• Google says it will operate on 100% renewable energy sources by the end of next year.
  • Sea World is laying off 350 workers as their profits continue to drop.
  • GM is bragging about its new nine-speed transmission, claiming it will save 2% on gasoline.
  • The CDC says the number of smokers in the U.S. is down to 40 million, the lowest in 50 years.
  • Former "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini has landed a role in the Broadway production "In Transit."
  • President-elect Donald Trump will attend the annual Army-Navy football game this weekend.
  • A conversation group says that wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 percent in the past three decades and the species is now "vulnerable" to extinction.
  • At the Pearl Harbor ceremony on Wednesday, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris said this: "You can bet that the men and women we honor today -- and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played."
  • Joe Jonas and Sophie Tucker are officially a couple, for those of you keeping score at home.
  • Greg Lake, who co-founded King Crimson and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, has died. He was 69.
  • T-Mobile is introducing technology that would allow multiple phones to share the same phone number.
  • Rochester, New York, celebrates the 70th anniversary of "It's a Wonderful Life" this weekend with the three Bailey kids on hand -- Tommy, Zuzu and Jaynie.
  • For the first time since 1993, the life expectancy of the average American has actually gone down -- to 78.8 years.
  • When the December 13th episode of "Jeopardy" airs, you'll see Cindy Stowell competing. Cindy actually died of breast cancer at age 41 on Monday, just a week before her episode was due to air.
  • The Pantone Color Institute announced yesterday that "greenery" is the Color of the Year for 2017.
  • Lane Kiffin has work -- he's the new coach of the University of Houston.


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