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Trump Under Investigation for Possible Violations of Espionage Act
- Top secret classified information was among the documents recovered from the former president's Florida resort. By , , and Former U.S. President Donald Trump is under investigation for potential violations of the Espionage Act, according to a search warrant unsealed by a Florida court on Friday. Eleven sets of classified documents were recovered from Trump's Florida resort during an FBI search on Monday, part of a ...

Source: foreignpolicy.com
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The 6 most common polio symptoms, from flu-like headaches to muscle pain
- New York City health officials reported traces of the polio virus in sewage water. Most people who get polio will not have visible symptoms, but the disease can cause paralysis in a small portion of infected people. Children who seem to fully recover from polio can get symptoms 15-40 years later. New York City health officials found traces of polio , a disease the US eliminated in 1979, in the wastewater on August ...

Source: insider.com
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New Covid-19 guidance from the CDC: Everything you need to know
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 guidance on Thursday because, the agency says, the virus presents a lower risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death than it did at the start of 2020. "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," said Greta Massetti, a CDC ...

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U.S. inflation outlook brightens as import prices drop, consumer sentiment rises
- Aug 12 (Reuters) - U.S. import prices fell for the first time in seven months in July, helped by a strong dollar and lower fuel and nonfuel costs, while consumers' one-year inflation outlook ebbed in August, the latest signs that price pressures may have peaked. Import prices, which exclude tariffs, fell 1.4% last month after rising 0.3% in June, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the largest monthly ...

Source: reuters.com
Salman Rushdie Is Attacked on Stage in Upstate New York
- During a question-and-answer event at the Chautauqua Institution, an assailant reportedly stabbed the acclaimed author. Salman Rushdie, the novelist whose writing has attracted death threats during his five-decade career, was attacked Friday during an event in upstate New York, according to the Associated Press , whose reporter witnessed the incident.  The outlet first reported that an assailant either stabbed ...

Source: vanityfair.com
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US Congress passes spending bill in win for Biden administration
- The bill has breathed life into the Democratic Party's ambitions to retain control of Congress in upcoming elections. The US Congress has passed the Democratic Party's climate and healthcare bill in what is likely to be considered the most substantial legislative success of his first term. Democrats hope that the $430bn bill will help them maintain control of Congress in November's midterm elections. The bill ...

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Anne Heche 'not expected to survive' following fiery crash, rep says
- The actress suffered a 'severe' brain injury after she was involved in a serious car wreck a week ago Fox News Digital captures video footage of a Los Angeles home after actress Anne Heche's crashed car caused the house to light on fire. Anne Heche remains in a coma after suffering a "severe" brain injury and is "not expected to survive," a representative for the actress told Fox News Digital Thursday ...

Source: foxnews.com
US   MARKETS  
Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talcum-based baby powder globally
- Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talcum-based baby powder worldwide and replace the product with its existing cornstarch version starting next year, the consumer products giant late on Thursday. The move comes after   from women in recent years who claimed using the powder gave them either ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, a cancer that strikes the lungs and other organs. The company insists, and ...

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WORLD  
UN Demands End to Military Activity at Ukraine Nuke Plant
- UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. nuclear chief warned Thursday that "very alarming" military activity at Europe's largest nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine could lead to dangerous consequences for the region and called for an end to attacks at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia facility. Rafael Grossi urged Russia and Ukraine, who blame each other for the attacks at the plant, to immediately allow nuclear ...

Source: military.com
US   MARKETS  
Four in Five Metro Areas Notched Double-Digit Price Gains in Q2
- Despite escalating mortgage rates and slumping home sales in the second quarter of 2022, a greater number of markets experienced double-digit annual price gains compared to the prior quarter, according to the National Association of REALTORS ® ' latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability and Housing Affordability Index, released Thursday.   Key findings The top 10 metro areas with the largest ...

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Your Brain Gets Tired, and Scientists Now Know Why
- FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Preparing your taxes is a purely mental activity, but one that leaves many exhausted by the end of the effort. The same goes for reading a dense report, picking apart reams of spreadsheet data, or writing a fact-laden paper. That feeling of following a bout of intense thinking isn't all in your head, a new study argues. Lab experiments show that work requiring a lot of ...

