Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) have taken control of Mekelle, the capital of the country's Tigray region, according to a tweet from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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Lawmakers in Taiwan threw pig intestines and punches at each other as a brawl broke out in parliament over a proposal to ease restrictions on pork imports from the United States.

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The death of a star is one of the most spectacular events in the universe. After millions and often billions of years, the star's fuel supply runs out. Without its nuclear fire to sustain it, the star collapses in on itself, compressing and heating the remaining gas until the pressure becomes so high that the remnants of the star are blown out into the cosmos in a spectacular explosion called a supernova. The explosion is so powerful that modern telescopes can see it half a universe away.

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If there's one part of the economy that is doing well, it's the mortgage industry. Record low mortgage rates are driving so many people to refinance that the housing market is on track to see $2 trillion in refinances in 2020, second only to 2003, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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One of Hollywood's most famous couples donated $500,000 to help young people struggling with homelessness in Canada.

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It's been ten years since the first Small Business Saturday was celebrated here in the US, but in 2020, it's an event that's taking on outsized importance. Traditionally held on the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is your chance to bring your holiday shopping dollars to independent local retailers, who need those dollars this year more than ever.

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President-elect Joe Biden saw a small net gain in votes as Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's largest, certified its presidential general election results Friday after a recount requested by the Trump campaign.

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Rep.-elect Carlos Gimenez of Florida announced Friday evening that he and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 Thursday and are self-isolating in their home.

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If you visit Motorino Pizza's website, you'll be greeted with a plea: Don't order through Seamless.

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On the Sunday afternoon before the presidential election, I was driving through a typically quiet South Miami suburb with my mother when a Trump caravan bulldozed past us.

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Last month, I wrote that Amy Coney Barrett would help to usher in a new post-truth jurisprudence on the Supreme Court. While I had cited her anti-science statements on climate change, her arrival on the court has created a new 5-4 majority against public-health science at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Democrats have denounced anonymous money in politics for years, but 2020 brought a tidal wave of it into the election to benefit their party.

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