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Human Rights Protestors Arrested As Torch Lighting Ceremony Held for Beijing Olympics

"How can Beijing be allowed to host the Olympics given that they are committing a genocide against the Uyghurs?" one protester said.
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I dropped out of Oxford to become a stripper and I can’t get enough attention
Melissa Todd, now 45, is baring all about her decision to drop out of Oxford University and become a stripper.
Zion Williamson inching closer to long-awaited Pelicans return
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to participate in full team activities, the club announced Friday.
At least 19 dead, 32 injured after bus crash in Mexico
At least 19 people are dead and dozens more injured after a bus crash in central Mexico Friday.
Omicron variant sparks travel bans and worries scientists
CNN's David McKenzie reports on the new Covid-19 variant known as Omicron and why its mutations are concerning scientists and health professionals.
Starter mentality: Despite injuries, Washington’s offensive line has been one of its deepest and strongest units
Starter mentality: Despite injuries, Washington’s offensive line has been one of its deepest and strongest units
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DC police officer assaulted while attempting to stop theft suspect
A police officer in Washington, D.C. was assaulted while trying to stop an individual accused of theft.
150,000-year-old beads found to be world’s oldest form of jewelry
Archaeologists were recently digging in the Bizmoune Cave in southwest Morocco where they found the oldest set of jewelry known to man.
Florida mom and python hunter save their car from serpent ahead of Thanksgiving
A mother and son have gone viral for their python removal team-up, which was captured on video and uploaded to TikTok five days before Thanksgiving.
Hochul’s playing politics with the MTA at the city’s expense
In a grim return to politics as usual, Gov. Kathy Hochul is messing with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in a bid to boost her chances in next year’s Democratic gubernatorial race. This week, she pledged to expand the Second Avenue subway into East Harlem, though there’s no clear way for the MTA to pay for...
Gov. Kathy Hochul orders elective surgery canceled amid COVID spike, Omicron
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an executive order Friday to postpone elective hospital surgeries -- something that hasn't been done since the worst of the initial coronavirus outbreak last year.
Cowboys fans brawl with concession worker in stadium concourse
Cowboys players brawled with their opponents on Thanksgiving, and their fans brawled with a concession worker in the AT&T Stadium concourse.
Adam Kinzinger Calls Lauren Boebert 'Trash,' Says Kevin McCarthy Tried to 'Hug a Skunk'
Kinzinger called McCarthy "a living example of what happens when you try to hug a skunk" and said that Boebert "is TRASH."
Teen punches woman who asked her to wear mask on Brooklyn street: video
The victim, who wasn’t identified, had apparently asked the girl to mask up — sparking a “verbal dispute” before things got physical, new video shows.
Musical Theater Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91
(NEW YORK) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. Sondheim’s death was announced by his Texas-based attorney, Rick Pappas, who…
Stephen Sondheim, Giant of the Broadway Musical Theater, Dies at 91
Composer-Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, whose works include Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, and the current production of Company on Broadway died today at 91.
New 'Omicron' Variant Stokes Concern but Vaccines May Still Work
The Omicron variant carries worrisome mutations that may let it evade antibodies, scientists said. But it will take more research to know how it fares against vaccinated people.
Northeast expected to see first significant snowfall
Some areas could see see more than 8 inches of snow this weekend.
USC faces big task vs. BYU in final home game of season
USC needs two more wins to become bowl eligible, but Brigham Young and its powerful offense is an obstacle the Trojans might not overcome.
More than 20 people sickened by sewage-tainted oysters
Maryland agency failed in warning the public about contamination.
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.
India's farmers faced down a popular prime minister and won. What will they do now?
India is repealing controversial farm laws that sparked a year of protest from farmers. Analysts say it's both a victory for nonviolent resistance, and a shrewd political move.
Stephen Sondheim, iconic Broadway composer and lyricist, dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim's death comes after a highly decorated career as one of the most celebrated composers in the 21st century.
11-year-old Waukesha Christmas parade attack victim clinging to life on ventilator
An 11-year-old girl rammed by a career criminal in the Waukesha, Wis., Christmas parade massacre spent Thanksgiving clinging to life and breathing with the help of a ventilator, her mother told The Post.
Eric Bledsoe paces Clippers to win over Pistons
After a four-game stretch when he was largely missing from the offense, Eric Bledsoe has 11 points early Friday in a 107-96 Clippers defeat of Detroit.