Source: insidenova.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Why it's taking so long to encrypt Facebook Messenger
- After a high-profile incident in which subpoenaed Facebook messages led to felony charges for a 17-year-old girl and her mother in a Nebraska abortion case, Meta said Thursday that it would expand testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger ahead of a planned global rollout. This week, the company will automatically begin to add end-to-end encryption in Messenger chats for more people. In the coming weeks, it ...

Source: theverge.com
The Arctic Is Warming Far More Quickly Than Scientists Thought, Study Finds
- New research says the region is warming four times faster than the rest of the globe, yet another dramatic sign of climate change. The Arctic is heating up almost four times faster than the rest of the planet, according to a new study , significantly more than scientists thought and yet another warning sign climate change is already wreaking havoc in some of the most untouched parts of our world. Researchers in ...

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Disney+ and Hulu are raising prices! Here's how much you'll pay
- Major streaming price bump! Is this enough to cancel? It happens so often that by now, you shouldn't be shocked when a streaming service announces a price increase. ESPN+ recently said monthly subscription fees would go up by nearly 43% in August. Streaming giant Netflix announced a price hike in March. That resulted in a loss of almost a million subscribers between April and July this year. In addition, over the ...

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Watchdogs Say FTC Must Foster Internet 'Free from Unwanted Surveillance'
- Privacy advocates want the agency to safeguard "personal data from misuse by big companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Meta, as well as smaller but no less nefarious data brokers." As the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday launched a long-awaited rulemaking process, progressive watchdog groups urged the agency to swiftly implement digital privacy measures that would shield internet users in the United States from ...

Source: commondreams.org
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Bioengineered cornea can restore sight to the blind and visually impaired
- The implant resembles the human cornea and is made of collagen protein from pig's skin. Thor Balkhed The study jointly led by researchers at Linköping University (LiU) and LinkoCare Life Sciences AB has been published in Nature Biotechnology . The promising results bring hope to those suffering from corneal blindness and low vision by providing a bioengineered implant as an alternative to the transplantation ...

Source: worldhealth.net
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The Abortion Elections All Across America
- Reproductive rights activists demonstrated in front of the United States Supreme Court on June 24, after the court announced it was overturning Roe v. Wade. When Americans go to the polls in November, they won't be able to vote Justice Samuel Alito out of office for his ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization . That decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to obtain an ...

Source: newrepublic.com
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FEC Approves Google's Plan to Exempt Campaign Emails From Spam Filters
- The pilot program stems in part from a March study that found Google filters were far more likely to mark right-wing campaign emails as spam than left-wing ones. The Federal Election Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to allow Google to proceed with a pilot program that would keep emails from eligible campaigns out of spam folders, saying that the proposal did not represent a prohibited in-kind contribution to ...

Source: nextgov.com
POLITICS  
GOP's risky proposition: Rebuffing a fossil fuel-friendly climate bill
- GOP lawmakers have attacked the climate and energy pieces of the Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act by labeling it as modeled on Democrats' Green New Deal. Congressional Republicans are reflexively rejecting the largest climate bill in U.S. history. But some of their allies fear the approach will backfire. GOP lawmakers have attacked the climate and energy pieces of the Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act , ...

Source: politico.com
WORLD  
Gunman tried to rob Beirut bank to get his trapped savings
- Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein took up to 10 bank workers and customers hostage and reportedly fired three warning shots as he demanded funds to be able to pay his father's medical bills. A gunman has surrendered after taking hostages during a raid on a bank in Beirut where he demanded access to his trapped savings. Authorities say 42-year-old Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein entered a branch of the Federal bank with a shotgun ...

Source: news.sky.com
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Misinformation 'Harms Nearly Every Element of Election Administration,' Committee Report Finds
- State election officials said that they "need help at the federal level" to counter the threat. Threats against election officials and the spread of false claims about the accuracy of voting systems are making it harder for election administrators across the United States to effectively carry out their duties, the House Oversight and Reform Committee found in a staff report issued on Thursday. The Democratic staff ...

Source: nextgov.com
GRAPHIC VIDEO: OnlyFans star batters boyfriend she stabbed to death, prosecutors say
- Posted: Updated: SHARE Warning, this video is graphic. Viewer discretion is advised. (Source: Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office via Storyful) TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The OnlyFans model who allegedly stabbed her live-in boyfriend to death was caught on video assaulting him months before the murder, prosecutors said. Miami prosecutors released video showing Courtney Clenney attacking Christian Obumseli in ...

