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    A group of 18 gorillas at an Atlanta zoo have tested positive for COVID-19 since the initial reports Friday, the Associated Press reported. Zoo Atlanta first announced COVID-19 cases among its western lowland gorillas on Friday after staff saw coughing, runny noses and changes in appetite among the group of animals. The number of positive cases grew to 18 Tuesday,...
    Massachusetts’ governor activated the National Guard Monday to drive school buses in some districts in the state amid a driver shortage, according to a press release. The state’s Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said 250 personnel will be available to drive school transport vans, according to the press release. Around 90 troops are “preparing for service” as of Tuesday and will...
    MEDIA WINNER: Tucker Carlson Tonight Tucker Carlson is regularly the most-watched host in cable news. Even when he isn’t hosting his 8 p.m. show on Fox News, it can still beat the competition. Such was the case on Friday, when Lara Logan guest-hosted and drew the most viewers in prime time. Logan — who took heat last week...
    An Ohio man who supported the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday after planning to attack a synagogue in Toledo, Ohio, according to a Department of Justice press release.  Damon Joseph, 23, also pleaded guilty to attempting to provide weapons to the terror group. He pleaded guilty to the crimes in May. He was sentenced to 20...
    News outlets including CNBC and Reuters were duped on Monday by a fake press release announcing that Walmart was going to begin accepting a cryptocurrency for payment. The brouhaha began with a sponsored Globe Newswire press release early in the day announcing that Walmart would begin accepting the digital currency known as Litecoin for transactions. The release was promoted by...
    Stephanie Grisham, who worked as Melania Trump's press secretary both before and after her stint as White House press secretary, has written a tell-all book about the former first lady: "I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House," due out October 5. And according to Politico, Melania Trump is furious with the 45-year-old Grisham over...
    22 year-0ld Gabby Petito of Long Island, New York, went missing while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend and fiancé Brian Laundrie, according to a police press release. Petito was last heard from at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, according to a Suffolk County Police press release. Petito is described as, “a white female, approximately 5 feet 5...
    New York (CNN Business)In what appears to be a massively successful pump and dump scheme, cryptocurrency litecoin surged around 25% early Monday after a falsified news release said Walmart would begin accepting the payment for online purchases.Investors had plenty of reason to believe the news was true: A verified litecoin Twitter account tweeted out a link to the announcement, which...
    Prices for the Litecoin cryptocurrency surged more than 20% on Monday before dropping back down after false reports emerged from several media outlets claiming Walmart would accept the cryptocurrency for payments. Reports emerged saying the major retail chain would allow customers to make purchases with cryptocurrencies. However, a spokesperson from Walmart later told CNBC that a press release alleging the...
    Litecoin share prices fell sharply Monday after spiking 30 percent in response to a fake press release announcing a partnership with Walmart, according to CNBC.  An erroneous press release from Globe Newswire boasted that the partnership would allow Walmart customers "to seamlessly make payments with cryptocurrencies." The release, which has since been removed, included a quote supposedly from Walmart CEO Doug McMillon saying: "Starting October 1st, all eCommerce stores will have...
    MELANIA Trump's former adviser Stephanie Grisham is set to release an explosive new memoir, with sources saying she knows "where all the bodies are buried." Grisham, who also worked as the White House press secretary for Donald Trump, has penned a book of her time working for the first family. 4Melania Trump former adviser's Stephanie Grisham is set to...
    (CNN)Stephanie Grisham, whose career with the Trump administration included stints as East Wing communications director, White House press secretary and chief of staff to Melania Trump, has written a book that will be released next month, two people familiar with the project tell CNN. Grisham began working on Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2015, first as a press wrangler and...
    The New York Times' became the focus of intense mockery over what was seen as a puff piece seemingly praising President Joe Biden's foreign policy, despite the debacle that took place amid the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last month.  "From the chaotic finale in Afghanistan, a Biden Doctrine is emerging: a policy that avoids forever wars and nation-building, while uniting...
    Getty A sign advertises a chicken sandwich to drive-thru customers at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on May 06, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois./A 'Now Hiring' sign is posted in front of a Popeye's restaurant on February 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Happy Labor Day! If you’re craving fried chicken today, you’re in luck. KFC and Popeyes are both...
                        Florida joined a coalition with 17 other states to back on an amicus brief related to the “Remain in Mexico” policy.  The brief is asking the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny the Biden administration’s motion for a stay on the Texas Supreme Court ruling to...
