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Georgia election official says he hates 'being right' about Trump's capacity to incite violence with fraud claims

Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling said Wednesday night that he hates "being right" about then-President Donald Trump's capacity to incite violence, following the US Capitol insurrection earlier this month.
Tags: US, Georgia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Gabriel Sterling


New Jersey registers first known death in the US from the UK COVID-19 variant

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, watches as Maritza Beniquez, RN, reacts to receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 15, 2020. Kirsten Luce/Pool via Reuters New Jersey has registered the first known death in the US from the UK coronavirus strain, state officials announced Wednesday. The White House COVID-19 team separately said the country was identifying cases of the new strain too slowly. Earlier in January, the UK entered a new lockdown in ...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Science, White House, US, Trends, New Jersey, Vaccine, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Murphy, Newark New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Reuters New Jersey


Back to the garden

Set for a small daytime NYE gathering Is there anyone else whose tolerance for frigid temps has risen significantly this winter? In the cold climate zones of the US, people are finding ways to get out of the house safely, either with the family unit or even with others. For me, that doesn’t mean indoor restaurant dining or shopping. It does mean taking advantage of the winter beauty found in nearby nature preserves and parks. I wrote about that recently.  And then there is the opportunity for...
Tags: Gardening, US, Regular Gardens


Gary Oldman & Evangeline Lilly in Intense Opioid Crisis Film 'Crisis'

"It's not our responsibility." "Then who's is it?!" Quiver Distribution has revealed an official US trailer for an indie thriller titled Crisis, set around the opioid drug crisis. Crisis features three interwoven stories that highlight the greed, violence and tragedy of the drug war. A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation, an architect recovering from an oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's disappearance and a university professor battles...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Gary Oldman, Indies, Evangeline Lilly, To Watch, Martin Donovan, Gary Oldman Evangeline Lilly


John Kerry: UK climate summit is world's 'last best chance'

The new US climate envoy says time is running out for the world to address the climate crisis.
Tags: UK, News, US, John Kerry


White House: 'great concern' over Covid origin 'misinformation' from China

Joe Biden’s administration demands ‘robust and clear’ investigation as WHO team visits WuhanThe US wants a “robust and clear” international probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in China, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has said.Speaking to reporters, she said it was “imperative we get to the bottom” of how the virus appeared and spread. She highlighted “great concern” over “misinformation” from “some sources in China”. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Jen Psaki, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Japan faces Olympian task with slow start to Covid vaccinations

With a vaccine-hesitant public and jabs yet to begin, there are fears immunisations are off the paceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJapan was among the first countries to report cases of Covid-19 after the world was alerted to the virus in December 2019. But just over a year later, it is the last major economy to deploy a vaccine – a measure widely acknowledged as the best hope for a return to something resembling normal life.The first round of jabs is not expected to...
Tags: Japan, UK, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Vaccines and immunisation, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus, COVID


Sundance 2021: 10 Most Anticipated Films at This Year's Virtual Fest

Back to Sundance we go for another year of discovery and amazing films. What's on the line-up this year? Even though Sundance is operating as a smaller festival mostly with virtual screenings (and satellite venues around the US) this year, due to the ongoing pandemic keeping things shut down and unsafe, they're ready to premiere a whole batch of new films anyway. Out of the 74+ films showing at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, I've picked 10 films that I'm looking forward to seeing the most. T...
Tags: Movies, US, Sundance, Indies, Feat, Sundance 21


CDC data: Half of US Covid vaccines delivered have been used

A possible explanation is emerging for why federal data shows only about half of the vaccine supply delivered in the US has been administered.
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Only half of Covid-19 vaccines delivered to states have been used, CDC data shows. Here's one reason why

A possible explanation is emerging for why federal data shows only about half of the vaccine supply delivered in the US has been administered.
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Senators consider censure as Trump impeachment conviction looks unlikely – as it happened

Biden announces plan to tackle climate crisis – video‘Letting science speak again’: Covid experts lead taskforce briefingMost Americans must wait months for vaccine, taskforce warnsHomeland Security issues rare warning on US domestic terrorismSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.51am GMT Here’s a recap of today, from me and Jessica Glenza: 12.14am GMT The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dianne Fei...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, US, San Francisco, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Lincoln, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Jessica Glenza, Biden Administration


