General news 05 Mar, 2021
Cuomo Aides Rewrote Nursing Home Report to Hide Higher Death Toll - The New York TimesNew York Times
The intervention was the earliest action yet known in an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that concealed how many nursing home residents died in the pandemic.
Razer’s new Anzu smart glasses break from the pack with truly wireless audio - The VergeThe Verge
Razer has announced the $200 Anzu audio glasses, which have built-in speakers, up to five hours of battery life, and IPX4 sweat resistance. Two sets of lenses come with the frames.
Dana White on cutting Overeem and dos Santos - ‘We loved those guys, it’s just part of the sport’ - MMA ManiaMMA Mania
UFC president Dana White talks about the decision to release Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.
Tom Brady had hilarious response to Colin Cowherd being critical of Baker Mayfield's UFO sighting - USA TODAYUSA Today
Tom Brady wasn't having Fox Sports talk show host Colin Cowherd's assumption that franchise quarterbacks can't have UFO sightings.
Body believed to missing Kentucky man found in Grand Canyon - New York PostNew York Post
The National Park Service recovered a body in the Grand Canyon believed to be that of a missing Kentucky man. Along with the body, park personnel found a motorcycle on Wednesday below the South Kai…
10 ex-aides of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ‘queuing up’ to assist in bullying investigation: report - Fox NewsFox News
A spokesperson for the Duchess of Sussex has disputed the bullying allegations.
Demanding Loyalty, China Moves to Overhaul Hong Kong Elections - The New York TimesNew York Times
China’s national legislature disclosed plans for a law that would make it extremely difficult for Beijing’s critics to hold elective office in Hong Kong.
LeBron James takes Giannis Antetokounmpo first in 2021 NBA All-Star draft; Utah Jazz stars go last - ESPNESPN
LeBron James took two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo with the first pick of the All-Star Game draft. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the league-leading Jazz went last.
Agency cancels Hawaii tsunami watch after huge Pacific quake - Fox NewsFox News
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled a tsunami watch Thursday for Hawaii that was issued after a huge earthquake occurred in a remote area between New Zealand and Tonga.
Biden Administration Moves To Speed Up Processing Of Migrants In Family Detention - NPRNPR
Parents and children arriving at the border would be more quickly released within 72 hours, sources say.
Biden called off strike against second target in Syria to avoid killing civilians, say officials - NBC NewsNBC News
Biden canceled an air strike against a second target in Syria last week after a woman and two children were seen in the area, a senior official told NBC News.
Border crash: Father mourns daughter killed in SUV - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Yesenia Magali Melendrez Cardona told her father she wanted to follow in his footsteps in the U.S. On Tuesday, she was among those killed in a gruesome crash near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Biden World gives a shoulder shrug to the raging culture wars - POLITICOPolitico
Can arguments over children’s books and kids' toys really turn the political needle? Is there a wocket in my pocket?
The latest QAnon-inspired threat on the Capitol was thankfully a dud - Vox.comVox
March 4 was supposed to be a big day for QAnon. It didn’t happen.
Ivermectin Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds - The New York TimesNew York Times
Ivermectin, a drug typically used to treat parasitic worms, has been prescribed widely during the coronavirus pandemic, but rigorous data has been lacking.
In AstraZeneca spat, EU fights hard for a vaccine it's hardly using - AxiosAxios
The controversial step exposes challenges to distributing vaccines — even among the world's wealthiest nations.
New Mexico COVID-19 update: 259 new cases, totaling 186,156 | NMDOH - Coronavirus Updates - NMDOH - Department of HealthNmhealth.org
Biden lauds NASA team for giving US 'dose of confidence' - The Associated PressAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of an six-wheeled rover on Mars and for giving the country a “dose of...
Fewer infections, more vaccinations allow NC nursing homes to reopen doors to visitors - WRAL.comWRAL.com
State health officials said Thursday that nursing homes across North Carolina could resume allowing visitors indoors.
Rachel Lindsay Reacts to Chris Harrison's Latest Apology and Addresses How We Move Forward - extratvGoogle News
Costco Sales Rise 15% in Latest Quarter - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
E-commerce sales for the warehouse chain rose nearly 75%
A Huge Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth This Week - HYPEBEASTHYPEBEAST
NASA predicts that Apophis will pass even closer to Earth in the future.
Dow futures fall 100 points after a steep sell-off on Wall Street amid surging bond yields - CNBCCNBC
The move in futures followed a sharp sell-off triggered by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's remarks on rising bond yields.
US debt projected to balloon to more than double GDP by 2051 - Aljazeera.comAl Jazeera English
The Congressional Budget Office warned that by 2051, US debt will skyrocket to 202% of GDP up from 102% this year.
3 great things about Steelers extending Ben Roethlisberger’s contract - Still CurtainStill Curtain
The Steelers will have Ben Roethlisberger for one more season. Here are three great things that come with his new extension.u00a0 Ben Roethlisberger is offici...
VP Harris casts tie-breaking vote, stimulus bill gets Senate reading - The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel
Once the reading is done, the Senate is expected to debate the bill on Friday, with a vote expected on late Friday or Saturday.
The Trade Desk stock drops 20% in two days after Google clarifies ad-tracking policy - CNBCCNBC
Google's post Wednesday warned against solutions "like PII graphs based on people's email addresses," casting doubt on the future of some ad-tech proposals.
Texas Lt. Gov slams Biden's ‘Neanderthal thinking’ comment on lifting COVID restrictions - Fox NewsFox News
Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, R., slammed Joe Biden's "Neanderthal thinking" comment on lifting COVID-19 restrictions Thursday, calling the president a "hypocrite."
Capitol Police requests extended National Guard presence on the Hill - POLITICOPolitico
More than 5,200 Guard members are currently deployed to Washington in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
A super-Earth just discovered in our cosmic backyard might contain an atmosphere - CNETCNET
Gliese 486 b is an interesting candidate when it comes to studying exoplanet atmospheres.
Apple doesn’t want you to call nebulous Siri audio feature in iOS 14.5 ‘default music app’ support - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
As Jeff Benjamin noted in 9to5Mac’s video coverage, iOS 14.5 will use Siri intelligence to select music services based on listening behaviors. While the feature falls short of actually allowing you to set a default music service, it will open Siri to easier m…
Watch Jimmy Fallon and Elizabeth Olsen spoof 'WandaVision' - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon paid homage to his late-night predecessors while parodying "WandaVision" with Elizabeth Olsen — and a surprise guest.
SpaceX Starlink factory in Texas will speed up production of Dishy McFlatface - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Austin factory to create systems that improve SpaceX's high-volume manufacturing.
GM is close to building a second EV battery factory in the US, report says - The VergeThe Verge
GM wants to build a second battery factory in the US, The Wall Street Journal reports. The factory, which is still under discussion, would be built with South Korean battery supplier LG Chem.
Maine vaccine shipments to drop next week, just as eligibility expands to include teachers - Press HeraldPress Herald
The state will not receive any doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after getting 15,000 this week, but more doses may go directly to retail pharmacies next week.