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Florida judge in Parkland shooter trial publicly reprimanded

Florida's highest court issued a public reprimand of Judge Elizabeth Scherer Monday for showing sympathy to the prosecution during Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz's penalty trial.

Bidens’ Dog, Commander, Has Bitten Several Secret Service Agents, Emails Show

One agent went to the hospital after being bitten by the Bidens’ German shepherd, Commander, in a series of at least 10 incidents of “aggressive behavior.

Court says OxyContin maker's bankruptcy and protections for Sackler family members can move ahead

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma can start executing a settlement that protects members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids, a court ruled Tuesday.

Texas shooter with 'long gun' opens fire at medical building injuring physician, patient

Police in Cedar Hill, Texas, said a gunman armed with a "long gun" opened fire inside a medical building, leaving a physician and a patient injured. The suspect was later arrested.

In Florida, Swimmers Brave an Ocean That Feels Like Steamy Syrup

Toweling off seemed unnecessary, as no one felt cold emerging from water that reached record temperatures off the coast of South Florida in recent days.

MA denies request to dump over 1M gallons of defunct nuclear plant's wastewater into Cape Cod Bay

Massachusetts regulators have denied a request by a company dismantling the former Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth to discharge wastewater into Cape Cod Bay.

Elderly Asian women victimized by random attacks across San Francisco

Two elderly Asian American women were seriously injured in separate, random attacks on the streets of San Francisco this month.

Around the world

Poland's population shrinks despite returning emigrants, reaches 37.7 million in June: report

Poland's population has experienced another decline, dropping to approximately 37.7 million in June, according to a preliminary report from Statistics Poland.

Vladimir Putin set to visit China in October, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit China in October, a top Kremlin official announced Tuesday.

Russia, seeking a bigger army, moves to raise the top age for military service.

If the full Parliament approves the bill, Russian men as old as 30 will be subject to the country’s mandatory year of military service.

Trevor Reed, Marine veteran freed from Russia in 2022, injured while fighting in Ukraine, U.S. says

A former U.S. Marine who was released from Russia in a prisoner swap last year has been injured while fighting in Ukraine, the State Department said Tuesday.

Myanmar's military plans to move Suu Kyi to house arrest, according to unofficial reports

Myanmar's military-controlled government plans to transfer the country's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi from a prison in the capital, Naypyitaw, to home confinement.

Los Angeles attorney jailed in Venezuela faces spy allegations as US government pressured to act

Lawmakers in Washington are calling for the release OF a Los Angeles attorney being held in Venezuela.

Trevor Reed, US Marine veteran released by Russia in prisoner swap, injured fighting in Ukraine: State Dept.

Marine veteran Trevor Reed, who was detained in Russia and released in a prisoner swap, has been injured while fighting in Ukraine, according to the State Department


Elon Musk Changes Twitter’s Logo to an X

The tech billionaire replaced the company’s blue bird silhouette with “X,” a term for what he has described as an “everything app.

Ask Kurt: How to navigate Google’s privacy settings

How can you adjust your Google settings to ensure your information is as private and secure as possible? Kurt "Cyberguy" Knutsson shows you how.

Built-in software ‘death dates’ are sending thousands of schools’ Chromebooks to the recycling bin

Doubling the lifespan of older Chromebooks would save California's schools $225 million, according to advocacy group CALPIRG.

Twitter rival Threads adds chronological feed as Elon Musk pushes controversial ‘X’ rebrand

Threads has emerged as the most significant challenge to Twitter’s text-based social media dominance.

Make the most of your summer with these 6 must-have apps

Choosing the right apps on your phone may be a difficult decision. Kurt "CyberGuy" Knutsson shares six must-have apps that every person should download.

New smartphone wants you to use it less

A smartphone startup named Nothing is trying to make a splash with their latest device - the Nothing Phone (2). Ironically, it's packed with features designed to help you use your phone less. The first thing you'll notice about the Nothing Phone (2) is the clear back panel filled with LED lights.

A 'scary' new weapon on the battlefield of love: Would you let a machine pick your partner?

Americans shared if they would let the AI dating website Keeper set them up on blind date. The website asks users a list of questions before matching them.

Sports News

CU football coach and former football player brings back Black fraternity

Joshua Jynes, a former Buffaloes center from 2018-21, helped usher the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. back on campus, becoming the first historically Black fraternity to return and officially register at CU Boulder in November 2022.

Column: Cards on table, Rams coach Sean McVay not talking as if he's holding a winning hand

Sean McVay had his first losing season and oddsmakers say that should happen again this season. Although the Rams coach won't say it, fans can't count on many wins.

Aaron Hernandez's brother arrested amid concerns he was planning school shootings

Aaron Hernandez's brother was arrested on Tuesday for the fourth time this year after allegedly planning shootings on two college campuses.

World Aquatics announces 'open category' to include trans swimmers: 'Our sport must be for everyone'

World Aquatics president Husain Al-Musallam announced plans for an "open category" on Tuesday, more than a year after the sports governing body limited trans athletes participation.

Northwestern players opt to forgo Big Ten media days in wake of school's hazing scandals

Northwestern will not have any players at the Big Ten’s annual media days this week after the three who were scheduled to attend opted Tuesday to back out because of hazing scandals that have engulfed the school

Rays returning to Port Charlotte for spring training next year after hurricane forced move

The Tampa Bay Rays will return to Port Charlotte for spring training in 2024 after relocating this year because of extensive damage their team training facilities suffered during Hurricane Ian.

Justin Herbert agrees to massive five-year, $262.5 million deal with Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert have reached a deal on a new contract that will keep the 25-year-old with the franchise through 2029.

Politics News

Debunked Bucks: Top House Democrat's claim of outraising GOP rival proven false

The claim that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., raised more money than House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., during the second quarter of 2023 is false.

Colorado businessman gets over 5 years in prison for 'We Build The Wall' fundraiser fraud

A Colorado businessman convicted of fraudulently siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from an online fundraiser to build a wall along the U.S.

Texas congressman holds thirst strike to call for workplace heat protections

Rep. Greg Casar held the all-day strike to draw attention to the need for a federal workplace heat standard, including protections for rest and water breaks.

Freedom Caucus members foreshadow federal spending fight, not afraid of government shutdown

House Freedom Caucus members criticized Republican leadership for trying to pass a pair of federal appropriations bills this week, saying they want to see all the spending bills first -- and added that they're not afraid to force a government shutdown.

Judge rejects Biden's asylum restrictions along U.S.-Mexico border

The Biden administration rule penalizes migrants who don't request protection in another country before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Iowa Supreme Court says Gov. Reynolds can appeal block on strict abortion law

The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday said Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds can appeal a temporary block on the state’s restrictive abortion law.

Tag team in U.S. Attorney's Office accused of hiding Biden bribery allegations

The top lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware, one of them a Democratic donor, appeared to work in tandem to thwart an investigation into claims President Biden and his son Hunter collected a $10 million bribe while Mr. Biden was serving as vice president.