Source: wfla.com
US   MEDICINE  
Global experts race to understand rare cases when monkeypox leads to death
- Out of tens of thousands of monkeypox cases around the world this year, there have been a dozen deaths linked to the virus, and for the first time, some of them have been outside Africa, in countries where the virus doesn't usually spread. More than 31,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported globally since January 1, more than 10,000 of them in the United States . Most people have recovered at home with no ...

Source: cnn.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Xiaomi shows what a foldable could look like if Samsung had competition
- If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement . The has launched in China just days after Samsung announced its next generation of foldable handsets, with Xiaomi looking to gain an advantage over its competition with a slimmer design, bigger displays, and a more affordable price. The Mix Fold 2 has several improvements over the original Mi Mix Fold released last ...

Source: theverge.com
California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils water conservation plan to meet drought challenges
- Aug. 12 (UPI) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has unveiled a climate and conservation strategy to shore up the state's decreasing water supply, which is expected to dry up by 10% over the next two decades. The initiative, which Newsom says is "an aggressive plan to rebuild the way we source, store and deliver water," calls for increased storage and wastewater recycling and would invest in growing technologies like ...

Source: upi.com
Drought declared across eight areas of England
- Expert group declares official drought amid prolonged dry spell, meaning water rationing may take place A drought has been declared across wide swathes of England after a meeting of experts. The prolonged dry conditions , with some areas of the country not receiving significant rainfall all summer, have caused the National Drought Group to declare an official drought. The Environment Agency has moved into drought ...

Source: theguardian.com
SCIENCE  
Antarctica's ice shelves could be melting faster than we thought
- A new model developed by Caltech and JPL researchers suggests that Antarctica's ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate, which could eventually contribute to more rapid sea level rise. The model accounts for an often-overlooked narrow ocean current along the Antarctic coast and simulates how rapidly flowing freshwater, melted from the ice shelves, can trap dense warm ocean water at the base of the ice, ...

Source: phys.org
SCIENCE  
When Summer 'Supermoons' Hit Your Eye: Spectacular Photos
- When the moon takes the celestial stage during the summer , the spectacle is simply amazing: Currently topping the program is the Sturgeon Supermoon, shining in all its splendor. In July, it was the Buck Supermoon, the biggest and shiniest of the year. That one followed the Strawberry Supermoon that delighted sky watchers in June. They have other stage names. This Sturgeon Moon, which derives its principal name ...

Source: forbes.com
MEDICINE  
New 'Langya' virus found in China: What to know about symptoms, transmission
- Less than three years after the discovery of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers found another virus that spreads from animals to humans. The findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine . The Langya virus was detected in nearly three dozen people in the provinces of Shandong and Henan in the eastern parts of the country. Zoonotic diseases occur when animals spread germs to humans. ...

Source: medicalnewstoday.com
DIGITAL  
Is Your Data Usable?
- " " is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Marketers today have many data sources available to them, giving them the option to tailor data sets based on their specific needs. Whether it's for audience segmentation or business operations, it can be tempting to buy the biggest data set available. However, it's important that marketers think twice ...

Source: adexchanger.com
US  
Amazon's Ring, MGM to launch show from viral doorbell videos
- Amazon-owned companies Ring and Hollywood studio MGM are partnering to create a TV show in the mold of "America's Funniest Home Videos." NEW YORK -- Two Amazon -owned companies — Ring and Hollywood studio MGM — are teaming to create a TV show in the mold of "America's Funniest Home Videos" using viral footage from Ring's doorbell and smart-home cameras. The half-hour show, called "Ring Nation," will be ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
SCIENCE  
These unusual moths migrate over thousands of kilometers. We tracked them to reveal their secret navigational skills
- , Migratory insects number in the trillions. They're a major part of global ecosystems, helping to transport nutrients and pollen across continents – and often traveling thousands of kilometers in the process. It had long been thought migrating insects largely go wherever the wind blows. But there's mounting evidence they're actually great navigators and can select favorable conditions to undertake their ...

