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Today in history: Feb. 20

1 month ago   |   By Arizona Daily Star

Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury's Friendship 7 spacecraft, and more events that happened on this day in history.
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Fine with a fine: Alibaba accepts all-time high $2.8bn penalty from Chinese...

Fine with a fine: Alibaba accepts all-time high $2.8bn penalty from Chinese antitrust regulator

China's antitrust regulators have hit Alibaba Group, the world's largest e-commerce corporation, with an 18.2 billion yuan fine, the highest penalty of its kind on record. The... Read more ...

Supreme Court stops California from limiting at-home worship

Supreme Court stops California from limiting at-home worship

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is telling California that it can't enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible... Read more ...

Baby fatally shot by 3-year-old brother in Houston apartment

Baby fatally shot by 3-year-old brother in Houston apartment

An 8-month-old baby was fatally shot Friday by his 3-year-old brother after the toddler somehow got ahold of a loaded gun inside their Houston apartment, a report said. Four... Read more ...

Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams' brain to be studied for CTE after deadly...

Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams' brain to be studied for CTE after deadly shooting spree

The former NFL player who killed five people in a South Carolina murder-suicide on Thursday will be posthumously examined for a degenerative brain disease that has been linked... Read more ...

Black-owned California beachfront seized 100 years ago could be returned to...

Black-owned California beachfront seized 100 years ago could be returned to owners' descendants

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County plans to return prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a seaside resort for African Americans but suffered racist... Read more ...

Mass. to receive significantly less J&J vaccine in coming weeks

Mass. to receive significantly less J&J vaccine in coming weeks

There will be 86% fewer Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses allocated to states next week, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Read more ...

Dustin Johnson's Masters reign ends with missed cut

Dustin Johnson's Masters reign ends with missed cut

The South Carolina native bogeyed three of his final four holes Friday and missed the cut by two shots. Read more ...

‘Ridiculously over the top': BBC creates special complaint form as viewers...

‘Ridiculously over the top': BBC creates special complaint form as viewers decry ‘too much coverage' of Prince Philip death

The BBC has been inundated with a wave of complaints over its marathon coverage of the death of Prince Philip, even setting up a special page for viewers to voice their gripes... Read more ...

Inside artist Yayoi Kusama's trippy New York Botanical Garden exhibit

Inside artist Yayoi Kusama's trippy New York Botanical Garden exhibit

Yayoi Kusama grew up around flowers and plants, carrying her sketchbook to her family's seed nursery in rural Japan and drawing the violets and peonies. When she was 11, her... Read more ...

COVID-19 vaccine in Placer County: Where to find the latest info

COVID-19 vaccine in Placer County: Where to find the latest info

Wondering when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what Placer County says about its residents. Read more ...