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Labour scrambles for new members in a 'final battle' to escape Corbyn’s brutal hard left

LABOUR MPs have began calling for an influx of new members to help elect the next leader of the party, after Jeremy Corbyn’s humiliating defeat in this week’s general election.
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‘Broken’ city: How New York forgot the ABCs of public virtue
We’re living in an upside-down city: Wrong is right. Cops are villains. Criminals are victims. Virtues are vices. The Greek philosopher Aristotle said virtuous behavior (or “excellence,” as he also called it) is a habit we must maintain, rather than something we do once in a while or when it is convenient. A case study...
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Teen builds Christmas trees, raises $13K for friend
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Police arrest father in canal crash that killed sons
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Monument shines with new LED light system
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Retailers are taxing dietary supplement
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Jewish law says: If science shows COVID-19 vaccine is helpful, you should take it
Last month, I joined the tens, even hundreds, of thousands of people who volunteered to be part of the COVID-19 vaccine trials. Scientists are especially looking for participants like myself: I’m a senior, closer to 80 years old than 70, with a medical history of heart disease. I’m not telling you this to impress you....
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‘Elf’ scene comes to life as man meets biological dad in Boston
Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.
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6 Pennsylvania GOP Reps Deny Signing Letter Asking Congress to Dispute Election Results
"All I can say is there was a clerical error in Harrisburg," Pennsylvania state Rep. Chris Quinn said after his signature was erroneously included on a letter demanding that Congress dispute President-elect Joe Biden's win.
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'Last Man Standing' sees Tim Allen in 'Home Improvement' crossover for 9th and final season
Tim Allen will reprise his role as Tim Taylor from "Home Improvement" for an upcoming episode of "Last Man Standing."
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Heroic dog praised for key role in 78-year-old owner’s rescue in New Jersey
The dutiful daughter of the missing 78-year-old New Jersey man whose dog led first responders to him in the woods last month is speaking out. Heidi Sarno said she expected her father Fred Rapp to be home by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27. Eight hours later Manchester police were using humvees, drones and GPS equipment...
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Strong winds fuel Bond Fire in Southern California
Crews in Orange County, California, are working around the clock to stop the massive Bond Fire. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
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Trump continues to push false election fraud claims despite legal defeats
President Trump focused Friday on more baseless claims of a rigged election, even as he continues to face legal defeats. Ben Tracy reports.
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Bipartisan $908 billion stimulus plan gains momentum on Capitol Hill
Congress has been gridlocked over more coronavirus relief since May. But suddenly, leaders are talking and expressing new optimism they can cut a deal fast. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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Trump Pulls Back Troops Fighting Al-Shabab Islamic Terrorist Group in Somalia
"While a change in force posture, this action is not a change in U.S. policy," read a Friday statement from the Department of Defense.
CNN's Tapper asks Biden about potential family biz conflicts after avoiding son Hunter during campaign
CNN anchor Jake Tapper appears to have had a sudden change of heart about the seriousness of the potential impropriety of the Biden family's business ties after previously dismissing the Hunter Biden controversy that emerged in the final weeks of the presidential election.
Metro board gets first glimpse of budget that proposes drastic cuts to service
The transit agency has proposed severe service cuts, including no weekend rail service, due to a nearly $500 million projected deficit.
Biden pushes Congress to provide relief for out-of-work Americans
With nearly 11 million people unemployed and more than 400,000 COVID-19 deaths projected by the time he takes office, President-elect Joe Biden said Congress must provide relief for Americans set to lose federal aid in a matter of weeks. Ed O'Keefe reports.
DeVos extends student loan pause through January
The last-minute extension averts what could have been a potentially chaotic resumption of payments.
Michael Peña, Stephanie Beatriz perform scripts from Academy Nicholl Fellowship Award winners
Five Academy Nicholl Fellowship Award winners were celebrated with a script reading Thursday with Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Peña and Taylor Russell.
Santa adjusts to new normal during COVID
Santa is doing thousands of virtual visits during the holiday season.
Kathy Griffin Speaks Out on Legal Nightmare: ‘I’m Not a Terrorist’
John Sciulli/GettyFor three decades, Kathy Griffin made her living as a comedian. “Now I’m a professional defendant,” she says.After undergoing a Secret Service investigation in 2017 over a photo in which she held up a Donald Trump mask covered in fake blood, Griffin has spent much of the past two years embroiled in two separate lawsuits for her response to the Covington Catholic High School students made famous for their confrontation with a Native American activist captured in a viral video.The purported ringleader of the January 2019 scuffle at the March for Life protest near the Lincoln Memorial, Nicholas Sandmann, and his parents famously sued the Washington Post last February for $250 million for defamation, arguing that the national outlet assassinated his character. (His complaint was dismissed in July.)Read more at The Daily Beast.
D.C. considers canceling admissions test at School Without Walls, an elite public high school, during pandemic
Removing the test could result in a more socioeconomically diverse freshman class.
Faces of the pandemic: personal stories
Brian Todd reports on some of the most emotional stories of loss and suffering during the pandemic.
Federal court restores DACA program, orders DHS to begin accepting new applicants
Undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children are again able to apply for DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled Friday evening.
