Fiesta Bowl Preview - Clemson vs. Ohio State

Yahoo Sports' Amanda Borges and Tank Williams discuss the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, including the importance of Ohio State's defense stepping up against Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and the rest of the Tigers. 

  • Kobe Bryant's helicopter crashed in foggy conditions considered so dangerous that the LAPD grounded all its flights
    Business Insider

    Kobe Bryant's helicopter crashed in foggy conditions considered so dangerous that the LAPD grounded all its flights

    The NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. The fog conditions were so bad that the Los Angeles Police Department had grounded its flights that morning, deeming it too dangerous to fly. Flight-tower audio recordings published by TMZ showed aviation authorities telling the helicopter pilot he was flying "too low" at some point during Sunday's flight.

  • George Conway suggests Trump's impeachment lawyers knew exactly what was in Bolton's book
    The Week

    George Conway suggests Trump's impeachment lawyers knew exactly what was in Bolton's book

    President Trump's impeachment defenders may have known the John Bolton bombshell was coming. After Sunday's report indicating Bolton's forthcoming book would allege Trump blatantly suggested withholding aid from Ukraine, Democrats have only strengthened their calls for a Bolton impeachment testimony, and some Republicans have drifted to their side. A Bolton testimony would be "devastating to Trump" — and his lawyers' opening arguments show they expected it all along, George Conway argues in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday.

  • Grim Scenes at Chinese Hospitals as Doctors Rush to Treat Deadly Coronavirus
    The Daily Beast

    Grim Scenes at Chinese Hospitals as Doctors Rush to Treat Deadly Coronavirus

    As a coronavirus outbreak unfolds in China, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping convened a meeting with top officials on Saturday to issue orders that he hopes will contain and reverse the epidemic. Wuhan, where people who worked at a meat and poultry market were the first to become hosts of the coronavirus, has been hit the hardest. As of a little past midnight on Sunday, 42 people in China have died after being infected with the coronavirus; 38 of them were in Wuhan, the outbreak's epicenter.

  • Taliban say mystery crash in Afghanistan was US aircraft
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    Taliban say mystery crash in Afghanistan was US aircraft

    A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan journalist affiliated with the militant group said. A U.S. Army spokeswoman declined to comment on the Taliban claim, but video from the crash site circulating on social media appeared to suggest the aircraft was a U.S. Air Force electronic surveillance plane. Tariq Ghazniwal, a journalist in the area, said that he saw the burning aircraft.

  • Sanders Goes After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in New Ad
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    Sanders Goes After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in New Ad

    The jab continues criticism by the Vermont senator and presidential candidate after Dimon knocked socialism in an op-ed published last week in Time magazine as part of its coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Are you kidding me?” a Sanders aide exclaims in the ad, which was posted on Twitter. The spot cites Dimon's pay, including $31.5 million last year, and says JPMorgan received bailouts after the global financial crisis 12 years ago.

  • Reuters

    German Auschwitz prosecutor recalls powerful tales from Holocaust survivors

    Of the hundreds of testimonies he heard from survivors of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, retired German prosecutor Gerhard Wiese says the one that touched him most was of a Jewish father who had tried but failed to save his twins from the gas chamber. The father had offered his children to Josef Mengele, the Nazi officer known as the Angel of Death for his inhumane genetic experiments focused on twins, hoping they stood a better chance of survival. But Mengele waved them away to the gas chamber, said Wiese, the last surviving prosecutor of the Auschwitz trials which took place in Frankfurt in the 1960s of hundreds of ex-members of Adolf Hitler's feared SS group for their roles in the Holo...

  • A 'messy' winter storm bringing snow and flooding may cause travel delays across Northeast
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    A 'messy' winter storm bringing snow and flooding may cause travel delays across Northeast

    Expect travel delays, heavy rain and possible flooding in the Northeast over the weekend as a slow-moving storm moves eastward from the Midwest. Rainfall up to 2 inches was expected Saturday for the northern Mid-Atlantic and southern New England, with possible flooding in portions of northern Virginia and central Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS office in Portland, Maine, issued a flood watch through Saturday night for the "messy winter storm," the office said on Twitter.

  • Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends reporter
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    Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends reporter

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a personal attack, Pompeo said the journalist had “lied” to him and called her conduct “shameful.

  • Pro-Life Dem Confronts Buttigieg over Party’s Commitment to Abortion: ‘We Have No Part in the Party’
    National Review

    Pro-Life Dem Confronts Buttigieg over Party’s Commitment to Abortion: ‘We Have No Part in the Party’

    South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was confronted by a pro-life Democratic voter over the party's position on abortion during a Fox News town hall event on Sunday. “I am a proud pro-life Democrat,” audience member Kristin Day said. “Would you support more moderate platform language [regarding abortion] in the Democratic Party to ensure that the party of diversity and inclusion really does include everybody?” Currently, the Democratic party platform supports abortion up to nine months into pregnancy.

  • Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record
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    Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record

    Basketball icon Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California. Bryant was with eight others in his private helicopter, a Sikorsky S-76B, a model with a strong safety record and a reputation for serving as a reliable VIP and corporate transport. Bryant's use of the helicopter to avoid traffic between his Orange County home and Los Angeles was famous, with Bryant offering the helicopter to help teammates get to doctors' appointments.

  • Following 'explosive' report about John Bolton's book, Democrats say he must testify in impeachment trial
    The Week

    Following 'explosive' report about John Bolton's book, Democrats say he must testify in impeachment trial

    In the wake of a new report about the contents of former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book about his time working with President Trump, the seven House impeachment managers are calling for him to testify in the Senate impeachment trial. The New York Times reported on Sunday that in the unpublished manuscript, Bolton writes that Trump told him he wanted to withhold military aid to Ukraine until officials there launched investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Trump has publicly denied that is the reason he froze the money, which was finally released in September, the same month Bolton left his position as national security adviser.

  • What's in a Moon Name?: A Guide to Lunar Labels
    Popular Mechanics

    What's in a Moon Name?: A Guide to Lunar Labels

    Your guide to watching the moon... in all its forms. From Popular Mechanics

  • Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies
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    Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

    A Georgia death row inmate whose planned execution was halted in September 2017 by the U.S. Supreme Court after his lawyers argued his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias has died, according to the state Department of Corrections. Keith “Bo” Tharpe, 61, died of natural causes Friday, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Joan Heath confirmed in an email Sunday. In 1991, a jury convicted Tharpe of murder in the September 1990 slaying of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman, and sentenced him to death.

  • Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice
    AFP

    Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

    His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing. The Chinese mission in Saudi Arabia stopped renewing passports for the ethnic Muslim minority more than two years ago, in what campaigners call a pressure tactic exercised in many countries to force the Uighur diaspora to return home. Half a dozen Uighur families in Saudi Arabia who showed AFP their passports -- a few already expired and some approaching the date -- said they dread going back to China, where over a million Uighurs are believed to be held in internment camps.

  • Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness
    Reuters

    Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness

    The health minister in Thailand, the country with the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the illness. "We can control the situation and are confident in our ability to handle the crisis," Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters. The number of cases of the disease in Thailand rose on Sunday to eight.

  • Millions of locusts are swarming in Kenya. These striking photos show just how bad the outbreak is
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    Millions of locusts are swarming in Kenya. These striking photos show just how bad the outbreak is

    It's the worst locust outbreak to hit Kenya in 70 years. Hundreds of millions of the small bugs are swarming in from neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia with unprecedented size and destructive potential, according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization. The Desert Locust, the most devastating of all locust species, is eating up crops in areas already susceptible to food and water shortages.

