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Russia Toughens Posture Amid Ukraine Tensions, Announces More Military Drills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3G2Nf70GTAMOSCOW (AP) — With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about...

Saudi Airstrike Kills, Injures Over 100 Held In Yemen Prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed and wounded over 100 detainees on...

China Limits Torch Relay For Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Over COVID Fears

BEIJING (AP) — China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympics to only three days amid coronavirus worries, organizers said Friday.The flame...

Tsunami From Tonga Volcano Eruption Causes Massive Oil Spill In Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru declared an environmental emergency on Thursday after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an...

UN Chief: World Worse Now Than 5 Years Ago Due To COVID, Climate And Conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways...

‘You Took Away My Mom’: Singer’s Son Slams Anti-Vaxxers After Her COVID-19 Death

A Czech folk singer died after intentionally catching the coronavirus, according to her son, who has condemned the anti-vaccine rhetoric that he says led...

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NFL Ends Daily COVID Testing For All Players, Vaccinated Or Not

The NFL is curtailing daily testing of all players, vaccinated or unvaccinated, for COVID-19.In a memo sent to the 32 clubs and obtained by...

HBO leads GLAAD Media Awards with 19 nominations

HBO and HBO Max have become the top contenders at the GLAAD Media Awards with a combined 19 nominations, landing the bulk of its...

Tonga volcano eruption detected at Tonga volcano for the second time

A second major eruption has been detected at the Hunga Tonga volcano on Monday, according to an alert from Australia’s Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory...

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Rio de Janeiro Delays Carnival Parades As Omicron Spreads

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world-famous Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro will be held in late April rather than the final weekend...

The Psychology Behind Why You Want To Squeeze Adorable Babies And Puppies

When my youngest sister was a baby, I recall telling my mom through gritted teeth: “Ugh, she’s so cute, I can’t stand it. I...

Twitter Users Mock White House’s Limit On 4 COVID Tests Per Household

The White House plans to initially send out only four rapid tests to each household, but is requiring private insurers to cover the cost...

Rare, Pristine Rose-Shaped Corals Found In Reef Off Tahiti Coast

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef...

Tech News

Caroline Spiegel’s ‘audio porn’ app, Quinn has 300K subscribers

The “audio porn” app created by the sister of Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel is gaining traction as it recently surpassed 300,000 subscribers. Quinn, which offers...

Google, Amazon, Meta up lobbying as Big Tech scrutiny rises

Google, Amazon, and Meta spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying Congress last year as the tech behemoths came under increasing scrutiny from antitrust...

TikTok owner Bytedance sees growth slow despite 70% revenue jump

TikTok owner ByteDance saw its total revenue grow by 70% year on year to around $58 billion in 2021, according to two people familiar with the...

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Sports

Despite all the talk about how great Aaron Rodgers is (and how mediocre Jimmy Garoppolo is), the 49ers still average more yards per game...

Business

New Yorkers place record setting $600 million in mobile sports gambling launch

Touchdown! New Yorkers placed a record-shattering $603 million in bets during the launch of mobile sports gambling, according to initial figures released by the...

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan bankers get $15 million bonuses

Top bankers at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan got bonuses as high as $15 million this week after last year’s flurry of dealmaking — and...

Citi asks NYC-area workers to return to the office in February

It’s back-to-the-office for workers at Citi in the New York City area. The Wall Street giant is asking all tri-state area employees to return to...

Elon Musk offers Starlink internet to Tonga after eruption, tsunami

Tech billionaire Elon Musk offered to provide Starlink internet to the nation of Tonga on Thursday after a massive underwater volcanic eruption and subsequent...

Health

Critics Erupt When Tucker Carlson Compares Vaccines To Nazi Experiments On Jews

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was pummeled on social media Friday night after he compared vaccine requirements to protect Americans from COVID-19 to the barbaric...

2-Day-Old Giraffe Euthanized At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Masai giraffe had to be euthanized two days after it was born, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park said.The...

Biden’s COVID Vaccine Mandate For Federal Workers Blocked Temporarily In Court

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine mandate for federal employees on Friday, calling the requirement “a...

The CDC Is Changing The Way It Talks About Vaccination Status

As it becomes clear that booster shots significantly improve protection against serious illness from the omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Entertainment

Meet the ghostwriters who pen bestselling celebrity memoirs

Don’t believe everything you read. The inspirational bestselling book by your favorite celebrity, sports figure or politician was likely penned by someone else. Even...

Broadway’s Brad Oscar Hopes ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Will Be A Musical Balm For Trying Times

Brad Oscar’s latest Broadway outing came to a halt last week after barely a month of performances, and for now, he couldn’t be more...

Daniel Radcliffe Morphs Into 'Weird Al' Jankovic In ‘Late Show’ Biopic Spoof

"How did they get a hold of our screenplay???" the pop star parodist lightheartedly responded to Stephen Colbert's spoof trailer. Credit: Source link

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NFL Ends Daily COVID Testing For All Players, Vaccinated Or Not

The NFL is curtailing daily testing of all players, vaccinated or unvaccinated, for COVID-19.In a memo sent to the 32 clubs and obtained by...

Nick Kyrgios says coach, trainer of Croatian pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic threatened him

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios said a coach and trainer of world number one doubles pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic had threatened to fight...

Russia Toughens Posture Amid Ukraine Tensions, Announces More Military Drills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3G2Nf70GTAMOSCOW (AP) — With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about...

Daniel Radcliffe Morphs Into 'Weird Al' Jankovic In ‘Late Show’ Biopic Spoof

"How did they get a hold of our screenplay???" the pop star parodist lightheartedly responded to Stephen Colbert's spoof trailer. Credit: Source link

Packers vs. 49ers: Preview, predictions, what to watch for

An inside look at Saturday’s Packers-49ers NFC divisional matchup in Green Bay, Wis.: Credit: Source link

New Yorkers place record setting $600 million in mobile sports gambling launch

Touchdown! New Yorkers placed a record-shattering $603 million in bets during the launch of mobile sports gambling, according to initial figures released by the...

Islanders leaning into scheduling chaos

By now, the Islanders are used to the chaos. Strictly speaking, it doesn’t quite make sense for them to have played 13 games on the...

Texas hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram’s life ‘fell apart’ after divorce, brother says

Texas hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram had been a successful British businessman — until his life fell apart at the end of his 12-year marriage,...

Giants’ Joe Schoen will ‘never let you down’

Joe Schoen did everything that was asked of him and he did much of it quite well. The Giants, though, should not ask Schoen,...

Truck Carrying 100 Monkeys Crashes, Some Escape

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched...

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U.S. Surfer Kelly Slater Slams ‘Virtuous Vaccinated’ Ahead Of Australian Competitions

American surf champ Kelly Slater has been warned he can’t compete in Australia without a COVID jab after he slammed the “virtuous vaccinated” in...

Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dead at 95

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West and socially...

Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates Trump’s New Legal Problems With The Best Possible Metaphor

“The walls appear to be closing in on Trump,” Kimmel said. “Big, beautiful walls. Mexico’s like, ‘Let us know if you need to chip...

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