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The Latest: Brazil’s capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s capital has entered a two-week lockdown, joining several states in adopting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as intensive care beds begin to fill in some important cities. At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Thursday was Brazil’s deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,541 deaths confirmed from the virus. So far 254,000 people have died ov...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Europe, Business, England, Milan, London, Washington, France, China, Germany, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, Africa, Uncategorized


“Sinister” Russian Speculation Plus A Subtle Shot At Detroit

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, We have already moved past it, haven’t we, onto the next story in a life replete with endless news cycles and an inexhaustible amount of fodder over which to be outraged and/or titillated? Except for Artemi Panarin, his wife, Alysa Znarok, and their families living in Russia, that is. The scandal here is not that Panarin was charged with having assaulted an 18-year-old woman in Latvia in 2011 by an unreliable third party with personal and po...
Tags: New York Post, Russia, Sport, Latvia, Detroit, Steve Yzerman, Red Wings, Artemi Panarin, Panarin, Yzerman, Larry Brooks, Andrei Nazarov, Alysa Znarok


Russian diplomats push their way out of North Korea

[vemba-video id=”world/2021/02/26/russian-diplomats-exit-north-korea-handcar-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”] By Paula Hancock | CNN Eight employees of Russia’s Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory. North Korea’s borders have been effectively locked down for months as part of the Kim Jong Un regime’s efforts ...
Tags: News, North Korea, China, Russia, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, Kim, Pyongyang, Embassy, Air Koryo, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Interfax, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula


Biden says airstrikes in Syria warn Iran to ‘be careful’

By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns and Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences for its support of militia groups that threaten U.S. interests or personnel. “You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several building...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Austin, Britain, Soccer, Pentagon


Oilers’ Kahun Gets the Spotlight in Comeback Win Over Canucks

Dominik Kahun stepped to the forefront in the Edmonton Oilers’ come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the host Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old left-winger scored twice and had a chance at the hat trick when he was on the ice in the dying seconds with Vancouver’s net empty, as Edmonton coach Dave Tippett entrusted him with helping preserve the lead. With two goals, Dominik Kahun sparked the #Oilers comeback & is last night's Gatorade Performer of the Ga...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Sport, Chicago, Canada, Vancouver, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks


Thoughts On Hockey

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, - Seeing Paul Byron (two more years, $6.8 million in cash) and Adam Henrique (three more years, $17.5 million) clear waivers sends two very clear messages. First, there aren’t many teams interested in taking on money. Second, this summer will not be a bonanza — don’t bet on a free-agent windfall. - In 2019–20, there were 175 Professional Hockey Writers Association voters for the Hart, Norris, Calder, Selke and Byng: 88 from the United States; 82 fr...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Chicago, Canada, United States, Finland, Detroit, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Coyotes, Paul Byron, Elliotte Friedman, Adam Henrique, Steve Sullivan, Professional Hockey Writers Association


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Russia, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Cia


Artemi Panarin Taking A Leave Of Absence

from Mollie Walker of the New York Post, New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team in wake of a politically motivated article from Russia, in which his former Vityaz head coach alleges that the ex-forward of the Moscow Region club beat an 18-year-old girl in Riga, Latvia in 2011, The Post’s Larry Brooks reported Monday morning. Andrei Nazarov, who is currently the head coach of the KHL’s Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, has repeatedly criticized Panarin f...
Tags: Post, New York, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sport, Rangers, New York Rangers, Artemi Panarin, Panarin, Riga Latvia, KHL, Larry Brooks, Moscow Region, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Vityaz


Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, vowed on Monday to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is widely expected to sail through his confirmation p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


Novak Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open, 18th Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn’t sure he could continue to compete. Entering Sunday, Djokovic ceded five sets in the tournament, the most he ever dropped en route to a major final. And to top it all off, he was facing Daniil Medvedev, owner of a 20-match winning streak. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic ...
Tags: Australia, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Melbourne, Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon, Federer, Djokovic, Melbourne Park, Melbourne Australia, Nadal


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized


The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, America


Djokovic chasing 18th Slam, Medvedev his 1st in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic lost his first career Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open. Then he won his second, which came at the Australian Open. And look where he is now, more than a dozen years later: One victory from a ninth championship at Melbourne Park and his 18th major title overall, which would put him two behind rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most by a man in tennis history. Daniil Medvedev also lost his first career Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open. And now he ...
Tags: Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tennis, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Espn, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, Melbourne Park, Melbourne Australia, Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Novak


Biden urges allies to defend democracy

By Aamer Madhani | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden called on fellow world leaders to show together that “democracies can still deliver” as he underscored his administration’s determination to quickly turn the page on Donald Trump’s “America First” approach. Biden, in a virtual address Friday to the annual Munich Security Conference, said it was a critical time for the world’s democracies to “prove that our model isn’t a relic of...
Tags: Europe, Washington, China, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Cnn, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Taliban, Paris, United Nations


