General news 24 Feb, 2021
Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident but 'awake, responsive and recovering' after right leg surgery - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Woods was involved in a single vehicle rollover traffic accident in Southern California
After Explosion, FAA Orders Engine Checks On Boeing's Pratt & Whitney Powered Planes - NPRNPR
Days after the explosion of an airplane engine over Colorado, the FAA is requiring all aircraft equipped with the same components to undergo fresh inspections, effective immediately.
No charges filed against Rochester police officers involved in death of Daniel Prude - ABC NewsABC News
Romney predicts Trump would win the 2024 G.O.P. nomination if he ran for president. - The New York TimesNew York Times
“I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican Party that I represent,” Mr. Romney said.
Illinois lawmaker seeks ban of Grand Theft Auto game following rise in carjackings | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
An Illinois state lawmaker wants to ban the sale of vio...
How the White House botched the Neera nomination - POLITICOPolitico
They believed they could hold the party and that a bit of contrition and some outside validators would suffice. It’s not looking good.
Stephen Miller set to brief House conservatives - POLITICOPolitico
The meeting is the latest indication that the GOP is keen on keeping Trump-era immigration politics and using them as a spear against Biden.
Donald Trump Jr. Is Being Examined By New York Prosecutors In Trump Business Probe - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
The Daily Beast has learned that investigators have been asking questions in recent days about Trump’s eldest son as they expand their criminal probe into Trump’s business empire.
Are the Steelers still willing/able to pay Ben Roethlisberger $19 million this year? - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
It’s one thing for the Steelers to want to bring quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for another year. It’s quite another for the Steelers to want to pay him the full $19 million he’s due to make in 2021. It’s currently unclear whether the Steelers will try t…
Justin Trudeau says US leadership has been 'sorely missed' during first meeting with Biden - The GuardianThe Guardian
Canadian PM congratulates US president on rejoining Paris accord, saying ‘it’s nice when the Americans are not pulling out all the references to climate change’
GameStop CFO resigns following Reddit stock trading mania - Fox BusinessFox Business
The company has launched a search for Bell's permanent replacement, noting that they are seeking a CFO with "the capabilities and qualifications to help accelerate GameStop’s transformation." The search, which will evaluated both internal and external candida…
SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also…
The future of USPS trucks is electric: The new fleet will replace, expand more than 230K vehicles - USA TODAYUSA Today
The USPS awarded a 10-year multi-billion dollar contract to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense to replace it's aging fleet of vehicles.
Facebook’s Tussle With Australia Over News Is Just the Beginning - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Other nations have expressed frustration with Facebook’s tradition of not paying for news posted to its platform
The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines: Live updates - CNNCNN
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.
Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden headlines Eastern Conference's All-Star reserves, while Utah Jazz send two to Western Conference roster - ESPNESPN
James Harden, the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2018 who was among the reserves named on Tuesday, will represent the Brooklyn Nets for the first time in what will be his ninth consecutive All-Star appearance.
Parachute For Mars Rover Mars Contains A Secret Message - HuffPostHuffPost
Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out “Dare Mighty Things” in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.
Who's really left holding the bag for those sky-high electricity bills in Texas? - NBC NewsNBC News
As Texas thaws from a winter storm that left customers with sky-high electricity bills, state and federal lawmakers are rushing to find a way to make up for the costs.
New York City Movie Theaters Can Finally Reopen. Will People Return? - VarietyVariety
For the first time in nearly a year, New York-based movie theater operator Nicolas Nicolaou can breathe a sigh of relief. That’s because Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that cinemas across the five boroughs could reopen starting next month, a potential reprieve f…
WandaVision Theory: Is a Classic Avengers Villain Behind Westview? (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey) - NerdistGoogle News
FBI alert about possible ‘war’ against Congress reached D.C. and Capitol Police on eve of attack, deepening security questions - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
A joint hearing by two Senate committees spotlighted the stark warnings issued before the Jan. 6 riot.
COVID In Colorado: Vaccines Can Cause Worrisome Side Effect For Women - CBS DenverCbslocal.com
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a relief for most people, but some women are discovering a worrisome side effect from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Samsung now lets you return a new Galaxy Z Fold 2 or Z Flip foldable after 100 days - The VergeThe Verge
Samsung is extending the return window for its newest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, to up to 100 days after purchase.
49ers: What Rashawn Slater would bring with 12th pick in 2021 NFL Draft - With the First PickWith the First Pick
If the San Francisco 49ers are going to stick with Jimmy Garoppolo as their quarterback for the 2021 season, it is imperative they get him better protectio...
California's coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous - The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune
California's homegrown coronavirus strain is more transmissible than its predecessors, is more resistant to vaccines, and may cause more severe cases of COVID-19
House GOP warns Biden against lifting sanctions on Iran | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
House Republicans are warning President Biden against lifting any...
Meghan chooses dress with symbolism in 1st appearance since announcing pregnancy - GMAGMA
The Sussexes promoted their upcoming Archewell Audio content.
Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney are proposing a $10 minimum wage - Vox.comVox
They’re tying any Republican wage efforts to immigration enforcement.
Russia shows off new Covid-19 vaccine factory even as its people hesitate to get the shot - CNNCNN
CNN gets an exclusive look inside one of seven new Russian production centers pumping out the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. But even as millions of doses are being produced, people in Moscow seem wary of getting it.
How do we know COVID-19 vaccines are safe? - Fox NewsFox News
How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
Time is running out to enter the Inspiration4 contests for a SpaceX rocket trip - Space.comSpace.com
The deadline to enter is Feb. 28.
Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program - ny.govNy.gov
Governor Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of 11AM today, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 91 percent of first doses so far delivered.
Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Galaxy devices going back to 2019 are now getting four years of security updates.
Stunning Photo Shows Perseverance's Mars Landing From Above! - Mashable IndiaMashable
NASA's Perseverance rover shared an exciting photo on Friday from right before its wheels first touched the surface of Mars. In the photo shared on the official Perseverance Twitter account, we get an extremely rare, close-up photo of an entire rover on (or a…