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Dosunmu scores 24, Illinois beats No. 9 Penn…

Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over No. 9 Penn State

Herbal Tea May Have Fueled Vikings' Aggression

A researcher says that the Vikings’ legendary aggression may have been fueled by herbal tea.

Study Links Mediterranean Diet To Health Benefits…

Older Europeans who ate a modified Mediterranean diet had more healthy gut bacteria than those who didn't, among other improvements.

Julian Assange Is Doing Better: Rep

A month and a half after Julian Assange said he was "slowly dying" inside a London prison, the WikiLeaks founder's spokesperson says Assange is doing better. He's been moved from solitary confinement, the rep says, per Reuters : "I saw him about 10 days ago—he has improved thanks to the...

Manfred: Sorry for calling trophy 'piece of metal'

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for calling the World Series trophy a “piece of metal” (Feb. 18)

Coronavirus Changing Food Consumption In China

Meituan Meituan, a major food delivery company in China, is seeing a dramatic change in customers' food consumption in the wake of the deadly coronavirus. The company piloted a contactless delivery service after the outbreak began. According to Meituan, which has 5.9 million partner retailers and 700,000 daily active couriers, more than 80% of all orders made between January 26 and February 8 requested the contactless delivery service. And in the epicenter of the virus outbreak, Wuhan, that figure rose to 95.1%.

Actress Zoe Caldwell, Tony winner for 'Medea…

Actress Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner famous for portraying larger-than-life characters, has died at 86

Denny Hamlin's Third Daytona 500 Win Overshadowed…

Denny Hamlin's Third Daytona 500 Win Overshadowed By Ryan Newman Crash The fiery wreck sent driver Ryan Newman to the hospital. Newman's No. 6 car flipped several times on the final lap and crossed the finish line engulfed in flames. Newman's injuries were not life-threatening, according to NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell. NASCAR, via Twitter NASCAR, via Twitter Hamlin became the first driver since Sterling Marlin in 1995 to win the Daytona 500 in back-to-back seasons. Hamlin joined a list of six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500 races. Denny Hamlin, via statement Denny Hamlin, via statement

Niall Horan Left 'Voicemail' For Himself Morning…

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Niall Horan spoke to Hits Radio on the 2020 BRIT Awards red carpet, and left a voicemail message for himself for the morning after the BRITs. In advance, you're going to see loads of your friends and it'll be phenomenal." Hits Radio ✔ @hitsradiouk 'You're going to see loads of your friends' @NiallOfficial leaves a voicemail for his future self tomorrow morning #BRITs By playing this video you agree to Twitter's use of cookies This use may include analytics, personalization, and ads.

10 Best Places to Work

Fortune is out with its annual list of the 100 best companies to work for, and it features a repeat champ at the top. The hotel giant Hilton came in at No. 1 for the second straight year, reports WTOP . Another familiar name is the supermarket chain Wegmans, which placed...

Plane forced to land sideways after battling…

The pilot of the world's biggest passenger jet completed the daunting task of landing at London's Heathrow Airport against Storm Dennis' 91-mph winds on Feb. 15.

Jeff Bezos Donates $10 Billion for New Fund to…

Jeff Bezos Donates $10 Billion for New Fund to Battle Climate Change With an estimated worth of over $130 billion, Bezos is the world's richest person. The $10 billion donation belongs to an endeavor he has started called the Bezos Earth Fund. In an Instagram post, the Amazon CEO outlined what the worldwide project will do. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram Jeff Bezos, via Instagram The move comes amidst public criticism and walkouts by Amazon employees over inaction by the e-commerce giant on the global issue. The company has recently revealed goals to become more earth-friendly. By 2030, one plan involves Amazon becoming carbon negative.

Bloomberg's debate debut set to shake up…

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is making his debate debut as six Democrats face off in Nevada for a presidential debate that could fundamentally change the direction of the party’s 2020 nomination fight

Apple warns of revenue impact from China virus

Tech giant Apple said revenue will fall short of previous forecasts in the fiscal second quarter because production has been curtailed and demand for iPhones has slowed in China. Apple's stores there are either on reduced hours or closed. (Feb. 18)

TikTok May Have a Demographic Problem

TikTok is a wildly popular app for short videos, and it's especially popular with young users. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, some of those users are too young. The social media company is actively trying to rid the site of those 12 and younger, both for legal reasons...

