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While Sears executives get $25 million in bonuses, laid-off workers struggle during Christmastime
On Friday, a U.S. bankruptcy court judge allowed Sears Holdings to hand out the bonuses after the company successfully argued that it would lose its top people. Breaking News Emails SUBSCRIBE By Corky Siemaszko While the executives who presided over the ...   NBC News  
Surgeon general declares 'epidemic' of dangerous youth e-cigarette, vaping use
Surgeon general declares 'epidemic' of dangerous youth e-cigarette, vaping use originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday issued a strong warning against e-cigarette use by young people, called it "unsafe" in any form and ...   YAHOO!  
Federal K-9 handlers earned more than Vice President Mike Pence last year
Three Federal Protective Service inspectors -- all so-called K-9 handlers -- logged so much overtime in 2017 that they earned more than the official salary of Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, according to a report from the U.S. Department of ...   CBS News  
Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico
(MOBILE, Ala.) — Carnival Cruise Line says a passenger is missing on a cruise ship from Alabama. Carnival tells news outlets in a statement that the male passenger was reported missing as the ...   Time  
Trump wishes Michael Flynn 'good luck' before his sentencing for lying to the FBI
President Donald Trump wished his former national security adviser Michael Flynn "good luck" hours before he is sentenced in federal court for lying to the FBI, adding that he is interested in hearing what Flynn says before a judge. "Good luck today in ...   NBC News  
2018 year in review: 50 stories from 50 states that moved us
In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with ...   USA Today  
Federal K-9 handlers earned more than Vice President Mike Pence last year
Three Federal Protective Service inspectors -- all so-called K-9 handlers -- logged so much overtime in 2017 that they earned more than the official salary of Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, according to a report from the U.S. Department of ...   CBS News  
Surgeon general declares 'epidemic' of dangerous youth e-cigarette, vaping use
Surgeon general declares 'epidemic' of dangerous youth e-cigarette, vaping use originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday issued a strong warning against e-cigarette use by young people, called it "unsafe" in any form and ...   YAHOO!  
Trump wishes Michael Flynn 'good luck' before his sentencing for lying to the FBI
President Donald Trump wished his former national security adviser Michael Flynn "good luck" hours before he is sentenced in federal court for lying to the FBI, adding that he is interested in hearing what Flynn says before a judge. "Good luck today in ...   NBC News  
Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico
(MOBILE, Ala.) — Carnival Cruise Line says a passenger is missing on a cruise ship from Alabama. Carnival tells news outlets in a statement that the male passenger was reported missing as the ...   Time  
Will NORAD's Santa Tracker still monitor St. Nick's journey even if there's a government shutdown?
WASHINGTON – Don’t fret, kiddos. And parents of kiddos. Neither rain nor snow nor hail nor sleet will keep Santa out of the skies on Christmas Eve. And government shutdown or not, NORAD’s Santa Tracker will follow the Jolly Ol’ Man’s journey ...   USA Today  
Chicago officers likely didn't see train that killed them
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers may not have seen or heard the commuter train that fatally struck them because they were focused on another train coming from the opposite direction, a department spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Anthony ...   Yahoo News  
Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain's Senate seat
Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally will replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to fill for the next two years the Senate seat long held by the late U.S. Sen. John McCain. Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to appoint McSally, announced in a statement Tuesday and ...   The Arizona Republic  
White House softens position on border wall funding days before shutdown deadline
WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump might be willing to accept less than $5 billion for his promised border wall in a year-end spending bill, provided that other funds could be used to close ...   NBC News  
Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr's death by suicide puts focus on Lasik safety
DETROIT – A month before taking her own life Dec. 12, Jessica Starr, a meteorologist for a Detroit TV station, shared that she was still struggling with complications such as dry eyes and blurred vision from her Lasik-type eye surgery in October.   USA Today  
Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico
(MOBILE, Ala.) — Carnival Cruise Line says a passenger is missing on a cruise ship from Alabama. Carnival tells news outlets in a statement that the male passenger was reported missing as the ...   Time  
Yemen truce off to rocky start, but calm prevails on day 1
Sanaa-- Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after a United Nations-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said. The truce agreed at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks ...   CBS News  
Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March. The devices will be banned ...   YAHOO!  
White House softens position on border wall funding days before shutdown deadline
WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump might be willing to accept less than $5 billion for his promised border wall in a year-end spending bill, provided that other funds could be used to close ...   NBC News  
Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr's death by suicide puts focus on Lasik safety
DETROIT – A month before taking her own life Dec. 12, Jessica Starr, a meteorologist for a Detroit TV station, shared that she was still struggling with complications such as dry eyes and blurred vision from her Lasik-type eye surgery in October.   USA Today  
Little Progress Made As Partial Government Shutdown Looms
WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.   Time  
Trader's Guide to Getting Ready for Fed in `Really Tough Corner'
Investors reeling from one of the worst years on record for financial assets have one last hope for a lifeline: the Federal Reserve. Odds remain high that Jerome Powell will announce a quarter-point rate increase Wednesday, but it’s what comes next that ...   Bloomberg L.P.  
Yemen truce off to rocky start, but calm prevails on day 1
Sanaa-- Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after a United Nations-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said. The truce agreed at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks ...   CBS News  
Little Progress Made As Partial Government Shutdown Looms
WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.   Time  
First of new fleet of GPS satellites set for launch
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later ...   CBS News