General news 17 Feb, 2021
North Korean hackers stole Covid-19 data from Pfizer, South Korean lawmaker says - CNNCNN
Did North Korea hack US drugmaker Pfizer and steal data on Covid-19 vaccines and treatment research? The answer, at least on Wednesday in South Korea, depends on who you ask.
Epic Games takes Apple fight to EU antitrust regulators - Fox BusinessFox Business
The two companies have been locked in a legal dispute since August last year
2021 Australian Open: What to Watch For in Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka’s Semifinal - The New York TimesNew York Times
Williams and Osaka will play for the second time at a Grand Slam. Plus, Novak Djokovic faces an unlikely semifinal opponent: a 27-year-old in his first Grand Slam main draw.
Progress freighter docks with space station to help discard Russian module – Spaceflight Now - Spaceflight NowSpaceflight Now
Netflix is launching a 'Dota 2' anime series in March - EngadgetEngadget
Netflix is gearing up for the global launch of a new anime series based on Valve's multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2.
In Videos, Dubai Princess Says She Is a ‘Hostage’ - The New York TimesNew York Times
Sheikha Latifa, who drew headlines in 2018 when she unsuccessfully sought to flee her country, says she has been held in a virtual prison since her forced return.
Woman charged in Capitol riot says Proud Boys recruited her - NBC NewsNBC News
Felicia Konold, who has been charged in the Capitol riot, said in a Snapchat video that she was recruited by the Proud Boys and that she was “with them now,"
University of Minnesota's Osterholm: Respect COVID-19 aerosol threat - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
Caution on transmission as Minn. data improve.
Jimmy Kimmel Unloads on Mitch McConnell: You 'Blew It' With Trump - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
The late-night host summed up McConnell’s “blistering” impeachment trial speech by saying, “Donald Trump is guilty of all the things I just found him not guilty of.”
CNN skips asking about Cuomo nursing home scandal, TJ Ducklo fiasco at Biden Wisconsin town hall - Fox NewsFox News
CNN didn't exactly challenge President Biden during Tuesday night's town hall in Milwaukee, avoiding uncomfortable subjects for the administration or other Democrats.
Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues - Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News
GOP officials in at least five Alaska state House districts have approved resolutions criticizing the senator.
Larry King's widow Shawn King files lawsuit over TV icon's secret will, claims he had 'secret account' - Fox NewsFox News
Broadcast legend Larry King's estranged widow Shawn King has filed a lawsuit in which she objects to his handwritten will and claims he had a "secret account" he used to give "gifts" to people.
LAUSD diverting school police funds to support Black students - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
The Board of Education approved a plan that cuts a third of the officers with the Los Angeles School Police Department, bans the use of pepper spray on students and diverts funds from the department to improve the education of Black students.
New York sues Amazon alleging ‘flagrant disregard’ of health standards at warehouses - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
New York Attorney General Letitia James accused Amazon of failing to adequately protects its warehouse workers from covid-19 and retaliating against employees who raised concerns.
A Hugely Popular File-Sharing Android App Also Has Giant, Terrible Security Flaws - GizmodoGizmodo.com
If you're using this app, think twice.
Death toll rises as powerful winter storm knocks out power to millions in Texas - CBS NewsCBS News
The same storm created a powerful tornado in a coastal region of North Carolina that blew apart homes and killed three people.
'Completely unacceptable': Abbott says ERCOT hasn't been transparent, demands answers about Texas power outages - WFAA.comWFAA.com
Abbott declared ERCOT reform an emergency item for this legislative session. He said Texas Legislature will begin "immediately investigating" the situation.
ADHS: Extreme winter weather delays vaccine shipments to Arizona - ABC15 ArizonaABC15 Arizona
The Arizona Department of Health services announced Tuesday, extreme winter across the country has delayed this week’s delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses to the state.
EXPLAINER: Japan begins vaccination drive, but why so late? - Associated PressAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) — Japan rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday after the government gave belated first approval to a shot co-developed by Pfizer Inc. that the U.S. and many other...
The 2022 McLaren Artura Is the Lightweight Hybrid Supercar of the Future - RoadandTrack.comRoadandTrack.com
McLaren's replacement for the 570S is here, and it's packing 677 hp from a new hybrid V-6 powertrain.
Jarrett Allen reveals true story behind heated argument with Collin Sexton - Cavaliers NationCavaliersnation.com
The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their eighth consecutive loss last night when they fell 129-98 to the Golden State Warriors. Cleveland’s record has tumbled to 10-19 this season, and tensions were high in an argument between Jarrett Allen and Collin Sexton fo…
The space rock that doomed the dinosaurs was shrapnel from a comet that flew too close to the sun, a Harvard study suggests - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
The origin of the space rock that killed the dinosaurs has been a mystery. A new study suggests it wasn't an asteroid, but a comet fragment.
Last Season’s End-of-Year Performance Reviews Showed Ohio State's Basketball Coaches Saw Program Heading in - Eleven WarriorsEleven Warriors
Chris Holtmann and Gene Smith expressed optimism in their performance reviews last year that the Buckeyes would achieve the kind of success they have so far this season.
NASA's Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars! - Space.comSpace.com
"The spacecraft is focused, the team is focused and we are all ready to go for landing," Jennifer Trosper said today (Feb. 16).
'CNN Newsroom' host Brooke Baldwin leaving gig in April - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
"CNN Newsroom" host Brooke Baldwin will leave the cable news network in April, when her book is published. Without a job lined up, she's feeling "vulnerable."
Occidental declares force majeure on Permian Basin operations - Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha
Occidental Petroleum (OXY) has told buyers that it will be forced to curtail oil deliveries from the Permian Basin region due to complications from the historic Texas freeze, in the...
TUESDAY UPDATES: Officials report the youngest coronavirus-related death in Boone County - ABC17NEWS - ABC17News.comABC17News.com
Check back for updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW: CenterPoint Energy states power outages 'could last several more days'; more than half of customers still without power - Community Impact NewspaperCommunity Impact Newspaper
'Parastronaut' sought as ESA recruits its first new astronauts in more than a decade - SpaceNewsSpaceNews
The European Space Agency announced Feb. 16 that its first call for new astronauts in more than a decade will be open to candidates with physical disabilities.
NBA Prospect Jalen Johnson Opts Out of Rest of Duke's Season With Blue Devils Struggling - InsideHookInsideHook
In a move that should have Blue Devils fans seeing red, star Duke freshman Jalen Johnson is not going to play for the rest of the season.
Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iPads - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
The all-in-one iPhone app made a seamless transition to the iPad.
Dave Chappelle unpacking Hollywood's 'sickness' goes viral after Britney Spears documentary - PinkNewsPinkNews
A clip of comedian Dave Chappelle explaining that celebrities aren't crazy – rather, Hollywood is "sick" – has taken on a new light.
SpaceX sets up for back-to-back Starlink launches this week - CNETCNET
The booster appeared to miss the landing pad of the company's droneship in the Atlantic Monday night.