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3 Dec 2020

Drone footage shows the shocking collapse of the Arecibo Observatory

New footage taken on December 1st reveals the moment when the 900-ton platform suspended above the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico came crashing down on the telescope’s massive dish.

Source: The Verge

3 Dec 2020

Google fires prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru

Timnit Gebru was technical co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team. She says Google managers fired her over an email she’d sent to colleagues.

Source: The Verge

3 Dec 2020

San Francisco bans smoking tobacco inside apartments — but smoking pot is still OK

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors bans smoking tobacco inside apartments but grants marijuana users the right to light up indoors.

Source: NBC News

3 Dec 2020

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 1,145 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,033; Active cases at 15,474

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota surpassed 1,000 deaths due to the coronavirus as 38 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Thursday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.

Source: KELOLAND.com

3 Dec 2020

Covid-19 Live News and Updates

Dr. Fauci said that British regulators had not scrutinized vaccine data as carefully as their American counterparts. More than 100,000 people were hospitalized for Covid-19, while total cases surpassed 14 million.

Source: New York Times

3 Dec 2020

Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines

Move marks strongest move yet to prevent platform being used for anti-vaccination rhetoric

Source: The Guardian

3 Dec 2020

Trump and Barr had 'contentious' White House meeting this week, source says

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr had a "contentious," lengthy meeting inside the West Wing this week after Barr told The Associated Press in an interview that the Justice Department had uncovered no evidence of fraud that would change …

Source: CNN

3 Dec 2020

Curious koala sneaks into Australian home and climbs Christmas tree

Picture a Christmas tree and you'll probably think of baubles, tinsel and fairy lights, but one Australian woman came home to find an unusual adornment: A koala.

Source: CNN

3 Dec 2020

Trump campaign’s star witness in Michigan was deemed ‘not credible.’ Then, her loud testimony went viral.

Even Rudolph W. Giuliani reportedly made a point to note he had just met Melissa Carone, whose testimony drew comparisons to SNL sketches.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Dec 2020

Google researcher discovers iPhone vulnerability allowing hackers 'complete control' of device within range

A since-fixed iPhone vulnerability allowed hackers to control any iPhone within WiFi range, a Google researcher found.

Source: Fox Business

3 Dec 2020

Pelosi and McConnell resume talks as Congress rushes to strike a Covid stimulus deal

Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi spoke Thursday as Congress rushes to strike a coronavirus stimulus deal and avoid a government shutdown.

Source: CNBC

3 Dec 2020

Gingrich: 'Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are totally destructive' | TheHill

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Thursday said pro-Trump attor...

Source: The Hill

3 Dec 2020

Fight to vote: William Barr finally contradicts Trump on election fraud

There’s reason for some optimism in the face of the president’s false claims of a rigged vote

Source: The Guardian

3 Dec 2020

Early Space Age Relic: NASA Confirms Mysterious Object Orbiting Earth Is 1960's-Era Centaur Rocket Booster

The object, discovered in September by astronomers searching for near-Earth asteroids, garnered interest in the planetary science community due to its size and unusual orbit. Using data collected at NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) and orbit analysis…

Source: SciTechDaily

3 Dec 2020

China Moon Mission: Chang'e-5 Launches, Starting Trip Back to Earth

It will soon attempt to dock in lunar orbit with another spacecraft, ahead of returning a cache of moon rocks and dirt to scientists on our planet.

Source: New York Times

3 Dec 2020

Newsom to weigh in on potential COVID-19 shutdown

Newsom, who is set Thursday to outline his administration's response to the rapid virus spread, has hinted that a new statewide shutdown could be on the horizon.

Source: Los Angeles Times

3 Dec 2020

Trump Sets Up Sale Of Oil Drilling Rights In Arctic Wildlife Refuge

The Jan. 6 auction was set before the end of the comment and nominations period. If leases are finalized before Joe Biden takes office, they could be difficult to revoke.

Source: NPR

3 Dec 2020

Four dead after water recycling center explosion in southwest England

Four people have died and another was injured after a large explosion took place at a water recycling center in southwestern England, local police said Thursday.

Source: NBC News

3 Dec 2020

Life on Mars may have lived below surface for this shocking reason

Life does not exist on Mars, but a new study suggests that if there were aliens on the Red Planet in its past, they may have lived "far below" the surface.

Source: Fox News

3 Dec 2020

Facebook to remove misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

Facebook says it will now "start removing false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts."

Source: CNBC

3 Dec 2020

Harris taps Tina Flournoy as chief of staff

Flournoy currently serves as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton.

Source: Politico

3 Dec 2020

Google Photos lets you set a live wallpaper of your cool — or random — memories (APK Download)

Every time I open the wallpaper picker on my phone, I wonder why it doesn't let me choose a local folder or a Google Photos album as a source of pics to

Source: Android Police

3 Dec 2020

Georgia election official: Effort to overturn 2020 results will drive down runoff turnout

“At this point, there’s no way that it can’t,” said Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system implementation manager.

Source: Politico

3 Dec 2020

Former presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush say they'd take COVID vaccine on camera to prove safety

"I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," Obama said on SiriusXM.

Source: USA Today

3 Dec 2020

Biden Pledges To End Trump Ban On Funds For Foreign Groups That Promote Abortion : Goats and Soda

It's part of an ongoing back-and-forth: Republican presidents ban U.S. funds for foreign aid groups that 'promote' abortion, Democratic presidents revoke the ban. This time things could be different.

Source: NPR

3 Dec 2020

Ivanka Trump deposed in ongoing lawsuit alleging misused inaugural funds

The D.C. attorney general sued over the use of inauguration funds in January.

Source: CBS News

3 Dec 2020

CDC reduces COVID exposure quarantine time to 10 days with no symptoms

The shorter time period is meant to encourage more people to quarantine.

Source: CBS News

3 Dec 2020

Egyptian model arrested over photo shoot at ancient pyramid

Both model Salma El-Shimy and her photographer were arrested and were accused by one lawyer of "insulting the great Pharaonic history."

Source: CBS News

3 Dec 2020

Hong Kong Media Baron Jimmy Lai Denied Bail in Fraud Case

Decision comes a day after three activists, including Joshua Wong, were given prison sentences

Source: The Wall Street Journal

3 Dec 2020

Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on Dec. 3

Source: Google News

3 Dec 2020

Man’s wife sells his PlayStation 5 after she discovers he lied and said it was an air purifier

A Taiwanese man was lucky enough to score the newest Playstation 5, but his time with the device was short-lived because his wife sold the console when she found out it wasn’t an air purifier like he’d told her.

Source: WGN TV Chicago

3 Dec 2020

How much worse is the Bay Area's current COVID-19 surge than the summer surge?

Two Bay Area counties have already exceeded their peak summer hospitalization numbers to...

Source: SFGate

3 Dec 2020

A Bipartisan Stimulus Bill Lives

Will Mitch McConnell get on board? Time will tell: This is your morning tip sheet.

Source: New York Times

3 Dec 2020

Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong media tycoon, is taken into custody

The businessman was arrested on three previous occasions this year but this time was denied bail, underscoring a crackdown on the democracy movement.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Dec 2020

Google Authenticator iOS App Gains New Export Accounts Option

Google has updated its 2FA Authenticator app for iOS with a new account transfer feature that makes it much easier to transfer two-factor...

Source: MacRumors

3 Dec 2020

Jupiter, Saturn will appear to look like a double planet on December 21 in rare celestial event

It’s coming up in December and it’s literally a once-in-a-lifetime view.

Source: The Boston Globe

3 Dec 2020

India’s government to meet farmers as thousands protest against farm reforms

Tens of thousands of farmers, mostly from northern states like Punjab and Haryana, have taken to the streets in protest against farm reforms.

