General news 10 Feb, 2021
Rawiri Waititi Wins Tie War in New Zealand Parliament - The New York TimesNew York Times
Rawiri Waititi, a Maori politician in New Zealand, was kicked out of the chamber for refusing to wear a tie as a marker of Indigenous resistance.
Reddit User Who Leaked Tesla's Bitcoin Investment News Was Just High - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
A Reddit poster who claimed to be in the know of Tesla Inc’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) investment in Bitcoin (BTC) has confirmed that the information he made public on ...
China’s Mars Mission Is Up Next to Orbit the Red Planet - The New York TimesNew York Times
The Tianwen-1 mission is scheduled to be the second of three new visitors to Mars this month.
Apple will replace 2016/2017 MacBook Pro batteries that refuse to charge - EngadgetEngadget
If your MacBook Pro refuses to hold charge past 1 percent, you may be able to get its battery replaced for free. Apple has launched a battery replacement program for 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models experiencing the issue. Apple says “a very small number of…
Twitter Says It Won’t Block Journalists, Activists, And Politicians In India To Protect Free Speech - BuzzFeed NewsBuzzFeed News
Defying the Indian government could put Twitter officials in jail. But not doing so would mean enabling a crackdown against free speech.
Myanmar's coup protests are different from past demonstrations, researcher says - CNBCCNBC
People are demonstrating against Myanmar's military after it overthrew the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Nintendo’s latest Switch Online SNES games are some seriously deep cuts - The VergeThe Verge
Nintendo has announced the latest games coming to its Switch Online service. All four will be available to play on February 17th.
Texas lawyer's kitten filter during hearing goes viral - Fox NewsFox News
A Texas lawyer unwittingly went viral Tuesday after he was unable to remove a kitten filter during a Zoom conference with a judge.
Fact check: Posts about Biden's executive orders, quote about dictators need context - USA TODAYUSA Today
Joe Biden drew a correlation between a president who uses too many executive orders and a dictator, but the quote has been taken out of context.
SpaceX wins contract to launch first pieces of NASA's Gateway lunar outpost – Spaceflight Now - Spaceflight NowSpaceflight Now
'Wizard of Oz' remake planned with 'Watchmen' director - KSL.comKSL.com
Are we off to see the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz — again?
Kyle Busch wins Busch Clash after Chase Elliott spins Ryan Blaney in final stretch - ESPNESPN
Kyle Busch streaked past NASCAR champion Chase Elliott after Elliott spun leader Ryan Blaney in the final stretch of the exhibition Busch Clash on Tuesday.
Kansas City Chiefs place assistant coach Britt Reid on administrative leave after car crash hospitalized two children - CNNCNN
The Kansas City Chiefs placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave Tuesday after he was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that hospitalized two children, leaving one with a brain injury.
Kodak Black offers to cover college tuition for children of slain FBI agents - NBC NewsNBC News
The rapper Kodak Black offered to pay the college tuition for the children of two FBI agents who were killed last week serving a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida.
'He just rambled': Republicans unimpressed by Trump's impeachment lawyers - The GuardianThe Guardian
Senators and reportedly Trump himself voice displeasure with performances from Bruce Castor and David Schoen
Apple Maps is getting Google and Waze-like accident reporting - The VergeThe Verge
In the iOS 14.5 beta, Apple Maps users have the ability to report accidents, road hazards, or speed traps. The feature is similar to ones found in other popular navigation apps, like Google Maps, or Waze.
City of Tampa announces plans for Bucs' Super Bowl parade on Wednesday afternoon - ABC Action NewsABC Action News
Parade to begin at 1 p.m.
Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, South African COVID variants, UTMB study says - Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle
The news comes one day after Houston Methodist Hospital reported the Houston area’s...
Lori Harvey posts never-before-seen photos as boyfriend Michael B. Jordan turns 34 - Daily MailDaily Mail
Lori, 24, used the montage of snaps to proclaim that the Creed and Black Panther star is 'My favorite headache', 'my big baby', 'my best friend', and 'the sexiest man alive.'
Gotta watch her: Paige Bueckers is an athlete like few others - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
The UConn freshman from Hopkins already is a can't-miss superstar.
A skier was mauled by a bear in Alaska and rescued by helicopter - CNNCNN
A skier in Alaska was airlifted from the side of a mountain over the weekend after he was attacked and mauled by a brown bear.
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey imagines an app store for social media algorithms - The VergeThe Verge
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey imagines “an app store like view of ranking algorithms that give people ultimate flexibility” over social media.
Coronavirus in Oregon: 529 new cases, 7 deaths as Portland area prepares for restaurant, gym reopening - OregonLiveOregonLive
The Oregon Health Authority announced 529 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with seven new deaths, raising the state’s coronavirus death toll to 2,031.
L.A. County now has 8 confirmed cases of U.K. coronavirus variant and officials are warning against travel - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Los Angeles County on Tuesday recorded another five cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom, bringing the total to eight as officials step up calls for residents to avoid travel. The variant, B.1.1.7, has alarmed local officials …
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover landing will be must-see TV - CNETCNET
The next robot on Mars will touch down in a few weeks, and the views will be truly otherworldly.
TDH removes some COVID-19 cases, deaths from 3 NETN counties Tuesday - WJHL-TV News Channel 11WJHL-TV News Channel 11
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) COVID-19 data update on Tuesday included several oddities in Northeast Tennessee counties, including more than a dozen cases removed from one county. The health department removed 32 cases, …
Is the stock market due for a correction in 2021? Here's what some experts think - MarketWatchMarketWatch
A pullback for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday halted the longest win streak for stocks in months but a major concern for...
Liberals fight risk of letdown after early Covid wins - POLITICOPolitico
Progressive leaders say they’re prepared to use the weight of their caucus, as well the megaphone of closely-aligned outside groups, to try to force their party’s hand.
Britney Spears' Boyfriend Slams Her Dad as 'Framing' Doc Brings Attention to Conservatorship - Entertainment TonightGoogle News
Buffalo shooting suspect had threatened mass shooting of Minnesota hospital in 2018 - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
Gregory Ulrich violated a restraining order at the clinic in November 2018, court records show.
Europe's oldest person survives Covid just before 117th birthday - BBC NewsBBC News
Having battled coronavirus, French nun Sister Andre will celebrate her 117th birthday this week.
Fact Check: Did Biden Revoke a Trump Ban on Chinese Communist Propaganda in Schools? - NewsweekNewsweek
Supporters of a policy signed by President Donald Trump at the 11th hour of his tenure are criticizing President Joe Biden for withdrawing the order, which they claim allows the Chinese Communist...
Manchin pens letter to Biden asking him to reverse termination of Keystone XL pipeline - Fox NewsFox News
Sen. Joe Manchin wrote a letter to President Biden Tuesday asking him to rethink his executive order revoking the Keystone XL pipeline permit.
Biden backs House Democrats' proposed threshold for COVID-19 checks | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
President Biden said Tuesday he agrees with a proposal from House Democrats to begin phasing out...
Giving 1st and 2nd doses at once complicates vaccine effort - msnNOWmsnNOW
The U.S. has entered a tricky phase of the COVID-19 vaccination effort as providers try to ramp up the number of people getting first shots while also ensuring a growing number of others get second doses just when millions more Americans are becoming eligible…
Leaked Screenshots Reveal iOS 14-Like Privacy Features Coming in Android 12 - Mac RumorsMacRumors
Google is expected to unveil the next-generation version of Android, Android 12, in just a few weeks. Ahead of the software's debut, XDA...