A year defined by the political power of women is ending with men enjoying much of the attention as Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are emerging as early favorites in the opening phase of the 2020 campaign.
6. WHO IS BEING OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NORTH KOREAN DENUCLEARIZATION
The Trump administration’s special envoy for North Korea expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis.
7. TOYS R US CLOSURE HITS TOYS FOR TOTS HARD
The toy giant’s decision to close its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill.
8. RESORTS OFFER PERKS FOR HANDING OVER PHONES
A growing number of hotels are offering perks, like snorkeling tours and s’mores, to guests who manage to give up their phones for a few hours.
9. ALBINO ORANGUTAN RETURNED TO JUNGLE
Alba, the world’s only known albino orangutan was released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village.
10. GYMNASTICS MAKES MOVES ON FREE-SPIRITED PARKOUR
The funky street sport that has spread globally from the suburbs of Paris is talked about as a possible new Olympic discipline but is also the focus of a heated custody battle as its popularity and marketing potential grow.