Source: CNBC

3 Dec 2020

LIVE UPDATES: Trump to campaign for GOP Senate runoff candidates in Georgia Saturday

Follow for the latest updates on the Georgia Senate runoffs

Source: Fox News

3 Dec 2020

‘Christmas Star’ to light up December sky for 1st time in 800 years

On Dec. 21, humans can witness something not seen in nearly 800 years.

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

3 Dec 2020

China: Moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday its latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon’s surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the first time such a mission...

Source: Associated Press

3 Dec 2020

Biden transition advisers emerge as top contenders to run covid-19 response

Transition co-chair and former surgeon general are said to be among top candidates for health team

Source: The Washington Post

3 Dec 2020

Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the president of France from 1974 to 1981 who became a champion of European integration, died on Wednesday after contracting Covid-19.

Source: NBC News

3 Dec 2020

Mike Tomlin: Undefeated Steelers looked 'really junior varsity' despite win

In the aftermath of a ridiculously long Week 12, the Steelers collected an important 19-14 win over the Ravens. Coach Mike Tomlin was hardly pleased with his team's performance though, characterizing it as

Source: NFL News

3 Dec 2020

Governor Ducey sued over election results

Just moments before he walked into the State Public Health Lab, Governor Ducey became a defendant in the latest, and now fifth lawsuit taking aim at Arizona's election results.

Source: ABC15 Arizona

3 Dec 2020

Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade: Grades for Rockets, Wizards

What do Westbrook and Wall do in their new roles with their new teams? How does this impact James Harden? Zach Harper's initial takeaways.

Source: The Athletic

3 Dec 2020

California sheriff tests positive for COVID-19 after refusing to enforce state restrictions | TheHill

A California sheriff tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday afte...

Source: The Hill

3 Dec 2020

'Rare' meteor triggers sonic boom, brilliant flash over Lake Ontario

A meteor crashed through the Earth’s atmosphere over New York State Wednesday, triggering a thunderous boom and a spectacular flash over Lake Ontario, officials said.

Source: NBC News

3 Dec 2020

In China, a #MeToo Case Gets Its Day in Court

Crowds cheered a woman accusing a well-known TV host of sexual misconduct as a Beijing court heard her case

Source: The Wall Street Journal

3 Dec 2020

Former French President dies after contracting COVID-19 | TheHill

Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died at the ...

Source: The Hill

3 Dec 2020

Jed Hoyer Had a "Hard," "Good" Conversation with Kyle Schwarber About the Non-Tender Decision

The door is open for a return, but Schwarber is a free agent now.

Source: bleachernation.com

3 Dec 2020

Verizon’s Galaxy S20 models are the first to get Android 11 and One UI 3.0

Galaxy S20 phones on Verizon are the first of Samsung’s lineup to receive Android 11 and Samsung One UI 3.0 in the US. Droid Life reports that the update is already available for customers, with an international launch to follow not long after, according to A…

Source: The Verge

3 Dec 2020

If you’ve got an older iPhone, your FaceTime calls just got better

iOS 14.2 allows iPhone models going back to the iPhone 8 to have FaceTime calls at 1080p when on Wi-Fi. Before the update (and currently, when on cellular) calls were at 720p.

Source: The Verge

3 Dec 2020

CNN pundit defends Tlaib's retweet of anti-Israel slogan 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free'

CNN contributor Peter Beinart offered a staunch defense of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after she was accused of sharing anti-Israel rhetoric on Twitter.

Source: Fox News

3 Dec 2020

Sources -- Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards agree to Russell Westbrook-John Wall deal

Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round draft pick.

Source: ESPN

3 Dec 2020

U.S. breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record with over 100,000 patients

The U.S. smashed yet another COVID-19 record Wednesday, recording more than 100,000 hospitalized patients for the first time ever.

Source: KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

3 Dec 2020

Initial tests indicate Steelers' Bud Dupree suffered torn ACL in Week 12 win vs. Ravens, per report

The veteran pass rusher is slated to become a free agent this offseason

Source: CBS Sports

3 Dec 2020

Baby born from 27-year-old donated embryo sets record

A Tennessee couple broke their own record for having the longest-frozen embryo to be birthed after their daughter Molly arrived in October.

Source: NBC News

3 Dec 2020

Lawmakers Barrel Ahead On Defense Bill Plans, Balking At Trump Veto Threat

President Trump threatened to veto the annual defense bill if it doesn't include a provision to end a liability shield for tech companies. Key lawmakers say it's too late for such a demand.

Source: NPR

3 Dec 2020

Coronavirus live news: former French president dies of Covid complications; global deaths near 1.5m

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; Lilly to supply 650,000 more doses of bamlanivimab to US government; Spain caps parties at 10 people

Source: The Guardian

3 Dec 2020

The covid-19 symptoms to watch out for

The most common symptoms of covid-19 are fever, a dry cough or shortness of breath, but there are other indications you could need to be tested.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Dec 2020

Trump administration sets wave of executions for days leading up to Biden inauguration

The planned executions include three in the week before President-elect Biden takes office.

Source: The Washington Post

3 Dec 2020

Cramer urges Biden to heed lessons of Trump's China trade war: 'Taking a hard line gets results'

"I hope the incoming Biden administration can look at Trump's trade war objectively, because in many ways, really, it worked," the "Mad Money" host said.

Source: CNBC

3 Dec 2020

CDC Adviser On COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups And Why Some Aren't Eager To Be First

Dr. Robert Atmar, a member of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, says he's hearing hesitancy among some front line medical workers about being first in line for a vaccine.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

Trump looms over Georgia's high-stakes Senate races, worrying Republicans

In interviews, Georgia Republicans projected confidence that Trump's false claims of rampant fraud won't keep their voters home next month.

Source: NBC News

2 Dec 2020

Climate Change Threatens Health, Doctors Warn : Shots - Health News

Heat waves, air pollution and extreme weather are making people sick and, increasingly, killing people. A key report by global physicians says fossil fuels are to blame.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

Instant Analysis: UNC Falls on Buzzer-Beater in Maui Finals

The Tar Heels have lost five straight to the Longhorns.

Source: 247Sports

2 Dec 2020

Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday in DC attorney general's inauguration lawsuit

Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter and adviser, sat for a deposition Tuesday with investigators from the Washington, DC, attorney general's office as part of its lawsuit alleging the misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Expect a 'flurry' of pardons before Trump leaves office, source says

The public should expect a "flurry" of pardons before President Donald Trump leaves office, a source close to the White House says, as has happened at the end of previous administrations.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez says Big Ten should adjust schedule to help Ohio State football, if necessary

The Badgers' longtime AD and former coach, who chaired the Big Ten's return to play committee, said the league cannot deny the Buckeyes a chance at the playoffs based on a technicality.

Source: cleveland.com

2 Dec 2020

Republicans cheer on a Trump 2024 run

Even in defeat, GOP lawmakers are loath to break with the president.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

Western Pa. congressmen join rebuke of U.S. Attorney General William Barr

A bloc of 39 congressmen — including five Pennsylvania Republicans who were re-elected Nov. 3 — lashed out at Attorney General William Barr in a letter expressing dismay at “the shocking lack of action” stemming from the Justice Department’s investigation of …

Source: TribLIVE

2 Dec 2020

RNC invites 2024 hopefuls to January meeting in show of neutrality toward Trump

RNC chair Ronna McDaniel is positioning herself as a neutral force in the party going forward.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

Report: LeBron James had no interest in creating cap space for Lakers to sign another star...

As fans of the Los Angeles Lakers continued waiting for an announcement about Anthony Davis' future, the storied franchise surprised everyone on Wednesday by announcing another move entirely. The team unexpectedly agreed to terms with LeBron James on a two-ye…

Source: Lakers Daily

2 Dec 2020

Coronavirus hospitalizations surge to unprecedented heights as California considers drastic steps

The number of Californians hospitalized with coronavirus surged to a record high for a fourth straight day — soaring above 8,000 amid continued concerns that a sustained spike in patients may eventually swamp the state's healthcare system.

