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  2. Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments. View the full article
  3. Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders said on Thursday that the 2020 Democratic candidates joint-targeting Michael Bloomberg will help frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., win the primary. View the full article
  4. Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his estranged wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, and the prime minister announced he would be stepping down. View the full article
  5. Jose Mourinho had almost reached the end of his lament about the current situation facing his weary Tottenham players when he turned his attention to their next Premier League game against a team he knows so well. View the full article
  6. The judge in the case of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared to take a firm stance toward the Republican operative ahead of deciding how severe Stone's punishment should be for making false statements to investigators during the Trump-Russia probe. View the full article
  7. Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to FIFA and World Cup television rights. View the full article
  8. The US and UK governments have issued official statements today formally accusing Russia's military intelligence agency, GRU, with carrying out a coordinated cyber-attack on thousands of Georgian websites in October 2019. From a report: The incident, widely reported at the time, was considered the largest cyber-attack in the former Soviet country's history. According to a report at the time, unidentified hackers broke into at least one web hosting provider and defaced more than 15,000 websites with an image of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, with the text "I'll be back" overlaid on top. The former Georgia President was known for his fierce pro-Western agenda but is now a Ukrainian citizen after leaving Georgia in 2013, citing a political witch-hunt on corruption charges. The messages were reported as appearing on sites for the Georgian government, courts, NGOs, news media, and local businesses. In some cases, the web host disruption also took down broadcasting services for some radio and TV stations. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  9. The National Security Council announced Thursday morning that Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates is leaving to join the Energy Department, as the White House shot down rumors that she could be the anonymous White House official who authored a New York Times op-ed and subsequent book criticizing the Trump administration. View the full article
  10. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Twitter has tweaked its UI to make it easier to add new tweets to old threads. (No, it’s not an “edit tweet” feature.) As you’re composing a new tweet, you’ll be able to pull down a view of your past tweets and threads into the composition window. Previously, you’d have to go back and find the thread, then add the new tweet at the end. It looks like the “continue thread” feature is now available to some users on Twitter’s iOS app, according to TechCrunch. Now you can add a Tweet to one you already Tweeted, faster! pic.twitter.com/j3ktAN6t5o — Twitter (@Twitter) February 19, 2020 Here’s how it will work: while composing the new tweet, choose which older tweet you want to connect the new tweet to. Then click on the three dots menu in... Continue reading… View the full article
  11. The item was in a mail package sent from Canada and labelled "Antique Teaching Specimen". View the full article
  12. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Epic Games released a bunch of new content for Fortnite today with the launch of season 2’s latest chapter. Whether you care about the game or not, Best Buy is celebrating by marking down several gaming accessories and peripherals. There are a bunch of good deals, but we’ve chosen a few of the best deals available. You’ll get 1,000 V-Bucks (Fortnite’s in-game currency, equivalent to $10) from Best Buy when you add the gift card to your order, then purchase a gaming headset from the store’s selection. The price for one of the eligible headsets ranges from $50 to $70 and includes options like the HyperX CloudX Pro, SteelSeries Arctis 1, Astro Gaming A10, and Razer’s Kraken X to name a few. Oddly enough, Amazon is offering lower prices on... Continue reading… View the full article
  13. Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who served in the Obama administration, said on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday “The Mexican government needs to do a lot more to build their own system of dealing with refugees.” View the full article
  14. Hawaii police on Wednesday arrested a Google project manager on suspicion of second-degree murder following the disappearance of his wife a day earlier. View the full article
  15. Image: Netflix Netflix is kind of like your quiet friend who grew up to do way more than anyone thought they would. Work with me on this metaphor. That same friend, who suddenly became the most popular person in school, is now taking a chance by moving abroad. It doesn’t matter that the group of friends Netflix has amassed over the years is suddenly vying for its spot as the cool kid; Netflix is only focused on the new friends it’s going to make. Without those new friends, Netflix can’t increase its popularity, and that’s all Netflix really wants. That’s a long way of saying that Netflix likely isn’t going to get much more popular in the US over the coming years. But knowing that, it’s heading abroad with the hopes of beating out its biggest... Continue reading… View the full article
  16. The Vatican is set to open the secret archives of Pope Pius XII, the World War II-era pope whose record during the Holocaust has come under intense scrutiny. View the full article
  17. A paraglider in northern California remained stuck for nearly three hours Wednesday after careening into power lines in a crash landing that caused electrical outages for more than 4,000 residents. View the full article
  18. There is a “foul smell” in the air near one of India’s most popular tourist attractions – and officials there are hoping President Trump won’t notice. View the full article
  19. Meanwhile, Reed Hastings is working on a book about the streaming giant. View the full article
  20. The Democratic Party has a "serious problem" in the increasing divide between its progressive and practical wings which will be apparent in the 2020 presidential election, former Republican House Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., said Thursday. View the full article
  21. Withholding vital virus information or failing to follow recommended protocols could create a global issues. View the full article
  22. President Trump courted controversy on Tuesday when he announced several clemency decisions, which comedian Chelsea Handler is now calling racist. View the full article
  23. Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Uber and Lyft have fundamentally transformed the way people get around cities. There is no disputing this. But there’s also no getting around the ugly externalities of app-based ride-hailing: hundreds of thousands of low-paid drivers at the mercy of an uncaring algorithm, women passengers subjected to sexual assault and rape, cities choked with traffic congestion, public transportation systems struggling to maintain ridership. It may shock you, but you don’t have to use Uber or Lyft. The apps have become so ubiquitous, especially for people who live in or travel to cities, that the idea of trying to get around without either sounds daunting or even impossible. But let me assure you, there are better, more ethical methods of... Continue reading… View the full article
  24. Coral reefs around the world are dying and scientists are looking at a variety of ways to save these endangered structures, including growing them in labs and trying to make them pollution-resistant. View the full article
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