Sunday, February 28, 2021

Bash to Psaki: Why hasn't Saudi Arabia been held accountable for murder of Khashoggi?

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration's decision to not directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there are "more effective ways" to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/28/psaki-biden-white-house-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn

Biden administration resumes Taliban peace talks

The US is sending negotiators to the Middle East to restart peace negotiations with the Taliban for the first time in the Biden administration, the State Department announced Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/politics/biden-taliban-peace-talks/index.html

'This is what history tells us,' Dr. Fauci on US case count

Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned against relaxing pandemic restrictions throughout the US even though Covid-19 cases have plateaued, citing how premature relaxations of restrictions can lead to new spikes in cases.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/28/fauci-us-case-count-coronavirus-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn

These Trump supporters are convinced he will be president again on March 4

Donald Trump lost the presidential election. But some of his supporters have bought into a conspiracy theory that says Trump will be president again on March 4. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/02/25/misinformation-trump-capitol-march-rn-orig.cnn-business

Indians are telling their 18 million-strong diaspora to keep out of their affairs

When American author Meena Harris tweeted criticism of the Indian state's clampdown on farmers protesting agricultural reforms, nationalist counter-protesters responded by burning her portrait. Hundreds of Indians barraged her with abuse on Twitter, telling her to stay out of their country's affairs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/asia/indian-diaspora-farmer-protests-intl-hnk/index.html

The specter of Trump's comeback raises a practical question

We're going to have to talk about Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/world/meanwhile-in-america-february-26-intl/index.html

Three names mysteriously removed from Khashoggi intelligence report

Shortly after the US intelligence community published its long-awaited report on Friday afternoon on the Saudis who were responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, it was taken down without explanation and replaced with another version that removed the names of three men it had initially said were complicit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/politics/jamal-khashoggi-intelligence-report-three-names-removed/index.html

The 78th Golden Globes get off to an awkward start amid controversy, while honoring Black stars

The 78th Golden Globe Awards got off to an awkward start, seeking to address controversy regarding the organization behind the ceremony, while experiencing technical glitches amid a pandemic-dictated format.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/entertainment/2021-golden-globes-highlights/index.html

New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future

In the depths of the early Covid-19 crisis last year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo soared to national prominence as he became a daily fixture on television -- providing a calm, steady recitation of the facts that endeared him to many Americans who were terrified of the deadly new virus ravaging their cities and overwhelming their hospitals.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/politics/andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-allegations/index.html

Stelter: Fox News host nailed this media flaw at CPAC

CNN's Brian Stelter examines the messages that emerged from this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, and calls on viewers not to get distracted by sidebar stories over real news.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/02/28/cpac-republican-media-stelter-rs-vpx.cnn

Ex-NBA star Jeremy Lin says he's been called 'coronavirus' on the court

As the number of violent attacks against Asian Americans escalates, former NBA star Jeremy Lin said he has experienced racism while playing basketball.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/02/27/jeremy-lin-coronavirus-racism-while-playing-basketball-nba-snell-nr-vpx.cnn

'Sad': GOP lawmaker blasts Sen. Josh Hawley's CPAC remarks

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) weighs in on Sen. Josh Hawley's (R-MO) remarks at CPAC, calling him out for using fear and lies to generate enthusiasm as he and other Republicans look toward the 2024 presidential race.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/28/josh-hawley-cpac-overturn-election-kinzinger-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

US calls for withdrawal of Eritrean forces in Ethiopia following investigation into massacre

• How a holy day turned into a killing spree

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/africa/us-ethiopia-eritrea-troops-intl/index.html

He's had Covid-19 symptoms for a year

CNN's Pamela Brown talks with Ed Hornick, a Yahoo News editor who had coronavirus over a year ago, but still deals with symptoms daily.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/28/long-haul-coronavirus-symptoms-ed-hornick-intv-brown-nr-vpx.cnn

US Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy

United States Soccer on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/football/us-soccer-anthem-kneeling-policy-spt-intl/index.html

Peppa Pig is getting her own theme park, complete with muddy puddles

Peppa Pig is looking to hog some of the Florida sunshine enjoyed by Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/business/peppa-pig-theme-park-orlando-trnd/index.html

What Australia's new law might mean for the news you see in the future

Facebook has turned the news back on.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/media/australia-facebook/index.html

Lockdown has made London a boomtown for rats

It's just before daybreak in Richmond on the southern bank of the River Thames, and pest controller Michael Coates is patrolling the rubbish bins for what is normally an elusive enemy -- rats.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/uk/rats-rise-lockdown-london-intl-gbr-scli/index.html

It's the US' deadliest avalanche season in years. Experts say Covid is partially to blame

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the US economy, health care system and schools.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/us/avalanche-death-covid-trnd/index.html

Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19

The practice of finding new uses for old medications -- called repurposing or repositioning drugs -- is not new.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/health/covid-19-drug-repurposing-gupta/index.html

Edvard Munch wrote a tiny, hidden message on 'The Scream'

A tiny message hidden in Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" was written by the artist himself, a new investigation of the work has found, finally resolving one of modern art's most enduring mysteries.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/edvard-munch-the-scream-inscription-scli-intl/index.html

47 Hong Kong opposition figures charged under national security law

The Hong Kong authorities charged 47 opposition activists with violating the city's national security legislation on Sunday, in the biggest application of the law since it was imposed by Beijing last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/asia/hong-kong-lawmakers-charged-nsl-intl-hnk/index.html

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How the Czech Republic slipped into a Covid disaster, one misstep at a time



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/europe/czech-republic-coronavirus-disaster-intl/index.html

'SNL' has Dr. Fauci hand out coronavirus vaccines on a game show

As more coronavirus vaccines begin to roll out, it may be difficult to know if you're eligible or not, so "Saturday Night Live" tried to help a few lucky folks on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/media/snl-saturday-night-live-dr-fauci/index.html

Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-johnson--johnson/

See what happened when CPAC organizers asked crowd to wear masks

Organizers at the Conservative Political Action Conference received a strong negative reaction from the crowd when they asked them to wear masks to comply with local Covid-19 ordinances.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/26/cpac-masks-covid-19-acosta-lead-vpx.cnn

For Black runners, every stride comes with a fear they can't outrun

Every time Roy Oduor laces up his bright red sneakers for a run in his Kansas neighborhood, he goes through a checklist of precautions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/black-runners-ahmaud-arbery-death-wellness-trnd/index.html

Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed years after explosion

The reconstructed wreckage of Trans World Airlines Flight 800, which exploded minutes after taking off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 17, 1996, will be decommissioned and destroyed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/twa-flight-800-wreckage-destroyed-trnd/index.html

New Orleans officer killed while intervening in an altercation at a high school basketball game

A New Orleans law enforcement officer was fatally shot intervening in an altercation at a high school basketball game Friday, authorities said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/new-orleans-officer-killed-basketball-game/index.html

The new vaccine is a valuable weapon in the battle against Covid-19 and its roll out will be quick, officials say

Officials plan to act quickly after a third vaccine -- from Johnson & Johnson -- is poised to join the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with 3.9 million doses expected to be available right away, a health official said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

A family is trying to get 'orbisculate' into the dictionary to honor their dad who died of Covid-19

You know when you dig into a grapefruit and, suddenly, its juice squirts you in the eye?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/orbisculate-meaning-dictionary-trnd/index.html

House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19 has left Americans in dire need of further relief.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/politics/stimulus-package-covid-relief-house-vote/index.html

Friday, February 26, 2021

Attacks against people of Asian descent are on the rise in NYC. The city is pushing to combat it.