Source: Los Angeles Times

2 Dec 2020

Farmers swarm New Dehli, India to protest agricultural laws enacted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

More than 200,000 Indian farmers are protesting against new farm laws they say will ruin them. The government thinks they’re good for both the farmers and India’s future.

Source: Vox

2 Dec 2020

Second stimulus check updates: Joe Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan COVID aid bill in hopes of breaking monthslong logjam

President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday.

Source: Chicago Tribune

2 Dec 2020

Puerto Rican scientists, shattered by collapse of Arecibo Observatory, push to rebuild

The collapse of the world's largest radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is a real blow to the island's scientific community. Now, they're fighting to have it rebuilt.

Source: NBC News

2 Dec 2020

Masked Brazilian Bank Robbers Lay Siege To Another City, Kill 1

Just a day after a band of armed gangsters robbed a bank in Criciúma, another in the city of Cametá was targeted. The cities are separated by 2,000 miles.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

Many Trial Volunteers Got Placebo Vaccines. Do They Now Deserve the Real Ones?

Some vaccine experts worry that “unblinding” the trials and giving all of the volunteers vaccines would tarnish the long-term results.

Source: New York Times

2 Dec 2020

On Mars, internal heat may have powered habitable hotspots long ago

If life emerged on ancient Mars, it may have had the planet's internal heat to thank.

Source: Space.com

2 Dec 2020

What you need to know: Gov. Ducey announces free COVID-19 vaccines for Arizonans, more funding for hospitals

As the state continues to see another surge in new COVID-19 cases, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is holding a news conference to provide updates on the ongoing pandemic.

Source: FOX 10 News Phoenix

2 Dec 2020

McEnany calls out CNN's Chris Cuomo, Democrat leaders for coronavirus 'hypocrisy' during WH briefing

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo made a cameo appearance at Wednesday's White House press briefing as he was called out by press secretary Kayleigh McEnany for his coronavirus "hypocrisy."

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Steelers' Joe Haden picks off RG3 and takes it to the house

Steelers cornerback picks off Robert Griffin III and takes it to the house for a Pittsburgh touchdown.

Source: ESPN

2 Dec 2020

PS5 Pro With Two GPUs a Possibility, According to Sony Patent

Source: Google News

2 Dec 2020

Fact check: Cohen compares COVID deaths to 10 years of flu deaths

Mandy Cohen, North Carolina's health secretary, said during a Dec. 1 press conference that COVID-19 has killed more North Carolinians in a year than the flu has in 10 years.

Source: WRAL.com

2 Dec 2020

Trumpist Lawyers Tell Georgia Republicans: Don't Vote in the Senate Runoff!

Lin Wood held a rally on Wednesday and, let’s just say, it wasn’t what national Republicans wanted to hear.

Source: Daily Beast

2 Dec 2020

Mysterious 'explosion' from meteor rattles upstate New York

A mysterious “explosion” rocked large swaths of Upstate New York on Wednesday, shaking homes, rattling windows — and confusing a lot of people. Residents across Central New York c…

Source: New York Post

2 Dec 2020

Possible hate crime, terrorism charges in Thanksgiving shooting spree

Prosecutors are weighing possible hate-crime and terrorism charges against three suspects following a shooting spree in the suburbs of Las Vegas that ended with their arrests in rural Arizona.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Why are active COVID-19 cases dropping in North Dakota? The answer's not that simple

There's no singular explanation for the state's drop in active cases, state epidemiologist Grace Njau said, but a combination of mask policies and late adoption of virus mitigation measures likely led to the recent good fortune.

Source: INFORUM

2 Dec 2020

Wakeout is Apple’s best iPhone app of 2020, Zoom takes the win on iPad - GSMArena.com news

The best game of 2020 at App Store is Genshin Impact.

Source: GSMArena.com

2 Dec 2020

Kayleigh McEnany's Husband Shows Up to White House Briefing Without a Mask

Sean Gilmartin, a journeyman MLB pitcher, didn’t put on a mask even after New York Times photographer Doug Mills “politely pointed out” the rules to him.

Source: Daily Beast

2 Dec 2020

McEnany incorrectly credits Trump with White House AIDS ribbon

The press secretary made the false assertion while defending the administration for its omission of LGBTQ people in a World AIDS Day statement.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

NFL defends decision to play Steelers-Ravens

The NFL defended playing Wednesday's Steelers-Ravens game, saying that the Baltimore COVID-19 outbreak is under control.

Source: ESPN

2 Dec 2020

LeBron's new Lakers contract keeps hope alive for a Bron-Bronny extravaganza

LeBron James has said that it would be his greatest achievement to play in the NBA with his son, Bronny.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

2 Dec 2020

Iran Moves to Increase Nuclear Enrichment After Top Scientist Killed

In response to the assassination of its top nuclear scientist, Iran says it will return its nuclear enrichment to levels that existed before the 2015 nuclear deal.

Source: New York Times

2 Dec 2020

Ohio State game against Michigan in serious jeopardy of not being played per reports

We have some troubling news out of Ann Arbor and it has everything to do with the potential of The Game between Ohio State and Michigan being played in less than two weeks. We’ve already hear…

Source: USA Today

2 Dec 2020

LeBron James, Lakers Agree to 2-Year, $85 Million Max Contract Extension

LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers , agent Rich Paul told Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. James is under contract for this season at $39...

Source: Bleacher Report

2 Dec 2020

Moderna to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children

The company said the trial would involve children ages 12 through 17.

Source: New York Times

2 Dec 2020

White House condemns threats against election workers | TheHill

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned threats against election workers on Wednesday, as elected Republicans in Georgia warn that President Trump’s rhetoric about the election being stolen is endangering their lives.

Source: The Hill

2 Dec 2020

Watch the Moon Landing of China’s Chang’e-5 Spacecraft

Within hours of arriving, it started drilling and scooping lunar rocks and soil to bring back to Earth.

Source: New York Times

2 Dec 2020

Talk Of 'Preemptive' Pardons By Trump Raises Questions: What Can He Do?

Presidents have awarded clemency in this way before, but it's certainly not the usual course of action. And there are unresolved questions about what might be to come.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

Live updates: Biden to hold roundtable with workers; Trump draws rebukes for questioning election integrity

President-elect Joe Biden is seeking to keep a focus on the economy a day after he pledged « a recovery for everybody. »

Source: The Washington Post

2 Dec 2020

First coronavirus vaccinations in Missouri could begin next week

The director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services expects the state to reach phase three, when the vaccine is available to the general public, by mid-April or

Source: STLtoday.com

2 Dec 2020

$5,000 reward offered in series of 'unprovoked, random assaults' in Massachusetts

Authorities in Waltham, Massachusetts, are “dramatically increasing” patrol in search of a suspect believed to be linked to 10 unprovoked attacks since Nov. 10.

Source: NBC News

2 Dec 2020

Pelosi and Schumer back $900 billion coronavirus stimulus plan as basis for negotiations

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer urged Mitch McConnell to use a bipartisan coronavirus stimulus plan as a basis for relief talks.

Source: CNBC

2 Dec 2020

Fantasy Football Week 13 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em Running Backs: Miles Sanders, Myles Gaskin can take you far

Here's who you want in your lineup in Week 13

Source: CBS Sports

2 Dec 2020

Photographer, model arrested by Egyptian police following photo shoot at ancient site

The photographer and model had staged the shoot on Monday at the stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Westmoreland County sets record for new covid-19 deaths

A day after Westmoreland County reached 200 covid-19 deaths, a new daily record was set. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Wednesday the county has 15 new coronavirus-related deaths, a single-day record. It brings the total deaths to 219. The sev…

Source: TribLIVE

2 Dec 2020

Congress shoots down Trump's threat to veto defense bill

Top Republicans and Democrats plan to ignore the president's eleventh-hour demand to repeal a legal shield for social media companies.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

WHO updates coronavirus face mask guidance, says face shields are inferior alternative

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an update to coronavirus mask-wearing guidance for the first time in nearly six months.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

McConnell, Schumer far apart on unemployment benefits, stimulus proposals

Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate are at odds over the generosity of unemployment benefits, according to their recent stimulus proposals.

