( leading up to Flynn’s indictment.)
Here is Flynn’s statement on his guilty plea Friday:
Senate Republicans leaders said Thursday they are confident they will have the votes to pass a bill by Friday that will offer, for the first time in 31 years, a major overhaul of the U.S. tax code.
"It's almost ready to take out of the oven," Sen. Lindsay Graham, (R-S.C.), told
Kensington Palace announced Tuesday that Meghan Markle will be baptized into the Church of England prior to her May wedding to Prince Harry.
The wedding will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Palace announced, answering a question some had as to whether Markle and
During a, President Donald Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas,” a reference to a Native American woman born in Virginia in the late 1500s.
"We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her 'Pocahontas.'
When Meghan Markle walks down the aisle to marry England’s Prince Harry, it won’t be her first try at matrimony.
Markle was married once before. She and Trevor Engelson, a man she met when they both pursued careers in the entertainment industry, were married a few years ago
Black Friday is in the rearview mirror now, and shoppers are scoping out the deals to come on Cyber Monday.
Electronics, televisions and games top the list of bargains available from retailers Monday, but holiday shoppers can also get deals on toys, jewelry, kitchenware and clothing.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season for nearly 100 years. It draws 3 million people in person in New York City, and more than 50 million on television.
There are stars who sing and dance, marching bands and balloons. Big balloons.
It’s almost go time.
Sure, you have a turkey and all the fixins’ to fix, family to visit with and football to watch, but you also have sales to attend, deals to get and shopping to get over with.
With holiday shopping barking at the door like a pack of wolves
If you are traveling this holiday weekend you have probably already mapped out your route, but do you know the best time to leave so you can avoid the Thanksgiving rush?
With Thanksgiving being the most traveled holiday of the year, at times it can feel like everyone who is traveling is in
Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you forgot something?
Despite the fact you’ve employed redundancy measures that would make NASA jealous, you can almost guarantee that you’ve missed some small item needed for your Thanksgiving feast.
Don’t worry. Several
If the thought of spending hours in the kitchen on Thursday just doesn’t sound like a good use of your time, what with family all around and the prospect of Black Friday shopping beginning at 7 a.m. that day, there are a variety of restaurants that just may have the answer for you.
It’s become a tradition in many families – instead of roasting the Thanksgiving turkey, they fry it up in a vat of oil. Some say the idea of frying the holiday bird came from Justin Wilson, the Louisiana chef who made everything Cajun popular a few decades ago.
, in 1996, Martha
The 45th American Music Awards ceremony is set for Sunday in Los Angeles, and if the past is any indication, you can expect a night with a few surprising moments.
Remember Garth Brooks declining the award, or the time Pat Boone dressed in leather? Yeah, it’s likely to be that kind
Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed a House committee this week that the Justice Department is considering whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate any possible ties between donations to The Clinton Foundation and a decision to allow Russia’s nuclear agency to buy a uranium mining
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, saying he never knowingly lied to Congress during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Democrats pressed Sessions during the more than five-hour hearing to reconcile
A fifth woman has accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, of Alabama, of sexually assaulting her. The woman said the assault took place some 40 years ago when she was 16 and Moore was in his early 30s. Beverly Young Nelson in a press conference Monday said Moore groped her and tried
With Black Friday a little more than a week away, shoppers are drawing up game plans and sorting out options for grabbing holiday shopping deals.
To help you get ready for the Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping rush, this list of store opening times on Thanksgiving Day 2017.
This week, weather officials announced that the La Nina climate pattern has arrived.If you are not sure how to react to that news, you are not alone.
a weak La Nina has formed and is expected to stick around for several months.
La Nina is a natural cooling of parts of the Pacific
Restaurants across the nation are honoring veterans and active duty military members this weekend with deals on meals including free lunches and special items.
Most restaurants require a military identification for the deals. Note that offers may not be available at all locations. Some locations
A woman has accused Roy Moore, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice and current candidate for U.S. Senate, of inappropriate sexual conduct,
Leigh Corfman, 53, said Moore touched her inappropriately in 1979, when she was 14 years old.
According to the Post, Moore, then an
Probably the most anticipated Black Friday ad was released overnight, and it did not disappoint.
Walmart posted its 32-page holiday ad and announced its stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving for those who want to get a jump on holiday shopping.
As in the past, Walmart is featuring
Office Depot and OfficeMax released their 2017 Black Friday ads featuring laptops, monitors, gaming devices and electronics on sale for holiday shopping.
The stores, owned by the same company, will offer online and in-store deals this season.
Online deals start at 12:01 a.m
Macy’s may have the upper hand when it comes to deals on Black Friday -- they are giving things away free.
Well, sort of. The retailer is offering a handful of deals on items that will come out as free to shoppers once they claim rebates. Examples are kitchen electronics, glassware
The Best Buy 2017 Black Friday ad – all 50 pages – is out with deals on nearly everything the retailer sells.
Electronics, gaming devices, TVs, and laptops are all on sale beginning on Thanksgiving and continuing through the holiday weekend.
Stores will open at 5
The Country Music Association will hold its 51st annual awards ceremony Wednesday in Nashville.
Here’s what you need to know about the show.
The CMA ceremony will air on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
ABC is airing the show.
For the 10th year in a row, singers Brad
Sears and Kmart released their Black Friday shopping ads on Tuesday, with Sears promising discounts on appliances and Kmart cutting prices on toys and homewares.
According to , Sears will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving with doorbuster sales until 2 p.m. on Black Friday.
