Saturday, February 27, 2021

Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed years after explosion

The reconstructed wreckage of Trans World Airlines Flight 800, which exploded minutes after taking off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 17, 1996, will be decommissioned and destroyed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/twa-flight-800-wreckage-destroyed-trnd/index.html

New Orleans officer killed while intervening in an altercation at a high school basketball game

A New Orleans law enforcement officer was fatally shot intervening in an altercation at a high school basketball game Friday, authorities said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/new-orleans-officer-killed-basketball-game/index.html

The new vaccine is a valuable weapon in the battle against Covid-19 and its roll out will be quick, officials say

Officials plan to act quickly after a third vaccine -- from Johnson & Johnson -- is poised to join the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with 3.9 million doses expected to be available right away, a health official said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

A family is trying to get 'orbisculate' into the dictionary to honor their dad who died of Covid-19

You know when you dig into a grapefruit and, suddenly, its juice squirts you in the eye?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/27/us/orbisculate-meaning-dictionary-trnd/index.html

House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19 has left Americans in dire need of further relief.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/politics/stimulus-package-covid-relief-house-vote/index.html

After centuries of nomadic living, Thailand's 'sea people' adapt to life on land

These days, Salamak Klathalay, like most of us, lives in a house, on land. But this is a relatively new experience for the 78-year-old. so...