From stimulus check 2, the "Scoob!” review, to Nevada earthquake, enjoy our daily news feed.
1. House Approves $3 Trillion Covid Aid Bill That Includes Another Stimulus Check For Americans
From CNN: The House of Representatives on Friday passed a sweeping bill to spend more than $3 trillion for Covid-19 relief and a rules change to allow lawmakers to vote remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
2. Review: 'Scoob!' Fails To Distinguish Itself From Every Other 'Scooby-doo' Movie Or TV Show
From Forbes: Despite rich colors and occasionally striking computer animation, it fails to differentiate itself from the 33 previous direct-to-DVD/VOD Scooby-Doo! animated features. I’m not going to pretend that I’ve seen every single one of them, but the ones I’ve seen are generally aggregable kid-friendly entertainments that offer larger-scaled adventures for the iconic detective squad. For better or worse, that’s what Scoob! is.
3. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Nevada
From The New York Times: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck a remote area in western Nevada early on Friday, damaging a major highway and shaking homes as far as Utah and California.
4. Thunderbirds Put On Spectacular Shows With Flyover To Support Hospital Workers, First Responders
From Los Angeles Times: The Air Force Thunderbirds put on quite a show Friday with an aerial salute to those on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus. Six F-16C/D Fighting Falcons flew in formation across parts of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties throughout the day to honor first responders, healthcare workers, members of the military and others.
5. Sorrento Therapeutics Skyrockets 244% After Claiming A Breakthrough On A Covid-19 Antibody (SRNE)
From Business Insider: Sorrento Therapeutics skyrocketed as much as 244% on Friday after the company said an antibody it was developing showed "100% inhibition" of the COVID-19 virus in preclinical studies.
6. Avatar: The Last Airbender Is On Netflix
From Vox: Avatar: The Last Airbender has returned to Netflix. The Friday release marks the first time in several years that the beloved animated series has been available on a major streaming platform in the U.S.
7. J.C. Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Plans Some Permanent Store Closings
From USA TODAY: J.C. Penney, reeling from a one-two punch of the department store industry’s struggles and the coronavirus pandemic, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday.
8. Operation Warp Speed Head Slaoui 'confident' In Covid-19 Vaccine By Year's End
From FiercePharma: At a Rose Garden event, Trump named former GlaxoSmithKline vaccine head Moncef Slaoui and four-star general Gustave Perna to lead the charge, which aims to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.
9. Zach Hoffpauir, Stanford Football And Baseball Standout, Dies At 26
From San Francisco Chronicle: Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport athlete at Stanford who earned all-Pac-12 recognition as a safety and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks during his college career, died Thursday at 26. Hoffpauir's dad, Doug, confirmed his son's death to the Arizona Republic, but did not reveal a cause.
10. Ex-Florida Escort, Convicted Of Trying To Arrange Hit On Husband, Seeks New Trial
From Oxygen: A Florida woman convicted of attempting to hire an undercover cop to murder her husband is hoping for a new trial as her lawyer calls her "the most misunderstood woman in the United States." Dalia Dippolito was originally convicted in 2011 after being recorded in a conversation in which she paid an undercover police officer $7,000 to kill her husband of five months Michael Dippolito.