Trump lawyers, DOJ met in June about boxes at Mar-a-Lago: reports

Two days after the FBI searched the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, the unprecedented action reverberates across Washington with Republicans chastising the Justice Department and others bracing for what it means in ongoing criminal investigations involving Trump, his allies and his family business.  Here’s the latest:  🏙️ Trump being deposed, but it’s not related … Read more

Alabama No. 1 ahead of Georgia

Preseason polls are not necessarily reliable predictors of any particular team’s success. They should rather be viewed more as general perceptions on the state of programs. Naturally, those perceptions will change as the actual college football season unfolds, but the arrival of the first rankings always helps fuel the anticipation for the coming games. It … Read more

Senate begins ‘vote-a-rama’ on Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON – The sun rose Sunday morning on Capitol Hill as bleary-eyed senators continued to work through a series of amendments to a wide-ranging climate, health care and tax spending bill that Democrats are racing to approve and Republicans are trying to block, or at least slow down. It’s part of a rare weekend session for the Senate as … Read more

Amnesty International head in Ukraine quits over report

The head of Ukraine’s Amnesty International chapter quit Friday after the human rights organization released a report claiming Ukrainian forces put civilians in harms way by basing themselves in populated areas. In a Facebook post made Friday night, Oksana Pokalchuk accused Amnesty International of failing to recognize the realities of war in Ukraine and ignoring the advice of local staff members, … Read more

Jackie Walorski, Indiana congresswoman, dies in car crash

Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., was killed Wednesday in a car crash in her home state of Indiana. The vehicle Walorski was riding in caused the crash that killed her, two staffers and the driver of another vehicle, according to an Indiana sheriff’s office that is investigating the collision. Initially, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s … Read more

New York animal sanctuary owner charged with cow grand larceny

A New York animal sanctuary owner is facing a felony charge after officials say cows from a nearby beef farm strayed onto her property and she refused to return them to their owner. Tracy Murphy, president and founder ofAsha’s Farm Sanctuary in Newfane, a small town 38 miles north of Buffalo near Lake Ontario, was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree grand … Read more

Juan Soto to Padres, updates on rumors, news, more

The tension is building as Major League Baseball’s trade deadline arrives today at 6 p.m. ET. There have already been several big names on the move — and there’s no doubt that more will be coming. The biggest name on the market has found a new home as the San Diego Padres have landed superstar outfielder … Read more

Marvel show leans into reluctant hero, real life

After telling the stories of armored superdudes, superdudes with shields and magical hammers – and even some superdudes named after insects – Marvel is finally tackling the personal and professional lives of a 30-something woman, who happens to be a 6-foot-7 muscular green powerhouse and one heck of a lawyer. The new legal comedy series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (premiering Aug. … Read more

Robert F. Smith asks judge to seal evidence in tax fraud case

Robert F. Smith, the wealthiest African American in the US, has quietly made a flurry of court motions to seal evidence in the epic tax evasion case in which he’s a cooperating witness — and insiders are scratching their heads. The Vista Equity Partners chief — whose net worth is estimated at $6.7 billion by … Read more

Chick-fil-A faces backlash for offering North Carolina ‘volunteer’ workers chicken sandwiches

The operators of a Chick-fil-A in North Carolina have ended a controversial program in which they solicited “volunteers” to work the drive-thru in exchange for chicken sandwich vouchers The Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville, N.C. issued the offer last week in a now-deleted post on Facebook. “We are looking for volunteers for our new Drive Thru Express!” the post … Read more

Hershey warns it won’t be able to meet Halloween demand

Gremlins, ghouls and monsters may have trouble scaring up their usual hauls of Halloween candy during trick-or-treat runs this year, one of the largest chocolate makers warned. “We will not be able to fully meet consumer demand due to capacity constraints,” Hershey chief executive Michele Buck told analysts during a Thursday earnings call. The Hershey, … Read more

Is Choco Taco discontinuation a hoax? Why some fans think so

The Choco Taco isn’t going anywhere, according to die-hard fans and conspiracy theorists. Unilever’s ice cream maker Klondike announced that the frozen vanilla dessert wrapped in a sugary taco and coated with peanuts and chocolate fudge would be discontinued — triggering nationwide mourning. “The Klondike Choco Taco has unfortunately been discontinued in both 1ct and … Read more

