Ballin’ 7-year-old shows off tricks on treadmill

This seven-year-old may have better hand-eye coordination than you.

Can schools require teachers to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Probably, but most aren’t – yet.

Districts are unlikely to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff right now. The bigger problem is all the teachers who want the shots but can’t get them.

COVID-19 variant found in UK spreads ‘like wildfire.’ British experts fear what will happen if US won’t lock down

U.S. officials should watch Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement Monday as the CDC says that by late March B.1.1.7, the more transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in Britain, could dominate the U.S.

Power outages, storms slow vaccine rollout at 2k sites; California to reopen schools; Biden to pledge $4B to COVAX: Latest COVID-19 updates

California lawmakers agree on $6.5B proposal to reopen schools this spring. CDC reports at least 1,500 variant cases in U.S. Latest COVID-19 news.

‘It has nothing to with who I am’: Lower credit scores can make car insurance much pricier for Black, Latino and Indigenous Americans

A low credit score can increase what drivers pay for car insurance by hundreds of dollars. The practice takes a particular toll on people of color.

Texas power grid now working but was ‘seconds or minutes’ from catastrophic collapse, official says

On Friday, Texas’ grid operators said the electrical system has returned to normal for the first time since a historic winter storm.

President Joe Biden planning trip to storm-ravaged Texas, but ‘I don’t want to be a burden’

Earlier this week, press secretary Jen Psaki pointed to the expansive ‘footprint’ and resources required of a presidential trip.

Freezing weather hampers Texas firefighters

Video from San Antonio, Texas TV station KSAT shows firefighters in Bexar County battling a fire in a large apartment building. Fire Chief Jerry Bialick says hydrants are freezing, leaving firefighters with little water to put out fires. (Feb. 19)

This man used his 2021 Ford F-150 to heat his house during Texas winter storm blackout

A retired refinery worker in Texas used his 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid pickup to power his home during the state’s winter storm blackout.

Capitol Police investigating 35 officers for Jan. 6 riot as union denounces ‘witch hunt’

The Capitol Police union denounced the move as a “witch hunt” against rank-and-file officers deflecting responsibility from the top.