Naval Academy seeking student vaccines for summer training

The U.S. Naval Academy is developing plans to begin vaccinating midshipmen this month so students can deploy to ships and with Navy teams as part of their training this summer, Vice Adm. Sean Buck told Congress Tuesday. If the vaccines are available, the midshipmen would be the first military academy students to receive the COVID-19 […]

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Stocks drift lower on Wall Street; yields continue to ease

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after a wobbly day, giving back some of their big gains from a day earlier. The S&P; 500 lost 0.8% Tuesday after flipping between small gains and losses throughout the day. A day before, it leaped 2.4% for its best performance since June. For weeks, investors’ focus has […]

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The best charging stations and USB charging hubs in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement There are many multi-port USB charging stations to choose from with support for a variety of devices. The Satechi Dock5 is our top pick thanks to its convenient ability to charge up to five devices at the same time. Charging stations and hubs come in all shapes and […]

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The rise and fall of Griddy, a startup that had big plans to disrupt Texas’s $21 billion power market, then stuck customers with massive bills and got kicked off the grid

Summary List Placement Griddy, a startup in Texas, had a simple pitch: Switch to Griddy and save money on your electricity bills. But last month, following a winter storm that caused widespread blackouts across the Lone Star State, that promise fell apart dramatically. Many Griddy customers were stuck with thousands of dollars’ worth of energy […]

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The top 30 bestselling audiobooks on Audible right now, from Obama’s memoir to the “Bridgerton” series

  Summary List Placement Audible has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose between. You can start a free 30-day Audible trial here. Below, we compiled its 30 best-selling books among Audible users right now. The list ranges from former President Barack Obama’s memoir to cult-favorite fiction series such as “Bridgerton” and “Sherlock Holmes”. If you’re […]

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A California city just voted to ban new gas stations as the state eyes an all-electric future

Summary List Placement Petaluma, California on Monday became the first US city to ban the construction of new gas pumps and stations as a global push toward electric vehicles accelerates. The Petaluma City Council unanimously approved on February 22 a bill that will prohibit new gas pumps and support efforts to add EV charging plugs […]

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USC men’s basketball trying to right the ship to start March

Wednesday’s game against Stanford still has implications for the USC men’s basketball team’s quest for a regular-season Pac-12 title. But the Trojans must have a simpler goal than that in the final two games before the conference tournament. Get right. The offense, the defense and the general mojo the team had going for it the […]

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Rocket Companies surges 70% as chatter from Reddit’s Wall Street Bets spikes (RKT)

Summary List Placement Shares of Rocket Companies soared over 70% on Tuesday to their highest point since debuting in public markets in August 2020, amid a recent spike in chatter around the company on Reddit’s Wall Street Bets forum. In the past 24 hours, two users have posted separate screenshots of how much they individually […]

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‘It is a threat:’ Police union blasts proposition that would repeal SAPD’s collective bargaining rights

While holding up posters of social media posts that called on defunding the police, the San Antonio Police Officers Association urged voters on Tuesday to oppose Proposition B, which would repeal the police department’s collective bargaining rights if approved in May. SAPOA President Danny Diaz accused Fix SAPD — the organization that spearheaded the movement […]

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Belarus journalist sentenced for report on protester’s death

A court in Belarus on Tuesday handed a half-year prison sentence to a journalist on charges of revealing personal data in her report on the death of a protester, part of authorities’ crackdown on demonstrations against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Katsiaryna Barysevich of the independent Tut.by online news portal has been in custody since November, […]

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Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year’s elections. All six conservative justices, appointed by Republican presidents, suggested they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down […]

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VIA to host virtual job fair for bus operator, mechanic positions

VIA Metropolitan Transit will host a virtual job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 4, to recruit bus operators and mechanics. The mass transit provider is looking to hire new operators and mechanics to help meet an anticipated increase in ridership demand as COVID-19 conditions improve. According to a news release, VIA […]

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Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary and last Wailers member, dies

Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica, according to his manager. He was 73. Wailer, a baritone singer whose birth name is Neville Livingston, formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when […]

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‘The Witcher’ by Henry Cavill scores high with the public despite reviews

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the Netflix series by Henry Cavill, The Witcher, scores big among the public in the United States. Earlier this month, Henry Cavill’s new Netflix show debuted and generated a mixed reaction from critics. The show currently has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but has a 93% […]

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Do you want to start the new year? StarFlyer is giving away tickets

ORLANDO, Fla. – An attraction from International Drive hopes that you will start the new year with them. The Orlando StarFlyer organizes the New Year’s Eve party “The Soaring 20’s” on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. on January 1. The attraction, a 450-foot swing ride in Icon Park, promises a live DJ, food, […]

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Tottenham fans name the 13 transfer goals to replace Kieran Trippier as a right-back

After a summer that Kieran Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur to move to Atletico Madrid, fans urge Jose Mourinho to invest in a new right-back. It’s been two and a half years since Kyle Walker left Spurs for Manchester City. Serge Aurier was signed by Paris Saint-Germain as the successor to the England international. Kyle Walker-Peters […]

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