Bad News Roundup for this Thursday

I am at home, charging up my iPad in anticipation of important news I have to cover tonight (the Prime Minister is in the city for a Liberal campaign event, fresh off his China tour), so in the meantime here is a very brief Bad News Roundup. Lessee, what bad things are going on in the world?

Here’s a rundown: Sen. Al Franken has resigned, wildfires in Southern California are still going on, Emily Ratajkowski and Piers Morgan are at war with each other, the USA might not send athletes to the Winter Games now, and North Korea now says war is unavoidable.

I’m sure there is more bad news, but I don’t feel like writing any more about it this afternoon.