General news 18 Feb, 2021
Walmart shares fall on earnings miss, retailer sees sales growth slowing in coming year - CNBCCNBC
The big-box retailer's fourth-quarter earnings missed Wall Street's expectations, as it tries to turn pandemic gains into sustained momentum.
US life expectancy plummets amid pandemic - POLITICO - POLITICOPolitico
“This is a huge decline,” said Robert Anderson, who oversees the numbers for the CDC. “You have to go back to World War II, the 1940s, to find a decline like this.”
Trump legal troubles may not be over despite Senate acquittal | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Despite his acquittal by the Senate, former President Trump’s legal problems may not b...
Trading hot stocks like GameStop seems fun until you look beneath the surface - NBC NewsNBC News
The GameStop bubble, and the way trading companies profited, raises a simple question: Is the way the U.S. stock market operates fair to individual investors?
Trump Frets Foes Will Be 'Suing Me for the Rest of My Life' - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
Though the riot was the culmination of Trump’s months of attempts to overturn the election, it’s hardly the only incident that may have left the ex-president legally exposed.
NASA's Perseverance rover streaks toward a landing on Mars - Fox NewsFox News
A NASA rover streaked toward a landing on Mars on Thursday in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.
‘Recipe for disaster’: Dem fears mount over immigration overhaul - POLITICOPolitico
“Biden is going to be dealing with a minority in Congress if he continues down some of these paths,” said one Democratic congressman.
Seven-time Olympian Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo 2020 chief after sexism backlash - CNNCNN
Japan's seven-time Olympian turned politician Seiko Hashimoto announced Thursday that she is taking over as head of the Tokyo 2020 Games, following the resignation of her predecessor after sexist remarks he made were leaked to the media.
The December 2020 update has done weird things to the Pixel 3a’s screen corners - 9to5Google9to5google.com
For those of you with the Pixel 3a, it looks like the December 2020 update may have done some weird things to the corners of your screen.
Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine weaker against South African variant, study says; New York City could run out of doses. Latest COVID-19 updates - USA TODAYUSA Today
Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is weaker against South Africa variant, new study shows. Fake vaccine leads to 6 arrests in Mexico. Latest COVID-19 news.
Australian Open 2021 - Serena Williams' loss to Naomi Osaka sparks questions about future, but not about her legacy - ESPNESPN
Naomi Osaka spoke for so many of us when she said she wanted Serena Williams to "play forever." Forever won't happen, but there is still no doubt tennis is better because of Williams, as evidenced in part by Osaka herself.
Florida authorities arrest 2 men they say pretended to be US marshals to get out of wearing face masks - Fox NewsFox News
Police in South Florida reportedly arrested two men earlier this month for allegedly impersonating U.S. marshals after the pair claimed to be federal officers to avoid wearing face masks at a resort.
New Zealand to Roll Out Free Period Products to All Students - The New York TimesNew York Times
The program, designed to reduce “period poverty,” will begin in June.
Elon Musk slams Texas power grid operator for being unreliable - New York PostNew York Post
Tesla CEO Elon Musk slammed the Texas electrical grid operator on Wednesday for being unreliable after millions of residents were left without power during a historic winter storm that brought reco…
Tesla $1.5B Bitcoin Purchase Was Facilitated By Soon-To-Go-Public Coinbase: Report - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase facilitated the $1.5 billion purchase of Bitcoin (BTC) by Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), the Block reported Wednesday. What...
Credit Suisse swings to fourth-quarter loss, weighed down by provisions for a U.S. legal dispute - CNBCCNBC
Credit Suisse reported Thursday a net loss of 353 million Swiss francs ($392.8 million) for the fourth quarter of 2020 on the back of higher provisions.
HBO Max imports another gripping British drama with Russell T. Davies’ It’s A Sin - The A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club
HBO Max's It's A Sin, the latest from Russell T. Davies, follows a group of friends whose lives are profoundly affected by AIDS.
Perseverance rover will arrive at Mars with a bang: How NASA will listen - CNETCNET
The lone seismic station on the red planet will try to capture the phases of the rover's arrival.
Taylor Momsen Opened Up About Struggling With Depression And Substance Abuse - BuzzFeedBuzzfeed
"I’d given up as a person."
Andrew Cuomo Under Siege as Democrats Revolt Amid Reports of Federal Probe - NewsweekNewsweek
Democratic lawmakers have accused the New York governor of "criminal" obstruction of justice for underreporting numbers of nursing home deaths and COVID-19 patients in nursing homes.
The Masked Dancer: Gabby Douglas wins season one of Fox spin-off show performing as Cotton Candy - Daily MailDaily Mail
The 25-year-old three-time Olympics gold-medal winning gymnast won the first season of The Masked Dancer on Wednesday after performing on the spin-off show as Cotton Candy.
Crowded House Preview First New Album Since 2010 With ‘To the Island’ - Rolling StoneRolling Stone
Dreamers Are Waiting arrives in June
Fernando Tatis Jr. signing more proof the Padres are in it to win it: Sherman - New York PostNew York Post
If you had the Padres in the pool for the first team to award two $300 million contracts, go collect. San Diego and its superstar shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., reached agreement on a 14-year, $340…
Millions In Texas Under Boil-Water Notices Because Of Winter Storm - NPRNPR
About 7 million people in Texas, including residents of Houston, Arlington, Fort Worth, Tyler and San Antonio need to boil their water to ensure it's safe for cooking and drinking.
'Arrogant' and 'wrong': Australia slams Facebook's move to block news as unnecessary and heavy-handed - CNBCCNBC
Facebook's decision was in response to a proposed media law in Australia that will require online platforms to pay news outlets for content.
World’s oldest DNA sequenced from million-year-old mammoths - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera English
Scientists sequenced DNA from the teeth of mammoths discovered in Siberia in the 1970s.
Winter storms freeze San Diego region's vaccine supply - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
San Diego County predicts a "pause" at vaccination clinics until current situation thaws
Thousands of Service Members Saying No to COVID-19 Vaccine - Snopes.comSnopes.com
By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors.
Remembering Rush Limbaugh’s pivotal start in Sacramento - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Radio talk show host worked at KFBK before national syndication
Tim Tebow retires from professional baseball after five years in Mets' minor-league system - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback had been part of the Mets' farm system since 2016
Coronavirus in Oregon: 473 new cases, 5 deaths as most metrics return to October levels - OregonLiveOregonLive
Daily cases and other metrics are at lowest levels since October.
Google’s Nearby Share now lets you share Android apps with friends - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
Google's Nearby Share feature has been update to allow Android users to easily share apps and games with friends and family.
Rumor: If No Carson Wentz, Colts Could Pursue Sam Darnold or Look to Trade Up in the NFL Draft for QB - Stampede BlueStampede Blue
According to The MMQB’s Albert Breer on 97.5 The Fanatic’s ‘The Anthony Gargano Show’, if the Indianapolis Colts do not ultimately land Carson Wentz in a deal, the franchise still has other options...
IDC: Chromebooks Outsold Macs for the First Time in 2020 - MacRumorsMacRumors
New data shows that Chromebook laptops outsold Mac computers for the first time over the course of a full year in 2020, a year largely driven by...
Gunmen kidnap at least 20 boys from Nigerian boarding school - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
It was the country’s second mass abduction of children in three months.
SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites, but misses rocket landing - CNNCNN
SpaceX delivered its 19th large batch of Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Monday evening, but in a rare misstep, the first-stage rocket booster used to launch those satellites missed its landing target.