General news 11 Feb, 2021
Morgan Wallen speaks out amid ongoing n-word controversy, says he was on 72-hour bender - Fox NewsFox News
"7 Summers" singer Morgan Wallen has released an apology video after being seen on video using the n-word.
GOP senators signal they plan to acquit Trump despite visceral presentation by House Democrats - CNNCNN
The House impeachment managers presented senators with videos of their colleagues fleeing a pro-Trump mob, which breached the US Capitol shouting "stop the steal." They showed the rioters searching for then-Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pe…
India rebukes Twitter for not fully complying with government order to ban certain accounts - CNBCCNBC
Ajay Sawhney, secretary for India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, virtually met with top Twitter executives on Wednesday.
"Heartbreaking" 911 calls prompt search for tanker truck that may be carrying 80 trapped migrants - CBS NewsCBS News
"You're literally hearing people that believe they're moments away from death," Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar told CBS News.
Obesity: Diabetes drug hailed as a 'game changer' after trial reveals dramatic weight loss - Sky NewsSky.com
Semaglutide is already used by patients with type 2 diabetes and has been submitted for approval for obesity treatment.
Biden speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping for first time as President - CNNCNN
President Joe Biden spoke with China's President Xi Jinping late Wednesday, according to a senior administration official, their first call since Biden took office.
'The Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Fired Amid Social Media Controversy - Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter
UTA has also dropped the actor, who will no longer be part of the 'Star Wars' galaxy.
NBA ended issue of playing the anthem, but the result of Mark Cuban’s social experiment remains to be seen - The Dallas Morning NewsThe Dallas Morning News
Editor’s note: This story has been updated since it was originally published. Last updated 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. To hear Mark Cuban explain it now, the...
Bruce Springsteen Jeep commercial that aired during Super Bowl 55 removed after DWI arrest - USA TODAYUSA Today
The elaborate two-minute Jeep ad aired during CBS's broadcast of Super Bowl 55, but is no longer available on the automaker's social media channels.
Biden Administration Pauses Trump's TikTok Ban, Backs Off Pressure To Sell App - NPRNPR
TikTok will still undergo a national security review by federal officials, but any outright ban, or pressure to sell to an American company, will not be a priority of the Biden White House.
EXCLUSIVENOT AGAIN! Gorilla Glue Challenge sends Louisiana man to the ER - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Louisiana native has a message for anyone who wants to try the Gorilla Glue Challenge, “Don’t do it!” In an exclusive interview, Martin said he did the challenge to prove that the viral video seen with Tessica Brown, who sprayed…
Google’s own iOS apps are now literally begging for updates that don’t exist - The VergeThe Verge
We’re seeing confusing notices inside Gmail, Google Maps and Google Photos saying that the apps are out of date — even though there aren’t newer versions of the apps available
Trade Rumor: Colts ‘Want More of a Two-Year Flier’ Than a ‘Full-On Marriage’ to Eagles QB Carson Wentz - Stampede BlueStampede Blue
According to The MMQB’s Albert Breer, the Indianapolis Colts would prefer ‘more of a two-year flier’ over a ‘full-on marriage’ to Philadelphia Eagles former franchise quarterback Carson Wentz—...
Pot Stocks Are Flying High Again. It's Not Just Reddit. - Barron'sBarron's
Canadian grower Tilray jumped 51% on Wednesday. Sundial Growers jumped 79%. Shares of Aurora Cannabis—a name that’s been popular with retail traders in the past—rose 21%.
A newly discovered space object called 'Farfarout' is the most distant thing in our solar system - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
It takes Farfarout 1,000 years to orbit the sun. Distant objects like this could help astronomers identify our solar system's missing planet.
CDC: COVID-19 quarantine unnecessary for fully vaccinated people - AxiosAxios
The guidance "aligns with quarantine recommendations for those with natural immunity," the CDC says.
'Drunk Tom Brady' trends as NFL legend is seen partying during Bucs' Super Bowl parade - Fox NewsFox News
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of his teammates celebrated their Super Bowl LV victory on Wednesday afternoon with a boat parade.
