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.

Grammys Pre-Ceremony Opens With Moment of Silence for Kobe Bryant, As Fans Call for Awards Show to Be Cancelled

The 62nd annual Grammys Awards pre-ceremony opened with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant, who was killed along with his daughter, Gianna, and several other people earlier Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

Recounting Kobe Bryant’s most memorable Boston moments

Many of Kobe Bryant’s most defining moments involved Boston, and whether they were wins or losses, there’s no short of classic Bryant moments connected to the Celtics. Here are some of the most memorable:

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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.

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.

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:

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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Grammys Pre-Ceremony Opens With Moment of Silence for Kobe Bryant, As Fans Call for Awards Show to Be Cancelled

The 62nd annual Grammys Awards pre-ceremony opened with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant, who was killed along with his daughter, Gianna, and several other people earlier Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

Recounting Kobe Bryant’s most memorable Boston moments

Many of Kobe Bryant’s most defining moments involved Boston, and whether they were wins or losses, there’s no short of classic Bryant moments connected to the Celtics. Here are some of the most memorable:

John Altobelli — former Cape League coach, father of Red Sox scout — dies with wife, daughter, in Kobe Bryant crash

John Altobelli, the father of a Red Sox scout who was also head coach of the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League from 2012–2014, was one of the people killed in the helicopter crash Sunday that killed Kobe Bryant.

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.

The Liberation of Auschwitz Took Place 75 Years Ago. Today, America Is Witnessing the ‘Revival’ of Anti-Semitism

Ronald S. Lauder is helping around 100 Holocaust survivors travel to the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau to mark the 75th anniversary of the concentration camp's liberation.

Watch Kobe Bryant Tributes, From ‘Kobe’ Chants to NBA Teams Running Out the ’24’ Second Shot Clock

The sports world mourned Sunday upon hearing about the death of retired NBA super star Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning near Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Gianna Killed in Helicopter Crash

Former NBA star Kobe Bryant's daughter, Gianna, was also killed, along with her father, in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in Calabasas, California, a person familiar with the incident told The Associated Press.

Mookie Betts trade talks evolving with Dodgers, Padres

According to multiple major league sources, the Red Sox continue to discuss the possibility of a Mookie Betts trade with multiple suitors. The team is weighing potential combinations of big leaguers and prospects offered by the Padres as well as the Dodgers, and remains engaged with both teams about the possibility of a deal involving their superstar right fielder.

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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.