The stabbing of a 36-year-old man on Thursday is the latest in a number of attacks in New York City against people of Asian descent, a surge that has sparked a call for action from advocacy groups.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/new-york-initiative-anti-asian-attacks/index.html

This Texas restaurant is offering free meals to those in need. Again

A restaurant owner in Texas is offering free meals to people in need, no questions asked.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/texas-restaurant-free-meals-trnd/index.html

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

With the Olympic games due to start in Tokyo in July, Japan had every reason to move quickly to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and begin inoculations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/asia/japan-covid-vaccination-program-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Covid-19 vaccines allegedly stolen, expired and inappropriately administered in Tennessee county, state investigation finds

The health director in Tennessee's largest county resigned Friday after the state health department found that 2,500 Covid-19 vaccine were either wasted or expired and two children were "inappropriately vaccinated" at a county vaccination site.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/health/tn-coronavirus-shelby-county-vaccines/index.html

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Asian banks are failing on climate by channeling billions into coal, report says

Many of the world's leading financial institutions have pledged in recent years to slash their support for the coal and oil industries. But a new report has found that hundreds of billions of dollars are still being channeled into fossil fuels, and Asia's banks are doing much of that business.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/business/asia-coal-banks-climate-intl-hnk/index.html

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ruled that the federal moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, according to court documents.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/judge-evictions-moratorium-unconstitutional/index.html

Anti-Asian violence must be charged as a hate crime

Prosecutors need to charge anti-Asian violence as hate crimes. While any violent crime impacts the victim, a crime motivated by hate can impact entire groups of people, be they of a particular race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/opinions/hate-crime-anti-asian-violence-wu/index.html

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militia structures

The US military struck a site in Syria on Thursday used by two Iranian-backed militia groups following rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks, according to a US official.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/us-iraq-iran/index.html

More than a dozen slum residents in an Indian city say they thought they were being vaccinated. They were part of clinical trials

The white van arrived in slum areas of Bhopal, a city in central India, blasting a message over the speaker system that seemed too good to refuse: "Come and take the coronavirus vaccine and get 750 rupees ($10)."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/asia/india-vaccine-trials-covid-ethics-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/minimum-wage-covid-relief-senate-parliamentarian/index.html

Why hasn't Biden given up on Neera Tanden yet?

To seasoned Washington observers, it's been clear since last weekend that Neera Tanden's nomination to be the head of the Office of Management and Budget is almost certainly doomed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/neera-tanden-nomination-joe-biden/index.html

Increasing number of unaccompanied children arriving at southern border setting off alarm bells for feds

The growing number of migrant children arriving alone at the US-Mexico border is raising alarm among officials scrambling to find enough space to shelter kids until they're relocated with parents or relatives in the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/unaccompanied-children-border/index.html

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University's name

State Senate leaders in Utah say a bill to rename Dixie State University will get a debate this session, after a group of students rallied at the Capitol in favor of removing "Dixie" from the school's name.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/us/utah-dixie-state-name-bill-trnd/index.html

Airbnb and DoorDash went public at the same time but see very different paths post-pandemic

Airbnb and DoorDash went public the same week in early December and were both met with strong demand from investors. But in their first earnings reports as publicly traded companies on Thursday, the two sharing economy businesses signaled very different possible paths forward after the pandemic ends.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/tech/airbnb-doordash-earnings-pandemic/index.html

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

India's groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according to the authors of a new study.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/asia/india-groundwater-study-intl-hnk-scn/index.html

Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

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.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/media/australia-media-legislation-facebook-intl-hnk/index.html

Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks

A Pentagon report on extremism obtained by CNN gives disturbing insight into how White supremacists are active in the military and offers recommendations to better identify domestic extremists and prevent them from serving.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/pentagon-report-white-supremacists/index.html

Baarack, the sheep with over 30kg of wool, gets a haircut

A sheep that was wandering around the Australian bushland for years has received a much-needed trim after he was rescued by an animal sanctuary.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/24/barack-sheep-haircut-australia-lon-orig-tp.cnn

Chinese bowl bought for $35 at a yard sale could make half a million

A small floral bowl bought at a yard sale in Connecticut for just $35 has been identified as an exceptionally rare 15th-century Chinese antique.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/chinese-bowl-yard-sale-sothebys-auction/index.html

Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe

While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/world/venus-parker-solar-probe-image-scn-trnd/index.html

The politics behind the death penalty's demise in Virginia

More than 400 years after the first execution in Virginia -- of Captain George Kendall, accused in 1608 of spying for Spain -- the Old Dominion is on the cusp of becoming the first former Confederate state to abolish the death penalty.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/world/meanwhile-in-america-february-24-intl/index.html

FAA met to discuss more frequent engine inspections days before Denver incident

Only days before a dramatic engine failure on a United Airlines flight, federal regulators had met about requiring more frequent inspections of the same type of engine, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/faa-meeting-engine-inspections/index.html

New Mars image from rover landing site shows the red planet in high definition

The Perseverance rover has had a chance to settle in on Mars since landing last Thursday, so it's doing what every new resident does these days -- sending back photos of its new home.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/world/mars-perseverance-landing-panoramic-image-scn-trnd/index.html

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Hong Kong's new loyalty oath requires all lawmakers to love China -- and the Communist Party

What does it mean to be a patriot in modern China? Can someone love the country while opposing the ruling Communist Party?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/asia/hong-kong-patriots-election-intl-hnk/index.html

China detains six people for 'insulting' soldiers killed in India border clash

China has detained at least six people for allegedly defaming four servicemen killed in a bloody border clash with India last June, as state media wages a propaganda campaign hailing the dead troops as martyrs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/asia/china-detain-insult-soldiers-intl-hnk/index.html

What Biden should do about China's atrocities against the Uyghurs

For too long, the world has ignored reports of China's mass detention and forced labor of Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities in the northwest region of Xinjiang. Now, both CNN and the BBC have published deeply reported and horrifying accounts of rape, abuse, and torture detailed by Uyghur women who'd been held in China's internment camps.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/opinions/uyghurs-china-biden-atrocities-khan/index.html

A solar panel in space is collecting energy that could one day be beamed to anywhere on Earth

Scientists working for the Pentagon have successfully tested a solar panel the size of a pizza box in space, designed as a prototype for a future system to send electricity from space back to any point on Earth.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/americas/space-solar-energy-pentagon-science-scn-intl/index.html

Man dies after police kneel on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says in wrongful death claim

A 30-year-old Northern California man undergoing a mental health episode died days after police officers kneeled on the back of his neck for nearly five minutes to subdue him, lawyers for his family said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/us/angelo-quinto-antioch-police-department-death-trnd/index.html

Russia shows off new Covid-19 vaccine factory even as its people hesitate to get the shot

Decades ago, Soviet scientists researched biological weapons at a site in Volginsky, about 70 miles east of Moscow. Now, that site is being used to mass-produce a vaccine aimed at protecting people around the world from the coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/europe/sputnik-v-vaccine-production/index.html

Vehicle crossed center of roadway before crashing: official



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-tiger-woods-0224/

Inside Russia's new Covid-19 vaccine factory

In a CNN exclusive interview, Matthew Chance takes us inside Russia's new coronavirus vaccine factory, where manufacturers are producing coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/23/russia-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-production-chance-pkg-vpx.cnn

Hundreds of coffins fall into the sea following collapse of an Italian cemetery

A landslide on the Italian coast near Genoa caused the collapse of a cemetery Monday, leading to hundreds of coffins falling into the sea.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/world/coffins-fall-into-sea-italy-trnd/index.html

Monday, February 22, 2021

Facebook will restore news in Australia after talks with the government

Facebook says it will restore news pages in Australia after a breakthrough in talks with the government.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/tech/facebook-news-australia-media-bargaining-intl-hnk/index.html

Mounting confirmation battle sends warning sign to Biden

Confirmation duels over Joe Biden's Cabinet picks have suddenly turned nasty, ringing alarm bells about the cliffhanger nature of a 50-50 Senate and bitter fights to come over the President's ambitious agenda.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/politics/joe-biden-confirmations-cabinet/index.html