    DETROIT (AP) — The parents and brother of an American journalist who has been detained in Myanmar for 100 days vowed Tuesday to never stop working to secure his release. Danny Fenster, 37, is managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, an independent online news outlet based in Yangon, the Southeast Asian nation’s largest city. He was detained May 24 while trying to board...
    DETROIT (AP) — The parents and brother of an American journalist who has been detained in Myanmar for 100 days vowed Tuesday to never stop working to secure his release. Danny Fenster, 37, is managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, an independent online news outlet based in Yangon, the Southeast Asian nation’s largest city. He was detained May 24 while trying to board...
    DETROIT (AP) — The parents and brother of an American journalist who has been detained in Myanmar for 100 days vowed Tuesday to never stop working to secure his release. Danny Fenster, 37, is managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, an independent online news outlet based in Yangon, the Southeast Asian nation’s largest city. He was detained May 24 while trying...
    An owner of an 80-pound cougar surrendered the big cat Monday after being illegally kept as a pet in a New York City apartment. The cougar was removed from the apartment and then checked by staff at the Bronx Zoo before heading to Turpentine Creek in Arkansas, according to a press release by the Humane Society of the United States....
    The name Anthony Bennet has, unfortunately, become synonymous with NBA Draft bust. But apparently not synonymous enough to get spelled correctly. Anthony Bennett played his last NBA game during the 2016-17 season with the Brooklyn Nets. He is gone, but not forgotten, from the NBA landscape. Bennett was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the...
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have released some of the children kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria back in May, some of whom were as young as 5 years old, the school’s head teacher said late Thursday. Abubakar Garba Alhassan told The Associated Press that the freed students were on their way to the state capital, Minna, but added...
    "USCP's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) determined the officer's conduct was lawful and within Department policy, which says an officer may use deadly force only when the officer reasonably believes that action is in the defense of human life, including the officer's own life, or in the defense of any person in immediate danger of serious physical injury," according to...
    Thirteen members of the East Harlem “Chico Gang” were indicted for 21 shootings with 12 victims — four of whom were unintended — according to a press release from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The Manhattan District Attorney’s charges include conspiracy, attempted murder, attempted assault and weapons possession, the press released stated. The “Chico Gang” operated...
    More On: alyssa milano Alyssa Milano owns mental health struggles: ‘I take my medication every day’ Cops called to Alyssa Milano’s home over squirrel shooter Dina Manzo on Alyssa Milano’s COVID-19 symptoms: ‘Welcome to your late 40s’ Alyssa Milano says ‘heart palpitations,’ forgetting words among COVID-19 side effects Alyssa Milano and her uncle were involved in a car accident...
                        Federal officials have arrested and arraigned a Benton, Tennessee woman and charged her with wire fraud, money laundering, and operating an unlicensed money transmittal business, commonly known as a “money mule” operation. This, according to a press release that staff members for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the...
    The city of Philadelphia on Wednesday ordered all unvaccinated city employees to double-mask at all times. City employees are required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but those who aren't by Sept. 1 will have to wear a cloth mask over a disposable or surgical mask at all times while working on-site, according to a press release from the Philadelphia Department...
    The National Press Club in Washington is calling attention to the case of journalist Austin Tice on the ninth anniversary of his abduction during a reporting trip in Syria. Outside its building a few blocks from the White House, the club is displaying a clock Saturday showing a running tally of how long Tice has been in captivity. The National...
                        Georgia officials have announced that economic development projects throughout the state during fiscal year 2021 have delivered record-setting jobs and investments. This, according to a press release that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and officials with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) published this week. Investments increased by...
    Bottle of Wine in Wine Country of Sonoma, California / . Two young girls have achieved, with their grace and charm, a dream job: earn $ 10,000 a month, with paid rent and free wine, to become wine experts. The lucky ones are Lindsay Perry from Austin, Texas, and Veronica Hebbard from Orlando, Florida. Both beat out 7,000 other...
    The brothers were hit by a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Lynx train. Wikimedia Commons Two men were mourning the loss of their brother who had died in a train collision the week earlier. They were struck by a train in the same spot their brother was killed, the City of Charlotte said. Both men were pronounced dead...
    CBS Jeff Probst has hosted Survivor since its inception 20 years ago. CBS has released a new description of “Survivor” season 41 that is chock full of great teases, including that the show is introducing “fresh elements’ to the game and this is “one of the most dangerous seasons in the history of the show.” Read on to...
                        Federal officials have sentenced a Stonecrest, Georgia man for defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Coronavirus Food Relief Program and attempting to defraud the IRS’s COVID-19 relief program. This, according to a press release that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia published this...
