December 2023’s biggest news includes tech layoffs post-COVID hiring spree, with Spotify, Meta, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google’s Alphabet cutting thousands of jobs. Wastewater analysis indicates rising COVID-19 JN.1 variant infections, but current vaccines offer protection. Words like “rizz,” “authentic,” and “AI” dominate the year’s lexicon, while US school shootings see a significant uptick. Dive into the full details and implications of these stories in the complete article.
The Biggest News in November, 2023 In November 2023 the Texas Rangers won the “world” series, Elon Musk nailed Twitter’s coffin, Israel flooded Hamas tunnels in Gaza, Russia’s war in Ukraine stalled as US and EU support waned, a new Speaker of the House was elected, and AI capabilities advanced as Americans traveled for Thanksgiving … Read more
In October 2023, tensions escalated as Hamas attacked Israel, leading to severe retaliation. The U.S. saw political upheaval with a far-right Speaker elected after McCarthy’s ousting. Popularity soared for Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, while Joran van der Sloot’s confession and Tupac’s case saw major developments. The UAW ended a massive strike, and healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente initiated one. Advances in AI deepfakes and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict were notable, with U.S. support wavering and Ukraine receiving Abrams tanks. STI crises and a new COVID-19 vaccine marked healthcare news. U.S. culture wars intensified with McCarthy’s removal and Mike Johnson’s election as Speaker. A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban, climate catastrophes struck globally, and surprise Hurricane Otis hit Acapulco.
1,400 Hamas Fighters Cross the Border and Terrorize Israel as Rockets Fly In a stunning failure of Israeli intelligence, one thousand Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants stormed into southern Israel on foot, by motorcycle, boats, and even paragliders, killing 1,400 and taking more than 200 hostages. Hamas drones bombed guard towers along the Gaza border … Read more
Robert Card, a certified firearms instructor and a member of the US Army Reserves, committed this year’s worst mass shooting in Lewiston, ME, located 35 miles north of Portland. Armed with a scoped AR-style rifle, he killed 18 people and wounded at least a dozen more at two locations: a bar and grille, and a … Read more
A winter storm ravaged the US and a calving glacier in Antarctica could raise the sea level by two feet. In legal news, there were various federal rulings related to gun ownership and a nationwide injunction on the abortion pill. In sports, LeBron James broke the NBA scoring record and the Kansas City Chiefs won … Read more
The US Economy Stock Market Indices The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 33,000, up from 19,000 in April 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged. The NASDAQ Composite index was 11,000, down from the pandemic peak of 16,000 in November 2022, but still twice as high as the Great Recession in 2018. Inflation Continued The US … Read more