Canada's parliament says China committed genocide against Muslim minorities

Canadian lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a non-binding motion accusing China of committing genocide against its Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang, further straining ties between the two countries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/americas/canada-china-xinjiang-genocide-intl-hnk/index.html

Pence and Trump's relationship is 'amicable,' source says

Former Vice President Mike Pence and former President Donald Trump have spoken twice since the inauguration last month, according to a knowledgeable source, who described the pair's relationship as "amicable."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/politics/trump-pence-relationship/index.html

What America's next pandemic year will look like

It's been nearly a year since the US recorded its first known Covid death, at a long-term care facility in Washington state. In hindsight, we'd learn there had been Covid deaths here earlier in February and that the pandemic was already seeping through the population by the time we began taking drastic measures to slow it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/politics/what-matters-february-22/index.html

Wife of 'El Chapo' faces international drug trafficking charges

The wife of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was arrested Monday in Virginia on charges related to her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the Justice Department announced.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/us/el-chapo-wife-arrest-dulles-airport/index.html

Father-to-be dies after device meant for gender reveal party explodes

A 28-year-old man died after a device meant to be used at a gender reveal party exploded, according to New York State Police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/us/gender-reveal-new-york-death-trnd/index.html

29-year-old cancer survivor joins historic civilians-only space flight

Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old cancer survivor and physician assistant at St. Jude children's hospital, got an out-of-the-blue question from her employer last month: Would she like to go to space?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/tech/spacex-civilian-astronaut-st-judes-inspiration-4-scn/index.html

CNN speaks with sister of slain Myanmar protest victim

In a CNN exclusive interview, Paula Hancocks speaks with the sister of Mya Thwe Thwe Khine, a protester who died after a fatal shot to the head during the anti-coup protests in Myanmar.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/22/myanmar-protester-mya-thwe-thwe-khine-sister-intv-hancocks-pkg-ctw-intl-vpx.cnn

While the US shivered, Asia was setting record high temperatures

As Arctic temperatures and a series of snowstorms blasted the central US, a bubble of warm air set records across Asia, including Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/02/22/east-asia-february-record-warmth.cnn

How a lack of trust plays a role in vaccine hesitancy among minorities

CNN's Amara Walker speaks to Linda Harris, an African American community organizer in Albany, Georgia who is trying to encourage members of her community to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/22/rural-georgia-coronavirus-vaccine-efforts-walker-pkg-newday-vpx.cnn

Texas GOP rep.: I think it's great AOC is crossing party lines

Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) discusses relief efforts in the wake of the winter storm that ravaged Texas.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/21/gop-rep-michael-mccaul-texas-winter-storm-response-bash-sotu-vpx.cnn

See how a city moved a 139-year-old Victorian home

Amazed onlookers watched as crews in San Francisco moved the Englander House, a historic home built in the 19th century, to a new location several blocks away.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/02/22/san-francisco-victorian-home-city-move-eg-orig.cnn

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Biden is president, but Trump's election lies are still being amplified by his media allies

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/media/donald-trump-media-allies-reliable-sources/index.html

Australian Open fans criticized for booing Covid-19 vaccine announcement

Australia's government has condemned the "disgusting" behavior of spectators at the Australian Open tennis tournament Sunday, after sections of the crowd loudly booed a speech praising the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/australia/australian-open-vaccine-boo-intl-hnk/index.html

Britain to challenge China at UN over access to Xinjiang

Britain will on Monday call for the United Nations to be given "urgent and unfettered" access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses in the Chinese region.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/uk/xinjiang-uk-un-china-intl-hnk/index.html

Myanmar military warns protesters could 'suffer loss of life' ahead of planned strike

Myanmar's military junta on Sunday warned anti-coup protesters they will "suffer loss of life" if demonstrations confront security forces, ahead of planned mass protests and a nationwide strike.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/asia/myanmar-general-strike-military-warning-intl-hnk/index.html

Three children and their grandmother died in a Texas fire after trying to stay warm during power outages. Their mom survived

When the power went out at Loan Le's house in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, Texas, on Monday, she headed over to her daughter's home about five miles away.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/us/sugar-land-texas-fire-deaths/index.html

Protests in Haiti as political standoff continues

Large crowds of Haitians took to the streets again on Sunday, as a standoff between President Jovenel Moise and the country's opposition movement stretched into its third week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/americas/haiti-protests-continue-intl/index.html

Beijing's 2008 Olympics were a soft power victory for China, but 2022 may be another story

As the sound of fireworks rang out over Beijing to mark the close of the 2008 Summer Olympics, China's leaders could have been forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/asia/beijing-olympics-2008-2022-soft-power-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev in Australian Open final to claim 18th grand slam title

Novak Djokovic put on a masterclass in power and precision to overwhelm Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final and clinch his 18th grand slam title.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/tennis/australian-open-final-novak-djokovic-daniil-medvedev-spt-intl/index.html

Russia tells WHO it has detected first case of avian flu strain in humans

Russian authorities say they have detected what is believed to be "human infection with avian influenza H5N8," the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/europe/russia-h5n8-avian-flu-poultry-humans-intl/index.html

Shooting at bowling alley in Pennsylvania leaves one dead, 3 wounded, police say

Police in East Norriton, Pennsylvania, are searching for a suspect who opened fire at a bowling alley Saturday night, leaving one person dead and at least three others wounded.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/us/pennsylvania-bowling-alley-shooting/index.html

Scam artists lurking on dating apps and social media made away with a record haul in 2020

We expect love to have an emotional impact on us, but a new report released by the Federal Trade Commission revealed it's also hurting wallets. A record $304 million was reported lost to romance scams in 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/us/losses-to-romance-scams-trnd/index.html

Saturday, February 20, 2021

In stimulus push, Biden calls on Republicans to heed their constituents

As Joe Biden presses his case for Republicans to set partisanship aside and support his Covid-19 relief bill in Congress this week, the President reminded Americans of his own history working across the aisle with his visit Saturday evening to his ailing friend Bob Dole.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/politics/president-joe-biden-coronavirus-relief/index.html

She's 21 and just became the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Briton Jasmine Harrison, 21, has become the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 3,000-mile (4,800-kilometer) journey from Spain to Antigua, according to organizer Atlantic Campaigns.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/europe/jasmine-harrison-ocean-row-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Garland to call Capitol riot 'heinous attack' and tell Senate Judiciary Committee he'll supervise prosecution of White supremacists

Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, calls the January 6 attack on the US Capitol a "heinous attack" in his prepared opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which the Department of Justice released Saturday night ahead of his confirmation hearing on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/politics/merrick-garland-attorney-general-confirmation-hearing-opening-statement/index.html

A zoo crocodile in Florida underwent surgery to remove a shoe from her stomach

A Nile crocodile named Anuket had to undergo surgery in Florida recently.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/us/crocodile-undergoes-surgery-after-swallowing-a-shoe-trnd/index.html

Why Britain's anti-immigration politicians are opening the doors to thousands of Hong Kongers

Eighteen months ago, Malcolm was at the vanguard of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/uk/uk-hong-kong-bno-scheme-intl-gbr-hkr/index.html

An Ohio bomb squad was called to disarm an adorable bag of kittens

Sheriff's deputies in Ohio were called when a suspicious bag was found outside of a church, but what was inside was not what they were expecting.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/us/bag-of-kittens-disarmed-by-bomb-squad-trnd/index.html

Alexey Navalny remains in jail after Moscow appeals court confirms prison sentence

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny will remain behind bars after a Russian court partially rejected his appeal over a two-and-a-half year prison sentence handed down earlier this month.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/europe/alexey-navalny-court-trial-appeal-intl/index.html

Bereft of visitors, the Louvre keeps busy with major refit and restorations

As the world's most visited museum awakens, escalators that once carried up to 40,000 pairs of feet a day loop quietly through the empty lobby.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/louvre-lockdown-renovations/index.html

