Tag: Breaking

Pipeline Sabotage: Some Leaking Stops As Russians And West Point Fingers Over Nord Stream Attack

Topline The Danish Energy Agency tweeted Saturday gas appears to have finished leaking out of the ruptured Nord Stream 2 pipeline while Nord Stream 1 continues spilling its remaining fuel into the Baltic Sea due to series of mysterious leaks in the majority Russian-owned natural gas pipelines caused by apparent explosions, which have led Russian […]

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Russia’s Fast Retreat: A Day After Putin Announces Annexation, Troops Forced Out Of Lyman

Topline Russia said Saturday it was retreating from the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin decreed the city would be brought under Russian control through a widely condemned annexation in an embarrassingly quick concession from the Kremlin. Ukrainian soldiers are pictured on a tank near Lyman in April. AFP […]

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How Late-Night Talk Ratings Cratered During Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Era

Topline Trevor Noah is stepping down from hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central after seven years, he announced Thursday, after viewership for programs across late-night TV faced a years-long plummet and as the once-popular heavyweight programs stopped being must-see TV. Trevor Noah arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, […]

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Biden Student Loan Relief Plan Challenges Again: Here’s How It Could Be Blocked

Topline A group of six Republican-led states sued the Biden Administration on Thursday, claiming its plan to forgive many borrowers’ student loans oversteps the White House’s executive authority, the third suit of its kind that threatens to derail the program before it was set to take effect in October. Six states sued the Biden Administration […]

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DOJ Charges Russian Billionaire Deripaska With Violating Sanctions—And Scheming For His Child To Be Born In U.S.

Topline The Justice Department unsealed an indictment Thursday accusing Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and three associates with violating U.S. sanctions imposed against the aluminum tycoon in 2018, including by devising a scheme for the mother of his child to give birth in the United States so the baby could be an American citizen. Oleg Deripaska […]

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Biden Walks Back Student Loan Forgiveness—Some Borrowers With Privately Held Federal Loans No Longer Eligible

Topline The Biden administration will no longer offer loan forgiveness to borrowers with privately held federal student loans as a part of its new student debt relief program, the Education Department said in updated guidance on Thursday, a move that comes as the administration faces legal challenges from some GOP-led states. Student loan borrowers gather […]

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Yankees’ Aaron Judge Ties Roger Maris’ Single-Season Home Run Record

Topline Aaron Judge’s home run against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night tied Roger Maris’ single-season home run record—a record that has stood in the American League for more than 60 years—although baseball analysts still debate who holds the true record. New York Yankees’ right fielder Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’ single-season home run record. […]

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Monkeypox: Unvaccinated 14 Times More Likely To Contract Disease Than Those Without Shot, CDC Says

Topline People vaccinated against monkeypox were 14 times less likely than those who were not vaccinated to contract the disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday, offering the first data on the real-world effectiveness of the Jynneos vaccine since the U.S. began rolling out the shot. A vial of the […]

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Medical Cannabis Could Replace Addictive Opioids For Pain Relief, Study Suggests

Topline Medical cannabis could be a viable substitute for effective, but highly-addictive, opioids often used for pain relief, a new survey suggests, as researchers continue to explore the potential health benefits of cannabis amid a growing national opioid crisis. A new survey found nearly 86% of participants reported reduced pain after taking medical marijuana. Getty […]

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Almost Half Of All Online Daters Want To See Covid Vaccination Status On Profiles

Topline Nearly half of all Americans who have used dating apps in the last year say seeing someone’s Covid-19 vaccination status on their profile is important, with Democrats more likely than Republicans to view vaccines as a dealbreaker, according to a poll released Tuesday by Pew Research Center. Nearly half of all dating app users […]

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Dementia May Lead To Greater Risk Of Covid Death Than Previously Thought, Study Suggests

Topline Conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia may put patients at an even greater risk of death from Covid-19 than heart disease and other ailments thought to be the most dangerous, according to a new study published Tuesday. Patients suffering from Covid-19 are treated inside an intensive care unit. Getty Images Key Facts Patients with dementia […]

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Wisconsin House Speaker Sues Jan. 6 Committee After Receiving Subpoena About Trump Call

Topline Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) sued the House January 6 Committee Sunday in an effort to block a subpoena for his testimony, according to court documents, showing the committee is looking into a phone call the state lawmaker had with former President Donald Trump this summer in which Trump asked Vos to decertify […]

