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FCC orders phone companies to block student loan scam robocalls Fri, 09 Dec 2022 04:02:28 -0500
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ordered phone companies to stop carrying robocalls related to known student loan scams.

On This Day, Dec. 9: Senate report on CIA calls torture tactics 'deeply flawed' Fri, 09 Dec 2022 03:00:07 -0500
On Dec. 9, 2014, a Senate Intelligence Committee report said the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects was more brutal than it told the White House or public.

N.J. businessman sentenced to 5 years for selling unregistered pesticide as COVID-19 disinfectant Fri, 09 Dec 2022 02:17:14 -0500
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment for selling millions of dollars' worth of unregistered pesticide products that he falsely claimed was a disinfectant against COVID-19.

Florida lawmaker behind 'Don't Say Gay' law resigns following fraud charges Fri, 09 Dec 2022 01:05:02 -0500
The Florida state Republican lawmaker behind the so-called Don't Say Gay legislation resigned a day after a grand jury indicted him for scheming to defraud the federal government of tens of thousands of COVID-19-relief d

Anne Sacoolas sentenced for death of British motorcyclist Harry Dunn Thu, 08 Dec 2022 22:57:01 -0500
Anne Sacoolas was handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence on Thursday, for causing the death of British motorcyclist Harry Dunn in 2019.

Reports: Justice Dept. asks judge to hold Trump in contempt over classified records Thu, 08 Dec 2022 22:43:16 -0500
The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold Donald Trump in contempt for failing to comply with a May subpoena ordering the former president to return all classified records in his possession.

Michael Flynn testifies before Georgia grand jury in 2020 election investigation Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:57:44 -0500
Michael Flynn testified Thursday before a Georgia grand jury that is investigating Republican attempts to undermine the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.

At least 10 injured in explosion at Iowa soybean plant Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:57:01 -0500
Between 10 and 15 people were rushed to the hospital after an explosion at a soybean plant in a rural Iowa town on Thursday.

South Korea's parliament passes bill that could make citizens a year younger Thu, 08 Dec 2022 19:56:16 -0500
South Koreans will soon become a year or two younger, following an official change to the country's age-counting system.

FDNY rescues two men who fell down elevator shaft Thu, 08 Dec 2022 19:29:38 -0500
New York City firefighters successfully rescued two people that fell down an elevator shaft in the Bronx on Thursday.

Two white supremacist gang members sentenced Thu, 08 Dec 2022 18:30:40 -0500
Two members of the Aryan Circle, a white supremacist prison gang, have been sentenced for crimes committed as part of their roles in the organization.

CDC says Jynneos vaccine offers strong protection against mpox Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:55:13 -0500
The Jynneos smallpox vaccine offers strong protection against mpox infection after one or two doses, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Top EU court rules Google must delete inaccurate search results Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:41:26 -0500
Google must remove information from search results in Europe if a person can prove that those results are false, a European court ruled Thursday.

Keystone Pipeline shut down over oil leak in Kansas Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:53:06 -0500
The Keystone Pipeline is temporarily shut down after a leak was discovered feeding into a creek in northern Kansas.

Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Amazon to share $9 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:18:31 -0500
Microsoft, Oracle, Google and Amazon will share a $9 billion contract to provide the Department of Defense with cloud computing systems.

First Gen Z member of Congress struggles to find housing in D.C. Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:14:38 -0500
Maxwell Frost made history by becoming the first Gen Z member of Congress, but he has struggled to find a place to live in the tough Washington housing market.

Janet Yellen becomes first female Treasury secretary to sign U.S. currency Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:07:06 -0500
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's signature is finally on U.S. currency as bank notes bearing her name were printed Thursday. Yellen is the first female Treasury secretary to sign U.S. currency.

3 injured in D.C. train station shooting; suspects at large Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:48:13 -0500
Three people were injured Thursday morning in a shooting at a Washington D.C., train station and three suspects remain at large.

FTC files complaint to block Microsoft's $69B deal to buy Activision Blizzard Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:46:39 -0500
The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint Thursday to block Microsoft's $69 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard.

House passes $858 billion defense bill that ends military COVID-19 vaccine mandate Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:19:24 -0500
The U.S. House Thursday passed an $858 billion defense bill on a 350-80 vote. It rescinds the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for military personnel.

Biden announces $36 billion in pension fund relief Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:03:21 -0500
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced $36 billion in financial relief for the Central States Pension Fund, which will prevent cuts in benefits for 350,000 union workers and retirees.

Committee says Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder part of ‘toxic’ culture Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:42:15 -0500
The Committee on Oversight and Reform released the report on its yearlong investigation into the Washington Commanders' workplace environment and the NFL's role in covering up for an abusive owner.

Philadelphia police identify Joseph Augustus Zarelli as 'The Boy in the Box' after 65 years Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:39:14 -0500
Philadelphia police have identified Joseph Augustus Zarelli as the "Boy in the Box," closing a chapter in one of Philadelphia's most notorious unsolved crimes.

Treasury Department sanctions businessman for leading Iran sanctions evasion network Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:17:03 -0500
The U.S. Treasury Department Thursday sanctioned businessman Sitki Ayan for allegedly leading a sanctions evasion network facilitating the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars of oil for Iran's Guard Corps-Qods Force.

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