Pulse of the Hour
Microsoft Unionizes ZeniMax Contract Workers
In a landmark move, Microsoft agrees to convert 77 contract employees at ZeniMax Media into unionized staff, setting a precedent in the tech industry.
Retail Group Retracts Shoplifting Claim
The Retail Industry Leaders Association backtracks on its startling statement about a surge in 'organized' shoplifting, stirring debate on retail crime impact.
Job Growth Defies Fed Rate Cut Expectations
Strong job creation and wage growth in the U.S. counter projections for early Federal Reserve rate cuts, signaling a resilient economy.
Starbucks Seeks Union Talks in January
Starbucks reaches out to union representatives, proposing to resume contract negotiations in January amid ongoing disputes with unionized workers.
Historic FDA Nod to Gene Therapies for Sickle Cell
Approving two pioneering treatments, the FDA has embraced innovation to alleviate suffering from sickle cell disease, showcasing a leap in genetic medicine where precision may redefine patient care and outcomes.
Entain CEO Exits Amidst Investor Turbulence
With shareholder activism intensifying, Entain's leadership change signifies a strategic pivot, potentially altering the firm's trajectory amid regulatory headwinds impacting the broader gambling industry.
Broadcom Bets Big on Generative AI's Rise
Broadcom's shift towards generative AI demand, a burgeoning tech frontier, could catalyze a new growth chapter, reflecting the tech sector's adaptability to harness evolving digital paradigm shifts.
U.K. Probes Microsoft's Deepening OpenAI Links
The U.K.'s scrutiny of Microsoft's expanding involvement with OpenAI indicates regulatory attentiveness to market concentration risks, testing the balance between innovation and competitive fairness.
Taylor Swift's Tour Hits Billion-Dollar Jackpot
Taylor Swift's 'Eras Tour' has become a billion-dollar enterprise, underscoring her monumental influence and marking a record in the music industry's commercial landscape amidst the resurgence of live events.
Amazon Clashes With Disney Over Ad Boycott
Amazon's response to Disney's X ad platform boycott reveals the intricacies of corporate influence and the challenge of navigating socially charged business decisions amid evolving digital content landscapes.
China's 'Proactive' Fiscal Stance To Spur Growth
China's pledge for a 'proactive' fiscal policy signifies government intent to propel economic revival in 2024, showcasing the state's strategic commitment to stabilizing and advancing national economic progress.
Startup Quwan Reaches Milestone User Growth
Quwan's surge in registered users highlights the startup's significant market traction, capturing the entertainment booking space's dynamism and consumer demand for digital entertainment experiences.
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WWE SmackDown!, WWE Tribute to the Troops, The War and Treaty, Grammy Awards, CM Punk
WWE's 21st annual Tribute to the Troops is coming to Providence Friday night. The event honors U.S. service...
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, ITV, Fred Sirieix, This Morning
I'm a Celebrity 2023: Latest news and updates.
Kollidam River, Tiruchirappalli, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Accident, India
TRICHY: A couple from Kerala died after a sport utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in fell into the river Kollidam from a bridge on...
Vehicle fire, Swansea, Wales
Helen Clarke was found with significant burns and a head injury. An 80-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murdering his 77-year-old wife in...
Tim Allen, The Santa Clause, Casey Wilson
The Santa Clause movies have been cinematic staples of the festive season for a long time now, and some may even consider the first flick in...
Jurassic Park: Survival
The jaw-dropping 'Jurassic Park: Survival' video game teaser offers an inside look at Isla Nublar immediately after the events of the...
Game of the year
This year, the title that beat the rest of the pack to take the checkered flag was Heat: Pedal to the Metal, designed by Asger Harding...
Def Leppard Tour 2024
Def Leppard and Journey will hit the road next year, for a summer stadium tour beginning in July. The bands are set to play three shows...
Julia died at 44 years old on July 15, 1958, just months shy of John's 18th birthday. She was hit by a car while crossing the street,...
A Reflection for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Jill Rice.
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- Amnesty International reports that American-made munitions were used in two Israeli airstrikes on residential buildings in Gaza that killed 43 civilians. (The Independent)
- The International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor Karim Ahmad Khan called for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Gaza, adding that "willfully impeding relief supplies to civilians may constitute a war crime" under the ICC Rome Statute. (Al Jazeera)
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- The Guyanese government confirms that five military officers who were in a Bell 412EP helicopter that crashed near the border with Venezuela have died and that two others survived the crash. The helicopter went missing on Wednesday during bad weather conditions. It is the deadliest incident in Guyanese military history. (AP)
- 2023 Mahé explosion
- The Seychelles declares a state of emergency after a large explosion in an industrial area on Mahé destroys commercial buildings and nearby residential housing, injuring people and also damaging the Seychelles International Airport. A separate state of emergency is also declared for ongoing floods in the country, which have killed at least three people. (Al Jazeera)
- A Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA Strike Eagle crashes during a training mission in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing both pilots. (AP)
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- A 14-year-old girl opens fire at a school in Bryansk, Russia, killing one person and injuring five others before killing herself. (AP)
- The Danish Parliament votes to criminalize the desecration of religious texts after a series of Quran burning incidents by far-right activists. (AFP via France 24)
- A woman tries to burn down the former residence of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia before bystanders intervene. (NPR)