Nov 11, 2018

Pete Davidson brings veteran Dan Crenshaw on SNL to apologize for mocking his war wound

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson appeared on the "Weekend Update" segment to apologize to former Navy SEAL and congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) — and brought Crenshaw with him, per Variety.

What they're saying: "Davidson ... reiterated 'from the bottom of my heart' that it was a poor choice of words to say [on] the Nov. 3 'Weekend Update' ... that Crenshaw looked like 'a hitman from a porno..."

  • "Crenshaw rolled over to Davidson behind the desk to say, 'You think?' He also thanked Davidson for 'making a Republican look good.'"
  • "Davidson pointed out that Crenshaw lost his eye to an IED while he was fighting in Afghanistan during his third combat tour. He apologized directly to Crenshaw, who said they were good and the apology was accepted."

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

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T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.