Dog days of Florida come to an end, with total demise of U.S. greyhound racing within sight
Recreational use of marijuana now legal in Montana
.@bts_twt isn’t just the biggest K-pop act on the charts. They’ve become the biggest band in the world—full stop. “We climbed our way up slowly, so it feels like we grew together. And we know each other on a deeper level,” Jung Kook says #TIMEPOY https://t.co/JvWEQkpdSS https://t.co/0MjqZFAxt8
We can finally say goodbye to 2020, a messy, tragic year. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there weren't many of the mass celebrations we're used to seeing. Swipe through to see how cities around the world rang in the new year ➡️ (📸: Antonio Masiello/Getty Images, Corey Sipkin/AFP/Getty Images, Lee Smith/Reuters, Kiran Ridley/Getty Images, Getty Images, Alvaro Barrientos/AP, John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images, ANP/AFP/Getty Images, Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images, Carl Court/Getty Images)
Global K-Pop sensation @BTS_twt celebrated New Year's Eve with an online concert along with other K-pop groups including TXT and GFRIEND https://t.co/eoJDRjq59F https://t.co/HSrDm5gdNt
nytcooking’s 50 most popular vegetarian recipes of 2020 — including this mushroom Bourguignon-style stew simmered with pearl onions, wine and carrots by clarkbar — are a great way to kick off the new year. Photo by dmalosh, with food styling by simoncooks. Tap the link in our bio for all 50 recipes.
CNN's @AndersonCooper took a moment during the New Year's Eve Live special to talk about losing his father as a young boy, empathizing with those who lost loved ones in 2020. https://t.co/bKuwM39vWP https://t.co/O25Y1dV4yO
A former pharmacist in Grafton, Wisconsin, was arrested and accused of "intentionally" destroying 500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator, Grafton police said Thursday. https://t.co/pJ5szWHedN
A pharmacist accused of deliberately spoiling more than 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine at a hospital outside Milwaukee was arrested Thursday afternoon, local authorities said. Police in Grafton, Wis., arrested the unnamed man on recommended charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, adulterating a prescription drug and criminal damage to property. He is being held in the county jail, according to a statement from the police department. The alleged episode, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wis., touched off anger nationwide as limited supplies of shots are rationed for high-risk individuals. The estimated value of the doses, which authorities said totaled as much as $11,000, pales in comparison to the protection they might have offered to health-care workers on the front lines of the intensifying pandemic. Read more at the link in our bio.
Moscow, Athens, Paris and London say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 https://t.co/JO3ax6datT https://t.co/M7KlOR5OgN
Australia woke up to a new year on Friday — and a slightly different national anthem. "Australia as a modern nation may be relatively young, but our country's story is ancient, as are the stories of the many First Nations peoples whose stewardship we rightly acknowledge and respect," Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald. The anthem, which has been tweaked to recognize the country’s Indigenous history, had become controversial in recent years. In particular, many pushed back against the phrase "for we are young and free" — a nod to when Britain's First Fleet landed in Australia in 1788 — given that Australia is home to one of the world's oldest known civilizations. The line will now end with "one and free." (📸: Dean Lewins/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Thousands of cannabis cases expunged due to legalization
Moscow, Athens, Paris and London say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 🎇
Vice President Pence asked a judge late Thursday to reject a lawsuit that aims to expand his power to use a congressional ceremony to overturn the presidential election, arguing that he is not the right person to sue over the issue. The filing will come as a disappointment to supporters of President Trump, who hoped that Pence would attempt to reject some of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college votes and recognize votes for Trump instead when Congress meets next week to certify the November election. The filing came in response to a lawsuit from Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) and a number of Republicans in Arizona, who argued that an 1887 law that governs how Congress certifies presidential elections is unconstitutional. The suit argues that the Constitution gives the vice president, in his role as president of Senate, sole discretion to determine whether electors put forward by the states are valid. Read more at the link in our bio. (Photo: jabinbotsford)
Rome street covered in dead birds after New Year fireworks