USPS stamp will honor 50th anniversary of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The United States Postal Service will issue a Mister Rogers stamp in 2018 timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Source: USPS stamp will honor 50th anniversary of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Saturday Night Live’ puts Al Franken on Santa’s naughty list – Los Angeles Times

In the show’s cold open, Kenan Thompson played a department store Santa dealing with some politically attuned kids for a sketch that echoed aspects of Franken’s resignation speech.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Full Sanders: Republican tax plan ‘is not designed to help the American people’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to talk about how Congress is handling misconduct allegations, and whether the president should be impeached.

Source: Full Sanders: Republican tax plan ‘is not designed to help the American people’

The World According To Cartoonists

Slide 2 of 117: The News in Cartoons

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/news-through-the-eyes-of-cartoonists/ss-BBxqeB7?ocid=spartandhp

The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

Geoff Keighley, awards’ host and organizer, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the show featured world premiere announcements of two new games (Here’s the list of nominees).

“At least two games are brand-new game worlds that no one has ever seen before,” Keighley said.

Source: The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

Pittsburgh airport wins in state’s gambling expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As part of the bill enacted in October, legislators reauthorized $12.4 million a year that now goes to the airport for economic development and to reduce costs to the airlines that use it.

Source: Pittsburgh airport wins in state’s gambling expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David Cassidy’s Complex Relationship with Daughter Katie Cassidy | PEOPLE.com

Katie Cassidy was not included in her late father David’s will

Source: David Cassidy’s Complex Relationship with Daughter Katie Cassidy | PEOPLE.com

Al Franken Announces He Will Resign from Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota announced his plans to resign, a day after a sixth woman accused him of misconduct and dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

Source: Al Franken Announces He Will Resign from Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

Deer dashes through middle school as students arrive | WPXI

Maybe they should adopt a deer as the school mascot.

Source: Deer dashes through middle school as students arrive | WPXI

FOX Business on Twitter: “.@KennedyNation: “If there’s one benefit to constant D.C. bickering it’s how hypocrisy happily shows itself when one party gets mad. And the… https://t.co/VTmapyIT3E”

FOX Business‏Verified account  @FoxBusiness Follow Follow @FoxBusiness More .@KennedyNation: “If there’s one benefit to constant D.C. bickering it’s how hypocrisy happily shows itself when one party gets mad. And they’re always mad.” 2:00 5:06 PM – 5 Dec 2017 65 Retweets 222 Likes 27 replies 65 retweets 222 likes Reply 27 Retweet 65 Like 222

NFL inks deal with George Soros linked social justice groups

Plagued by sagging ratings, player protests and fan outrage, the NFL has thrown a political Hail Mary by reportedly agreeing to dole out millions of dollars to two social justice groups connected to Democratic billionaire George Soros.

Source: NFL inks deal with George Soros linked social justice groups

Time Magazine Names #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

Time Magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo anti-harassment movement as its Person of the Year.

Source: Time Magazine Names #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

Man who ‘threw away’ bitcoin haul now worth over $80m wants to dig up landfill site | The Independent

A British man says he accidentally threw away over $80 million worth of bitcoin. James Howells, an IT worker from Newport, claims to have unintentionally dumped 7,500 bitcoin in mid-2013. He is now planning to find them, but isn’t sure how, as he believes the hard drive he saved them to is currently buried in a landfill site.

Source: Man who ‘threw away’ bitcoin haul now worth over $80m wants to dig up landfill site | The Independent

Deer takes a stroll through Aldi grocery store in Chippewa Township, Beaver County

Deer takes a stroll through Aldi grocery store

Source: Deer takes a stroll through Aldi grocery store in Chippewa Township, Beaver County

Protesters want Notre Dame to remove murals they say glorify Christopher Columbus – ABC News

More than 300 students, employees and alumni signed a letter alerting John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, they would continue protesting until the murals are removed.

Source: Protesters want Notre Dame to remove murals they say glorify Christopher Columbus – ABC News

Police called to fight outside club in McKees Rocks | WPXI

A fight broke out early Monday morning in McKees Rocks, leading to at least one person being placed in handcuffs while others were taken to the hospital.

Source: Police called to fight outside club in McKees Rocks | WPXI

Fox ‘resumes sale talks’ with Walt Disney – BBC News

Negotiations are said to focus on Fox’s movie and TV studio, its cable channels and its Sky holding.