Brewers owner claims team "had an operating loss…

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio claims his team “had an operating loss” in 2019 but that isn't why the club's projected payroll has dropped nearly $30 million

Trump: Bloomberg Is 'Illegally Buying' Democratic…

President Trump slammed Mike Bloomberg.

Judge Declines To Delay Roger Stone's Sentencing

​Stone's defense team filed a motion for a new trial last week, arguing one of the jurors in his case was biased.

Judge Warns Weinstein Ahead of Jury Deliberations

Tuesday should've marked a quiet start to jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial. Instead, the drama continued with prosecutors accusing Weinstein's lead attorney Donna Rotunno of jury tampering. Rotunno—previously accused of violating a judge's order about publicly discussing the case —penned an op-ed published Sunday in Newsweek...

Dodgers Can Move Past Astros Scandal

Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal. (Feb. 18)

Weinstein Trial Jury Deliberates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began deliberations on Tuesday on charges that could send him to prison for life, in a case that has become a milestone for the #MeToo movement. The Manhattan jury of seven men and five women began their discussions after the judge hearing the case warned Weinstein’s lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, against talking to the press until jurors have reached a verdict. The warning came two days after the attorney wrote an opinion piece about the case in Newsweek magazine.

LA adopts new 'war room' strategy for tackling…

Los Angeles officials have announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters

Rick James Estate Sued for $50 Million Amid Rape…

Rick James Estate Sued for $50 Million Amid Rape Accusation The late singer is accused of violently raping a teen during a visit to a youth detention home in Buffalo, New York, in 1979. According to 'Page Six,' the unidentified accuser said she was “very uncomfortable” and accused Rick James of being “very suggestive and inappropriate.” Unidentified Accuser, via 'Page Six' The accuser claims to have suffered ongoing "physical, psychological and emotional injury" that led to alcohol, substance abuse and "serious thoughts of suicide." Darren Seilback, the accuser's attorney, told the 'Buffalo News' that the woman informed someone of the alleged rape, but it was never reported. Darren Seilback, via the 'Buffalo News' James, who was previously convicted of assaulting two women in 1993, died in Los Angeles on August 6, 2004.

Warren Describes Bloomberg: 'Egomaniac…

Elizabeth Warren. | Matt York/AP Photo By QUINT FORGEY 02/18/2020 03:30 PM EST Link Copied Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday unleashed one of her most cutting attacks yet on Mike Bloomberg, calling him an "egomaniac billionaire" akin to Donald Trump. The broadside from Warren's Twitter account came hours after Bloomberg officially qualified for Wednesday night's primary debate in Las Vegas, and signaled just how fiercely the self-funding businessman's rivals plan to go after him during that televised forum. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey released Tuesday showed Bloomberg with 19 percent of Democrats' support nationally, second only to Sanders with 31 percent.

Trump Frees Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich is going home. President Trump on Tuesday commuted the sentence of the former Illinois governor, reports ABC News . Blagojevich has been imprisoned since 2012 after being convicted on corruption charges. Among other things, he famously tried to sell the vacant Senate seat of Barack Obama after Obama won...

Snow to coat parts of South

It's been a wet couple of weeks for the South, but some wintry precipitation may arrive and cause trouble in parts of the region later this week.

Hospital Director's Death Prompts Doctors and…

Hospital Director's Death Prompts Doctors and Nurses Killed by COVID-19 to Be Designated 'Martyrs' Local government authorities recently announced the death of Liu Zhiming, the director of the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, China. According to a statement from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, Zhiming made “important contributions in the work of fighting and controlling” of COVID-19. He is at least the seventh health worker to die of the coronavirus so far, which has claimed over 1,800 lives. Zhiming is also the most senior health worker known to have died as a result of his work containing and treating the virus. His death has renewed criticism of the danger frontline medical workers are being placed in, as they are often overworked and overstretched. However, thanks to the sacrifices of these medical professionals, more than 12,500 patients in China have recovered from COVID-19 and been discharged from hospitals. State media reports that the doctors and nurses who have died as a result of their work to contain COVID-19 will now be officially known as “martyrs.”