U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney shot down drones being used to attack ships in the Red Sea, drawing the United States deeper into the crisis in the region. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports for TODAY.
Monday, December 4
Israeli forces move to southern Gaza, ordering evacuations
Israel is now focusing its military campaign in southern Gaza where many Hamas leaders and fighters are believed to have fled. Israel has dropped leaflets telling Palestinians to move from one quadrant to another, but they either don’t understand the maps, don’t have an internet connection to read the QR code or are not listening. NBC’s Richard Engel reports for TODAY.
George Santos threatens to file ethics complaints after expulsion
GOP candidates rally in Iowa days before next debate
Authorities close key crossing in Arizona amid migrant surge
With groups of migrants arriving to the United States so rapidly, federal authorities are temporarily closing a remote port of entry, where more than 17,000 arrests were reported in the last week. This comes as an appeals court orders Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to remove a 1,000-foot floating buoy barrier installed to keep migrants from crossing. NBC’s Morgan Chesky reports for TODAY.
Some air traffic controllers drink, fall asleep on the job, report finds
An investigation by The New York Times has found that 77% of air traffic control facilities are understaffed, leading to mandatory overtime — and overworked, exhausted air traffic controllers who say some colleagues use drugs and alcohol to cope with the workload and even fall asleep on the job. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.
Time Person of the Year 2023: Here are the names on the shortlist
Every year since 1927, Time has selected a person, group or concept that had the most influence on the world that year, for better or for worse. In no particular order, TODAY shares the nine names on the 2023 shortlist, including King Charles III, Jerome Powell, Trump prosecutors, Hollywood strikes, Barbie and Taylor Swift.