A 50-year pen pal friendship that began with a message in a bottle

Robbinroger Beever was 15 years old and walking home along a beach in Liberia, West Africa.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pen-pal-message-in-a-bottle-friendship/index.html

Friday, February 19, 2021

Boris Johnson's government is 'gaslighting' Britain about the realities of Brexit, critics say

Andy Trust has been exporting fish from Cornwall to continental Europe for 20 years. However, the past seven weeks have given him cause to contemplate shutting down the entire European operation of his fish merchants, Ocean Harvest. "The cost of sending fish into Europe has more than trebled. In an industry that operates on thin profit margins, it could destroy British fishing," he says.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/europe/boris-johnson-brexit-deal-aftermath-gbr-intl/index.html

Chinese fighters buzz Taiwan's air defense zone as it appoints new defense minister

Taiwan's air force scrambled on Friday after eight Chinese fighter aircraft flew into the southwestern part of its air defense zone in another display of stepped-up military activity around the democratic island.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/asia/taiwan-china-fighter-jets-intl-hnk/index.html

2 people are killed in a military plane crash near Montgomery, Alabama

Two people were killed when a military plane crashed on Friday near the Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama, according to the facility's executive director Marshall Taggart, Jr.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/us/plane-crash-military-montgomery/index.html

By day, Myanmar's protesters are defiant dissenters. By night, they're terrified of being dragged from their beds by the junta



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/myanmar-protest-0220-app-intl/

Jack Ma's Ant Group was the next big thing. Now it may become just a boring bank

Jack Ma's Ant Group quickly became one of China's most powerful companies, and its plans for bridging the worlds of tech and finance were growing ever more ambitious by the day.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/tech/ant-group-analysis-intl-hnk/index.html

Body camera video shows a violent arrest that is now a civil rights lawsuit

Body camera video of a violent arrest in Chicago is now key evidence in a new federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the man police are seen slamming to the ground.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/us/chicago-body-camera-footage-arrest-lawsuit/index.html

US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor was targeted by gunman, judge says

US District Court Judge Esther Salas said that a gunman who killed her son and wounded her husband in 2020 had also set his sights on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to a CBS News "60 Minutes" report airing Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/politics/sotomayor-salas-supreme-court-security/index.html

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China's detention camps

On the first day of her new teaching job at a Chinese government-run detention center in Xinjiang, Qelbinur Sidik said she saw two soldiers carry a young Uyghur woman out of the building on a stretcher.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/asia/china-xinjiang-teacher-abuse-allegations-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Hotel apologizes after honeymooners discover people can see into mirrored sauna

An upscale hotel in South Korea has issued an apology for a mistake that may have enabled outsiders to see into their sauna.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/south-korea-hotel-see-through-sauna-apology-intl-hnk/index.html

A marine biologist is using virtual reality to bring people closer to the ocean

Diving in the oceans, marine biologist Erika Woolsey has seen first-hand how coral reefs and sea life are being damaged by climate change. It has made her determined to find a way for others to share her experience -- including those who can't easily explore the ocean.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/world/erika-woolsey-vr-dive-hydrous-immerse-spc-intl/index.html

US says it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and other nations on nuclear deal

In an unexpected move, the Biden administration said Thursday that the US is willing to sit down for talks with Tehran and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, before either side has taken any tangible action to salvage or return to compliance with the agreement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/politics/us-iran-violations-diplomacy/index.html

6 Capitol Police officers suspended, 29 others being investigated for alleged roles in riot

Six US Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay, and 29 others have been placed under investigation, for their actions in the January 6 riot, a department spokesman said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/politics/capitol-police-officers-suspended/index.html

Beijing faces new abuse claims from Xinjiang

A former teacher and ex-detainee alleges gang rape and torture of women inside China's vast network of detention camps. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/18/china-xinjiang-abuse-allegations-watson-pkg-lead-intl-vpx.cnn

'Y'all, I cannot believe this!': Mom films disaster in her Texas home

As millions of Texans are still without water, heat and power, residents continue to struggle in the aftermath of winter storms. CNN's Camila Bernal reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/02/18/texas-storm-aftermath-bernal-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

Keilar responds after Nikki Haley blames media for GOP feud

Nikki Haley, the former UN Ambassador under President Donald Trump, is now blaming the media for the current conflict in the Republican Party. CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/18/brianna-keilar-nikki-haley-blames-media-for-gop-turmoil-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

AstraZeneca's vaccine contract with the UK is based on 'best efforts,' just like its deal with a frustrated EU



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-vaccine-stories-02182021/

New standards will take the guesswork out of choosing the most effective face masks



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-us-stories-02182021/

American woman accused of killing a UK teenager proposes 'mediation' with his family

Anne Sacoolas -- the woman accused of killing 19-year-old Harry Dunn while she was driving on the wrong side of the road in England -- says she willing to enter into "mediation" with his family, after a court in Virginia ruled against her attempt to have a civil case for wrongful death dismissed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/americas/anne-sacoolas-harry-dunn-mediation-latam-intl/index.html

US attorney's office in Brooklyn and FBI scrutinizing New York's handling of data surrounding Covid nursing home deaths

The US attorney's office in Brooklyn, along with the FBI, is scrutinizing the handling of some of the data surrounding Covid-19 deaths in long term care facilities in New York, according to a law enforcement official.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/politics/us-attorneys-fbi-cuomo-covid-nursing-homes/index.html

South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong dropped amid bullying scandal

South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong have been dropped from their national and club sides amid claims of teenage bullying.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/sport/south-korea-volleyball-twins-bullying-spt-intl/index.html

Locked up for life at age 15, American man freed 68 years later

Joe Ligon, believed to be the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the United States, has been released from a Pennsylvania prison after spending nearly seven decades behind bars.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/us/oldest-juvenile-lifer-released-trnd/index.html

James 'Whitey' Bulger's former rogue FBI informant handler John Connolly granted conditional medical release from prison

The former rogue FBI informant handler for mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger will be released from a Florida prison on a conditional medical release, a spokesman for the Florida Commission on Offender Review told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/us/connolly-granted-medical-release/index.html

Demi Lovato reveals she had multiple strokes, brain damage after overdose

Demi Lovato is under no obligation to share the deeply personal story of her struggle with mental health and addiction with the public, but the singer is choosing to do it on her own terms in a new four-part YouTube documentary, the trailer for which was released on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/entertainment/demi-lovato/index.html

Millions are still without power across the US as winter storms continue



source https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/snow-ice-storm-power-outages-updates-02-17-21/index.html

Texas grid was 'minutes' from failing, official says



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-texas-weather-02182021/

Stunning images show the aftermath of power outages

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Daniel Cohan, a professor at Rice University, about the power outages in Texas due to the severe winter weather.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/02/17/texas-weather-power-natural-gas-keilar-cohan-nr-vpx.cnn

Mount Etna erupts in Italy

Snow-covered Mount Etna erupted on Tuesday, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/17/etna-volcano-italy-erupts-lon-orig-ep.cnn

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

6 takeaways from Joe Biden's CNN town hall

President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience members) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/politics/joe-biden-town-hall-takeaways/index.html

Biden says China will face repercussions over human rights, in CNN town hall



source https://cnn.it/3jU6T4q

How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 tourism success story

In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be a huge cause for concern, the result of a horrible natural disaster. But that was before 2020, and before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we travel forever.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-tourism-arrivals-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Covid-19 related attacks against Asian Americans surging

A string of recent Covid-related attacks against Asian Americans has communities on high alert. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/02/16/coronavirus-related-attacks-asian-americans-lah-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

A majority of Britons aren't satisfied with how Brexit turned out

A majority of Britons are not satisfied with the post-Brexit trade agreement that Boris Johnson secured with the European Union, according to a survey that provides the first detailed insight into the nation's attitude towards the deal since it took effect.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/uk/majority-of-brits-not-satisfied-with-brexit-deal-intl-gbr/index.html

Apple tweaks syringe emoji to be less graphic amid vaccine rollout

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a small change to its syringe emoji that removes the drops of blood.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/tech/apple-syringe-emoji-redesign/index.html

Biden administration approves arms sale to Egypt despite human rights concerns

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced it had approved a possible $197 million sale of missiles to Egypt, just days after the Egyptian government is said to have detained family members of a US-based Egyptian American human rights activist.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/politics/egypt-missile-sale/index.html

See people attempt roof escape after police raid illegal party in UK

Dramatic footage released by police shows officers forcing their way into an illegal nightclub in Birmingham, UK, where about 150 people were partying in the early hours of February 14.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/16/roof-escape-illegal-nightclub-birmingham-lon-orig-tp.cnn

Dr. Fauci: I worried about getting Covid-19 in the Trump White House

Dr. Anthony Fauci told Axios that he was concerned about personally contracting Covid-19 while working inside former President Donald Trump's White House.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/15/fauci-nervous-covid-19-white-house-axios-interview-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

Navarro on Republican party: What party penalizes officials who vote their conscience?