Source: rawstory.com
Singer Michelle Branch is arrested, charged with domestic assault
- Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michelle Branch was arrested and charged with domestic assault Thursday, Nashville police said. Branch, 39, admitted to slapping her ex-husband Patrick Carney, 42, in the face "one to two times" after police were called to their home for a possible domestic disturbance early Thursday morning, according to Nashville court documents. The arrest came shortly after Branch announced her ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
South Korean president pardons Samsung heir for bribing predecessor
- The de facto leader of Samsung received a presidential pardon on Friday, wiping clean the billionaire scion's criminal record from a massive corruption scandal that ignited nationwide protests in 2017 and reinvigorating a crucial player in the South Korean economy. Lee Jae-yong, who goes by Jay Y. Lee in the West, had been imprisoned for bribing South Korea's former president, Park Geun-hye, but was paroled after ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
SCIENCE  
Dinosaurs evolved different eye sockets for stronger bites
- In many animals – and most dinosaurs – the eye sockets are circular holes in the skull housing the eyeballs. However, according to a new study led by Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager, a senior lecturer in Paleobiology at the University of Birmingham , large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex , evolved different, elliptical or oval shapes of eye sockets in order to better deal with forceful bites. ...

Source: earth.com
Suspect who tried to breach FBI office dies in standoff
- WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the motives of an armed man who they say tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office, fled and died hours later in a rural standoff with law enforcement, a case unfolding as the FBI warns agents to take extra precautions amid increased social media threats to its employees and facilities. Officials have warned of a rise in threats against federal agents in ...

Source: apnews.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Google is testing a way to start streaming games from search results
- Along with Stadia, the feature offers swift access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now and Amazon Luna titles. One thing that will help bolster adoption of cloud gaming is by making it as easy as possible to fire up a game. To that end, Google is testing a way to start playing something with a single click from search results, even if it's not on the company's own Stadia platform. The test, which was spotted by ...

Source: engadget.com
A beachgoer was killed after being struck by an umbrella
- A woman was killed this week in Garden City, S.C., after a beach umbrella flew into the air and then struck her — a tragic reminder that beach umbrellas can quickly become dangerous projectiles. After becoming airborne, the umbrella struck and impaled 63-year-old Tammy Perreault as she sat on the beach, according to statements from a Horry County spokesperson and the county's chief deputy coroner Tamara ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
FBI, CISA Urge Orgs to Be on the Lookout for Zeppelins (But Not the Fun Kind)
- The FBI and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a joint advisory to help organizations defend against the Zeppelin ransomware -as-a-service as part of their #StopRansomware (Opens in a new window) effort. "From 2019 through at least June 2022," the agencies say (Opens in a new window) , "actors have used this malware to target a wide range of businesses and critical ...

Source: pcmag.com
US   MARKETS  
S&P 500, Nasdaq close up 4th straight week as optimism grows
- NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market could be under way and spurred the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to post their fourth straight week of gains. The S&P 500 (.SPX) is up 17.7% from a mid-June low, with the latest gains coming from data this week showing a slower-than-expected rise in the consumer ...

Source: reuters.com
US   POLITICS  
Florida to block use of Medicaid for gender-affirming care
- Florida has moved to prohibit transgender residents from using Medicaid to pay for gender-affirming care. The big picture: Florida joined at least 10 other states — including Texas , Arizona and Missouri — in barring residents from using Medicaid to pay for the medications and surgeries prescribed to those diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the Washington Post reports. These medical treatments often ...

Source: axios.com
US  
Peloton to cut 800 jobs, hike prices and shut stores in sweeping overhaul
- Recent price reductions 'cheapened at least the perception of the brand,' Peloton's CEO said READ THIS NEXT    Layoffs and budget cuts—tracking economic moves and news Peloton Interactive Inc. will embark on a sweeping overhaul that includes cutting nearly 800 jobs, raising prices for its Bike+ and Tread machines, and outsourcing functions such as equipment deliveries and customer service to outside ...

Source: adage.com
Tech Firms Rallying Around Open Specs for Security Telemetry
- Leading technology and security companies are banding together to share tools and products to better guard against cyberattacks, saying their security teams are spending more time correlating a blitz of unintegrated data than detecting and responding to threats. The Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework (OCSF) project , revealed Wednesday at the Black Hat USA cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, will provide "an ...

