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Afghanistan saw violence against civilians rise despite peace negotiations – UN report

A UN report has laid out the “terrible suffering endured by Afghan citizens” throughout 2020, despite peace talks taking place, leaving the country as one of the “deadliest places in the world” for a civilian. Read Full Article at

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook retiring from NHL due to injuries

From December 2019 to February 2020, Seabrook underwent several surgeries on both of his hips and his right shoulder. He has a long-term issue with his right hip that is preventing him from returning to the ice. 

Bears TE Jimmy Graham walked away 'unscathed' from rollover car accident

Graham is not considered at fault for what happened and did not want to be looked over by first responders after the accident.

One dose of Sputnik V is enough for strong immune response in people previously infected with Covid-19, Argentina study claims

People who already had the coronavirus show rapid immune response to Sputnik V and may require just one shot of the Russian jab during vaccination, a study in Buenos Aires found. Read Full Article at

‘It’s the Cuomo way’: MORE aides describe ‘cult’ workplace as top NY Democrat says governor should quit if new accusers speak out

Numerous former staffers for Andrew Cuomo have described the toxic and cult-like work environment they worked under amidst the governor’s multiple worsening scandals, including three accusations of sexual harassment. Read Full Article at

SoftBank makes mountains of cash off of human laziness

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was yet anot

Understanding how investors value growth in 2021

We’re not digging into another IPO filing today. You can read all about AppLovin’s filing here, or ThredUp’s document here. This morning, instead, we’re talking about an old favorite: software valuations. The folks over at Battery Vent

YC-backed Pangea discusses growth, fundraising ahead of demo day

Pangea, a marketplace startup that wants to connect college freelancers and companies in need of digital help, is seeing its growth rate accelerate as it races toward the impending Y Combinator demo day. It’s traditional around this time that startups i

Hawaii hotel leaders, union push for vaccine eligibility

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii hotel leaders and a hotel workers union are urging the state to designate hospitality workers as frontline essential workers. The state Department of Health has said that most hotel workers will have to wait a little longer to be vaccin

Creator of Tom Cruise deepfakes shares how he made those viral TikTok videos - CNET

It took a lot more work than the average person could handle, says visual effects artist Chris Ume.

Ford's compact pickup truck begins production in Mexico, report says - Roadshow

This is almost certainly the oft-rumored Maverick compact truck, which will sit under the Ranger.

Why Yellowstone, Paramount's biggest show, isn't on Paramount Plus - CNET

ViacomCBS is betting Yellowstone is more valuable off Paramount Plus than on it.

Those popular Tom Cruise deepfakes on TikTok are unsettlingly realistic - CNET

Tons of people are watching the creepy videos of the Mission: Impossible star. You'd think they were genuine if you didn't know. And maybe even if you did.

Porsche Taycan convertible? If demand's there, it very well may happen - Roadshow

Porsche's product chief named a number of Taycan EVs we could see. It just depends on what buyers want.

Carlin confirms Chilton’s IndyCar schedule for 2021

This will mark Chilton’s sixth season in the NTT IndyCar Series, and his fourth with the Carlin team after spending the first two years of his IndyCar career with Chip Ganassi Racing.The former Formula 1 driver trimmed his IndyCar schedule in 2019 after fai

Schumacher: No added pressure from father's legacy for F1 debut

After clinching the FIA Formula 2 title in 2020, Ferrari-backed Schumacher is graduating to F1 with Haas in 2021, 30 years after his father's debut in 1991 with Jordan.Michael Schumacher went on to become the most successful driver in history with seven worl

Celtics star Jayson Tatum still not 'back to normal' after battle with COVID-19

Tatum tested positive for the coronavirus on Jan. 9 and missed five games. He returned to the Celtics lineup on Jan. 25 and has had difficulty finding consistency since then.

Hypergiant Star Canis Majoris

This artist's impression of hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris shows the star's vast convection cells and violent ejections.

