Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Live inaugural updates: 12 Army National Guard troops dropped from Capitol security mission, including 2 for ties to right-wing militias

Adherents of the QAnon extremist ideology have indicated they plan to be in Washington for Joe Biden's inauguration, according to the FBI.       

Live politics updates: Tearful Joe Biden says goodbye to Delaware on eve of inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden, struggling to hold back tears, said farewell to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, before departing for Washington.       

Atlanta Dream, WNBA team co-owned by former U.S. senator Kelly Loeffler, on verge of being sold

The WNBA's Atlanta Dream, who are co-owned by controversial former U.S. senator Kelly Loeffler, are closing in on the sale of the franchise.       

Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 deaths; fired Florida data scientist-turned-whistleblower arrested

COVID-19 has killed more than 400,000 Americans in less than a year and infections have continued to mount across the country despite the introduction...

Technology

5 Ways to Monitor Your Blood Pressure Wherever You Are

These portable devices can send results to your phone—and help you keep track of your health.
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Is This the Gayest Yuletide Yet?

Streaming services are giving LGBTQ fans a tidy package of content this holiday season.  The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in...

The 8 Best Books About Artificial Intelligence to Read Now

Algorithms have crept into our feeds, streets, and workplaces. Here’s what WIRED staff are reading to understand what that means for the future. 

What a Victorian Disease Detective Proved About Urban Health

John Snow showed that London's cholera outbreak arose from bad water, not the moral failings of the poor. His legacy can help tackle new...

The Biden Administration Needs a VP of Engineering, Not a CTO

If our government wants to implement a tech-forward agenda, it needs someone who looks at broken infrastructure with a debugger’s eye. A version of this...

A New Field Guide for Earth’s Wild Microbes

The most massive database of microbial gene sequences so far shows that the tree of life is much larger than we knew. There are hardly...

The Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Online This Weekend

Stay at home! Here are the very best discounts we’ve found in every category and at all the major retailers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

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Latest News

Trailer Watch: “Strip Down, Rise Up” Celebrates the Power of Pole Dance

“Pole can be so many things to so many different people,” we’re told in a new trailer for “Strip Down, Rise Up.” Michèle Ohayon’s...

Live inaugural updates: 2 National Guard members reported dropped from Inauguration mission for ties to right-wing militias

Adherents of the QAnon extremist ideology have indicated they plan to be in Washington for Joe Biden's inauguration, according to report.       

'Man without a home': What the future may hold for Vice President Mike Pence

After four years of steadfast loyalty to Trump, Pence is said to be open to a 2024 run, but his rift with the president...

Trailer Watch: Anna Paquin Manages Celeb Crises in “Flack”

Anna Paquin squared off with — and cozied up to — vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters on “True Blood,” but U.K. export “Flack” sees the...

Rachel Givney’s Jane Austen-Inspired Novel “Jane in Love” Headed for the Big Screen

Jane Austen is set to anchor her own love story. Di Novi Pictures and Amazon Studios have acquired Rachel Givney’s novel “Jane in Love”...

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 memorial will mark 400K US deaths; fired Florida data scientist-turned-whistleblower arrested

As the US nears 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a memorial is planned Tuesday in DC. Latest COVID-19 news.       
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Entertainment

Thomas Rhett Launches Dos Primos Tequila Brand With His Cousin: ‘Beyond Proud of How It Turned Out’

The 2020 ACM Awards entertainer of the year also noted how much he and his wife, Lauren Akins, enjoy...

2020’s Best Documentaries By and About Women

Searing indictments of corrupt political systems, a trip down memory lane to a radical summer camp for teens with...

Trailer Watch: FBI Agent Clarice Starling Comes Out of Hiding and Hunts More Monsters in “Clarice”

“You are a woman with a very public reputation for hunting monsters,” FBI Agent Clarice Starling is told in...

Gotham PD Series at HBO Max Enlists Joe Barton as New Showrunner

The upcoming Gotham PD series at HBO Max has found its new showrunner in Joe Barton, Variety has learned. Barton takes...

Apply Now: Tiffany Haddish’s She Ready Internship Program

Tiffany Haddish is holding the door open for the next generation of industry leaders and welcoming them with open...
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Culture

How we met: ‘She stood right next to me. I assumed she fancied my PhD student’

Although Chris Moulin and Céline Souchay met at a scientific conference in France in 1999, they didn’t make a lasting impression on each other...

Where will you be doing your UK Christmas shopping this year?

Where will you be doing your Christmas shopping this year? Are you making more of an effort to shop local, or through independent retailers?...

Nigel Slater’s Christmas breakfast recipes

At some point during the festivities, whether on the day itself, Christmas Eve or Boxing Day, a splendid breakfast will be called for. A...
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On the Eastside

VIDEO: 34th District Democrats make their State Senate endorsement…s

(Standing-room crowd at 34th District Democrats just before State Senate endorsement vote) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The endorsement for the open 34th District State...

ST Releases SR522 BRT Details

Last week, Sound Transit kicked off a summer of public events centered around SR 522 BRT. “Project Refinement” will be done in early 2019,...

