Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Wednesday, clashing with police and forcing a delay in the constitutional process to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's win.
— The Associated Press
Starbucks closed some New York City stores on Sunday “out of an abundance of caution” as cities across the U.S. braced for protests and potential unrest ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Starbucks spokesperson Jessica Conradson said the Manhattan stores were expected to reopen Monday. The Seattle-based company said it went ahead with the temporary closures because many people working in the stores live outside of Manhattan and might've gotten stuck from getting home if protests were to break out and disrupt transit service.
"My therapist says I need something that I do just for me," said Chrissy Teigen, who joined by husband John Legend and their two kids
PM hails ‘significant milestone’ in UK’s mass vaccination programme
It comes as a ban on quarantine-free travel into the UK enters into force at 4am in a bid to keep out new coronavirus strains.
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A South Korean court will sentence Samsung Electronics Co Ltd heir Jay Y. Lee on a bribery charge on Monday, a ruling likely to have ramifications for his leadership of the tech giant as well as South Korea's views toward big business. If Lee is jailed, he will be sidelined from major decision making at Samsung Electronics as it strives to overtake competitors, and will be diverted from overseeing the process of inheritance from his father, who died in October, crucial to keeping control of Samsung. If Lee remains free, he will be able to devote himself to both while likely facing strong backlash claiming the South Korean legal process shows undue leniency to chaebol, or family-run conglomerates, criticised for wielding too much power amid lapses in governance.
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The latest updates from the White House and beyond on 17 January 2021
Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit today (Jan. 17) on its second test flight — and also successfully deployed 10 satellites.
The defender scored his first Premier League goals for City in their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
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"Just can't gauge the tone yet."
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‘The facts are very clear and I’m not going to sugarcoat them, hospitals are under extreme pressure and staff are under extreme pressure,’ NHS chief executive says
A flight instructor was forced to make an emergency landing on a beach in Treasure Island, Florida on January 17 after the engine quit while a student was flying the plane. Trevor Thompson, who was walking on the beach, captured this footage.According to Bay News 9, the student pilot was in control of the airborne craft for only about 15 to 20 minutes before the engine gave out and the instructor pilot, Jenna Dunay, had to take over.Once Dunay took over control of the plane she determined they would not be able to make it back to the airport so she needed to land the plane on the beach, according to local news reports.The footage shows the moment the plane lands on the sand, skids, and clips a pole before coming to a stop.According to local news reports, neither the student nor instructor required any serious medical attention. Credit: Trevor Thompson via Storyful
England will launch the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme on Monday when it will start offering doses to people aged 70 and above and those who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus. The vaccination programme - the biggest so far in Europe - has focused until now on people aged 80 and older as well as frontline health and care staff. "Today is a significant milestone in our vaccination programme as we open it up to millions more people who are most at risk from COVID-19," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.
The 76ers won't have enough players to take on the Thunder on Sunday night.
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Patrick Mahomes was ruled out for the remainder of the Chiefs' divisional round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns
Manchester United missed a chance to snatch a smash-and-grab win at Liverpool but the champions underlined their depth as holding midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho both enjoyed a superb afternoon in the centre of defence. Ravaged by injuries to first choice centre-backs, Juergen Klopp was again forced to field the duo in unfamiliar roles and they responded with some aplomb. Liverpool dominated possession largely due to their natural ability to pass their way under pressure, leaving United forwards and midfielders chasing shadows in the opening hour of a chess-like contest.