Hurricane Ian was gathering just south of Cuba this morning, prompting warnings for Florida residents of heavy rain and possible tornados in the coming days.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission culminated tonight, when NASA crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to try and knock it off course. The DART spacecraft has been headed towards the asteroid, Dimorphos, for ten months and made contact tonight at about 7:15 ET.Go deeper →
The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl, held the day before the Super Bowl, with 'The Pro Bowl Games.' Peyton Manning and his Omaha Productions company will decide the programming for the several-day event, which will see players showcase football and non-football skills for viewers.
Mitch McConnell introduced Arizona's Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema at his center in Kentucky, praising the first-term senator for her defense of the filibuster. Sinema went on to deliver a speech at the McConnell Center.Go deeper →
Edward Snowden, who has been living in Russia since 2013 when he was stranded in Moscow's airport on his way to Ecuador, was granted citizenship by Russian President Vladimir Putin today. Snowden is a former U.S. intelligence contractor who leaked classified NSA documents about mass surveillance techniques to news organizations in 2013.Go deeper →
Cuba legalized same-sex marriage today with a historic referendum. The referendum was voted on by 74.1% of Cuba's population, with 3,936,790 voting to pass the protections for same-sex couples against discrimination and to legalize same-sex marriage.
President Biden welcomed the Atlanta Braves to the White House today to celebrate their 2021 World Series win. In his remarks, Biden cheekily joked that he was also used to being underestimated; the Braves had not won a World Series in 26 years before their 2021 triumph.
Jupiter will reach the closest point to earth in its orbit today. The position marks the closest it has been to earth since 1963; it won't be this close for another 107 years. Jupiter will be the brightest star in the sky tonight for onlookers eager to experience the once-in-a-lifetime event.
Police in the U.K. have arrested the teenage hacker who allegedly hacked Uber and Rockstar Games. The teen accessed Uber's company channels and systems, where he shared inappropriate and lewd messages. He also released footage from Rockstar Games' upcoming launch of GTA VI and threatened to release more if he was not adequately compensated.Go deeper →
Interpol has issued a red notice for Do Kwon, the founder of Terraform Labs, who is running from South Korean authorities.Go deeper →
Eight state securities regulators are suing Nexo and Nexo Capital. The charges allege that they misled investors about their registration status after failing to register with the state's securities and commodities brokers. New York Attorney General Letitia James wants Nexo to use its revenue from its crypto deposit accounts to pay back customers they misled, while California issued a cease-and-desist on the accounts use.
HBO Max released the trailer for the adaptation of the popular video game, 'The Last of Us.' Between the Playstation 3 and 4, the game sold 17 million copies. The show will star Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, a smuggler and teenage girl/package trying to escape victims of a fungus outbreak turned monsters.
James Earl Jones is retiring from his longtime role of voicing Star Wars' Darth Vader. He will pass the role onto the Ukrainian company, Respeecher, which trains AI to replicate the voice of actors who can no longer play a part. So from now on, AI will voice the beloved Darth Vader for Disney.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Farve, is under fire for reports that show he conspired with Mississippi officials to fraudulently receive at least $5 million in welfare funding from Mississippi to build a volleyball stadium. Now, his podcast and radio show has been suspended by ESPN Milwaukee and SiriusXM, marking the first action taken against Favre since the news broke earlier in September.
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