Tag: Breaking

Michigan School Shooting Suspect’s Parents Plead Not Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter Charges After Arrest

Topline James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting dead four at his Michigan high school pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter at an arraignment hearing Saturday, after police found them overnight hiding in a building in Detroit.  Members of the community bring flowers to a makeshift memorial […]

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Bitcoin And Other Digital Tokens Plunge Amid Volatility In Financial Markets

Topline Bitcoin tumbled 16% overnight Saturday amid a wider plunge of cryptocurrencies as investors pared riskier bets with financial markets unsettled by the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant. (Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images) Getty Images Key Facts Bitcoin, the No. 1 cryptocurrency by market value, was trading at $47,558.47 as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, […]

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U.S. Intel Says Russia Is Preparing 175,000 Troops For Ukraine Offensive

Topline American intelligence officials think Russia is laying the groundwork for a large-scale military offensive in Ukraine as soon as early 2022, involving 175,000 troops. An Ukrainian serviceman patrols in the village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol, the last large city in … [+] eastern Ukraine controlled by Kiev, on April 26, 2021. AFP via Getty […]

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Nearly 300 Astroworld Lawsuits To Be Combined Into Single Case

Topline Attorneys representing more than 1,250 people suing Travis Scott, Live Nation and other organizers of the Astroworld festival reached an agreement with them to combine the 275 lawsuits into a single case seeking compensation over the event, which left 10 dead. HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 05: Travis Scott performs during 2021 Astroworld Festival at […]

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Scientists Say Omicron Is Spreading Twice As Quickly As Delta In South Africa—And Could Be More Likely To Re-Infect

Topline The omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading twice as quickly as the delta variant and may be three times as likely to reinfect those that have already recovered from Covid-19, according to a pair of preliminary studies out of South Africa this week. A health worker prepares to conduct a COVID-19 coronavirus molecular […]

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Santa Fe County D.A. Says Criminal Charges Still Possible Despite Baldwin’s Claim He Likely Won’t Face Charges

Topline Criminal charges are on the table in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of Rust, Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement Friday, a day after Alec Baldwin, the film’s star and a producer of it, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos it’s “highly unlikely” he will […]

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Over 100 Michigan Schools Close Friday After Copycat Shooting Threats Pour In

Topline More than 100 schools in Michigan canceled classes Friday due to copycat threats after a shooting at a Detroit-area high school this week, according to local media reports, a significant increase from Thursday, though authorities believe essentially all of the threats are false. Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, […]

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Is The Era Of Stay-At-Home Stocks Over? Here’s Why Zoom, Peloton And Others Have Slumped In 2021

Topline Popular stay-at-home stocks like Peloton and Zoom, which surged during the height of pandemic lockdowns in 2020, have taken a beating this year as investors increasingly focus on companies that will benefit from the economy reopening and consumers returning to in-person activities. Some of the pandemic’s hottest stay-at-home stocks have undergone brutal selloffs this […]

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Russian Forces Appear Well Positioned For Rapid Ukraine Invasion, Report Says

Topline Russian forces along the Ukraine border have set up medical units and supply lines that could allow for an immediate invasion of Ukraine and provide ongoing support for troops during the conflict, according to CNN, as international concern grows over the possibility of renewed warfare in eastern Europe. Personality boy: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir […]

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2.2 Million In 24 Hours: Covid-19 Vaccinations In U.S. Reach Six-Month High Amid Omicron Variant Spread

Topline Covid-19 vaccinations reached their highest single-day total in the U.S. in over six months on Thursday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as several states announced cases of the omicron variant, which the World Health Organization deemed a “variant of concern.” Nurses draw vaccine doses from a vial as […]

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U.S. Set To Narrowly Avoid Government Shutdown After Senate Passes Last-Minute Funding Bill

Topline The Senate late Thursday passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until at least February that had cleared the House earlier in the day, defusing a feud over Covid-19 vaccine mandates hours before the government would have been forced to shut down. U.S. Capitol getty Key Facts Senators voted 69-28 to pass […]

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Alec Baldwin Says He Probably Won’t Be Charged In ‘Rust’ Shooting

Topline In Alec Baldwin’s first interview since cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of his movie Rust, the actor said he does not expect to be charged in the shooting and asserted that he is not responsible for what happened.  Alec Baldwin attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and […]

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Omicron Case Found In Hawaii—Coronavirus Variant Has Now Spread To 5 States

