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Former 'X Factor' star Thomas Wells dead at 46

Wells, who went by the stage name “Tommy and Hollywood,” died Nov. 13 in Oklahoma, according to an obituary memorializing the lively son of Ricky and Rosemary Dean.
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What to watch on Monday: ‘Becoming: Michelle Obama in Conversation’ on BET Her
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 | 30th Trumpet Awards on Bounce.
Texas synagogue hostage crisis is a terrorism-related matter,’ FBI says
Malik Faisal Akram, the British national who was killed Saturday night after allegedly taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue, spoke “repeatedly” about a convicted terrorist during negotiations with law enforcement, according to an FBI statement obtained by Fox News.
Suspect in NYC fatal shooting posed as food delivery worker
The suspect wanted for killing a 30-year-old man inside an East Village public housing complex on Friday night posed as a food delivery worker to carry out the crime, police said.
Ben Roethlisberger’s final act shows Steelers’ harsh quarterback reality
Welcome to Quarterback Hell, Pittsburgh.
Opinion: Dismal showing by Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys shouldn't be a surprise
Many of the same mistakes Mike McCarthy made with the Packers are playing out in real time with the Cowboys. Jerry Jones should have known better.
Hideki Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony in playoff
Five shots behind at the turn, Hideki Matsuyama figured all he could do was keep his head down and try to stay in the game Sunday in the Sony Open.
Naomi Osaka successfully starts her Australian Open defense
The Australian Open started Monday without nine-time champion Novak Djokovic and, finally, the focus was on forehands and backhands instead of his fight to avoid deportation because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19.
AFC wild-card overreactions: Bills-Chiefs rematch set to become instant classic
Mackenzie Salmon 'overreacts' to the biggest storylines in the AFC after wild-card weekend.
Cracking the case of the ‘woke’ prosecutor
One of the most puzzling conundrums about “progressive” prosecutors, who favor de-prosecution and de-carceration, is to ascertain their motivations.
Novak Djokovic arrives in Dubai after deportation from Australia
Novak Djokovic arrived early Monday in Dubai after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men's tennis player's hopes of defending his Australian Open title.
Iowa's Kirk Ferentz disbands diversity group created after 2020 probe
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants.
Naomi Osaka breezes through first round match at Australian Open
Naomi Osaka advances to the second round against either Dayana Yastremska or Madison Brengle.
Patrick Mahomes reveals message to Ben Roethlisberger after Steelers QB's likely final game
Pittsburgh Steelers fans likely saw Ben Roethlisberger’s final NFL game on Sunday night – a 42-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC wild-card playoff round.
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NFL winners, losers from wild-card weekend: Bills break out as Cowboys confound in playoffs
Several of the NFL's foremost Super Bowl contenders made strong statements this weekend, including the Bills and Buccaneers.      
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Rangers’ resilience to in-season adversity helping them stay afloat
The Rangers' season has been marked by an ability to bounce back from losses and adversity.
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Georgia man accused of shooting 2 deputies is arrested following 5-day manhunt
A man suspected of shooting 2 deputies in Georgia last week was apprehended Sunday following an intensive and nearly week-long manhunt, authorities said.
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Biden will mark inauguration anniversary still beset by crises
Early in his term, President Joe Biden told the country that he had been elected to solve problems. As he marks the anniversary of his inauguration this week, there are growing doubts over whether he can fulfill this theory of his own presidency.
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North Korea fires 2 suspected short-range ballistic missiles in test
North Korea on Monday launched two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast, according to reports.
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Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs rout Steelers in Ben Roethlisberger’s likely last game
Patrick Mahomes threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns and the Kansas City Chiefs sent Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into his anticipated retirement with a 42-21 blowout of the Steelers.
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Report: Ted Lieu Vacationed in Bermuda During 'Build Back Better' Vote
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) took his elderly parents on a luxury cruise to Bermuda this past Thanksgiving as the House voted on President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda.
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What to Listen To on the Day Martin Luther King Jr. Is Remembered
King was fearless—and fearless because he was faithful—and dangerous to the segregationists. He answered to a higher authority.
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Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law is all social media, no action on seeing grandchild
Mother-in-law barely visited pre-covid and refuses to video call now, but still complains loudly on social media about missing her toddler grandchild.
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Ask Amy: My absent father won’t take responsibility for excluding me or my family
Reader is holding out hope that his absent father will be in his family's life, but wants him to accept responsibility for his actions.
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Miss Manners: I used to think my relatives were classy, but are they just snobs?
Reader once thought their relatives had classy, refined tastes. But as an adult, they realize maybe they were just snobs the whole time.
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Why Denmark separated children from their families
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NFL playoffs 2021-22: Divisional round dates, times & more
The NFL on Sunday released the divisional round playoff schedule ahead of next weekend’s slate of playoff games.