Source: CNBC

2 Dec 2020

Politicians urge people to buy Australian wine in defiance of China

Politicians from various Western countries have asked consumers to buy Australian wine in order to fight back against China's punitive tariffs on the beverage.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Georgia's GOP secretary of state says recount results will show 'no substantial changes'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday they have seen "no substantial changes" in the state's election recount and expects to re-certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Strange Utah monolith taken by group who said, ‘Leave no trace'

The 12-foot-tall object, which appeared near Salt Lake City, was reportedly broken down and removed on Friday by four men, according to Colorado photographer Ross Bernards.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Could Trump pardon family members if they haven't been charged with a crime?

Speculation that President Donald Trump might issue pardons before he leaves office for members of his family or other supporters raises a question about whether pardons can be issued preemptively — that is, before someone is charged with a crime.

Source: NBC News

2 Dec 2020

NFL Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 13: Defenses

Adam Rank breaks down which defenses you should start and which ones you should sit for Week 13 of the 2020 NFL fantasy football season.

Source: NFL News

2 Dec 2020

Myers dodges question about Warriors rumored Harden trade

If the Warriors were interested in trading for James Harden, Bob Myers wasn't giving the game away.

Source: NBCSports.com

2 Dec 2020

Gut-Wrenching Photos Show Damage at Arecibo Observatory Following Collapse

Images of the scene are revealing the extent of the damage at the famous facility.

Source: Gizmodo.com

2 Dec 2020

First COVID-19 vaccine could be delivered to New York by December 15 - WIVB.com

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Wednesday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York State could receive its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by December 15. As long as all approvals go through, Pfizer could deliver 170,000 doses by the middle of the mo…

Source: WIVB.com - News 4

2 Dec 2020

Apple names the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac games and apps of 2020

This week Apple revealed their picks for best apps of the year 2020. This is what Apple calls their “App Store Best of 2020” and, unlike Google’s very similar list, they’ve …

Source: SlashGear

2 Dec 2020

Georgia election chief to Trump: Drop the fraud allegations

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to drop unproven allegations of voting fraud in Georgia.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

2 Dec 2020

Captain in Santa Barbara boat fire indicted on manslaughter charges

Indictment accuses Jerry Nehl Boylan of causing deaths of 33 passengers and one crew member in Labor Day weekend boat fire

Source: The Guardian

2 Dec 2020

Scientists reverse age-related vision loss, eye damage from glaucoma in mice

Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully restored vision in mice by turning back the clock on aged eye cells in the retina to recapture youthful gene function.

Source: Medical Xpress

2 Dec 2020

Biden vows to ‘restore and defend’ legal immigration, reversing Trump administration visa policies

Visa processing and issuance slowed under President Trump. Biden is expected to bring the system back to what it was.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Dec 2020

Netanyahu’s Rivals Raise Specter of Fourth Israeli Election

Coalition partners pull their support for the government, potentially leading to another election

Source: The Wall Street Journal

2 Dec 2020

US official says Israel was behind assassination of Iranian scientist

A senior US administration official said Israel was behind the assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist but declined to give details about whether the Trump administration knew about the attack before it was carried out or provided support.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

Egyptian model arrested over photo shoot at ancient pyramid

Both model Salma El-Shimy and her photographer were arrested and were accused by one lawyer of "insulting the great Pharaonic history."

Source: CBS News

2 Dec 2020

Amazon Sidewalk is switching on in your Alexa app, whether you want it or not

The Wi-Fi-sharing feature will give your devices (and potentially your neighbors') better range than ever before. But if you don't want to participate, you need to change your settings.

Source: CNET

2 Dec 2020

Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 receive December security update

Samsung began rolling out the December 2020 security patch earlier today, with the Galaxy S9 series and the Galaxy S20 ...

Source: SamMobile

2 Dec 2020

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is 2021’s flagship Android processor, 25% better performance [U]

Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon 888, it's latest high-end processor which will be used in next year's high-end Android phones.

Source: 9to5google.com

2 Dec 2020

China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission returns colour pictures

The robotic Chang'e-5 probe starts work to gather lunar samples it can send to Earth for study.

Source: BBC News

2 Dec 2020

Europe Cracks Down on Ski Tourism to Stem Covid-19 Infections

Austria closes hotels over Christmas, bending to pressure from Germany, Italy and France

Source: The Wall Street Journal

2 Dec 2020

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

HONG KONG (AP) — Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

Watchdog and historical groups sue White House over preserving records

The lawsuit takes aim at a White House policy allowing officials to screenshot electronic messages.

Source: CBS News

2 Dec 2020

Source -- Baltimore Ravens' J.K. Dobbins, Mark Ingram not expected to play vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday

J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram, who did not travel with the Ravens Tuesday because it was the final day of their quarantine, are not expected to play Wednesday, a source told ESPN.

Source: ESPN

2 Dec 2020

GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what's to come

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks are quickly running into the political reality of a narrowly controlled Senate that will leave the new Democratic administration...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

Hungary's rightwing rulers downplay MEP 'gay orgy' scandal amid hypocrisy accusations

József Szájer has boasted of rewriting constitution to define marriage as heterosexual institution

Source: The Guardian

2 Dec 2020

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 promises faster speeds, better cameras, and more powerful AI

Qualcomm has lifted the lid on its new Snapdragon 888 flagship processor for 2021, revealing faster CPU and GPU speeds, camera improvements for shooting three 4K HDR videos at once, and big jumps in AI performance.

Source: The Verge

2 Dec 2020

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for implying Michigan could use coronavirus to dodge rival Ohio State

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit apologized Tuesday after he suggested the University of Michigan could use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to dodge a scheduled game with Ohio State.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Obama: Criminal justice reformers ‘lost a big audience’ with defund the police rhetoric

The former president is the latest prominent Democratic leader to express disapproval of the politically divisive phrase.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

Potential "bribery-for-pardon" scheme under investigation by the Justice Department

The Justice Department is investigating a bribery scheme that directed money to the White House or used political contributions in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents released Tuesday.

Source: CBS News

2 Dec 2020

Network newscasts skip Barr appointing John Durham as special counsel to investigate origins of Russia probe

Evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS omitted that Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as special counsel to continue investigating the origins of the Russia probe in the next administration.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

MAGA-ite in Manhattan?: Ivanka Trump’s political ambitions seek new home after the White House

Friends and former associates say they expect the first daughter to think about running for office, or at least get involved in some way in Republican politics.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Dec 2020

Woman seeks answers from jail over COVID-19 protocols

One woman is seeking answers from the Allen County Jail over COVID-19 protocols.

Source: WANE

2 Dec 2020

Biden says he won't remove Trump's tariffs on China immediately | TheHill

President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately remove the ta...

Source: The Hill

2 Dec 2020

Fortnite chapter 2 season 5 is here: Zero Point adds Baby Yoda, The Mandalorian

Epic Games’ Zero Point event launches Fortnite chapter 2 season 5 and alters the reality of the island. This season’s battle pass includes The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda (aka Grogu), and a cast of new characters, as well as bounties, gold bars, and new weapons.

Source: Polygon

2 Dec 2020

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, listed as lone kicker on depth chart, prepared to play against Georgia

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller is set to play against No. 10 Georgia on Saturday. But Ryley Guay, last year's kicker, may rejoin the roster.

Source: USA Today

2 Dec 2020

Horde of Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A large gang of heavily armed bank robbers invaded the Brazilian city of Cameta just one day after a similar force struck another mid-sized city on the opposite side of the...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

When will children get a coronavirus vaccine? Not in time for the new school year, experts fear.

Pediatricians and other health experts called for children to be enrolled in vaccine trials earlier and now worry that the window for immunizing kids before the beginning of the next school year has closed.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Dec 2020

Covid-19: Shoppers return to stores under England's new tier system

Non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers can open their doors as a national lockdown ends.