Topline Hawaii on Thursday confirmed its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant, after California, Minnesota, Colorado and New York reported cases of the new variant discovered in southern Africa last week. An employee of the Ministry of Health gets results of the COVID-19 tests carried out massively in … [+] different parts of the […]

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Lawmakers Race To Avert Government Shutdown This Weekend—Expect Higher Inflation And Millions Of Furloughs If They Don’t

Topline House lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a last-minute stopgap funding measure to avert a Friday shutdown and keep the government funded through February, but faced with opposition from conservative Republicans, it’s still unclear whether the measure will pass the Senate in time to avoid a government shutdown this weekend.  With less than 36 hours until […]

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Departing Fed Governor Suggests Central Bank Shouldn’t Control ‘Extraordinary’ Stimulus As More Officials Sound Inflation Alarms

Topline Outgoing Federal Reserve Governor Randal K. Quarles said in his final speech on Thursday that he has “concerns” about the precedent set by the central bank’s massive pandemic monetary stimulus, while other Fed officials elsewhere ramped up warnings about higher inflation. An increasing number of Fed officials appear to have ditched the narrative that […]

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Most Popular Music Of 2021: Dua Lipa, Drake Top Billboard’s Year-End Lists

Topline As 2021 comes to a close, music giants like Billboard, Spotify, Apple Music, iHeartRadio and more are releasing their lists for the most-listened and best-selling songs and albums of the year, and acts like BTS, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande and Olivia Rodrigo have the lead on several charts—here’s a rundown of the most popular […]

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Biden Administration Reportedly Reaches Deal To Restart ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program For Asylum Seekers

Topline The U.S. and Mexican governments have reached an agreement to reinstate the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program for asylum seekers, the Washington Post reported late on Wednesday, a move that comes after the Biden administration was ordered by a federal court to reinstate the program that had been scrapped by the President after taking […]

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Biden Administration Reportedly Plans To Require Masks On Planes And Transit Until Mid-March

Topline The Biden Administration is expected to extend its mask mandate for individuals traveling on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through March 18, Reuters reported Wednesday, as federal and local officials prepare for the coronavirus’ new omicron variant. IN FLIGHT – OCTOBER 27: A masked passenger is seen seated on […]

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‘Total Chaos’: Conservatives Threaten Government Shutdown In Two Days Over Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Topline A group of conservative House Republicans on Wednesday urged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to effectively force the federal government to run out of money this week unless lawmakers move to defund vaccine mandates imposed by President Joe Biden—fueling uncertainty over whether Congress will be able to avert a government shutdown just three […]

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No More Overdraft Fees? Capital One Becomes First Large Bank To Pledge End To Fines

Topline Capital One said it would stop charging retail customers overdraft fees Wednesday, becoming the largest bank to end the practice—saying it will cost the company approximately $150 million in lost revenue—amid pressure from smaller banks that have moved away from overdraft fees and critics who claim they unfairly target vulnerable communities. A view of […]

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LeBron James Forced To Isolate Under NBA Covid Protocols, Reports Suggest Positive Or Inconclusive Test

Topline Los Angeles Lakers star, Lebron James, has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, indicating a possible positive or inconclusive Covid-19 test result according to several news reports, which could make the fully vaccinated star’s case one of the highest profile breakthrough infections in the sporting world. LeBron James is expected to miss several […]

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Mark Meadows Reverses Course, Now Cooperating With Jan. 6 Committee

Topline Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said Tuesday, in a significant flip from Meadows’ earlier stance of not complying with a subpoena requesting documents and a deposition from the high-ranking Trump Administration official. Then-White House Chief […]

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NYC Issues Mask Advisory Due To New Omicron Variant

Topline New York City imposed an updated mask advisory Monday that strongly recommends people wear masks indoors, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, the first instance of new local Covid-19 measures being enacted in the U.S. in response to the omicron variant—even before any domestic cases linked to the strain have been reported. People wearing facemasks […]

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Old Music—From Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande—Outperforms New Music In 2021 On Biggest Radio Network

Topline Listeners can’t let go of 2020: Music released last year from Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa topped the 2021 most-listened to lists from iHeartRadio, the largest radio network in the country.  Dua Lipa accepts the Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Future Nostalgia’ onstage during the 63rd Annual … [+] GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles […]

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What To Know About Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s New CEO

Topline Twitter’s Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal became the company’s new CEO Monday after co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down, culminating what Dorsey called a “rigorous process” for the company’s board to select a new leader for one of the world’s most powerful social media companies. Twitter headquarters is seen in San Francisco, California, United States […]

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