Trump has one last chance to keep financial records secret
President Donald Trump’s years-long battle to keep his tax and financial records secretwill take another turn Thursday with the Supreme Court. Trump’s personal lawyers will ask the justices to hear his appeal of lower court rulings that eight years of financial documents must be provided to a House committee investigating illegal conduct and conflicts of interest. That request will mirror another in which Trump’s lawyers urged the high court to review lower court decisions favoring Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s effort to get tax and financial data as part of a state grand jury investigation into payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Trump before his election — claims Trump has denied.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting investigation resumes
Authorities will resume their investigation Thursday after a U.S. sailor opened fire at a Pearl Harbor shipyard, killing at least two civilians and injuring another before taking his own life. According to the Associated Press, the sailor was assigned to the fast-attack submarine USS Columbia, which is at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for maintenance. Located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, the naval shipyard is across the harbor from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, which on Saturday will mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the U.S. into World War II.Names of the victims won’t be released until next of kin have been notified.
Cowboys! Bears! Football!
Two NFL teams that had preseason Super Bowl aspirations but are currently stuck in 6-6 mediocrity meet Thursday night at Soldier Field when the Chicago Bears host the Dallas Cowboys (8:20 p.m. ET, FOX and NFL Network). While Dallas is leading the division no team seemingly wants to win, the NFC East, Chicago has fallen behind NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers (9-3) and Minnesota Vikings (8-4), and need a huge turnaround to have any shot at the playoffs. The Cowboys’ struggles have put coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat, but team owner Jerry Jones defended the coach after a humbling loss on Thanksgiving Day.
Peek inside the new Rosa Parks exhibit in D.C.
“Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,” a new exhibition opening at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, will reveal Rosa Parks was more than the act of heroism that made her famous. You may think you know Rosa Parks, but this new exhibit aims to educate you even more. The Rosa Parks collection includes 140 years of family history and approximately 10,000 items, according to curator Adrienne Cannon. The exhibition includes everything from Parks’ personal reflections on her arrest to family photographs and letters to a handmade blue dress from Parks’ wardrobe. Parks herself died in 2005, but those who knew her say she’d be amazed and honored. The exhibit runs through September 2020.
Rise of the Resistance: Disney World is first with new Star Wars ride
Disney hopes that The Force is strong – very, very strong – when its new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride opens Thursday at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The centerpiece attraction of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experience takes visitors aboard a shuttle, where they are kidnapped by the bad guys, then escape with the help of the good guys, all thanks to a vast array of 3D sets, animatronics, holograms and video screens. That’s assuming there are no breakdowns: Disney’s most-complex ride ever was supposed to open first at the Galaxy’s Edge in California’s Disneyland, but Orlando got the nod after designers reportedly ran into technical problems.