Suspect in NYC Bomb Attack Inspired by ISIS

A man is in custody after detonating a makeshift pipe bomb in a subway walkway near Times Square in Manhattan, injuring four people. The suspect told investigators that he had been inspired by the Islamic State. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.

Golden Globes

“Big Little Lies,” “Dunkirk,” and “Call Me By Your Name,” made strong showings in this year’s Golden Globes nominations. See the full list of 2018 Golden Globe nominees from the Los Angeles Times.

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Apple is acquiring a startup that makes the music recognition app, Shazam, for an undisclosed amount. Read the story from The AP.

Mario Batali

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali has stepped down from daily operations of his restaurants and the ABC show “The Chew” amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Read the story from NPR.

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Transgender Military Ban

The Pentagon will allow transgender people to enlist in the U.S. military starting January 1, after a federal judge denied President Trump’s ban from going into effect. Read the story from Mic.


Happy Hanukkah

Popular Science explains how to keep latkes crispy for the eight days and nights of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Read the story from Popular Science.