Latest Global News | The Chiefs’ historic Super Bowl win over the 49ers, Israeli airstrikes in Rafah and Beyoncé’s surprise country album announcement

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Chiefs quarterback and MVP Award winner Patrick Mahomes | Michael Owens/Getty Images

NEED TO KNOW

Chiefs win second-straight Super Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 during overtime at Super Bowl LVIII. It’s the first time that an NFL team won back-to-back championships since 2005.

Unstoppable Mahomes: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes earned not only his third Super Bowl championship in four years but also his third MVP Award. [Yahoo Sports]

Usher’s halftime show: The eight-time Grammy winner brought out several big guests, including Alicia Keys, Lil Jon and Ludacris, as he performed hit songs from his three-decade career. [GMA]

Taylor Swift shows up: The pop star flew straight from her four-day Eras Tour stop in Tokyo to root for her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs. [Yahoo Entertainment]


Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood via Getty Images

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood via Getty Images

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

🎵 Beyoncé’s new album

Beyoncé announced her new country album and released two new singles after dropping a hint during a Verizon Super Bowl commercial. The album comes out March 29. [Today]

🏛️ Foreign aid bill advances

The Senate voted to advance a $95 billion emergency aid bill for Ukraine and Israel that doesn’t include U.S. border protections. The chamber is expected to pass it within days, but it’s likely to face challenges in the GOP-led House. [New York Times]

➡️ Worsening air quality

A new study found that one in four Americans, about 83 million people, are exposed to “unhealthy” air quality each year. That could grow to 125 million people within decades, researchers say. [CBS News]

🌍 Israel rescues 2 hostages

Israel announced that it had rescued two hostages during an operation under the cover of airstrikes in Rafah, the Gaza border city where 1.4 million Palestinians have fled to escape the fighting. [Reuters]

💰 Racial wealth disparities

Data from the New York Federal Reserve Bank shows that racial wealth disparities grew during the pandemic. Specifically, it found that the real net worth of white individuals outgrew Black and Hispanic individuals’ by 30%. [AP]


WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY

🏒 Over in the NHL, the Flames and the Rangers face off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Promising young Rangers center Adam Edström is back from an injury. [SNY]

📺 NCIS Season 21 premieres at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Could we see a few beloved past characters make guest appearances? [TVLine]

🏀 NBA fans: The Timberwolves and the Clippers, the Western Conference’s top two teams, play at 10:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports. [Los Angeles Times]

😂 Jon Stewart returns as part-time host of The Daily Show at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central. (More on that below.) [Yahoo Entertainment]

☀️ And don’t forget to: Read your daily horoscope. Play the Daily Crossword. Check the forecast in your area.


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Illustration: Yahoo News; photo: MPI/Getty Images

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. It was originally committed to eradicating lynching in the U.S. [AP]


3 QUESTIONS

…about Jon Stewart’s Daily Show return

Starting tonight, Jon Stewart will host The Daily Show every Monday through the 2024 election. My Yahoo News colleague Dylan Stableford has details on his return.

Lily: When did Jon Stewart last host The Daily Show?

Dylan: His last show aired Aug. 6, 2015. He missed the Trump-Clinton election, Trump’s presidency, the Biden-Trump election and everything that’s happened since.

Lily: What can we expect him to bring to the show now?

Dylan: It’s clear that he wanted a platform to weigh in on this presidential race and the creative freedom to do it his way after splitting with Apple.

Lily: Will it be worth tuning in?

Dylan: I think it will! As his former correspondent John Oliver put it, it’s like Michael Jordan returning to the NBA.

Get more from Dylan: Read his reporting on national issues.


Animal Planet/AP

Animal Planet/AP

FEEL-GOOD MOMENT

This year’s 20th annual Puppy Bowl saw Team Ruff upset reigning champions Team Fluff 72-69 to take home the Lombarky Trophy. Moosh, an Australian shepherd mix who forced a key turnover, was awarded MVP. [New York Times]


Have a great day. See you tomorrow!

💡 P.S. Before you go, your daily advice: Dietitians busted several long-standing food myths, including the idea that you shouldn’t eat after sunset. [Yahoo Life]


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