Source: meritalk.com
US  
Anne Heche legally dead at 53, a week after a fiery car crash
- Anne Heche has died of a brain injury and severe burns after speeding and crashing her car into a home in the residential Mar Vista neighborhood last Friday, Aug 5. The building erupted in flames and Heche was dragged out of the vehicle and rushed to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles. The 53-year-old, Emmy Award-winning actress is best known for her roles in 1990s films like Volcano , ...

Source: npr.org
US   POLITICS  
Trump keeps trying to divert attention to Obama over 'nuclear' records scandal — here's why that doesn't add up
- National Archives refutes baseless allegations of former president Trump lawyer does not 'believe' that secret nuclear documents found at Mar-a-Lago As the FBI's search warrant for Donald Trump 's Palm Beach residence was unsealed by a Florida judge, the former president continued to propagate a conspiracy theory regarding his predecessor as a way of diverting attention. Unfortunately for Mr Trump, his efforts on ...

Source: independent.co.uk
Britney Spears' lawyer slams Kevin Federline over 'cruel' and 'abhorrent' Instagram post sharing videos of singer appearing to argue with her sons
- Britney Spears' lawyer responded to Kevin Federline's post sharing videos of Spears and her sons. Mathew Rosengart said it was "cruel" to share the old videos, taken by the children, on Instagram. He urged Federline to accept Spears' wishes to keep their disagreement a private matter. Britney Spears' lawyer has slammed Kevin Federline for sharing multiple "cruel" videos that appear to show the singer arguing with ...

Source: insider.com
Dutch authorities arrest alleged developer of crypto mixing service Tornado Cash
- An alleged developer of the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency mixing service has been arrested in the Netherlands. The Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), a government agency that investigates financial crimes, said the 29-year-old man is suspected of "involvement in concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering through the mixing of cryptocurrencies." The suspect was due to ...

Source: engadget.com
US   POLITICS  
Fox News airs false photo of Trump search judge with Ghislaine Maxwell
- Network criticized for sharing manipulated image of Bruce Reinhart on a plane across from the convicted sex trafficker Fox News has drawn criticism for sharing a photoshopped image of a US magistrate judge, Bruce Reinhart, who signed the search warrant on the recent FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, sitting on a private plane across from the convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. Filling in for ...

Source: theguardian.com
Justice Dept. investigating Southern Baptist Convention handling of sex abuse
- The Southern Baptist Convention, the second-largest faith group in the country, said Friday that the Justice Department is investigating multiple arms of the denomination following an internal report that showed mishandling of sexual abuse cases. The investigation is related to a recent bombshell third-party report commissioned by the SBC, a spokesman said late Friday. The report concluded that sex abuse survivors ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US  
'This is shocking': writers and celebrities horrified by Salman Rushdie attack
- Author, who has previously faced death threats, was stabbed as he was about to deliver a lecture in western New York Writers and celebrities have reacted with shock and horror after author Salman Rushdie was attacked onstage at an event in New York state on Friday. Rushdie was attacked as he was about to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York , according to witnesses. Police later said ...

Source: theguardian.com
Montenegro gunman kills 10, including two children, in rampage through quiet streets
- The man used a hunting rifle to first shoot the tenants in his home, then random people he passed outside. Ten people, including two children, were killed when a man went on a shooting rampage through the quiet streets of the western Montenegro city of Cetinje. The gunman used a hunting rifle to first shoot the two children, aged eight and 11, and their mother, who lived as tenants in his house. He then walked into ...

Source: news.sky.com
POLITICS  
Federal court restores Obama-era freeze on coal leasing on public lands
- A federal judge on Friday restored a 2016 moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands that had been overturned by the Trump administration. In the ruling, Judge Brian Morris of the District of Montana, an Obama appointee, ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reimpose the moratorium until it has conducted a more thorough environmental analysis. Former Trump-appointed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had ...