Source: BBC News

2 Dec 2020

The Morning After, Engadget

Engadget's daily tech news bulletin. The biggest tech stories this morning.

Source: Engadget

2 Dec 2020

Will Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant partnership work for Nets?

It very well could work for the Nets, so long as all involved can find a way to maneuver around the roadblocks that will undoubtedly arise

Source: The Athletic

2 Dec 2020

Mitch McConnell Draws Lawmaker Scorn After Suggesting Bipartisan Stimulus Bill Is Waste of Time

The Senate majority leader has said there is not "time to waste time" as he spoke of desire for a targeted relief bill.

Source: Newsweek

2 Dec 2020

These photos of the Arecibo Observatory telescope collapse are just heartbreaking

An icon of astronomy is in ruins.

Source: Live Science

2 Dec 2020

CDC expected to announce decrease in coronavirus quarantine durations | TheHill

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will shorten its recommended quarantine peri...

Source: The Hill

2 Dec 2020

Health care workers overwhelmed by record COVID hospitalizations

As more states report record coronavirus hospitalizations, battle-weary health care workers say they are physically and mentally fatigued.

Source: CBS News

2 Dec 2020

White House coronavirus task force warns states: 'We are in a very dangerous place'

The White House coronavirus task force issued extremely dire warnings to states in weekly reports this week, urging public health officials to circumvent state and local policies amid record high cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as fears of a surge…

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Georgia elections official rebukes Trump after threats to workers

Gabriel Sterling, the voting system implementation manager in Georgia, said his anger stemmed from the revelation a young contractor with a voting company was receiving death threats.

Source: CBS News

2 Dec 2020

Mars colonists could get fuel and oxygen from water on the Red Planet

Source: Space.com

2 Dec 2020

Roger Stone Accuses Bill Barr of 'Deep State' Connection Following Voter Fraud Dismissal

Trump's former adviser made the claim after Barr said the Justice Department found no evidence that would "produce different outcome in the election."

Source: Newsweek

2 Dec 2020

Cher helps Kaavan the lonely elephant find a new life, and maybe even love, after a grim 35 years

Kaavan languished for 35 years in a Pakistani zoo without proper care, but thanks to an effort spearheaded by a pop music icon, a new day is dawning.

Source: CBS News

2 Dec 2020

Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on Dec. 2

Source: Google News

2 Dec 2020

Shooting Stars Will Light Up the Sky Like Celestial Christmas Lights This December

Don’t miss one of the greatest astronomical shows of the year.

Source: Travel+Leisure

2 Dec 2020

German city grieves after 5 killed in pedestrian zone attack

BERLIN (AP) — Residents of Trier placed flowers and lit candles at the base of the southwestern German city's landmark Roman gate Wednesday in tribute to the five people who were killed and more...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

Daily coronavirus deaths near 2,600 -- their highest since April -- and are expected to get worse

The US reported the second highest day of Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, as rising hospitalizations signal even more deaths in the coming weeks.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Watch a Top Georgia Election Official Get Emotional Calling Out Trump’s Election Incitement

Gabriel Sterling is a Republican and Georgia’s voting system implementation manager.

Source: Slate Magazine

2 Dec 2020

Trump Threatens Defense Bill Veto

The president wants Congress to repeal Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, a provision that provides legal protection for tech companies.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

First Thing: Barr rules out voter fraud as court paper alleges White House bribery

The attorney general said there was no evidence of voter fraud that would overturn the election result, while the justice department has started investigating claims of ‘bribery for pardons’ at the White House

Source: The Guardian

2 Dec 2020

Tim Benz: Steelers fans want to know what went on in Baltimore. Ravens reporters explain.

How did things go so wrong when it comes to the covid-19 outbreak that has endlessly delayed the Steelers-Ravens game? ESPN.com Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley provided some insight that should help clear up a lot of those questions. He was a guest on ESPN Pi…

Source: TribLIVE

2 Dec 2020

What the latest College Football Playoff rankings mean for Georgia football bowl possibilities

Another Tuesday night means another round of College Football Playoff rankings. The newest rankings always lead to more faux-outrage about where teams that aren’t realistic playoff contenders should rank. But...

Source: DawgNation

2 Dec 2020

Kirk Herbstreit reaches new low in college football coronavirus conspiracy nonsense: Buckeye Take

The former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN personality apologized for suggesting Michigan might use COVID-19 as an excuse to not play the Buckeyes.

Source: cleveland.com

2 Dec 2020

New Fortnite gameplay trailer showcases The Mandalorian and map changes

Zero Point brings a litany of changes to Fortnite

Source: GamesRadar+

2 Dec 2020

Biden Won By Narrow Margins In Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin

Joe Biden topped President Trump by nearly 7 million votes, and 74 votes in the Electoral College, but his victory really was stitched together with narrow margins in key states.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

NC coronavirus update December 2: North Carolina hopes to give COVID 19 vaccine to 75% of the population by summer 2021 - WTVD

Dr. Leah Devlin said the goal is for 75% of North Carolinians to get the COVID-19 vaccine by summer 2021. Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and BioNTech say they've gotten permission Wednesday for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain

Source: WTVD-TV

2 Dec 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Gets Approved For Emergency Use In The UK : Coronavirus Updates

A British regulatory agency approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Wednesday. It could be dispersed within days to the neediest people, government officials said.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

Anticipating Senate bottlenecks, Biden plans a nomination workaround

The president-elect is lining up appointees to fill lower-level jobs that don't require running the gauntlet on Capitol Hill.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a breakthrough a month after deadly conflict cut off Ethiopia’s Tigray region from the world, the United Nations on Wednesday said it and the Ethiopian government have...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

China's space ambitions: Robot on Mars, a human on the moon

BEIJING (AP) — China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable space plane and...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

Australia is out of recession. Now it needs to avoid a trade war with China

Australia's economy is growing again after the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into its first recession in three decades.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Betsy DeVos vowed to change American education. For the most part, she didn’t.

Betsy DeVos is known for her support of school choice. But she didn't accomplish much of that agenda. Here's what she got done as education secretary.

Source: USA Today

2 Dec 2020

Hong Kong Activists Sentenced For Their Role In Anti-Government Protest

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, all in their 20s, have been held since pleading guilty in November for organizing a protest last year that surrounded police headquarters.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

CDC to reduce length of recommended quarantine following COVID-19 exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reducing the number of days one should quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus from 14 days to 7-10 days. Dr. Robert Redfield, Director o…

Source: New York Post

2 Dec 2020

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam Are Sentenced in Hong Kong

The activists, along with Ivan Lam, had pleaded guilty to illegal assembly in connection with a 2019 demonstration outside Police Headquarters.

Source: New York Times

2 Dec 2020

Apple announces best App Store apps and games of 2020

Apple today announced the winners of the 2020 App Store Best award, which recognizes outstanding apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac. The company also shared its traditional list of the most popular apps of 2020. Best Apps of 2020 …

Source: 9to5Mac

2 Dec 2020

China successfully collects lunar samples while US telescope falls - Business Insider

A step forward in space exploration for China and humankind, on the same day as a colossal step backwards for the US.

Source: Business Insider

2 Dec 2020

California dive boat captain indicted on multiple counts of manslaughter in connection with fire that left 34 dead

Jerry Nehl Boylan, 67, was indicted by a federal grand jury.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Trump threatens to veto major defense bill unless Congress repeals Section 230, a legal shield for tech giants

President Trump on Tuesday threatened to veto a nearly trillion dollar annual defense bill unless lawmakers repeal a federal law that spares Facebook, Google and other social-media sites from legal liability over their content-moderation decisions.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Dec 2020

ASUS GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 ROG STRIX White Graphics Cards Pictured, Beautiful & With Higher Factory Overclocks

ASUS's upcoming GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 & 3070 ROG STRIX White edition graphics cards have been listed by European retailer, ProShop (via Videocardz). The retailer has listed down six ROG STRIX White series cards which include three factory overclocked &am…

Source: Wccftech

2 Dec 2020

California Dive Boat Captain Charged In Fire That Killed 34

The Labor Day 2019 blaze aboard the Conception killed 33 passengers and one crew member. Prosecutors say the vessel's captain failed to follow safety rules.

