Stocks fall as Netflix leads tech weakness

Former OMB director Russell Vought provides insight into Biden’s economic analysis and says the president’s policies are “problematic”. U.S. stocks were trading lower on Friday morning after a sell-off on Thursday afternoon wiped out all gains. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is expected to fall 0.8%, with the S&P 500 down about 0.4% and the Dow Jones … Read more

Police release 911 call that led to arrest of Brianna Kupfer murder suspect Shawn Laval Smith

Police have released the chilling 911 call that led to the capture of the homeless man who allegedly killed 24-year-old UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer, according to a report. “Hello, I am calling because I see a gentleman who looks very similar to the suspect in the Kupfer stabbing in LA,” a male caller is … Read more

Russia sends two S-400 battalions to Belarus for drills – Interfax

MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Russia is sending two battalions of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus to join military drills there next month, the Interfax news agency said on Friday, at a time of acute tensions with the West over neighbor Ukraine. Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in Belarus this week for … Read more

David Vanterpool: Brooklyn Nets assistant coach fined $10,000 for deflecting pass during NBA game against Washington Wizards

With 5:42 to go into the fourth quarter of the game at the Capital One Arena on Wednesday and with the Nets leading 109-103, Vanterpool reached from the bench and made a pass from Wizards guard Spencer. Dinwiddie to Kyle Kuzma. The incident caused the Wizards to lose the ball and the umpires missed the … Read more

Don’t underestimate Omicron — especially if you’re unvaccinated

But the news is not as good as it seems. Rapid increases in cases are leading to increases in hospitalizations and deaths, especially among the unvaccinated, and may continue to rise for several weeks, even after the number of cases begins to decline. The huge jump in cases is already stressing the capacity of our … Read more

Crypto.com says hackers stole more than $30 million in bitcoin and ethereum

Crypto.com said Thursday that cybercriminals breached its security systems earlier in the week and seized more than $30 million in stolen Bitcoin and Ethereum. Crypto.com cryptocurrency exchange, known for its viral ad featuring Matt Damon as well as its recent $700 million deal with rename the Staples Center in Los Angeles as Crypto.com Arena, said … Read more

First Thing: Mitch McConnell’s comments on Black voters spark outrage | US news

Hello. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell angered after he appeared to imply that African Americans weren’t Americans in remarks about black voters. Speaking to reporters after Republicans again blocked Democrats’ suffrage legislation, McConnell said: “The concern is misplaced because if you look at the statistics, African-American voters are voting in a percentage as high as … Read more

Granary Kitchen ordered to close after accepting dog photos instead of vaccine proof

A Canadian restaurant has gone to the dogs — allowing its customers to provide photos of dogs rather than proof of COVID-19 vaccines or negative test results, according to reports. Granary Kitchen was temporarily closed after officials received advice that the restaurant in Red Deer, Alberta, was violating strict rules that require diners to show … Read more