General news 23 Feb, 2021
‘A double standard going on’: Democrats accuse GOP and Manchin of bias on Biden nominations - POLITICOPolitico
Charges of sexism and white male privilege are flying as Neera Tanden’s nomination looks increasingly doomed.
U.S. arrests wife of ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán on international drug-trafficking charge at Dulles Airport - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, mother of young twins, emerged as a subject of fascination during the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin’s 2019 trial.
Michigan woman dies after receiving COVID-infected lungs in transplant - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
A Michigan woman contracted COVID-19 and died two months after receiving a double lung transplant from a person who was later found to have had coronavirus, doctors say.
Biden remembers 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19 - Fox NewsFox News
President Biden on Monday night paid tribute to the staggering number of Americans who have lost a loved one during the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll passed 500,000.
Bachelor Matt James Releases Statement About Chris Harrison's Controversial Interview With Rachel Lindsay - Cosmopolitan.comCosmopolitan.com
"The past few weeks have been some of the most challenging of my life."
Dow Jones Futures: Tech Stocks Sell Off As Tesla Dives; ZoomInfo Leads Earnings Movers - Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily
Dow Jones futures were little changed late Monday after the tech stock sell-off. Tesla stock dived through a critical support level.
Three kids and their grandmother die in Texas house fire after trying to stay warm during blackout - NBC NewsNBC News
Jackie Pham Nguyen and her family posted on social media that they lit a fireplace to stay warm during the blackout before fire engulfed their Sugar Land home.
Chief of Cherokee Nation: Jeep is wrong to use our name - CNNCNN
Chuck Hoskin, Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, says Jeep should stop using the name "Cherokee" on the company's SUVs. Jeep has been using the Cherokee name since 1974. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the brand's best-selling model, while the Jeep Chero…
COVID-19 vaccine could cause mammogram result confusion, doctors say - KTRK-TVKTRK-TV
Doctors are seeing several woman coming in for mammograms with the same issue and it's causing concern. The patients have swollen lymph nodes, which is a rare sign of breast cancer.
Moderna moves forward on plan to increase Covid vaccine supply in each vial after latest FDA feedback - CNBCCNBC
Moderna said it received "positive feedback" from the FDA on its proposal to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses in each of its vials.
AMC Stock Jumps After New York City Says Movie Theaters Can Reopen - Barron'sBarron's
New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo says movie theaters in New York City can reopen next week.
Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says - The New York TimesNew York Times
The agency’s new guidance will speed the development of vaccines that protect against more contagious variants of the coronavirus.
WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Garland teared up while discussing how his grandparents fled antisemitism, saying he felt "an obligation to the country to pay back."
Martian rover sends back 'overwhelming' video, audio from the Red Planet - Science MagazineScience Magazine
Audio recording is the first ever to be taken on the surface of Mars
US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000 after devastating winter surge - The GuardianThe Guardian
Even with average number of daily new cases decreasing, US is still experiencing 1,500 to 3,500 deaths a day
Dominion Voting Systems sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3 billion - CBS NewsCBS News
Voting technology provider says Trump supporter defamed the company by claiming it rigged the 2020 election.
SpaceX announces second crew member of its all-civilian space mission - The VergeThe Verge
The second member of the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will be Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude who survived bone cancer. She could be both the youngest American and the first person with a prosthetic body part to go to space.
United Airlines engine failure on Boeing 777 flight from Colorado: What travelers need to know - USA TODAYUSA Today
United is the only U.S. airline with Boeing 777s powered by the engine that failed Saturday. Travelers still might be booked on another Boeing 777.
Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns following controversial comments - USA TODAYUSA Today
Mather resigned as Seattle's CEO and president after he made comments admitting to service-time manipulation and disparaging a player's English skills.
New York Attorney General Letitia James says Trump Supreme Court ruling won't affect her tax probe - CNBCCNBC
The New York attorney general and Manhattan DA are separately investigating President Donald Trump and his company.
Democrat Ron Kim calls for Cuomo to be impeached over nursing home scandal - New York PostNew York Post
Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be impeached over the nursing home scandal that saw state officials intentionally obscure the extent of the coronavirus’ death toll on the facilities, frequent critic…
Texas pauses electric bills as some get hit with thousands in costs - The Texas TribuneThe Texas Tribune
Electric bills are likely to rise for everyone, experts and consumer advocates say, but some Texans on variable rate contracts have been hit with immediate, massive price spikes. Lawmakers and the governor have promised to help, but haven't sai...
CDC: Teachers played an 'important role' in COVID-19 spread at Georgia elementary schools - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
The CDC investigated outbreaks at six Georgia elementary schools and found educators were involved in all but one case cluster.
Samsung is beating Google Pixels at their own game w/ 4 years of Android security updates - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Samsung has pushed the envelope, offering four years of Android security updates, beating Google's Pixel phones at their own game.
Meghan Markle wears Oscar de la Renta dress for Spotify event - Page SixPage Six
In her first appearance since announcing her pregnancy, the Duchess set the bar high for her maternity style.
4 women instructors killed by suspected militants in ambush, Pakistan police say - CBS NewsCBS News
Suspected militants on motorcycles ambushed a vehicle carrying instructors from a private vocational school in northwest Pakistan, police said.
At 17,000 years, Australia's oldest painting is of the beloved kangaroo - USA TODAYUSA Today
The kangaroo rock painting, done in dark mulberry paint, is the oldest discovered in Australia, scientists announced in a study published Monday.
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. says he won't give up No. 11 to Carson Wentz - ESPNESPN
Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. told TMZ Sports that he's not giving up his No. 11 to Carson Wentz and has spoken with his new quarterback about his plans.
‘American Idol’ 2021: Did Liahona and Ammon Olayan make it through? - Deseret NewsDeseret News
On “American Idol,” Liahona and Ammon Olayan impressed judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, earning a golden ticket to the show’s Hollywood round. Watch the audition here.
NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Provides First Audio Recording on Mars - NASANASA
New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars.
Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors - Big Ten ConferenceBigten.org
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Explaining how Cam Newton and a high schooler started feuding at the QB's teen football camp - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Here's what happened between the QB and a kid at his camp
iOS 14.5 to Make Zero-Click Attacks 'Significantly Harder' - MacRumorsMacRumors
Apple's impending iOS and iPadOS 14.5 update will make zero-click attacks considerably more difficult by extending PAC security provisions,...
Boris Johnson unveils roadmap to fully reopen England's economy by June 21 - AxiosAxios
The U.K. has the worst death toll in Europe, but its vaccine rollout has been among the world's best.
Jay-Z sells half of Champagne brand to luxury giant LVMH - Page SixPage Six
Jay-Z was likely popping some bubby on Monday morning.
Ghost particle that slammed into Antarctica traced back to black hole feast - CNETCNET
A black hole gobbled up a star in deep space and flung a high-energy subatomic bullet at the Earth. Don't worry, the planet's doing fine.