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Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats…

Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47, snapping a three-game losing streak

Weird Green Sea Creature Pretends To Be Hiding…

Check out this weird green sea creature.

Student Athletes Would Get More Transfer Freedom…

The rule would let baseball, football, basketball and men's ice hockey players compete immediately after their first transfer.

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)

Sister, Sister: Utah Senate Votes To…

The Utah state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults. The Republican-sponsored bill reduces the penalty for plural marriage from a felony to an infraction on par with a traffic ticket. The practice of polygamy is a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon Western state. The bill now moves to the Utah House of Representatives, where it is likely to face greater resistance.

Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus…

Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship after their two-week quarantine ended

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...

Ice jam on the Platte River

On Feb. 18, an ice jam formed in the Platte River south of Fremont, Nebraska, and could cause upstream flooding.

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.

Giants, Cubs raising pay for minor leaguers this…

The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are pushing ahead with pay raises for minor league players this season, days after Major League Baseball mandated salary bumps beginning in 2021

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...

AP source: Barr tells people he might quit over…

Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases

77-Year-Old Gets Into Boxing Match With Someone…

Watch this 77-year-old put up a brave fight.

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.

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)

El Chapo To Mexican Prison Guard: I'm A Farmer

Clad in a beige uniform marked “3870,” captured drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman answered the Mexican prison guard’s questions calmly. Guzman barely looked up as he scrubbed black fingerprint ink from his hands. Alias? “El Chapo.” Occupation? “Farmer.” According to Reuters, a four-year-old video released this week offers rare footage of Guzman, who is now serving a life sentence in the US. The 7-minute video shows Mexican law enforcement registering Guzman at the Altiplano prison in 2016. The arrest followed two earlier escapes - one via a mile-long tunnel from the same jail - that had humiliated the Mexican government. It was not immediately clear how the video was obtained, or why it surfaced now.

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

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...

Gorgeous aerial sunset

AccuWeather's Marvin Gomez caught this footage of a sunset as his flight entered the city of Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 18.

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.”