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT: Seattle City Light work to close section of Marine View Drive for more than a week

Received from Seattle City Light, as its year-and-a-half-plus project in South Arbor Heights/The Arroyos continues: During the week of June 18, Seattle City Light crews...

Man pleads not guilty to Ballard rape

Christopher Teel pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment in King County Superior Court on Wednesday, KING 5 reports. Court documents say Teel...

A Cheap ST3 First Hill Study

“Virginia Mason Hospital and Pavilions” By Visitor7 , from Wikimedia CommonsIt appears we’re not going to get a formal study of building the Midtown...

Ballard senior is state pole vaulting champ

Congrats to Ballard High School senior Chad Cohen for clearing 15’0″ to become the 3A state champion in pole vaulting. He also broke the...

Enjoy Food

Seattle Takeout Options for Those Having a Solo Thanksgiving This Year

Items for Ba Sa’s Thanksgiving takeout feast are available a la carte. | Ba Sa Due to a rapid rise in COVID cases, Gov. Jay Inslee has banned indoor gatherings with people outside one’s household (unless specific quarantine and...

The Most Exciting New Restaurants in Seattle, January 2021

Aviv Shawarma Bar recently opened in South Lake Union. | Courtesy of David Nussbaum Even before the pandemic, it was difficult to open a restaurant...

From Korean spiced hotpot to baked squash: Chantelle Nicholson's recipes for winter warmers

Whole baked onion squash with caramelised onion, thyme and kale stuffing (pictured above)Prep 10 minCook 1 hr 30 minServes 2 as a main, 4...

Recipes for ham and pickled cabbage | Nigel Slater

There are three things I remember about my gran’s house: the smell of coal dust from the open fires; the freezing cold outside loo;...

Seattle News

The Bellevue Vine

Slog AM: This Week In Trump's Downfall, Trump a No-Show for Inauguration, 140,000 Jobs Died in December, Introducing Jenny Cudd

First Things First: Trump will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, which means that will settle that. Like the South African "liquor...

Slog PM: We're Proud of Elliot Page, Barr Tells the Truth, What Happened at That Gay Sex Party in Brussels?

We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to keep producing the stories you've come to love....

UPDATE: Big barge fire on the Duwamish River

(Added – photo sent by Erin) 8:30 PM: If you’re seeing smoke to the east – Seattle Fire has a big response arriving at...

Velocity Dance Center's Virtual Foreseeable Future

We can probably expect more content like Velocity's first original virtual, live piece, co-presented with Design in Public festival, "UTOPIA: touch." Vladimir Kremenović Velocity Dance...

Slog PM: The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Slack Takes a Break, Dr. Duchin's Big Thread

Off to Georgia with Dad! Get out and VOTE Georgia!!! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/zm7Zk6l6wo— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 4, 2021 It's the eve of the Georgia runoff...

Outbreak – Today’s latest news on COVID-19 | Bellevue Reporter

74 more cases have been reported in King County.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, with low bridge CLOSED for at least a week

6:43 AM: We start our morning-traffic watch with a reminder that the “low bridge” is closed to all non-maritime traffic and expected to remain...

One-third of Seattle-area households are burdened by housing costs

New Harvard data shows that many are struggling It’s easy to balk at the cost of an apartment in Seattle. But can residents afford to...

The Best Movies to Stream This Week

We know you're probably busy rolling pie dough and basting various meats, so we've rounded up our picks for the best movies streaming this...

How are faith communities responding to the coronavirus pandemic? | Bellevue Reporter

Faith leaders from the Eastside are working to reschedule or digitize events and services in response to the outbreak.
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US News

51 years later, coded message attributed to 'Zodiac Killer' has been solved, FBI says

Michael Levenson, New York Times Service December 12, 2020 | 7:56 AM It took 51 years to crack, but one of the taunting messages written in code...

A record number of flyers traveled over Thanksgiving weekend, despite CDC advice

The Transportation Security Administration set a new pandemic record Sunday for the number of travelers who passed through U.S. airport checkpoints.       

32 things we learned from Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season

The 32 things we learned from Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season: 1. It's time to start talking about the Titans' Derrick Henry as a...

Trump pardons 15 people, including two involved in the Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including Republican allies, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and...

Business

Congress' rescue aid: A dose of support, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $900 billion economic relief package that emerged from Congress over the weekend will deliver vital aid to millions of households...

States were left scrambling after finding out they'd get 20-40% less vaccine than they expected. Here's why.

In the first major hiccup of the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, states this week found themselves scrambling to adjust as they received word...

Mnuchin defends shut down of Fed emergency loan programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending his decision to close down a number of emergency Federal Reserve loan programs at a...
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Health

Vaccine conspiracy theories could undermine efforts to control the pandemic

WASHINGTON — The crudely drawn image shows the gates to Auschwitz, the most notorious of the Nazi extermination camps. There stand two black-clad figures,...

Sen. Perdue in quarantine after exposure to person who tested positive for COVID

ATLANTA — With days to go before a decisive runoff election, incumbent Sen. David Perdue is in quarantine after coming in close contact with...