‘Dune’ Actress Explains Parents’ Shock Deaths: ‘I Had No Idea Their Heat Had Gone’
Facebook/Alicia WittA month after her parents’ shock deaths from hypothermia, actor Alicia Witt took to Facebook Tuesday to detail how the preventable tragedy has left her reeling and struggling with what she could have done to save them. In a raw statement released Tuesday, the 1984 Dune actor and Orange Is the New Black star wrote that “i had no idea that their heat had gone out. i will never understand how or why they made the choice not to tell me this, not to let me help them with this. mynews.yahoo.com
Grand Rapids pizza restaurant ‘heartbroken’ as it prepares to close for good
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Brick Road Pizza Co. announced on Facebook it will permanently close Jan. 30 because of staffing and other challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the pandemic raged on we did not come close to the patrons we once had,” the restaurant wrote. As much as we’d like to hang on, emotionally and financially we’re spent.”Brick Road Pizza, 1017 Wealthy St. It was a good run.”The restaurant will be open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. However, that too “could be cut short depending on our remaining staff,” Brick Road’s Facebook message said.mlive.com
‘NCIS’ Actor Who Decried Vaccine Dies of COVID Complications
via Facebook Vachik Mangassarian, a veteran character actor known for his roles on NCIS, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has died at the age of 78 from COVID-19 complications. Representatives for Mangassarian confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he passed away in Burbank, California.The Iran-born Armenian star moved to the U.S. at age 23 and landed his first Hollywood role in 1978. In the decades since, he held a slew of roles, starring as the architect Qasim Zaghlul in Marvnews.yahoo.com
Non-profit tackles food insecurity and food waste
Over the past two years, food insecurity has been on the rise, but so has the amount of food being wasted. Crops headed from farm to table have been rotting in the fields due to disrupted demand. But some young people had a vision to shortcut the supply chain and directly link those food products with the people who need them most. Catherine Herridge has the details.news.yahoo.com
Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc in Brazil
Cabo Frio, a seaside city of 230,000 people in Rio de Janeiro state, has been dubbed "New Egypt", due to a high number of alleged pyramid schemes defrauding thousands of small-scale investors who believed they were getting rich off Bitcoin’s steep appreciation. (Jan. 22)news.yahoo.com
Brian Cox on playing Logan Roy in “Succession”
Actor Brian Cox plays the billionaire father of one of the most dysfunctional families on television. You might be surprised to hear how he compares himself to his character on the HBO show “Succession." Jeff Glor spoke with him about that and his autobiography.news.yahoo.com
Children's COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise
COVID-19 hospitalizations for children are climbing, with an average of more than 900 kids admitted a day. CBS News' Michael George reports, then Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, joins CBSN to discuss the latest.news.yahoo.com
Ravaged by war, separatist east Ukraine fears new conflict
Eastern Ukraine has been dogged by fighting since 2014, when Moscow seized control of the Crimean peninsula and Russian-backed separatists launched insurgencies in regions around the eastern cities of Donetsk and Lugansk. Now residents fear what the future holds as troops amass at the border with tensions at a boiling point.news.yahoo.com
Oakland County woman wins $3M Mega Millions prize, finds winning email in spam folder
“A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the spam folder in my email account. “That’s when I saw an email from the Lottery saying I had won a prize. “I definitely added the Michigan Lottery to my safe senders list just in case I ever get lucky enough to receive another email about a huge prize,” Spears said. For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games. If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig.mlive.com
Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence
Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook parent Meta Platforms for more than $150 billion over what they say was the company’s failure to stop hateful posts that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by Myanmar’s military rulers and their supporters.
The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is warning that the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy will be addictive and rob people of personal information while giving the company another monopoly online.
Facebook yanks Bolsonaro video claiming vaccines cause AIDS
Facebook and Instagram have removed from their platforms a live broadcast that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro delivered in which he said people in the U.K. who have received two coronavirus vaccine doses are developing AIDS faster than expected.