Saturday, December 30, 2017

DEC 30, 2017 - 10:46 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"‘New’ giant octopus discovered in the Pacific. The newly documented frilled 

giant Pacific octopus has two distinctive white marks on its head."  


Giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini). Photo courtesy of David Scheel.

*"Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. 

Gregory Katz, The Associated Press.

Ringo Starr on Sept. 14, 2017 in London. (Photo: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE, 

AFP/Getty Images).

*"‘I’m scared!’ — Enjoy this grandmother’s reaction to the Google Home Mini. 

Italian grandmother learning to use Google home."

By Trevor Mogg — Posted on December 28, 2017 11:10 pm. Video uploaded to Twitter, Facebook &

other social media sites.

*"Trump wants Postal Service to charge 'much more' for Amazon shipments."

Eric M. Johnson, Makini Brice.

*"Liberia: Former football striker George Weah wins presidential election."

*"These are 4 of the most bingeable TV shows of 2017."

in-television. Video uploaded to Twitter, Facebook & other social media sites.

*"INVESTIGATIONS. How Cities Are Giving Thousands of Homeless People 

One-Way Bus Tickets to Leave Town. Relocation programs offer homeless people 

free bus tickets to move elsewhere." 

By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now! December 29, 2017, 8:18 AM GMT. Go to the URL below to read the full 



Photo Credit: Rui Duarte/Flickr CC.

*"WashPost: Trump Advisers Didn't Know About NYT Interview." So much for in-house transparency.


*"Scientists sniff out Parkinson's disease smell." By Elizabeth Quigley.

Video uploaded to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

*"Court refuses to release elephants from zoo after campaigners say they are 

'persons entitled to liberty.' Travelling zoo owner says the animals are ‘part of 

our family. A Connecticut court has refused to free three elephants from a zoo 

after an animal rights group asked it to do so." Mythili Sampathkumar. New York 


Getty images.

The Nonhuman Rights Project argued that Minnie, Beulah, and Karen ‘possess 

such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty.’ 

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