Bob Dole passes away at 98
Bob Dole, the Republican Senate majority leader and once in the running for President died on Sunday. He was 98. Dole was the longest-serving president of the Republican Party (he was nominated for vice president in 1976, and for president in 1996) until Mitch McConnell overtook his tenure duration in June 2018.
CNN fires Chris Cuomo
CNN announced on Saturday that the network fired prime-time anchor Chris Cuomo. The decision came days after a lawyer named Debra Katz informed them that one of her clients made a sexual misconduct allegation against him, reported the New York Times. The client is his “former junior colleague.” CNN officials said that Cuomo’s termination was because new information revealed that he played a larger role in aiding his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when the then-governor was accused of sexual harassment by several women.
Michigan school shooting fugitives received help
After 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley killed four of his classmates during the shooting at Oxford High School, Detroit on Nov. 30, his parents James and Jennifer Crumbley got charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. But on Sunday, a fourth person, Andrzej Sikora, identified himself as the person law enforcement said helped the Crumbley parents into the building where they were later arrested.
Mt. Semeru eruption kills 14
Mt. Semeru on Java Island in Indonesia erupted on Saturday, leaving several villages buried in hot ash. A rescue operation is currently underway, but 14 people have already been killed and several others are injured.
Indian army “mistakenly” shoots 13 civilians in Nagaland
Thirteen villagers in the Indian state of Nagaland were shot dead by Indian soldiers on Saturday after the army thought they were “militants.” Security forces said they were operating on a tip about the movement of insurgents.
Omicron variant reaches the United States
The latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, reached the United States on Nov. 22 when a traveler returned from South Africa (where it was first discovered) to San Francisco. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said their symptoms were mild and are in the process of recovery. Since then, five people in Northern California have contracted the Omicron variant.