Happy Tuesday! This might be the busiest news week of the year. So let’s get right to it.
In Case You Missed It.
A new study confirms that diet sodas are just as bad for your heart as regular sodas. We sincerely hope you already knew that.
The U.S. imposed sanctions on Turkey after the country installed a Russian air-defense system.
Outdoor dining in New York City will be suspended on Wednesday but not for Covid. For snow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin decided today was a good day to acknowledge that Joe Biden has won the Presidential election and expressed his congratulations.
Apple Fitness+, the company’s streaming workout service, launched on Monday. You’ll need to update your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to the latest free software. Just go to settings, then general, then click software update. Mom, I’m talking to you.
Google services such as Google Docs, YouTube, and Gmail went down for an hour on Monday and everyone panicked before all was restored.
Coronavirus Update: Total confirmed U.S. cases as of 7 p.m. ET Monday: 16,425,955 — Total deaths: 300,456 — Total recoveries: 6,298,331
- The U.S. passed the 300,000 Covid death mark on the same day that it administered its first Covid vaccine.
- California Governor Gavin Newsom may face a recall election, similar to the one that installed Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor in 2003.
- A wild mink in Utah has become the first free-range animal to test positive for Covid. Why are we testing wild minks again?
- The Netherlands is going back into a strict 5-week lockdown.