THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2016. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 3:44 a.m. Mountain time.
IN THE NATION
1891: The first basketball game is believed to have been played at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.
IN THE WORLD
1988: 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, sending wreckage crashing to the ground.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actress Jane Fonda is 79. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 68. Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is 66. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert is 62. Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 59. Actor Kiefer Sutherland C is 50. Actress Julie Delpy is 47. World Golf Hall of Famer Karrie Webb is 42. Actor Steven Yeun is 33.