The FBI returned former president Donald Trump's three passports which were taken during the raid of Mar-a-Lago. The passports were caught by the FBI's filter team as they sifted through the boxes of documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
The NBA announced they would not hold games on Election Day. Instead, they will host a civic engagement night where all 30 teams will play games. Players, coaches, and fans are encouraged to get out and vote on November 8th.
The First Lady, Jill Biden, has tested positive for Covid-19. She is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms. President Joe Biden tested negative but will wear a mask indoors and in close quarters with his staff.
The singer and artist Solange will compose a score for a piece directed by Gianna Resien at the Fall Fashion Gala at New York City Ballet this September. The costumes will be made by Alejandro Gómez Palomo of Palomo Spain.
The Biden administration canceled $3.9 billion of student debt for students defrauded by the for-profit technical university, ITT Tech. The cancelation is the latest round of a series of student-debt relief actions undertaken by the Biden administration.Go deeper →
Meta has pledged to remove misinformation from their platforms and has updated its political ads policy ahead of the midterm elections. The plan laid out by the company via a blog post is similar to their strategy leading up to the 2020 election.Go deeper →
House Representative Val Demings is polling four percentage points above Senator Marco Rubio in a contentious battle for a Florida Senate seat. In a poll by the University of North Florida, Val Demings leads Rubio, 48-44%. Polls showed her tied with Rubio on August 11th.
The director of \"Das Boot\" and \"Air Force One,\" Wolfgang Peterson, passed away on Friday at 81. The German director shot to fame with his approach to humanizing World War II with \"Das Boot,\" which was the most expensive German movie ever made at the time.
The federal government announced cuts to water allocations from the Colorado River for western states as the water level in Lake Mead, and Lake Powell continues to plummet thanks to a historic drought. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced a 21% cut to Arizona's water allocation and 8% to Nevada's.Go deeper →
President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act after almost a year of political maneuvering by Democrats in Congress to pass the ambitious spending bill that has been a key part of Biden's agenda. The $750 billion health care, tax, and climate bill resulted from a compromise between Senate Democrats. President Biden called the bill one of the most significant bills in the country's history today at the signing ceremony.
NASA is rolling out the mega moon rocket Space Launch System that will launch in the mission Artemis 1 earlier than expected. The rocket will carry the first deep-space biology experiment when it launches on August 29th.Go deeper →
Oracle has begun monitoring Tik Tok's systems as part of its deal to host the video sharing platform on Oracle servers as part of \"Project Texas.\" Oracle now monitors Tik Tok for evidence of Chinese interference in the platform's content surfacing algorithm and content moderation systems.
American Airlines revealed today that they had bought 20 Overture aircraft from Boom Supersonic. According to Boom Supersonic, the jets are carbon neutral and can carry passengers to their destinations twice as quickly as today's commercial jets. But, excited passengers will have to wait until 2029 for the first Overture aircraft to take off.
A judge approved Apple's pay out $30.5 million to Apple employees in settlement of a case where employees argued they deserved compensation for time spent having their bags and equipment checked while on their shift. The suit was filed by two former employees in 2013 who alleged they spent up to 30 minutes waiting in line for bag checks and were not compensated.
Lyft and Motional have launched a partnership in Las Vegas that will let riders hop into a fully electric, fully autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5-based car. The autonomous taxi service will be available to Lyft users and will take them to destinations along the Las Vegas strip.Go deeper →
Dr. Oz posted a video of himself in April from a Wegners in Pennsylvania where he laments the high cost of buying vegetables for his wife and blames president Biden for inflation. The only problem is that there are no Wegners in Pennsylvania, but there are Wegmans. John Fetterman, Dr. Oz's opponent for the Senate seat, announced today that his campaign had raised $500k after the video went viral this week.
Tiger Woods is expected to meet with twenty of the world's top golfers at the BMW Championship in Wilmington, Delaware, to rally their support behind the PGA Tour. The LIV Golf league, which reportedly offered Woods $800 million to change leagues, has been luring high-profile golfers away from the PGA with massive, Saudi-funded checks. Woods has been an outspoken critic of the LIV Golf league and a staunch supporter of the PGA Tour.
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