Source: thehill.com
MARKETS  
Analysis
- What's Driving the US-China Spat Over Audits and Delisting About 200 Chinese companies whose shares trade in the US, including JD.com Inc. and Baidu Inc., face delisting because American regulators aren't able to verify their financial audits. While China and the US continue to negotiate access to the audits, some Chinese companies aren't waiting to be expelled. On Aug. 12, five of the country's largest state-owned ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US   POLITICS  
Wisconsin GOP leader fires 2020 election investigator
- The Wisconsin Assembly Republican leader who hired a former state Supreme Court justice to investigate the 2020 election fired him Friday, after the former justice and former President Donald Trump backed the lawmaker's opponent. Speaker Robin Vos firing of Michael Gableman ends a 14-month probe that began with Vos voicing full confidence in Gableman's abilities. Vos had rejected Gableman's determination that ...

Source: independent.co.uk
US   POLITICS  
Massachusetts Governor Signs Cannabis Industry Reform Bill
- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed a package of cannabis industry reform bills which includes provisions for tax reforms, expungement, social equity, and changes to industry fees. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Thursday signed the bill package of cannabis industry reforms, which includes social-equity provisions, tax reforms for the industry, and a reworking of the state's host community ...

Source: ganjapreneur.com
US   POLITICS  
IRS deletes requirement that new agents be willing to use "deadly force"
- IRS Deletes Requirement That New Agents Be Willing to Use 'Deadly Force' The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) removed the requirement that special-agent applicants carry firearms and "be willing to use deadly force" from a job listing. Documentarian Ford Fischer tweeted a screenshot of the IRS careers website, which included mentions of "irregular hours" and being on-call 24 hours in addition to holidays and ...

Source: newsweek.com
US  
What to Know as the Pause on Student Loans Is Set to Expire
- There are signs that the pause on payments and interest on most federal student loans will be extended past the end of this month. But the details on loan forgiveness remain unclear. College students heading to campus this fall may be confused by the recent headlines about student debt, and wonder: Does any of this affect me? Will the pause on student loan repayments that started early in the pandemic be extended? ...

Source: nytimes.com
Peter Thiel-Funded Dating App Is Only for Conservative 'Ladies' and 'Gentlemen'
- The new dating app seeks to connect conservatives with conservatives, keeping the rest of us from wasting our time. The Right Stuff is a new Conservative-only dating app launching next month that seeks to match like-minded individuals in their quest to find love. The hyper exclusive app touts an invite-only signup scheme, no pronouns on profiles, and a lot of white people on its website . Ain't love grand? These ...

Source: gizmodo.com
This 'crying CEO' has gone viral, but says he wasn't trying to 'make it about me'
- The Margin This 'crying CEO' has gone viral, but says he wasn't trying to 'make it about me' HyperSocial chief executive Braden Wallake shared an emotional post on LinkedIn after having to fire some of his employees A CEO who shared a picture of himself crying has done more than shed a few tears. He has created a viral cauldron of controversy. Earlier this week, Braden Wallake, chief executive of the Ohio-based ...

Source: marketwatch.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Google fined $43M by Australian court for misleading users over data
- An Australian court has ordered Google to pay roughly $43 million ($60 million AUD) for misleading users about the collection and use of their location data, an Australian competition watchdog said Friday.  The court found Google breached Australian Consumer Law between January 2017 and December 2018 by misrepresenting to some Android users what settings allowed Google to collect and use personal location ...

Source: thehill.com
US   MEDICINE  
National follow-up study identifies risk factors for a prolonged COVID-19 recovery
- In one of the largest follow-up studies to date, involving 25 pediatric hospitals, more than a quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with coronavirus infection early in the pandemic still had health problems two to four months later, either persisting symptoms or activity impairment. The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, is published August 12 in the journal Pediatrics . As part of the national ...

Source: news-medical.net
No-swim advisories issued for Siesta Key and two other Sarasota beaches, health officials say
- The Department of Health in Sarasota County has issued a no-swim advisory for three of its beaches because of high levels of bacteria found in the water. All three beaches will remain open but health officials advise beachgoers to not swim, walk-through, or partake in any recreational activities in the water while the advisory is in place. The following Sarasota County beaches are currently under no-swim ...

Source: bradenton.com
US   POLITICS  
New York To Start Accepting Dispensary Applications This Month
- The application period opens on August 25 in New York. New York's Office of Cannabis Management said Thursday that it will begin accepting applications for adult-use cannabis retail licenses later this month. Would-be dispensary owners will be able to submit their applications beginning on August 25. The application is scheduled to close on September 26. In the announcement on Thursday, the agency reminded ...

