Previous month:
October 2016
Next month:
December 2016

November 2016

Cyber Monday becomes next big target for shoppers

After the Black Friday frenzy, consumers already have set their sights set on the next discount shopping target — Cyber Monday.

The possibility that Cyber Monday, in which promotions move online, could garner Black Friday-like attention is driven by a couple of big factors. One is consumers' insatiable appetite for cool electronics, as evidenced by how they sought out the latest digital products on Black Friday. The other is the move by traditional retailers like Walmart and Target intent on seeing more of their more sales coming from the Internet. They are hoping to take back more market share from Amazon and other online sellers.

Jenah Marsh of Covina, Calif., was fairly unimpressed with the deals she was finding Friday as she shopped with friend Tammy Frame of Thousand Oaks, Calif., at The Oaks Shopping Center. But the prospect of Cyber Monday had her brimming with optimism.

“Cyber Monday — it’s going to be really good,” Marsh said.


3 shot while hanging Christmas lights amid fight with driver - Tulsa World: Ap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say three men hanging Christmas lights were shot after getting into an argument with a passing motorist.

The victims told authorities they were decorating a home in the city's Juniata (joon-ee-EHT'-ah) neighborhood Wednesday night when a man drove by and asked if any of them had hit his car.


Cuban exiles: Crowds flood streets of Little Havana to cheer Fidel Castro's death -

Miami (CNN) News of Fidel Castro's death was quick to reach Miami, the center of the Cuban exile community, where an outpouring of emotion brought jubilant crowds onto the streets of Little Havana.

Some popped champagne corks, others clanged pots and waved the Cuban flag as they cheered the death of a man who defined the lives of so many Cubans through decades in exile in the United States.


Florence Henderson dead: Maureen McCormick honors Brady Bunch mom |

Maureen McCormick is mourning the loss of her Brady Bunch TV mom Florence Henderson, who died on Thursday at the age of 82.

Two months before her death, Henderson made her last TV performance when she appeared as Carol Brady in McCormick’s Dancing With the Stars performance, and on Monday — just days before her death — Henderson was in the DWTS audience during finals week of the reality dancing competition series.

McCormick, best known for her role as Marcia Brady in the hit sitcom, spoke exclusively with PEOPLE about the time she spent with her beloved friend.


No. 7 Virginia shuts down Iowa at Emerald Coast Classic | Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball

NICEVILLE, Fla. — Stifling defense, as usual, carried the day again for No. 7 Virginia as the Cavaliers cruised to their fifth straight win.

Jerred Reuter led a well-balanced scoring attack with 14 points, but it was that trademark defense that set the tone for a 74-41 victory over Iowa on Friday night in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic.

"It's what we do," said London Perrantes, who added 12 points and led the Cavaliers with four assists. "We work on defense every single day in practice. We know what we have to do to win games."


Iowa football Game Report: Hawkeyes 40, Nebraska Cornhuskers 10 | The Gazette

Play of the Game

The Setup — Iowa’s first two drives against Nebraska were three-and-out and a drive that reached the 50 and then died after a sack. The pain was punctuated by a 29-yard punt that set up the Huskers.

This looked like it was going to the way everyone expected. A defensive grind where someone forces a mistake and someone pays a price.

And then running back Akrum Wadley happened.


Donald Trump names KT McFarland, Don McGahn to White House posts - LA Times

President-elect Donald Trump added to his West Wing roster Friday, naming KT McFarland as deputy national security adviser and Donald McGahn as his White House counsel.

McFarland served in three separate Republican administrations, most notably as a spokeswoman for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger under Ronald Reagan. In 2006, she sought to challenge Hillary Clinton for her U.S. Senate seat from New York but lost in the Republican primary. Most recently, she has been a regular contributor to Fox News on national security issues.

She joins retired Gen. Michael Flynn, previously named as Trump’s national security adviser.


Trump taps Nikki Haley to be UN ambassador - POLITICO

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to announce that he has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations, two sources familiar with the decision confirmed.

Haley, 44, a rising star in the Republican Party and a daughter of Indian immigrants, has led South Carolina since 2011. She is Trump’s first female appointee to a Cabinet-level post, and she would be taking on a position that requires intense diplomatic and navigational skills in an often-frustrating international bureaucracy.


How do you eat low carb on Thanksgiving?

By Mike Thayer

The answer to, "How do you eat low carb on Thanksgiving?"

You don't.

It's Thanksgiving, it's a "cheat" day.  Hopefully you've been disciplined in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the day, there's just too much good food and family to enjoy, there is no sense in putting a damper on a great American tradition.

Just get back to a disciplined diet on Friday. 

Remember, cheating every once in awhile is the only way to stay sane.   Enjoy Thursday, then pick up the routine again on Friday, which means, pass on the stuffing leftovers.....