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Novak Djokovic arrives in Dubai after deportation from Australia
Novak Djokovic arrived early Monday in Dubai after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player’s hopes of defending his Australian Open title. 
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Ralph Northam: Critical Race Theory 'Nothing More than a Dog Whistle'; Says 'Not Being Taught' in Virginia K-12
Former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Sunday sounded off on Critical Race Theory, which was a hot-button topic in his state's most recent gubernatorial election.
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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102
Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. He was 102.
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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies peacefully at 102
Charles McGee, a decorated military pilot with the pioneering all-black Tuskegee Airman who flew missions in three wars, died peacefully in his sleep.
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Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes crush Steelers in what may be Ben Roethlisberger's final game
The Chiefs now advance to the divisional round, where they will host the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.       
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Cowboys shriveling again shows why they are perpetually Next Year’s Team
These Cowboys aren’t your father’s Cowboys. They aren’t your grandfather’s Cowboys. When the playoffs roll around, they shrivel and shrink.
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Chiefs dismantle Steelers in wild-card round, showdown with Bills next
The Kansas City Chiefs were clicking on all cylinders on Sunday night and their explosive offense led to a 42-21 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wild-card playoffs.
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NFC wild-card overreactions: Same old Cowboys come crashing down in playoffs
Mackenzie Salmon 'overreacts' to the biggest storylines from the NFC wild-card action.       
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Hawaii may soon require travelers to have a Covid booster
Hawaii will likely soon require visitors to have a Covid booster shot if they want to travel to the islands.
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The Bloody, Brutal Business of Being a Teenage Girl
Showtime’s Yellowjackets is an addictive and perceptive coming-of-age story cloaked in psychological horror.
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What the Yellowjackets Season 1 Finale Reveals About the Show’s Wild Teen Matriarchy
Because adolescence is a gauntlet, and because women are still the second sex, almost every story pop culture tells about teenage girls is also a story about the horrors society inflicts on them.
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‘Yellowjackets’ Season 1 Ending Explained: Showrunner Jonathan Lisco Breaks Down Jackie’s Fate, the Lottie Reveal, and More!
Get your adult Lottie fan casts out now, folks!
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'Yellowjackets' creators break down 'heartbreaking' finale — and your fan theories
Series creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson discuss all of Episode 10's key moments. Plus, they reveal who they got in that "Yellowjackets" quiz.
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‘Yellowjackets’ Showrunner Untangles That Wild Season Finale and Teases Season 2
Kailey Schwerman/ShowtimeJonathan Lisco is no stranger to television hits, having overseen the critically-acclaimed dramas Southland, Halt and Catch Fire, and Animal Kingdom. But no series of his has hit the zeitgeist quite like Yellowjackets, whose admirers have gone down the fan-theory rabbit hole in ways not seen since True Detective or Lost.“It sort of crept up on us,” he says with a grin.The Showtime show tells the grisly tale of a high school girls’ soccer team (the titular Yellowjackets) whose plane crash-lands deep in the Canadian mountains in 1996. The surviving young women, an assistant coach, and the head coach’s two sons are then marooned for 19 months in the wilderness, resorting to occultism and cannibalism. Twenty-five years later, four of the women—Shauna (Melanie Lynskey), Taissa (Tawny Cypress), Nat (Juliette Lewis) and Misty (Christina Ricci)—are still grappling with the horrors of what transpired in the woods.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Yellowjackets’ Creators on the Season Finale’s Shocking Twists
Plus: their favorite (wrong) fan theories.
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WATCH: Cowboys Season Ends in the Most Cowboys Way Ever
The Cowboys lost their Wild-Card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and they did it in spectacular fashion.
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Dems are using the Capitol riot to hunt political foes, not real threats: Devine
The Biden administration has flipped things around to target the Democratic Party’s political opponents, or anyone who displays anti-authority tendencies.
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Battles for Survival as ‘Partygate’ Engulfs Conservatives
He faces a furious public backlash over rule-breaking parties at his Downing Street office
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Today in History for January 17th
Highlights of Today in History: Benjamin Franklin born; Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw; Eisenhower farewell address; Japan earthquake; Al Capone is born;Muhammad Ali born.      
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Rural Alabama community faces wastewater crisis — threatening the lives of the most vulnerable
There's no municipal sewage system in the unincorporated areas of Lowndes County, Alabama, and an estimated 80% of households have no adequate septic system either.
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Youngkin responds to school mask mandate pushback from Virginia schools
Virginia school districts acted quickly to remind their staffers and students about mask policies shortly after newly sworn-in Gov. Glenn Youngkin's order to lift the mandate, prompting a response by the governor.
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Tonga Shrouded by Ash and Mystery After Powerful Volcano Erupts
So far, the only deaths reported occurred 6,000 miles away, in Peru. But outside emergency workers have yet to make their way to the Pacific island nation.
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