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Official: Holidays may be driving Nevada coronavirus deaths

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A surge of Nevada coronavirus cases following December holidays may have passed, but deaths are still spiking, experts told a panel guiding the state’s COVID-19 response Thursday. “It’s pretty likely that we’re right in the throes of

DeSantis is giving vaccines meant for Black communities to wealthy white Floridians

It’s no surprise that Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis cares more about the rich than the economically vulnerable. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis has not only downplayed the virus, but prioritized the health and safety of those he can profi

Liverpool vs Chelsea: From Drogba’s ghost to Anfield woes, 5 talking points ahead of Tuchel’s toughest Premier League test so far

Are Liverpool about to lose a fifth home game in a row? Are Chelsea too defensive to outgun their rivals and bring the best out of the likes of Timo Werner? Here are five factors ahead of the Premier League showdown on Thursday. Read Full Article at

Sputnik V beats AstraZeneca in popularity: People in Austria, Germany & Switzerland view Russia’s jab more favorably, study says

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, which still hasn’t been approved in the EU, has nevertheless seemingly won the favor of people in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, beating the already available AstraZeneca jab, a study shows. Read Full Article at

Activists occupy Paris theater as protesters across France demand cultural venues reopen despite Covid-19 fears (VIDEOS)

Dozens of demonstrators have taken over Paris's Odeon Theater as part of national protests against the continued closure of cultural venues as the French government brings in tougher Covid-19 curbs. Read Full Article at

Penguins star Sidney Crosby remains on COVID-19 list, out vs. Flyers

Nobody associated with the Penguins has yet disclosed if Crosby tested positive for the coronavirus or was deemed a high-risk close contact. 

Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt receives racist abuse online

Van Aanholt was specifically targeted after he failed to convert a close-range effort vs. Manchester United.

Ben Roethlisberger agrees to one-year, restructured deal with Steelers

This deal likely means that Roethlisberger will finish his career with Pittsburgh, which drafted him with the 11th overall pick in the 2004 draft.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby remains on COVID-19 list; out vs. Flyers

Nobody associated with the Penguins has yet disclosed if Crosby tested positive for the coronavirus or was deemed a high-risk close contact. 

From hero to zero: Mainstream media throw disgraced Governor Cuomo under the bus after months of fawning Covid-19 coverage

American liberals who unquestioningly embraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as their political savior have found themselves holding a potential credibility grenade as the governor’s scandal-ridden reputation craters. Read Full Article at

Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation

BOSTON (AP) - Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 2 ½-story house is the only surviving residence associated with the slain civil rights leader’s formative years in the city, according to Massachu

Countless Starlings Flock Together in a Miraculous Bird-Shaped Murmuration Over Lough Ennell

After months of chasing starlings alongside his colleague Colin Hogg, Dublin-based photographer James Crombie captured a phenomenal shot of the flock as it swelled into an enormous bird-like murmuration. Hogg recorded the awe-inspiring experience in a short c

Legislators reintroduce immigration bills previously passed by House but blocked by Senate

Wednesday was a big day in the U.S. House of Representatives, with legislators reintroducing two major legalization bills that stand to affect millions. The first, the Dream and Promise Act, affects Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tem

Jan. 6 hearings show the process was awful, intelligence sucked, and Christopher Miller must testify

In days of testimony before Senate and House committees, three names have come up repeatedly. One of those is former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller. It was Miller who issued explicit, and unprecedented instructions to the D.C. National Gu

Microsoft Edge now starts up faster and gets vertical tabs

A year ago, Microsoft announced that its Edge browser would get vertical tabs and here we are: Microsoft today announced that vertical tabs in Edge are now generally available. In addition, the Edge team also announced a few under-the-hood changes that will a

TikTok launches ‘TikTok Q&A,’ a new feature for creators to engage with viewers’ questions

Earlier this year, TikTok was spotted testing a new Q&A feature that would allow creators to more directly respond to their audience’s questions using either text or video. Today, the company has announced the feature is now available to all users g

How to successfully dance the creator-brand tango

Without the understanding of engagement metrics, brands often end up partnering with creators at a life stage that could be incompatible with their goals.

