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Oprah To Interview Beto In Times Square

(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey is set to interview one of the Democratic party's biggest rising stars next month in Times Square. Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke narrowly lost his bid to un-seat Senator Ted Cruz last year. Despite his…

Tampa Airport To Begin Food Bank For Govt Employees

(CNN) - A Florida airport wants to help hundreds of federal employees working through the shutdown. Tampa International Airport says it has teamed up with United Way Suncoast to begin a food bank. The airport has about 700-federal airport…

Disney's Magic Kingdom Turns Away Guests Due To Crowds

(CNN) - Mickey and Minnie apparently had too many guests for their New Year's Eve celebration. Walt Disney World sent out this tweet Monday morning. The Florida theme park announced it was turning away new guests from its Magic…

Judge Orders Obamacare Stay In Effect During Appeal

(CNN) - A federal judge issued an order Sunday that the Affordable Care Act will remain in effect during appeal. Texas district judge Reed O'Connor said in his ruling, "Many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the…

Chicago Women's March Canceled, Anti-Semitism Controversy

(CNN) - The women's march scheduled next month in Chicago has been canceled. The march attracted hundreds of thousands of people to Grant Park the past two years. Organizers say the upcoming event was scrapped because of high costs…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

(CNN) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at home after undergoing surgery. The Supreme Court Justice was discharged from a New York hospital Tuesday. Surgeons removed two cancerous nodules from her left lung on Friday. Doctors discovered the…

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Buys In-N-Out Patrons Lunch

(CNN) - He has played a lot of good guys on the big screen. But Friday Tom Hanks became a not-so-secret Santa for some customers at a California burger joint. The Oscar winner and his wife, actress and singer…

Roseanne Barr To Address Israeli Parliament

(CNN) - Roseanne Barr announced Monday that she will address the Israeli parliament, the Knesset in January. That's according to 'The Hill,' which reports that celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's world values network organization is organizing Barr's trip. Her visit…

Otto Warmbier's Parents Awarded $500 Million

(CNN) - A judge has awarded half a billion dollars to the parents of Otto Warmbier in their wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea. The judge issued the opinion Monday which says in part, "North Korea is liable for…

Lebron Apologizes For 'Jewish Money' Posts

(CNN) - Lebron James has apologized for posting offensive song lyrics on social media over the weekend. James posted an Instagram story with a caption quoting lyrics by hip-hop artist 21 Savage. It read, "We been getting that Jewish…

Tornillo Facility Closing After Last Kid Released

Tornillo, TX (CNN) - A temporary tent-like facility in Texas; set up to house mostly kids who showed up at the border unaccompanied will close down after the last child is released. That's according to a source with knowledge…

Which Restaurants Will Be Open On Christmas Day

(CNN) - Eating out on Christmas Day can be difficult, as a lot of places are closed for the holiday. However, if you didn't get your grocery shopping done or if you just don't want to cook, here are…

SEC Mnuchin Calls Major Bank CEOs

(CNN) - A phone call that was intended to ease nerves appears to have back-fired. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spent Sunday speaking with chief executives of large U.S. banks in a bid to reassure investors that it's business as…

U.S. Consulate In Barcelona Warns Of Terror Attacks

(CNN) - The U.S. State Department is warning Americans to be extra cautious if they are in Barcelona this holiday season. In a tweet, officials wrote,"Terrorists may attack with little to no warning... targeting tourist locations... transportation hubs and…

Mattis Being Forced Out, Replaced By The New Year

(CNN) - President Trump says he will replace Defense Secretary James Mattis at the start of the new year. That's two months earlier than Mattis' planned departure. Trump tweeted Sunday that Mattis will be out of his position on…

FDA: Wash Avocados Before Eating Them

(CNN) - Guacamole lovers listen up. You may want to start washing those avocados before you eat them. That's the latest advice from the U.S Food and Drug Administration. While the recommendation may seem odd considering we don't even…

NORAD to Track Santa Even if Government Shutdown

(CNN) - Kids waiting for Santa on Christmas eve do not have to worry about a possible government shutdown spoiling their fun. North American aerospace defense command posted assurances on its Twitter page Friday. For the last 63-years, NORAD…

