5 things to know for December 5: Flynn, stocks, Khashoggi, Somalia, NYPD drones

(CNN)Today is a national day of mourning for the late former President George H.W. Bush. That means a lot of government agencies will be closed and regular mail service suspended. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) As expected, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed a sentencing memo for President Trump’s ex-national …

What We Learned About Stassi & Beau’s Relationship From Stalking Their IG Betches

Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules airs Monday at 9pm, an event I’ve been anticipating with a fervor The Timeline In a February episode of Straight Up with Stassi, Stassi revealed that she and Beau began dating in August 2017. They were introduced by Katie and Kristen, an opening that seems dicey until you realize the still-married Katie and Schwartz were introduced by Kristen too. Hey, maybe she has a career as a matchmaker if the T-shirt line doesn’t take off. …

Mum ‘overwhelmed’ by donations after fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKirsty Jackson says her children’s Christmas presents were destroyed A mother whose home was destroyed by fire has been “completely overwhelmed” by the generosity of strangers. Kirsty Jackson, 26, from Croesyceliog in Torfaen, had just bought Christmas presents for her children and put decorations up before Thursday’s blaze. The nursery she works at put out an online appeal and has since been inundated with donations of clothes, bedding and household goods. She …

Woman killed ‘leaning out of train window’

It continued: “Colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service also attended, however, despite their best efforts, a 28-year-old woman from Penarth sadly died at the scene. “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB). “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

California churchs untouched wooden cross becomes symbol of hope in wildfire aftermath

The wooden cross at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise, California still stands after the building and the surrounding area burned down. (Google Maps) He said his family had to quickly evacuate along with the pre-school kids present the day the fire advanced toward the church grounds. Even though it was only nine in the morning, Thursday, Nov. 8, it was as dark as midnight when the pastor left. “I hate this picture. However, I also love this picture,” Merrick wrote …

‘Zombie warzone’ at troubled jail

Spice, a former “legal high”, and other similar drug compounds have been previously highlighted as being available in the prison. Image copyright HM Inspectorate of Prisons Image caption Inspectors found a cell with live electric wires being used by inmates to operate the lights “We witnessed many prisoners under the influence of drugs and some openly using and trafficking drugs around the prison,” inspectors reported. “Incidents involving new psychoactive substances (NPS) were routine and we often smelt cannabis on the …

What’s At The Bottom Of The Great Blue Hole?

Richard Branson has already conquered land and space. For his latest venture, he will be taking on the seabed. Branson has joined a team of scientists, explorers, and filmmakers to discover what lies at the very bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize. The natural wonder sits 100 kilometers (60 miles) off the Belize coast at the center of an atoll known as Lighthouse Reef. It is more than 300 meters (984 feet) wide and 125 meters (410 feet) deep, making it the second …

Powder Dip, Acrylic, Or Gel? Which Type Of Manicure Is Worth It Betches

As someone who has identified as a chronic nail-biter for most of her life, I am (arguably) too invested in manicure culture. And I’m not talking about like, which mosaic design should I spend 4 hours and $98 getting licked on by kittens at Paintbox. I’m talking about the heavy-duty tools that transform my fingers from shredded nubs into somewhat respectable lady hands. In college, it was more about getting cool, claw-like nails for series of increasingly random jobs career, …

Americas Got Talent star Skilyr Hicks arrested for underage drinking

Hicks set the world on fire when she appeared during Season 8 auditions of “America’s Got Talent” at just 14 years old. She captured the judges’ hearts when she sang and played an original song using her guitar. She told fans she taught herself to play music after her father died. On Our Radar

John Mayer Is Ready To Break Halsey’s Heart With A New Flirty Message – Perez Hilton

John Mayer just can’t help himself! Halsey may have He left yet another cheeky comment on the fellow singer’s recent IG video of her strumming guitar chords: “I can be over to break your heart in 20?” Ch-ch-check it out (below)! View this post on Instagram

Veganism Could Take Us Halfway To Meeting Our Climate Goals, Study Says

There is one lifestyle choice we can all make that could take us halfway to reaching our climate goal of 1.5 °C (2.7°F) or less above pre-industrial temperatures by the end of the century, according to a new study – and that is to go vegan.  Giving up milk and meat might not sound like a particularly appealing option but according to an article published in the journal Climate Policy, the global livestock sector could exhaust almost half (37 to 49 percent) of …

Harvard grad student told to move out after roommates find her legally owned firearms ‘uncomfortable’

“When I asked them why they were in my room to begin with, they each came up with completely contradicting stories … but one comment struck me in particular: ‘We saw that you had a MAGA hat and, come on, you’re from Alabama … so we just kind of assumed that you had something.’” — Leyla Pirnie “When I asked them why they were in my room to begin with, they each came up with completely contradicting stories (none of which …

Low-cal diabetes diet offered on NHS

Up to 5,000 patients will be prescribed the diet by the NHS initially. They will also receive follow-up support. Nine out of 10 people with diabetes in the UK have type 2, which is strongly linked to diet and lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disease that is not linked with being overweight or inactive. What is type 2 diabetes? It is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood …