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SpaceX Explodes, Tech Twists, and Food Bank Crisis

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Joke of the Day: What happens when a snowman throws a tantrum?

He has a meltdown.

Keeping up with America

SpaceX’s Starship reaches space for first time but explodes moments later: Elon Musk’s next-generation craft reaches space but then explodes, similar to first flight in April.

Cross-country storm over next several days could disrupt Thanksgiving travel, forecasts show: A white Thanksgiving is possible in some parts of the country.

It’s not quite soccer yet, but touchdowns are on the decline in pro football: So far this season, a typical NFL game has had 4.69 TDs, down from 5.75 as recently as 2020.

Ahead of Dutch elections, food banks highlight the cost-of-living crisis, a major campaign theme: Cans of fish, jars of pasta sauce and bags of beans are stacked in blue crates.

Did police refuse to investigate a serial rapist? Inside the case rocking a Tennessee city: A manhunt continues for an escaped inmate accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women. His victims say Johnson City police let him get away with his alleged crimes for years.

Around the World

Telecom boss Kelly Bayer Rosmarin quits after Australian outage: The chief executive of Australian telecom giant Optus has resigned after a nationwide outage this month.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels hijack an Israeli-linked ship in the Red Sea and take 25 crew members hostage: Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in a crucial Red Sea shipping route Sunday and took its 25 crew members hostage, officials said, raising fears that regional tensions heightened over the Israel-Hamas war were playing out on a new maritime front.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

For which tasks is artificial intelligence least well suited: The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

Embracing a Balanced Approach to KPIs: In today’s fast-paced and results-driven society, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have become an integral part of measuring success

In a tech twist, teens say their parents know more about AI than them – at least for now: So many AI discussions this year have centered on what businesses, regulators and researchers think. But what do parents and kids think?

Richer, Wiser, Happier

23 Money Tips & Career Advice to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2024: Check your emergency fund. How healthy is your emergency fund? Were you able to save one month’s worth of take-home pay?

33 Profitable Pet Business Ideas for Pet Lovers and Entrepreneurs | Lisa Price, Small Business Trends. The bond between humans and animals has existed for millennia. As pets are increasingly viewed as family members, there is a greater willingness to invest in their well-being, comfort, and happiness. In many parts of the world, and especially in the US, pet ownership rates have been on the rise, partly driven by urbanization, changing lifestyles, and the increasing number of single-person households.

Andrew Liveris’ guide to making friends and money: The ex-Dow chief sees no point in refusing to associate with those doing the precise opposite of what he says he values.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

Kristaps Porzingis Explains Why Celtics Have NBA’s Best Clutch Record | NFL Week 11 grades: Cowboys, 49ers among contenders who earn ‘A’s; Jets get ‘F’ for abysmal performance

Piracy costs entertainment industry billions, says report | China Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Flops as Audiences Continue to Snub U.S. Franchise Movies

How AI for lip dubbing could change the film industry | Russell Brand interviewed by police over assault claims, reports say

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