General news 25 Feb, 2021
Tiger Woods has a long, uncertain road ahead after California crash, emergency doctor says - CNNCNN
Even after his emergency surgery, the path to recovery is long and uncertain for golf legend Tiger Woods, following his car accident in California.
Overcast overhauls its Apple Watch app - The VergeThe Verge
The latest update to popular podcast player Overcast is out, and it includes a new version of the Apple Watch app. The interface has been streamlined and includes new features.
Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City - CNNCNN
Two separate teams of researchers have found a worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City that carries mutations that help it evade the body's natural immune response -- as well as the effects of monoclonal antibody treatments.
Donovan Mitchell, Jazz Hand LeBron James, Lakers 4th Straight Loss - Bleacher ReportBleacher Report
The Utah Jazz may play more important games against the Los Angeles Lakers down the line, but they earned temporary bragging rights Wednesday...
‘It’s Up to You’: Ad campaign to encourage coronavirus vaccination gets underway - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
The campaign - the first concerted effort urging Americans to get vaccinated against coronavirus - is geared toward those unsure about getting shots.
Ingraham: Democrats making ‘huge mistakes’ by ‘vilifying’ Manchin, propping up Neera Tanden - Fox NewsFox News
Democrats are wrong to argue that Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to the nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget stems from bigotry, Laura Ingraham said Wednesday.
New public report to blame Saudi crown prince for 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi - NBC NewsNBC News
The Biden administration is expected to release a report Thursday concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Pregnant women have 70 percent higher chance of contracting COVID-19, study says - KOMO NewsKOMO News
We now know pregnant women in Washington appear to be at a much higher risk for COVID-19. The virus can present like a common cold for one person and be deadly for another. But on this day, for now, the Clark family is relieved COVID-19 is behind them. &ldquo…
SF Penalizes One Medical for Vaccinating Ineligible Patients - NBC Bay AreaNBC Bay Area
San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) confirmed to the Investigative Unit Wednesday it has stopped allocating COVID-19 vaccines to One Medical, one…
'Behind the Music,' 'Unplugged' & More Music Programs to Stream on Paramount+ - BillboardBillboard
ViacomCBS is launching Paramount+ this spring, and the upcoming streaming service announced on Wednesday (Feb. 24) its inaugural music slate.
United 777 plane flew fewer than half the flights allowed between checks: sources - ReutersReuters
A United Airlines plane with a Pratt & Whitney engine that failed on Saturday had flown fewer than half the flights allowed by U.S. regulators between fan blade inspections, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.
California tops 50,000 virus deaths, including 806 in LA - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic.
Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup - The New York TimesNew York Times
The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.
Rapinoe brace opens floodgates as USA rout Argentina to win SheBelieves Cup - The GuardianThe Guardian
Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States won the SheBelieves Cup title with a 6-0 victory over Argentina on Wednesday night
'Cyberpunk 2077' patch delayed as developers reportedly can't access their VPN - EngadgetEngadget
Some 'Cyberpunk 2077' developers have reportedly been locked out of their workstations for two weeks.
WeWork’s Adam Neumann to Get Extra $50 Million Payout in SoftBank Settlement - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Deal would set Mr. Neumann apart from other WeWork shareholders
Baarack the sheep shorn of 35kg fleece after being found roaming in rural Australia – video - The GuardianThe Guardian
A rogue sheep found wandering in rural Victoria has been shorn of his heavily overgrown fleece
Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news - CNNCNN
Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers for news content, setting the stage for potential, similar action in other countries.
GameStop stock rallies after hours following CFO resignation - CNETCNET
Are "meme stocks" back in style?
Pfizer's vaccine trial data holds up in the real world, according to large-scale study in Israel - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
A new study from Israel strongly suggests that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works as well in the real world as it does in clinical trials.
ERCOT: Texas Was 4 Minutes and 37 Seconds Away From a Blackout That Could Have Lasted Months - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The board that oversees ERCOT held an urgent meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the winter storm that crippled most of Texas last week. They offered apologies…
Biden reverses Trump visa ban on legal immigration - POLITICOPolitico
"It harms the United States," Biden said of the ban.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover sends image of descent stage's crash on Mars - CNETCNET
After the descent stage safely delivered the Mars rover, it flew away from the landing site and realized its carefully planned destiny. Perseverance caught the crash on camera.
Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe - CNNCNN
While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus that appears to look down through the planet's thick clouds to the surface.
Paul McCartney Announces New Book of Lyrics - PitchforkPitchfork
The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present is out November 2
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine works well in big 'real world' test - NBC NewsNBC News
Research from Israel in the New England Journal of Medicine shows how well the Pfizer Covid vaccine works in the real world. The vaccine was 92 percent effective at preventing infection.
CBS lands Concacaf World Cup qualifying rights for 2022 men’s, 2023 women’s campaigns - The Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia Inquirer
The network also acquired rights to Concacaf's men's and women's Nations League tournaments, and in a historic first, the Argentine and Brazilian men's club leagues.
Biden names USPS board of governors nominees, as Democrats put pressure on DeJoy - AxiosAxios
DeJoy apologized to lawmakers on Wednesday for chronic USPS mail delays.
Sixers announce second half of 2020-21 season schedule - Liberty BallersLibertyballers.com
The Philadelphia 76ers are still 1st place in the Eastern Conference at 21-11, with four games remaining before the All-Star break. You can start looking ahead now, though, as the Sixers have...
Focus on fate of $15 minimum wage in Senate as House prepares to take up Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Top Senate aides from both parties huddled with the Senate parliamentarian Wednesday morning to advance arguments about whether the minimum wage increase would be allowable under the complex Senate rules that will govern consideration of the legislation.
Hurry! Save $375 on the Samsung Note 20 Ultra as Amazon’s Deal of the Day - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
The Samsung Note 20 Ultra is $375 off Amazon! You need to hurry, though, as this is Amazon's Deal of the Day, and will be gone tomorrow.
Xbox classic 'Star Wars: Republic Commando' is coming to PS4 and Switch - EngadgetEngadget
Sixteen years after coming out on Xbox and PC, Star Wars: Republic Commando is heading to two new systems.
Landmark Verdict In Germany Sentences Syrian For Aiding Crimes Against Humanity - NPRNPR
Eyad al-Gharib was convicted for sending protesters to a prison where they were tortured, in the first criminal trial against Syrians who served in President Bashar Assad's government.
Nasa releases Mars landing video, calls it ‘stuff of dreams’ - DAWN.comDAWN.com
The rover will spend the next two years exploring the dry river delta and drilling into rocks.
Video | "Surreal Feeling of It Still Needs To Sink In": Indian-American NASA Scientist On Mars Audio - NDTVNDTV News
<B>New Delhi:</B> The US space agency NASA has released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of wind captured by the Perseverance rover. A microphone did not work during the rover's descent to the surface, but it was able to capture audio on…