Here is a rundown of headlines swirling around the internet today…
With Apple Cup on the horizon, Cougars must get over CU loss quickly – WSU (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12) used an easy win over Idaho and a bye week to break out of its rut when it lost the first two games of the season, and the Cougars have not lost since. Now they have to pick themselves up after an emotional loss and get ready to play the biggest game of the year, the Apple Cup, against the highest-ranked team they will face all year.
School bus results in death of five children – Chattanooga, Tennessee is reeling from a school bus accident on Monday that resulted in the death of five children. A school bus was going too fast, police say, with thirty-five children on board. It veered off a narrow, winding road and crashed into a tree on the way home from elementary school. The crash killed five children, 23 were taken to the hospital and 12 remained in the hospital on Tuesday evening, six still in critical condition. The school bus driver – 24-year old Johnthony Walker, was arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. Police say he was driving well over the posted 30 mph speed limit and lost control of the bus.
Mosul completely surrounded by Iraqi-led troops, paramilitary forces say – Mosul is now entirely surrounded by Iraqi-led forces, an alliance of paramilitary groups said Wednesday, more than a month since the operation was launched to seize control of the key city from ISIS militants. The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) made the announcement in a statement that was also distributed by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.
Trump nominates S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to be U.N. ambassador – Nikki Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants, marking Trump’s first female appointment to a cabinent-level post in his new administration.
Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Jumps After Trump Election Victory – Consumer confidence rose more than previously reported to a six-month high in November, showing Americans became more optimistic about their finances and the economy after Donald Trump won the presidential election.
Donald Trump Close to Picking Ben Carson as Housing Secretary – Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran an outsider’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and later backed Donald J. Trump, is likely to be chosen as secretary of housing and urban development, according to a person close to the Trump transition, suggesting that the president-elect is seeking diversity in an administration that has started off predominantly white and male.