Banning TikTok? Restrictions on the popular video app are spreading across the US

by Marina Pitofsky Bans and restrictions on the popular social media app TikTok are spreading at the state and federal levels, with some lawmakers seeking to block TikTok in the United States.   The U.S. Senate this week approved legislation to ban the use of the video platform on government devices. Some state lawmakers have blocked TikTok on state devices too, andContinue reading “Banning TikTok? Restrictions on the popular video app are spreading across the US”

Brittney Griner breaks silence following Russian prisoner swap, vows to return for upcoming WNBA season

by Paulina Dedaj Griner returned to the US last week in exchange for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout WNBA star Brittney Griner spoke out for the first time since returning to the U.S. nearly 10 months after she was arrested and sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug smuggling, vowing that sheContinue reading “Brittney Griner breaks silence following Russian prisoner swap, vows to return for upcoming WNBA season”

Former US President Donald Trump launches $99 NFT trading cards

By Annabelle Liang Business reporter Former US President Donald Trump has launched a collection of digital trading cards depicting him in various guises including a superhero, astronaut and Nascar driver. Mr Trump said: “These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career!” Last month, the billionaire launched his third bid for theContinue reading “Former US President Donald Trump launches $99 NFT trading cards”

Twitter threatened with EU sanctions over journalists’ ban

By Max Matza & Simon Read BBC News The EU has threatened Twitter owner Elon Musk with sanctions after several journalists covering the company had their accounts abruptly suspended. Reporters for the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post were among those locked out of their accounts. EU commissioner Vera Jourova said the EU’sContinue reading “Twitter threatened with EU sanctions over journalists’ ban”

True Crime Sundays: Idaho student murders: Ex-FBI investigator reveals chilling theory as students return to classes.

by Cami Mondeaux, Breaking News Reporter The quadruple murder of students that occurred at the University of Idaho earlier this month may have been a targeted attack caused by someone in the group’s “orbit,” according to a former FBI investigator. Police have reported a significant increase in the number of welfare check requests that have been submitted in the two weeks followingContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Idaho student murders: Ex-FBI investigator reveals chilling theory as students return to classes.”

Lava from Hawaii volcano lights night sky amid warnings

By CALEB JONES – Associated Press KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Waves of orange, glowing lava and ash blasted and billowed from the world’s largest active volcano in its first eruption in 38 years, and officials told people living on Hawaii’s Big Island to be ready in the event of a worst-case scenario. The eruption ofContinue reading “Lava from Hawaii volcano lights night sky amid warnings”

True Crime Sundays: Idaho murders: Key details we know and what we don’t in investigation of student killings

By Misty Severi I t has been two weeks since four college students were killed in an off-campus house in Moscow, Idaho , yet no suspect has been identified, leaving law enforcement puzzled over the murders. Police suspect that the attack, which occurred Nov. 13, was targeted based on evidence discovered at the crime scene, although it is unclear which of theContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Idaho murders: Key details we know and what we don’t in investigation of student killings”

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors

By California, Kari Paul in San Jose with the Guardian A federal judge has sentenced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison over her role in the blood testing firm that collapsed after its technology was revealed to be largely fraudulent. Holmes was convicted in January on four counts of defrauding investors.Continue reading “Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors”

True Crime Sundays: Lori Vallow Daybell’s trial vacated.

by CBS2 News Staff BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Justin Lum of Fox 10 (@jlumfox10) is reporting that Lori Vallow’s trial, set for January 9, 2023, has been vacated by the judge until a further investigation into her competency can be conducted. This comes after a sealed motion presented to the court was filed yesterday, October 5,Continue reading “True Crime Sundays: Lori Vallow Daybell’s trial vacated.”

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe

by the Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announcedContinue reading “Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe”