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Reuters: World News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:37:57 -0500
(1) Battle rages over strategic Syrian town of Saraqeb as humanitarian catastrophe unfolds
Syrian rebels backed by Turkish forces said on Thursday they had recaptured the crossroads town of Saraqeb, marking a first big push-back of a Syrian government offensive.

(2) Turkey will no longer stop Syrian migrant flow to Europe: Turkish official
Turkey has decided to no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe by land and sea, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Thursday, in anticipation of the imminent arrival of refugees from Syria's Idlib where nearly a million have been displaced.

(3) Train accident in northern Egypt injures 38
Thirty-eight people were injured in a train accident in northern Egypt on Thursday, the health ministry said.

(4) No country will be spared, warn experts, as fight against coronavirus ramps up
No country should make the "fatal mistake" of assuming it will be spared the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, as governments from Iran to Australia raced to contain the epidemic's rapid global spread.

(5) German states report total of 20 new coronavirus cases
Four western German states reported a total of 20 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, a day after the federal health minister said the country is at the start of an epidemic.






















Reuters: U.S.
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:20:39 -0500
(1) Texas prosecutors accuse Arkema, executives of failures over chemical fire
Jurors in the criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French company on Thursday heard it routinely stored combustible chemicals where floodwaters could reach them and failed to alert emergency workers as toxic fires erupted.

(2) Sanders presidency could start with U.S. jobs program, then scale up
A Bernie Sanders administration might logically start with a roughly $300 billion federal jobs guarantee, a cornerstone of worker protection, says a key adviser to the front-runner in the U.S. Democratic presidential nominating race.

(3) U.S. says ramping up efforts to guard against coronavirus, mulls sweeping powers
President Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking special powers to rapidly expand domestic production of protective masks and clothing to help combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

(4) Baltimore ex-mayor sentenced to three years in prison in children's book fraud scheme
Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced on Thursday to three years in federal prison for fraud and tax evasion schemes involving bogus sales of her children's book series.

(5) Exclusive: U.S. mulls using sweeping powers to ramp up production of coronavirus protective gear
President Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters.






















Reuters: Business News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:33:54 -0500
(1) Mylan quarterly profit beats estimates
Drugmaker Mylan NV reported a fourth-quarter profit on Thursday that beat estimates, helped by sales of new products such as asthma treatment Wixela.

(2) Occidental posts quarterly loss on impairment, charges
Occidental Petroleum Corp reported a quarterly loss on Thursday, as it took more than $1.7 billion in impairment and other charges.

(3) Beyond Meat's restaurant, grocery tie-ups more than triple quarterly sales
Beyond Meat Inc said on Thursday it expects full-year sales to grow as much as 71%, after reporting that deals with retailers and restaurants helped to more than triple fourth-quarter sales and substantially narrowed its loss.

(4) Wall Street tumbles again on virus fears, confirming correction
Wall Street's main indexes plunged on Thursday in their sixth straight day of declines with the S&P 500 confirming its fastest correction in history as the rapid global spread of coronavirus intensified investor worries about economic growth.

(5) Investment advisors worry U.S. response to coronavirus is too little too late
Investment-advisors are increasingly worried that U.S. authorities are not be doing enough to prevent a widespread outbreak of coronavirus in the country, potentially adding further downside to already-battered markets. 























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Reuters: Science News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:11:01 -0500
(1) Genetic study shows the red panda is actually two separate species
Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species but rather two distinct ones, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered mammals.

(2) JPMorgan raises clean energy spending goals, profit targets unchanged 
JPMorgan Chase & Co largely maintained its key profit goals for the medium term on Tuesday, signaling steady but slower growth, and raised its financial commitment for clean-energy initiatives after years of pressure from environmental activists.

(3) Billion-year-old Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil
Scientists have spotted in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found, tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor roughly a billion years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.

(4) Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, the black woman whose mathematical genius took her from a behind-the-scenes job in a segregated NASA as portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" to a key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday at the age of 101, NASA said.

(5) Shake it, baby! NASA robotic lander confirms quakes on Mars
NASA's robotic InSight lander has for the first time established that Mars is seismically active, but do not call the shaking, rattling and rolling taking place on the Red Planet earthquakes. The proper term, fittingly, is marsquakes.






















Reuters: Sports News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:27:42 -0500
(1) No audience at Polish e-gaming event due to coronavirus fears
The finals of the computer games world cup in Poland will take place without an audience on site after the regional governor decided to revoke its permit due to coronavirus fears.

(2) Cycling: Dynamite Danes smash world record again to win team pursuit
Denmark's men's team pursuit squad installed themselves as hot favorites for the Tokyo Olympics as they powered to gold at the world championships with a third world record in little over 24 hours on Thursday.

(3) Kobe Bryant handprints among Beverly Hills auction items
A copy of Kobe Bryant's handprints, cast in cement outside Hollywood's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre, are going up for auction in April along with other memorabilia of the basketball legend who died in January.

(4) Vettel fastest as Hamilton hits trouble in testing
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest lap on the penultimate day of Formula One's pre-season testing on Thursday as six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton hit engine trouble.

(5) Doping: Russia's Olympic ban appeal not heard before late April - CAS
Russia's appeal against a four-year ban from the Olympics and other major sporting events will not be heard before the end of April and will be closed to the public, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.






















Reuters: Entertainment News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:14:17 -0500
(1) Actress Lori Loughlin among parents to face U.S. college scam trial in October
A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin in October will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery and fraud scheme to face the first trial to result from the scandal.

(2) U.S. SEC out for justice over Steven Seagal's cryptocurrency marketing
Steven Seagal, the star of action movies including "Above the Law" and "Out for Justice," has agreed to pay $314,000 to resolve charges of "unlawfully touting" a cryptocurrency offering, the U.S. securities regulator said on Thursday.

(3) Opera star Domingo cancels Madrid shows, defends conduct after sexual harassment claims
Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has withdrawn from planned performances of "La Traviata" at Madrid's Teatro Real following complaints he sexually harassed women, defending himself in a statement on Thursday in which he partly walked back an earlier apology.

(4) Saint Laurent mixes tweed with fetish-style catsuits for Paris show
Luxury fashion house Saint Laurent juxtaposed staid tweed jackets with fetish-style catsuits when it showed its winter collection at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.

(5) Filmmaker Polanski will not attend 'French Oscars' in Paris over criticism
French-Polish movie director Roman Polanski decided on Thursday not to attend the Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris on Friday, amid criticism after his latest film led award nominations despite several recent and past accusations of sexual assault.






















Reuters: Technology News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:15:41 -0500
(1) Facebook, Microsoft shelve conference plans as coronavirus fears spread
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would cancel its annual developer conference due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak and Microsoft Corp followed suit by withdrawing from a gaming conference scheduled for next month.

(2) Alphabet still facing questions over data use in its Toronto smart city project proposal
Alphabet's proposed "smart" city development in Toronto is facing fresh questions over the project's data-gathering technology from a panel advising the Canadian government-mandated body in charge of getting it built.

(3) Microsoft shares slip after warning of coronavirus hit to supply chain
Shares of Microsoft Corp fell as much as 4% on Thursday after the company warned of weakness in its PC business due to a hit to its supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak, echoing similar statements from Apple Inc and HP .

(4) Peloton settles music publishers' lawsuit over songs used in workout videos
Peloton Interactive Inc has settled a lawsuit in which a music publishing trade group and 14 of its members accused the maker of stationary bicycles of streaming more than 2,400 songs without permission in its workout videos.

(5) Nokia shares rise on report of possible mergers, assets sales
Shares in Nokia Oyj rose in a falling market on Thursday, after Bloomberg News reported that the Finnish telecom network equipment maker was considering asset sales and mergers.























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Reuters: Top News
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:41:14 -0500
(1) No country will be spared, warn experts, as fight against coronavirus ramps up
No country should make the "fatal mistake" of assuming it will be spared the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, as governments from Iran to Australia raced to contain the epidemic's rapid global spread.

(2) Wall Street tumbles again on virus fears, confirming correction
Wall Street's main indexes plunged on Thursday in their sixth straight day of declines with the S&P 500 confirming its fastest correction in history as the rapid global spread of coronavirus intensified investor worries about economic growth.

(3) Battle rages over strategic Syrian town of Saraqeb as humanitarian catastrophe unfolds
Syrian rebels backed by Turkish forces said on Thursday they had recaptured the crossroads town of Saraqeb, marking a first big push-back of a Syrian government offensive.

(4) Turkey will no longer stop Syrian migrant flow to Europe: Turkish official
Turkey has decided to no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe by land and sea, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Thursday, in anticipation of the imminent arrival of refugees from Syria's Idlib where nearly a million have been displaced.

(5) German states report total of 20 new coronavirus cases
Four western German states reported a total of 20 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, a day after the federal health minister said the country is at the start of an epidemic.


























NPR News : NPR
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:46 -0500
(1) Overturned Cargo Ship Soon To Be Sliced Up And Removed From Georgia Sound
A massive 656-ft. cargo ship filled with thousands of new cars has been stuck, capsized off the Georgia coast for months. Now, crews are getting ready to dismantle the ship and remove it piecemeal.
(2) How The Brain Teases Apart A Song's Words And Music
Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.
(3) Schools Are Embracing Mindfulness, But Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect
One in 5 American children struggles with anxiety. To help students cope, more and more schools are turning to mindfulness — but the explosion of interest has some researchers advising caution.
(4) Pence's New Coronavirus Role Raises Questions About His Public Health Record
During Pence's governorship, an HIV outbreak occurred that some health experts say could have been prevented or lessened with a better response.
(5) Harry Styles On 'Fine Line,' Stevie Nicks And His Definition Of Success
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the pop superstar and former One Direction member about the creative and commercial pressure behind making his sophomore album.




















NPR World : NPR
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:46 -0500
(1) Coronavirus Outbreak In Iran Has Tehran Residents Doubting Government Response
On the street in Tehran, people are wondering if their country has the capacity to deal with the coronavirus outbreak — and whether news of it was suppressed.
(2) Scotland Poised To Become 1st Country To Make Period Products Free
In a few short years, Scotland has turned periods from a stigmatized subject to a selling point. The bill takes aim at "period poverty": when girls and women struggle to access menstrual products.
(3) Citing Climate Commitments, U.K. Court Blocks New Runway At Heathrow Airport
The Court of Appeal said the major international hub's plans for an additional runway failed to consider the government's pledges on carbon emissions. It's a big win for climate activists.
(4) Coronavirus Updates: Italy Reports 650 Cases And 17 Deaths
Italy says its cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus spiked by more than 50% in just 24 hours. Fears over the virus are forcing top-level soccer matches to be played without any fans present.
(5) 'Houses On The River Will Fall': Cambodia's Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong
A building boom in the Southeast Asian country has pushed up demand for sand in a river that 60 million people rely on.




















NPR National : NPR
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:46 -0500
(1) Bloomberg Spends Big Out West, Luring Staff To His Campaign
Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is opening offices across the Mountain West in places where Democrats have rarely competed. The hiring has sucked up talent away from rival campaigns.
(2) Reexamining Mike Pence's Record On Health Care As Indiana Governor
Vice President Pence is now in charge of U.S. coronavirus response, prompting a look back at his health record as Indiana governor facing an HIV outbreak, a drug epidemic and Medicaid expansion.
(3) Utah Government Poised To Decriminalize Polygamy
A bill to reduce polygamy from a felony to a misdemeanor is on the cusp of passing Utah's state legislature. Opponents say doing so would protect domestic abusers.
(4) From 'Steel City' To A Service Economy, Changing Times In Pueblo, Colo.
What does it mean to live in a booming economy? In Pueblo, Colo., good manufacturing jobs have turned into low-paying service jobs.
(5) Maine Referendum Could Bring Back Religious And Philosophical Exemptions For Vaccines
Maine voters will soon decide whether to repeal a new state law that eliminates non-medical exemptions for vaccines. The question pits personal freedom against public health.




















NPR Business : NPR
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:46 -0500
(1) As Stock Market Plunges For Coronavirus Panic, Advisers Say: Stay The Course
The stock market has been plummeting in recent days — on Thursday the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 1,200 points. Financial advisers are advising clients to not panic and stay the course.
(2) Clothing Retailers Explore An Alternative To Fast Fashion: Rentals
Buy or rent? That's becoming a question for manufacturers of more and more types of products. Now, fast fashion brands like H&M are trying to get in on the movement too.
(3) Citing Climate Commitments, U.K. Court Blocks New Runway At Heathrow Airport
The Court of Appeal said the major international hub's plans for an additional runway failed to consider the government's pledges on carbon emissions. It's a big win for climate activists.
(4) Dow Falls Nearly 1,200 Points; Stocks Now In Correction Territory
Stocks continued their downward slide on Thursday, with major indexes falling 10% below their recent peaks. Investors worry about the economic toll of a widening coronavirus epidemic.
(5) Better Late Than Never? Big Companies Scramble To Make Lofty Climate Promises
Pressure is mounting on CEOs as everyone from investors to employees sounds the alarm about the climate crisis. Some companies are responding, but even ambitious targets won't be enough on their own.





















NPR Science : NPR
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:46 -0500
(1) Scientists Find Speech And Music Live On Opposite Sides Of The Brain
Canadian scientists have shown that brain scans of people listening to songs found that an area in the left hemisphere decoded words while one in the right hemisphere decoded the melody.
(2) Climate Change May Make The Snapping Shrimp Snap Louder
Tiny snapping shrimp are among of the loudest animals in the ocean. And climate change could be making them louder, which affects a lot of other sea life.
(3) How The Brain Teases Apart A Song's Words And Music
Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.
(4) Trump White House Resists Calls To Appoint A Coronavirus Czar
Epidemic experts and Democratic politicians fault coordination of the response to the coronavirus outbreak and say what's needed is a czar. The White House disagrees.
(5) Trump Administration Pressed On Coronavirus Preparedness
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says there is "no plan" for potential outbreaks in the U.S. The White House says it has the situation "contained" and has requested emergency funding.




















NPR Your Money : NPR
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:46 -0500
(1) As Stock Market Plunges For Coronavirus Panic, Advisers Say: Stay The Course
The stock market has been plummeting in recent days — on Thursday the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 1,200 points. Financial advisers are advising clients to not panic and stay the course.
(2) Who Needs A Realtor? iBuyers Pay Instant Cash For Your House
Companies such as Opendoor, RedfinNow and Zillow will pay cash for your house and buy it quickly. New numbers show these types of sales are growing very quickly, but is it a good idea?
(3) Dow Drops 1,900 Points In 2 Days As Markets Sell Off On Fears Of Coronavirus Spread
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 879 points. That's on top of Monday's drop, when the Dow tumbled more than 1,000 points.
(4) Life Kit: How To Find The Right Mortgage
With rising home prices, many young people think they can't afford homes. But there are alternatives to the traditional 20% down payment, giving more people the opportunity of homeownership.
(5) It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay
The firm that staffed the emergency room with doctors at Nashville General Hospital was taking more patients to court for unpaid medical bills than any other hospital or practice in the city.





















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stocks
(1) Square emerges as a coronavirus hedge while other payment stocks get crushed
Square has been an outlier in this week's payment stock wreckage.
(2) JPMorgan says buy the dip, bank on Fed 'insurance' cuts
"Investors should not discount the benefit of announced and unannounced global policy responses that are likely to outlast the impact of COVID-19," the bank said.
(3) Speculative stocks Virgin Galactic, Tesla and Plug Power are cratering
Shares of Virgin Galactic and Tesla tanked on Thursday, reversing course after an especially strong period for the stocks.
(4) Here's how long stock market corrections last and how bad they can get
Here's what you need to know about how long and how severe the typical correction tends to be, according to CNBC and Goldman Sachs analysis.
(5) Your first trade for Thursday, February 27
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.





















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CNN.com - RSS Channel - HP Hero
(1) US markets posted another sharp selloff as worries about coronavirus mount
The Dow and S&P 500 fell into correction territory on Thursday amid a continued selloff of US stocks. Investors continue to fret over the coronavirus outbreak.

(2) Ebola czar calls White House's move an 'outrage'
The White House is requiring health officials to get approval before making public statements about the coronavirus, sources tell CNN. Ron Klain, who served as the Ebola response coordinator under President Obama, discusses the decision.

(3) Get caught up on the latest coronavirus updates

(4) Goldman Sachs: US companies will have zero 2020 profit growth
This was supposed to be the year that the bottom line of Corporate America rebounded after lackluster profit reports for most of 2019. But the coronavirus outbreak is threatening to end the earnings recovery before it even begins.

(5) Gupta on Trump's coronavirus claim: That's not true
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta fact-checks his exchange with President Donald Trump during a coronavirus press conference when Trump claimed the flu had higher death rates than the coronavirus.





















NYT > Top Stories
(1) Coronavirus Drives Stocks Down for 6th Day and Into Correction
The virus, which has now spread to 47 countries, has put pressure on businesses and supply chains around the world.
(2) U.S. Health Workers Responding to Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says
Team members were not properly trained, lacked necessary gear and moved freely around and off military bases where Americans were quarantined, a complaint says.
(3) Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases Soar in Middle East and Europe; 48 Countries Now Report Infections
Financial markets were pummeled by the bad news, and U.S. stocks saw their worst drop in years. In cases in Germany and California, the source of the infection is a mystery, indicating it is spreading in communities.
(4) Most Coronavirus Cases Are Mild. That’s Good and Bad News.
More than 80 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases are not severe, according to a large Chinese study. But mild symptoms could also make the epidemic harder to contain.
(5) Coronavirus in N.Y.: Growing Anxiety as Doctors Prepare for an Epidemic
No confirmed cases have appeared in the city or state, but officials have begun to brace for the possibility of a widespread outbreak.






















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Business
(1) New database aims to expose companies that make employees arbitrate sexual harassment claims
Shannon Coulter, who campaigned for the boycott of retailers carrying Trump family products, is turning her advocacy to corporate policies on sexual harassment complaints.
(2) Best Buy program gets shoppers to pay twice the list price on big-ticket items
Employees contend that “Progressive Leasing,” which is pitched to customers who don’t qualify for the electronics chain’s credit card, preys on financially vulnerable shoppers.
(3) Justice Department hints at legal action for Google over slow response to antitrust probe
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a rare, private rebuke of Google this week, faulting the tech giant for failing to turn over critical information to government officials who are investigating the search-and-advertising company for potential antitrust violations.
(4) Economic damage spreads as Europe confronts coronavirus
Along with disrupting major industries and turning trading screens red, the uncontrolled outbreak may also shake European politics by boosting nationalist sentiment.
(5) U.S. markets drop into correction territory, extending brutal week of losses
The Dow plunges more than 1,000 points, and all three major U.S. indexes post deep losses.




















FOX News
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(1) Sen. Rick Scott: The government must be transparent with the public regarding coronavirus

(2) Bernie Sanders and coronavirus combined dragging down stock market: Connell McShane
Fox Business co-anchor Connell McShane reported that there are two factors combined, the coronavirus outbreak and the looming possibility of a Bernie Sanders' presidency, which are driving historic losses in the U.S. stock markets.
(3) Mandy Moore reveals she nearly walked away from the entertainment industry
Mandy Moore is reflecting on a time in her life when she nearly left her career behind.  
(4) Sanders making gains with black voters ahead of South Carolina contest, top state officials say
South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman and a conservative U.S. senator here both agree that Sen. Bernie Sanders is resonating with African-American voters as Saturday’s Democratic presidential primary in the Palmetto State closes in.
(5) Ronna McDaniel warns Democrats would face ‘civil war’ if Sanders sabotaged
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel warned at the Conservative Political Action conference Thursday that Democrats will face a “civil war” should the party try to sabotage frontrunner Bernie Sanders for the nomination.




















Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:39:29 -0500
(1) Nektar: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

(2) Gulfport Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

(3) Daughter of Mexico drug lord 'El Mencho' busted trying to see brother 'El Menchito' in court

Daughter of Mexico drug lord 'El Mencho' busted trying to see brother 'El Menchito' in courtJessica Oseguera Gonzalez was arrested on the property of the federal courthouse in Washington on Wednesday, law enforcement officials told NBC News.



(4) INTERVIEW-Beware of the 'human cost' of going green, UK teen activist says

(5) ‘Heavily armed’ man abducted 3 children, police say. Amber Alert issued in Georgia

‘Heavily armed’ man abducted 3 children, police say. Amber Alert issued in GeorgiaThe children were abducted near I-95 close to the border with Florida.























Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:39:29 -0500
(1) Panera Bread's new coffee subscription program offers unlimited coffee for $8.99 a month

Panera Bread's new coffee subscription program offers unlimited coffee for $8.99 a monthPanera’s new coffee subscription program offers unlimited hot and iced coffee and hot tea for $8.99 a month. Here's how to sign up.



(2) Eastside Distilling's Azuñia Tequila Brand Wins Distillery of the Year Awards

Eastside Distilling's Azuñia Tequila Brand Wins Distillery of the Year AwardsEastside Distilling's (NASDAQ: EAST) Azuñia tequila brand's distillery won two significant awards. Azuñia's Rancho Miravalle family-owned-and-operated farm and distillery located in Amatitán, Mexico, which exclusively makes and exports Azuñia's tequila lineup, was awarded as the Organic Distillery of the year for 2019 at The New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC). Also, the brand has been recognized by peers and competitors in Mexico as the National Museum of Tequila's Distillery of the Year for 2019, awarded by the International College of Master Distillers – one of the highest honors a tequila maker can win in Mexico.



(3) Varian to Attend Upcoming Investor Events

Varian to Attend Upcoming Investor EventsVarian (NYSE: VAR) today announced that J. Michael Bruff, chief financial officer and Anshul Maheshwari, vice president, investor relations and treasurer will be participating in the following investor conferences:



(4) Baidu Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Baidu Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 ResultsBaidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) ("Baidu" or the "Company"), a leading search engine, knowledge and information centered Internet platform and AI company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019[1].



(5) Dell's data center business drags on fourth quarter revenue

Dell's data center business drags on fourth quarter revenueDell had flagged concerns of weakness in its data centre business in the third quarter, saying that demand will "remain challenged". Revenue from the company's infrastructure solutions group, that houses its data centre business, fell more than 11% to $8.76 billion in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, missing estimates of $9.61 billion. Earlier in December, Dell said slower demand in China, caused by trade restrictions, will continue to impact its results into fiscal 2021.























Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:39:30 -0500
(1) Trump turns to Pence to calm fears over coronavirus, but leaves many questions unanswered

Trump turns to Pence to calm fears over coronavirus, but leaves many questions unansweredPresident Trump announced that he was putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to coronavirus.



(2) As coronavirus cases surge, the U.S. military prepares for possible pandemic

As coronavirus cases surge, the U.S. military prepares for possible pandemicAs the novel coronavirus continues to spread beyond China, the U.S. military announced its first confirmed case and commanders across the globe braced for the worst.



(3) Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years

Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 yearsHenri Michelle Piette kidnapped his victim in 1997 when she was 12 and subjected her to nearly 20 years of physical and sexual abuse before she escaped.



(4) Mexico president ties shootout dead to drug consumption

Mexico president ties shootout dead to drug consumptionPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested Wednesday without offering evidence that most of those who die in Mexico's cartel- and gang-fueled firefights are high on drugs or intoxicated, prompting criticism and questions about whether the claim was accurate. Speaking to journalists in his morning news conference, López Obrador said rising drug consumption rates must be reversed if the country is to guarantee peace and security after years of rising, record-setting homicide statistics. “Just so you have the number, 60% of those who lose their life each day, 60% of those killed in clashes, it is shown that they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but primarily drugs,” the president continued.



(5) Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger

Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in DangerIran’s deputy health minister was drenched in sweat at the press conference on Monday where he vehemently denied Tehran was covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak. He kept wiping his brow with his handkerchief and was in visible distress as he said quarantines were a “Stone Age” way to address the problem, and Iran doesn’t need them. Then, sure enough, that night he tested positive for the virus himself and put himself in quarantine. The irony of Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi’s case would be funny almost, were Iran’s conspicuous bungling of the coronavirus threat not a menace to the whole region and, indeed, to the world. As The Daily Beast’s partner publication, IranWire, revealed in an exclusive report Thursday, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has tried to address the epidemic by telling doctors to shut up about it, much as Chinese authorities in Wuhan did, disastrously, when the disease was just starting to spread last December.The “official figures” from Iran give the game away. At last count, 16 people have died from COVID-19, but only 95 cases had been confirmed. As Wired UK points out, that would be a death rate of about 17 percent, when the data available from China, where there are huge numbers to work with, suggests the death rate is closer to 2 percent. The statistics don’t add up. Canadian researchers cited by Wired suggest the Iran outbreak probably involves more than 18,000 people, and counting.* * *SILENCING THE DOCTORS* * *Following is the full IranWire article written by Aida Ghajar:IranWire can exclusively report that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have threatened Iranian medical specialists with reprisals if any of them were to disclose information regarding the spread of coronavirus in Iran.A group of specialist doctors met with Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi on Feb. 22, during which they reported on the latest findings regarding the spread of coronavirus in Tehran and other Iranian cities. But soon after the meeting, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) approached the doctors through the health ministry’s security office and warned the doctors not to leak any information from their discussions. The doctors were told that, if any details did leak, they would be held responsible and would suffer the consequences.Despite these threats, the information received by IranWire shows the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak, especially in Tehran. The doctors who were present at the meeting offered Harirchi their assessment of the official news and figures and told him that the figures published by the government do not match the reality of the situation.As one of these doctors—whose name is withheld because of the threats from the Revolutionary Guards—told IranWire: “The statistics published by the government have nothing to do with reality of the situation and the number of infections is much higher than what the media reports. If things go on like this and if the Islamic Republic does not cooperate with the World Health Organization, we must expect a great disaster in the coming months and, only in Tehran, tens of thousands will be infected by coronavirus. This scientific estimate does not even include other epicenters like Qom. If we cannot come up with a framework to cooperate with the World Health Organization, our situation will become many times worse than in China.”This doctor pointed out that, right now, a number of clinics in Tehran have been quarantined and the government’s attempts to keep the reality of the situation a secret is a “crime” in the legal sense of the word.“Refusing to divulge real information to Iranians and to the international community is officially a crime because it endangers the lives of people not only in Iran but in other countries as well.”Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus So Seriously He Just Put Mike Pence in ChargeIn many countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Canada, Iraq, Turkey, and Lebanon, the first cases of coronavirus infections were brought in by Iranian citizens or by travelers who had visited Iran. This has led many countries to close their borders with Iran, in the air and on the ground.According to this doctor, the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran occurred just after the outbreak in China. “But the problem started when we did not recognize that this virus is the same as China’s coronavirus,” the doctor said. “We made a mistake when we identified it as a variant of influenza viruses.… But, after it became known that it had been a mistake, [officials] continued as before and did not disclose the facts.”* * *THE GOVERNMENT IS CLUELESS* * *The doctor said Iran’s government has no plans for containing the crisis. Officials have “no other choice except secrecy,” he added. “This will disgrace the Islamic Republic, if it becomes known that its government is clueless. But this can lead to a humanitarian disaster.”According to this doctor, after the meeting with the health minister was over, the Revolutionary Guards contacted each doctor who had been at the meeting. “They told us that we will be held responsible for even the smallest leak. But I could not keep silent anymore,” he said.On Monday, two days after the meeting and after the doctors were threatened, Gen. Hossein Salami, the top commander of the Revolutionary Guards, called Health Minister Saeed Namaki and announced that the Guards were ready to provide any and all assistance in fighting coronavirus and preventing its spread.On Feb. 25, in a televised speech, President Hassan Rouhani asked people to trust only statements by the health ministry for information about coronavirus.The Iranian Cyber Police have meanwhile reported that they have arrested a number of “rumor-mongers” about coronavirus since Feb. 21. Gen. Hossein Rahimi, commander of Tehran’s Cyber Police, announced the arrests.“Persons who want to create trouble for the people by spreading rumors and lying in cyberspace must know that the police surveils their behavior and will act against them decisively,” he said.Earlier on Feb. 21, Gholamreza Jalali, commander of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, accused foreign media of “creating panic” by publishing inaccurate or misleading figures about coronavirus infections. He emphasized that coronavirus must not be turned into a “political crisis.”Jalali is the same official who, after floods had inundated many parts of Iran in early 2019, made strange statements about extreme weather, accusing Israel of “cloud stealing.” He claimed that “joint committees of Turkey and Israel” had stolen moisture and snow from the clouds over Iran.With the Islamic Republic and the Revolutionary Guards turning the coronavirus outbreak into a security issue, by treating infection figures as state secrets, by arresting people for “rumor mongering” and, now by threatening doctors whose duty is to tell the truth about infectious diseases, it seems the experts may be proved right about the likelihood of a humanitarian disaster. If the Islamic Republic continues in this way, we must expect a much bigger disaster than what is happening in China—not only for Iranians but for the world.The Russian Models Instagramming From China's Coronavirus CapitalRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.























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(1) Feds cite new evidence against former Mexico security chief
Federal prosecutors say they have uncovered new evidence against Mexico's former top security official since charging him with accepting millions of dollars in bribes to protect the notorious Sinaloa cartel
(2) What's happening: Virus forges on, as world hunts solutions
The world is scrambling to get on top of the new coronavirus outbreak that has spread from its epicenter in China to most corners of the planet
(3) People rescued after water main break floods Houston freeway
Houston officials say emergency crews rescued stranded drivers from the roofs of their vehicles after a water main break flooded a freeway
(4) Milwaukee police search house in wake of brewery shooting
Police are searching a home on Milwaukee's north side as they hunt for clues about why an employee at one of the nation's largest breweries gunned down five co-workers before killing himself
(5) Investors' growing fears about virus outbreak sends Dow Jones Industrial Average down about 1,200 points
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(1) Dow plunges another 1,000 points on coronavirus fears
The blue-chip stock index and S&P 500 both slide into "correction" territory as investors sweat over pandemic risks.


(2) New coronavirus case may be 1st sign of "community spread" in U.S.
President appeals for calm and puts Pence in charge of America's response as the WHO chief worries about mushrooming outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

(3) 96-year-old WWII vet plays "Star Spangled Banner" on harmonica at West Point
96-year-old Pete DuPre takes his trusty harmonica everywhere – and he just played it at West Point. The WWII veteran was invited to play the "Star Spangled Banner" before the Army-Navy basketball game, something he was honored to do.

(4) Trump campaign looks to gain support from African American voters
The Trump campaign announced plans to open more than a dozen "community centers" in battleground states in an effort to attract African American voters. Politico White House reporter Gabby Orr joins CBSN to discuss the campaign's newest efforts.

(5) Roughly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, 10% very much so, CDC says
The trend continues in the wrong direction, a CDC expert says, bringing with it all the health problems obesity could lead to.





















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(1) 5-on-5: Bold predictions on NBA awards and more
Our NBA experts answer the big questions about the MVP race and other awards.
(2) Sources: Brady open to new home in free agency
Tom Brady is set on entering free agency and believes the process could lead to a new team, sources told ESPN.
(3) Source: Suns' Oubre could miss rest of season
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(4) Cowboy Up: Bumgarner solid in D-backs debut
Madison Bumgarner showed the Arizona Diamondbacks he's more than a rodeo star.
(5) Ortiz estate sale ranges from baseball to decor
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(1) Market Extra: This stock has scored the biggest boost from the coronavirus outbreak — but the company has been out of business for years
To call it a case of mistaken identity might be underselling it, but shares of Zoom Technologies have been practically, er, zooming higher amid the recent rally in the popular videoconferencing company Zoom Video Communications which went public back last year to much fanfare.

(2) Market Extra: S&P 500 tumbles from record to correction in just 6 trading days as stock-market rout accelerates
The S&P 500 moved from all-time closing high to correction territory in record speed as a stock-market selloff attributed to fears the rapid spread of COVID-19 outside China could produce a global economic shock.

(3) Market Snapshot: Stocks tumble for sixth straight day, finish in correction territory, on fears coronavirus will slow economy
U.S. stocks extended sharp losses for a sixth straight day Thursday, with benchmark indexes finishing in correction territory. as the global coronvirus epidemic disrupted international trade and travel.

(4) Diary of a quarantined American in coronavirus-era China
How weeks became months stuck indoors for MarketWatch columnist Tanner Brown.

(5) Beyond Meat earnings: Shares rise, then fall, on mixed results
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(1) Amazon Prime competitor Walmart+ reportedly in testing phase - CNET

The retail giant has been testing the paid membership service for over a year, a report says.


(2) Baldur's Gate 3: First impressions of a dice-filled fantasy - CNET

The makers of Divinity: Original Sin step into this classic PC gaming franchise and make it their own.


(3) FCC readies hefty fines to carriers for not protecting consumer location data - CNET

The Wall Street Journal reports AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon could face hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.


(4) New tech coming to rid your car of viruses - Roadshow

The global coronavirus outbreak is a reminder that cars can be germ-filled places. Here are some precautions you can take now.


(5) Tesla China has more to worry about than coronavirus - Roadshow

Sales data shows buyers hadn't flocked to the brand even before COVID-19 put the brakes on local car buying.

(6) WWE Super ShowDown 2020: Results, Goldberg wins, match ratings and full recap - CNET

We've got a new Universal Champion.


