May 17, 2024

eSafety Staff Faced Threats After Attempting to Remove Stabbing Videos Off X

eSafety has sought assistance from NSW and federal police to deal with the online threats. Australia’s internet watchdog has been subject to threats and online abuse after it ordered footage of a Christian church stabbing to be removed from X, court documents revealed. On April 15, a teenager dressed in black was seen on a […]

May 17, 2024

USDA Tests Find No Bird Flu in Properly Cooked Burgers

Experiments found no virus in beef cooked to at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. U.S. researchers found no bird flu in ground beef inoculated with influenza and cooked to medium or well-done levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on May 16. USDA scientists took a surrogate of the highly pathogenic avian influenza A strain […]

May 16, 2024

House Appropriators Release Top-Line Figures for 2025 Government Funding

The total is almost $1.61 billion in defense and non-defense spending. The House Appropriations Committee released on May 16 its top-line numbers for the 2025 fiscal year. The numbers are slightly more than what was allocated under the 2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), which raised the debt ceiling. The total is almost $1.61 billion in […]

May 16, 2024

Federal Agency Alerts iPhone Users to Update Now

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency this week urged iPhone users to update their devices as soon as possible. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency this week urged iPhone users to update their devices as soon as possible due to a security flaw. In a statement, CISA, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, said […]

May 16, 2024

FDA Announces Recall of Heart Device Warning of ‘Serious Injuries or Death’

So far, two deaths and 70 injuries have been reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of Abbott’s HeartMate 3 system after two deaths and dozens of injuries were reported, noting that “serious injuries or death” could be associated with the heart device. The current recall is the second one announced […]

May 16, 2024

House GOP to Start Contempt Proceedings Against AG Garland

The attorney general has failed to turn over subpoenaed materials to two House committees. Two House committees will kick off contempt proceedings against Attorney General Merrick Garland on May 16. Despite subpoenas compelling his cooperation, Mr. Garland has refused to provide House impeachment investigators with the recordings of special counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with President […]

May 16, 2024

Commanders open season on road against Buccaneers, play two prime-time games

The Washington Commanders open the 2024 season in Tampa Bay against the Buccaneers on Sept. 8. The NFL unveiled the full 2024 schedule on Wednesday night with a three-hour television special as the league continues its quest to dominate all 12 months of the sports calendar. Washington’s 2024 campaign features a divisional prime-time game, a […]

May 16, 2024

Australian Parliament Passes National Digital ID Law

Eighty-seven members voted for, and 56 against the Digital ID Bill 2024. Australia’s House of Representatives has passed the national digital ID bill, which will embed the new online identification program into law. The digital ID is supposed to replace the need for physical IDs, and is linked with government services such as MyGov, Centrelink, […]

May 16, 2024

Active in Middle Age, Healthy in Old Age: New Study

Staying or becoming active in middle age significantly affects quality of life in old age, a large study of women in Australia has found. Even if you’re middle-aged and sedentary, it’s not too late to improve your health and safeguard your old age through exercise. In fact, “It may be possible to ‘turn back the […]