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  • McLaren unveils $1.7 million supercar with no roof and a windshield made of air

    (CNN) — The new McLaren Elva supercar costs $1.7 million, not including options like a sound system or exposed carbon fiber body panels. One option you won’t be able to get: A roof. The Elva isn’t a convertible. It’s an open-topped roadster, meaning it has, literally, zero roof of any kind. You can pay a little extra to get a windshield if you want. (It will be legally required to get one in some US states, McLaren said.) To help keep […]

  • Treasure hunters salvaged liquor from a 102-year-old WWI shipwreck, but haven’t tasted a drop

    A group of underwater treasure hunters has salvaged hundreds of bottles of rare cognac and liqueur from a ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during World War I. Divers and unmanned underwater vehicles from Ocean X Team and iXplorer worked around the clock for a week last month to haul up case after case of booze from the Swedish steamer SS Kyros, which has been sitting in about 250 feet of water (77 meters) in the Baltic Sea. […]

  • A viral $75 Costco coupon is fake, Costco says. (So please stop reposting it)

    (CNN) — That $75 Costco coupon floating around Facebook that seems too good to be true is, in fact, too good to be true. The company debunked the coupon scam that promised users $75 off their purchase at the wholesale warehouse. “While we love our fans and our members, this offer is a SCAM, and in no way affiliated with Costco,” the company said. The fraudulent offer cropped up on Facebook earlier this year, prompting users to click on a link unaffiliated with […]

  • A mutinous cat was put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing other cats from a Texas shelter. Now he’s a star

    Quilty the cat, welcome to the resistance. This wily 6-year-old rescue cat has become the newest darling of the internet thanks to his mutinous attempts to free himself and the rest of his cat brethren from the cushy confines of the Friends for Life Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. A set of very angry photos of Quilty serving time for his crimes have caught fire online, an important reminder that cats are lawless creatures who can and will betray us […]

  • Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

    Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by […]

  • McDonald’s kicks off holiday season with a new McFlurry flavor

    (CNN) – McDonald’s is rolling out its first new seasonal Mcflurry in seven years and the flavor is snickerdoodle! The fast-food chain said it wanted to give customers something special to celebrate the holidays. The sweet treat combines vanilla soft serve ice cream and crunchy crumbles of sweet cinnamon cookies. The snickerdoodle Mcflurry is available this week through the uber eats app. After that, it’ll hit menus nationwide for a limited time.

  • Tiny deer-like animal thought lost to science photographed for first time in 30 years

    A tiny deer-like creature about the size of a rabbit has been photographed in the wild for the first time in three decades in southern Vietnam, delighting conservationists who feared the species was extinct. The silver-backed chevrotain, also called the Vietnamese mouse deer, was last recorded more than 25 years ago when a team of Vietnamese and Russian researchers obtained a dead chevrotain from a hunter. “For so long, this species has seemingly only existed as part of our imagination,” […]

  • America’s largest milk producer files for bankruptcy

    (CNN) — Dean Foods, America’s largest milk producer, is filing for bankruptcy. The 94-year-old company has struggled in recent years because Americans are drinking less cows milk. 2019 has been particularly brutal: the company’s sales tumbled 7% in the first half of the year, and profit fell 14%. Dean Foods stock has lost 80% this year The company, which produces some of the country’s most recognizable milk and dairy products, including Dairy Pure, Organic Valley and Land O’Lakes milks, has […]

  • Jimmy Carter recovering in hospital after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain

    (CNN) — Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a hospital in Atlanta after undergoing an operation Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center. “Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery,” the center said in a statement. Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation, according to […]

  • A bright meteor streaks through the Midwest sky

    (CNN) — A blazing meteor lit up the night sky in St. Louis, Missouri, and was caught on video by excited residents, security cameras and doorbell cams. The American Meteor Society says it has received over 120 reports from eight states from people who say they spotted the streaking meteor on Monday night. Most sightings were reported in Missouri, but people in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin have also registered sightings with the scientific society. Kansas City meteorologist Gerard […]

  • Widow of Elijah Cummings to run for his seat in Congress

    (CNN) — Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of US Rep. Elijah Cummings, announced Monday that she will run in the special election for her late husband’s former seat in Congress. “We fought alongside of each other for a very long time, and now I’m looking to continue to fight. He would want me to continue to fight and so that’s what I’m going to do,” Rockeymoore Cummings, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, said in a video interview with The Baltimore Sun published Monday […]

  • Juul is laying off 650 people in a $1 billion cost-cutting plan

    (CNN) — Juul on Tuesday announced another major restructuring effort that includes layoffs and deep cost cutting. It’s the third major shakeup since September as Juul attempts to revamp its strategy in the face of heightened scrutiny of vaping. The bulk of the cuts will hit Juul’s marketing department. Juul has agreed to pause its marketing effort as regulators claim the company was trying to push its products on teens. Juul said it would cut 150 jobs and phase out the position […]

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