Donald Trump Gained 4.4 Points in New York City in 2020, Compared With 2016
The steepest increases occurred in the Bronx and Queens, with increases of 6.3 and 5.0 points, respectively.
Is ‘The Undoing’s Reardon School a Real Place in NYC?
We're taking a look behind the gates of Henry's posh private school.
Gov. Cuomo says federal program will provide COVID vaccine to nursing homes
New York’s nursing homes — hard hit by COVID-19 — will be able to score the much-sought coronavirus vaccine through a federal partnership with two national pharmacy chains, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. The governor’s announcement that the Empire State was opting in to the program comes as Cuomo continues to fend off months of...
Tucker Carlson’s Ugly Anti-Trans Bigotry Flares Into Life. Again.
Chip Somodevilla/GettyOnce upon a time, ugly bigotry on television would get somebody fired, or at least a slap on the wrist from the FCC. But not even a reprimand is likely to come down on Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson or his staff for the despicable anti-trans segment they ran on Thursday night.The most popular cable news host in the nation spent five minutes slamming parents who accept and embrace their transgender children as child abusers, called treatment for them “grotesque” and “an epidemic.”He also misinformed his millions of viewers about a widely-accepted treatment for a genuine medical condition that affects children in the U.S. and around the world: gender dysphoria.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Quarterback Chayden Peery of Sierra Canyon decides to skip senior season
Quarterback Chayden Peery will enroll at Georgia Tech in January after latest CIF season postponement because of the coronavirus.
Florida judge grants bail to woman accused of killing husband, burying body in backyard
A Florida judge has granted bond to a woman accused of killing her husband five years ago and burying the body under a firepit she built in the backyard, according to a report.
Giants’ no-name pass rush about to get huge Russell Wilson test
Good thing the Giants still print names on the backs of uniforms. Otherwise, how would anyone recognize who is rushing the passer? Just as the Giants begin Sunday a late-season stretch against a multitude of dual-threat quarterbacks, they are turning to Jabaal Sheard, Trent Harris and rookies Carter Coughlin, Cam Brown and Niko Lalos at...
Education Dept. Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January
Congress hit pause on federal student loan payments in the CARES Act. The latest extension of this relief will last until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Student loan payment pause extended to January 31
People with student loans will get another month of relief after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos extended the pause on student loan payments through January 31.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, December 4, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
What's on TV Saturday, Sunday Talk: 'Christmas in Evergreen'
What's on TV Saturday, Dec. 5, plus Sunday Talk shows: "Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing" on Hallmark; "Saturday Night Live" on NBC
Activision Blizzard sues Netflix for poaching CFO Spencer Neumann
Activision Blizzard sued Netflix for poaching its CFO Spencer Neumann in 2018, two years before his fixed contract was scheduled to end. The move follows other lawsuits against Netflix related to executive poaching.
Candle recall: Nearly 143,000 candles sold at Dollar Tree recalled as high flames could pose fire, burn hazards
Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves Candles, sold exclusively at Dollar Tree, are being recalled because they pose fire and burn hazards.
Letters: Vaccine can't come soon enough to cure their ills
Letters from readers to the Los Angeles Times Sports department.
What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Red, White and Blue
Did Leroy Logan really join the police after they beat his own father? Was he actually known as “Judas”? We break it down.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Peppermint’ On Netflix, Jennifer Garner Needs No Alias As A Vigilante Mom On A Vengeance Killing Mission
Jennifer Garner's name is not Peppermint in this film. You will want it to be so, but it is not so.
On The Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make UFC or Bellator with December wins
For those who make it to the highest stage, the journey starts long before they strap on UFC or Bellator gloves.       Related StoriesMMA Junkie's 'Submission of the Month' for November: The 'McKee-otine'Seven-fight UFC veteran Justin Ledet among four to part ways with promotion5 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN 19
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Ammonite’ on VOD, in Which Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Fall in Love on the World’s Ugliest Beach
AKA Portrait of a Lady on Fire: British Nights.
A hopeful sign for Covid-19 stimulus relief
There is hope -- and compromise -- on the horizon for a coronavirus relief package.
Stoop in the name of love: Stranger hosts NYC couple’s pandemic wedding
Latoya Ingram and Donnell Lewis couldn't think of a great venue for a socially distant pandemic wedding, so a stranger offered their NYC stoop up for the nuptials.
Chinese Chang'e-5 Is Returning From Moon With Rocks, Left A Flag To Celebrate
The craft has been collecting rock and soil samples. China is only the second country to plant its national banner on the lunar surface.
'How did I end up with this?' Pelicans' JJ Redick gets sarcastic about reunion with coach Stan Van Gundy
New Orleans Pelicans veteran guard JJ Redick showed off his sarcasm skills on Friday as he discussed playing again for coach Stan Van Gundy.
Vermont firefighter accused of assault resigns
A Burlington, Vermont, firefighter accused of simple assault while he was on duty has resigned, the city fire department announced Friday. (Dec. 4)
Nets’ first-half NBA schedule: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are a go
The Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving Show finally has a start date: Dec. 22. That Friday, the Nets will host the Golden State Warriors — Durant’s former team — marking the first time Brooklyn’s 2019 free agent splurges will be on the court together. Both missed time last season — Durant with an Achilles injury suffered during...