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White House Says Israeli Strike in Rafah Not a Breach of ‘Red Line’

May 29, 2024

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu described the airstrike in Rafah as a ’tragic mistake.’ WASHINGTON—The White House indicated on May 28 that the recent Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, which resulted in the deaths of at least 45 Palestinians, has not crossed the red line set by President Joe Biden to halt […]

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Chiefs’ Mahomes supports teammate Butker amid controversy: ‘I know what kind of person he is’

May 29, 2024

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that while he doesn’t agree with all the beliefs espoused by kicker Harrison Butker during a recent commencement address, the Chiefs quarterback nevertheless respects his teammate’s right to make them known. Butker delivered what has become a polarizing speech May 11 at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where […]

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Concerns Grow Over the Increasing Abilities of AI

May 29, 2024

‘After Nagasaki and Hiroshima [atomic bombs], it took 18 years to get to a treaty over test bans … We don’t have that kind of time,’ said former Google CEO. News Analysis Big tech companies’ full commitment to developing artificial intelligence (AI), even enabling AI to “see” and “speak” to the human world, has led […]

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Israel Didn’t Check Most Reports of COVID Vaccine Side Effects: Watchdog

May 29, 2024

State comptroller investigated how the Israel Ministry of Health handled adverse event reports. Israeli health officials did not look into hundreds of thousands of reports of problems following COVID-19 vaccination, a watchdog found. People submitted some 354,200 reports of side effects after COVID-19 vaccination to the Israeli Ministry of Health, but 82 percent of the […]

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Trump Backers Face Deadline in 2nd Attempt to Oust Wisconsin Assembly Speaker

May 28, 2024

The first effort, prompted by Robin Vos’s refusal to decertify the result of the state’s 2020 presidential election, failed to gain enough signatures. Supporters of former President Donald Trump say they have gathered enough signatures to force a recall election of Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. Mr. Vos is the longest-serving speaker in state history, […]

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Chiefs’ Mahomes: Butker entitled to his beliefs, even though the QB doesn’t always agree with him

May 28, 2024

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that while he doesn’t agree with all the beliefs espoused by kicker Harrison Butker during a recent commencement address, the Chiefs quarterback nevertheless respects his teammate’s right to make them be known. Butker delivered what has become a polarizing speech May 11 at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, […]

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Personal Details of Over 2.8 Million Americans Stolen in Sav-Rx Data Breach

May 28, 2024

Sav-Rx asked affected clients to be aware of any fraudulent activities or identity theft. Prescription services company Sav-Rx disclosed a data breach affecting nearly three million Americans, with client information like names, phone numbers, and social security numbers likely stolen by the hackers. The data breach occurred on Oct. 8 2023 when Sav-Rx identified an […]

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Cancer-Causing Chemicals Lurk in Modern Car Interiors: Study

May 28, 2024

Cancer-causing flame retardants mandated by outdated auto standards have been found in 99 percent of modern cars, posing health risks. Every time you slide into the driver’s seat, you may be inhaling a toxic cocktail of cancer-causing chemicals. Potentially carcinogenic flame-retardant substances lurk in the seat foam and interiors of virtually all modern vehicles, silently […]

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Virginia Tech Company to Pay $31,000 to Settle ‘Whites Only’ Job Ad Complaint

May 28, 2024

A Virginia technology company has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in penalties for posting a “whites only” job ad last year, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ said in a release on Monday that it and the Department of Labor had reached agreements with Arthur Grand Technologies Inc. to resolve allegations […]

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Commanders kicker Brandon McManus sued in civil court for alleged sexual assault

May 28, 2024

The Washington Commanders said Monday they were made aware of a lawsuit filed in civil court last week against kicker Brandon McManus, and the Jacksonville Jaguars acknowledged they are also being sued. A Commanders spokesperson said the team is looking into the situation and has spoken with McManus’ agent and the NFL office, adding, “We […]