The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 18, 2022

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Transcript for The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 18, 2022
- Crisis averted. AT&T and Verizon agreeing to temporarily limit the number of towers around airports that will carry their high-speed, 5G signals. Here's the worry. That stronger, 5G signal is very similar to the frequency of a plane's radio altimeter. A device pilots use to judge their distance from the ground. Airlines say in poor weather conditions, when visibility is low, pilots might not have reliable information to land safely. - The FAA cannot tell us if there is a problem. The airlines are erring on the side of safety to make sure that they scientifically determined that there isn't a problem, and that the flying public stays particularly safe. - The wireless carriers have long said 5G would not interfere with aircraft electronics. Our Mary Bruce, asking the White House today why they didn't act sooner, despite two years to prepare for the 5G upgrade. - Did the FAA dropped the ball here? - You know I think, Mary, there'll be lots of time to look back and see how we got here-- - Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot, standing up for herself in a new article for New York Magazine. The famed director of hits like the Avengers and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon, now on defense that he threatened Gadot's career while filming the 2017 film, Justice League. Gadot telling the Israeli news outlet, N12, last year quote, "I had my issues with Joss and I handled it. He threatened my career and said that if I do something, he will make sure my career is miserable--" Now, more than eight months later, Whedon's speaking out for the first time about Gadot's allegations, telling New York Magazine, "I don't threaten people. Who does that? English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech." Gadot telling the magazine in an email, "I understood perfectly." Whedon admitting to the magazine he slept with employees, fans, and colleagues while working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which eventually led to his marriage ending. And those wanting to order free, at-home COVID tests from the federal government are able to do so today, one day earlier than expected. You can place an order online at www.covidtests.gov and they're free. So you won't have to pay any shipping costs or provide any credit card information. But there are limits. At this point, you can order four per household. And we're told that they'll ship within seven to 12 days of ordering, about a week to a week and a half-- - The Mayor's confession that even he does not feel safe using his own city's public transit comes just three days after Michele Go was killed in Times Square, shoved into the path of a 40-ton subway train at 9:30 in the morning on Saturday. 61-year-old Simon Marshall confessed shortly after his arrest while proclaiming himself God. Investigators say he is homeless and emotionally disturbed. - We can do better than this. We can do better than letting somebody who has a history of, and a criminal record of somebody who has time and time again being mentally ill be on the streets and allowed to be violent. - I'd say just over 300 people out here in the bitter wind chills mourning Michele Go. Who, ironically, had volunteered her free time to help the homeless. - Microsoft says it's buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 million. SATYA NADELLA: This would be the largest acquisition in our history. And we are investing to create a thriving, gaming ecosystem. One where world-class content can more easily reach every gamer across every platform. - Activision currently faces allegations of misconduct and unequal pay. It makes games like Call of Duty and Candy Crush.

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