Leaked TikTok memo told workers to ‘downplay the China association’

Leaked internal documents show TikTok is actively instructing employees to “downplay the China association” to deflect growing media scrutiny over the video-sharing app’s Beijing-based owner. The documents, labeled “TikTok Master Messaging” and “TikTok Key Messages,” detail the social media giant’s public relations strategy during a period of mounting scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers over its … Read more

Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner want Instagram to ‘stop trying to be TikTok’

Meta’s changes to Facebook and Instagram in hopes of competing with TikTok are not sitting well with Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. The half sisters, who have a combined following on Instagram of 686 million users, posted a message on the photo-sharing app which read: “Make Instagram Instagram Again. Stop trying to be TikTok. I … Read more

Mark Cuban warns bitcoin, crypto face looming SEC ‘nightmare’

Tightened SEC regulation of the cryptocurrency industry represents a potential “nightmare” for the struggling sector, whose prices already have been battered by surging interest rates and recession fears, billionaire Mark Cuban warned on Twitter. Cuban provided his dire warning in response to a tweet from Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who had slammed the SEC after … Read more

Nancy and Paul Pelosi are trading large — with a wealth of hypocrisy

Democrats have carved out quite a niche for themselves as the party of the have-nots, even if it’s mostly a hypocritical marketing ploy. Bernie Sanders, the socialist, lives a pretty non-socialist life with a town house, a vacation home and all the comforts of the bourgeoisie while he claims to champion the proletariat. There’s no … Read more

Congress should raise taxes to fight inflation ‘right now’

Congress is missing an opportunity to combat decades-high inflation by failing to implement tax hikes, former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary Larry Summers asserted on Friday. Summers, a frequent critic of the federal response to inflation, argued that lawmakers should consider raising taxes as another means of cooling the economy — with a focus on corporations … Read more

Walgreens worker refused to sell condoms to couple

Outraged social media users demanded a boycott of Walgreens after the company declined to discipline a Wisconsin store clerk who refused to sell condoms to a couple citing religious grounds. Nate Pentz posted a tweet saying that he and his partner, Jess, were at the checkout counter of a Walgreens location in the town of … Read more

Amazon to acquire One Medical in $3.9B all-cash deal

Amazon has agreed to acquire primary healthcare provider One Medical in an all-cash deal worth $3.9 billion, the two companies announced on Thursday. The deal, which is valued at around $18 a share, gives the Seattle-based retail giant a bigger foothold in the healthcare space. In 2020, Amazon opened an online drug store that allows … Read more

Twitter-Musk lawsuit judge overseeing Tesla pay package case

The judge overseeing Elon Musk’s legal battle with Twitter in Delaware Chancery Court this fall is also handling another fight over the Tesla pay package that helped make him the world’s richest individual. Kathaleen McCormick, the chief judge of Delaware Chancery Court, is presiding over a separate lawsuit challenging Musk’s $56 billion pay package at … Read more

Amazon worker dies at NJ warehouse during Prime Day rush

An Amazon worker died at a New Jersey warehouse during the Prime Day rush last week, according to the Department of Labor. The unnamed male worker’s death occurred at Amazon’s EWR9 facility in Carteret, New Jersey, during Amazon’s Prime Day sale, which is traditionally one of the online retailer’s busiest weeks of the year.  Labor … Read more

Biden economic approval rating hits all-time low: CNBC survey

President Biden’s economic approval rating has dropped to a fresh low as Americans contend with surging inflation and mounting fears of a recession, according to the results of a recent survey. Just 30% of Americans approved of Biden’s handling of the economy as inflation surged by 9.1% in June, according to CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey. … Read more

Elon’s Musk-see fight for Twitter

As opposed to most corporate lawsuits, Twitter’s rundown of Elon Musk reneging on his deal to buy the social media giant is interesting reading. It’s more dime-store novel than mind-numbing legalese, which helped convince many journalists that Twitter has an airtight case on a somewhat complicated legal doctrine called “specific performance.” Musk is the world’s … Read more