Anis Amri is dead. The main suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack was killed in a shootout with Italian police
early this morning. Amri was stopped in a town near Milan and asked for his papers. Instead he pulled out a gun and fired. Police then shot him dead. One officer was injured and hospitalized.
Is this the start of a new US-Russia arms race? Donald Trump tweeted the nation must "expand its nuclear capability." This came just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country needed to boost its nuke strength. Keep in mind the US and Russia combined have more 14,000 nuclear warheads
3. Syria civil war
Aleppo has fallen to the Syrian regime, a major turning point in the war. The government now controls all four of the nation's major cities
, making an opposition government less likely. The last remaining civilians and rebel fighters either left or were evacuated Thursday. Many of them ended up in rebel-controlled parts of Idlib province, raising concerns it could become "the next Aleppo."
4. Texas arrest controversy
She called the police to complain that a neighbor had assaulted her son. Then she got arrested
. So police in Fort Worth are investigating why, and the officer's on restricted duty. Facebook video shows the argument between the cop and the mom that escalated into the arrest.
There's hope in the fight against Ebola. An experimental vaccine against the virus is 100% effective
, a new study says. The vaccine was given to 5,387 people in Guinea who were in contact with patients who had the disease. No one who got the vaccine developed Ebola. The vaccine's manufacturer wants to get 300,000 doses ready in case of a new outbreak.
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You're a mean one
The Grinch doesn't just exist in Dr. Seuss books. The Grinch is in Florida
too, where a woman allegedly stole dozens of toys from Toys for Tots.
You had me at hello
A man got tossed off a JetBlue flight after harassing Ivanka Trump and her family, but the only question everyone had was why were they flying coach
We don't know how much weight he's lost, but there's a lot less of Pablo Sandoval -- baseball's Kung Fu Panda
-- to love these days.
Riddle me this
For better or worse, Twitter runs the world. So if you (live under a rock and) missed the year's best tweets, don't worry. Here they all are, in a quiz
AND FINALLY ...
May the farce be with you
Another day, another "Star Wars" video. This time Darth Vader wanna-be Kylo Ren reviews "Rogue One." There's spoilers in here, so you know what to do. (Click to view