Book Review Tuesdays: Finding Tess: A Mother’s Search for Answers in a Dopesick America by Beth Macy.

Finding Tess: A Mother’s Search for Answers in a Dopesick America by Beth Macy My rating: 4 of 5 stars I recently have gone through a situation that has touched my life regarding this subject. I have read the authors Dopesick book and watched the series on Hulu. However, I didn’t know much about thisContinue reading “Book Review Tuesdays: Finding Tess: A Mother’s Search for Answers in a Dopesick America by Beth Macy.”

What is naloxone and how does it work? Experts discuss the life-saving ‘miracle drug’

A naloxone nasal spray is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids, such as heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine.Jane Barlow / PA Images via Getty Images file

Amazon’s Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners’ consent 11 times so far this year

by Brian Fung, CNN Amazon’s smart-doorbell company, Ring, has provided surveillance footage to law enforcement without a warrant or the consent of doorbell-owners 11 times this year alone, according to a letter Amazon (AMZN) sent to Congress earlier this month. The disclosure highlights the degree of Amazon’s control over data generated by the doorbells’ camerasContinue reading “Amazon’s Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners’ consent 11 times so far this year”

Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list

by Mary Meisenzahl Starbucks is permanently closing 16 locations around the US by the end of July, The Wall Street Journal first reported.  “After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with saferContinue reading “Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list”

Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death

by Mark Scolforo Associate Press A Pennsylvania 911 operator faces a rare charge of involuntary manslaughter for failing to send an ambulance to the rural home of a woman who died of internal bleeding a day later, despite a plea from the woman’s daughter that without medical help “she’s going to die.” A Greene CountyContinue reading “Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death”

Amazon bringing Grubhub+ to Prime users after striking deal

SEATTLE — Amazon announced a deal with Grubhub’s parent company Wednesday, adding another service for Prime members.  Amazon said Prime members can now get a free one-year Grubhub+ membership. The membership usually costs $9.99 a month and gives users free delivery on orders of more than $12. The deal was announced as part of Prime DayContinue reading “Amazon bringing Grubhub+ to Prime users after striking deal”

Yes, scammers can use QR codes to steal your personal information

QR codes have become a way for scammers to hide malicious links since they can’t be read by the human eye. Here’s how to spot these scams. Have you ever received an unsolicited message with a Quick Response (QR) code? One of our VERIFY readers did and asked the team if a scammer was targetingContinue reading “Yes, scammers can use QR codes to steal your personal information”