- WorldUSA TODAY
The Google employee who tested positive for coronavirus was in the company's Zurich office "for a limited time," Google said in a statement.
- CelebrityAssociated Press
Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, according to a newspaper report. The Los Angeles Times reported that a public safety source with knowledge of the events had seen one of the photos on the phone of another official in a setting that was not related to the investigation of the crash. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Maria Lucero told The Associated Press on Friday that “the matter is being looked into.”
- U.S.Good Morning America
A Valentine's Day dance in a small Utah school district sparked a conversation about where, when and how to teach consent to kids. Alicia Hobson, the mom of a sixth-grade student in the school district, took to Facebook last week to vent about her daughter, Azlyn, reportedly being told by her middle school principal that she had to dance with a student at the dance.
Brielle Biermann Shares Bikini Snaps from Birthday Trip
- CelebrityIn The Know
A Facebook post from an Ohio mother has gone viral for hilariously capturing what her dog did when her son was put in timeout. On Jan. 26, Jillian Marie Smith shared a photo of her 3-year-old son facing the wall with his arm around their 6-month-old English mastiff, Dash. The photo's caption read, “When you’re in time out but your best pal wont let you serve your time alone". Smith’s post has since gone viral — it has received over 44,000 shares and nearly 3,000 comments. “That is so precious,” one person wrote in response. “The dog looks like he’s saying, I got you pal we’re a team". In an interview with 'Today,' Smith acknowledged that her son and her dog are strongly attached to one another. “If I have to know where Peyton is, I’m like, ‘Where’s the dog?' They’re always together.”
- BusinessThe Daily Beast
Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) lashed out at presidential scion Donald Trump Jr. for claiming Democrats seemingly want the coronavirus to kill “millions of people” so they can end President Donald Trump’s “streak of winning,” threatening a “serious altercation” on Friday morning if the first son got near him.With financial markets tanking amid growing fears over the coronavirus, Team Trump and right-wing media have trained their attention on complaining about how Democrats and mainstream media have reacted to the Trump administration’s disjointed response to the crisis. During a Friday morning Fox & Friends appearance, Trump Jr. insisted that Democrats were rooting for a massive disaster.“For them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they can end Donald Trump’s streak of winning is a new level of sickness,” he bellowed.Appearing on MSNBC shortly thereafter, Garamendi was asked by host Hallie Jackson to react to those remarks. He immediately puffed his chest.“He should not be near me when he says that,” the congressman seethed.“Why not?” Jackson wondered aloud.“There would be a serious altercation,” the California Democrat replied. “That is just totally outrageous. I can assure you that there’s not a Democrat or Republican in Congress that wants anybody to be sick.”Garamendi went on to say explain his concerns about the administration’s response to the viral outbreak, noting that the United States has been aware since December of the growing epidemic in China and that Americans have been exposed to it. After criticizing Team Trump’s lack of preparation and planning, and referencing a whistleblower’s recent complaint highlighting the lack of training and safeguards for HHS personnel serving coronavirus evacuees, Garamendi concluded with another warning to the president’s eldest child.“Don Jr. better not get close to me,” the Democratic lawmaker fumed. “It would not be a healthy situation.”Jimmy Kimmel Brutally Roasts Don Jr.’s All-Time Worst LooksFollowing Garamendi’s challenge to Trump Jr., a spokesman for the president’s son provided the following response to The Daily Beast.“The outrageous remarks from Congressman Garamendi were beyond the pale and should be universally condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike,” spokesperson Andy Surabian said. “Almost as outrageous as the Congressman’s comments was the lack of pushback from MSNBC host Hallie Jackson, who’s silence about political violence aimed towards a member of the first family, was truly deafening.”“By threatening Don Jr. with physical violence on national TV, Congressman Garamendi made clear to everyone watching that he is better suited to represent Antifa than the people of California’s 3rd Congressional district,” he concluded. “He should apologize immediately.”—With reporting by Asawin SuebsaengRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- EntertainmentWomen's Health
For starters, she may be the next 'Bachelorette.'