A man , Sunday, killing more than 20 people, including the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter, and wounding at least 10 others.
The Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted Monday that the shooter has officially been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.
According to reports
With Black Friday just three weeks away, more retailers are leaking ads for one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
The latest to be leaked is one of the largest retailers, Target. In addition to listing sales, Target also announced its Thanksgiving hours.
Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile said Sunday that critics of her new book could “go to hell” as she faces a backlash for comments about Hillary Clinton and what took place during the 2016 Democratic primary process.
Brazile, speaking on ABC’s &ldquo
The question for today: How can you tell if you are an Apple “superfan?”Answer: If you’ll cough up $1,000 for a new phone, you can stop wondering.
The Apple iPhone X (pronounced “ten”) hit stores Friday, and the arrival was greeted as usual with Apple fans lined
Donna Brazile, a longtime political operative and the former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman, says Hillary Clinton struck a deal with the DNC to run the organization’s finances and have a role in the organization’s operations.
In an excerpt from a book she has written
If you are the type of person who cannot wait for Black Friday, Dell has an early holiday surprise for you.
, Dell is offering early access to select Black Friday deals for 48 hours, starting Wednesday (Nov. 1) at 8 a.m. EST.The deals will be available through Friday, then will be available
Just a few hours from now, little Wonder Women, Jon Snows, Pennywises and Donald Trumps will be stalking neighborhoods across the country.
Maybe weeks of planning went into the costume your child (or you) will be wearing. Maybe you made two trips to the store for the perfect Wonder Woman lasso
If you are still irked about losing that hour of sleep last March when most of the country went on Daylight saving time, here’s some good news – you get it back this Sunday.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 5, and if you haven’t heard already, you need
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort’s long-time business associate Rick Gates, on 12 felony charges.
Manafort and Gates both surrendered to the FBI in Washington. They heard the charges against them read in court on Monday.
On Monday, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort surrendered at the FBI field office in Washington, D.C. after being indicted by a grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The grand jury approved the 12-count
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a long-time Manafort business associate on 12 felony charges including conspiracy against the United States.
The indictments were unsealed early Monday. Manafort and Rick Gates, Manafort’s business partner, have
Questions remain in the aftermath of an ambush attack on a group including U.S. Army soldiers in Niger that left four American service members dead on Oct. 4.
Defense Department officials said Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright
As the Black Friday shopping day nears – Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving – more stores are releasing information about deals to come.
Toy"R"Us that it will update its Price Match Guarantee for the upcoming holiday season, pledging to donate $1 to Toys for Tots for
Questions remain in the aftermath of an ambush attack on a group including U.S. Army soldiers in Niger that left four American service members dead on Oct. 4.
Defense Department officials said Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29
A 2005 act that calls for states to install federal standards to issue identification documents has some travelers concerned that soon their driver’s license will not be accepted as proper id when traveling by air.
The REAL ID Act, passed after the 9/11 attacks as a measure to fight terrorism
As co-editor of AltRight.com and president of The National Policy Institute, white supremacist Richard Spencer has risen to become one of the highest profile white nationalists in America.
Spencer, who was born in 1978 in Boston, made headlines shortly after the 2016 election when a
By any measure, it’s one of the toughest jobs a president can have -- writing to the family of a soldier killed in action.
The issue of presidential condolences has come to the forefront in the past week as President Donald Trump incorrectly claimed that his predecessor, former
Anthony Scaramucci’s media organization has drawn fire from social media outlets after it tweeted a poll asking “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?”
The organization, The Scaramucci Post, backed by the former White House communications director, removed the tweet
For the pasta lover in your life, today is a special day.
National Pasta Day has dawned across the nation and several Italian restaurants are ready to fill your noodle needs. Which, as it turns out, is a good thing because the National Pasta Association says that Americans eat about 20 pounds
Several shopping centers across the country have confirmed that Macy’s stores will open on Thanksgiving, .
The website, which tracks sales, hours and deals for holiday shoppers, said representatives from seven shopping centers told them that Macy’s will open
Beginning next week, billions around the world will be celebrating the Hindu festival of light – Diwali.
The ancient ceremony that honors the legend of Hindu gods and goddesses is India’s most grand celebration, bringing together lights, sweet treats, colorful artwork and gifts
The White House on Friday released a transcript of President Trump’s speech on the Iran uclear deal.
“Thank you very much. My fellow Americans: As President of the United States, my highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people.
Here are the White House’s highlights of President Donald J. Trump’s new strategy for Iran.
• The United States’ new Iran strategy focuses on neutralizing the Government of Iran’s destabilizing influence and constraining its aggression, particularly
President Donald Trump is facing pressure from U.S. and world leaders as several reports say he is expected to decertify the nuclear deal with Iran.
The move, which some expect will come on Friday, could leave the United States on the opposite side of many European allies and, ultimately,
Friday the 13th.
Does the thought of that date send shivers down your spine? Do you think of bad luck, bizarre happenings, aluminum (see below)? If so, don’t worry.
You’re not alone.
The fear of Friday the 13, or just the number 13, is a common one. So common, in fact
The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it will allow girls to be part of its Cub Scouts programs beginning next year.
The new rule will set up separate Cub Scout dens, made up of either all boys or all girls. A den is made up of six to eight children. Cub Scout dens make up the
The silent protest during the playing of the national anthem that started with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has spread not only around the National Football League, but, lately, to high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools around the country.
– first sitting
Tuesday is World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues.
According to The World Health Organization, the day “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done