General news 22 Feb, 2021
Knicks avoid collapse to top Timberwolves - New York PostNew York Post
Fans finally will return to the Garden in limited numbers beginning Tuesday, two nights after the Knicks barely avoided a catastrophic loss against the league’s worst team in their final game in fr…
Stimulus check latest: House Democrats advance $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill - KXAN.comKXAN.com
President Joe Biden’s push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill took a step forward on Friday as a U.S. House of Representatives committee unveiled the legislation Democrats hope to pass by late next week.
NYC backtracks on de Blasio’s plan to close Trump-owned ice rinks - New York PostNew York Post
The city is doing a full “180” on its plan to shutter Trump-operated ice skating rinks. City Hall on Sunday reversed Mayor de Blasio’s move to shutter Lasker and Wollman rinks in Centra…
Before and after: how the 2011 earthquake changed Christchurch - The GuardianThe Guardian
Many parts of central Christchurch are unrecognisable now
Why Do 18 Episodes of The Muppet Show Come With a Content Warning on Disney+? - VultureVulture
“Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact,” says the disclaimer
United Airlines engine explosion over Denver prompts company to ground Boeing 777s - CBS NewsCBS News
United Airlines is removing from service all 777s with the same type of engine as the plane that made an emergency landing Saturday after its right engine blew apart.
As the NCAA Tournament looms ahead, Michigan vs. Ohio State arrived at perfect time for college basketball - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The Wolverines' five-point road win Sunday was also the latest evidence suggesting they're on Gonzaga and Baylor's level
Deion Sanders says personal items were stolen from office during Jackson State coaching debut, later recovered - ESPNESPN
Deion Sanders said following his Jackson State coaching debut on Sunday that his personal items were stolen from the coaches' office during the Tigers' 53-0 victory over NAIA program Edward Waters, leading him to have "mixed emotions" about the day.
Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills - KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio
After unusual icy weather left millions of Texans without power, some are facing another crisis: Sky-high electricity bills.
Activist Investors Nominate Nine Directors to Kohl's Board - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
The group controls a combined 9.5% stake in the department-store chain
As Myanmar Mourns Slain Protesters, Military Junta Threatens More Violence - NPRNPR
Thousands gathered to mourn the first protester killed by the Myanmar military since a junta seized power earlier this month. The military has warned of more violence if protests continue.
National security adviser: US has begun communicating with Iran over hostages | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
National security adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday said the Biden ...
Christopher Bell wins NASCAR Daytona road race to score first Cup Series win - Fox NewsFox News
Joe Gibbs racing driver Christopher Bell won his first Cup Series race at the Daytona road course on Sunday.
'Allen v. Farrow' on HBO: A timeline of key events - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
HBO's new docuseries details the couple's partnership, its dissolution and Allen's alleged abuse of daughter Dylan Farrow. Here's a timeline of key events.
Metro Detroit weather: Snow arriving late-Sunday, slippery Monday morning - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
Welcome to Sunday evening, Motown.
Sophisticated hackers snuck sleeper malware into nearly 30,000 Macs - The VergeThe Verge
Security researchers at Malwarebytes and Red Canary discovered a mysterious piece of malware hiding on nearly 30,000 Macs, one designed to deliver an as-yet-unknown payload, and with a self-destruction mechanism. They’re calling it Silver Sparrow.
Millions of Texans still without safe drinking water after winter storm - NBC NewsNBC News
Texas officials sought to ramp up bottled water distribution and calm residents after a severe winter storm battered the state.
7 Poll Workers Killed By Landmine Amid Historic Niger Vote - NPRNPR
A vehicle carrying the poll workers hit a landmine in the country's southwest. The attack comes during a presidential runoff marking Niger's first democratic transition of power since independence.
Long-Lost, Priceless Fossil Turns Out to Be a 30-Million-Year-Old Vampire Squid - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
Vampire squid have been lurking in the dark corners of the ocean for 30 million years, a new analysis of a long-lost fossil finds.
‘Where is Greg Abbott?’ Anger grows at Texas governor in deadly storm’s wake - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has weathered earlier crises — but can he survive this one?
Hollywood Foreign Press Association “Committed To Addressing” Lack Of Black Members; Under Scrutiny For Questionable Payments To Members - DeadlineDeadline
It’s no secret that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a very divisive entity in the film and TV industry. Some celebrate them, others think they are a joke. No matter what you think, the elusive organization that includes eighty-something memb…
CNN continues to give cover to disgraced Cuomo as guest claims lack of 'hard evidence' in nursing home scandal - Fox NewsFox News
Left-leaning PolitiFact deflected blame on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his role in thousands of nursing home deaths in the state, citing a lack of "hard evidence" that his controversial mandate was heavily to blame.
NASA Perseverance rover: See 'first of its kind' footage from Mars descent on Monday - CNETCNET
NASA promises you will "see Mars like never before" during a briefing on Monday.
Samsung's leaked concept videos may show its vision for AR glasses - EngadgetEngadget
A pair of videos outlining Samsung's vision for AR glasses appear to have leaked, although it's unclear how close this is to becoming reality.
United Airlines Flight 328: Doorbell camera captures falling jet debris - Fox NewsFox News
Shocking doorbell-camera footage captured a chunk of United Airlines’ stricken Flt. 328 slamming onto a suburban Colorado street.
McDonald’s enters the chicken sandwich wars started by Popeyes - QuartzQuartz India
The biggest name in fast food is taking on Popeyes and its internet-fueled chicken sensation.
1,316 new COVID-19 cases, 46 additional deaths reported in Mass. - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.
Settlement Reached in Suit Accusing James Franco of Sexual Misconduct - The New York TimesNew York Times
Two former students of Mr. Franco’s have agreed to drop their claims that he had intimidated them into performing explicit sex scenes. Mr. Franco has denied the allegations.
Family of boy who died during Texas winter storm sues ERCOT and Entergy for $100 million - CBS NewsCBS News
The lawsuit claims Cristian Pavon died of hypothermia and cites the power company and the grid operator for gross negligence.
Covid: Scotland 'in line' with UK's July vaccine target - BBC NewsBBC News
The Scottish government says it could meet the early target if the supply of the vaccine is available.
GOP Arkansas Governor Comes Out Against Trump 2024 Run, Says It Would 'Hurt' Republicans - NewsweekNewsweek
Governor Asa Hutchinson said the former president "should not define our future. We have got to define it for ourself."
Gottlieb says downward trend in virus infections "likely to continue" - Yahoo NewsCBS News
"This has taken a tragic toll on the United States, but we should be optimistic, in my view," Dr. Scott Gottlieb said.
South Africa Covid variant detected in New York resident for the first time, Cuomo says - CNBCCNBC
Cuomo said on Sunday that a Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa has reached New York.
115 new active COVID-19 cases in Brazos County - KBTXKBTX
This is a current count of COVID-19 cases in the Brazos Valley as of midday. Additional information on these cases, when available, can be found on the KBTX homepage.
This week’s top stories: iPhone 13 rumors, March Apple event expectations, iOS 14.5, more - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
In this week’s top stories: iOS 14.5 beta 2 released with even more new features, iPhone 13 rumors, March Apple event expectations, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple Stories. iOS 14.5 beta 2 Apple this week released the second developer and p…
Why do deserts get so cold at night? - Livescience.comLive Science
Temperatures in the Sahara can drop an average of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius) overnight.
NASA Science, Cargo Launches on 15th Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission - NASANASA
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is en route to the International Space Station with approximately 8,000 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. About …