Source: NPR

2 Dec 2020

Biden tells NYT columnist he won't immediately remove Trump's tariffs on China

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden wants to develop a "coherent strategy" on China with allies in Europe and Asia, according to a New York Times opinion column.

Source: CNBC

2 Dec 2020

Apple Shares Top 20 Most Downloaded Games and Apps of 2020

Alongside picks for the top iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps and games of the year, Apple today shared charts featuring the Top Games of 2020 and the Top...

Source: MacRumors

2 Dec 2020

Democrats Worry Special Counsel John Durham Will Tie Biden's Hands, 'Settle Old Scores' on Russia

As a special counsel, Durham can't be dismissed easily by the incoming Biden Administration without potential political consequences.

Source: Newsweek

2 Dec 2020

Kentucky vs. Kansas score, takeaways: Jalen Wilson leads Jayhawks rally to hand Wildcats second straight loss

Kansas used a strong second half for a comeback victory vs. Kentucky

Source: CBS Sports

2 Dec 2020

Duke vs. Michigan State score, takeaways: Spartans hand Blue Devils a rare loss at home in Champions Classic

No. 8 Michigan State started slow, but rallied to beat No. 6 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium

Source: CBS Sports

2 Dec 2020

GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what's to come

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks are quickly running into the political reality of a narrowly controlled Senate that will leave the new Democratic administration...

Source: Associated Press

2 Dec 2020

Bill Barr bashed in right-wing media after election fraud comments: 'He is either a liar or a fool or both'

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.

Source: CNN

2 Dec 2020

Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5 adds Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian

Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5 is called “zero point,” and it introduces new weapons, locations, and characters like the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. There’s also a new quest structure centered around bounties.

Source: The Verge

2 Dec 2020

Unsealed court ruling discloses bribe-for-pardon probe related to Trump White House

The name of the person apparently seeking a pardon was redacted.

Source: Politico

2 Dec 2020

‘Someone’s going to get killed’: GOP election official in Georgia blames President Trump for fostering violent threats

In an emotional news conference, a top state official called on Trump and other Republicans to speak out against threats that have flourished in the wake of the election.

Source: The Washington Post

2 Dec 2020

Calm and confident, LeBron James says Los Angeles Lakers can 'absolutely' repeat in 2021

On a Spectrum SportsNet program Tuesday, LeBron James set the Lakers' expectations for the upcoming season, saying they can "absolutely" repeat as NBA champions.

Source: ESPN

2 Dec 2020

Live Updates: Health care workers and nursing home residents should get first vaccine, US panel says

Health care workers and nursing home residents should get priority when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential government advisory panel said Tuesday.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Live Updates: Trump campaign alleges abuse around the process of absentee voting in Wisconsin

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday morning and comes after Wisconsin completed its partial recount — which maintained that Joe Biden won the presidential race in the state — and after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers formally certified Biden’s victory Monday night.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

Major Scientific Advance: DeepMind AI AlphaFold Solves 50-Year-Old Grand Challenge of Protein Structure Prediction

DeepMind develops AI solution to 50-year-old protein challenge, creating potential to accelerate biological research. In a major scientific advance, the latest version of DeepMind's AI system AlphaFold has been recognized as a solution to the 50-year-old gran…

Source: SciTechDaily

2 Dec 2020

Trump discussed pardons for his children, Giuliani with advisors: NYT - Business Insider

No president has tried to grant pardons for federal crimes not yet committed, but it is legal for a president to pardon family members.

Source: Business Insider

2 Dec 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed also dined at French Laundry

She was at a table with eight people for a friend's birthday party.

Source: SFGate

2 Dec 2020

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: US Scientists Developing Nasal Spray to Prevent Covid-19; More Than 2,500 US Virus Deaths in 24 Hours

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the biotech firm Regeneron are investigating whether technology developed for...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

2 Dec 2020

Biden pick oversaw flood of foreign money into liberal think tank

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office and Management Budget, Neera Tanden, oversaw a flood of foreign money as head of one of Washington’s most prominent liberal think tanks.

Source: Fox News

2 Dec 2020

CFP committee chairman: Discussion about A&M passing Ohio State

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Source: 247Sports

2 Dec 2020

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang "moves" to Georgia to get out the vote

With two critical Senate races heating up, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is moving to Georgia.

Source: CBS46 News Atlanta

2 Dec 2020

Ravens-Steelers game still on, despite reports of 2 more Ravens positive tests

Two additional members of the Baltimore Ravens organization have tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple reports from national organizations. However, the NFL maintains the game will be played as currently scheduled: 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at Hein…

Source: TribLIVE

2 Dec 2020

WeChat blocks Australian Prime Minister in doctored image dispute

The Chinese social media platform WeChat blocked a message by Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison amid a dispute between Canberra and Beijing over the...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

2 Dec 2020

CDC to cut guidance on quarantine period for coronavirus exposure

It'll cut the quarantine length from 14 days to a maximum of 10.

Source: Axios

2 Dec 2020

Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State again lead CFP rankings as top 7 teams remain unchanged

The top seven teams in the College Football Playoff rankings remained unchanged Tuesday night, as Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State continue to occupy the top four spots.

Source: ESPN

2 Dec 2020

China's Chang'e-5 lands on moon

Source: Cgtn.com

2 Dec 2020

Best Apple sales and deals: Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhones and more

The best Apple deals from Cyber Monday 2020 are still live at retailers like Walmart and Best Buy. Get the best Apple Watch deals, iPhone deals and AirPods deals.

Source: NBC News

1 Dec 2020

Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal

The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

Trump to FDA: Why is Europe beating us on vaccine?

White House pressures FDA as Trump fumes that U.S. could lose the vaccine race.

Source: Politico

1 Dec 2020

The Arecibo Telescope Has Suffered a Fatal Collapse, Smashing It Into Pieces

The celebrated Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico, which once starred in a James Bond film, collapsed Tuesday when its 900-ton receiver platform plunged 450 feet (140 meters) onto the radio dish below.

Source: ScienceAlert

1 Dec 2020

No Zoom for Oscars 2021, as Academy Says ‘In-Person Telecast Will Happen’ (EXCLUSIVE)

There will be no “virtual” Oscars. “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” a rep from the Academy and ABC tells Variety exclusively. This year, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences moved their annual telecast back two months to April 25, 2021, as a re…

Source: Variety

1 Dec 2020

Rate of HIV diagnoses high in DC, Maryland counties

Four jurisdictions in the region are on a shortlist of areas in the U.S., where HIV is being diagnosed at higher rates than the rest of the country.

Source: WTOP

1 Dec 2020

Biden and His Economic Team Urge Quick Action on Stimulus as Risks Mount

The president-elect introduced key nominees in Delaware, while lawmakers exchanged new proposals with prospects for a deal still dim.

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

CDC to recommend shorter Covid-19 quarantines

The agency will cut the quarantine time for Covid-19 exposure from 14 days to 10 days.

Source: Politico

1 Dec 2020

Member of Hungary's anti-LGBTQ government resigns after fleeing alleged sex party

The married official and at least 20 other men reportedly attended the Brussels "orgy," despite the city's coronavirus restrictions.

Source: NBC News

1 Dec 2020

Georgia voting official urges Trump, GOP senators to condemn violence - Business Insider

"Someone's going to get hurt, someone's going to get shot, someone's going to get killed," Gabriel Sterling said at a fiery press conference.

Source: Business Insider

1 Dec 2020

Black Celebs Who Have Died From AIDS

As HIV Awareness month begins, we honor those who have succumbed by celebrating the legacy they left behind.

