Fourth Estate

Top news from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25


Monday, Feb. 21

  • Queen Elizabeth of England tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Hank the Tank, a 500-Pound Bear, ransacks a California community.
  • Biden Administration halts new drilling in a legal fight over climate costs.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into separatist-held Ukraine and hinted at a wider military campaign. He also recognizes Ukrainian separatists as independent.
  • U.S. Soccer and women’s players agree to settle an equal pay lawsuit, giving the athletes $24 million and ensuring equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams.
  • The hate crimes case in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery goes to jury deliberation.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

  • Russia attacks Ukraine and begins invasion.
  • President Biden follows suit with other European nations and imposes sanctions on Russia.
  • Capitol rioter Mariposa Castro who declared ‘civil war’ on Jan. 6 sentenced to 45 days in prison.

Thursday, Feb. 24

  • Russian forces take Chernobyl, the site of a deadly 1986 nuclear disaster.
  • Anti-war protests in Russia break out across the country.
  • Ukrainian President Zelensky is the number one target for Russia as he stays behind in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to the end.

Friday, Feb. 25 

  • Russian forces push into the outskirts of Kyiv.
  • President Biden introduces Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Supreme Court nominee.
  • Three former Minneapolis PD officers were found guilty of federal crimes over the killing of George Floyd.