China’s HNA Group Uses More Valuable Assets to Borrow Money

Debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. used another one of its most valuable assets to borrow more cash for the third time this month, increasing the size of a loan backed by its ownership in the Hilton hotel chain. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Mariah Carey Reportedly Nailed Sound Check And Rehearsal — Looks Ready For New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Tonight

Looks like Mariah Carey is making the most of her second chance at redemption on New Year’s Eve!

As you’ll recall, the superstar is singing later tonight for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in New York City, hoping to make up for a dreadful performance at this same event last year that became the most embarrassing thing we’d seen in quite a while.

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But now, unlike last year, she’s actually on stage beforehand preparing for the show! What a concept!

Ch-ch-check out the behind-the-scenes pictures and video of her pre-show rehearsals and prep (below):

Mariah and Bryan doing rehearsals

LeSean McCoy Ruled Out vs. Dolphins with Ankle Injury

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy suffered an ankle injury on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins and was ruled out for the remainder of the game, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network added more details: 

McCoy has operated as one of the NFL’s premier running backs for nearly a decade at this point, and the stats back up his brilliance. 

After rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2016, McCoy established himself as the only player to rush for at least 8,000 yards and 50 touchdowns between 2010-2016, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com

Coming into Sunday, McCoy had rushed 276 times for 1,128 yards and six touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 57 receptions for 426 yards and two scores. 

Buffalo isn’t replete with solid backups after Mike Gillislee latched on with the New England Patriots, so it will be up to Mike Tolbert to shoulder the load in the event McCoy can’t suit up.

Teen Mom OG Star Catelyn Lowell Gets Special Gift From Adopted Daughter Carly As She Returns Home From Treatment!

This is so great!

Catelynn Lowell Baltierra flew back home to Michigan on Saturday afternoon, returning to husband Tyler Baltierra and daughter Novalee after leaving the state several weeks ago to seek treatment for depression and suicidal thoughts.

And her other daughter — Carly, who she placed up for adoption back in 2009 — also sent her an adorable gift upon Catelynn’s return to her family! Awww!!!

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The Teen Mom OG star revealed as much in an Instagram post on Sunday morning showing her return home to a belated Christmas celebration with family (below):

Most precious thing ever!!

At least 10 tourists and two pilots killed as plane crashes in Costa Rica

Aircraft came down in mountainous area of Punta Islita, a popular tourist area 140 miles west of the capital of San José

A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people – with 10 of them US citizens – the country’s security ministry said.

The crash, the cause of which is not yet known, took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the province of Guanacaste, about 140 miles west of the capital of San José.

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Cardinal Dolan Visits Firefighters Who Responded To Deadly Bronx Blaze Last Week

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Firefighters in the Bronx who dealt with the horrific fire that killed 12 people last week were paid a visit Sunday by New York’s Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman reported, the always-affable Dolan doled out hugs and hands to firefighters still reeling from one of the most trying assignments of their careers.

“Now is the time to ask for a raise if you need it,” Dolan quipped.

He said he came for all the others who could not come to show thanks and appreciation to the firefighters of Engine 88 Ladder 38.

“But we’re all saying: ‘Oh my God. I wish I could do something. I wish I could do something,’” Dolan said. “I told these guys they’re the ones doing it.”

FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said this kind of fire in which children died is especially hard.

“These firefighters they have young kids, and it’s very hard for them to separate their home life from where they are here,” Leonard said.

The fire swept through an apartment building on Prospect Avenue and 185th Street in the Belmont section of the Bronx on Thursday. Five of the 12 people who died were children.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said late last week that >a href=”http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/12/29/deadly-bronx-fire-investigation/”>a 3 1/2-year-old boy playing with the burners on the stove in a first floor apartment was the cause of the fire.

Nigro said the fire quickly spread up the stairs, but said there was nothing structurally about the building that was unusual.

Other than 9/11, Nigro said the blaze was “the worst loss of life from fire in almost 28 years.” He said that it was a combination of smoke and burns that killed the victims.

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