Pope Tells Abusers To Surrender To Justice

(CNN) - In the wake of the sex abuse crisis within the U.S. Catholic church, the Pope spoke out forcefully against clergy members accused of inappropriate behavior. Pope Francis said Friday that those who abuse minors should turn themselves…

Andy Cohen To Become A Father Via Surrogate

(CNN) - Reality TV show host Andy Cohen says he's going to be a father. The 50-year-old announced Thursday night that he is expecting his first child via surrogate. He said the child is expected to arrive in about…

Study: "Friends" Most Binge-Watched TV Show Of 2018

(CNN) - Cue the clapping! People apparently can't get enough of Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe. According to a study by TV time 'Friends' was the most binge-watched television show this year. The sitcom ended 14-years ago…

Doctor Seeing Rise In Patients With "Selfie Wrist"

(CNN) - If you're taking too many selfies for the sake of social media, you may want to cut back a little. That's because a San Francisco doctor says he's seeing a rise in "selfie wrist." Yeah, that's a…

2020 Elections: Democrats To Have 12 Debates, 6 In 2019

(CNN) - Democratic voters will have plenty of chances to learn about their 2020 presidential contenders. The Democratic National Committee says there will be a dozen debates ahead of the primaries. Half of the debates will take place in…

Study: Americans Keep Getting Heavier

(CNN) - Americans are getting fatter! According to the National Center for Health Statistics, women's waists grew from 36.3 inches in 1999-2000 to 38.6 inches in 2015-16. Men's waists increased from 39 inches to 40.2 inches during the same…

Budweiser Looking At Making Cannabis Drinks

(CNN) - Get your pot and beer in one drink! That's what Budweiser wants to do. AB Inbev, the parent company of Budweiser and the world's biggest brewer says it will be teaming up with Canada's Tilray to research…

Study: Hawaii is Healthiest State

(CNN) - A new report from a nonprofit division of United-Health group determined which U.S. state is the healthiest it's Hawaii. The survey takes into account 35 factors and examines them by state. The factors include lifestyle behaviors, the…

Trump Plans To Make People Work For Food Stamps

(CNN) - The Trump administration wants to require anyone receiving food assistance to work. On Thursday, the Department of Agriculture unveiled a proposed rule expanding work requirements for those in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, as the…

Migrant Mom, Kids In Viral Photo Enter U.S.

(CNN) - The woman photographed running with her kids away from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border in November is in the U.S. right now. Maria Lila Meza Castro and her kids were allowed into the country late Monday…

Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Is Moving Closer

(CNN) - Sprint and T-Mobile are one step closer to merging; one very big step closer. The multibillion-dollar deal just got the green light from the committee on foreign investment. That's a government panel that vets certain deals involving…

TSA to Dial Back Passenger Monitoring Program

(CNN) - The TSA is changing some aspects of how it reports information on travelers it is tracking. Earlier this year, the Boston Globe revealed a program called "Quiet Skies," where federal air marshals monitor persons of interest. Travelers…

Idris Elba Speaks Out On #MeToo Movement

(CNN) - Actor Idris Elba is winning kudos for his statement about the "me too" movement. He was asked by the British Sunday Times newspaper whether it was hard to be a man in Hollywood in the "me too"…

Penguins in Danger from Human Diseases

(CNN) - Bacteria, linked to humans, could be threatening penguins and other antarctic sea-birds. Scientists have long believed animals in Antarctica were isolated enough to be protected from human-linked pathogens. But for the first time, researchers found widespread evidence…

Study: Netflix Isn't Killing Movie Theaters

(CNN) - A new study finds Netflix is not destroying the movie theater business, as some people might assume. The study commissioned by a lobbying group for the movie theater industry finds people who go out to the movies…

Silicon Valley-Bare Minimum With Russia Investigation

(CNN) - Facebook, Google and Twitter gave data to the Senate Intelligence Committee for their investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. But a firm hired by the committee said companies only gave a bare minimum of information…

