The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday February 27)

February 27, 2020

Here are today’s top headlines.

Coronavirus news and live updates: Emergency measures worldwide as fears spread – CNN

An American soldier stationed in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a US Forces Korea statement. The soldier is a 23-year-old man stationed at Camp Carroll, and is the first US service member to test positive. He is currently self-quarantined at his off-base residence, said the statement.

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the 10th presidential debate

The 10th Democratic debate — this one in Charleston, South Carolina — is in the books.

Italy admits hospital mess-up as officials scramble to contain coronavirus outbreak

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has admitted that a hospital in the country’s north had contributed to the spread of the deadly coronavirus, raising questions about whether the European nation is capable of containing the outbreak.

US soldier stationed in South Korea tests positive for coronavirus as global outbreak worsens

Public health officials warned Wednesday that the spread of the novel coronavirus is inching closer toward meeting the definition of a global pandemic, as the number of cases outside mainland China continues to grow, including in South Korea where a US soldier has tested positive for the virus.

Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO. Bob Chapek replaces him

Bob Iger, the man who may be the second most-important person in the history of Disney, behind only Walt himself, is stepping down.

FBI raids fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s NY office after he was accused of sex assault and sex trafficking

While there are no publicly filed charges against Nygard, the fact that the FBI searched his office suggests the existence of a federal criminal investigation.

7-year-old girl dies during tonsillectomy

A 7-year-old South Carolina girl died one minute into surgery to remove her tonsils, her parents told CNN affiliate WHNS.

Singer Duffy says she retreated from the spotlight after being ‘raped and drugged and held captive’

Duffy opened up to her fans Tuesday in an Instagram post that explained why she stepped away from the spotlight nearly a decade ago.

Europe’s coronavirus outbreak spreads from Italy

Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, with all appearing to be linked to the growing outbreak in Italy. Austria, Croatia and Switzerland said the cases involved people who had been to Italy, as did Algeria in Africa. The first positive virus test has been recorded in Latin America – a Brazilian resident just returned from Italy.

Africa Live: Imported Bugatti car wows Zambians – BBC News

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken over key functions of the Nairobi county government in what his office described as “a landmark agreement”. The law allows for transfer of functions between the national government and county governments after an agreement. Governor Sonko is facing corruption charges and has been barred from accessing his office until his case is heard.

High stakes debate has Sanders in the crosshairs

The Democratic presidential candidate debate in Charleston, South Carolina reprised a piece of political theatre similar to a performance six days earlier in Las Vegas. On stage in Nevada last week, the debate played out like dinner-theatre murder mystery.

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich: Frank Lampard’s side ‘brutally exposed’ in Champions League

Chelsea may just be clinging on to a place in the Premier League’s top four despite the handicap of their summer transfer ban – but step into the rarefied atmosphere of the Champions League and they are brutally exposed.

Diageo warns coronavirus will hit profits in 2020

Drinks giant Diageo has warned that its profits in 2020 will be hit by the effects of coronavirus. The Guinness-owner said that operating profits were likely to be between £140m and £200m lower than expected, due to disruption in Asian markets. It joins companies such as Apple and Danone.

Your next Android smartphone will probably have more RAM than your PC

Smartphones are about to overtake PCs when it comes to RAM memory. On Tuesday, Samsung announced it has begun mass production of the first 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM chip for smartphones. The new chip is fast, with a data transfer rate that’s 1.3 times faster than LPDDR4X RAM, and approximately 20% energy savings compared to an 8GB LPDDR4X chip.

Here’s everything that you need to know about CBD edibles

The CBD industry is booming, but how much of it actually works? From CBD bath bombs to CBD lattes to CBD-infused workout gear, the questionable wellness trend is everywhere. Unlike THC, the molecule in cannabis that induces the “high” feeling weed is known for, CBD is being studied for its impact on sleep, anxiety, and inflammation without THC’s psychoactive effects.

Sony Xperia 1 II has 5G and triple rear camera

Monday, Feb. 24, was supposed to be the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where Sony was scheduled to launch new Xperia smartphones. Due to coronavirus fears, the MWC was canceled, but Sony still had its press event, albeit only in the form of an online stream.

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