Biden ‘concerned’ over alleged pro-Russia coup plot in Ukraine, likely to call Putin
President Biden said he's concerned about an alleged Russia-backed coup plot in Ukraine and that he's likely to call Russian President Vladimir Putin over the matter.
Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski get close for Thanksgiving pic
Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski enjoyed a cozy Thanksgiving with girlfriend Camille Kostek and the couple's dog Ralphie.
Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East
Former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law is trying to raise capital for his investment firm and is turning to a region that he dealt with extensively while in the White House.
Musical theater icon Stephen Sondheim dead at 91
The theater legend behind seminal works from "West Side Story" to "Sweeney Todd" has a show on Broadway and a movie due soon.
Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy," "Sunday in the Park with George" and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to the New York Times. He was 91.
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Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway legend, has died at 91
The celebrated composer-songwriter died on Friday. He had won several Tonys and Grammys, as well as an Oscar and Pulitzer, for musicals including West Side Story and Into the Woods.
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Waukesha parade victims who need wheelchairs are getting ramps thanks to a local contractor
After a driver rammed an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Brock Held knew he had to do something to help those in his community who were still hospitalized.
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Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger on "The Takeout" — 11/26/21
Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger sits down with Major Garrett for this week's edition of "The Takeout" to discuss what Democrats need to do for the midterm elections.
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North Carolina mall shooting sends customers scrambling, 3 shot, 1 in custody
A North Carolina mall was evacuated after three people were reportedly shot on Friday afternoon.
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'I was almost going broke fighting in MMA': Rachael Ostovich says BKFC far more lucrative
Rachael Ostovich reveals she's received offers for both bare-knuckle and MMA, but her choice will depend on the numbers.       Related Stories'I was almost going broke fighting in MMA': Rachael Ostovich says BKFC far more lucrative - EnclosureSantiago Ponzinibbio keen to enter title contention by stopping Geoff Neal at UFC 269Even with nothing to prove, Cris Cyborg isn't contemplating retirement: 'This is what I love to do' 
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Omicron variant puts a chill on Thanksgiving weekend
Under more normal circumstances, we would expect Biden to enjoy some political benefit from the economic recovery and strong legislative wins. But Biden's approval ratings remain in the 40s and Democrats are likely to get pummeled in 2022, writes Julian Zelizer.
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Mets sign versatile infielder Eduardo Escobar to $20 million deal
The Mets’ first notable addition of the offseason will bring a veteran infielder to Queens.
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Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
The composer and lyricist earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
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Stephen Sondheim, musical theater legend behind 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Into the Woods', suddenly dies
Stephen Sondheim, the musical theater titan behind the groundbreaking musicals "Sweeney Todd" and "Follies," has died.       
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NYCHA’s repair backlog surpasses 11,000 at Bronx’s Castle Hill Houses
The repair request backlog at the sprawling four-block NYCHA development has grown by more than 26 percent over the last year as NYCHA failed to keep up with deteriorating conditions.
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President Biden Warns New Omicron COVID Variant 'Spreads Rapidly,' Urges Booster Shots
"Get your booster shot now, so you can have this additional protection during the holiday season," Biden urged fully vaccinated Americans on Friday.
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Police: Shooting at North Carolina mall
There has been a shooting incident at a shopping mall in Durham, North Carolina, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, according to police.
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‘Yell timber’: Families rush to get a Christmas tree amid the holiday supply shortage
Many of the families at the Linden Hill Christmas Tree Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md., said they came soon after the Thanksgiving holiday because they worried the supply issues would make them miss out on having a tree altogether.
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Stephen Sondheim, central figure in American musical theater, dies at 91
His musicals — including “Company,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “A Little Night Music” — explored the human condition in all its anxieties and moral complexities.
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Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dead at 91: reports
Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim has died, according to reports. The composer was 91 years old.
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These are the real people of 'House of Gucci.' Here's how their stories compare to the movie
The larger-than-life characters of 'House of Gucci' are still no match for the lives of glamour, wealth and drama lived by the real-life subjects of the movie.
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Walmart Cyber Monday features Twitter livestream with Jason Derulo, PS5 restock for Walmart+ members
Walmart+ members get "exclusive access" PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X during Walmart's Cyber Monday sale. The video game consoles are hard to find.      
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Stan and Kyle are all grown-up in new 'South Park' special
In the new "South Park: Post Covid" special, Stan and Kyle return to South Park to investigate the mysterious death of their friend Kenny.
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