    La Liga has found a huge investor who will inject 7 2.7 billion. A jackpot that directly benefits FC Barcelona in particular. Good news for the Spanish league, though FC BarcelonaLa Liga on Wednesday announced that the US investment fund CVC has reached a policy agreement with its capital partners. In exchange for 10% of the league’s capital,...
    The Associated Press has named Daisy Veerasingham as their 14th president and CEO in the company’s 175-year history.  In a news release published Tuesday, the newswire shared that Veerrasingham, who is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer, is set to replace retiring president and CEO Gary Pruitt in January 2022. During her 17 years with the AP,...
    The Centers for Disease Control has launched an investigation after several people have fallen ill across multiple states with a strain of E. coli. According to the government agency, the outbreak is likely tied to the consumption of raw cake batter. Interviews with infected individuals have not tied the outbreak to a single brand, however. A press release...
                        U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) this week voted for a seven-bill “minibus” that he said increases spending for several government social programs. The bill increases spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and other school nutrition...
    Nine members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee, for seven murders and five attempted murders, as well as numerous robberies, kidnappings and assaults, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. The 60 counts are for drug distribution, racketeering and violent crime conspiracy, which span more than seven years...
    A man from Coppell, Texas, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for running a fraudulent scheme to receive about $24.8 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Dinesh Sah, 55, pleaded guilty in March to wire fraud and money-laundering offenses, according to a press release. Sah sent 15 fraudulent applications...
                        Federal officials in Georgia have charged 22 people in connection with what they call a fraudulent scheme to obtain approximately $11.1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Those people allegedly used that money to purchase luxury vehicles, jewelry, and other personal items. This, according to a press release that members of...
                        A federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by former State Representative Donald Shooter claiming that his expulsion from the legislature due to sexual harassment allegations was conspired. Circuit Court Judge Daniel Collins issued the ruling last Thursday in the case, Donald Shooter v. State of Arizona, et al. Shooter...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday announced that she is appointing Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., to the Jan. 6 select committee after rejecting two Republican allies of former President Donald Trump. Shortly after suggesting on ABC's "This Week" that it was her "plan" to appoint Kinzinger, Pelosi's office sent out a press release making the announcement official. "Today, I...
                        Tennessee Comptrollers this week announced that government officials in Carter and Greene counties allegedly, in separate cases, stole thousands of dollars for their own personal benefit. According to a Comptrollers’ press release, authorities in Carter County have indicted Joyce Parsons, the former administrative assistant for Carter County’s Head Start program....
                        Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R-Cumming) on Thursday proposed a $250 million state tax credit that he said will lower crime statewide. Duncan, in a press release, said he plans to work with members of the Georgia General Assembly on this Law Enforcement Strategic Support (LESS) Crime Act...
    Embattled Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) backtracked on her previous statement saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should not determine which Republicans have committee assignments. Republican Rep. Jim Banks (IN), who Pelosi did not allow to sit on the January 6 Select Committee, tweeted a side-by-side comparison of Cheney’s statements calling her out for backtracking. Cheney, who has been in an...
    (CNN)For over seven decades, Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, a nurse in Washington, has been taking care of patients and assisting doctors. Last week, at 96 years old, she officially hung up her scrubs and retired.Rigney, a beloved member of the MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, served as an operation room nurse where she was responsible for setting up operating rooms to the...
                        Governor Ralph Northam, Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), and top General Assembly finance Democrats are proposing using $700 million of the Commonwealth’s $4.3 billion American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds to make sure every Virginian has access to broadband by 2024. “It’s time to close the digital divide in...
    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Isaiah Stokes has been indicted by a grand jury of murder in the shooting death of a Queens, New York City, man. The 41-year-old actor was charged with “murder in the second degree” and two counts of “criminal possession of a weapon” in the second degree in the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Tyrone...
    A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at John F. Kennedy International Airport found a lost diamond for a couple traveling on their honeymoon, according to a press release from TSA. While on their way to Guam, the Durranis stopped to get coffee after passing through the TSA checkpoint at JFK airport, according to the press release published Monday. At the...
    Prince Harry. KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP via Getty Images Prince Harry is writing a memoir that's set to be released in late 2022, Penguin Random House, which is publishing the book, said in a press release. In a statement in the press release, the Duke of Sussex said he hopes the memoir will be an "firsthand account of my life...
    A press release revealed that Isaiah Stokes was indicted for murder in New York City. Michael Kovac/Getty Images Actor Isaiah Stokes was indicted for murder by a Queens grand jury on Friday.  Stokes, 41, was also indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.  He appeared in TV shows like "Law & Order: SVU" and "Power." ...