(7) Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Camera is amazing but battery life and design aren't - CNET

Excellent camera features aren't quite enough to overcome an awkward design, questionable battery performance and a sky-high price. Cheaper Galaxy S20 models will have broader appeal.


(8) Melting glacier triggers deadly flood at the foot of Machu Picchu - CNET

An avalanche from the heights of the Andes sent chaos far downstream in Peru.


(9) Best gaming PCs for 2020 - CNET

From cheapies that can just about handle HD to 4K monsters, we'll help you navigate the terrain.


(10) Subaru Crosstrek to get new engine with more power, report says - Roadshow

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(1) How bad is the coronavirus-sparked stock-market selloff? — the Dow industrials weekly skid would rank within its top 20 in its 124-year history - MarketWatch

  1. How bad is the coronavirus-sparked stock-market selloff? — the Dow industrials weekly skid would rank within its top 20 in its 124-year history  MarketWatch
  2. Watch live Dow feed: U.S. markets sink into correction territory over coronavirus fears  Washington Post
  3. Dow down 616 points, 10% below record high they set two weeks ago  KSL.com
  4. Here's how long stock market corrections last and how bad they can get  CNBC
  5. Wall Street flirts with correction amid pandemic fears  Investing.com
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(2) US-South Korean combined military drill postponed over coronavirus outbreak - CNN

  1. US-South Korean combined military drill postponed over coronavirus outbreak  CNN
  2. Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases Soar in Middle East and Europe; 48 Countries Now Report Infections  The New York Times
  3. Live updates: Fears grow of a coronavirus pandemic as markets stumble again; Japan shuts schools  The Washington Post
  4. Why the WHO Won't Call the Coronavirus a Pandemic  Bloomberg
  5. Hospitals preparing for coronavirus outbreak in U.S.  CBS Evening News
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(3) Molson Coors Shooting in Milwaukee: What We Know - The New York Times

  1. Molson Coors Shooting in Milwaukee: What We Know  The New York Times
  2. 6 dead, including gunman, after mass shooting at Milwaukee brewery  ABC News
  3. Multiple People Killed In Milwaukee Molson Coors Mass Shooting | NBC Nightly News  NBC News
  4. Molson Coors shooting: If Milwaukee has a heart, it just took a bullet  Los Angeles Times
  5. Wisconsin brewery shooting immediately politicized by anti-gun Democrats like Elizabeth Warren  Washington Examiner
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(4) The 31 wildest lines from Donald Trump's self-congratulatory coronavirus press conference - CNN

  1. The 31 wildest lines from Donald Trump's self-congratulatory coronavirus press conference  CNN
  2. Coronavirus gets political: Trump, Dems exchange barbs as US prepares for potential crisis  Fox News
  3. Trump announces VP Pence will lead US government response to coronaviru  ABC News
  4. Let’s Call It Trumpvirus  The New York Times
  5. Trump’s Coronavirus Press Conference Wasn’t Exactly Reassuring  Bloomberg
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(5) Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials - The New York Times

Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials  The New York TimesView Full Coverage on Google News
(6) Congress Nears Bipartisan Funding Plan To Address Growing Coronavirus Threat - NPR

Congress Nears Bipartisan Funding Plan To Address Growing Coronavirus Threat  NPR
(7) California is monitoring at least 8,400 people for the coronavirus - CNBC

  1. California is monitoring at least 8,400 people for the coronavirus  CNBC
  2. If coronavirus spreads within the US, here's how daily life might change  CNN
  3. Coronavirus case with unknown source confirmed in California  kwwl.com
  4. Coronavirus Patient in California Was Not Tested for Days  The New York Times
  5. New US coronavirus case's origin is unknown, CDC says  CNN
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(8) Lori Vallow, mother of missing Idaho kids, denied bail reduction, held on $5M bond before extradition - Fox News

  1. Lori Vallow, mother of missing Idaho kids, denied bail reduction, held on $5M bond before extradition  Fox News
  2. Lori Vallow, mother of missing children, will be returned to Idaho  msnNOW
  3. Mother of missing kids to be extradited back to Idaho from Hawaii  CBS This Morning
  4. Judge refuses to reduce $5 million bail for Lori Vallow, Idaho mom of 2 missing children  AOL
  5. Lori Vallow waives extradition, will return to Idaho to face charges connected to missing children  KTVB
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(9) 'Pelosi is incompetent': Trump says speaker 'trying to create a panic' by attacking his coronavirus knowledge - Washington Examiner

  1. 'Pelosi is incompetent': Trump says speaker 'trying to create a panic' by attacking his coronavirus knowledge  Washington Examiner
  2. Trump says Pelosi trying to create 'panic' with coronavirus comments  Fox News
  3. Trump keeps his coronavirus news conference focused on one high-risk patient: Himself  The Washington Post
  4. Nancy Pelosi calls stock market plunge 'disturbing' as she pushes for coronavirus funding  CNBC
  5. Fox Host Says Democrats' Criticism of Trump Response to Coronavirus Is 'Drumming Up' Market Panic  Newsweek
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(10) Mike Bloomberg’s New York City mayoral record, from 9/11 to stop and frisk, explained - Vox.com

  1. Mike Bloomberg’s New York City mayoral record, from 9/11 to stop and frisk, explained  Vox.com
  2. De Blasio blasts Bloomberg on 'Hannity': 'He's got no clue what everyday people are going through'  Fox News
  3. Bloomberg says he nearly eliminated stop-and-frisk as mayor. But he fought for it to the end.  NBC News
  4. The Case for Mike Bloomberg  The New York Times
  5. Bloomberg and charters: Not quite what it seems  New York Daily News
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 NYT > Movies
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:45:18 +0000


(1) ‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Gaslight Nation, Domestic Edition

Elisabeth Moss stars in a scary update on the H.G. Wells classic that trades science-fiction shivers for #MeToo horror.
(2) ‘Wendy’ Review: Where Playtime Goes On … and On
In his follow-up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” the director Benh Zeitlin puts his own spin on the tale of Peter Pan.
(3) ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Review: ‘The Big Lebowski’ Character Is on a …
John Turturro, who also directs, returns as the purple bowling virtuoso from the 1998 Coen brothers’ film.