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Wells Fargo Reportedly Plans Staff Reductions—Here Are The Major U.S. Layoffs This Year

Wells Fargo reportedly announced plans for its 10th round of layoffs since April, making it the latest U.S. company to reassess its headcount as employers fear the economy could slide into recession. Sept. 26, 2022Wells Fargo reportedly announced plans to lay off 36 employees, bringing the bank’s total layoffs since April to more than 400, […]

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Iranian Official Says U.S. Is Using Hijab Protests To ‘Weaken’ Iran As Demonstrations Spread Globally

Topline Iran has accused the U.S. of capitalizing on nationwide mass protests against Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress after the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody, saying the U.S. is attempting to “weaken” stability in Iran days after the Treasury Department announced sanctions on Iran’s “morality police.” A protester holds a portrait […]

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Trump Chief Of Staff Meadows Reportedly Texted About Accessing Voting Machine Data

Topline Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows corresponded with a key operative behind the effort to access voting machine data after the 2020 election, according to text messages reported by CNN, further linking the Trump Administration with a wide-ranging effort to breach election security infrastructure that’s now under investigation by federal and state […]

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Russia’s Annexation Of Ukrainian Regions Would Sever Diplomatic Negotiations With Putin, Zelensky Says

Topline As Russia continues to hold referendums across occupied territories of Ukraine asking residents to vote to join Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that the annexation of Ukraine would mean the end of any diplomatic negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on at a press conference at Maryinsky […]

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Voters Unenthusiastic About Biden And Trump In 2024, Poll Shows

Topline Republicans and independent voters who lean toward the GOP are split on nominating former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential election according to a new ABC/Washington Post poll, marking a significant decline in popularity for Trump among key voters. Then-Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) and then-US President Donald Trump speaking … [+] […]

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Russian Neighbors—Now Including Finland—Close Borders To Those Fleeing Putin’s Draft

Topline The many desperately leaving Russia in response to President Vladimir Putin’s move to start using conscriptions for the war in Ukraine will face dwindling options on where to go, as key neighboring countries—Finland became the latest on Saturday—announce restrictions to keep from being flooded with fleeing Russians. Cars coming from Russia wait in long […]

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Musk’s Starlink May Bring Iran Internet Service During Government Crackdown

Topline Nearly a week after Iran’s internet went dark amid widespread—and deadly—anti-government protests in the wake of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody, Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite service may be able to begin providing internet access after U.S. officials lowered key technology sanctions. Elon Musk’s Starlink is set to provide internet service to Iran, […]

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Celtics Say Udoka Suspended After ‘Volume Of Violations’—But Remain Mum On Details

Topline Boston Celtics executives said at a news conference Friday that head coach Ime Udoka was given a season-long suspension following an investigation carried out by a law firm that discovered a “volume of violations” of team policy, but they did not offer specifics despite a report stating the ban came after he made unwanted […]

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Boeing Will Pay $200 Million After SEC Says It Misled Investors About 737 MAX Crashes

Topline Boeing agreed Thursday to pay $200 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it misled investors after two deadly 737 MAX crashes killed 346 people and brought its fleet to a 20-month standstill—the latest settlement struck by Boeing after the 737 disaster. Boeing agreed to pay $200 million for misleading investors on […]

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Over 13 Million People Watched ‘Thursday Night Football’ On Amazon Prime Last Week

Topline Week one of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video averaged 13.3 million viewers, Amazon announced Thursday, citing Nielsen data, after the tech giant last year spent a reported $11 billion to be able to exclusively air the games for 11 years. Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill tackles Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver […]

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WATCH: Zelensky Sits Down With Forbes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sat down with Randall Lane, chief content officer for Forbes, Thursday afternoon at the 2022 Forbes Philanthropy Summit, addressing his country’s seven-month-long war with Russia and his hopes for the future. Watch below: Key Facts Zelensky suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision this week to escalate the war by calling up […]

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Mar-A-Lago Search: Appeals Court Says DOJ Can Review Classified Records

Topline An appeals court said Wednesday investigators from the Department of Justice can review about 100 classified documents taken from Mar-A-Lago, even as a court-appointed special master screens most of the seized records, marking a blow to former President Donald Trump and a reversal of a lower court ruling that stopped the DOJ from using […]

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