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NASCAR reinstates Kyle Larson for 2021 season

NASCAR announced on Monday that driver Kyle Larson has been reinstated for the 2021 season effective Jan. 1, 2021. Larson served an indefinite suspension after he used a racial slur during an April 12 iRacing event.

Ravens may fly to Pittsburgh on Thursday due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Ravens have been working virtually this week due to their COVID-19 outbreak. 

Bikini-clad UFC siren Rachael Ostovich confirms she has passed 'pregnancy and COVID tests' ahead of UFC comeback (PHOTOS)

Hawaiian UFC knockout Rachael Ostovich is ready for her return to the UFC cage after nearly two years away, after confirming that she has passed COVID and pregnancy tests ahead of her fight with Gina Mazany this weekend. Read Full Article at

Spacecraft with precious asteroid cargo is almost home after 3 billion-mile trek

On Dec. 6, 2020, after six years in space, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will finally return to Earth.

Arecibo radio telescope, damaged beyond repair, seen from space

Satellites spotted gashes in the damaged Arecibo Observatory, which will be decommissioned.

Bruce Arians not shy about placing blame on Tom Brady after loss to Rams

Brady and the Buccaneers are a solid team, without a doubt, but they don't appear to be ready for a Super Bowl run.

Bengals planning to start Brandon Allen vs. Giants after Joe Burrow injury

The 28-year-old certainly is a downgrade from Burrow, but if he struggles, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor probably won't hesitate to put Ryan Finley in the game. 

Europe sets out the rules of the road for its data reuse plan

European Union lawmakers have laid out a major legislative proposal today to encourage the reuse of industrial data across the Single Market by creating a standardized framework of trusted tools and techniques to ensure what they describe as “secure an

Trump's bizarre Georgia play: He wants to show Republicans he's still the boss

Georgia Republicans have descended into backstabbing, with the Senate on the line. Trump probably likes it that way

In grim new record, more than 500 Russians die of Covid-19 in single day as authorities race to deploy Sputnik V vaccine

Russia’s daily coronavirus death toll has hit a new high, with health chiefs warning rising caseloads are down to people flouting rules designed to contain the pandemic. The news comes as Moscow prepares to roll out its vaccine. Read Full Article at

Is Russia less religiously tolerant than Saudi Arabia? 'Freedom' lists beloved of US state media reach new level of absurdity

Social media users will be familiar with measures of 'freedom' pushed by US state media, based on data from Western researchers, which invariably reflect badly on Russia. It's time to look at their inherent, often absurd, biases. Read Full Article at

AI apocalypse avoided? Neural networks now smart enough to know when they shouldn’t be trusted

In a development that could scupper the plot of numerous sci-fi movies about an artificial intelligence apocalypse, scientists have created a neural network that is smart enough to know when it shouldn’t be trusted. Read Full Article at

Mine blast damages hull of oil tanker off coast of Saudi Arabia – report

A Greek oil tanker has reportedly been damaged by a mine explosion near a Saudi port in the Red Sea, the maritime security company Ambrey has said. Read Full Article at

'You better be ready': Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. spar on social media as they brag Saturday's fight set to 'break PPV records'

The opening salvos ahead of this weekend's boxing exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have been fired on social media, as the two ring icons exchange jibes while bragging that the fight is set to 'break PPV records'. Read Full Article at

Get the new Amazfit Bip S smartwatch for just $55 (save $15) - CNET

The long-awaited second-gen Bip has arrived, and it's a steal at this price.

AirPods Pro vs. Jabra Elite 75t: After months of testing, here's what I think - CNET

These are among the best wireless earbuds you can buy, so which pair should you spend your cash on?

HomePod Mini vs. Echo Dot vs. Nest Mini: Picking the best entry-level smart speaker - CNET

All three competent smart speakers make a good starting point for your smart home. We take a closer look at each to find the best fit for you.

Saved by the Bell is so bad it makes me hate the original - CNET

Commentary: The new Peacock version makes me question who this is for.

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Black Friday bundle hits Walmart soon: Check for restock at Best Buy and Amazon, too - CNET

It's already as difficult to find as the PS5 and Xbox. Here are your best options.

