SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities on Thursday were investigating an incident in which former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport.
The video shows Tyson leaning over the back of his seat repeatedly striking the unidentified man in the head, drawing blood. The footage was first shared by TMZ, which said it was recorded on a Jet Blue plane bound for...
NPR – In a startling rebuke to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down an agency order that required people nationwide to wear masks on public transportation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The travel mask mandate had been in place for 14 months, implemented shortly after President Biden's inauguration, and was a key part of the country's response to the pandemic. The decision strikes at...
WMTW, WALDO COUNTY, Maine — A Waldo County resident has died after being infected by a rare virus spread by infected ticks, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed.
Officials say the adult-aged person developed neurological symptoms and died while in the hospital. They believe the person became infected with the Powassan virus while in Maine.
Officials consider the virus rare, with only about 25 cases reported each year since 2015. In Maine, there...
TIMCAST – Florida Senate, with a 23-16 vote, has passed legislation ending Disney’s tax privilege, self-governing power, and special exemption status.
Since 1967, Disney has operated its own government around Walt Disney World in Florida.
Republican State Rep. Randy Fine, who introduced the legislation, tweeted on Tuesday, “Disney is a guest in Florida. Today, we remind them.”
Republican House Speaker Chris Sprowls said on Tuesday:
“I don’t think there’s another special taxing district in the state that I’m...
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Prior to just 70 days ago, the worst case of highly pathogenic avian influenza(HPAI) in the United States occurred in 2015.
By all indications, the HPAI outbreaks that have already happened in just more than two months of 2022 surpassed those 2015 Avian flu records.
Just four commercial flocks recently culled more than 15 million diseased birds.
In each of the 203 Avian flu detections, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and state officials...
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of death this week of a Mexican woman whose leg was entrapped while using a climbing harness and ended up hanging upside down off the border wall in eastern Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials offered few details, but the local sheriff’s office said the woman was a 32-year-old who was attempting to cross the wall Monday night near Douglas, Arizona. Her name was not released.
"This trademark leprechaun, which epitomizes one Irish stereotype, has been the mascot for the popular sugary cereal for almost 40 years." – 12 Uncomfortably Racist Vintage Brand Mascots, Business Insider, Sep 8, 2011
AP – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illness after eating it.
The FDA said Saturday it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms so far this year.
Moderna Is Developing 2 New Vaccines—And 1 Could Protect Against the Common Cold
The two vaccines aim to reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses on public health, especially among older adults.
HEALTH – Biotechnology company Moderna is expanding its mRNA technology.
The makers of the Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine are now working on two more vaccines: one to protect against SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); and another for the four endemic human coronaviruses, which can cause...
WLKY – A Kentucky man took his employer to court after they threw him a birthday party he didn't want, and the jurors sided with him.
Now, his employer owes him $450,000.
The verdict was handed down this week in Kenton County Circuit Court in Northern Kentucky.
The plaintiff, an employee of Gravity Diagnostics, sued his employer after he was fired following a birthday party they threw for him in August.
According to court documents, the employee had...
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Brevard County teenager was caught on camera driving more than 100 miles an hour on I-95, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The trooper said he had to go 125 mph just to catch 19-year-old Angelo Donnelly. The driver’s suspected motive? Showing off for his girlfriend!
"We were on our way to Cocoa and I was acting a fool," Donnelly reportedly is heard saying on video.
Donnelly was handcuffed and put in the...
TRUTHTENT – In January 2018, Professor Nicholas Meriwether at Shawnee State University responded to a male student’s question by saying “Yes, sir.”
The student then approached him and told Meriwether that he was transgender and wanted to be referred to him as a woman.
When Meriwether didn’t agree, the student complained to the university.
From The Alliance For Defending Freedom:
The student then filed a complaint with the university, which launched a formal investigation. Meriwether offered to call...
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