General news 20 Feb, 2021
SNL lampoons Ted Cruz in a sketch featuring Chloe Fineman as Britney Spears - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
« Saturday Night Live » embraced the Free Britney movement in its cold open this week.
Texans rally to help neighbors amid big freeze as officials are caught cold - The GuardianThe Guardian
With huge gaps in the state and local response to the winter crisis, volunteers are stepping up to provide vital services
Garland Says as Attorney General He Would Combat Domestic Extremism - The New York TimesNew York Times
The judge is also expected to affirm his commitment to equal justice under the law and to vow to root out widespread discrimination.
After initial praise, Governors Cuomo and Newsom face political heat over COVID-19 response - CBS NewsCBS News
Almost a year after the pandemic began, Newsom is staring at a possible recall and Cuomo may be rebuked by his own state party.
UFC Vegas 19: Derrick Lewis - "I Like Them Wrestlers" | Post-fight Interview - UFC - Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipGoogle News
Buzz Aldrin reacts to NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars - Fox NewsFox News
Legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin this week hailed "all the folks" at NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars.
DEJA-HOOS: Duke men's basketball upsets No. 7 Virginia to keep NCAA tournament hopes alive - Duke ChronicleDuke Chronicle
The stage was set for a Blue Devil upset win. The last time an unranked Duke faced Virginia, the Blue Devils shocked the seventh-ranked Cavaliers in Cameron Indoor Stadium, with Grayson Allen hitting an acrobatic, one-handed bank shot to win it at the buzzer.…
NBA Rumors: Rockets waiving DeMarcus Cousins; Lakers interested - A Sea Of BlueA Sea Of Blue
The Boogie - John Wall duo is no more, but there may be a reunion with Anthony Davis.
Kim Kardashian seen without wedding ring before filing for divorce from Kanye West - Page SixPage Six
Before filing to divorce her husband Kanye West, Kim Kardashian went to a friend’s house — without her wedding ring.
Texas Gov. Abbott holds emergency meeting to discuss spike in energy bills due to winter weather - FOX 4 DallasFOX 4 News
Texas Governor Greg Abbott held an emergency meeting with legislators Saturday to deal with the spike some Texans are seeing in their electric bills.
Coronavirus/utilities update Feb. 20: 615 COVID-19 patients hospitalized; SAWS says boil notice lifted for parts of San Antonio - KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 and the winter weather in their briefing Saturday night.
What's safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don't shed masks yet - msnNOWmsnNOW
You’re fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — now what? Don’t expect to shed your mask and get back to normal activities right away.
JPSO updates Jefferson gun store shooting that left 3 dead, 2 wounded - WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityWDAF FOX4 Kansas City
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting investigation in the 6900 block of Airline Drive.
Pole position: Phenomenon 42,000 years ago killed off Neanderthals, study - New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News
A new study posits that the shifting of the magnetic poles possibly spelled the end of Neanderthals.
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Conservative African Cardinal - NPRNPR
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah as head of the Vatican's liturgy department. The Vatican did not provide a reason for the removal of the outspoken conservative.
Time’s Up Condemns Brett Ratner’s Return: ‘There Should Be No Comeback’ - VarietyVariety
Time’s Up has condemned Brett Ratner, the director behind the “Rush Hour” film series and “X-Men: The Last Stand” who was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017, for his planned return to filmmaking. He is set to helm a longtime passion project, a biopic about …
Texas officials are investigating outrageous energy bills in storm price surge - CNNCNN
Dallas resident DeAndre Upshaw said it was "very shocking" when he opened his latest electricity bill.
Local doctor shares concern about COVID-19 vaccine side effects for breast cancer survivors - KWCHKWCH
A Wichita breast cancer specialist shares her concerns about side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine for breast cancer survivors.
L.A. County coronavirus numbers continue drop - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
The emergence of a more transmissible, potentially more virulent variant underscores the importance of pandemic safety precautions, officials said.
United Airlines jet engine bursts into flames midair over Denver, drops debris into yard - New York PostNew York Post
The starboard engine of a United Airlines passenger jet burst into flames over Denver on Saturday — forcing an emergency landing and causing a huge piece of engine casing to land on a suburba…
Oregon reports 536 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths - KATUKATU
The Oregon Health Authority reported 536 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, both confirmed and presumptive. The new cases bring the state's total to152,711 since the pandemic began. Health officials also reported five new deaths related to the virus, …
Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Made A Stark Bitcoin And Ethereum Price Warning As Crypto Market Nears $2 Trillion - ForbesForbes
Telsa billionaire Elon Musk, whose tweets about "joke" meme-based cryptocurrency dogecoin helped push it to a $10 billion valuation, has warned the price of bitcoin and ethereum.
One of the first known black holes is more massive than once thought - EngadgetEngadget
Astronomers have determined that one of the first known black holes, Cygnus X-1, is more massive than once thought — and that could force a rethink of scientific models.
Spacecraft Named For 'Hidden Figures' Mathematician Katherine Johnson Launches - NPRNPR
The supply ship is named for Katherine Johnson, a Black NASA mathematician portrayed in the 2016 film. It's bringing some 8,000 pounds supplies and hardware to the International Space Station.
School board members resign after snide comments about parents - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
The resignations come amid heightened tensions across the state regarding reopening schools.
Travis County judge prohibits car washes until Thursday after residents question use during water crisis - KXAN.comKXAN.com
While thousands of Texans in the Austin area wait for enough clean water to drink or bathe, several residents noted local car washes operating on Saturday.
Chrome Used 10X More RAM Than Safari on macOS Big Sur in Recent Test - MacRumorsMacRumors
Under normal and lightweight web browsing, Google Chrome uses 10x more RAM than Safari on macOS Big Sur, according to a test conducted by Flotato...
Klopp On Merseyside Derby Loss: God Is A Manchester City Fan - The Liverpool OffsideSB Nation
This is the lowest of the low.
Android 12’s wallpaper-based theming tool showcased ahead of release [Gallery] - 9to5Google9to5google.com
The new wallpaper-based theming tool coming to Android 12 has been enabled and showcased from the first developer preview.
5G iPhone 13 Pro renders reveal something that many iPhone users have prayed for - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Renders of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro show that this year's iPhone models will generally resemble the iPhone 12 line with most of the changes coming in the way of new features.
2 Killed In Myanmar In Worst Day Of Violence Since Feb. 1 Coup - NPRNPR
In Mandalay, the country's second-largest city, police reportedly used live rounds during a demonstration on Saturday. On Friday, a young woman died after being shot during a protest last week,
Republicans Hit Back at GOP Censures of Senators Who Voted to Convict Trump - NewsweekNewsweek
"If we're going to criticize the media and the left for cancel culture, we can't be doing that ourselves," Republican Senator John Thune said after GOP lawmakers were censured for voting to convict...
Mia Farrow's Child Molester Brother Was Paroled 3 Years Early, Prosecutor Says “Took Advantage of Boys in Particularly Horrible Way” (Exclusive) - Showbiz411Showbiz411
EXCLUSIVE This is not in the HBO doc “Allen vs. Farrow,” directed by Kirby Dick and Ian Ziering. It’s the forgotten story of Mia’s brother, John Charles Viller-Farrow, convi…
A Remastered 'Diablo II' Is Coming to All Major Consoles and PC This Year - HYPEBEASTHYPEBEAST
Get ready for an HD Cow Run.
Russian Court Denies Appeal Of Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny - NPRNPR
The 44-year-old opposition leader was arrested in January after returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a near-fatal poisoning that he and Western governments have blamed on the Kremlin.