Source: Essence

1 Dec 2020

Presidential Transition Live Updates: Lawmakers Unveil Stimulus Package

The attorney general made the comments in an interview with The Associated Press. A Republican official in Georgia urged President Trump to “stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence.” Rudolph W. Giuliani is said to have discussed receiving a…

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

Arecibo Observatory Telescope Collapses, Ending An Era Of World-Class Research

Astronomers compare losing the observatory in Puerto Rico to losing a big brother. It was once the world's largest single-dish radio telescope.

Source: NPR

1 Dec 2020

Barr and Giuliani clash over allegations of election fraud

A rebuke from the president’s lawyer came after the attorney general affirmed that there was no evidence of large-scale fraud during this year’s election.

Source: Politico

1 Dec 2020

L.A. county official seen dining outdoors after voting to ban outdoor dining

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl dined out at her favorite restaurant hours after voting to uphold a ban on outdoor dining in Los Angeles County.

Source: NBC News

1 Dec 2020

Fortnite’s Galactus event was a giant arcade shooter — and now the game is down

Fortnite’s live event starring the supervillain Galactus turned the battle royale game into an arcade shooter and ended by bringing the game down, with a countdown to the launch of Chapter 2: Season 5.

Source: The Verge

1 Dec 2020

German man arrested after driving car into crowd, killing 5

State Governor Malu Dreyer said the dead included a young child and condemned the driver's "brutal act."

Source: CBS News

1 Dec 2020

San Jose mayor apologizes for Thanksgiving gathering 'contrary to the rules' | TheHill

San Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam Liccardo (D) apologized in a statement Tuesday for Thanksgiving arran...

Source: The Hill

1 Dec 2020

First Alzheimer's blood test now on the market, without FDA approval

More than 5 million people in the United States and millions more around the world have Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia.

Source: CBS News

1 Dec 2020

The size of House Democrats' shrinking majority comes down to nail-biter races

Source: ABC News

1 Dec 2020

Biden pick for OMB director will push globalist policies that cost US jobs: Huckabee

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will push globalist policies that will lead to the loss of U.S. jobs, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned Tuesday.

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

Second stimulus check update: There’s no $1,200 payment in this new bipartisan bill. Here’s the latest.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer and members of both parties in both houses of Congress proposed a $908 billion coronavirus stimulus bill, without another round of $1,200 stimulus payments.

Source: nj.com

1 Dec 2020

China refuses to apologize over 'repugnant' Australian soldier image

China is refusing to apologize over a doctored image shared by its foreign policy spokesman showing an Australian soldier killing an Afghan child. In demanding an apology, Australian Prime Minister…

Source: New York Post

1 Dec 2020

Why BioNTech Stock Sank Today

An analyst downgrade put a damper on investors' celebration of the biotech's regulatory filings for its COVID vaccine.

Source: Motley Fool

1 Dec 2020

Man suspected of murdering dozens of elderly women detained in Russia

Russian authorities have detained a man suspected of killing dozens of elderly women in several regions across Central Russia nearly a decade ago.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

Car plows through pedestrian street in German city of Trier, at least 4 dead

Police arrested the suspected driver, a 51-year-old German, and investigated possible motives.

Source: The Washington Post

1 Dec 2020

England Votes to End Lockdown in Favor of New Coronavirus Measures

Lawmakers approved new coronavirus restriction rules, but members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party showed growing opposition to the measures.

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

Florida becomes the third state to reach 1 million coronavirus cases

Florida is now the third state to report more than 1 million coronavirus cases.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

Michigan couple dies of coronavirus seconds apart

After battling the novel coronavirus, a Michigan couple married for nearly 50 years passed away within seconds of one another.

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

Israeli research: People with asthma 30% less likely to contract COVID-19

The findings were not dependent on age, gender or socioeconomic status.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

1 Dec 2020

William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election

The Justice Department hasn't found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of last month's presidential election, Attorney General William Barr said in an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

4 dead as car drives into pedestrian area in Trier, Germany

Source: ABC News

1 Dec 2020

Bipartisan group of senators unveils $908 billion stimulus plan with no direct payments - Business Insider

The compromise package represents a concerted effort to break the deadlock on Capitol Hill, but it is unclear whether it will gain traction.

Source: Business Insider

1 Dec 2020

Hurry! 15 great Amazon Cyber Monday deals you can still get

Cyber Monday deals are still going strong at Amazon

Source: Tom's Guide

1 Dec 2020

Jake Paul Defends Nate Robinson After Fight & Teases Conor McGregor Boxing Match

Source: Google News

1 Dec 2020

Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Raided by Police

Jozsef Szajer, a top politician with the conservative Fidesz party, will leave the European Parliament after attending a gathering in Brussels that violated coronavirus restrictions.

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

Trier mayor says he is 'speechless' after car drives into pedestrians in German city – video

A car drove at high speed into a pedestrian zone in the south-western German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing four people and seriously injuring 15 others before being stopped by police, officials said

Source: The Guardian

1 Dec 2020

Illinois COVID Live Update Today: IL reports 12,542 new coronavirus cases, 125 deaths - WLS

Illinois reported 12,542 new confirmed and probable COVID cases along with 125 coronavirus deaths Tuesday, IDPH health officials said.

Source: WLS-TV

1 Dec 2020

Xbox Game Pass new games December 2020: Doom Eternal, Control, and more

Seventeen games will join the Xbox Game Pass lineup between Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. On Dec. 10, the EA Play library becomes available to Game Pass subscribers on Windows PC, too.

Source: Polygon

1 Dec 2020

Unveiling economic team, Biden pledges, 'Help is on the way'

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced top advisers he says will help his administration rebuild an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, declaring, “I...

Source: Associated Press

1 Dec 2020

Astronomer Captures Possible Image of NASA’s Long-Lost Centaur Rocket Booster

A tiny mystery object is zipping past the Earth today, providing astronomers with an excellent opportunity to finally confirm it as being the upper stage of a Centaur rocket that was launched by NASA in 1966.

Source: Gizmodo.com

1 Dec 2020

Live politics updates: Biden on COVID stimulus: 'Help is on the way'

President-elect Joe Biden called on Congress to approve an economic stimulus plan. He also suggested that a package would be followed up.

Source: USA Today

1 Dec 2020

Giuliani Is Said to Have Discussed a Pardon With Trump

Their talks occurred as the president’s lawyer continued to loudly promote baseless claims of widespread election fraud that cost Mr. Trump the election.

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

Yellen, Tanden, Rouse: Biden Formally Unveils Economic Team : Biden Transition Updates

With coronavirus cases spiking and the job market struggling, President-elect Joe Biden announces the advisers he hopes can guide the U.S. back to solid economic footing.

Source: NPR

1 Dec 2020

Newfound marine blob looks like 'party balloon' with two strings, scientists say

This is the first species NOAA scientists have ever discovered from video footage alone.

Source: Live Science

1 Dec 2020

China lands probe on surface of the moon to collect lunar rocks

The robotic spacecraft, named Chang'e 5 after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, will spend two days on the moon collecting soil and rock samples, which it will bring back to Earth.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

After Cyber Monday sales: deals still live on TV, laptops, AirPods, games, and more but the clock is ticking

The After Cyber Monday Sales are happening right now, meaning you can still get some major discounts from the big sale event

Source: GamesRadar+

1 Dec 2020

Fantasy Football: Time to panic about Alvin Kamara, Kyler Murray? Plus injuries, MNF recap, and more

Catching up on news, notes, injuries and Monday night concerns in Philly.

Source: CBS Sports

1 Dec 2020

Biden economic picks show early shape of administration's pandemic agenda

Biden’s choices to fill key economic positions telegraph a commitment to assembling a diverse brain trust to support an economy struggling to surmount a resurgence of Covid-19.

