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Mar 23 2023
Rising drug shortages pose national security threat, Senate panel says
A new Senate report found that drug shortages in the U.S. are increasing in frequency and duration, due to over-reliance on foreign countries like China and India, which is posing national security concerns.
The report from the Democrat-led Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs provided a damning indictment of the U.S. government’s ability to predict drugThe Hill
Feb 20 2023
Trump's Truth Social Dilemma
On February 20, 2022, Donald Trump's social media platform Truth Social finally went live, becoming available to download on the Apple app store just before midnight Eastern Time.
The conservative "free speech" app created by the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) was a way for the former president to return to social media after he was banned from Facebook, Instagram and TwitterNewsweek
Mar 25 2023
Oregon shoplifter who bit off Nordstrom security guard's earlobe sentenced to prison
An Oregon woman has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after stealing from a department store and biting off the earlobe of the security guard who tried to stop her. Ashlie Clark, 31, was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison after pleading guilty to second degree assault and first degree robbery stemming from a shoplifting incident in 2022 where she bit a security guard,Fox News (Online News)
Mar 23 2023
Kids to require parental consent to access social media apps under new Utah law
Children and teenagers in Utah are to lose access to social media apps such as TikTok if they don't have parental consent and would face other restrictions under a first-in-the-nation law designed to shield young people from the addictive apps. The two bills Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed into law also prohibit kids under 18 from using social media between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.,CBS News (Online)
Mar 20 2023
Donald Trump arrest speculation sparks NYPD to ramp up security
The New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are ramping up security in preparation for the possibility that Donald Trump will be indicted this week, according to reports. The NYPD, the U.S. Secret Service and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force are among the agencies preparing security plans in and around the Manhattan's criminal courthouse, where Trump would be appearNewsweek
Mar 24 2023
New Utah laws require minors to get parental consent to open, maintain social media accounts
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed two bills into law on on Friday that seek to limit the harm caused by social media to children and teens by requiring parents and guardians to consent to their children having accounts and by prohibiting social media companies from designing addictive features. "Our administration is very concerned about how social media is affecting our children. Youth rates ofABC News (Online)
Mar 24 2023
Utah governor signs new laws requiring parental consent for under-18s to use social media
Utah has enacted controversial restrictions that will require minors to obtain the consent of a guardian to use social media platforms, the first US state to introduce such measures. Two laws signed by Governor Spencer Cox on Thursday — H.B. 311 and S.B. 152 — form part of the new Utah Social Media Regulation Act, aimed at protecting children from addictive features and targeted ads on socialThe Verge
Oct 14 2022
Social Security recipients to see biggest COLA increase since 1981
Social Security benefits are set to rise by 8.7% in 2023, the biggest bump in four decades as stubbornly high inflation erodes the buying power of retired Americans, the Social Security Administration said Thursday.
The increase, known as a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), is the biggest since 1981, when recipients saw an 11.2% jump. It will increase the average monthly benefit byFox Business
Mar 15 2023
Alabama’s Brandon Miller accompanied by armed security at tournament site
Alabama, the No. 1 overall seed in the men’s tournament, is in nearby Birmingham for a first-round matchup Thursday against 16th-seeded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The security guard, who wore red team apparel, was seen by the court at Legacy Arena with a holstered firearm, as well as a badge clipped to his waist. The 6-foot-9 Miller, who was named both SEC freshman of the year andWashington Post
Mar 21 2023
Stormy Daniels beefs up security over death threats in Trump case
Stormy Daniels has beefed up security over a series of death threats for her role in former President Donald Trump’s expected arrest — while also gloating about a spike in orders for X-rated pics and her merchandise.
The porn star’s attorney, Clark Brewster, told TMZ that there has been a spike in threats and “vitriolic messages” since Trump, 76, said he was likely to be arrestedNew York Post (News)