#5Things: US election fake news, Britney Spears wants freedom, helicopter crash, and more

#5Things: US election fake news, Britney Spears wants freedom, helicopter crash, and more

Be in the know with these five things from Darren, Keri, and Sky.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears, pictured in 2018, went through a very public meltdown in 2008. Image courtesy: AFP

1. Fake news about Biden's win quashed

US President-elect Joe Biden is now leading the incumbent President Donald Trump by more than five-million popular votes. In the meantime, claims that dead people in Pennsylvania and Michigan voted in the 2020 election have been proven as false and despite Trump’s claims that he won this year's election, 80% of Americans reportedly believe that Biden has won it.

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2. Britney Spears loses bid to remove father from conservatorship

Britney Spears has lost her bid to stop her father's control of her personal and financial affairs. The pop superstar's lawyer, Samuel D Ingham III, requested that Spears' father James be suspended from his role in the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and career for 12 years. James Spears has had strict control over his daughter's life since a public breakdown in 2007.

3. Armed bandits rob motorist in full view of petrol attendants

Shocking footage captured by CCTV cameras at an Engen garage is being widely shared on social media. The video shows two armed men pouncing on an unsuspecting motorist who is parked, while a petrol attendant fills his car with petrol. The petrol attendant didn't even blink an eye.

The full story with the video is available here.

4. Helicopter carrying life-saving organ crashes

A helicopter carrying a life-saving organ crashed upon landing at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospitals, with alarming footage showing the helicopter lying on its side right on the edge of the roof. Firefighters were able to retrieve the heart, however disaster struck once again just seconds later after a medical worker slipped and dropped the organ. The transplant ended up being a success.

5. Computer model can predict how COVID-19 spreads in cities

Researchers at Stanford University and Northwestern University used mobile phone data from 98-million people to model the risks of infection at different locations. The reopening of restaurants, gyms, and hotels carries the highest danger of spreading COVID-19. They then combined that information with infection and virus-transmission data to create new infection models.

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