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There was no late-night talk show guest quite like Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald's segment with Conan O'Brien and Courtney Thorne-Smith showcased the comedian's off-kilter talk show excellence.
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NYU surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient
The family of the patient — who showed signs of kidney dysfunction — consented to the experiment on the brain dead woman before she was due to be removed from life support.
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Seattle Police, Firefighters Fired Over Vaccine Mandate Turn in Their Boots in Protest
All Seattle city employees had to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October 18.
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Queen Elizabeth II ‘reluctantly’ cancels trip over medical advice to rest
The 95-year-old Queen was set to travel to Northern Ireland with Prime Minister Boris Johnson but is now resting at Windsor Castle. However, she's "in good spirits."
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The U.S. States Where Covid Vaccine Mandates Are Banned and Allowed
Some states have embraced vaccine requirements for customers and employees alike. Others are pushing back, going so far as to legislate against them.
Border arrests hit highest levels since 1986's amnesty bill: CBP data
Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data.
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Says He “Screwed Up,” But Still Stands By Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’
Trans employees and allies are set to take part in a walkout protesting the streamer's handling of the Chappelle controversy.
News outlets pen controversial obituaries for conservative figures, flattering ones for terrorists, dictators
Mainstream media often paints less flattering images of conservative figures in obituaries than known terrorists.
Jan. 6 House Committee Votes Unanimously to Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt
(WASHINGTON) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. Still defending his supporters who broke into the Capitol that day, Trump has…
Travis Tritt Concert Cancellations Over COVID Policies Leave Fans Divided
While some fans support the musician and his stance, others are disappointed that their tickets have been canceled.
Nikolas Cruz expected to plead guilty Wednesday in 2018 Parkland school shooting
Nikolas Cruz's attorney says his client plans to plead guilty today to 17 murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School more than three years ago. Mireya Villarreal spoke with the father of 14-year-old victim Jaime Guttenberg about what justice would look like for his daughter.
Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid boycott calls
The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games.
Judge allows video evidence seized from Josh Duggar
Duggar, who appeared on the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" with his parents and siblings, was charged with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography.
Nurse Says She's Been Suspended for Refusing Vaccine in Viral Video
In a TikTok video viewed hundreds of thousands of times, an ICU nurse says she is facing termination for her decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Police respond to 4-year-old's adorable emergency call
Police in New Zealand leapt into action to attend the house of a 4-year-old boy -- to check if his toys were as cool as he said they were.
Karol Markowicz: Stop canceling holidays and sucking the joy out of kids' lives
In a coddled America, Halloween, a holiday involving costumes and candy is offensive
States are using $50 billion in federal relief money to try to repair nation's child care system
With the country's child care system in crisis, states are using more than $50 billion in federal relief money to test some creative solutions, but the money is temporary. Despite a logjam in Congress over President Biden's proposal for more permanent relief, advocates like Illinois Governor JB Pritzker remain optimistic that this crisis may provide an opportunity.
For Pacific Islanders, a statue in Washington state recalls a dark chapter in history
The monument honoring the 19th century US Navy sailor John R. Monaghan in Spokane, Washington, is a reminder of the country's history of violence, colonialism and racism against the Samoan people. Members of the community want it to come down.
Meet the doctors' group spreading covid conspiracy theories in plain sight on Facebook
Members of the 'World Doctors Alliance' are spreading falsehoods and stoking fears about the virus.
Controversial call hangs over Astros’ Game 4 ALCS win
The Astros evened the ALCS at two games apiece against the Red Sox on Tuesday night, winning 9-2.
Turnaround teams: Record 3 teams hit 5-1 after opening loss
Perhaps, never before has Week 1 of an NFL season been as big of an aberration as it was this season.
Avlon: This is how Democrats can win over swing states
CNN's John Avlon discusses the importance of the midterm elections for Democrats and how they can win over swing states by paying more attention to middle class and rural America.