CNN's Alice Stewart and Ana Navarro discuss Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's rebuke of former President Donald Trump's actions on January 6th, despite his vote to acquit the former President of the charge.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/16/mcconnell-trump-impeachment-vote-republican-party-stewart-navarro-ctn-vpx.cnn

'We made a mistake': New York governor denies covering up Covid-19 deaths

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says all the coronavirus deaths in the nursing homes and in the hospitals "were always fully, publicly and accurately reported" following allegations of a cover-up and calls for impeachment. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/15/andrew-cuomo-coronavirus-nursing-home-deaths-vpx.cnn

Rare snowfall blankets Texas and Oklahoma causing disruption

Metro areas across Texas and Oklahoma were buried in inches of snow which caused power outages and disrupted travel.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/02/16/texas-oklahoma-snow-winter-storm-uri-orig-jk-llr.cnn

World No. 114 Aslan Karatsev makes history at Australian Open

Aslan Karatsev's historic run continued at the Australian Open on Tuesday as the Russian became the first man in the Open Era to reach the semifinals on his grand slam debut.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/tennis/aslan-karatsev-grigor-dimitrov-australian-open-spt-intl/index.html

White violence and Black protests during the 1918 flu have a lesson for today

Adella Bond fired her revolver outside her window into the South Philadelphia air, hoping to attract police as a mob of Irish American people gathered around her home to tell her she wasn't welcome.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/health/1918-flu-lessons-philadelphia-race-riots-wellness/index.html

Monday, February 15, 2021

Australian Prime Minister apologizes to former staffer allegedly raped in Parliament office

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized Tuesday to a former government staffer who alleged that she was raped by a colleague in Parliament House two years ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/australia/australia-canberra-rape-allegations-intl-hnk/index.html

Republican lawmaker shunned by his family over vote to convict Trump

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger's own family has shunned him in a handwritten letter over his vote to impeach former President Trump for incitement.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/16/kinzinger-family-shuns-letter-trump-vote-impeachment-vpx.cnn

Vincent Jackson, former NFL wide receiver, found dead in hotel room, authorities say

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Brandon, Florida, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/us/nfl-vincent-jackson-dead-hotel-spt/index.html

Vladimir Putin considers conversation with Elon Musk on Clubhouse

CNN's Paul R. La Monica discusses why Elon Musk invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to have a conversation on his new favorite social media app: Clubhouse.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/02/15/elon-musk-vladimir-putin-clubhouse-qmb.cnnbusiness

Fallout from Trump's acquittal exposes deepening rift within GOP

Donald Trump's acquittal in the Senate's impeachment trial -- and the backlash now facing Republicans who voted to convict him -- have exposed the deepening rift within the GOP over whether to continue to fully embrace the former President or seek to move past his divisive brand of politics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/politics/republican-party-trump-midterms/index.html

Frozen wind turbines contribute to rolling power blackouts across Texas

Some of the warmest places in Texas, where rolling power outages are occurring across the chilly state, are inside cars and trucks parked in the driveway of a home without electricity.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/us/power-outages-texas-monday/index.html

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine sharply reduces symptomatic Covid-19 in the real world, Israeli researchers say

Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine appears to reduce symptomatic coronavirus infections by more than 90% in the real world, Israeli researchers said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/health/pfizer-biontech-covid-vaccine-reduces-infections-israel-study-intl/index.html

Lebanon starts coronavirus vaccinations

For more than a year, Lebanon has been convulsed by sporadic mass protests and violence. The country was already careening toward financial and economic collapse before Covid-19 reared its head. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/14/lebanon-coronavirus-vaccine-wedeman-pkg-vpx.cnn

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers' protest 'toolkit'

Supporters of a young climate activist arrested in India over a farmers' protest "toolkit," later shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, have called for her release.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/asia/india-farmers-protest-activist-disha-ravi-intl-hnk/index.html

Widespread vaccinations in the US won't come until the summer. Here's what's been driving down Covid-19 cases so far

More than 38 million Americans have so far received at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine -- but it's not the vaccinations that have driven Covid-19 numbers down across the US, one expert told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.html

An officer stopped to help who he thought was a stranded motorist. Instead, he helped deliver a baby

It was a Valentine's Day miracle.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/us/valentines-day-birth-police-chicago-trnd/index.html

Jessica Pegula, daughter of NFL team owners, stuns No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina to make Australian Open quarterfinals

Go Jessica!

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/tennis/jessica-pegula-elina-svitolina-australian-open-spt-intl/index.html

Half of America is under winter weather advisories as freezing temperatures grip the country

Nearly 170 million people are under winter weather advisories Monday, with icy roads, power outages, and dangerously low temperatures threatening to snarl traffic and paralyze cities from coast to coast.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/weather/winter-storms-weather-monday/index.html

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Auckland, a city of 1.5 million, goes into lockdown after family of 3 tests positive for the UK variant ofCovid-19



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-02-15-21/h_4780a9749c5a0279ae188dcd4a0ebba5

Michael McDowell wins the 63rd annual Daytona 500

Michael McDowell won the 63rd annual Daytona 500 Sunday in Daytona Beach, Florida.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/15/us/daytona-500-nascar-winner-spt-trnd/index.html

WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-02152021/

NYPD charges 21-year-old man in connection with four subway stabbings that left 2 dead

The suspect charged in connection with the four subway stabbings that left two people dead over the weekend has been identified as a 21-year-old man who was living in a Brooklyn homeless shelter, according to the New York Police Department.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/us/nypd-subway-stabbings-suspect/index.html

Archaeologists discover ancient beer factory in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered a massive 5,000-year-old brewery in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos, according to Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/middleeast/egypt-beer-factory-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

When the Dalai Lama dies, his reincarnation will be a religious crisis. Here's what could happen

A decade ago, the Dalai Lama set himself a significant deadline.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/asia/dalai-lama-china-death-reincarnation-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Western diplomats warn Myanmar military that 'the world is watching'

Western diplomats on Sunday warned Myanmar's military junta that "the world is watching," as a communications blackout swept the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/world/myanmar-blackout-western-diplomats-intl/index.html

They love each other but Covid has torn them apart

When Riëtte Badenhorst got home from her cancer surgery in South Africa, all her fiancé Steve Mann could do was comfort her on the phone, all the way from the UK. Riëtte wishes he had been with her.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/couples-torn-apart-by-covid/index.html

How to rekindle the flame that the pandemic extinguished

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but how can you miss your love if they never go away?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/health/valentines-day-rekindle-love-wellness/index.html

Saturday, February 13, 2021

500 vehicles in flames after fuel tanker explodes on Afghanistan-Iran border

More than 500 vehicles burst into flames at the Afghanistan-Iranian border Saturday afternoon after a fuel truck there exploded, provincial officials told Afghanistan's TOLO News.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/middleeast/car-fire-afghanistan-iran-intl-hnk/index.html

