The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. [ Nbcla.com Link ]
More than 700 firefighters from almost two dozen fire crews remain in eastern Tennessee battling the Chimney Tops 2 fire and several smaller wildfires it helped spark. In addition to the 14 people who have died, 134 others have been treated at hospitals. [ Nbcla.com Link ]
"Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A rediscovered video interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci reveals that Marlon Brando's infamous on-screen rape scene was not consensual. [ Nbcla.com Link ]
WATCH LIVE: After the death toll was raised to at least 33 killed with less than half of the building left to search, officials are providing updates on the disastrous Oakland warehouse fire. [ Nbcla.com Link ]
Fans of the USC Trojans football program get to stay home for the holidays this year as the Men of Troy will make the 17-mile drive to Pasadena on January 2nd for the "Grand Daddy of Them All," the Rose Bowl. [ Nbcla.com Link ]
A little holiday sparkle!
Generations of U.S. presidents have lit up the National Christmas Tree with a button since President Calvin Coolidge first started the tradition in 1923. See the White House community tree through the years: [ Nbcla.com Link ]
Just In: Ten people have now been confirmed dead in the devastating Oakland warehouse fire as several dozen initially reported missing have been found and reunited with their families. [ Nbcla.com Link ]