daily links: january 2022

CBS News—Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of four counts of fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison
CNN.com—Texas governor sues Biden administration over its order requiring National Guard members to be vaccinated
ABCnews.com—California enacts water restrictions amidst historic drought
USA Today—The Great Resignation continues, with 4.5 million Americans quitting their jobs in November
NBC News—Toyota dethrones GM as the top-selling carmaker in the US, the first time GM hasn't been on top since 1931
BBC News—Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion valuation

BBC News—David Bowie's estate sells the late star's entire music catalogue for $250 million
USA Today—AG Merrick Garland pledges that the DOJ will pursue convictions of Jan 6 insurrectionists at any level
ABCnews.com—Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone after the massive sunshield is fully deployed
CNN.com—GM says it hopes to be selling self-driving cars by the middle of this decade
NBC News—Twitter permanently suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account for repeatedly spreading misinformation about Covid and vaccines, but leaves her Congressional account active
CBS News—KFC to roll out plant-based chicken nuggets from Beyond Meat next week

NBC News—Biden lays the blame for the Jan 6 insurrection squarely at the feet of Trump in speech on anniversary of the attack on our democracy
BBC News—Grammy Awards postponed due to omicron
ABCnews.com—New York Times buys sports reporting site The Athletic for $550 million
USA Today—Taco Bell launching membership service that will let you get one free taco per day for a month for $10
CNN.com—A group of rowdy passengers who vaped and danced around the plane while maskless on their flight to Cancun are now stuck in Mexico after all airlines decline to let them board a return flight
CBS News—Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially release receiver Antonio Brown after he walked off the field mid-game on Sunday

ABCnews.com—Three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery sentenced to life in prison, and two of them have no possibility of parole
CBS News—Auto shop who paid a worker his last paycheck by dumping 91,000 oil-covered pennies in his driveway is sued by the Labor Department, which accuses the company of retaliation because the worker filed a complaint with the federal agency
BBC News—Irish government to pay 2,000 artists and musicians a basic income so they can continue their creative pursuits
CNN.com—Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win a best actor Oscar, dies at 94
NBC News—Florida mail carrier arrested after stealing 4,000 pieces of mail so she could rifle through them for cash
USA Today—Coca-Cola launching alcoholic version of Fresca

BBC News—Ikea joins growing list of companies cutting sick leave pay for unvaccinated employees who test positive for Covid
CNN.com—Maya Angelou becomes the first black woman to appear on a US quarter
NBC News—Detroit woman confesses that she accidentally shot her child twice while attempting to clean her gun after initially telling police that a robber did it
USA Today—Four NFL head coaches fired the day after the end of the regular season
ABCnews.com—Bob Saget found dead in his hotel room at 65
CBS News—Former American Idol star Clay Aiken announces that he will attempt a second run for Congress as a Democrat from North Carolina

CBS News—UGA defeats Alabama 33-18 to win its first national football championship in over 40 years
USA Today—Biden endorses change to the filibuster rule in order to pass critical legislation like a federal voting rights law
CNN.com—16 top colleges and universities accused of violating federal antitrust laws by colluding on financial aid policies
ABCnews.com—DOJ creating specialized unit to focus on domestic terrorism
BBC News—Two Los Angeles police officers fired after ignoring a robbery call and playing Pokemon Go instead
NBC News—Scientists teach goldfish how to drive, and they got good enough at it to maneuver around obstacles to get to a target

NBC News—Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend testifies before grand jury in sex trafficking investigation
ABCnews.com—Study finds that getting Covid may increase risk of diabetes in children
CBS News—Trump hangs up during NPR phone interview after interviewer pushes back against his lies about the 2020 election
CNN.com—Singer Ronnie Spector dies at 78
BBC News—Kim Kardashian sued for promoting crypto pump and dump scheme that left most investors with nothing
USA Today—Oreo releasing a new flavor to celebrate it 110th birthday

ABCnews.com—Oath Keepers leader arrested and charged with seditious consipiracy for his role in the Jan 6 insurrection
CBS News—Supreme Court blocks Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private companies, but upholds it for healthcare workers
USA Today—California governor denies parole for RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan
CNN.com—Colony of 60 million fish discovered in Antarctica
NBC News—Army offering signing bonuses of up to $50,000 to help with its recruiting crisis
BBC News—Study finds that people spend a third of their waking hours using mobile apps on their smartphones

