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  • State Senator Receives About 1,700 Decks of Cards After Saying Nurses ‘Play Cards’ at Work

    About 1,700 decks of cards have been delivered to the office of a Washington state senator who said nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day,” the senator said in a statement Wednesday. Republican state Sen. Maureen Walsh apologized Monday after facing a backlash for comments she made debating House Bill 1155, which would provide uninterrupted meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime for nurses and certain health care employees. Walsh said last Tuesday on the senate floor, “By putting these types […]

  • Sen. Bob Casey Endorses Biden Presidential Bid

    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden quickly picked up a string of endorsements from Democratic lawmakers Thursday after he formally launched his 2020 presidential campaign, with home state allies as well as moderates expressing enthusiasm in a carefully orchestrated rollout timed to the former vice president’s entry into a crowded 2020 field. Democratic Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper of Delaware, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones of Alabama all put out statements of support for Biden’s candidacy on Thursday morning […]

  • Joe Biden Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Run

    SCRANTON, Pa. — With a three and a half minute online video, former vice president Joe Biden announced he is running for president. “I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. Folks, America is an idea, an idea that’s stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator or tyrant.” The video was posted around 6 a.m. and featured Biden talking about what he calls hatred dividing the country. “We are in a battle […]

  • Walgreens Raising Minimum Tobacco Sales Age to 21 After FDA Pressure

    Walgreens has risen the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old after it received criticism from the FDA earlier this year for selling tobacco products to minors. The policy will be implemented chain-wide starting Sept. 1, the drug store company announced Tuesday in a press release, calling the change “the most recent step in an ongoing effort to further prevent youth access to tobacco products.” In early April, Illinois joined the ranks of a number of US states who have raised […]

  • Lego Releases Braille Bricks to Teach Children Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired

    Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a “playful and engaging way.” Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system through play. The bricks, which will launch fully in 2020, feature the studs used for characters in the Braille alphabet, as well as printed characters allowing sighted people to read the bricks. They will be […]

  • Two Former Drug Company Executives Facing Criminal Drug Trafficking Charges

    It’s a major move in the war on drugs and it could soon have an effect here in Pennsylvania. Two former executives of a pharmaceutical distributor now face criminal drug trafficking charges. Federal officials say between 2012 and 2017 the Rochester Drug Co-Operative sold a staggering amount of oxycodone and fentanyl. Of the company’s nearly 1.5 million orders in a period starting in 2012, only four were flagged as suspicious. Officials say at least 2,000 of those orders should have […]

  • Trump to Make First State Visit to UK in June

    WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday, more than two years after an invitation was first extended. The visit will take place from June 3 to June 5, and will involve the full trappings of a state occasion. Confirmation of the visit is likely to reignite debate over Queen Elizabeth’s role in welcoming Trump. His last visit to the UK, in July 2018, was styled […]

  • Tesla investigates after video allegedly shows Model S car exploding in China

    SHANGHAI – Tesla is investigating after one of its vehicles appeared to explode in China. A short video of surveillance footage posted on Chinese social media site Weibo showed white smoke emerging from what looks like a white Tesla car parked at a lot in Shanghai. After a few seconds, the electric vehicle bursts into flames and the clip ends soon afterward. The video, which was filmed just after 8:15 pm local time on April 21, appears to show a Tesla Model […]

  • A Man Was Arrested After Police Found a Partially Decapitated Woman in a NY Apartment. A Motive Is Still Unknown

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — New York police officers encountered a grisly scene inside an eighth-floor Brooklyn apartment Saturday, where they found a partially decapitated woman with severed fingers laying unresponsive in the living room. Savannah Rivera, 20, also had multiple stab wounds and lacerations on her head, arms and body. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have arrested 34-year-old Jerry Brown in connection with the killing, an NYPD news release said. Brown has been charged with one count of […]

  • Comedian Lil Dicky Gets Serious About Earth Day with All-Star Music Video

    Lil Dicky got some of his famous friends to have fun to draw attention to climate change. In honor of Earth Day, the rapper/comedian has released a music video for his song “Earth.” At more than seven minutes long, the animated video features a roster of A-list celebs. Here is the link to the music video. WARNING: Some may find the language in the video offensive. Some of the stars include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Lil Yachty, […]

  • Sri Lanka Bombings Death Toll Rises to 290 in ‘Brand-New Type of Terrorism’

    SRI LANKA —  At least 290 people are now known to have died in a coordinated attack on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, in what officials have called a “brand-new type of terrorism.” Police have arrested 24 people in connection with the suicide bombs, which injured at least 500 people, in the worst violence the South Asian island has seen since its bloody civil war ended 10 years ago. Authorities were facing accusations that they had […]

  • Florida Man Pretending to Be a Deputy Tried to Pull over a Real Detective and Got Arrested

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fl. — When a South Florida undercover detective almost got pulled over earlier this week, it came as a surprise that the deputy attempting to conduct the traffic stop wasn’t even a real deputy. Despite having red and blue lights on the grill of his 2007 white Chevrolet Trailblazer, a law enforcement light bar on top of the vehicle and and a realistic-looking airsoft pistol under the front passenger seat, Matthew Joseph Erris, 26, of Dade City, was […]

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