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California: Criminal rings loot billions in…

California officials say hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole an estimated $11.4 billion in unemployment benefits from California last year

Orphaned wombat sucks his thumb to tell human mom…

Orphaned wombat sucks his thumb to tell human mom he's hungry

Tom Brady Is Racking Up the Incentive Pay

Tom Brady won more than a ticket to the Super Bowl when Tampa Bay won the NFC Championship on Sunday: His contract includes a $500,000 bonus for the feat. And should the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, Brady stands to collect another $500,000, ESPN reports. The star quarterback...

Los Angeles preps as state lifts stay home rule

California lifted regional stay-at-home orders Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Los Angeles County officials say outdoor dining will reopen there on Friday, with capacity limits for restaurants. (Jan. 25)

Study Finds Common Back Pain Treatment Doesn't…

A commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from chronic back pain may not be providing any relief. A new review suggests that antidepressants when prescribed for chronic pain, provide little to no back pain relief. The review did find that the medications could however offer a modest benefit for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Their review looked at data from 33 clinical trials studying the use of antidepressants for chronic pain. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed by doctors to help chronic pain sufferers with their mental distress.

Aaron Rodgers' 'uncertain' future hangs over…

Aaron Rodgers said he’s not sure what his future holds in Green Bay

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Budweiser, Coke and Pepsi to Sit out Super Bowl

Budweiser, Coke and Pepsi to Sit out Super Bowl . Coke and Pepsi first announced their withdrawals from Super Bowl advertising this year. Pepsi will be focusing on its sponsorship of the halftime show. Coke will be “investing in the right resources” as its sales have declined since less drinks are being purchased outside of the home. Budweiser is the latest to opt out of paying for Super Bowl ads. It will be the first time in 37 years that the iconic beer brand hasn't aired a commercial during the big game. Instead, Anheuser-Busch InBev will use its marketing money to promote COVID-19 vaccine education and access. . Budweiser will still run a digital Super Bowl ad during the week leading up to Super Bowl LV. Anheuser-Busch InBev's other brands, such as Bud Light and Michelob Ultra, will still have ads featured during the game

Biden Keeping Christopher Wray As FBI Director

House Delivers Its Case for Impeachment to Senate

Nine House managers walked their article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday evening, setting up a trial of former President Trump on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" involving the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6. It's the second time in less than a year that the ceremonial...

Top astronomy events for February 2021

The moon will take center stage for the month of February, but that’s due to certain celestial objects that the moon will line up with this month. Be sure to get your telescopes and coats ready.

World's Ice Is Melting Faster Than Ever, Say…

World's Ice Is Melting Faster Than Ever, , Say Climate Scientists. Analysis of a new global satellite survey was published Monday in the journal 'Cryosphere.'. According to the analysis, 28 trillion metric tons of the Earth's ice were lost between 1994 and 2017. It’s such a huge amount it’s hard to imagine it, Thomas Slater, University of Leeds Center for Polar Observation and Modeling, via 'The Wall Street Journal'. The data amounts to a 65 percent acceleration in the loss of global ice in the mid-1990s. The Northern Hemisphere accounted for the majority of the loss of ice. Ice plays a crucial role in regulating the global climate, Thomas Slater, University of Leeds Center for Polar Observation and Modeling, via 'The Wall Street Journal'. Losses will increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as flooding, fires, storm surges and heat waves, Thomas Slater, University of Leeds Center for Polar Observation and Modeling, via 'The Wall Street Journal'

'No Hard Feelings': Patriots fans still rooting…

Patriots fans are sticking with Tom Brady even though he's now playing for Tampa Bay

House delivers Trump impeachment article to Senate

The House impeachment case against Donald Trump has been delivered to the Senate for his upcoming trial. House Democratic prosecutors made the ceremonial walk across the Capitol late Monday to deliver the charge of incitement of insurrection. (Jan. 25)

Senator to Stand In for Roberts in Trump's Trial

Promising to "not waver from my constitutional and sworn obligations to administer the trial with fairness, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws," Sen. Patrick Leahy confirmed Monday that he'll preside over the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The Vermont Democrat is the majority party's senior senator. A Leahy...