NYPD deploys 500 officers to patrol subways after four stabbings in less than 24 hours

The New York City Police Department is deploying an additional 500 officers to patrol the city's subway system after four stabbings in less than 24 hours that left two people dead.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/us/nypd-officers-deployed-subway-stabbings/index.html

White House deputy press secretary resigns after threatening reporter

White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo, who threatened a reporter who asked about his relationship with another reporter, has resigned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/media/tj-ducklo-resigns/index.html

Chris Harrison steps aside ' from 'The Bachelor' after controversial interview

"Bachelor" host Chris Harrison said Saturday he is "stepping aside" from the show "for a period of time" after defending a frontrunner on the current season who came under scrutiny for social media photos from her past.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/entertainment/chris-harrison-the-bachelor-interview-trnd/index.html

Mitch McConnell: No question Trump is responsible for provoking riot

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that there was no question that former President Donald Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for provoking the January 6 US Capitol insurrection despite the Senate voting to acquit Trump for inciting the riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/13/mitch-mcconnell-trump-responsible-for-riot-impeachment-acquittal-sot-vpx.cnn

NY Gov. Cuomo accused of covering up nursing home Covid-19 deaths

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal investigation, a transcript of a call between the aide and state lawmakers shows.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/12/andrew-cuomo-accused-covering-up-nursing-homes-covid-deaths-jones-pkg-vpx.cnn

The UK economy shrank by nearly 10% in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has effectively wiped out all growth in the United Kingdom over the last 7 years, returning the economy close to the size it was in 2013.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/02/12/uk-economy-gdp-record-fall.cnnbusiness

Video shows massive winter car pile up

At least six people were killed and several were injured in a massive pile up caused by icy weather conditions on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, Texas.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/02/11/texas-pile-up-fort-worth-interstate-crash-orig-mg.cnn

'Insultingly misleading': CNN fact-checker on Trump lawyer's claim

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks several claims made by former President Donald Trump's defense attorneys during his second impeachment trial.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/13/trump-impeachment-lawyers-fact-check-dale-sot-vpx-ac360.cnn

President of Tokyo Olympics announces resignation after sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori said he will resign due to the fallout after sexist remarks he made at a meeting were leaked to the public.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/02/12/tokyo-olympics-president-resignation-sexist-remarks-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Another defensive meltdown sees Liverpool slip to third straight Premier League defeat

Liverpool's defense of its Premier League title is rapidly evaporating after yet another calamitous defensive performance condemned Jurgen Klopp's side to a third consecutive defeat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/football/liverpool-leicester-jurgen-klopp-spt-intl/index.html

McConnell tells colleagues he will vote to acquit Trump



source https://cnn.it/3tYJwvs

New details reveal Trump refused to call off rioters in explosive phone call



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-impeachement-int-02-13/

He says Fidelity wouldn't let him sell during Reddit mayhem, costing him $830,000

Robinhood is in hot water for banning investors from buying GameStop during part of last month's Reddit-driven market mayhem. And now Fidelity is being accused of preventing one investor from selling some Reddit darlings, a move he says cost him $830,000.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/investing/fidelity-amc-gamestop/index.html

6 skeletons found at a pirate shipwreck site

For the pirates of the 18th century, treasure meant gold.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/us/pirate-shipwreck-skeletons-found-trnd/index.html

Flights to Australian state of Victoria suspended during snap lockdown



source https://cnn.it/3tUTJcg

Friday, February 12, 2021

Incest accusation in prominent family prompts French national reckoning with child abuse

It all started with damning allegations from book excerpts published in France's prestigious Le Monde newspaper as the new year began.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/13/europe/france-la-familia-grande-incest-reckoning-intl/index.html

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-02-13-21/index.html

Village at center of India glacier collapse warned of impending disaster for decades. No one listened.

When contractors came to her Himalayan forest to cut down thousands of trees, Gaura Devi rallied the women of her village and marched into the woods.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/asia/india-glacier-raini-village-chipko-intl-hnk/index.html

New details reveal Trump refused to call off rioters in explosive phone call

In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/trump-mccarthy-shouting-match-details/index.html

'How gullible do you think we are?' Manager rebukes defense

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) says convicting former President Trump will set a precedent and forbid any future presidential incitement to violent insurrection under the impeachment clauses.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/12/raskin-impeachment-argument-question-answer-trump-vpx.cnn

US-led sanctions on Venezuela 'devastating' to human rights, says UN report

A United Nations Special Rapporteur has issued a scathing report on the international pressure campaign on Venezuela, calling on the United States, United Kingdom and European Union to lift "devastating" economic sanctions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/world/us-venezuela-sanctions-alina-douhan-intl/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/videos-of-the-week/

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Controversial art dealer's daughter will return over 100 antiquities to Cambodia

When art dealer Douglas Latchford was charged with wire fraud, smuggling and conspiracy, US prosecutors not only alleged that he had trafficked stolen Cambodian antiquities -- he had "built a career" on it.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/cambodia-khmer-artifacts-douglas-latchford/index.html

This may be the most fearsome US Navy weapon in the Pacific

Born of the Cold War and launched with enough firepower to destroy well over a dozen Soviet cities in a single salvo, the USS Ohio, the largest submarine the United States Navy has ever put to sea, has been stripped of its nuclear missiles.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/asia/uss-ohio-submarine-navy-pacific-weapon-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

Netanyahu's wait for a call from Biden raises questions about US priorities

The White House insists President Joe Biden will "soon" speak with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the wait, which has now stretched beyond three weeks, is raising questions about whether there is a motive behind the delay.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/politics/biden-netanyahu-phone-call/index.html

Why the arrest of one of Asia's most-wanted fugitives may fail to impact the region's war on drugs

The recent arrest of Tse Chi Lop, the alleged leader of the Sam Gor drug syndicate and one of the world's most-wanted suspected criminals, is a remarkable victory for the coalition of governments and police forces that pursued him.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/opinions/tse-chi-lop-arrest-aftermath-intl-hnk/index.html

Study shows New York subways have a pollution problem

In the Big Apple, even mass transit can be a pollution risk.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/subway-pollution-report/index.html

Get ready for Trump's defense

House Democrats rested their case against of President Donald Trump. House impeachment managers dedicated the third day of Trump's second impeachment trial to showing how the former President cultivated his supporters, drew them to Washington and then dispatched them to the Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/politics/what-matters-february-11/index.html

Canada's vaccine rollout stalls, confining seniors to their homes for months to come

Like most Canadian seniors, David and Carol Green have been patient and even good humored about the pandemic waves that have kept them house-bound for nearly a year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/world/canada-vaccine-rollout-failure/index.html

Chick Corea, jazz legend and renowned pianist, dead at 79

Renowned jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea has died, according to a statement on the musician's website. He was 79.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/entertainment/chick-corea-dead/index.html

Stonehenge may be a rebuilt stone circle from Wales, new research suggests

Five thousand years after Stonehenge was built, archaeologists have finally pinpointed exactly where the bluestones that form part of the imposing UK monument came from and how they were unearthed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/europe/stonehenge-wales-stone-circle-scn/index.html

Love for Britney Spears is late in coming, but powerful

Britney Spears has been the subject of cruel jokes in the past, but times have changed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/entertainment/britney-spears-documentary-plc/index.html

Fernando Alonso, two-time Formula One champion, injured while cycling in Switzerland

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso was hospitalized after a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, according to a tweet from the Alpine F1 Team.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/europe/fernando-alonso-cycling-accident-spt-intl/index.html

North Carolina man charged with threatening to kill President Biden

A North Carolina man has been charged with making threats to kill President Joe Biden, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed in court Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/man-charged-with-threatening-to-kill-president/index.html

