General news 07 Mar, 2021
Here's why the US has more tornadoes than any other country - CNNCNN
The US averages over 1,150 tornadoes every single year. That's more than any other country in the world. In fact, it's more than Canada, Australia and all European countries combined.
What we actually want in a Nintendo Switch Pro - The VergeThe Verge
Bloomberg has reported that a long-rumored upgrade to the Nintendo Switch might actually be coming soon, and The Verge’s staff took it upon ourselves to think about what we’d want in a new model.
Scientists underestimated the coronavirus — and are racing to keep up with evolution - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
For most of 2020, scientists weren't very concerned that the coronavirus would evolve. But in a few short months, variants of the virus have become a global preoccupation -- and a potential threat to vaccines.
Britney Spears boyfriend Sam Asghari say he’s ready to have kids, take relationship ‘to the next step’ - Fox NewsFox News
Sam Asghari says he is ready to have children with his famous girlfriend Britney Spears.
Biden to sign executive order expanding voting access - CNNCNN
President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order Sunday expanding voting access in what the White House calls "an initial step in this Administration's efforts to protect the right to vote and ensure all eligible citizens can freely participate in t…
British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has her ankle monitor removed but faces new court date - CNNCNN
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker who has been jailed in Iran for almost five years, has had her ankle monitor removed, but now faces another trial on separate charges, according to her husband.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Interview Is a Royal Balancing Act - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Prime-time TV appearance is the couple’s latest effort to take control of how their life is portrayed
Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in public - The Associated PressAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters delivered their verdict Sunday on a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas...
Disneyland and other California theme parks could reopen as soon as April 1 - CBS NewsCBS News
Theme parks in California have been closed to visitors since last March, with the exception of limited capacity food events.
McManus: How Biden can outfox McConnell on the filibuster - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
As the Senate has become increasingly polarized, the filibuster has become a weapon enabling the minority party to obstruct rather than compromise. But a couple of reforms could fix that.
How to Tell Which Emails Quietly Track You - WIREDWired
Your emails know more about you than you might think, like when you open them or when you forward them to others. But you can reclaim your privacy.
Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild - The Associated PressAssociated Press
QARAQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of...
Photos appear to show a giant ship hovering over the water off the English coast - CBS NewsCBS News
David Morris said he was "stunned" to see a giant vessel seemingly suspended over the surface of the sea. It's a truly "superior mirage."
Germany coronavirus: How Merkel's vaccine disaster dented nation's handling of the pandemic - CNNCNN
The fridges are here but the shots are not.
Electric Vehicles Are the U.S. Auto Industry’s Future—If Dealers Can Figure Out How to Sell Them - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Car dealers say they are struggling to square the industry’s enthusiasm with shoppers’ reality
'Why Us?': A Year After Being Laid Off, Millions Are Still Unemployed - NPRNPR
Millions who lost jobs at the beginning of the pandemic are still out of the labor force, making up levels not seen since the Great Recession.
The GOP is having a change of heart on economics. It could have implications for policymaking. - NBC NewsNBC News
Prominent Republicans are undertaking a shift in policymaking when it comes to spending. The impact could be significant.
America now knows that nursing homes are broken. Does anyone care enough to fix them? - NBC NewsNBC News
The Covid-19 pandemic revealed America’s broken nursing home system — and the challenge of fixing it. The biggest underlying problem? Not enough money is being invested in caregiving, experts said.
UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz Post-fight Press Conference - UFC - Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipGoogle News
Aljamain Sterling wins UFC bantamweight title after Petr Yan disqualified for illegal knee - ESPNESPN
Aljamain Sterling was crowned the new UFC bantamweight champion after Petr Yan was disqualified for landing an illegal knee in the fourth round Saturday night at UFC 259.
Nittany Lion Wrestlers Send Four to Big Ten Finals - Penn State University Athletics - GoPSUsports.comGopsusports.com
The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0, 6-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, have advanced four individuals to the Big Ten finals set for tomorrow afternoon in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lions, under the guidance of head coach Ca…
Another ex-aide calls Cuomo's office conduct inappropriate - The Associated PressAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Another woman who worked for Gov. Andrew Cuomo is describing conduct she felt was inappropriate for the workplace. Ana Liss, 35, told The Wall Street Journal in a story...
1 dead after shooting near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis - FOX 9FOX 9
One person has died after reports of shots fired near the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
The Albany Times Union’s editorial board has joined in on calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign amid a series of controversies surrounding the elected official, writing that Cuomo “has squandered the public’s trust at a time when it’s needed more…
San Francisco district to reopen after putting school name backlash to rest - Fox NewsFox News
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) plans to reopen schools starting April 12, announced the city’s Board of Education Friday.
Bye Bye iMac Pro. It’s Been Good Knowing Ya - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and will sell the ones it has left “while supplies last,” according to a new message added to the desktop’s product page Friday.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on LeBron James' All-Star Game criticism, vaccines and returning to normal - USA TODAYUSA Today
During his All-Star Game news conference, Adam Silver talked about criticism of the All-Star Game, diversity issues, vaccines and returning to normal.
President Biden Calls JPL to Congratulate the Perseverance Mars Rover Team - NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryGoogle News
Biden administration moving to address a global compromise by Chinese and other hackers of Microsoft email servers - Washington PostThe Washington Post
The latest hacks come as the White House is considering how to respond to Russian cyber intrusions.
Scientists Discover 'Space Hurricane' High Above The Earth - HuffPostHuffPost
The mass of plasma roiled above the magnetic North Pole for about eight hours, raining electrons instead of water.
A large asteroid known as Apophis zipped silently past the Earth - SlashGearSlashGear
On Friday, a large asteroid roughly the size of the Eiffel Tower zipped past the Earth. The asteroid posed no hazard to the Earth on this flyby as it was more than 40 times as far away from Earth a…
Covid vaccine-induced swelling can lead to false cancer diagnosis, doctors warn - RTRT
Cancer experts and radiologists in the US are warning Covid-19 vaccine recipients that an otherwise normal immune response can be mistaken for cancer if it appears on a mammogram or other cancer screening.
Spacewalking astronauts tackle stubborn struts to prime space station for new solar arrays - Space.comSpace.com
A second spacewalk was the charm for stubborn struts on the space station.