5 things you need to know Monday


Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Nov. 30., 2017, Dora, Ala.

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has a rally scheduled Monday night in Dale County in the Wiregrass — a region key to his chances — with former President Trump adviser Steve Bannon and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. In the last few days before the Dec. 12 election for Alabama’s junior U.S. Senate seat, the Republican candidate has all but vanished from the public, continuing a pattern of absence that took hold after allegations of sexual abuse, assault, harassment and misconduct against him surfaced in early November. Moore has now been accused by nine women.

Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, cannot seem to get out of his own way.

Grab your popcorn and scorecards: Awards season is almost upon us. Monday kicks off the first round of the big awards when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces the nominees for 2018’s Golden Globes. Will smaller budget films and be recognized?  Can any TV show rival ?All will be revealed in a Facebook Live at 5:15 a.m. PT/8:15 a.m. ET. Seth Meyers hosts the final show on Jan. 7 on NBC.

New snowfall is expected to sweep across the Northeast and upper Midwest early this week on the heels of a major winter storm that blanketed parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories in connection with the expected snowfall for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and other states. Localized snow accumulations of up to a foot are expected from Monday to Wednesday in parts of the Northeast, according to National Weather Service predictions. The new snowfall affecting northern states will follow Winter Storm Benji, which caused at least three deaths, led to hundreds of flight cancellations and left thousands without power as it moved through the South late last week.

Firefighters battling a massive blaze near Santa Barbara expect to face ongoing difficulties as temperatures are forecast to stay in the low 80s for the first part of the week. “There’s no rain expected in the next seven days,” said Charles Esseling of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The fast-moving Thomas fire had scorched 173,000 acres as of Sunday evening. It prompted mandatory evacuation orders in two wealthy oceanside towns near Santa Barbara.

Forecasters say high winds will bring rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.

Still in search of holiday gifts? This week’s big shopping day is perfect for procrastinators. An online “shopping holiday,” the term “Green Monday” was coined by eBay in 2007 because it historically was one of the e-commerce giant’s best sales days. While not as big as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, its close proximity to Christmas means many other big retailers — including Target, Walmart and Kohl’s — will have deals to entice your business. Need help sorting through the madness? We’ve got you covered.

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