TikTok owner ByteDance launches new deal with Chinese government

The increasingly popular social media application TikTok has a concerning relationship with the Chinese state. That link became ever the more concerning today, when reports began circulating of a brand new partnership between the company that owns TikTok, ByteDance, and the government of China. Read the rest

Utah destroys thousands of gallons of beer

In Utah, liquor authorities who have long been aligned with the Mormon patriarchs who more or less run everything in the state have poured thousands of gallons of drinkable beer down the drain -- no, literally-- after a change in state law allowed higher-alcohol beer. Read the rest

Gentleman arrested after calling police 3 times to confess

In Georgia, a man was arrested after he called the sheriff's office to confess -- three separate times. Read the rest

Actor Danny Aiello has died at 86

PHOTO COURTESY Universal Pictures: Danny Aiello, second from left, with Spike Lee, John Turturro, and Richard Edson in a scene from “Do the Right Thing” (1989).

Beloved blue collar tough-guy actor Danny Aiello has died. He was 86. Read the rest

House approves Trump impeachment articles

A Democract-led U.S. House of Representatives committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against manifestly unfit U.S. president and obvious Russian puppet Donald Trump. Read the rest

Gretchen Carlson to Fox: release employees from NDAs, 'buying silence instead of stopping harassment is immoral and unjust'

“I still can't talk about what happened to me because of a non-disclosure agreement,” says Gretchen Carlson. Read the rest

UK Elections: Boris Johnson's Conservative Party to win Britain’s election

Exit polls show a clear win for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party, report Reuters and other media outlets at this hour. Read the rest

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign.'

UK ELECTION RESULTS: Jeremy Corbyn says he will not lead the UK's Labour party in the next general election, as voting results come in and add up to a crushing defeat for Labour at nationwide polls. Read the rest

'Duck seeking duck'

A man in Maine realized one of his female ducks was heartbroken after a bobcat “snatched her two fellow ducks from owner Chris Morris’ yard on Dry Moon Lane about two weeks ago.” Read the rest

Cute kitten plays with snow

“What is this sorcery?” Read the rest

Holiday Baking Inspo: Corgi Butt Bread

I love Corgis so much. This Japan-based bakery's corgi butt bread is something that I can really get behind. Read the rest

How icy is Chicago? Salt truck slips into Lake Michigan

In Chicago, a salt truck slid on the icy street right into Lake Michigan. Read the rest

Cash, $3 million, found in barrels of raw pork

Money laundering meets bacon? Read the rest

This firm gave $10 million in holiday bonus cash to 198 employees

I have but one question. Are they hiring? Sounds like a great place to work. Read the rest

Watch Iranian artist Ali Akbar Beigi apply finishing touches to a hyper-realistic oil painting

Watch Tehran-born artist Ali Akbar Beigi work on this gorgeous hyperrealistic portrait. Read the rest

Here's what a nuclear reactor starting up looks like

Super neat video here that is identified as “Nuclear reactor starting up (TRIGA).” Read the rest

Google under investigation by National Labor Relations Board for 'Thanksgiving Four' firings

Google is reported to be under investigation by the United States National Labor Relations Board (NLRB.gov) for allegations of discouraging union organizing among workers, and for firing the so-called “Thanksgiving Four.” Read the rest

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