CNN.com—Ohio Supreme Court overturns the state's new electoral map, finding that it unduly favors Republicans
ABCnews.com—The US says Russia is setting up a false flag operation to provide a pretext for invading the Ukraine
USA Today—Massive snow and ice storm to hit the southern and eastern parts of the US this weekend after hitting the midwest
BBC News—Scientists share largest 3D map of the universe created so far
NBC News—Baby Shark become first YouTube video to hit 10 billion views
CBS News—Pope Francis makes unannounced visit to record shop in Rome

CNN.com—Jan 6 committee subpoenas Giuliani
ABCnews.com—Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion
USA Today—The ten richest people in the world have doubled their net worth during the pandemic
BBC News—Quebec will require you to be vaccinated if you want to buy liquor or cannabis
CBS News—The TSA confiscated a record number of guns at airports in 2021, and 86% of them were loaded
NBC News—Netflix hiking prices again for US and Canadian customers, only a year and a half after their last increase

CNN.com—NY AG finds numerous misleading statements and omissions among the financial documents of Trump and the Trump Organization
NBC News—Accused Jan 6 insurrectionist who was awaiting trial is taken into custody after getting a DWI while in possession of an AR-15, both of which violated the terms of his release
BBC News—57 year old folk singer dies after deliberately getting Covid to gain immunity instead of getting a vaccine
USA Today—Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after he ran a red light and slammed into another car while using the Autopilot feature
ABCnews.com—Biden administration announces it will give away 400 million N95 masks to US residents
CBS News—The richest 2750 people on the planet have more wealth than the poorest four billion people combined

CNN.com—The Trump campaign, and specifically Giuliani, were deeply involved in the scheme to send fake electors to DC to illegally overturn the election
CBS News—Fulton County DA requests special grand jury to investigate Trump's attempted interference in the Georgia election in 2020
USA Today—Flight from Miami to London forced to turn back when unruly passenger refuses to follow federal mask requirements
ABCnews.com—New NYC mayor invests his entire first paycheck in cryptocurrency
NBC News—Tennessee couple sues the state, saying they were denied access to a state-funded foster program because of their Jewish faith
BBC News—Giant coral reef discovered near Tahiti

BBC News—Supreme Court agrees to hear a case challenging the use of race in college admissions
ABCnews.com—The Webb Space Telescope is now fully deployed and in its final stable orbit
CNN.com—Dutch woman arrested and fined in Poland after doing the Nazi salute at the gates of Auschwitz while posing for photos
USA Today—Neil Young wants his music removed from Spotify due to the platform's support of podcasters who spread vaccine misinformation, most notably Joe Rogan
NBC News—Peloton insiders sold off almost $500 million in stock just before its poor earnings were revealed publicly
CBS News—Rocker Meat Loaf dies at 74

BBC News—John Lennon's eldest son Julian is selling NFTs of images of some of his father's possesions, but the younger Lennon will retain ownership of the original physical items
USA Today—Intel announces plans to build $20 billion semiconducter manufacturing facility in Ohio
CBS News—Pfizer begins testing Covid vaccine aimed specifically at the omicron variant
ABCnews.com—Los Angeles considers ban on new oil and gas wells along with a plan to phase out existing ones
CNN.com—The Fugees cancel 25th annivesary reunion tour due to pandemic concerns
NBC News—True 5G network finally launches

CNN.com—Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces his plans to retire, which will allow his seat to be filled by a Biden nominee
ABCnews.com—San Jose, CA, will become the first US city to require gun owners to carry liability insurance
NBC News—The Fed signals that it will raise interest rates by March
CBS News—Biden signs order that makes sexual harrassment an official offense under the military code of justice
USA Today—YouTube permanently bans Fox News host
BBC News—US lab says it has acheived a major breakthrough in the quest for fusion energy

NBC News—School district in Tennessee unanimously votes to ban Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust memior written by Art Spiegelman
ABCnews.com—Moderna begins human trials for an HIV vaccine using mRNA technology
BBC News—China and the US racing to recover US stealth fighter jet that crashed in international waters
CNN.com—Apple reports record sales during holiday quarter despite supply chain issues that constraiined availability of some of its products
USA Today—Bud Light to roll out carb-free beer next month
CBS News—Minnie Mouse will swap her polka dot dress for a dark blue pantsuit designed by Stella McCartney

USA Today—Two NY nurses arrested after making more than $1.5 million selling falsified Covid vaccination cards and entering false data into the vaccine tracking database
ABCnews.com—Mike Pence's chief of staff testifies before the Jan 6 committee
BBC News—New rule in Belgium forbids bosses from contacting government employees after normal work hours
CNN.com—First all-electric passenger plane is preparing for its first test flight
NBC News—Trump says he will ban trans females from participating in women's sports if he is reelected
CBS News—NY Times buys Wordle for an undisclosed amount in the low seven figures

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