Source: Fox ‘resumes sale talks’ with Walt Disney – BBC News

TV News Pioneer, Robert Asman, Father of Fox’s David Asman, Has Died | TVNewser

By Chris Ariens Comment

Robert Asman, who rose from NBC page to a producer for David Brinkley, and in between produced some of the most iconic TV news reports of the 1960’s and 70’s, has died. He was 91.

Robert Asman’s son, David Asman, an anchor for Fox Business Network, shared this remembrance of his father for TVNewser readers:

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Robert Asman, a true pioneer in television news, died on Friday at 6:10 am, surrounded by his family, in the modest Chevy Chase home he bought in 1961 and has lived in ever since. He bought that home when he was lured to Washington by David Brinkley and his expansion of NBC’s D.C. news bureau after the inauguration of President Kennedy.

 

Source: TV News Pioneer, Robert Asman, Father of Fox’s David Asman, Has Died | TVNewser

Opossum breaks into liquor store and gets drunk as a skunk

An opossum who apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.

Source: Opossum breaks into liquor store and gets drunk as a skunk

Manhunt in NYC after car rams into people reported killed & injured — RT US News

knife fight broke out at a hookah bar in Queens ahead of the attack, the New York Daily News reported citing police and a witness.

BREAKING: car hits 5 people in Queens; 1 person pronounced dead, 2 others with serious injuries. Police looking for white sedan which fled the scene

Police are now looking into the details, but so far the incident is not believed to be terrorism related, according to AP.

Source: Manhunt in NYC after car rams into people, several reported killed & injured — RT US News

ABC News suspends Brian Ross over ‘serious error’ in Flynn report | Fox News

ABC News announced Saturday that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay over a botched exclusive about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Source: ABC News suspends Brian Ross over ‘serious error’ in Flynn report | Fox News

Trump White House full of mice, ants and roaches: Reports

Remember when Trump called the White House a “real dump”?

Among the work order submissions were several requests for pest control due to an infiltration of vermin in rooms such as the Situation Room and the White House Navy mess food service area (the mice have taken over!). According to International Business Times, mousetraps were then placed outside Mike Pence’s office.

Source: Trump White House full of mice, ants and roaches: Reports

Potsdam police find explosives near Christmas market – BBC News

A controlled explosion is carried out on a device sent to a pharmacy near Potsdam Christmas market.

Source: Potsdam police find explosives near Christmas market – BBC News

Man claims he contracted eye-eating parasite riding Kennywood’s ‘Raging Rapids’ | TribLIVE

A Pittsburgh man claims in a lawsuit that a ride on the Raging Rapids at Kennywood left him with a parasite that “eats away at the cornea of the eye.”

Source: Man claims he contracted eye-eating parasite riding Kennywood’s ‘Raging Rapids’ | TribLIVE

Ex-Beatle McCartney’s gift to Manchester attack families – BBC News

A collection of music by The Beatles is donated by Sir Paul McCartney to raise funds for two Hebridean families.

Source: Ex-Beatle McCartney’s gift to Manchester attack families – BBC News

Woman involved in altercation with conservative speaker ID’d | Fox News

A community college adviser has been identified by her lawyer as the woman involved in an altercation with a conservative commentator during his speech at the University of Connecticut titled It’s OK To Be White.

Source: Woman involved in altercation with conservative speaker ID’d | Fox News

Bangkok photo: US tourists held for baring buttocks at Thai temple – BBC News

The pair posted a picture of their exposed buttocks at Bangkok’s famous Wat Arun temple.

Source: Bangkok photo: US tourists held for baring buttocks at Thai temple – BBC News

Happy tails: Bill to allow dogs at DC restaurants gains support – WTOP

A bill that would scrap a rule banning dogs from D.C. restaurant patios is gaining more support, giving hope to dog lovers across the District.

Source: Happy tails: Bill to allow dogs at DC restaurants gains support – WTOP

NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

Lauer, the host of ‘Today’ for two decades, was terminated Wednesday from NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Source: NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

CNN to boycott White House Christmas party

Under fire from Trump, the network says it would be ‘inappropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests.’

Source: CNN to boycott White House Christmas party

SUPERMOON 2017: BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST MOON OF THE YEAR

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Budding astronomers on the East Coast need only stay awake until 4:00am ET on December 4 to see the moon at its nearest distance to Earth – a measly 222,443 miles. During the average apogee – when the moon is furthest from the earth – this distance stretches to roughly 252,000 miles, according to NASA. ​

Source: http://www.newsweek.com/supermoon-december-full-cold-moon-723324

A 3-year-old girl vanished in the middle of the night, setting off a frantic search

Federal and local authorities are searching for 3-year-old Mariah Kay Woods, whose family said she was last seen when her mother put her to bed.

