General news 04 Mar, 2021
Motorola may have leaked its own Snapdragon 4100-powered Wear OS watch - The VergeThe Verge
Motorola quietly showed off images of a possible Moto 360 successor, which may include Qualcomm’s little-used Snapdragon 4100 processor for more power and battery life.
Meghan Markle Accuses Royal Family Of “Perpetuating Falsehoods About Us” In New Promo For Oprah Winfrey Interview On CBS - DeadlineDeadline
CBS tonight dropped a new promo for Oprah with Meghan and Harry, its upcoming two-hour special featuring the American talk show queen interviewing the British Royal couple, in which Markle launches a new salvo in the duo’s ongoing war with the Buckingham Pala…
Cuomo harassment scandal poses fresh #MeToo test for Democrats - POLITICOPolitico
Senators view the allegations against the New York governor differently than those against Al Franken, who was a colleague.
'Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,' Says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky - NPRNPR
With new cases teetering at about 60,000 to 70,000 per day, new hyper-transmissible variants and state rollbacks of coronavirus restrictions, the CDC chief urges Americans to remain vigilant.
Disney to close at least 60 Disney Stores in US and Canada, as shopping shifts to online - USA TODAYUSA Today
Emphasizing e-commerce, Disney will close 60 North American Disney stores. Its shopDisney online site will be integrated with social media and apps.
Oregon reports 27 more COVID-19 related deaths; 1 million vaccine doses given - KTVZKTVZ
There are 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,252, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.
Source - Giants release WR Golden Tate, LB David Mayo in cost-cutting moves - ESPNESPN
Wide receiver Golden Tate has been released by the New York Giants in a cost-cutting move, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
SpaceX launches and lands Starship prototype - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
A prototype of a next-generation SpaceX rocket took to the skies above Texas today for a test flight that ended in a successful landing for the rocket before...
Biden limits eligibility for stimulus payments under pressure from moderate Senate Democrats - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
The plan would phase out the $1,400 payments faster for higher-income individuals after moderate Senate Democrats pushed for more “targeted” spending. The change comes as the Senate prepares to move forward with an initial procedural vote on President Biden’s…
Alec Baldwin amused by talk of Gillian Anderson switching between accents - Page SixPage Six
The tweet is a possible attempt by the actor to slyly defend wife Hilaria Baldwin, who was called out in December for falsifying her Spanish heritage.
38 people killed in Myanmar's deadliest day of protest, says UN envoy - CNNCNN
At least 38 people were killed after Myanmar's security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in towns and cities across the country Wednesday, in scenes that have been described as "a war zone."
House cancels Thursday session as FBI, Homeland Security warn of threat to Capitol - AxiosAxios
Officials say their visibility into the threats is "increasingly constrained" by the use of secure communication.
Inspector General’s Report Cites Elaine Chao for Using Office to Help Family - The New York TimesNew York Times
The Justice Department under the Trump administration declined to open a criminal investigation into the actions by Ms. Chao when she was transportation secretary.
Biden administration says it still needs time on Trump tax return decision | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
The Biden administration on Wednesday said that it still needs more time to determine how it...
Capitol Police Warn of March 4 Threat Amid New QAnon Conspiracy Theories - The New York TimesNew York Times
The agency, responding to what the force called “a possible plot to breach the Capitol,” again sounded the alarm that pro-Trump conspirators may be planning an attack.
Texas doctors say Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to scrap mask mandate could result in another Covid-19 surge - NBC NewsNBC News
Texas Gov. Abbott’s decision to scrap mask mandate could result in another Covid-19 surge just as doctors have got a handle on the pandemic
Twitter CFO says Apple is ‘leveling the playing field’ with iOS 14 privacy changes - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
iOS 14 introduced several privacy changes that are now becoming mandatory for developers, which has resulted in some large companies being unhappy with Apple. However, Twitter CFO Ned Segal said that he’s not worried about these changes, as he believes that t…
NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance 'Firsts' Since Mars Landing – NASA's Mars Exploration Program - NASA Mars ExplorationNASA
Mission team members are participating in a virtual teleconference to discuss milestones achieved so far since the Feb. 18 landing and those to come.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim: No looming deadline for Larry Fitzgerald to make decision on his future - NFL.comNFL News
Cardinals GM Steve Keim said the start of the league year is not a deadline for Larry Fitzgerald to decide on whether he'll return, adding the venerated pass-catcher deserves to make the call on his own time, Omar Ruiz reports.
Amazon in Talks to Carry Many NFL Games Exclusively on Prime Video - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
TV networks are expected to pay nearly twice as much for new rights to Sunday, Monday games
MMQB’s Albert Breer: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson clearly at odds over their visions for Seahawks - 710 ESPN SeattleMyNorthwest.com
The Seahawks and Russell Wilson are at a crossroads in their relationship. MMQB's Albert Breer explains the frustration on both sides.
Janet Jackson Two-Night Documentary Event Set at Lifetime and A&E - VarietyVariety
Janet Jackson’s life story will get the documentary treatment next year from Lifetime and A&E to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her first album. At its virtual upfront today, the A+E Networks group highlighted its upcoming programming slate and announced t…
Utah's COVID-19 cases up Wednesday, positivity rates continue downward trend - fox13now.comfox13now.com
The count of new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday by the Utah Department of Health jumped by the hundreds over Tuesday.
Biden won't deliver speech to Congress until after vote on coronavirus bill, Psaki says - Fox NewsFox News
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden will wait to address a joint session of Congress until after Congress decides on the American Rescue Plan, his coronavirus relief package.
At least 8 injured in 'suspected terrorist crime,' police in Sweden say - NBC NewsNBC News
At least eight people were assaulted in the town of Vetlanda in Sweden, police said. The case was being investigated as "a suspected terrorist crime."
The Lakers (and LeBron) Have Nothing to Worry About Yet - Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated
The Lakers have struggled in recent games, but here is why no one should panic just yet.
Source of hazardous high-energy particles located in the Sun - Phys.orgPhys.Org
The source of potentially hazardous solar particles, released from the Sun at high speed during storms in its outer atmosphere, has been located for the first time by researchers at UCL and George Mason University, Virginia, U.S.
Some US bishops discourage Catholics from getting Johnson & Johnson vaccine if others are available - CNNCNN
As officials and health experts race to get Americans vaccinated against Covid-19, some Catholic bishops have weighed in to discourage Church members from getting the latest, single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson when alternatives are available.
ICC investigates alleged crimes in Palestinian territories (apnews.com) - Associated PressAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday launched an investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, turning the tribunal’s focus toward...
Google's Message To The Ad Industry: We Won't Build Our Own Third-Party Cookie Alternatives (And We Don't Want You To Either) - AdExchangerAdExchanger
Google has said it won't use alternative methods to track users online once it ends support for 3P cookies in Chrome. Oh, and it doesn't support UID 2.0.
SUV came through hole in border fence prior to Imperial County crash that killed 13 - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest crashes involving migrants sneaking into the U.S. had entered California through a hole cut into the border fence with Mexico in what was believed to be a larger smuggling operation, officials said Wednesday. Sur…
INSIGHT-“When will it end?”: How a changing virus is ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationTrust.org
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/VARIANTS (INSIGHT, PIX):INSIGHT-“When will it end?”: How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views on COVID-19
Budget 2021: Million more set to pay income tax by 2026 - BBC NewsBBC News
People who get a pay rise between this April and 2026 may find themselves paying a higher rate of tax.