California Abandons Plan To Tax Texts

San Francisco, CA (KGO) - California is dropping a plan to tax text messages. State regulators say a new FCC ruling is preventing them from imposing a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly fees…

NYPD Performs 'Wellness Check' On Pete Davidson

(CNN) - New York City police say they conducted a wellness check on "Saturday Night Live" performer Pete Davidson after the comedian posted a troubling message on Instagram. The 25-year-old posted on Instagram Saturday, "I really don't want to be…

Facebook Could Face Billion Dollar Fine For Breaches

(CNN) - Facebook could be facing a multi-billion dollar fine after a European regulator said it's launching an investigation into the company over failure to protect user privacy. The Irish Data Protection Commission oversees Facebook's compliance with European law.…

Process of Reuniting Families Almost Finished

(CNN) - A judge says the process to reunite children separated from their parents at the U.S. - Mexico is "very close" to completion. That word came Friday from U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw who is overseeing the issue. A…

Johnson & Johnson Shares Plunge After Asbestos Report

(CNN) - Johnson and Johnson's stock fell as much as 11% Friday after a Reuters report said the company knew for decades that asbestos was in its baby powder. That puts Johnson and Johnson on track for its worst…

At Least 1,100 GM Factory Workers Will Get New Jobs

(CNN) - General Motors is explaining how workers will be impacted when it closes five factories. The car manufacturer also plans to cut 14,000 jobs, but some of those workers will be able to transfer to other GM facilities.…

DOJ Russia Investigation Cost $25 Million

(CNN) - The cost of the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is now roughly $25 million. That's according to a new report filed Friday by the Special Counsel's office. The latest figures cover…

Amazon Extends Free Shipping, Same-Day Delivery

(CNN) - Amazon is extending it's free shipping for the holidays, even if customers don't have a Prime account. The promotion was slated to end Friday, but will now end December 18th. For Prime members the company has also…

6 in 10 Americans Report No Salary Increase In 2018

(CNN) - Despite a strong economy and a hot labor market, 6 in 10 working Americans say they saw no salary increase in 2018. That's according to a new survey from bankrate.com. The survey indicates the percentage of U.S.…

Pope Will Travel To Bulgaria And Macedonia

(CNN) - Vatican spokesman Greg Burke announced Thursday that Pope Francis will visit Bulgaria and Macedonia in early May. The Pope has had a busy travel schedule since he took his post. Despite turning 82 later this month, he…

Delta Changes Policy On Emotional Support Animals

(CNN) - Booking a flight on Delta Airlines? You may have to leave your fur babies behind. The airline is placing more restrictions on service and emotional support animals on its flights. Delta will ban service and emotional support…

Apple To Build New Campus In Austin, Tx

San Francisco, CA (KGO) - Apple's crop is growing. The software giant says it will undergo a major expansion for its Austin branch. That includes a $1 billion investment to create a new campus in north Austin. In addition…

Update: Salmonella Beef Recall

(CNN) - A salmonella outbreak linked to recalled beef continues to grow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 87% people have been sickened with salmonella linked to the tainted beef. That brings the number of people…

McDonalds To Reduce Antibiotics In Beef

(CNN) - McDonald's says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef. McDonald's is one of many restaurants that uses anti-biotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain. But health groups like the 'World Health organization'…

Ellen DeGeneres Considers Ending Show

(CNN) - Ellen DeGeneres is thinking about ending her iconic daytime talk show. The comedian and host revealed her predicament to the New York Times in a new interview. DeGeneres says her current contract comes to an end in…

AAA: 3.3 Million Georgians Will Travel this Holiday Season

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (December 13, 2018) – AAA forecasts that more than one-third of Americans and more than three-in-ten Georgians will travel this holiday season. The record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation’s runways, roads and rails…

Beto O'Rourke Leads Biden in 2020 Move on Poll

(CNN) - A new straw-poll has Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke leading the pack of potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. O'Rourke narrowly edged out former vice president Joe Biden in a move-on poll published Tuesday as the top choice among…