News and other Things I’ve found interesting July 7th 2020

Wish I could say life has gotten better. But it has gotten worse. It’s like Universe and others feel I deserve to suffer and be miserable. Couple of days ago house fan that distributes heating and cooling decided to stop working.

My at least 6 year old Samsung Galaxy S5 which I have kept pieced together. Has decided not to connect to AT&T network. Bill is paid. So I’m assuming a bad SIM card or phone showing it’s age. Behavior is intermittent – every once in awhile it will connect.

Samsung Galaxy S5 gyroscope broken Posted February 6, 2020

Players Wonder Where Fortnite’s Cop Cars Went

‘Fortnite’ removed cop cars from game amid police protests

Kendrick Perkins has credit card denied after kids rack up $16,000 ‘Fortnite’ bill

The United States is ‘looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says

Tesla’s meteoric rise is making a lot of employees very rich

Hundreds of forgotten corners of mega-corp websites fall into the hands of spammers and malware slingers

Download this update from mybrowser.microsoft.com. Oh, sorry, that was malware on a hijacked sub-domain. Oops

You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Fujitsu tells 80,000 of its Japan employees: From now on, you work remotely

You may be distracted by the pandemic but FYI: US Senate panel OK’s backdoors-by-the-backdoor EARN IT Act

Linux kernel coders propose inclusive terminology coding guidelines, note: ‘Arguments about why people should not be offended do not scale’

Mark Zuckerberg presides over a toxic world — but never really pays a price

Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Collection is designed for codebreakers

Japan explores the challenges of creating a virtual Yen – Video

Working From Home? Don’t View Porn on Your Corporate VPN

Pornhub Is Giving Italians Free Premium Access During Coronavirus Quarantine

U.S. Copyright Office: Disconnecting Persistent Pirates is Not Always Preferred

Cox Is Liable for Pirating Subscribers, Hit With $1 Billion Damages Verdict

Major oil and gas pipeline projects, backed by Trump, flounder as opponents prevail in court

Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down Pending Review, Federal Judge Rules

Supreme Court deals major blow to Keystone XL project

An Italian glacier is turning pink. And that’s not good news

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

Flick Fact: 21 cents? For the original Steak ‘n Shake meal?

Emig named new director of McLean County Museum of History

“Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66” Visitors Center Grand Opening Bloomington Illinois

Tourist Camps Cabin Courts “Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66″ Visitors Center

Route 66 dining history “Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66″ Visitors Center

‘Massive’ roof failure at McLean County Museum of History prompts county action

Union protesters call for Normal to require local workers when tax incentives used They were critical of the town’s agreement with Rivian

Rivian takes over Uptown Normal Illinois

Normal approves Rivian property tax abatement

Rivian declines $1 million grant from town of Normal, wants to ‘alleviate pressure on our home’ during pandemic

Meat, cheese products temporarily removed from Normal Walmart cases

Out-of-state travel blamed for COVID surges in McLean, Tazewell counties

Coronavirus: Three England pubs close after positive tests

Coronavirus: Israel government reimposes lockdown measures after spike in cases

One Bay Area county added to ‘watch list,’ another falls of

India coronavirus: Life-saving Covid-19 drugs sold on Delhi black market

Overwhelmed California hospitals sending COVID-19 patients to SF

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

How to Redesign the World for Coronavirus and Beyond

Covid-19 kept them separated from their pets for months. So they’ve chartered a plane to bring them home

A high-risk Florida teen who died from covid-19 attended a huge church party, then was given hydroxychloroquine by her parents, report says

A high-risk Florida teen who died from covid-19 attended a huge church party, then given hydroxychloroquine by her parents

U.S. Will Pay $1.6 Billion to Novavax for Coronavirus Vaccine

Refusal to wear mask should be as taboo as drink-driving, says Royal Society chief

About a fifth of adults in the US have moved due to Covid-19 or know someone who did, a new study shows

A woman who allegedly coughed on a baby no longer has her school district job

Johnson & Johnson cuts price of TB drug in poorer countries

‘Never Known A Kinder Person’: Actor Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19 At 41

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirus

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

Bubonic Plague Found in a Herder in Inner Mongolia, China Says

Chinese health officials confirm case of bubonic plague

Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans

Jonathan Sackler, Co-owner of Purdue Pharma, Dies

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of embattled OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, dead at 65

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, dead at 65

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, dies

Jonathan Sackler, joint owner of opioid maker Purdue Pharma, dies aged 65

Charlie Daniels, country music firebrand who sang ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia,’ dies at 83

Country music star Charlie Daniels, best known for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia,’ has died at 83

Athlete stopped by Met police says it feels like ‘being black is a crime’

Detroit cops employed facial recognition algos that only misidentifies suspects 96 per cent of the time

White woman charged with filing false report after racist Central Park confrontation

How 2 Lives Collided in Central Park, Rattling the Nation

Amy Cooper Faces Charges After Calling Police on Black Bird Watcher

Bay Area father shot and killed during Sierra trip with son, who spent 30 hours hiding in wilderness

Man shot dead in Bronx while walking with 4-year-old daughter

Phoenix police shot and killed a man in a parked car, sparking renewed protests

Hundreds of armed counter-protesters confront Black Lives Matter rally in Ohio

Bethel police investigating 10 incidents after counter-protesters descended on BLM march

A tiny Ohio town’s Black Lives Matter event was overrun by armed counterprotesters

Fox News apologizes for ‘mistakenly’ cropping Trump out of photo with Epstein, Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell has copies of Jeffrey Epstein sex tapes, ex-friend says

Friends fear Ghislaine Maxwell is in ‘danger,’ worried for her safety

Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘secret stash of Jeffrey Epstein sex tapes’

Deutsche Bank to pay a $150million fine for failing to monitor Jeffrey Epstein’s suspicious payments

Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Was Hiding in a Million-Dollar House in a Tiny New Hampshire Town

Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to New York to face charges alleging she recruited women and girls for Jeffrey Epstein

White House launches hunt for leaker who revealed Russian bounties for American troops scandal and claims to have ‘fewer than 10’ suspects

Trump’s Justice Department has a powerful tool to fight police abuse. It refuses to use it.

Study: San Francisco and Oakland are the most gentrified cities in the US

Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians over potential name changes

Native American groups ask NFL to force Washington team name change

Nancy Pelosi’s husband among lawmaker-linked PPP loan recipients

Sennheiser received a bailout loan worth over $2 million

Robo-debt: Minister claims the government is not built for refunds

AU$721 million in robo-debts to be returned as Australian government admits error

Kanye West’s company got PPP loan

Normal considers $630,000 project to address Sugar Creek erosion, flooding

UK house prices fell for fourth month in a row, says Halifax
New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

No more delays: What to know about the July 15 tax deadline

Bruno the Bear tranquilized in Missouri

Bruno the bear tranquilized in Missouri

Mississippi Medical Marijuana Activists Relieved After Controversial Legalization Resolution Stalls Out

Two Men and a Truck: Dealing with the heat while moving

Producers respond to rumors ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ will be canceled

Over for good? Is the Ellen DeGeneres show being canceled?

Ellen DeGeneres isn’t as nice as she wants you to believe, insiders confess

‘Ellen’ crew furious over poor communication regarding pay, non-union workers during coronavirus