New Zealand police respond to 4-year-old's adorable emergency call
Police in New Zealand leapt into action to attend the house of a 4-year-old boy -- to check if his toys were as cool as he said they were.
Harry Styles appears post-credits in 'Eternals'
Harry Styles is reportedly joining MCU as Eros, brother of Thanos in "Eternals."
Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener
Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
FDA may approve mixing and matching COVID-19 booster shots
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to allow the mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses this week, according to reports.
The World Needs a Plan for Stranded Assets
Fighting climate change involves financial and economic risk. Governments and investors must do more to prepare.
Successful pig-to-human kidney transplant a "transformative moment"
The surgeon who conducted the transplant said it marks a "transformative moment in organ transplantation."
Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign…
East Harlem deli patron fatally stabs worker during dispute: cops
Responding police found the victim outside the store with a stab wound to his torso. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Bestsellers Sunday, October 24
Bestsellers List Sunday, October 24
Humanity needs big plans. ‘Dune’ and ‘Foundation’ show how hard it is to make them.
It's infuriating to watch Congress fiddle while it feels like the world is burning. But there are more human reasons why it's difficult to tackle millennia-sized problems.
90 L.A. arts groups got $36 million in pandemic relief. Here's how some are spending it
For a Black theater, a Latino orchestra, a Valley cultural center and a writing mentorship program for teen girls, the L.A. Arts Recovery Fund is a lifeline.
Superba Food + Bread takes over Hollywood's former Cat & Fiddle space
The new location offers a larger menu, a raw bar and plenty of patio space.
Dad needs to focus on consent and boundaries with his daughter, not his ego
A daughter complained to her teacher about her dad. Now he’s upset.
Tosser ‘scrubs off some of the polish’ with its debut album
The D.C. quartet is performing at Pie Shop on Oct. 23.
What Happened When a Ransomware Attack Hits a Tiny Kansas County
Pottawatomie County is far from alone in facing these challenges—or in the choices it had to make.
Jamie Lynn Spears donation offer rejected by mental health organization
An organization devoted to mental health and addiction recovery has declined an offer of proceeds from a forthcoming book by Jamie Lynn Spears.
White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million children ages 5-11
Children will soon be able to get a COVID-19​ vaccine​ at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.
The administration is cracking down on sales of hacking tools
The effort has been delayed for years over concerns about impeding cybersecurity research
A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here's what to know
Medical board suspends PA’s license, claiming he prescribed ivermectin and ‘harassed’ hospitals to do the same
The Washington Medical Commission has suspended Scott C. Miller’s license after reviewing more than a dozen complaints alleging the pediatric health care provider promoted ivermectin as a cure for covid-19 and prescribed the unproven treatment without adequate examination to at least one person.
Strengthening the Grid
While we must become better students of the weather, we also must become stewards of the environment
UFC Fight Night 196 commentary team, broadcast plans: Paul Felder calls Marvin Vettori's main event
See who will serve as the three-man commentary duo for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 196 event.      Related StoriesAfter upset of record-setting Loopy Godinez, Luana Carolina wants a full campEven Danny Roberts was confused by that 30-27 score against Ramazan EmeevBruno Silva was focused on a finish after third low blow from Andrew Sanchez
House January 6 committee unanimously votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after defying a subpoena.
Husband admits killing missing New Hampshire wife inside bus: cops
Joseph Ferlazzo, 41, told investigators Tuesday he killed Emily Ferlazzo, 22, of Northfield, New Hampshire, early Saturday inside the bus they had lived in and used to travel to Bolton late last week.
Bond denied for South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh over charges of stealing insurance money
A judge denied bond for South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh over charges he stole millions after the death of his family's longtime housekeeper. Nikki Battiste is following the case.
White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5-11
The White House is anticipating the approval of coronavirus vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 in early November.
Meghan McCain Says 'The View' Host Joy Behar 'Might Have Hated Me'
Thanks to their opposing political views, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar often clashed on "The View"—and McCain has revealed that one spat sparked a panic attack.