Former US Ambassador Sues Apple Because Telegram Users Are Making Him Feel Scared [Update] (techdirt)

Here's an interesting lawsuit, brought to you by some familiar names. And by "interesting," I mean "exceedingly stupid." The lawsuit [PDF] was filed by "Ambassador Marc Ginsberg." Ginsberg last served as an ambassador in 1998. And yet, that title is being used to name him as the plaintiff. The defendant is Apple. In the mix (but not a defendant) is Telegram, a popular and often controversial messaging app that has served as a mouthpiece for alt-right personalities and others who have been bann...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, California, US, Coalition, Dallas, Hamas, CSW, Ginsberg, Dallas Texas, Tim Cushing, CDA, Twitter Google, Micah Johnson


Dana Point, California, where marine mammals 'live in harmony with people,' earns distinction as first Whale Heritage Site in US

Known as the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World, Dana Point, California, has been named as the first Whale Heritage Site in the U.S.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, US, Usa Today, Dana Point California, World Dana Point California


How to take advantage of low interest rates - the best moves for investors and borrowers

There are ways to benefit when interest rates are low, from saving money on loans and credit card balances to seeking out income-generating investment and savings vehicles. Dean Mitchell/Getty Images Low interest rates impact finances in different ways: good for borrowers, tough on savers and income investors. Ways to take advantage of low interest rates include refinancing loans, selling bonds, and buying property.  CDs, corporate bonds, and REITs offer the best investment income options...
Tags: Personal Finance, US, Trends, Federal Reserve, Freelance, Fed, APR, Federal Funds Rate, Low Interest Rates, Investing (Reference, Investing How To, Elizabeth Aldrich, Dean Mitchell Getty Images Low


How to take advantage of low interest rates - the best financial moves for investors and borrowers

There are ways to benefit when interest rates are low, from saving money on loans and credit card balances to seeking out income-generating investment and savings vehicles. Dean Mitchell/Getty Images Low interest rates impact finances in different ways: good for borrowers, tough on savers and income investors. Ways to take advantage of low interest rates include refinancing loans, selling bonds, and buying property.  CDs, corporate bonds, and REITs offer the best investment income options...
Tags: Personal Finance, US, Trends, Federal Reserve, Freelance, Fed, The Fed, APR, Federal Funds Rate, Low Interest Rates, Investing (Reference, Investing How To, Elizabeth Aldrich, Dean Mitchell Getty Images Low


AMC Spikes 260% as Day Traders Ignite Shorted Stocks like GameStop, BlackBerry, and Bed Bath & Beyond (slashdot)

AMC shares skyrocketed as much as 260% in premarket trading on Wednesday as day traders piled into heavily shorted stocks for a third consecutive day. From a report: Frenzied buying also drove GameStop shares up as much as 147%, BlackBerry up 31%, and Bed Bath & Beyond up 27%. Amateur investors have gathered, most notably on Reddit forum r/wallstreet bets, to pinpoint stocks they can buy en masse and score fast profits. They frequently target stocks that are popular shorts, as driving their stoc...
Tags: News, Amc, US, Reddit, Gamestop, Dillard, Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Melvin Capital, Msmash


Coronavirus updates: Millions for vaccine research misused, special counsel says; White House task force warns of 500K US deaths by February

The White House Task Force held its first COVID-19 briefing, targeting vaccinations and warning the U.S. could soon hit 500,000 deaths. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Will travelers need a negative COVID-19 test to board flights within the US? The CDC says it's under consideration

A COVID testing requirement went into effect Tuesday for all passengers boarding international flights to the U.S. Are domestic flights up next?         [Author: USA TODAY]
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What tech can the US president use?

