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November 26, 2018: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • The 2018 holiday shopping season is officially underway, and Adweek says consumers placed more Black Friday orders on their phones than their desktops for the first time in history. The average order also set a new record: $146. The most popular Black Friday items included laptops and streaming devices, as well as the video games God of War and Let's Go Pikachu. Today's Cyber Monday is expected to set a new record for online shopping as well, with a projected $7.8 billion in sales.
  • The Coeur d'Alene Press says a northern Idaho homeowner has won a four-year battle with his homeowners association over his Christmas lights. Jeremy Morris had sued the West Hayden Estates Homeowners Association in 2017 when it threatened to block his faith-based holiday display. Morris cited religious discrimination in his lawsuit. A federal jury has ordered the HOA to pay Morris $75,000 in compensatory damages.

  • Archaeologists have discovered another tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Britain's The Telegraph reports that the newly discovered tomb dates to 13th century BC, and contains the mummified remains of a priest and his wife.

  • The Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California's recorded history, is now 100 percent contained according to the state's fire agency. ABC News reports that the Camp Fire burned over 150,000 acres—the equivalent of 10 Manhattan islands—and destroyed more than 18,000 structures.

  • The film industry is mourning the passing of Bernardo Bertolucci, director of The Last Emperor and Last Tango in Paris. The Hollywood Reporter says Bertolucci died of  cancer at the age of 77.

  • Variety reports that Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet dominated the Thanksgiving box office, generating nearly $85 million in North American box office receipts. Creed II was also a knockout, earning $55 million over the five-day holiday weekend.

  • Two years after it closed, the famed Carnegie Delicatessen will reopen as an eight-day popup. The Daily News says the event will be a promotion to launch the second season of the Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The main attraction of the popup will be "The Maisel" for 99 cents: marble rye stuffed with pastrami, salami coleslaw and "special sauce."