Naomi Osaka, Jennifer Brady ready for Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Whether or not Naomi Osaka claims the Australian Open championship – and make no mistake, she will be expected to win – this much seems certain: Tennis has a new dominant force. Sure, it’s clearly possible that Osaka could be beaten by the 22nd-seeded American Jennifer Brady in the title match at Melbourne Park on Saturday (late Friday, 12:30 a.m. PST, ESPN). Brady is, after all, emerging as a force on hard courts, too, thanks to a big serve and big forehand. The former UC...
Tags: Japan, New York, Greece, Australia, Russia, Sports, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Tennis, Williams, Novak Djokovic, Melbourne, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams


Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams to reach Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka hits a return against Serena Williams during their Australian Open semifinal on Thursday (Wednesday night PST) in Melbourne. (Photo by PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images) Serena Williams of the US serves against Japan’s Naomi Osaka during their women’s singles semi-final match on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 18, 2021. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by WILLIAM WES...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Russia, US, Sports, Sport, Getty Images, Soccer, United States, Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Melbourne, Rafael Nadal, William, Serena Williams


Grant High wins LAUSD’s 40th annual Academic Decathlon

Grant High School in Valley Glen was named the winner of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 40th annual Academic Decathlon on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The six-member team scored 48,180.3 out of a possible 60,000 points to emerge victorious, according to the district. The topic of this year’s decathlon was “The Cold War.” Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the normal gathering of students for the decathlon was held virtually, consisting of multiple-choice tests, speeches, interviews and e...
Tags: News, Education, California, Russia, Berlin, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Grant High School, Clinton, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Austin Beutner, John Marshall High School, North Hollywood High School


White House says Solarwinds probe could take ‘months’

By Brian Fung | CNN The US government’s probe into the devastating SolarWinds breach is likely to take “several months” at least, according to the top White House cybersecurity official, speaking to reporters Wednesday in the Biden administration’s first public assessment of the gravity of the suspected Russian spying campaign. At least nine federal agencies were specifically targeted by the hacking operation, said Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser, at Wednesday’s White House pres...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Microsoft, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, US Postal Service, Courts, Biden, Justice Department


How should people navigate their own digital privacy?

I love my digital devices, but people keep telling me to worry more about my privacy. “Encrypt your emails!” “Drop Google and use search engines like DuckDuckGo that don’t track us!” I probably should. But I don’t. I’m lazy, and I like that web companies know me and show me things I’m interested in. I like that they display “restaurants near me.” “You do not understand the way that that system is being used against you,” says whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden is in exile in Russia because he...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York Post, Snowden, Opinion, Nsa, Russia, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Starbucks, Eric Schmidt, Signal, Cuomo, Facebook Twitter


Clippers down four starters against the Heat

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers beat the Miami Heat on Jan. 28 without three starters. For their next trick, they thought they’d try it Monday without four. The four? Kawhi Leonard, out for the second consecutive game with a left lower leg contusion; Paul George, sidelined for the sixth straight game with swelling in a right toe; Patrick Beverley, the team’s emotional leader, who took off the second game of the back-to-back out of caution (he returned just three games ago after missing eight in a row...
Tags: Russia, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Arkansas, Nba, Miami, Cleveland, Illinois, Paul George, George, Clippers, Serge Ibaka


An inside look at Hainan, 'the Hawaii of China,' where Jack Ma was reportedly spotted golfing at a 5-star resort in recent weeks

The Sun Valley Golf Resort in Hainan. Thomas Breazeale Jack Ma was seen playing golf at a 5-star golf resort in Hainan, China, in recent weeks, per Bloomberg. The island province of Hainan is known as "the Hawaii of China," thanks to its tropical climate, high-end beach resorts, and golf courses. Surfing, luxury shopping, and yachting are popular activities in Sanya, Hainan's biggest tourist city. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For three months, Chinese billionaire...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, China, Russia, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Xi Jinping, Golf, Alibaba, Ralph Lauren, West Coast, Jack Ma, Michael Kors, Reuters, Versace


The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Atlanta


There’s no excuse for the disaster at the EDD

We are almost a year into the pandemic, and Californians continue to struggle. Small businesses, especially restaurants, have suffered steep losses; many have permanently closed. An estimated 1.7 million Californians remain unemployed and over 150,000 Californians remain homeless. Even before the pandemic, roughly one-third of California residents lived at or near the poverty line. Job losses due to the lockdown have only swelled the ranks of those struggling to pay bills for housing and utiliti...
Tags: California, Opinion, Russia, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, San Diego, Biden, Orange County, Dianne Feinstein, Gavin Newsom, Kevin Faulconer, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, United States Secret Service, Newsom


The Latest: Italy keeps ski slopes closed, a blow to tourism

By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized



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