General news 05 Feb, 2021
Xiaomi’s new concept phone has a waterfall display on all four edges - The VergeThe Verge
Xiaomi’s latest concept phone has arrived, and it takes curved displays to a new level. There are 88-degree “waterfall” curved edges on all four sides of the screen.
Fatal shooting of police officer in New Mexico leads to a 40-mile chase and shootout - CNNCNN
The fatal shooting of New Mexico State Police Officer Darian Jarrott on Thursday led to a high-speed chase that ended in a shootout with the suspect.
'There is real teeth to this'; Legal experts weigh in on Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News - CNNCNN
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.
Stephen Colbert Demolishes Marjorie Taylor Greene's QAnon Excuses - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
“This is the modern GOP,” the “Late Show” host said. “They want credit for recognizing reality.”
Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine - Associated PressAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) — Abdullah Metseydi, a Uighur in Turkey, was readying for bed last month when he heard commotion, then pounding on the door. “Police! Open the door!” A dozen or more officers...
SpaceX filing reveals Starlink internet service has over 10,000 users - EngadgetEngadget
SpaceX's Starlink internet service is still in beta, but is already used by over 10,000 people
Robinhood Lifts Buy Restrictions on GameStop, AMC As Stocks Tank - BenzingaBenzinga
Robinhood has lifted temporary limits it imposed on the purchase of so-called meme stocks like GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc ...
Super Bowl 2021: How former BYU star Daniel Sorensen made it back - Deseret NewsDeseret News
Former BYU safety and current Kansas City Chiefs starter is prepared to take on Tom Brady in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Those who know him know what drives him
'QAnon shaman,' charged in Capitol riot, changes jails due to food - POLITICOPolitico
Jacob Chansley was moved from a D.C. jail to a Virginia detention center in order to receive an organic diet.
Some baby foods tainted with 'dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals', congressional report finds - Fox BusinessFox Business
The report is urging U.S. regulators to set maximum levels permitted in baby foods and to require manufacturers to test finished products for heavy metals
Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Breaks ‘Boys State’s’ $12M Sundance Doc Sales Record in Searchlight/Hulu Acquisition - VarietyVariety
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s directorial debut “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” has been acquired by Searchlight Pictures and Hulu after its Sundance premiere, where it won both the Grand Jury prize and Audience award. “I’m s…
Oregon seniors blocked from signing up for COVID vaccine shots until Monday - KGW.comKGW.com
It's still unclear whether seniors can book appointments by phone.
Disney pops as California bill calls for theme parks to reopen faster - Fox BusinessFox Business
Shares of Disney and other theme-park operators rose Thursday after members of the California State Assembly introduced a bill that could allow larger venues to re-open faster than they would have under the state’s current coronavirus pandemic guidelines.
Biden beefs up administration with Asia experts as the U.S. prepares to take on China - CNBCCNBC
President Joe Biden's team has identified China as one of its biggest foreign policy challenges, and stressed the importance of allies in responding to Beijing.
Razer’s Huntsman V2 Analog is the latest keyboard built to mimic a controller’s joysticks - The VergeThe Verge
Razer’s latest mechanical gaming keyboard looks like previous models, but its keys are more customizable. Their optical switches support analog inputs, which enables more fine-tune controls not usually seen with keyboards.
CNN President Jeff Zucker to Leave Network at End of Year - IndieWireIndieWire
Jeff Zucker's leadership helped the network become the dominant name in cable news during Donald Trump's presidency.
Duke vs. North Carolina a battle between scuffling programs fighting to make the NCAA Tournament - CBS SportsCBS Sports
After beginning the year in the top 20, neither is ranked for the first time in 60 years when they collide on Saturday
US Judge: Ore. vaccinate inmates before seniors, teachers - One America News NetworkOne America News Network
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Remastered images reveal how far Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
50 years ago, the Apollo 14 astronaut hit a golf ball that traveled roughly 40 yards.