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader…

The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking

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Unusual rescue dog with missing left legs is…

Unusual rescue dog with missing left legs is defying odds

Biden Restarts Plan to Get Harriet Tubman on $20…

The stalled effort to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman by putting her likeness on the $20 bill is being started up again by the Biden administration. She would be the first Black person on US currency. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the nation's currency should "reflect the...

Yellen confirmed as first woman Treasury secretary

Janet Yellen made history Monday as the first woman secretary of the Treasury when the Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 84-15. (Jan. 25)

Biden Extends Pause On Student Loans

President Biden issued an executive order extending a pause on federal student loan payments. The order will cover the vast majority of all federal student loans. Under President Biden's direction, the pause will allow borrowers to defer payments without penalty and reset interest rates to zero. According to HuffPost, the pause will be in effect through at least the end of September 2021. A pause on payments initially went into effect in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended in December and was scheduled to expire on Jan.31

Biden tells Merkel he wants to revitalize Germany…

President Joe Biden has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Trump

Beyoncé Reveals Details of Third Ivy Park…

Beyoncé Reveals Details of Third Ivy Park Collection. The singer's third collection, dubbed Icy Park, will contain slope-inspired streetwear. The range is size-inclusive and meant to inspire "creativity, individuality and imagination.". Five new styles of shoes will be introduced. Joining Beyoncé in this most recent campaign will be Hailey Bieber, Gucci Mane. singer Kaash Paige, and models Akesha Murray, Shi Gray and Kyla Coleman. The latest drop in Bey's Adidas x Ivy Park collection is being described as ... ... “refreshingly chill, effortlessly functional, relentlessly stylish and always inclusive.”. The first Adidas x Ivy Park collection dropped last January

Man Who Doubted Ability To Be Arrested Following…

Andrew Williams was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6th. Days later, he asked, "How are they going to arrest every single person?" in a live stream. His expression of doubt regarding the insurrection was fairly widespread among participants. Williams was arrested on January 13th, according to Business Insider. Williams' activities and participation were chronicled in photos and videos obtained by federal police. The FBI and local police force are urging everyone with info to come forward.

NYT Drops Editor Criticized for Biden Tweet

"All I ever wanted to do was write. Not be written about," says journalist Lauren Wolfe—but she has been written about extensively since a Jan. 19 tweet in which she said she had "chills" seeing President Biden's plane land at Joint Base Andrews the day before his inauguration. The...

Truck loses control on slippery highway

This semi-trailer truck lost control and faced sideways on Interstate 15 southbound in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 25, due to slippery road conditions from rain.

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Biden Admin To Implement Travel Restrictions To…

Biden Admin To Implement , Travel Restrictions To Fight Virus Variants. The ban implemented by President Joe Biden will prohibit the entrance of non-U.S. citizens from the Schengen Area in Europe. The countries include the U.K. and Ireland, as well as 26 other European nations that allow open border travel. Travelers from Brazil and South Africa will also be restricted. A new and possibly more deadly variant of the coronavirus has been detected in South Africa. We are adding South Africa to the restricted list because of the concerning variant present that has already spread beyond South Africa, Dr. Anne Schuchat, Centers for Disease Control, via NPR News. Beginning Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control will require all travelers to the U.S. to provide proof that they have tested negative for the virus before boarding. The U.S. surpassed 25 million cases of the coronavirus over the weekend

Jill Biden signals she'll be more active as first…

Jill Biden is sending the message that she'll be a more active first lady than her predecessor

California lifts stay home rule as virus rates…

California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. The change allows restaurants and churches to resume outdoor operations and hair and nail salons to reopen in many areas. (Jan. 25)