From the ObamaPad to Joe Biden's Apple Watch and Peloton, being president can be a tech challenge.
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Senators consider censure as Trump impeachment conviction looks unlikely – live

Biden announces plan to tackle climate crisis – video‘Letting science speak again’: Covid experts lead taskforce briefingMost Americans must wait months for vaccine, taskforce warnsHomeland Security issues rare warning on US domestic terrorismSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.14am GMT The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dianne Feinstein and a number of other politicians, conquistadors and historical...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, US, San Francisco, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Democrats, Lincoln, Biden, Tim Kaine, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid 'war' can be won; White House predicts 90,000 more deaths by March

US CDC chief says 90,000 could die in next four weeks; Madrid health authorities pause vaccinations amid supply issues; ‘We are in the fight of our lives,’ says WHOBritain and EU clash over claims to UK-produced Covid vaccineCanada: backlash after millionaire got jab meant for Indigenous peopleGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areas 12.10am GMT Authorities in the Madrid region of Spain said Wednesday t...
Tags: UK, Cdc, White House, US, Eu, Spain, Catalonia, European Union, World news, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Madrid, Afp, Moderna, Coronavirus


USA Downgraded from Democracy to Anocracy (“Part Democracy and Part Dictatorship”)

Using the POLITY data series, The Center for Systemic Peace has downgraded the system of government of the United States of America from a democracy to an anocracy, a “regime that mixes democratic with autocratic features”. From a notice on the front page of the CSP website: The USA has dropped below the “democracy threshold” (+6) on the POLITY scale in 2020 and and is now considered an anocracy (+5). It has also lost its designation as the world’s oldest, continuous democracy; that designation...
Tags: Usa, US, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, Donald Trump, Trump, Jason Kottke, United States of America, CSP, Polity, Executive Constraints


AMD, Nvidia, HPE tapped to triple the speed of US weather super with $35m upgrade

Scientists will focus on modelling hurricanes, wildfires, solar storms with Milan Epycs and Nv A100s HPE is upgrading America's National Center for Atmospheric Research’s supercomputer with AMD and Nvidia’s latest CPUs and GPUs, respectively, to build a machine that will be more than three times more powerful than its current beast.…
Tags: US, America, Software, Nvidia, Amd, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Milan Epycs


Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.
Tags: Facebook, US, Cnn


Covid-19: US regulators issue warning over 'toxic' Mexico hand sanitisers

Dangerous levels of toxic ingredients are found in many alcohol-based sanitisers imported to the US.
Tags: News, Mexico, US


Virginia gubernatorial candidate who called US Capitol rioters 'patriots' censured by state Senate

The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to censure state Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican who is a candidate for governor, following her comments earlier this month referring to the rioters who stormed the US Capitol as "patriots."
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White House ‘monitoring’ GameStop share surge as US hedge fund pulls out

Melvin Capital Management had bet on failure of store before small investors sent shares soaringHow GameStop found itself at the centre of a battle between Wall Street and small investorsThe White House has said it is “monitoring” the extraordinary surge in the share price of ailing video games retailer GameStop and other companies amid a surge of bets by small investors discussing their investments online.Wednesday’s announcement by the press secretary, Jen Psaki, came as the Treasury and the S...
Tags: Business, White House, US, World news, Retail industry, US news, Stock Markets, Reddit, Treasury, Hedge Funds, Gamestop, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jen Psaki, Melvin Capital Management


16 domestic travel deals during Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day weekend

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. IHG Valentine's Day 2021 falls on a Sunday, but it's part of the Presidents' Day long weekend.As the pandemic continues, many people are looking for safe, domestic getaways.We rounded up top US hotel deals for Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day weekend.Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning expert, and hotel reps all share what you should know ...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Chelsea, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Hilton, Marriott, Manhattan, Who, Miami, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Under Biden, pro-choice advocates shift focus to undoing Trump and targeting 'draconian' state restrictions

Demonstrators hold banners in an abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court as the justices hear oral arguments in the June Medical Services v. Russo case on March 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Pro-choice advocates are going on the offensive now that Trump and Pence are out of Washington. Activists hope to repeal Trump-era policies and push Biden to follow through on campaign promises. The president is expected to make announcements related to abortion on J...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ford, Mexico City, Healthcare, Arizona


Young Frankenstein Star Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

Young Frankenstein star Cloris Leachman dies at 94 Since her breakout work in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Cloris Leachman has held a special place in audiences’ hearts throughout her 70-year career but ComingSoon.net is saddened to report (via The Wrap) that the Oscar-winning star has passed away at the age of 94. RELATED: Coal Miner’s Daughter Helmer Michael Apted Dies at 79 if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: TV, Movies, US, America, TV News, Obituary, Angel, Mel Brooks, Hayao Miyazaki, Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cloris Leachman, Golden Globe, Charley, Frankenstein, Middle