  • Russia Is Determined to Buy Stealth Fighters, Bombers, Drones and Even a New Aircraft Carrier
    The National Interest

    Russia Is Determined to Buy Stealth Fighters, Bombers, Drones and Even a New Aircraft Carrier

    The Russian armed forces have committed to a wide range of expensive acquisitions programs, in particular new ships and planes. With a mere $70-billion annual budget, a tenth what the United States spends on its own military, the Kremlin is trying to match many of the Pentagon's major ship and plane programs. If America struggles to afford all these new weapons, surely Russia struggles more.

  • Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats
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    Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats

    Boaters leaped into the water to escape a fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday. The blaze was reported shortly after midnight as people living in the boats were sleeping, and consumed the wooden dock and an aluminum roof that covered many of the vessels, cutting off escape routes and raining debris into the water. "There were numerous people rescued from the water who had escaped by going into the water," Jackson County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Rocky Harnen told The Associated Press shortly after dawn.

  • Fog likely to figure prominently in probe of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash
    Reuters

    Fog likely to figure prominently in probe of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash

    Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft. Bryant's Sikorsky S-76 chopper slammed into a steep hillside outside the town of Calabasas, California, about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, igniting a brush fire and spreading debris over a quarter-acre (1,000 square meters) of grassy terrain. Hours later, Los Angeles County authorities said all nine people aboard the helicopter died in the crash.

  • Is Bernie Sanders actually surging?
    The Week

    Is Bernie Sanders actually surging?

    I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised to see recently that in addition to leading in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders is now at at the top of at least one national Democratic primary poll. Like many observers who have a difficult time believing that Joe Biden will have the staying power to make it through the primary season all the way to the Democratic convention and beyond, I have been at a loss for a while when asked to name the candidate I think most likely to represent the party in November. Could it actually be Bernie's turn?

  • Hong Kong protesters set planned quarantine building on fire amid coronavirus concerns
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    Hong Kong protesters set planned quarantine building on fire amid coronavirus concerns

    A group of protesters launched a Molotov cocktail in a newly built Hong Kong residential building that was slated to serve as a quarantine area for people exposed to the coronavirus. The fire marked a new high in tensions over the government's response to the alarming virus outbreak, as protesters objected to the quarantined area's location. A group of protesters lit a lobby of a newly built residential building on fire Sunday in Hong Kong as tensions rise over the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protesters
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    Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protesters

    A four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital's main square Sunday as supporters of Mexico's president hurled insults at the families — including dozens of Mormons with dual U.S.-citizenship. Fervent followers of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador swarmed the Caravan for Truth, Justice and Peace as it neared the National Palace with the intention of leaving a letter for the president. There were nearly 35,000 homicides in Mexico last year — a record high for the country and a disappointing figure for López Obrador's first full year in office.

  • The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau
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    The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau

    The Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau is an enduring symbol of the Holocaust. Part of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" plan for genocide against European Jews, the camp operated in the occupied southern Polish town of Oswiecim between June 1940 and January 1945. Of the more than 1.3 million people imprisoned there, 1.1 million -- mainly Jews -- perished, either asphyxiated in the gas chambers or from starvation, exhaustion and disease.

  • Fifth U.S. Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Patient Who Traveled From Wuhan, China
    The Daily Beast

    Fifth U.S. Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Patient Who Traveled From Wuhan, China

    Several new cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., bringing the total infections to five as the situation in China, where the bug originated, grows increasingly dire. Health officials revealed Sunday morning that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a person in Orange, County California, who had traveled from Wuhan, China, has the virus. Within hours, authorities revealed two more cases: a student at Arizona State University who is “not severely ill” and a patient who reported he was not feeling well when he got off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport.

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    Family of five and their dog found dead in NC home

    VANCEBORO, N.C. – A family of five and their dog have been found dead in their North Carolina home. According to District Attorney Scott Thomas, Craven County sheriff's investigators found the victims Friday in Vanceboro, about 114 miles southeast of Raleigh. Craven Count Sheriff Chip Hughes, speaking to WCTI, identified the couple as Michael Jay and April Ireland, and said that the ages of the children are 8 months, 3 and 4 years old.