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

More US state leadersloosening Covid-19 restrictions. Experts warned it may be too soon

More state leaders have announced they're loosening Covid-19 restrictions, even as experts warn the US is still not in the clear -- especially as variants spread across the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html

MIT graduate student is a 'person of interest' in murder of Yale graduate student

New Haven police are looking for an MIT graduate student as a "person of interest" in their investigation into the murder of a Yale graduate student this past Saturday, though police say he's not currently a suspect.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/mit-graduate-person-of-interest-yale-student-murder/index.html

New details on Capitol's day of terror are devastating indictment of Trump

Impeachment prosecutors took senators on a wrenching journey inside the horror of the US Capitol insurrection, making a devastating case that Donald Trump had plotted, incited and celebrated a vile crime against the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/politics/donald-trump-impeachment/index.html

Ten years ago I watched as protesters toppled Egypt's brutal regime. Now their hopes of a new era of freedom lie in tatters

"They're going room to room, we have to get out."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/middleeast/arab-spring-egypt-memories-10-years-on-hala-gorani-intl/index.html

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president to resign following sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori will step down after sexist remarks he made about women were leaked to Japanese media last week, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported Thursday, citing sources.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/sport/yoshiro-mori-resignation-intl-hnk/index.html

Indonesia plane crash had engine thrust imbalance, preliminary report finds

The Indonesian passenger jet that crashed last month, killing 62 people, had an imbalance in engine thrust that eventually led the plane into a sharp roll and then a final dive into the sea, a preliminary report by investigators said on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/asia/indonesia-crash-preliminary-report-intl-hnk/index.html

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned from Instagram

Instagram on Wednesday took down the account of controversial anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/tech/robert-kennedy-jr-instagram-ban/index.html

Japan has the most beds per capita in the world. So why is its health system crashing?

In late December, Su became sick with Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/asia/japan-healthcare-coronavirus-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping for first time as President

President Joe Biden spoke with China's President Xi Jinping late Wednesday, according to a senior administration official, their first call since Biden took office.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/politics/biden-xi-call/index.html

Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler magazine, dies at 78

Larry Flynt, the "Hustler" magazine founder and outspoken first amendment activist who built an adult entertainment empire, died Wednesday at his Hollywood Hills home, his nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., tells CNN. He was 78.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/media/larry-flynt-obituary/index.html

New video helping investigators search for suspects in US Capitol officer's death

Federal authorities have narrowed to a handful the number of suspects in the death of US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, a US official briefed on the probe said Wednesday, raising hopes that investigators can bring charges in the case.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/politics/brian-sicknick-investigation/index.html

As search for avalanche survivors continues, details emerge of terrifying moments before disaster struck

Deep in the Himalayan mountains, Tuskar Singh Rana watched in disbelief as the avalanche roared his way. The deadly mixture of ice, rock and water approached at a furious pace from miles away, consuming nearly everything in its path.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/asia/india-uttarakhand-glacier-intl-hnk/index.html

Late-night hosts react to day one of Trump's second impeachment trial

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel react to day one of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/02/10/stephen-colbert-trump-second-impeachment-trial-begins-late-night-reacts-orig.cnn

Polish court orders historians to apologize over Holocaust book

A Warsaw court ruled on Tuesday that two historians tarnished the memory of a Polish villager in a book about the Holocaust and must apologize, in a case some academics warn could deter impartial research into Poles' actions during World War Two.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/europe/poland-court-holocaust-book-intl-scli/index.html

Two men cried in the Senate Tuesday. One of them made a devastating case against Trump

The first day of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump was a perfect microcosm of the country's partisan divide and what's at stake in a post-Trump America. On one side are dedicated lawmakers trying to cobble a broken nation back together, taking their roles seriously and clearly acting with heavy hearts in the wake of a violent insurrection. On the other are those who believe these hearings are not in their party's interests, and are willing, again, to put party over country while they demand that a fractured democracy move on without tending to its wounds.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/opinions/trump-impeachment-two-men-cried-filipovic/index.html

Serena Williams powers through in Australian Open as Venus bows out

There's just no stopping Serena Williams at this year's Australian Open so far.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/tennis/serena-williams-australian-open-2021-spt-intl/index.html

How a hit TV show exposed the failure to learn the lessons of the past on Covid-19

A man lies alone in a hospital bed, frightened and cut off from most of his family and friends, while the outside world grapples with the growing threat of an unfamiliar virus. As he lies stricken, he is cared for by doctors and nurses dressed head to toe in PPE. Eventually he begs for his mother to make him better and asks her through tears if everyone who has contracted this disease has died.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/europe/hiv-aids-coronavirus-parallels-its-a-sin-intl/index.html

Michigan state Senate leader apologizes for calling Capitol riot a hoax

Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey apologized Tuesday for calling the US Capitol riot a hoax and espousing several conspiracy theories implicating political leadership in a video recorded and posted to YouTube.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/politics/capitol-riot-hoax-michigan-state-senate-leader-apologize/index.html

Trump lawyer presses for former President's full-time Mar-a-Lago residency

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump were defending him not only on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday in his second impeachment trial, but also in Palm Beach, Florida, at a town council meeting.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/politics/mar-a-lago-court-trump-residency/index.html

About 1 in 10 Americans have gotten at least their first Covid-19 shot. But supply challenges remain

About one in 10 Americans -- nearly 32.9 million people --- have so far received at least a first dose of the two-part Covid-19 vaccines, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, and about 9.8 million people have been fully vaccinated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

Americans' perceived risk of Covid-19 is lower than any time since October, poll finds

Americans' perception of risk from the coronavirus is the lowest it has been since October, a new poll has found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/health/risk-of-covid-19-public-perception-poll-wellness/index.html

Texas authorities search for tanker truck after heartbreaking 911 calls from people claiming to be inside

Texas authorities are searching for a white tanker truck after disturbing 911 calls in which people pleaded for help in Spanish and claimed they were inside the vehicle, CNN affiliate KABB reported.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/us/texas-truck-immigrants-911-call/index.html

Monday, February 8, 2021

DOJ to ask Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign

The Justice Department, as soon as Tuesday, is expected to ask US attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to submit their resignations, a turnover expected to spare two top prosecutors in Delaware and Connecticut overseeing two sensitive Trump-era investigations, a senior Justice Department official said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/politics/leftover-trump-us-attorneys/index.html

The 3 defenses of Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump's lawyers have explained how will they defend him in his second impeachment trial against the charge that he incited the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/opinions/trump-impeachment-defense-arguments-milgram/index.html

Reinventing Sri Lanka: As the country reopens to international travelers, the tourism industry ponders its future

A year ago, Dinesh Perera and his friends owned and operated the only two LGBTQ-friendly accommodations in Colombo: Mahasen by Foozoo and Mahasen Terrace by Foozoo. Both hotels sat opposite each other on Mahasen Mawatha, a quiet road in a residential neighborhood in Colombo.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sri-lanka-tourism-crisis-solutions/index.html

Latinos are navigating barriers to Covid-19 vaccinations and experts say it comes down to access

One Chicago doctor says that low vaccination rates among Latinos isn't just due to their hesitancy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/latinos-chicago-vaccination-access-barriers/index.html

Rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in Bay Area prompts new special response unit

Several unprovoked attacks on elderly Asian Americans, including at least three in the Bay Area captured in disturbing videos in recent days, have raised concerns about anti-Asian bias related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/asian-american-attacks-bay-area/index.html

A trio of House GOP women could alter the outcome of the 2022 election

A trio of Republican women in the US House of Representatives dominated the political headlines last week, and their stories will undoubtedly impact the GOP's chances of retaking the House in 2022. Indeed, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Claudia Tenney of New York each illustrate the political topography of the midterm electoral battlefield.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/opinions/cheney-greene-tenney-gop-2022-bond/index.html

Jeffrey Epstein's US Virgin Island properties may be sold to help pay victims' fund