Team Trump is moving forward with a plan to purge the government of anyone but Trump loyalists

Donald Trump signed an executive order last month taking aim at the existence of a nonpartisan civil service with job protections for career employees that prevent the entire government from being politicized—and 88% of the workers at th

Some banks extending long-term loans below bond market rates, warns SBI

It's time the RBI allowed the rupee to appreciate, says an SBI Research report

Precautions help Aspen remain a destination during pandemic

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - March is Aspen's moneymaking season as spring breakers and families head to the mountains to ski. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, all four Aspen/Snowmass ski mountains shut down, along with nearly everything else in the alpine town, whi

Coal-blooded dons: The rise and fall of Anup Majhi and Joydeb Mondal

The coal dealers, for long fugitives from justice, have been apprehended by central agencies and are being interrogated at an undisclosed location. Here’s a look at how Anup Majhi and Joydeb Mondal rose from being petty coal thieves and smugglers to pres

Amazon expands IP Accelerator to Europe after US SMBs register 6,000 trademarks

As we head into the biggest shopping period of the year — which this year may well have an even stronger online component than usual because of Covid-19 — Amazon has launched its latest effort to combat the sale of counterfeit goods on its site. T

Morning Digest: New York Democrats now have power over redistricting, but will they use it?

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Programming Note: Th

NFL 2020: How to watch Texans vs. Lions, Washington vs. Dallas and the rest of Thanksgiving football without cable - CNET

There is plenty to be thankful for when it comes to the NFL's slate.

PlayStation 5 heat test: We use a thermal camera to find out how hot the PS5 gets - CNET

Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X kick out some serious heat. Here's what that means for the long-term health of your big-ticket console purchase.

The best smart home products for 2020 that aren't made by Google or Amazon - CNET

We took Google and Amazon out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home devices are out there.

PS5 and Xbox Series X, Series S restock coming to Walmart tonight at 9 p.m. ET - CNET

All the new consoles return to Walmart later today. Here's what you need to know if you are trying for an Xbox or PS5.

The Wyze Smart Home Starter Bundle slashed to just $50 - CNET

Back in stock at the lowest price ever for this comprehensive kit, which includes light bulbs, motion sensors, smart plugs, a camera and more.

From ‘exclusive family bubbles’ to ‘mini-amnesty’ on holidays: Europe prepares to adjust Covid-19 rules for Christmas & New Year

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, European countries are taking different steps to ‘save’ Christmas and New Year holidays amid lockdowns and social distancing rules. Read Full Article at

BoJo triggers wave of criticism with tweet promising Father Christmas WILL deliver presents despite pandemic

Boris Johnson’s attempt at a cutesy social-media moment failed spectacularly, as his response to a child wondering if Father Christmas would be able to deliver presents amid the Covid-19 restrictions prompted laughter and outrage. Read Full Article at

Charges of espionage laid against New Zealand soldier with alleged ties to extreme far-right group

A soldier of the New Zealand Defence Force has been accused of spying, while local media claims he has links to right-wing extremist group. Read Full Article at

Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer I

GOP poised to gerrymander its hold on power — Democrats fall short in nearly every key state

Republicans will have power to gerrymander 188 congressional districts while Dems hold control over just 73 seats

Market Wrap, Nov 25: Here's all that happened in the markets today

After scaling fresh record highs in the morning trade, the domestic equity market tumbled around 1.5 per cent on Wednesday

From Russia with wheat: Exports by global grain superpower on track to hit record high

The volume of global wheat exports from Russia in the 2020-2021 agricultural year (which started July 1) is set to approach the historical record level of the 2017-2018 crop year, a report by the Sovekon research center has said. Read Full Article at

Espargaro has “no regrets” exiting KTM without a win

Espargaro joined KTM for its debut season in 2017 and spearheaded development of the RC16, bringing the marque its first MotoGP podium in 2018 in a wet Valencia race before adding five dry rostrums in 2020.Ending the campaign fourth in the standings without s

Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56

A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group. Read Full Article at

No Messi? No problem! Ronald Koeman HAILS his Barca side after leaving Lionel Messi AT HOME for Champions League tie

Ronald Koeman gave his strongest indicator yet that he's preparing for life without Lionel Messi as his new-look side, without Messi, cruised to a 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Read Full Article at

North Korean gymnast LEAPS OVER three-meter barbed wire fence to escape to the South – reports

A North Korean man, reportedly a former gymnast, has defected to the South by apparently vaulting over a three-meter wire fence at the heavily guarded border. Read Full Article at
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