On the evening of December 2, nearly the entire nation of Venezuela went dark in the second massive power outage to take place in less than a year. Rather than take responsibility for the failures of the state-owned electric company, socialist president Nicolas Maduro instead told the Venezuelan people to "be strong against this electrical war that fascists have declared against our people."
Missouri is gearing up for the SEC Championship football game against Auburn. The teams will meet Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Fifth-ranked Mizzou and third-ranked Auburn are both 11-and-1. Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel said he intends to honor his contract with the school and remain as head coach.