Source: NBC News

1 Dec 2020

Bill Belichick on Justin Herbert: “He has all the tools” - NBC Sports

The Patriots have faced some very good young quarterbacks in recent weeks, from Lamar Jackson to Deshaun Watson to Kyler Murray and, now, to Chargers rookie Justin Herbert. “He’s impressive — very talented player, tall, sees things well, has a good arm, can c…

Source: NBCSports.com

1 Dec 2020

Fantasy Football Week 13 Waiver Wire: Can Cam Akers, Deebo Samuel make an impact for the playoffs?

With the playoffs looming, who can help you make a run?

Source: CBS Sports

1 Dec 2020

Covid-19: New tiers for England debated as more UK stores close

MPs back new Covid rules which come into effect at midnight - despite a sizeable Tory rebellion.

Source: BBC News

1 Dec 2020

Russian man confesses to being 'Volga maniac' serial killer

A 38-year-old Russian man has confessed to being the “Volga maniac” — a serial killer responsible for the strangling deaths of at least 26 elderly women in the country’s central r…

Source: New York Post

1 Dec 2020

Pence returns to Georgia on Friday; Obama stars in new Ossoff TV ad

Vice President Mike Pence will return to Georgia on Friday to hit the campaign trail in the state’s twin Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections, where the Republicans' Senate majority is at stake.

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

'Stealing our culture': South Koreans upset after China claims kimchi as its own

Agriculture ministry drawn in to row after state media prompts backlash with claims that China leads global kimchi industry

Source: The Guardian

1 Dec 2020

Sarah Fuller set to kick for Vanderbilt Commodores again after breaking barrier

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller will be with the football team against Georgia after becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 game last week.

Source: ESPN

1 Dec 2020

Soldier faces murder charge for ordering girlfriend’s son out of vehicle for ‘unruly’ behavior by busy highway

An active-duty soldier is facing criminal charges after his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son was struck and killed on a busy highway in Alabama after he allegedly forced the child to get out of the car in the rain and after dark as punishment.

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

Fired cybersecurity chief may include Trump attorney in lawsuit over death threats

Former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs said Tuesday he plans to take legal action against people who have threatened his life after he disagreed with his onetime boss, President Trump, over the validity of the Nov. 3 elec…

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

Russia detains suspected serial killer dubbed the "Volga maniac"

Russian authorities said they have detained a long-wanted serial killer suspected of murdering at least 26 women.

Source: CBS News

1 Dec 2020

Go watch this video about an AI system that can predict how proteins fold

DeepMind’s AlphaFold AI is able to predict what shapes proteins will take with high accuracy, which could eventually solve a decades-old problem in biological research.

Source: The Verge

1 Dec 2020

Rudy Giuliani discussed getting preemptive pardon from Trump before president leaves White House, report says

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, has led legal efforts by the Trump campaign to overturn Joe Biden's projected Electoral College win.

Source: CNBC

1 Dec 2020

The Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico Collapses

Astronomers and residents of Puerto Rico mourned as an eye on the cosmos shuttered unexpectedly overnight.

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Is Faster Than RTX 2080 Super For Nearly Half The Price

Nvidia's RTX 30 series is growing with the budget-focused RTX 3060 Ti, which is out this week.

Source: GameSpot

1 Dec 2020

Donald Trump Keeps Tweeting About Joe Biden, but President-Elect Hasn't Mentioned Him for Week on Twitter

The last time Biden named Trump in a tweet was on November 24, when he criticized the outgoing president for failing to concede the election.

Source: Newsweek

1 Dec 2020

Jake Paul says fight with UFC champ will happen: I'm going to 'f--- Conor McGregor up'

Fresh off his knockout victory over former NBA guard Nate Robinson, Jake Paul is already challenging one of the biggest names in the fighting community and, according to the YouTube star, it’s going to happen.

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

Coronavirus update: CDC to meet on vaccine distribution; Scott Atlas resigns from White House post

Hospitalizations continue soaring as vaccine hopes spurred by two emergency use filings.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

1 Dec 2020

UK retailer cancels ‘1,000 next-gen console orders’ placed by scalper group

Very says “technical error” enabled users to purchase consoles that weren’t on sale…

Source: Video Games Chronicle

1 Dec 2020

Bipartisan group of senators prepares $908 billion stimulus plan, aiming to break partisan logjam

The effort aims to pressure leaders into approving a new stimulus package but faces long odds.

Source: The Washington Post

1 Dec 2020

Fan tried attacking Mike Tyson after Roy Jones Jr. fight

Mike Tyson nearly went from a fight in the ring to a fight in the streets on Saturday night, according to a report. TMZ Sports says that the boxing icon was on his way out of Staples Center followi…

Source: New York Post

1 Dec 2020

Trump campaign officially files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's election results - Channel3000.com - WISC

The campaign for President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Wisconsin's election results.

Source: Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

1 Dec 2020

Latest news on the Trump-Biden transition: Live updates

President-elect Joe Biden forges ahead with transition plans as President Trump refuses to concede and pursues legal challenges to the election results. Follow here for the latest.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's latest premium CPU for smartphones

Every December for the last few years, Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation high-end CPU that ends up powering many flagship smartphones for the first half of the following year. The company is announcing today that its latest premium mobile chipset is …

Source: Engadget

1 Dec 2020

CDC says coronavirus hospitalization rates, deaths rising nationally

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday documented rising coronavirus spread, hospitalization rates and deaths nationally.

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

China's sample-return Moon mission touches down

The robotic Chang'e-5 mission makes a soft landing on the lunar nearside.

Source: BBC News

1 Dec 2020

A young family faces financial ruin trying to protect their baby from Covid-19

Jessica Lusk and Dylan Garcia cannot win. They must choose to stay safe and go broke, or work and risk their daughter's life in the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

Fired cybersecurity chief hints at legal action after Trump campaign lawyer said he should be executed

Christopher Krebs suggested Tuesday that he may take legal action against one of Trump’s lawyers who said Monday that Krebs should be shot.

Source: NBC News

1 Dec 2020

Russian man confesses to killing more than 25 women, investigators say

Radik Tagirov, 38, is said to have confessed to murders after being identified using DNA evidence and shoe prints

Source: The Guardian

1 Dec 2020

Trump tells Georgia governor to 'do something,' as Kemp says interfering with election is illegal

President Trump on Tuesday told Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to "do something" to overrule state election officials, claiming he would find a "gold mine" of fraud, as the governor's office maintained that Georgia law "prohibits" him from "interfering in elections."

Source: Fox News

1 Dec 2020

Coronavirus was present in US earlier than initially thought: CDC scientists | TheHill

The coronavirus was in the U.S. as early as mid-December 2019, a period earlier than officially i...

Source: The Hill

1 Dec 2020

In Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Deal, Putin Applied a Deft New Touch

The iron-fisted tactics used against Georgia and Ukraine seem to have fallen out of favor, replaced by a more subtle blend of soft power and an implicit military threat.

Source: New York Times

1 Dec 2020

Trump headed to Georgia as turnout driver, but also a threat

ATLANTA (AP) — Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump’s conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party’s ability to win a Senate majority...

Source: Associated Press

1 Dec 2020

Exclusive: Don Jr. tells Georgia Senate voters that Trump is on the ballot

The ad will begin airing statewide on conservative talk radio and country music stations today.

Source: Axios

1 Dec 2020

NFL Power Rankings: B/R's Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Week 13

Twelve weeks into the 2020 NFL season, the playoff picture is coming into focus. The AFC West is a done deal...

Source: Bleacher Report

1 Dec 2020

President Donald Trump raises more than $170 million since Election Day as he pushes baseless fraud claims

The President has relentlessly raised money for what team says is an "Election Defense Fund," but much of the money could fuel his future political life.

Source: CNN

1 Dec 2020

Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapses as engineers feared

The 900-ton platform suspended above the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico came crashing down, a scenario that many engineers suspected might happen. The collapse comes after the facility suffered two major cable failures over the last few months.

Source: The Verge