General news 08 Mar, 2021
Lindsey Graham says Trump has a 'dark side' and a 'magic': Axios - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Graham told "Axios on HBO" that Trump could make the party bigger, stronger, and more diverse, but that he "also could destroy it."
Pepe Le Pew Will Be Absent From 'Space Jam 2' - Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter
The controversial Looney Tunes skunk cartoon character was scrubbed from the Lebron James starrer more than a year ago.
Meghan Recounts Conversations About Archie’s Skin Tone - The New York TimesNew York Times
Meghan told Oprah that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be.”
Stephen Curry Joined LeBron James' Chalk Toss Before 2021 All-Star Game - Bleacher ReportGoogle News
Switzerland Approves Ban On Face Coverings In Public - NPRNPR
Swiss voters backed a ban on niqabs and burqas worn by a handful of Muslim women in the country. A Muslim advocacy group called it Islamophobic.
Michigan basketball limps into postseason, hoping for good news on Eli Brooks' ankle - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
Michigan basketball is entering the Big Ten tournament and NCAA tournament on somewhat shaky ground, especially with Eli Brooks' ankle injury.
Protesters gather in Minneapolis on eve of George Floyd murder trial - New York PostNew York Post
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis on Sunday, as tension builds on the eve of ex-cop Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd. The marchers displayed a white …
New Report States Apple Will Release Mixed Reality Headset in 2022 and AR Glasses by 2025 - GizmodoGizmodo.com
While the rumblings over Apple’s planned venture into augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality have been getting louder recently, we now have a series of dates for these devices by prognosticator Ming Chi-Kuo, a good source with a reliable track r…
At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts - NBC NewsNBC News
A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said.
New York State Senate Leader Calls For Cuomo's Resignation - NPRNPR
New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the most prominent state official to call for Cuomo to resign. Multiple women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment.
French politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash - CNNCNN
French politician Olivier Dassault has died in a helicopter crash in northwest France at the age of 69, CNN affiliate BFM TV reported Sunday.
Grammys 2021 performers will include Taylor Swift, BTS and Billie Eilish - CNNCNN
It's official -- Taylor Swift, BTS and Billie Eilish are among those who will be performing at the 2021 Grammys.
2021 Critics Choice Awards Winners List - VarietyVariety
With the 2021 awards season is in full swing, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will honor the best and brightest in both film and television on Sunday. This year’s ceremony is an in-person/virtual hybrid show, with host Taye Diggs and some of the present…
Kyle Larson pulls away at Vegas, ices first Cup Series victory since 2019 - NASCARNASCAR
Kyle Larson powered to his first victory of the NASCAR Cup Series season Sunday, pulling away down the stretch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops - The Associated PressAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea have reached agreement in principle on a new arrangement for sharing the cost of the American troop presence, which is intended as a bulwark...
New Mexico reports 12 new deaths, 183 additional COVID-19 cases - KOBKOB
KOB 4 determined there was a 1.56% positivity result of the tests analyzed in Sunday's report from the state.
Ohio Student, Fatally Injured in Hazing, Is Being Kept Alive for Organ Donation - NewsweekNewsweek
Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University, is "in the process of donating his organs," said the family's attorney.
New trailers: Without Remorse, Thunder Force, and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier - The VergeThe Verge
Michael B. Jordan in Without Remorse, Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer in Thunder Force, Colin Farrell in Voyagers and the next MCU/Disney Plus series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Michigan makes homeless people vaccine-eligible - WOODTV.comWOODTV.com
People who are homeless will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Michigan starting Monday.
The iMac Pro is being discontinued - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Chalk this up to inevitability. The iMac Pro is soon to be no more. First noted by 9to5Mac, TechCrunch has since confirmed with Apple that the company will stop selling the all-in-one once the current stock is depleted. One configuration of the desktop is sti…
Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Say They Targeted Saudi Oil Port - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Saudi Arabia says there were no casualties and no damage from the Sunday strike
Chicago Residents in Phase 1B-Plus of State Vaccine Plan Now Eligible for Appointments at United Center - NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago
On Sunday afternoon, eligibility for appointments at the mass COVID vaccination site at the United Center opened up to all Chicago residents who are 18 years of…
Game of drones: Chinese giant DJI hit by U.S. tensions, staff defections - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
Chinese drone giant DJI Technology Co Ltd built up such a successful U.S. business over the past decade that it almost drove all competitors out of the...
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Marries Seattle School Teacher - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Ms. Scott, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a private school
University of Colorado Boulder party broken up by police, officers injured - CBS NewsCBS News
Some officers were injured as bricks and rocks were thrown at them, Boulder police told CBS Denver.
Florida’s Sunday COVID update: 1.9 million fully vaccinated, fewest deaths since Nov. 29 - Miami HeraldGoogle News
State's 7-day coronavirus case average drops below 400, 10% of state fully vaccinated - WBAYWBAY
On Sunday, the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced another 329 people were positive in the latest round of test results.
California: Thousands received wrong COVID-19 vaccine dosage: Report - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
An estimated 4,300 people at the Oakland Coliseum received a suboptimal dosage of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on March 1, KTVU reported.
Joe Manchin opens the door to filibuster reform - Vox.comVox
Sen. Manchin’s suggestion for changing the filibuster: “Make them stand there and talk.”
Xbox test brings Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser to consoles - EngadgetEngadget
Microsoft has started testing the Chromium-based Edge web browser on Xbox One and Series X/S game consoles.
Biden signs executive order promoting voting rights on 56th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
The action comes amid a push by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict voting.
If Seahawks trade Russell Wilson, what’s their plan at quarterback? - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
As a sense of unease and dysfunction hovers over the relationship between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, a persistent question emerges regarding the aftermath of a potential trade. If Wilson goes, who replaces him at quarterback? The Seahawks don’t keep a h…
U.S. sees Pfizer's and other Western COVID-19 vaccines becoming latest target of Russian disinformation - MarketWatchMarketWatch
One false Russian claim: that the U.S. rushed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine through the regulatory process
"The Code Breaker": Jennifer Doudna and how CRISPR may revolutionize mankind - CBS NewsCBS News
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the gene-editing technique which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations, and Walter Isaacson, author of "The Code Breaker," talk about the promise of the biotech r…
Perseverance drives on Mars' terrain for first time - SatelliteProME.comSatelliteProME.com
As part of its mission, the rover would characterise the Red Planet's geology and past climate, and pave the way for human exploration of Mars.
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…