1. The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Maine jumped to a new high Tuesday. There were 367 patients in Maine hospitals Monday morning, including 110 people in intensive care and 59 patients on ventilators. (PRESS HERALD)
2. A mother was hit and killed by a car while walking with her 6-year-old son in Topsham on Tuesday. Her son was not hit and was not injured. The driver suffered minor injuries. Topsham police are investigating.
3. Portland police are investigating a string of four robberies in three days that included the TD Bank in the Westgate Shopping Center on Congress Street, Domino’s pizza and CVS on Forest Ave, and Walgreens on Marginal Way. (PRESS HERALD)
4. A major outage at Amazon’s cloud computing network on Tuesday disrupted the services of businesses across the US. The five-hour outage brought operations at Amazon to a near stand-still. Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, and Disney+, the McDonald’s app were just a few of the apps affected by the outage, too. (THE VERGE)
5. On Tuesday, Instagram rolled out a new set of teen safety, a day before Instagram’s CEO is set to testify before lawmakers. The changes include setting daily time limits, a new “take a break” feature, and offering optional parental oversight of their children’s accounts. Instagram, which is owned by Meta (formerly Facebook), has come under intense scrutiny since a whistleblower exposed internal research showing the app can harm users, and bring on body imaging issues and mental health concerns for teenagers. (FAST COMPANY)
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