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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend Clarence Avant, shot and killed - NBC News

Jacqueline Avant, wife of the music executive known as the "Godfather of Black Music," was shot and killed in at the couple's home early Wednesday.

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Shutdown odds grow as conservatives push GOP leaders over vaccine and testing mandates - The Washington Post

Entering the week, Democrats and Republicans initially had hoped to fund the government into early 2022. A day later, the very catastrophe they had tried to avoid seemed increasingly likely to occur.

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MLB lockout remains likely as MLBPA, league reportedly hold last-minute talks in Texas - CBS sports.com

The current CBA expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday night

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Oxford School Shooting: What We Know - The New York Times

The authorities identified those killed as Hana St. Juliana, 14; Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Justin Shilling, 17; and Tate Myre, 16. A teacher was among the injured.

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Supreme Court's conservatives lean towards limiting abortion rights after dramatic oral arguments on Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks - CNN

The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold a Mississippi law that bars abortion after 15 weeks, but it is less clear if there is a clear majority to end the right to abortion nationwide, although conservative justices expressed skepticism about the l…

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LSU Football Head Coach Brian Kelly Introductory Press Conference - LSUsports

Live at 12 p.m. CT: Brian Kelly is introduced as LSU Football's 34th head coach in a press conference inside the Lawton Room in Tiger Stadium.Hiring Announce...

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Spotify Wrapped 2021 is ready to share your music listening history with everyone - The Verge

You can find Spotify Wrapped 2021 in its mobile apps for iOS and Android. The year-end recap features include audio aura, playing cards, 2021: The Movie, and an expanded version of Spotify’s blend feature.

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Health experts question Biden's new travel bans: 'Their role in public health is minimal' - Fox News

Health experts question President Biden's travel ban prompted by the omicron variant.

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Chris Cuomo: Suspension from CNN 'embarrassing' | TheHill - The Hill

CNN's Chris Cuomo said he is embarrassed after being suspended by the network on Tuesday followin...

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Living Robots Called Xenobots Can Now Reproduce, Scientists Say - IGN - IGN

Scientists have discovered that xenobots, a form of biological-organism created from frog stem cells, can now self-replicate.

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This Dinosaur Found in Chile Had a Battle Ax for a Tail - The New York Times

While ankylosaurs are already known for their armor and club tails, this specimen from South America had a unique way of fighting predators.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection - Politico

Baker is one of the country's most popular governors, but he's also been at odds with former President Donald Trump.

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US warns Russia has plans for ‘large scale’ attack on Ukraine - The Guardian

Secretary of state says Nato is ‘prepared to impose severe costs’ on Moscow if invasion attempted

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World AIDS Day: Is the world closer to an HIV vaccine in the face of Covid-19? - NBC News

As Covid-19 brought nearly every corner of the Earth to a halt early last year, researchers around the world scrambled to develop a vaccine to fend off the

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FDA advisers vote to recommend authorization of a pill to treat Covid-19 - CNN

Advisers to the FDA voted 13-10 Tuesday to recommend emergency use authorization of a pill made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to help treat Covid-19.

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Chrome OS update turns Chromebooks into scanners - Ars Technica

Chrome OS 96 boosts Chromebook cameras' capabilities.

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Andre Dickens: Get to know Atlanta’s next mayor - WSB Atlanta

Next month Atlanta will have a new mayor: Andre Dickens.

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Current COVID-19 vaccines likely won't work as well against Omicron variant, Moderna's CEO says - CBS News

Drugmaker executive predicts a "material drop" in the efficacy of existing vaccines against the new variant.

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Alec Baldwin's first interview since fatal 'Rust' shooting to air on ABC - New York Post

Actor Alec Baldwin’s first interview since the tragic “Rust” shooting is set to air during primetime on ABC and Hulu on Dec. 2.

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What Fed Chair Jerome Powell's hawkish turn means for market volatility into year-end - CNBC

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's hawkish commentary on the central bank's taper timeline surprised the market, but many experts say it makes sense.

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At least two bipedal human species lived nearly 3.7 million years ago - NPR

A new look at nearly 3.7-million-year-old fossil footprints uncovered in Tanzania shows that multiple species of early humans lived together at the same time.

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How to Add Your Favorite People to Your iPhone to Save Time and Hassle - The Wall Street Journal

Apple’s VIP calling features, including Favorites and the Contacts widget, let you better control how you reach people—and when they can reach you

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Stocks roar higher as traders park COVID and Fed jitters - Reuters

Stock markets roared higher on Wednesday, reversing much of the previous session's losses, as investors used the dip in prices to begin December by betting the latest COVID-19 variant would not derail the economic recovery.

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Nothing's 'Black Edition' brings a modern touch to its funky Ear 1 buds - Engadget

Nothing has unveiled the new Ear 1 "Black Edition" that retains the original's transparent case, but adds a smoky finish and black matte colorway.

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As HIV cases rise globally, it's more important than ever to keep yourself safe. Experts explain what to do - CNN

Over the last decade, HIV cases have increased globally. The sooner you get tested and diagnosed, the better your chances are at living a long, healthy life.

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World agrees to negotiate a global 'pandemic treaty' to fight the next outbreak - The Washington Post

The new agreement will better coordinate the global response to a pandemic, but it will take years to negotiate.

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Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 13: Deebo Samuel, Amari Cooper, DeAndre Hopkins and more - Pro Football Network

With injuries and bye weeks taking their toll, let’s look at the latest WR injury report updates for fantasy football in Week 13.

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Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains - Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerb…

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Trump tested positive for Covid few days before Biden debate, chief of staff says in new book - The Guardian

Mark Meadows makes stunning admission in new memoir obtained by Guardian, saying a second test returned negative

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Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Fantasy Football Week 13: Kickers - Sports Illustrated

Greg Joseph enjoys a matchup vs. the Lions and gets a boost from their indoor stadium.

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Clayton Echard officially named 'The Bachelor' for Season 26 - Page Six

“Bachelorette” star Michelle Young’s ex was first rumored to be the next “Bachelor” when photos of him filming with a camera crew were leaked in September.

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30 Under 30 2022 - Forbes

Forbes presents the 30 Under 30 Class of 2022: 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars.

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WhatsApp, iMessage give the most info to the FBI, new document shows - Android Authority

A newly uncovered FBI document has revealed what it can legally obtain from messaging apps. And iMessage and WhatsApp are the big losers.

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Air travelers to U.S. set to face tougher COVID-19 testing - Reuters

The U.S. is moving to require that all air travelers entering the country show a negative COVID-19 test performed within one day of departure in response to concerns about a new coronavirus variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said la…

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NASA Spacewalk to Replace Space Station Antenna - NASA

Watch NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Thomas Marshburn venture outside the International Space Station on Dec. 2 to replace a faulty antenna system. The ant...

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A record amount of COVID-19 patients are on ventilators in the Omaha metro - KETV Omaha

Hospitalizations are again high for COVID-19 patients in the metro, but it's the ventilator usage that's particularly concerning as of Tuesday's report.

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Omicron has a ‘greatest hits’ set of mutations. Bay Area scientists explain what that means - San Francisco Chronicle

Omicron has an impressive number of mutations. Many, including those that could increase...

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Americans are quitting their jobs at record rates — here are the 10 states leading the trend - CBS News

As the tight job market continues, some states have experienced an outsized jump in resignations.

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