Manhattan, Alabama, the moon: 5 things that happened Monday

Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Zoeller)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are five things that happened Monday, covered by the Sinclair stations you trust every day.

1. Bomb goes off in Manhattan subway

A man who said he was inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a New York subway corridor, injuring himself and three others.

2. Trump sends America to moon, Mars

President Donald Trump signed a policy directive instructing NASA to "refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery" by sending more astronauts to the moon and, eventually, Mars.

3. Mario Bitali steps down amid allegations

Infamous chef Mario Batali surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct.

4. Senator calls on Trump to resign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., publicly urged Trump to resign over allegations of sexual assault, first surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign.

5. Candidates wrap up Alabama Senate race

Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, completed their last campaign events before the nationally scrutinized Alabama race for Senate Tuesday.


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