July 5, 2024

From Many, One: Newest Americans Celebrate Citizenship on Independence Day

Twenty immigrants from 17 countries pledge allegiance in Central Florida during one of hundreds of July 4 naturalization events across the country. APOPKA, Florida—Professional skydiver Igor Tolstov has jumped from airshow airplanes for more than 40 years to the cheers of crowds, but his biggest leap of faith was his solo free-fall from Russia in […]

July 5, 2024

Television Company Sent Offline by AI Likeness of Elon Musk

A major media outlet had to shut down its social media after an AI video showing a fake likeness of billionaire Elon Musk attempted to scam users. Deepfake scams where AI-generated versions of celebrities attempting to lure unsuspecting internet users onto dodgy sites are unfortunately nothing new in the current high-tech era. But the prevalence […]

July 5, 2024

CMS Proposes Funding In-Home Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury Patients

The federal government has announced a federal rulemaking proposal that would extend Medicare coverage to include in-home dialysis for patients with acute kidney injury. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said in a June 27 announcement that it had issued a proposed rule, slated for publication in the July 5 Federal Register, that […]

July 4, 2024

DOJ Seeks Public Input for Environmental Justice Strategic Plan

The DOJ must publish the plan to address and advance environmental justice by October 2024. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking members of the public to help draft an “Environmental Justice Strategic Plan” that will outline the department’s vision, goals, and priorities for advancing environmental justice. In a July 1 press release, the department […]

July 4, 2024

Intelligence Agency Partners With Amazon to Set Up $2 Billion Defence ‘Cloud’

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is partnering with Amazon Web Services to set up a cloud system to streamline classified information sharing between defence and security agencies. The project, expected to be operational by 2027, will cost $2 billion (US$1.3 billion) during its establishment, including ongoing maintenance, and usage costs. Exactly what data will be […]

July 4, 2024

Colorado Dairy Worker Tests Positive for Bird Flu, 4th Person Linked to Outbreak

A fourth farm worker has been infected with bird flu in the growing outbreak linked to dairy cows, health officials reported Wednesday. The worker had direct contact with infected dairy cows on a northeast Colorado farm, state and federal health officials said. The man developed pink eye, or conjunctivitis, received antiviral treatment and has recovered. […]

July 4, 2024

Democrat Governors Rally Behind Biden After White House Meeting

President Joe Biden in a campaign message on Wednesday said he is ‘in this race to the end.’ WASHINGTON—Governors who met with President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday expressed their support for him after their discussions about Democratic Party leadership. “The governors have his back,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, who chairs the […]