Hong Kong activists granted bail after prosecutors drop appeal against release

Four members of the group of 47 Hong Kong activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion have been granted bail after prosecutors dropped an appeal against a decision to temporarily release them. Read Full Article at

Deal with Russia ‘as it is’ says Estonian president, arguing in favor of greater cooperation with shared neighbor on Baltic visit

During a trip to neighboring Latvia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has urged European diplomats to pursue more constructive relationships with Moscow, insisting that doing so need not be at the expense of their ‘values’. Read Full Article at

German intelligence blocked from spying on right-wing AfD party after designation as ‘suspected’ extremists

The BfV, Germany’s domestic intelligence service, cannot spy on the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under the authority they have to fight extremism, a court has said in an emergency injunction. Read Full Article at

‘He’s two years old’: Furious ex-UFC champ Garbrandt ‘kicked off US flight because of facemask issue with young son’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has posted angry videos to social media claiming he and his two-year-old son were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight because of a facemask issue involving the youngster. Read Full Article at

Top Tweets: Kyle Rudolph pens farewell to Vikings fans

FOX Sports North compiles the top tweets and Instagram posts from the past week.

Top Tweets: J.J. Watt signs with Cardinals, cites himself as source

FOX Sports Wisconsin compiles the top tweets and Instagram posts from the past week.

'This is Klan territory': Mississippi school asks students to 'pretend' to be slaves in writing task

I was hoping the end of Black History Month would mean the end to drive-by reinventions of Black history meant to pacify white people, but oh was I wrong. Eighth-graders at a Mississippi middle school were asked to “pretend” like they were slaves “

Josh Hawley was right to worry, because the FBI really is reading his communications with insurgents

America watched the events of the January riot and insurgency occur in real time. They saw Trump supporters pushing down police lines to swarm the Capitol grounds. Then watched as those Trump supporters swarmed up the Capitol steps. Watched them smash throug

Walter Gretzky, father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky played a significant role in Wayne's hockey career. He served as his son's personal coach growing up, helping him focus on anticipating the action and refining his shooting skills. 

MFs trustees haven't done a good job, says former Sebi chief Damodaran

Every mistake that catches the regulator's attention is a mistake that has gone past the trustees, who didn't notice it or noticed but did not do anything about it, he says

London warns Italy export ban on Covid-19 vaccine to Australia 'endangers global efforts to fight virus'

London has warned Brussels that export bans on Covid-19 doses to non-EU countries threaten the global jab rollout, after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine reaching Australia. Read Full Article at

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns

The French authorities have vowed to increase their presence on the streets this weekend as France struggles to enforce a 6pm-6am curfew amid soaring Covid-19 infections across the country and in the capital. Read Full Article at

Republican senator forces clerks to read Biden’s Covid bill for TEN HOURS, in last-ditch effort to block

Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has infuriated Democrats by demanding that Senate clerks read each and every page of Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Covid-19 relief bill aloud. To some Dems, bills are better passed with no debate. Read Full Article at

IT sector sales up 5.2% in Q3: RBI data

The data is drawn from abridged quarterly financial results of 2,692 listed non-government non-financial (NGNF) companies.

WandaVision season finale recap: Marvel show's ending and postcredits scenes explained - CNET

After diving into Wanda's grief, it's time to take on Agatha. Stick around for mid- and post-credit scenes.

Soundpeats says its $28 true wireless earbuds are better than Samsung Galaxy Buds. Are they? - CNET

The company was so confident, it sent me both products to compare -- and offered Cheapskate readers a $22 discount. Here's what happened.

From PS5 to Ford F-150: How a global chip shortage is 'impacting everything' - CNET

Cristiano Amon, incoming CEO of chipmaker Qualcomm, warns in an interview with CNET that the shortage may not end until late 2021.

Report: Dolphins trying to trade Kyle Van Noy before releasing him

Van Noy is set to earn $12.5 million in 2021, which could make it challenging to find a trade partner with a decreased salary cap.

Washington Football Team, Giants could show interest in Allen Robinson?

Robinson has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in the league since joining Chicago in 2018. He has recorded back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons, catching 200 passes for 2,397 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Mississippi school assignment asks students to 'pretend' to be slaves and write back home to Africa

I was hoping the end of Black History Month would mean the end to drive-by reinventions of Black history meant to pacify white people, but oh was I wrong. Eighth-graders at a Mississippi middle school were asked to “pretend” like they were slaves “

Democracy on the line: Senate Democrats can't let Trump's Big Lie become a zombie lie

Do either Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema or Joe Manchin want to be remembered as the Strom Thurmond of their time?

The Latest: AP poll: Americans back Biden's virus response

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden has a 60% approval rating of his job performance from Americans and even more backing for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Sup
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