5 Top Trending News January 12th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America. So you can have an overview of what is going on around you. Hence find below the 5 top trending news in America on January 12th, 2021

Coronavirus

  • 1. The U.S. recorded more than 22 million coronavirus cases.
  • 2. The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday.
  • 3. Cases of the United Kingdom COVID-19 strain have been identified in Indiana.
  • 4. California Governor Gavin Newsom opens mass vaccination sites at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Petco Park in San Diego, and Cal Expo in Sacramento.
  • 5. President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.

Politics

  • 1. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will step down from his position.
  • 2. The U.S. military has not halted a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  • 3. Melania Trump denounces violence but calls the‘ passion’ of Trump supporters ‘inspiring’.
  • 4. House to vote on Trump’s impeaching article on Wednesday. The article states that Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by “willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States.” 
  • 5. Federal authorities plan to lock down part of downtown Washington D.C on Wednesday, based on warnings about pre-inauguration demonstrations in capitals throughout the country.

Business

  • 1. Rumble sued Google accusing the company of diverting traffic away from it toward YouTube.
  • 2. The U.S. government on Monday said it would begin collecting new duties on aircraft parts and other products from France and Germany from Tuesday
  • 3. Staples launch another attempt to buy Office Depot.
  • 4.  Bitcoin and other digital coins tanked on Monday, wiping some $150 billion off the cryptocurrency market
  • 5. Walmart said Monday that it’s creating a fintech start-up with Ribbit Capital, one of the venture capital firms behind Robinhood.

The fallout of the chaos in Washington

  • 1. The Trump administration on Monday announced it was returning Cuba to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
  • 2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers U.S. President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic.
  • 3. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal has tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • 4. Indonesia has deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle to help divers search for the remains of victims and recover the flight recorders from a Sriwijaya Air jet 
  • 5. U.S. to Declare Yemen’s Houthis a Terrorist Group.

World

  • 1. Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and pieces of the plane were retrieved
  • 2. The Spanish government will send convoys carrying the COVID-19 vaccine and food supplies on Monday to areas cut off by Storm Filomena.
  • 3. Mainland China saw its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in more than five months.
  • 4. Bahrain will open its airspace to Qatar as of Jan. 11
  • 5. U.S. to Declare Yemen’s Houthis a Terrorist Group.
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