Deaths rise in China due to coronavirus
The death toll from the rapidly spreading coronavirus reached 132 Tuesday as the total number of people infected approached 6,000, according to AP News.
Numerous American citizens have begun to leave Wuhan — the Chinese city most impacted by the deadly virus.
Chinese authorities have quarantined Wuhan and a number of other cities to help eliminate the potential spread of the virus.
GOP doesn’t have the votes to block witnesses
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a private luncheon Tuesday that Republicans don’t currently have the votes to block witnesses from appearing in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post.
McConnell’s remarks come after a leak of the unreleased manuscript from former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book.
Bolton wrote that Trump told him he wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until officials there began investigations of his political opponents.
Earthquake in the Caribbean leads to evacuations
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred in the sea between Cuba and Jamaica Tuesday, according to NBC News.
Despite being miles away from the United States, the earthquake led to the evacuation of several buildings in Miami, Florida.
The forceful quake occurred at 2:10 p.m. 86 miles northwest of Jamaica and almost 90 miles southwest of Cuba.
NFL Twitter accounts hacked prior to the Super Bowl
A Saudi hacking group called OurMine claimed responsibility for the social media hacks of several NFL teams this week, according to NBC News.
OurMine said it wanted the hack to showcase its cybersecurity prowess and prove that anything can be hacked.
The Super Bowl-bound Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers were among those affected by the breach of security.
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