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  • Target Buys Same-Day Delivery Service With An Eye On Amazon

    (CNN Money) — Target wants to offer same-day delivery service for online purchases. The traditional brick-and-mortar retailer announced a $550 million purchase of Shipt, which it said will bring same-day delivery to about half of its stores by early 2018. By next year’s holiday shopping season, Target expects to offer same-day delivery from a majority of its stores and in all major markets. Shipt uses a network of over 20,000 personal shoppers to fulfill orders from various retailers, delivering them […]

  • The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees

    (CNN) — Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone are the 2018 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. Gospel pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe was chosen to receive the Award for Early Influence. For The Moody Blues, the honor comes after years of fans harping that the group deserved recognition. The band became eligible for the honor in 1989, and “in 2013, a Rolling Stone reader poll listed the Moody Blues […]

  • Baby Survives After Being Born With Heart Outside Her Body

    (CNN) — A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, now three weeks old, was delivered by a team of 50 medical professionals at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK, on November 22. Born with ectopia cordis, a rare congenital condition causing her heart to grow outside her body, the baby girl underwent three intensive surgeries to put her heart inside her chest. She is now on […]

  • FBI Email: Sessions Wasn’t Required To Disclose Foreign Contacts For Security Clearance

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn’t required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator. The FBI email from March bolsters the explanation by the Justice Department for why Sessions didn’t disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador in his application for a US security clearance. When the omission of the foreign contacts on […]

  • California Wildfires: Governor Offers Grim Outlook

    VENTURA COUNTY,  Calif. (CNN) — Gov. Jerry Brown has a sobering message for Southern Californians after a week of raging wildfires: This is your new normal. A half dozen fires have collectively scorched nearly 200,000 acres since last week and destroyed 792 structures, according to officials. As 4,000 firefighters battled the largest one, the Thomas Fire, the governor surveyed the damage in Ventura County on Saturday (Dec. 9). “This is kind of the new normal,” he said, adding that extreme […]

  • A Warning About Bitcoin’s Wild Price Swings

    NEW YORK (CNN) — The person atop one of cryptocurrency’s most popular exchanges pleaded with people to invest responsibly. In a blog post on his site, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sought to “remind customers of some of the risks associated with trading digital currency” — which include wild price swings. The price of a single bitcoin soared this week from under $10,000 to more than $17,000 before slumping back down to around $15,000, according to data from CoinDesk, which values bitcoin based […]

  • First Fire-Related Death Confirmed In Southern California

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A woman whose body was found at a crash site along an evacuation route in Southern California became the first confirmed fire-related casualty in a series of raging wildfires that could gain strength this weekend. Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula, was found dead in a car that authorities believe was involved in a crash Wednesday (Dec. 6) during evacuations near the Thomas Fire. The cause of death was “blunt force injuries with terminal smoke inhalation […]

  • 3-D Printing Braces Up Sea Turtle With Gap In Its Shell

    LA JOLLA, Calif.  (CNN) — Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography believe they have created the world’s first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle’s shell, and the results seem promising. One lucky sea turtle is already wearing the brace, and it is responding well. The turtle was found in 2013 in the cooling canal of a power plant in New Jersey. It was a juvenile and weighed about 75 pounds. “She was found with a large gap in […]

  • Al Franken Resigning, Calls Out Trump And Moore

    https://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/politics/2017/12/07/al-franken-senate-resignation-sot.cnn_ios_440.mp4 (CNN) — Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced on the Senate floor Thursday. “I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said in an emotional address in which he said some of the allegations against him weren’t true. The resignation brings a sudden and dishonorable end to the unlikely political career of the comedian-turned-progressive darling, […]

  • Al Franken Resigning ‘In The Coming Weeks,’ Calls Out Trump And Moore

    (CNN) — Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced on the Senate floor Thursday. “I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said in an emotional address in which he said some of the allegations against him weren’t true. Franken, who did not apologize during his speech, also called out President Donald Trump, who was repeatedly accused […]

  • Russia Banned From Winter Olympics But ‘Clean’ Athletes Can Compete

    (CNN) — “Clean” Russian athletes will be “invited” to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year, though they will be required to compete under the Olympic flag. But Russia was officially barred from the PyeongChang Winter Games over allegations of systematic, state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015. In allowing clean athletes to compete, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday they would do so under the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia” (OAR). These competitors will wear a […]

  • Hiding In Plain Sight: Why Hong Kong Is A Preferred Spot For North Korea’s Money Launderers

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong’s busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that’s classic Hong Kong: bright lights, tall buildings, people rushing about. But camouflaged in the normalcy is a business that seemingly exists in name only. Take the elevator to the Easey building’s 21st floor, and in room 2103 is the registered office of Unaforte Limited Hong Kong. It’s a […]