Johnson & Johnson Asks U.S. Regulators for Emergency Approval of Its Covid-19 Vaccine - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
The potential third vaccine could jump-start a slower-than-expected vaccination rollout
Posting pictures of Covid-19 vaccine cards poses fraud risk - CNBC TelevisionYouTube
Sharing your coronavirus vaccine cards on social media creates risk for scammers to sell your information online. Rahel Solomon joins Shepard Smith to report.
Wisconsin's Legislature repealed Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate. He issued a new one. - NBC NewsNBC News
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said repealing his mask mandate risked losing $50 million a month in federal funds to help hundreds of thousands of vulnerable residents.
Trump resigns from Screen Actors Guild as union considers disciplinary action - CBS NewsCBS News
"While I'm not familiar with your work, I'm very proud of my work on movies such as 'Home Alone 2' ...," Mr. Trump wrote.
How Emmanuel Macron sees the China challenge - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his call for European "strategic autonomy" at an Atlantic Council forum on Thursday, saying, “Our duty...
Beth Wilkinson close to completing Washington Football Team investigation, Roger Goodell says - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
The NFL commissioner also says he's hopeful the team's ownership dispute “will get resolved shortly."
Nick Cannon, ViacomCBS Re-Team On ‘Wild ‘N Out’ After Host Apologized For Anti-Semitic Remarks - DeadlineDeadline
Nick Cannon and ViacomCBS have re-united after the longtime host of Wild ‘N Out was fired last summer for what the company called “hateful speech and…anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” It means the improv competition, which had been renewed at VH1 for three m…
Canada bans cruise vessels until Feb. 28, 2022 - KOMO NewsKOMO News
TORONTO (AP) — Canada is banning all cruise vessels in Canadian waters until Feb. 28, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced Thursday cruise vessels carrying 100 or more people will remain prohibited from operating in Canadian waters. The ban …
De'Aaron Fox Rips NBA For Planning All-Star Game In Pandemic, 'It's Stupid' - TMZTMZ
The Sacramento Kings star ripped the NBA for reportedly trying to put together an All-Star Game this season in the middle of a pandemic.
Winn-Dixie to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb. 11 - Wink NewsWink News
Winn-Dixie pharmacies will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 11. A press release from parent company Southeastern Grocers, Inc., on Thursday said approximately 8,100 Moderna vaccines will be available by appointment only throughout the state at…
Everything to know about NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter — the first to fly on another planet - CBS NewsCBS News
NASA's Perseverance rover is closing in on Mars with some precious cargo: a 4-pound helicopter on a "high risk, high reward" mission.
Biden strikes tough tone on Russia in diplomatic push - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
President Joe Biden on Thursday said the days of the U.S. "rolling over" to Russian President Vladimir Putin are gone as he called for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Biden says U.S. will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia, calls for Navalny's immediate release - CNBCCNBC
Biden says U.S. will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia, calls for Navalny's release in first address at State Department
Report: Google looking to limit data collection, tracking in Android apps - 9to5Google9to5google.com
In the coming months, Apple will require app developers to disclose and make tracking opt-in. A Google plan to limit Android app tracking...
Watch this 20-minute tour of the Mario Kart ride at Super Nintendo World - EngadgetEngadget
You can check out almost the entire park on YouTube.
The noisy ocean: Humans have made the world's seas a very loud place to live - USA TODAYUSA Today
The ocean has become a raucous cacophony as the noise from human activity has grown louder and more prevalent, according to a study.
Biden expected to announce dramatic increase in refugee admissions - Fox NewsFox News
President Biden on Thursday is expected to announce a dramatic increase in the number of admissions of refugees into the U.S. -- the latest significant shift in immigration policy in his administration.
Biden Freezes Trump’s Withdrawal of 12,000 Troops From Germany - The New York TimesNew York Times
The move halts a Trump administration decision to shift some units to Belgium and Italy and bring others home, a plan that had rankled European leaders and angered lawmakers in both parties.