Source: A 3-year-old girl vanished in the middle of the night, setting off a frantic search

‘Layaway angel’ pays off $10,000 of strangers’ bills at toy store

He said he just wanted to ‘fulfill some Christmas wishes.’

Source: ‘Layaway angel’ pays off $10,000 of strangers’ bills at toy store

Trump lashes out at CNN, calls Fox News ‘MUCH more important’

President Donald Trump again attacked CNN on Twitter, accusing the network of being “fake” news and less important than Fox News.

Source: Trump lashes out at CNN, calls Fox News ‘MUCH more important’

Lewandowski: Trump is the right choice for Time Person of the Year

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Saturday that Time magazine should recognize that President Trump is the only right choice for the magazine’s coveted “Person of the Year” distinction.

Source: Lewandowski: Trump is the right choice for Time Person of the Year

Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Journalism schools at Arizona State University and the University of Kansas rescinded awards given to the broadcaster, who is accused of sexual misconduct.

Source: Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros

Allegedly unbiased Washington Post reporter Janell Ross spoke at a recent top-secret meeting of liberal influencers, where Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros outlined the future of the progressive agenda.

Source: Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings new balloons, holiday cheer

Millions of people began their Thanksgiving marveling at balloons and floats at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning.

Source: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings new balloons, holiday cheer

Charles Manson left estate to longtime pen pal

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson has left his entire estate to a pen pal, according to a report. The pen pal began corresponding with Manson in the 1990s and exchanged letters and phone calls with

Source: Charles Manson left estate to longtime pen pal

Woman raises more than $250,000 for homeless man who helped her

A New Jersey woman has raised more than $250,000 on a fundraising website for a homeless man who spent his last $20 buying gas after she was stranded.

Source: Woman raises more than $250,000 for homeless man who helped her

Mysterious Booms Heard In Colorado Leave Residents Baffled

A series of mysterious boom-like noise, which has been heard in various parts of the United States, has left both residents and authorities baffled. Experts are still trying to figure out the actual cause of the sound.

Source: Mysterious Booms Heard In Colorado Leave Residents Baffled

Train travels 160km in ‘wrong direction’

Passengers in India wake up in shock after realising the train was not following the specified route.

Source: Train travels 160km in ‘wrong direction’

Columbia Gas working to restore service to 400 Rostraver customers

Columbia Gas Co. crews began restoring gas services to about 400 customers in Rostraver Township late Wednesday night and should be able to turn back service by around 3 a.m. Thursday, a company spokeswoman said.

The gas company had turned off service to the costumers in the area near the intersection of Route 51 and Interstate 70 because of a drop in pressure.

Source: Columbia Gas working to restore service to 400 Rostraver customers

Dramatic footage captures small plane crash-landing on roadway

A deputy’s dashcam captured footage of a small plane crashing onto a Florida road Sunday.

Source: Dramatic footage captures small plane crash-landing on roadway

Andy Warhol Bridge Reopens To Traffic

The Andy Warhol Bridge has reopened to traffic after being shut down for rehabilitation for more than a year.

Source: Andy Warhol Bridge Reopens To Traffic

11 investigates elevators failing safety inspections

In Pennsylvania, elevators are not required to have any kind of inspection sticker posted inside, but they are required to be checked.

Source: 11 investigates elevators failing safety inspections

‘Next Generation’ Slot Machines A Hit At Rivers Casino

If you walk into the Rivers Casino these days, you’re likely to notice some new types of slot machines.

Source: ‘Next Generation’ Slot Machines A Hit At Rivers Casino

KDKA Investigates: Program To Retrain Miners Over-Promises, Under-Delivers

It seems like a great program, training unemployed miners and under-employed others at computer coding boot camps.

Source: KDKA Investigates: Program To Retrain Miners Over-Promises, Under-Delivers

Wrong body placed in casket at funeral home, family says

The funeral home in Tennessee says in a statement that it’s committed to resolving any issues that the family has.

Source: Wrong body placed in casket at funeral home, family says

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

The Kiss frontman’s inappropriate and sexist antics during a Fox office meeting led to his being kicked off the network and out of the building for good.

Source: Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life