Merry Mass Murder! It’s the Blackwater Christmas tree ornament from X-Mas 2007. At the time, the trinket, featuring the warm, cuddly Blackwater bear print logo, cost a mere $11.50 (plus S&H). Unfortunately, the private military company has changed names —twice — since then, and I can’t find any ornaments on Academi’s proshop website.
- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.
- The World Health Organization says new cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea hit the lowest point in more than a year last week.
- Super Typhoon Soudelor, the strongest storm of 2015 so far, is threatening parts of Asia after hitting the Pacific island Saipan.