Let’s have a look at today’s top headlines.

How a Catholic order dedicated to protecting children failed them

A pedophile priest was sent to work for an aid organization helping vulnerable families in an African country, even though his Catholic order knew he had been convicted of abusing children years earlier in Europe, a CNN investigation has found.

Stunning testimony links Trump to abuse of power

Gordon Sondland wrote his name in history and triggered a turning point in the House impeachment inquiry with stunning testimony implicating the President in an abuse of power.

145 graves from a historic cemetery were discovered at a Tampa high school

About 145 coffins believed to be part of a mid-20th century cemetery for the indigent were found buried under a Tampa, Florida, high school, officials said.

Son of German former president stabbed to death

The son of Germany’s ex-president Richard von Weizsäcker was stabbed to death while giving a lecture in Berlin on Tuesday night, local police have confirmed.

Ancient babies buried with human skull helmets

Two babies from ancient South American burial mounds have been found wearing helmets made from the skulls of other children, according to new research.

Couple tie the knot 37,000 feet in the air

(CNN) – A woman from New Zealand and a man from Australia took their love of aviation (and each other) to new heights by tying the knot 37,000 feet in the air. Australian David Valliant and New Zealander Cathy Valliant officially said “I do” on a commercial Jetstar Flight 201 from Sydney to Auckland.

How a family dispute created a new airline

(CNN) – Debuting its first flights in January 2020, Taiwanese start-up Starlux Airlines could be the first new player in 30 years to upend the island’s duopoly aviation market. Dubbed Taiwan’s first luxury boutique airline, it received its first aircraft in October and announced it will initially focus on Southeast Asia, starting with three routes: Taipei-Macau, Taipei-Penang and Taipei-Danang.

An inmate ran an online scam from prison and made $1 million, authorities say

A man serving 24 years in a Nigerian maximum security prison used a network of accomplices to conduct an international scam that brought in $1 million, officials said.

PayPal is acquiring shopping reward site Honey for $4 billion

PayPal has struck a deal to acquire Honey, a shopping platform that offers online shoppers discounts and rewards, for $4 billion, according to a release Wednesday.

Trump Wanted A TV Announcement To Tar Biden, Not An Actual Investigation, Sondland Says

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified on Wednesday that President Donald Trump cared most that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky publicly announce an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and the company that employed his son, not that Ukraine actually conduct the probe.

With ‘No Quid Pro Quo’ Defense Shredded, Trump Left With ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’

WASHINGTON ― Explosive testimony from a hotelier who turned a $1 million inaugural donation into a glamorous ambassadorship has largely left the White House with a single defense of President Donald Trump: that coercing foreign leaders into investigating a political rival is completely legal and not at all impeachable.

Trump Bizarrely Tries To Spin Sondland’s Damning Testimony As Positive

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee earlier that day ― testimony that directly implicated Trump in a corruption scheme ― had in fact vindicated him, and that it was time for the impeachment hearings to end.

Biden Fumbled Big-Time After Booker Called Him Out On Race

When Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) highlighted former Vice President Joe Biden’s unpopular position on marijuana during Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, it was not a great moment for Biden. And it only got worse from there as the former vice president stumbled repeatedly over sensitive racial issues.

Trump Reportedly Hosted Secret Dinner With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg And Peter Thiel

In September, President Donald Trump held a surprise meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the White House. At the time, Zuckerberg said he’d had a “good” and “constructive” conversation with the president. The topics, however, were never revealed. Now it’s been disclosed that the two met again a few weeks later for another unannounced dinner, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Trump Boasted About A ‘New’ Apple Plant In Texas. It Opened In 2013.

President Donald Trump traveled to Austin, Texas, on Wednesday to tour a manufacturing plant with Apple chief executive Tim Cook, touting what he called a “new” facility that would bring high-paying jobs back to America. The only problem? The plant has been making Apple computers since 2013, long before Trump was elected.

The weird science behind smart toilets and your pee

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Pee could be a health goldmine. And to make the most of it, the world needs smart toilets.

Porsche takes another swipe at Tesla with ‘entry level’ Taycan 4S EV

Hear that, Tesla? That’s the silent sound of Porsche trying to catch up. Porsche announced the Taycan as its first all-electric vehicle in September, but since that time, the German automaker has already unveiled two variations on its four-door sports sedan.

Emilia Clarke’s nude scene pressure increased after ‘Game of Thrones’

Clarke’s appearance on the podcast has been misconstrued with regard to her comments on ‘Games of Thrones’ nude scenes.

Elon Musk tells employees smoking weed with Joe Rogan was ‘not wise’

Remember that time Elon Musk smoked weed on The Joe Rogan Experience? And then NASA had to conduct a pricey investigation into SpaceX? Afterwards, Musk admitted to his employees that his actions were “not wise.”

Google Earth’s ‘creation tools’ let you make personalized maps

Google Earth introduced “creation tools” on Wednesday that allow users to produce narrative projects. Users can map out locations around the globe, and Google Earth will present them as an immersive story by jumping viewers from one place to another.

Jimmy Kimmel tricks Trump fans into declaring their support for… Richard Nixon

Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! took to the streets to ask Trump supporters whether they felt the U.S. president should be impeached for his controversial actions. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t, disagreeing across the board. However, the facts put to the public weren’t actually about Donald Trump.