Here are the top headlines from select sources today.

Public impeachment hearing paints damning portrait of Trump

Dramatic new disclosures on Day 1 of the House impeachment hearings painted an incriminating picture of Donald Trump as a President instinctively willing to sacrifice America’s interests for his own.

Experimental ultra-long-haul flight takes off

(CNN) – As experiments go, this one should be pretty spectacular — 19 hours, 17,800 kilometers (about 11,060 miles), 100 metric tons of jet fuel and not one, but two separate sunrises. Australian airline Qantas on Thursday launched a one-off research flight that will carry about 50 people from London to Sydney nonstop, clocking up the longest commercial passenger flight in recent aviation history in the process.

GOP senators air concerns during unusual White House meeting with Erdoğan

A small group of Republican senators who traditionally focus on foreign policy issues attended a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will spend the holidays with Markle’s mother

Looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking their holiday cheer outside the royal family this year.

FBI busts $6 million iPhone and iPad counterfeit ring

The FBI busted a counterfeit ring centered on iPhones and iPads that reportedly cost Apple over $6.1 million.

Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts this year

So far this year, Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts on its main platform, but millions likely remain, the social networking giant said Wednesday. That’s compared to roughly 3.3 billion fake accounts removed in all of 2018.

This ‘unicorn puppy’ has a tail growing out of his forehead

There’s a 10-week-old puppy in Missouri with a tail growing out of his forehead.

Nearly all toddlers, and the majority of babies, eat too much added sugar in the US, study says

A new study found that 98% of toddlers and 61% of infants 6 to 11 months old have too much added sugar in their diets, mostly due to yogurt and fruit drinks.

Rare half dollar coin could sell for $500K

This coin was worth half a dollar when it was made in 1838. Now, it’s worth an estimated half a million. The 1838-O Capped Bust Half Dollar will be auctioned this week in Baltimore by auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries,which describes it as “a truly legendary coin …

McLaren unveils $1.7 million supercar that has no roof

The new McLaren Elva supercar costs $1.7 million, not including options like exposed carbon fiber body panels or a stereo. One option you will not be able to get, though, is a roof. The Elva isn’t a convertible. It has, literally, zero roof of any kind.

Here’s How Trump Spent The Day While Congress Debated His Impeachment

When the public phase of the impeachment hearings began on Capitol Hill at 10 a.m. Wednesday, President Donald Trump was at the White House, where, according to press secretary Stephanie Grisham, he was too busy with work to watch the proceedings. Was he busy? Maybe. Whether he was working depends on your definition of work.

Diplomats Tie Trump To Ukraine Scheme In First Day Of Impeachment Hearings

WASHINGTON ― Testifying at the first public impeachment hearing Wednesday, America’s top diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, laid out how an unofficial backchannel run by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani “undercut” United States foreign policy as he offered up fresh information about Trump’s involvement in the plot.

Trump Impeachment Hearings Gives Late Night Plenty To Laugh About

The comedians of late-night television predictably had plenty to say about Wednesday’s first day of the public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump and the latest twists and turns in the inquiry. “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee explained why it was “not a good start for Republicans.”

I Never Imagined Being A Grandmother At 35. Here’s How It Changed My Life.

“She’s a baby with a baby!” my mom joked to the cashier when I was 18. We were shopping for maternity clothes for me, and looking back now, I guess I was a baby. But at the time I thought I had a plan.

Motorola’s new Razr is the first foldable smartphone worth getting excited about

The Razr is back. Fifteen years after launching the iconic flip phone, Motorola is showing off its highly anticipated reboot: a $1499 smartphone with a flexible display that folds up when you’re not using it.

Elon Musk says new Tesla Gigafactory will be built in Berlin

Tesla’s next Gigafactory will be built in the vicinity of Berlin. This is according to CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted the news late on Tuesday. “Will build batteries, powertrains & vehicles, starting with Model Y,” he added.

Trevor Noah has a blunt message for White House staffers getting big book deals

Written a book about Trump, and the inner workings of the White House? Trevor Noah isn’t impressed. In the Daily Show clip above, Noah breaks down some recent examples of Trump administration staffers who have announced book deals – including former national security adviser John Bolton, who apparently has a $2 million deal in the works for a book that will be published in 2020.

You can now remove things from Facebook’s shortcut bar, including the red dots

Every once in a while, Facebook adds a feature or option that people actually need. This is one of those happy times. The social network now lets you edit your shortcut bar in its iOS app, meaning you can erase individual items from the bar or forbid them from showing the red notification dots, TechCrunch reported Monday.