Category Archives: National News

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

14 DEC 18 05:36 ET By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) — The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday…MORE

Human heart left on plane by mistake

A Southwest flight was forced to turn around after a human heart meant for donation was accidentally left on board, the airline said.

Flake’s goodbye speech on Senate floor

In his farewell speech to Congress, departing GOP Senator Jeff Flake issued a warning that “the threats to our democracy from within and without are real” and that the country is experiencing a “moment of political dysfunction and upheaval.”MORE

Report: At least 250 jailed journalists worldwide

A sustained crackdown on press freedoms around the world has seen 250 or more journalists jailed annually over the past three years, according to a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.