(4) There’s No Dark Universe Anymore, Just One Monster After Another
The box-office dud “The Mummy” sank Universal’s hopes for a grand franchise. But the studio is rebooting it on a smaller scale, starting with “The Invisible Man.”
(5) Harvey Weinstein Is Going to Prison. But That’s Just a Starting Point.
Now that the movie mogul has been convicted, Hollywood’s culture of secrecy and exploitation — and the cynicism that fuels it — needs to be blown up.

(6) ‘The Whistlers’ Review: From Bucharest With Ambivalence
The Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu tries out a new tune with this elaborate international caper movie.
(7) ‘Disappearance at Clifton Hill’ Review: A Childhood Trauma Resurfaces
David Cronenberg resurfaces, too, where you least expect him, in this dread-dredged thriller.

(8) ‘Burden’ Review: A White Supremacist’s Change of Heart
Garrett Hedlund stars as a beleaguered Klan member in this heavy-handed yet worthwhile true-life redemption drama.
(9) ‘Call of the Wild’ Casts a Digital Star. Is He a Good Dog?
Filmmakers created their lead canine using computer generated imagery. But the question remains whether audiences will be on board.

(10) Steven Seagal Settles Charges of Unlawfully Promoting Cryptocurrency
The Securities and Exchange Commission said that the actor was paid to promote the initial coin offering for a cryptocurrency company but did not properly disclose the agreement.

































 
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 NYT > Science > Space & Cosmos
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:45:19 +0000


(1) A New Mini-Moon Was Found Orbiting Earth. There Will Be More.

The object, a car-size asteroid called 2020 CD3, won’t be here for long, and new telescopes will help us spot more of these objects.
(2) An Orbital Rendezvous Demonstrates a Space Junk Solution
Two satellites docked together high above Earth on Tuesday, successfully extending the life of one that was running out of fuel.
(3) China’s Rover Finds Layers of Surprise Under Moon’s Far Side
The Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the lunar far side, is demonstrating the promise and peril of using ground-penetrating radar in planetary science.

(4) Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Featured in 'Hidden Figures,' Dies at 101
She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”
(5) From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan
The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.

(6) The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star
The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.
(7) We’ve Never Seen the Sun’s Top or Bottom. Solar Orbiter Will Change That.
The NASA-European Space Agency spacecraft, which launched Sunday, will spend the next decade closely observing the sun.

(8) OneWeb Launches 34 Satellites as Astronomers Fear Radio Chatter
Like SpaceX, the company aims to build a constellation of internet satellites, but its orbiters could interfere with telescopes on Earth.
(9) Christina Koch Lands on Earth, and Crosses a Threshold for Women in Space
The astronaut completed three all-female spacewalks and set a record for time in space, but you should remember her for much more.

(10) NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Ends 16-Year Mission of Discovery
NASA’s Spitzer space telescope spotted 7 Earth-size worlds orbiting another star, a new ring around Saturn and many more wonders in space.

































 NYT > Sports
Last updated Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:45:20 +0000


(1) Frustrated Fans Ask the Mets: Can We Venmo You?

In response to the thrifty team’s decision not to pursue costly players and coaches this off-season, fans bombarded the Mets’ general manager with small cash payments on the app.
(2) UEFA Warns Staff of Safety Concerns Amid Manchester City Backlash
European soccer’s governing body has ordered its employees to keep a low profile at matches involving Manchester City as fans fume over the club’s Champions League ban.
(3) Grappling With Coronavirus, Tokyo Olympic Leaders Have No Good Options
The I.O.C. and the organizers in Tokyo have alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer in Japan. They just aren’t very appealing.

(4) Maria Sharapova Wants to Be Clear: She Is Retiring From Tennis, Not Quitting
Sharapova, 32, called perseverance her “greatest tool” but said it had ultimately worked against her as she tried to push through recurring injuries and revive a brilliant career.
(5) Leon Rose to Take Over as Knicks President Soon
Rose, known for representing high-profile players such as Carmelo Anthony, is expected to assume the new role on March 1 in a bid to revitalize a struggling franchise.

(6) Zion Williamson’s Time Is Now
Despite a loss to LeBron James and the mighty Lakers, the Pelicans rookie has his team in the playoff chase.
(7) Australian Rules Football Confronts C.T.E.
For years, leaders of Australia’s national sport have tried to play down connections between their sport and degenerative brain diseases. Now one of the game’s legends was found to have had C.T.E.

(8) After Hitting a ‘Very Dark Spot,’ Angels Are Ready for a Reset
The death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs defined 2019 for the Los Angeles Angels. Now they have a new manager and reasons to hope that they will be up for the ordinary challenges of baseball.
(9) Coping With Kobe Grief: ‘There’s No Giving Advice on This’
In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein explores coping with grief by talking with the Yankees great Reggie Jackson, a Kobe Bryant fan whose teammate died in a plane crash in the 1970s.

(10) Deontay Wilder’s Costume Was Heavyweight Camp
The boxer’s elaborate entrance outfit was “Dr. Octagon Stages a Coup in Westeros.” It was “Daft Punk Jetpacks to Wakanda.” But he felt like it cost him the match.

































 
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