If you’re in the Midwest or the Northeast and slushing through that icy stuff on the ground, thank Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog for seeing his shadow (HOW SWAY? It’s overcast!) and predicting six more weeks of winter. Great. Read about the Groundhog Day tradition here… [WashPost]
A 3-year-old Albuquerque toddler who was looking for an iPad in his mother’s purse pulled out a handgun and fired one shot, striking his father in the back. The bullet then exited through the father’s hip, hitting his pregnant mother in the shoulder. Both parents were treated and are in stable condition. The boy and his 2-year-old sister, who was also in the room at the time of the shooting, were not injured. The Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office will determine if the parents will face criminal negligence charges. Read about it here… [CNN]
It’s not what “Anti-Vaxxers” want to hear, but amid a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California, President Barack Obama is urging parents to get their children vaccinated. “I understand that there are families that, in some cases, are concerned about the effect of vaccinations,” Obama said in a pre-Super Bowl interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on Sunday. “The science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We’ve looked at this again and again. There is every reason to get vaccinated, but there aren’t reasons to not.” See the rest of the president’s statement here… [HuffPost]
Cleveland Brown’s Johnny Manziel entered a treatment center Monday, according to a spokesperson for the quarterback. “Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate, and he thought the offseason was the right time to take this step,” advisor Brad Beckworth said. “On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.” Reason for entering the rehabilitation center has not been confirmed, but a source close to Manziel said the quarterback “voluntarily entered treatment as a direct result of his lifestyle away from the field.” The star football player is expected to be in rehab a few weeks. Read about it here…[ESPN]
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