WWE ‘Royal Rumble’ 2020 Results: The First Stop on ‘The Road to WrestleMania’ Begins Here

The road to WrestleMania has begun with this Sunday's Royal Rumble event.While WWE fans will watch to see both the men's and women's Royal Rumble matches to guarantee a spot at this year's WrestleMania, there are plenty of championship matches that can alter both Monday Night RAW and SmackDown.

Chiefs, 49ers arrive in Miami for Super Bowl week

MIAMI (AP) — Kansas City waited 50 years to get back to a Super Bowl. And then the Chiefs had to wait a few extra minutes once they got to Miami.

200 Years Since Antarctica Was Discovered, the Continent Faces Irreversible Glacial Melting

On January 27, 1820, Fabian Gottlieb van Bellingshausen and his crew became the first known people to lay eyes on mainland Antarctica.

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The unofficial Apple Archive is on death’s door once more

I hope you got your fill of the unofficial Apple Archive last week, because that expansive collection of over 15,000 classic Apple advertisements, internal training videos, and other eye-opening odds and ends from the Cupertino computer company’s history has now been ripped apart — late Friday, curator Sam Henri Gold received a veritable deluge of DMCA takedown notices originating from Apple’s lawyers, letting him know the vast majority of the videos he’d uploaded to Vimeo had been removed from the internet.

A brief history of black names, from Perlie to Latasha

Most people recognize that there are first names given almost exclusively by black Americans to their children, such as Jamal and Latasha.

How an experimental story about gender and warfare shook the sci-fi community

In early January, the influential science fiction and fantasy (SFF) magazine Clarkesworld published a story by an unknown author named Isabel Fall. The story was titled “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter,” which describes the premise: it’s about a woman who becomes a weapon of war. But it’s also the origin of a cruel copypasta used to harass trans people, an internet meme similar to the hyperbolic slur that if queer people were “allowed” to marry, we’d be marrying dogs next.

If the Romance Writers of America can implode over racism, no group is safe

Over the past month, Romance Writers of America, one of the country’s largest writing associations, with over 9,000 members, has erupted in a race-related scandal.

Bill de Blasio’s bagel gaffe and the fraught politics of food

If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hadn’t already dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, #bagelgate might have been the nail in the coffin.

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Microsoft CEO says encryption backdoors are a ‘terrible idea’

As Apple squares off for another encryption fight, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered mixed messages on the encryption question. In a Monday meeting with reporters in New York, Nadella reiterated the company’s opposition to encryption backdoors, but expressed tentative support for legal and technical solutions in the future.

Nancy Pelosi to send impeachment to Senate for historic trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff but confronting the Senate with only the third trial in U.S. history to remove a chief executive.

Florida Man Tries to Avoid Arrest by Hiding Underwater in a Pond, Gets Caught When He Comes up for Air

A Florida man tried to evade arrest by hiding from police underwater in a pond—but was captured when he came up for air.

Facebook’s deepfakes ban has some obvious workarounds

We’re used to social networks waiting until the damage has already been done before announcing a cleanup effort. When it comes to the synthetic media known as “deepfakes,” they’ve been notably ahead of the curve. In November, Twitter announced a draft policy on deepfakes and began soliciting public input. And on Monday night, Facebook announced that it would ban certain manipulated photos and videos from the platform. Here’s the blog post from Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of global policy management:

What Is Type B Flu Virus? Symptoms of Influenza Strain Spreading Across U.S.

This flu season medics have been struck by the uptick of cases involving the type B flu virus, which has been predominating the season for the first time in 27 years.

Coyote Bites 5-Year-Old Boy’s Head Outside Chicago Museum, Attacks Another Man a Few Hours Later: ‘It’s Crazy’

A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized after a coyote bit him several times outside a museum in Chicago on Wednesday—hours before a man said he was attacked, too.

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Athletes, fans mourn death of retired Lakers star Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Lakers legend, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. He was 41.Condolences poured in upon the sports world hearing the news.

Celtics-Pelicans, other Sunday NBA games to go on in wake of Kobe Bryant’s death

The Celtics’ road game against the New Orleans Pelicans will not be postponed in the wake of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s death, the Globe has confirmed.

‘It shocked the whole locker room’: Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl.

Chiefs, 49ers arrive in Miami for Super Bowl week

MIAMI (AP) — Kansas City waited 50 years to get back to a Super Bowl. And then the Chiefs had to wait a few extra minutes once they got to Miami.

To honor Kobe Bryant, the Celtics and Pelicans started their game by trading intentional shot clock violations

The number 24 — Kobe Bryant’s number — meant something special on Sunday. The Celtics and Pelicans traded 24-second shot clock violations upon the opening tip of their game in New Orleans on Sunday.

24 Memorable Kobe Bryant Quotes and Mamba’s Unforgettable Basketball Accomplishments

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash northwest of Los Angeles on Sunday morning. He was one of nine members on board. Among them was his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

This week’s best deals include Eero’s mesh Wi-Fi kit, the Google Pixel 4, and more

The weekend is a good time to catch up on everything, including deals that you might have missed throughout the week. Below, you’ll find a mix of new sales we think are worth pointing out and a few ongoing offers that have already been featured in our coverage.

WWE ‘Royal Rumble’ 2020 Results: The First Stop on ‘The Road to WrestleMania’ Begins Here

The road to WrestleMania has begun with this Sunday's Royal Rumble event.While WWE fans will watch to see both the men's and women's Royal Rumble matches to guarantee a spot at this year's WrestleMania, there are plenty of championship matches that can alter both Monday Night RAW and SmackDown.

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200 Years Since Antarctica Was Discovered, the Continent Faces Irreversible Glacial Melting

On January 27, 1820, Fabian Gottlieb van Bellingshausen and his crew became the first known people to lay eyes on mainland Antarctica.

This week’s best deals include Eero’s mesh Wi-Fi kit, the Google Pixel 4, and more

The weekend is a good time to catch up on everything, including deals that you might have missed throughout the week. Below, you’ll find a mix of new sales we think are worth pointing out and a few ongoing offers that have already been featured in our coverage.

Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend shared compromising texts with her brother, who sold them, WSJ reports

New York prosecutors have evidence suggesting that Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, shared compromising texts about her affair with Bezos to her brother, Michael Sanchez, The Wall Street Journal reports. Michael then reportedly sold those photos to the National Enquirer, which then published a story about Lauren and Bezos’ affair last January. The WSJ says its reporters have seen the texts themselves.

Vine successor Byte is available now on iOS and Android

Dom Hofmann, the co-creator of Vine who has been quietly working on a successor to the short-form video platform, says the new app, called Byte, is available now on iOS and Android. The app has been available in beta form for quite some time, but its launch late on Friday afternoon came as a complete surprise.

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman Says She’s Sorry for Her Remarks About Journalists

The CEO of new streaming service Quibi apologized for remarks she made in which she compared journalists to sexual predators.