New video shows lone Capitol police officer leading Mitt Romney away from rioters - KUTV 2NewsKUTV 2News
New security camera footage from the Jan. 6 invasion of the U. S. Capitol was shared during former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Wednesday, showing how close Utah Sen. Mitt Romney came to encountering angry rioters in the halls of the Capitol bui…
Life on Mars? Escaping water vapour offers new clues - The GuardianThe Guardian
Researchers detected water emanating high up in thin atmosphere of red planet while Tianwen-1 probe entered orbit on Wednesday
Larry Flynt, pornographer and self-styled First Amendment champion, dies at 78 - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
He rose to infamy with Hustler and other enterprises, and was the subject of a 1996 biopic starring Woody Harrelson.
The Killing of George Floyd Tore Minneapolis Apart. Now Comes the Trial. - The New York TimesNew York Times
As attorney general, William Barr rejected a plea deal days after Mr. Floyd died, worried in part of protesters calling it lenient. Derek Chauvin was set to plead guilty to third-degree murder.
UK covid variant detected in Allegheny County, officials say - TribLIVETribLIVE
Allegheny County officials announced Wednesday that the covid-19 variant first seen in the United Kingdom has been detected in the county. Dr. Debra Bogen, the county’s health director, said the case is the first and only U.K. variant reported in the county t…
Uber lost $6.8 billion in 2020 - CNNCNN
Uber lost a staggering $6.8 billion last year -- and that's actually good news.
Winter Storm Warning issued, storm bringing snow and freezing rain to Portland - KOIN.comKOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Just like that, we are preparing for a significant winter event that is going to impact the Greater Portland Metro Area and many surrounding communities through the weekend. It will begin tomorrow and make a major impact by Friday. We …
Canada tightens border restrictions further, will require negative COVID test - USA TODAYUSA Today
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that any nonessential traveler arriving in Canada by land will need to show a negative COVID test.
South Africa coronavirus variant that reduces vaccine efficacy found in two Bay Area counties - San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle
California’s first two cases of a coronavirus variant first found in South Africa that...
Apple Maps will get crowdsourced incident reporting with iOS 14.5 - EngadgetEngadget
The iOS 14.5 beta updates Apple Maps to allow you to report when you see incidents on the road.
Real unemployment rate closer to 10 percent, says Fed Chair Jerome Powell - NBC NewsNBC News
The real unemployment rate is closer to 10 percent, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday. The official rate is currently 6.3 percent.
U.S. To Impose Sanctions On Myanmar Military Officials Over Coup - NPRNPR
President Joe Biden announced a series of actions aimed at imposing consequences on the Myanmar military officials responsible for the country's coup, including sanctions and stronger export controls.
Hybrid, Older Users Most-Targeted by Gmail Attackers - ThreatpostThreatpost
Researchers at Google and Stanford analyzed a 1.2 billion malicious emails to find out what makes users likely to get attacked. 2FA wasn't a big factor.
Hear the Sound of a Seashell Horn Found in an Ancient French Cave - The New York TimesNew York Times
Music from the large conch probably hadn’t been heard by human ears for 17,000 years.
Over 33,000 registered voters left California GOP in January | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
More than 33,000 registered voters have left the California Republican Party since the Jan....
Andrew Cuomo Says NY Sports Arenas Can Reopen in Limited Capacity on Feb. 23 - Bleacher ReportBleacher Report
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state will begin allowing attendance for concerts and sporting events, beginning Feb. 23. Events will be limited to 10 percent capacity for any arena with a total capacity of over 10,000 attendants...
French Nun Sister Andre, Close to Turning 117, Knocks Down Covid-19 - The New York TimesNew York Times
Sister André will celebrate her victory against the virus and her 117th birthday on Thursday with a feast, and a glass of Champagne.
WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine - The Associated PressAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts advising the World Health Organization about immunization on Wednesday recommended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine even in countries that turned up worrying...
Galaxy S20 FE 5G picks up a bunch of S21 features with One UI 3.1 update - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Since older Galaxy flagships received One UI 3.0 only recently, we weren't exactly expecting Samsung to also push the Galaxy S21’s newer 3.1 build