daily links: december 2022

12.1.22
CBS News—Associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor after cooperating with the government to give evidence against Gaetz
NBC News—Six years of Trump's tax returns are officially in the hands of Congressional investigators after years of legal wrangling
CNN.com—Congress passes bipartisan legislation to avert a rail strike
BBC News—Markets surge after the Fed indicates that it will slow down the frequency and the amount of future interest rate increases
USA Today—College Football Playoff will expand from four teams to twelve starting in 2024
ABCnews.com—Golfer bites off opponent's nose after dispute over their round


12.2.22
NBC News—San Francisco will allow police to use remote controlled robots to kill suspects with explosives
ABCnews.com—15 year old boy shot throught the door of a house while canvassing for Raphael Warnock in Savannah
CNN.com—Air Force unveils its newest stealth bomber, the first public showing of a new stealth bomber in over 30 years
CBS News—Hospitalized German woman arrested after twice turning off her roommate's vital oxygen ventilator because it was too noisy
USA Today—University of Florida dismisses backup quarterback after he is indicted on multiple counts of child pornography
BBC News—Kanye West re-banned from Twitter for posting an image of a swastika


12.5.22
CBS News—Trump calls for the "termination" of the Constitution and his immediate reinstatement as president
ABCnews.com—Tens of thousands of people without power in North Carolina after power stations shot up in an act of domestic terrorism
CNN.com—Tampa police chief resigns after flashing her badget to get out of a ticket during a traffic stop
USA Today—Hertz to pay $168 million to hundreds of customers who were falsely arrested after the company reported their rental cars stolen after internal mistakes or minor infractions of the rental agreement
NBC News—Russia claims the Ukrainian drone strikes killed military personnel and damaged planes at two air bases deep within Russian territory
BBC News—Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster over the botched ticket sales for the megastar's upcoming tour


12.6.22
CNN.com—Jury finds Trump Org guilty on all multiple counts of massive tax fraud
USA Today—Family of police officer who died as a result of the Jan 6 insurrection refuse to shake hands with GOP leaders at ceremony honoring the Capitol Police
BBC News—Early data shows that Ethereum's transition to a different form of transaction validation has, as hoped, significantly reduced power consumption for the cryptocurrency
NBC News—Florida woman sues Kraft for $5 million because their Velveeta shells and cheese takes longer to prepare than it says on the package
ABCnews.com—Man arrested after throwing egg at King Charles
CBS News—Actress Kirstie Alley dies at 71


12.7.22
CNN.com—Raphael Warnock wins reelection in Georgia, giving Dems a 51 seat majority in the Senate. Now Herschel Walker can get the fuck out of my state and get back to his actual home in Texas.
CBS News—Trump's lawyers tell the FBI that they have discovered even more classified documents in a storage facility rented by Trump in Florida
BBC News—Elon Musk turns some offices at Twitter headquarters into bedrooms so his staff members can sleep at the office
NBC News—Sunny Balwani, former Theranos executive and paramour of founder Elizabeth Holmes, sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in defrauding investors
ABCnews.com—Boeing has made the final aircraft in its iconic 747 series
USA Today—Yankees star Aaron Judge resigns with the team for a massive $360 million, 9 year deal


12.8.22
CNN.com—DOJ wants Trump held in contempt for willfully not complying with a subpoena for classified documents
CBS News—Basketball star Britney Griner released from Russia in prisoner swap that sent arms dealer free
USA Today—IOC delays announcing host city for 2030 Winter Olympics because none of the proposed sites may be cold enough in eight years if climate change continues to warm the planet
NBC News—Germany arrests dozens for plotting right-wing coup to overthrow the government
ABCnews.com—Texas governor bans TikTok from state-owned devices
BBC News—FTC plans to contest Microsoft's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard


12.12.22
BBC News—Outgoing GOP governor of Arizona is hastily building a border wall out of shipping containers without regard for federal and tribal land rights
USA Today—Supreme Court agrees to hear second case about Biden's student loan forgiveness plan
CBS News—Twitter is making another attempt to relaunch its verified user service
CNN.com—Richmond, VA, is removing its final remaining Confederate statue
ABCnews.com—Former FTX CEO arrested in the Bahamas
NBC News—University of Texas men's basketball coach is arrested on felony charges of family violence


12.13.22
ABCnews.com—Lawrence Livermore Laboratory announces that it has created a nuclear fusion reaction that produced more energy than it consumed
CNN.com—Biden signs same-sex marriage bill into law
NBC News—mRNA vaccine for melanoma shows promise in early human trials
BBC News—Genetically modified hens that only lay eggs that hatch into female chicks could prevent the culling of billions of males
USA Today—Adam Sandler to receive the Mark Twain Prize
CBS News—Civil rights leader John Lewis to be honored on postage stamp


12.14.22
ABCnews.com—The Fed's latest rate hike is small than other this year, and while it says it may not make other increases in 2023, it will not decrease interest rates until at least 2024
USA Today—Oregon governor commutes the sentences of all 17 people on death row to life without parole instead
CBS News—France and Argentina will face each other for the World Cup
CNN.com—Twitter disbands its trust and safety council
NBC News—Florida pastor and his son are arrested for fraudulently obtaining $8 million in Covid relief funds
BBC News—China deactivates its national Covid tracking app


12.15.22
BBC News—Biden administration releases thousands of records related to the JFK assassination
CNN.com—Harvard announces the appointment of Claudine Gay as its newest president, and its first Black president
CBS News—Men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan's governor receive lengthy prison sentences
ABC News—Elon Musk sells another $3.58 billion of his Tesla stock
NBC News—Trump announces that he is now selling digital NFT trading cards featuring the former president in various costumes
USA Today—DC Bar recommends disbarment for Giuliani

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