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."
The Washington Blue Jays trailed the Parkway Central Colts from the first basket to the closing seconds of regulation, but manufactured a 61-60 double overtime win at Blue Jay Gym. Brad Carpenter tied the game at 46 with a three at the end of regulation and then Jacob Mulkey won it with a three in the closing seconds of the second overtime. The Jays overcame a lackluster night from the floor shooting just 30-percent.