THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • The Grammy Awards attracted 19.9 million Nielsen TV viewers and $95 million in ad revenue for CBS, per Kantar Media estimates. The cost of a 30-second ad during the event ranged between $1.2 million to $1.3 million.
  • Justin Timberlake canceled both of his scheduled concerts in Tacoma over the weekend due to snow and will not be rescheduling them.
  • Drake is still ticked at the Grammys for cutting him off.
  • Iowa is considering allowing voters to vote by phone. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Rough weather in Hawaii -- 191 mile-per-hour winds, 60-foot waves, rare snow on Maui.
  • Sears is still hanging in there and going to keep 425 stores open.
  • The son of Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden was arrested for public drunkenness.
  • Get this -- Gucci and Prada just got into trouble for designs that evoked blackface, and now pop star Katy Perry's fashion line is getting flak too. Her brand made unusual shoes that have a face on them, with blue eyes and red lips stuck onto the uppers in Mr. Potato Head fashion. There's a black version and a tan version.
  • The Oscars already have a controversy on their hands, after they decided to move four of the awards - cinematography, film editing, makeup and hair-styling and live-action shorts-to commercial breaks.
  • Trump is the first president in more than 120 years who doesn't have a canine pal by his side at the White House. The last dog-less commander-in-chief was William McKinley, who had a parrot, kittens and roosters.
  • 65% of smart thermostat owners interested in dealer service that performs system cleaning and preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • The strangest things TSA agents caught people trying to sneak on flights in 2018: spear guns, saw blades, a Freddy Kruger style claw glove, a small mortar, and an ice ax.
  • McDonalds is experimenting with serving donut sticks for breakfast.
  • Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, whose congresswoman wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he's running to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate.
  • Swiss voters have rejected a plan to curb urban sprawl.
  • A report says under Donald Trump's refund, the average tax return is 8.4% smaller.
  • Nashua, New Hampshire is offering free Valentine's Day STD and HIV tests.
  • A study says an ingredient in McDonald's French fries may cure baldness.

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