General news 16 Feb, 2021
SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit, misses rocket landing - Space.comSpace.com
It was a rare miss for SpaceX's rocket landings.
Bachelor Nation alums call for Chris Harrison to be gone permanently from ABC romance franchise - Daily MailDaily Mail
DeMario Jackson from season 13 and Jubilee Sharpe from season 20 were among the reality stars saying Harrison's vacation from the show should be a permanent one.
Perdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) filed paperwork with the Federal...
PocketBook launches 7.8-inch e-reader with new color E Ink screen - The VergeThe Verge
PocketBook has announced the InkPad Color, a 7.8-inch e-reader that uses E Ink’s latest Kaleido color screen technology. It’s available now.
Asia sets up global stocks for extended bull run on economic optimism - ReutersReuters
Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, putting world equities on course to extend their bull run for a 12th consecutive session as optimism about the global economic recovery and expectations of low interest rates drive investments into riskier assets.
Auburn athletics community reacts to Gus Malzahn’s UCF job - AL.comAL.com
From coaches to players, the Auburn community expressed their feelings about Gus Malzahn's new job as UCF's football coach.
Vincent Jackson, former NFL wide receiver, found dead in hotel room, authorities say - CNNCNN
Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Brandon, Florida, officials said.
Freshman Jalen Johnson opts out of remainder of Duke's season to begin preparation for NBA draft - ESPNESPN
Saying in a news release on Monday that the decision was "not easy," freshman Jalen Johnson opted out of the rest of the Blue Devils' season to prepare for the NBA draft.
Study: Researchers identify 7 new U.S.-based coronavirus variants - KARE11.comKARE11.com
According to a new study, researchers have identified seven new variants that appear to have originated in the U.S.
Olivia Wilde praises Harry Styles in heartfelt post about upcoming film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’: ‘Blew us away’ - Fox NewsFox News
Olivia Wilde is laying on the praise for Harry Styles and his role in "Don't Worry Darling."
Johnny Pacheco, Salsa Legend and Fania Records Co-Founder, Dead at 85 - PitchforkPitchfork
The Dominican bandleader behind the storied label helped usher salsa’s international rise
Utah GOP responds to senators' varying impeachment votes: 'There is power in our differences' - CNNCNN
The Utah Republican Party released a statement Monday accepting the different votes of the state's Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee in last week's impeachment trial, marking a stark contrast with how some other state and county GOP party operations have pursued…
LIVE UPDATES: Winter Storm Warning: Second round of snow, ice moving through western Pennsylvania - WPXI PittsburghWPXI Pittsburgh
Snow, freezing rain and plain rain -- it will be a kitchen sink event with something for everyone through early Tuesday morning.
Doctor: Flu vaccine could help protect kids from the effects of COVID-19 - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
A pediatrician wants parents to know the flu vaccine could protect your child from life-long complications from coronavirus.
City of Abilene: 2-3 hours of water left; Eliminate all non-essential use immediately - KTXSKTXS
The City of Abilene said water customers have two to three hours of treated water capacity remaining at current consumption levels. "Immediate curtailment of consumption is needed," said the City. "Do not use water unless you are using it to drink or cook. " …
Thousands caught off guard by rolling blackouts in Kansas City metro Monday - WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityWDAF FOX4 Kansas City
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Rolling blackouts caught thousands by surprise Monday after the Southwest Power Pool made the emergency request to conserve energy. SPP manages the power grid from North Dakota to North Texas, including Kansas and parts of Western Missouri…
Israel's vaccine rollout shows signs of success - CBS NewsCBS News
Just over four months ago, Israel's COVID-19 outbreak was one of the worst on earth.Then, the Israeli government struck a deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for enough doses to inoculate every Israeli adult by the end of March.
Texas power outages: How the largest energy-producing state in the US failed in freezing temperatures - WFAA.comWFAA.com
"There are things that can be done, but it will cost some money," said Dr. David Tuttle, from UT Austin's Energy Institute, in the latest episode of Y'all-itics.
Didn’t get the ‘2021 Heart Month Challenge’ Apple Watch achievement? Here’s how to fix it - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Apple Watch users had another activity challenge last Sunday, February 14, which was a celebration of Heart Month. However, some users reported that even after completing the challenge, they didn’t receive the virtual achievement — but luckily there’s a way t…
Pelosi Vows to Move Forward With Independent Inquiry Into Capitol Riot - The New York TimesNew York Times
Calls have grown among lawmakers for a 9/11 Commission-style panel to be established, which would most likely require legislation.
Janice Dean slams 'bully' Cuomo over nursing home data delay: NY gov 'cannot be empathetic at all' - Fox NewsFox News
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean slammed Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s performance at a press conference Monday in which he tried to downplay his administration’s withholding of data about nursing home deaths from state lawmakers.
Roku is testing a remote with a built-in battery and customizable buttons - EngadgetEngadget
It looks like Roku is working on a new remote that features a rechargeable Li-ion battery and support for voice commands.
COVID-19 cases are dropping in US, but not because of vaccinations - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
COVID-19 cases are decreasing but the vaccine is not the driving factor, according to health experts. “It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but...
Snow, ice likely delay COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Oregon, health officials say - KATUKATU
PORTLAND, Ore. – The snow and ice will likely delay shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to Oregon, state health officials said Monday. The Oregon Health Authority has not said how much of an impact the winter storm will have on getting vaccine to the state. H…
Former Widefield High, UNC standout Vincent Jackson found dead in Florida hotel room - The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel
Former University of Northern Colorado and Widefield High School standout wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead at a hotel in Brandon, Florida, on Monday, according to authorities there.
12-year-old boy fatally shoots intruder who tried to rob grandmother, family says - NBC NewsNBC News
A man who forced his way into a 73-year-old woman's apartment with an accomplice was fatally shot by a 12-year-old who was inside, authorities said.
Revised macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 Update Properly Checks Free Available Space to Prevent Installation Errors - MacRumorsMacRumors
When upgrading to macOS Big Sur, there was an error that would cause issues if there wasn't enough storage space available. Unfortunately, the...
Parler: rightwing social network back online after US Capitol riot controversy - The GuardianThe Guardian
App went dark after facing accusations that it failed to police violent content related to the deadly attack on the US Capitol
Vladimir Putin considers conversation with Elon Musk on Clubhouse - CNNCNN
CNN's Paul R. La Monica discusses why Elon Musk invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to have a conversation on his new favorite social media app: Clubhouse.
Some schools could reopen this week with L.A. County set to meet threshold Tuesday; parents rally to demand on-campus learning - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Some schools is Los Angeles County could resume on-campus learning as early as this week with the county poised to meet a state threshold for reopening, officials said Monday evening. On Tuesday, public health officials expect the county to reach the state th…
Ousmane Dembele reveals Lionel Messi's vital advice in 2020/21 - Football EspanaFootball Espana
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele has revealed that Lionel Messi has played a crucial role in his upturn in form this season.
Dr. Anthony Fauci wins $1 million prize for ‘defending science’ - WGHP FOX 8 GreensboroWGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
The foundation credited Fauci with “courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis.”
How to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens - Fox BusinessFox Business
The number of participating pharmacies and the allocation of vaccines are expected to accelerate as drug makers increase production
CO2 dip may have helped dinosaurs walk from South America to Greenland - Phys.orgPhys.Org
A new paper refines estimates of when herbivorous dinosaurs must have traversed North America on a northerly trek to reach Greenland, and points out an intriguing climatic phenomenon that may have helped them along the journey.