Finally the weekend.
During a busy week of news, President Biden had his say State of the Union Address, the death toll rose to more than 20,000 after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the New Zealand police discovered three tons of cocaine floating in the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, the actor Michael B. Jordan spoke to Gayle King about his career and directorial debut Creed III, and the world said goodbye to the legendary composer Bert Bacharachwho died at the age of 94.
In addition, Dell joined the parade of tech companies announcing layoffs which included companies such as Yahoofor now Disney has cut jobstoo.
But that is far from all.
Below is our weekly Saturday Six, a recap of half a dozen news stories – in no particular order – from the heartfelt to the weird to the tragic and everything in between.
- CBS News reviewed some of them Super Bowl ad you’ll see during Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. From the story: Most spots will feature automakers, booze retailers, and tech companies, while regular celebrity cameos will include Adam Driver, Will Ferrell, John Travolta, Alicia Silverstone, Serena Williams, Tony Romo, and Kevin Garnett. Watch the video above.
- LeBron James broke the NBA’s all-time scoring record. From the story: In front of jubilant fans at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers star secured his place in the record books during the third quarter of Tuesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James set the record with a dunk with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter.
- Americans are expected will spend $26 billion on Valentine’s Day. From the story: While inflation has weighed on consumers and businesses across the country over the past year, people are putting money and effort into those they care about most. More than half of consumers plan to celebrate in some way and will spend an average of about $192.80. That’s up from $175.41 last year and the second-highest since the National Retail Federation began tracking Valentine’s Day in 2004.
- Salsa music icon Celia Cruz will be featured in American Quarters in 2024. From the story: She is considered the first Afro-Latina American on a coin. The “Queen of Salsa” was a Cuban-American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the last century.
- An 18-year-old youth who played the lottery for the first time and won $48 million. From the story: The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation presented Juliette Lamour with her big check, naming her the youngest Canadian ever to win such a big lottery jackpot. Lamour said it was her grandfather who suggested she buy a lottery ticket. “I had just turned 18 and my grandpa suggested I buy a lottery ticket for fun,” Lamour said at a press conference on Friday. according to OLG.
- The The IRS is ordering millions of Americans not to file taxes. From the story: The agency said it is seeking to determine whether these tax breaks and special compensation are considered taxable income. “We expect to provide additional clarity to as many states and taxpayers as possible next week,” the IRS said on Feb. 3.
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