President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico has played down the pandemic. Many Mexicans wonder if contracting the coronavirus will change his mind since he can count on the quality care that many struggle to find. https://nyti.ms/2MkWUbM
A tornado barreled through a northern suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, late on Monday night, collapsing buildings, trapping people in their homes and setting off frantic rescue efforts, the authorities said. https://nyti.ms/3sRmgPn
"Crackdown and coercion are no longer enough to discourage Russians from protesting," writes Alexey Kovalev.
For the second time in just over a year, the House delivered an article of impeachment to the Senate against Donald Trump, citing “incitement of insurrection.” https://nyti.ms/3a1NZ7b
Opinion: "China seized my sister. Biden must fight for her and all enslaved Uighurs." https://wapo.st/3sZmSlR
Opinion: The rich got richer during the pandemic. We need to claw back their gains. https://wapo.st/3oe0Ng1
Analysis: Biden just set a very high bar for when he thinks he will have achieved unity https://wapo.st/2MrdkiF
Megyn Kelly says media partly to blame for Capitol riot: They "couldn't check their" feelings about Trump http://hill.cm/hrnxjTu
Denzel Washington and Rami Malek on the challenge of releasing a movie during the pandemic https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-01-25/little-things-denzel-washington-rami-malek-hbo-max
Jennifer Lopez tried to start a new social media challenge. Emphasis on 'tried' https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-01-25/jennifer-lopez-love-dont-cost-a-thing-challenge
Shaquille O'Neal's Bell Canyon home https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/gallery/shaquille-oneals-bell-canyon-home
Out of work entertainment industry crews offer help in Biden's vaccine rollout https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-01-25/vaccine-rollout-film-crews-iatse-hollywood-unions
President Joe Biden reinstates Covid-19-related travel restrictions previously lifted by former President Donald Trump https://cnn.it/36gmYvU
The Biden administration says it is "exploring ways to speed up" release of $20 bills featuring Harriet Tubman after the Trump administration delayed the move https://cnn.it/2KNzYS2
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx tell interviewers about the "nonsense" of the Trump years https://cnn.it/2YidefW
Under pressure to speed up vaccinations, states are holding back or redirecting doses earmarked for long-term care facilities.
Lin Wood, the prominent attorney who filed a series of suits disputing Trump's election loss and promoted false QAnon-related conspiracy theories, is facing a bid to force him off a libel suit against MSNBC host Joy Reid. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/25/lin-wood-libel-suit-462367
Tainted by Trump’s reputation, several former aides have described an increasingly bleak job market with virtually no chance of landing jobs in corporate America.
President Biden said today that he was hopeful about ramping up vaccine capacity, as parts of the country start to bump up against limitations on how many shots they can administer. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/25/biden-15-million-covid-vaccines-462357
AP Morning Wire:
• Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing sway over GOP.
• US races against new strains; Virus variant haunts Europe.
• Rioters flaunted involvement in Capitol siege.
• Navalny's team calls for new Russia protests for his release.
BREAKING: Indonesia’s confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic began crossed a million and hospitals in some hard-hit areas were near capacity. http://apne.ws/QwIZZT9
An environmental disaster: The failure by Balkan nations to properly handle their garbage is on full display at a dam in Serbia, where bulldozers are dragging out tons of waste swept downstream by swollen rivers. http://apne.ws/CYy9bDa
Exclusive: Hong Kong authorities are scrutinizing the financial records of pro-democracy activists as they crack down on political opposition, according to some activists and a senior bank executive https://reut.rs/2M3LGIV via @JessiePang0125 @AlunDavidJohn and @sumeet_chat
"After the heart attack, I felt like such an old man," Kevin Smith recalls. "I was like 'What would make me feel better and young?' Playing with my toys. I pulled (the old characters) all down out of the attic and started setting them up again." https://bit.ly/3pjwtBH
The hot nuggets debuted for their first run in mid-September and it was the first flavor McDonald's USA introduced to the McNugget since the product debuted in 1983. https://bit.ly/3a1Y0Bm
LeBron James took exception to a person, who he said was a member of the Cavaliers' front office group, excitedly cheering one of his misses.
He got his revenge in the form of 21 points in the fourth quarter. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/lakers/2021/01/25/lebron-james-cavaliers-front-office-member-missed-shot-cheer/4256416001/
"Rebranding WGN America as NewsNation underscores the network’s clearly defined mission of delivering fact-based and unbiased news, while making it easier for viewers to find this new informative source for news," Nexstar executive Sean Compton said. https://bit.ly/3pfeYCG