Representatives of Jeffrey Epstein's estate are looking to sell his US Virgin Island properties to fund the Epstein Victims' Compensation Program, which paused all payouts last week, according to an attorney for the estate.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/jeffrey-epstein-estate-properties-for-sale/index.html

Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hacking into the water treatment system, sheriff says

A hacker gained access into the water treatment system of Oldsmar, Florida, on Friday and tried to increase the levels of sodium hydroxide -- commonly referred to as lye -- in the city's water, officials said, putting thousands at risk of being poisoned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/oldsmar-florida-hack-water-poison/index.html

Georgia secretary of state's office launches investigation into Trump's phone call

The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed to CNN on Monday that it has started an investigation into former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the state's election results, including a phone call the former President made to Raffensperger.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/politics/georgia-secretary-of-state-trump-investigation/index.html

Grandfather sentenced in 2019 death of granddaughter from cruise ship window

The man who pleaded guilty in the death of his 18-month-old granddaughter aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in 2019 was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, according to a statement from the Puerto Rican government.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/cruise-ship-death-grandfather-sentenced/index.html

At least 14 people died in avalanches last week, the deadliest week of US avalanches on record

Andy Jessen was the mayor pro tempore of Eagle, Colorado. Sarah Moughamian, a lover of all things outdoors, spent all the free time she had in the Utah snow. Army Ranger Matthew Nyman survived a helicopter crash in Iraq that crushed his foot but he learned to climb again, most recently on Alaska's Bear Mountain.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/avalanche-deaths-deadliest-week-trnd/index.html

Highlights and lowlights of the Super Bowl TV show



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-superbowl-0208/

Inside Malawi's Covid-19 wards, the impact of vaccine nationalism is all too clear

Even before Andrew Simbota arrived at the small, rural Mulanje district hospital on Saturday afternoon, doctors here wondered how they would treat him. They were down to two oxygen tanks for their entire Covid-19 ward. A serious patient like Simbota can use up to three canisters of high-flow oxygen a day.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/africa/malawi-covid-19-vaccine-nationalism-intl/index.html

Sunday, February 7, 2021

China arrests Australian TV host on suspicion of spying

An Australian employee of China's state broadcaster CGTN has been arrested on suspicion of "illegally supplying state secrets overseas," Canberra said Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/media/china-australia-cheng-lei-cgtn-intl-hnk/index.html

After weeks of drama and setbacks, the Australian Open kicks off

Thousands of tennis fans descended on Melbourne Park to watch stars including Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams kick off the Australian Open on Monday, after a three-week postponement and high drama over the quarantine of players.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/tennis/australian-open-coronavirus-sport-intl-hnk/index.html

Super Bowl 2021: TV coverage highlights and lowlights from a big game in a strange year

As advertisers considered the delicate balancing act this year's Super Bowl required -- striking just the right tone amid a period of stark cultural and political divides and public-health unease -- many blue-chip brands opted to sit this one out.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/entertainment/super-bowl-2021-tv-coverage-highlights/index.html

Millions who likely voted for Trump want him barred from future office

It is common that many politicians grow more popular once they leave office. That has not been the case for former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/politics/polls-trump-impeachment-future-office/index.html

Heartbreak and anger as China discourages travel for Lunar New Year

Normally at this time of year, hundreds of millions of Chinese people would be packing highways, trains and planes on homebound trips to celebrate the Lunar New Year with their family.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-lny-travel-new-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Death sentence of Saudi man jailed as a teen for anti-government protests is commuted

A man who was arrested and sentenced to death for taking part in anti-government protests as a teen in Saudi Arabia has had his sentence commuted, his father told CNN Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/middleeast/saudi-death-sentence-commuted-intl/index.html

From zero to hero: Ilkay Gundogan misses penalty, scores twice in dominant Manchester City victory at Liverpool

Talk about a roller-coaster performance -- Ilkay Gundogan provided the dictionary definition on Sunday for Manchester City against Liverpool.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/football/manchester-city-liverpool-premier-league-spt-intl/index.html

Facebook vowed to crack down on Covid-19 vaccine misinformation but misleading posts remain easy to find

Nearly two months into the largest vaccine rollout in US history, Instagram continued to prominently feature anti-vaccination accounts in its search results, while Facebook groups railing against vaccines remained easy to find.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/tech/facebook-instagram-covid-vaccine/index.html

'This is full-on hell': Russian protesters describe detention in cramped cells

The images of Russian riot cops cracking down on protesters have sparked outrage around the world. Thousands have been detained, and some say they were mistreated by police while in custody. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/02/07/russians-detained-navalny-protests-police-pleitgen-pkg-ndwknd-vpx.cnn

NBA superstars Steph Curry and Nikola Jokic score 50 points or more -- but both lose

Hearing your coach tell the media that you've "never played better" following a monstrous 57-point fireworks show suggests your might be basking in the glory of a victory.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/sport/steph-curry-nikola-jokic-nba-spt-intl/index.html

Protesters detained at pro-Navalny rallies say police threatened and intimidated them: 'The regime has shown its teeth'

"Do you know that we can beat you so hard that you will be urinating blood? And there won't be any traces -- you won't be able to prove anything," Peter Sokovykh recalls a police officer screaming into his face as he found himself in a tiny room with six security officers in a St. Petersburg police station.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/europe/russians-detained-navalny-protest-intl/index.html

How the GOP institutionalists are losing the larger battle

We saw two ends of the Republican Party attacked this week. Rep. Liz Cheney successfully fought off an intraparty challenge for her spot in the House GOP leadership. And Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of committee memberships by the full House, after the Republicans refused to do it themselves.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/06/politics/republican-party-analysis/index.html

'There will be other Super Bowls.' Officials warn against watch parties

While Covid-19 numbers are trending in the right direction across much of the US, officials nationwide warned against Super Bowl gatherings to avoid another surge of infections.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

Iconic 'SNL' duo returns to poke fun at NFL rules

"Wayne's World" stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are reuniting their characters, Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, for an Uber Eats Super Bowl commercial.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/02/01/waynes-world-super-bowl-ad-uber-eats-orig-bdk.cnn

Injury-stricken Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal target grand slam records at the Australian Open

With warmup tournaments coming to a close, attention now turns to the main draw of the Australian Open, the buildup to which has been dominated by coronavirus precautions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/tennis/serena-williams-rafael-nadal-australian-open-spt-intl-cmd/index.html

Britain is under lockdown. But one year into the Covid crisis, many are unable to keep to the rules

Anna says she did not want to break the UK's Covid-19 lockdown rules.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/uk/lockdown-breakers-covid-economy-gbr-intl/index.html

Pope appoints first woman Under-Secretary with right to vote in Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis has for the first time appointed a female Under-Secretary to the Synod of Bishops, the Vatican announced Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/07/europe/pope-synod-appointment-intl-scli/index.html

Saturday, February 6, 2021

4 skiers dead, 4 rescued after avalanche

Four skiers were killed and four others rescued after an avalanche Saturday in a backcountry ski area near Salt Lake City, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/06/us/utah-avalanche-four-dead-four-rescued/index.html

Leon Spinks, boxing legend who beat Muhammad Ali, dead at 67

Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67, according to a statement from his publicist.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/06/us/leon-spinks-dead-boxer/index.html

Why the generals really took back power in Myanmar



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/myanmar-020721-int/

FBI agent honored at memorial service

Fellow law enforcement officers, friends and family mourned slain FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger at a memorial service on Saturday in Florida.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/06/us/fbi-agent-laura-schwartzenberger-memorial/index.html

Protests break out in Myanmar in defiance of military coup

Pro-democracy protests broke out in Myanmar's largest city on Saturday, with thousands of people taking to the streets of Yangon in the first major organized demonstration since the military seized power in a coup earlier this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/06/asia/protests-myanmar-military-coup-intl-hnk/index.html

Friday, February 5, 2021