Source: hightimes.com
US   POLITICS  
House Passes Democrats' $437 Climate Bill. 4 Ways Your Taxes Could Change in Its Wake
- With the Democrats' $437 billion climate and tax package poised for passage, businesses may want to give some more thought to the second part of that description: taxes. In a Friday vote, the  Inflation Reduction Act  (IRA) passed the House of Representatives along party lines. The legislation, which already passed the Senate and now makes its way to President Biden for ...

Source: inc.com
POLITICS  
McDonald's to reopen some restaurants in Ukraine
- McDonald's temporarily closed its 109 restaurants in the country following Russia's invasion in February McDonald's will begin a phased reopening of some restaurants in Kyiv and Western Ukraine after temporarily pausing its operations when Russia invaded the country in February.  "We've spoken extensively to our employees who have expressed a strong desire to return to work and see our restaurants in Ukraine ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
MARKETS  
Jobless claims rise to new 8-month high
- The number of Americans who signed up for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since November, though the U.S. job market continues to show signs of strength. Applications for jobless aid climbed by 14,000 to 262,000 and have now risen five out of the last six weeks, the Labor Department Thursday. The four-week average for claims, which smooths out weekly ups and downs, rose to 252,000, also ...

Source: cbsnews.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Google says AI update will improve search result quality in 'snippets'
- If you've ever Googled something only to be met with a little info box highlighting the top answer, you've encountered one of Google's "featured snippets." Featured snippets are the little bite-sized Google results the search engine packages up and delivers to the top of the page for many searches. The problem with featured snippets is that, from a user perspective, these results appear to be extra trustworthy ...

Source: techcrunch.com
Russell's No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league
- Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach was being permanently retired by all 30 teams. "Bill Russell's unparalleled success on the ...

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Cops Say Harmony Montgomery Was Murdered—and Her Mom Is 'Devastated'
- Cops Say Harmony Montgomery Was Murdered—and Her Mom Is 'Devastated' Police have not located the missing 8-year-old girl's remains, but said they used "biological evidence" to determine she was never coming back. More than two years after Harmony Montgomery vanished without a trace, authorities have finally shifted their search for the missing 8-year-old to a homicide investigation. In a Thursday press ...

Source: thedailybeast.com
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Teens have abandoned Facebook, Pew study says
- Gen Z internet use is on the rise, but the rate at which teens use Facebook is rapidly declining. A Pew Research Center study on teens, technology and social media found that only 32% of teens aged 13-17 use Facebook at all, but in a previous survey from 2014-2015, that figure was 71%, beating out platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. Jules Terpak , a Gen Z content creator covering digital culture, told TechCrunch ...

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U.S. Postal Service plans postage price hikes for the holidays starting Oct. 2
- Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service is raising postage prices for the peak holiday season period later this year. The price hike will last from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2023. USPS filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission for the temporary price adjustment. The increase is similar to ones in past years that help cover extra handling costs, according to the USPS. The price hikes will take effect ...

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Federal judge rules Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid epidemic
- ) Federal judge rules Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid epidemic US District Judge Charles Breyer ruled Wednesday that the nationwide pharmacy chain Walgreens contributed to and is liable for the opioid epidemic in San Francisco. This decision results from a month-long bench trial in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu sued Walgreens for ...

Source: jurist.org
Alleged member of ISIS "Beatles" charged in U.K. with terrorism
- LONDON (AP) — An alleged member of an Islamic State group cell nicknamed "The Beatles" that tortured and killed Western hostages was charged with terrorism offenses in Britain on Thursday after being deported from Turkey. The militants dubbed "The Beatles" by their captives because of their British accents, held about two dozen Westerners a decade ago, when IS controlled a large swath of Syria and Iraq. ...

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Cisco breached by Yanluowang ransomware gang in May
- Cisco Systems Inc. today confirmed that its network was breached in a ransomware attack in May. The attack was undertaken by the Yanluowang ransomware gang, which then attempted to extort Cisco with the threat that if a ransom wasn't paid, the stolen files would be released. "Cisco experienced a security incident on our corporate network in late May 2022 and we immediately took action to contain and eradicate ...

Source: siliconangle.com