The weekend has finally arrived.
During a busy news week, President Biden made his State of the Union addressO Death toll rose to over 20,000 after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and New Zealand police discovered three tons of cocaine floating in the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, the actor Michael B Jordan caught up with Gayle King about her career and her directorial debut “Creed III,” and the world said goodbye to the legendary songwriter Burt Bacharachwho died at the age of 94.
Also, Dell joined a parade of tech companies announcing layoffs which included companies like yahoowhile Disney cut jobsalso.
But that’s not nearly all.
Below is our weekly Saturday Six, a recap of half a dozen stories — in no particular order — ranging from the heartfelt to the weird to the tragic, and everything in between.
- CBS News previewed some of the Super Bowl Ads you’ll see during Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. of history: Most of the announcements will come from automakers, liquor sellers and tech companies, while the usual celebrity appearances 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 all-time NBA scoring record. From the story: In front of cheering 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 fadeaway jumper with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter.
- Americans are expected to spend $26 billion on Valentine’s Day. From the story: Even as last year’s inflation overwhelmed consumers and businesses across the country, people are investing money and effort in those they care about most. More than half of consumers plan to celebrate in some way and will spend an average of around $192.80. That’s up from $175.41 last year and is the second highest figure since the National Retail Federation started tracking Valentine’s Day in 2004.
- Salsa music icon Celia Cruz will be featured in US quarters in 2024. of history: She is believed to be the first Afro Latina to appear on the 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 young man who played the lottery for the first time won $48 million. From the story: The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation presented Juliette Lamour with its huge check, calling her the youngest Canadian ever to win such a huge lottery jackpot. Lamour said it was her grandfather who suggested she buy a lottery ticket. “I had just turned 18 and my grandfather suggested I buy a lottery ticket for fun,” Lamour told a news conference on Friday, according to OLG.
- O The IRS is telling millions of Americans to delay filing their taxes. From the story: The agency said it is trying to clarify whether these tax rebates and special refunds are considered taxable income. “We look forward to providing additional clarity for as many states and taxpayers as possible in the coming week,” the IRS said Feb.
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