Google speeds up its release cycle for Chrome

Google today announced that its Chrome browser is moving to a faster release cycle by shipping a new milestone every four weeks instead of the current six-week cycle (with a bi-weekly security patch). That’s one way to hasten the singularity, I guess, b

German InsureTech platform Hepster raises $10M Series A led by Element Ventures

Hepster, an insurtech platform from Germany, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding led by Element Ventures. Also participating was Seventure Partners, MBMV, and GPS Ventures, as well as previous investors. The funds will be used to broaden the Hepster

Former Hopkins star Paige Bueckers named Big East player, freshman of the year

UConn freshman guard Paige Bueckers was named the Big East's player and freshman of the year on Thursday

Royals to welcome fans back to The K for 2021 season

The return of fans to Kauffman Stadium after a 2020 season played without them will begin at the Royals' April 1 home opener against the Texas Rangers.

Orangutans and bonobos at US zoo get experimental COVID-19 vaccine

Four orangutans and five bonobos have been vaccinated.

Raptors to be shorthanded again due to COVID absences

After playing without several key rotation players on Wednesday night vs. Detroit due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors will be missing those same players on Thursday in Boston.

Report: Pistons expected to buy out six-time All-Star Blake Griffin

Without any sign of a team willing to trade for the former All-Star forward, both sides could be headed for a mutual separation.

Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger agree to new deal

Roethlisberger enjoyed a solid 2020 season after losing all of 2019 to injury. The Steelers have wanted to keep him all along, but things were uncertain amidst the numbers crunch.

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin fined $5,000 for spearing Bruins' Trent Frederic

Frederic had challenged Ovechkin throughout the contest, but the one-time Stanley Cup champion wasn't keen on dropping his gloves.

Coyotes ride 3-goal 2nd period to 3-2 win over LA Kings

Raanta's 40 saves put Arizona back in the win column

First-ever 'space hurricane' detected over the North Pole

Astronomers detected the first-known 'space hurricane' raging over the North Pole for 8 hours in 2014, a new study found.

Vettel makes Aston Martin debut in Silverstone shakedown

Four-time world champion Vettel has joined the Aston Martin squad following its rebrand for the 2021 season as the British manufacturer returns to F1 after over 60 years away.Vettel and team-mate Lance Stroll took part in the launch of the team’s new Aston

Castroneves: IndyCar return means ditching sportscar habits

The Brazilian veteran of 351 Indy car starts – 30 wins including three Indy 500s – spent the last three years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, culminating in he and co-driver Ricky Taylor capturing the 2020 Prototype title.In addition, he w

Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss and trans kids: How Democrats are already letting Republicans win in 2022

Republicans have quickly seized on wedge issues while Democrats stubbornly refuse to end the filibuster

With $19M A round, Halo Dx combines data streams to better diagnose cancers, dementia and more

Healthcare is one of the most complex industries out there, creating frustration on the consumer side but also the opportunity for huge improvements from, in a way, rather simple methods. Halo Diagnostics (or Dx for short) has raised a $19M series A to improv

The House just gave Senate Democrats every reason to end the filibuster as we know it

The House stayed in session late Wednesday to wrap up a critical week of work: passing H.R. 1, the sweeping voting and democracy reforms, and an expansive overhaul of American policing, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The House was shuttered Th

House members reintroduce bills protecting millions of DACA recipients, TPS holders, farmworkers

Wednesday was a big day in the U.S. House of Representatives, with legislators reintroducing two major legalization bills that stand to affect millions. The first, the Dream and Promise Act, affects Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tem

Bain’s Sarah Smith, former head of HR at Quora, will share the recruiting playbook at Early Stage

If you’re a startup that’s worried about building your team today for tomorrow’s successes you’re not going to want to miss our session with Bain Capital Ventures’ Sarah Smith at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 1 & 2. The cur

General Motors explores second US battery-production site - Roadshow

The automaker confirms it's looking into a second site beyond its upcoming facility in Ohio.

Super Nintendo World won't open in Florida until 2025, report says - CNET

Let's a-go… later.

Best Apple iPad deals: Grab an iPad Air or iPad Pro at all-time low price - CNET

The iPad Air with 256GB of storage dropped to $680 at Amazon, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB) is only $999.

WandaVision episode 8 recap: Marvel show sends Wanda on an emotional rollercoaster - CNET

Have some heart-wrenching exposition. And you should stick around for the credits again.

Apple will reportedly face charges in EU over App Store dominance - CNET

The report says Apple will face charges from the EU.

Chris Broussard breaks down why Joel Embiid is clearly the MVP front-runner | UNDISPUTED

Chris Broussard joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to discuss who is leading the NBA MVP race. Hear why Broussard believes Joel Embiid's dominate season with the Philadelphia 76ers overshadows LeBron James and James Harden.
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