New York Using Sand-Filled Trucks at Macy’s Parade:
Arab social media ablaze with ‘Israel is burning’ posts celebrating fires:
LBN – READ ALL OVER THE WORLD: Did you know that in addition to being read daily in all 50 of the United States, LBN is read daily in 26 foreign countries from China to India, from Brazil to Russia, from Israel to Japan, from England to Mexico, from Germany to Korea, from Canada to Australia, from Iraq to Cuba, from France to Sweden, from Greece to Spain and more.
Dying Civilians Trapped in Mosul Battle:
Report: Trump Skipping Intel Briefings:
Huckabee Warns Trump: Don’t Hire Mitt Romney:
Jill Stein Raises Enough for Wisconsin Recount:
LBN-INVESTIGATES: Since the election, mortgage rates have climbed roughly half a percentage point to a 16-month high, adding hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars to a home buyer’s yearly payments. (The annual cost of a $400,000 mortgage, for example, rose almost $700.) The speed and size of the increase took many lenders and borrowers by surprise — and the increase is expected to reverberate across the housing industry, particularly if rates continue to rise next year.
Ralph Branca, Dodgers Legend, Dead at 90:
Brooklyn Dodgers pitching great Ralph Branca passed away Tuesday at his home in Rye, N.Y., at the age of 90. Branca was a three-time All-Star who, despite his solid pitching career, became known for giving up a ninth-inning home run to Bobby Thomson in a 1951 National League championship game. The so-called “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” sent the Dodgers packing for the offseason. (Thomson and the New York Giants went on to lose the World Series in six games to the New York Yankees.) No official reason was given for Branca’s passing.
LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***A Thanksgiving morning Today show segment that profiled Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago retreat featured a bubbly interview with the President-elect’s former butler — with no mention that the former Trump employee was investigated by the Secret Service for writing that Obama should be “hung for treason!!!”Anthony Senecal, the Trump butler, was included on a segment talking about the specs of Trump’s “winter White House” in Florida, where the mogul typically resides during the holidays and spent “the past twenty Thanksgivings.”
LBN-HEALTH WATCH: ***An experimental Alzheimer’s drug that had previously appeared to show promise in slowing the deterioration of thinking and memory has failed in a large Eli Lilly clinical trial, dealing a significant disappointment to patients hoping for a treatment that would alleviate their symptoms.The failure of the drug, solanezumab, underscores the difficulty of treating people who show even mild dementia, and supports the idea that by that time, the damage in their brains may already be too extensive. And because the drug attacked the amyloid plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, the trial results renew questions about a leading theory of the disease, which contends that it is largely caused by amyloid buildup. No drug so far has been able to demonstrate that removing or preventing the accumulation of amyloid translates into a result that matters for patients: stalling or blocking some of the symptoms of dementia. “It’s not going to be disease-modifying therapy for mild patients, so that’s heartbreaking,” said Dave Ricks, the incoming president and chief executive of Eli Lilly. ***People in their 20s and 30s are being treated for varicose veins, knee joint problems and other conditions usually associated with old age. Bad postures and sedentary lifestyles have led to a rise in the number of younger people experiencing complaints such as back pain and hemorrhoids, according to analysis by Bupa.
LBN-SPOTLIGHT: George Carlin On Being In The Military —- https://youtu.be/OJBXKMy5smI
WHO READS LBN? Pain management expert Adam Heller:
LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: **People in the music industry are speculating that Kanye West was put on a psychiatric hold to recoup insurance money for the millions he would lose by backing out of his “Saint Pablo” Tour. He had just canceled for no reason, no injury, no force majeure, so they were going to lose a bunch of money,” said a music insider. “Kanye is crazy, but not crazy enough to not get his insurance money. [He] knows what he is doing.”
LBN-R.I.P.: ***Edgar Chase Jr., known as Dooky, who with his wife, the chef Leah Chase, turned his family’s New Orleans restaurant into a showcase for Creole cuisine and a gathering spot for activists during the civil rights era, died on Tuesday in New Orleans. He was 88. The death was confirmed by his granddaughter Tracie Griffin.
LBN-OVERHEARD: ***If Elvis is your icon of choice, we have a house for you. You’ll need $30 million and a deep desire to live like The King in the swanky Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills, CA. With those big boxes checked, this gorgeous French Regency mansion will satisfy your burning love. It sits on a 1.18-acre promontory and offers city-to-ocean views, so you can effortlessly behold your domain, or at least behold the suspicious minds of your celebrity neighbors, of which there are many. “The street is now popularly known as Billionaires’ Row. The area remains a huge celebrity magnet, and owning a home with such cultural significance would be a sound investment,” says listing broker Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency. ***Sticks and stones may break Joe Jonas‘ bones, but whips and chains excite him. The DNCE singer, 27, opened up about the inspiration behind his song “Be Mean,” which shares themes with Rihanna‘s 2010 hit “S&M.” “I feel like I’m free in my life to speak about it, and yeah, everyone should try a little bit of something new in the bedroom,” Jonas told PrideSource. “It’s definitely fun when you bring some whips and leather and whatever you may be into — a little bit of S&M — into the bedroom. I wrote it about me and someone I was getting wild with, and maybe [we] busted some outfits out.”
LBN E-Lert Edited By Addison Beaulieu
LBN E-Lert Disclaimer: 1.) The LBN E-Lert accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. The LBN E-Lert is not associated with any commercial or political organization and is transmitted via the web for the sole benefit of its subscribers. 2.) Unfortunately, computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check this mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses.