theNewsWorthy: Monday, December 10th, 2018


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Trump's Legal Trouble: New court filings implicate President Trump in campaign finance law violations, although he hasn't been charged. The info came as federal prosecutors recommended prison time for Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, saying Trump directed Cohen to pay hush money to women alleging affairs. President Trump says not true.
Read more: CBS News, FOX News, AP, NYT, The Washington Post

White House Shakeup: Chief of Staff John Kelly is out. President Trump says he's leaving by the end of the year. Stay tuned for who will replace him and be the third person to take that job in less than two years. Also, President Trump named his pick for Attorney General: William Barr. Barr had that job under former President George H.W. Bush. He'll still need to be confirmed by the Senate.
Read more: Kelly The Hill, WSJ, CNBC / Barr CBS News, AP, CNN

Winter Storm: The Southeast U.S. got hit with a winter storm over the weekend, and it caused flight cancellations and power outages in parts of the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. 
Read more: NBC News, The Weather Channel, AP

Heisman Trophy Controversy: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy over the weekend -- the second Oklahoma quarterback in a row to get college football's most prestigious award. But then the controversy: his old tweets with anti-gay terms re-surfaced. He is now apologizing.
Read more: ESPN, Yahoo Sports

"Miami Miracle": That's what it's being called after the Miami Dolphins surprised the New England Patriots (and everyone else) with a game-winning 69-yard trip to the end zone. Reports say it's the longest game-winning touchdown with no time left in regulation in the Super Bowl era. Final score: 34-33.
Read more: ESPN

10-Min Cancer Test: A ten minute test to find cancer is in early trials right now, but researchers in Australia think it can be a "game-changer" for testing cancer sooner and faster. They've used gold particles that bind with cancer-impacted DNA.
Read more: CNN, Medical News Today

Google's Big Plans: Google has revealed plans for a massive development in its home city of Mountain View, California. It includes office and retail space, areas of open space for the public and as many as 8,000 new homes (20% of the homes would be set to qualify for affordable housing). City officials say they'll be discussing these plans early next year.
Read more: CNBC, Engadget

Walgreens + FedEx: Walgreens and FedEx are teaming up to provide next-day delivery of prescriptions. It's Walgreens attempt to compete with not only CVS, but also Amazon, who acquired online pharmacy, PillPack.
Read more: USA Today, Forbes

Grammy Nominations: The nominations are out. Kendrick Lamar got the most nominations with eight, but otherwise, the main four categories were dominated by women, including Cardi B. Black Panther's soundtrack is up for Album of the Year and the single from A Star is Born is up for Song of the Year. See the full list of Grammy nominations here. The 2019 Grammy Awards are Feb. 10 on CBS.
Read more: Billboard,Vulture

Weekend Box Office: It was a quiet weekend at the box office with no new releases, so Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet won the weekend. That said, Aquaman had a super strong showing in China before its release in the U.S. later this month.
Read more: Variety, Deadline