Did you actually know the MTA buses had Wi-Fi? Did it ever work anyway?

Happening in the World: The Iranian defense ministry announced that they intercepted a possible drone strike on a military facility in Isfahan on Saturday night. There is no statement on the extent of the damage, but the ministry indicated that two drones were stopped by traps, while one was destroyed in the air. The Pentagon spokesperson in the US denied any involvement by the US military. This possible drone strike occurs after the development of Iran’s nuclear weaponry program and the country’s supplying arms to Russia. Iran has also faced internal issues after the death of Mahsa Amini. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill denying transgender youth the right to transition-related healthcare, including gender-affirming surgeries and hormonal therapies. Several states have enacted similar laws, citing alleged harmful effects to transgender youth as a result of gender-affirming care. The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Medical Association, and The American Psychiatric Association have all rejected these claims. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: The MTA has removed free Wi-Fi access from buses, citing low daily usage. Thirty thousand people—two percent of riders—used the MTA Wi-Fi every day. The access has been removed since January 14. MTA officials predict that the measure will save them $33 million per year. The city is now focusing on adding cell phone service between subway stations. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: There will be a free, open-to-the-public concert at The Forum at 6 pm. The concert is part of a series called “Music Monday,” a concert series that features a show at The Forum on Monday evenings, once a month. The performers for January are The Louis Armstrong Jazz Performers Program, an on-campus program for jazz players. Registration is encouraged.

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