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Minnesota prison reaches resolution with inmates who refused to return to their cells in heat wave

A Minnesota prison has “resolved without incident” a situation involving about 100 inmates in one housing unit who would not return to their cells.

Which states have the most confrontational drivers?

Five of the top 10 most confrontational-driver states are in the south, while many of the most polite are located in the Pacific and Western U.S.

Ohio's 'offensive' national forest name may change

Members of the American Indian Tribes and the local community are requesting the U.S. Forest Service change the name of Wayne National Forest, located in southeastern Ohio.

The US government is eager to restore powers to keep dangerous chemicals out of extremists' hands

When Congress returns this week, Homeland Security officials and those in the chemical industries will be watching to see if a program regulating the chemical sector will be on its agenda.

Year-round school: Difference-maker or waste of time?

Contrary to how it sounds, “year-round” school usually doesn’t mean students going to school throughout the year – or for more days than other students.

'Total miracle': Dog home safe after Ohio storm, saved from river

The miracle began to unfold as Elyria resident Jim Warren was on his back patio watching the rain-swollen Black River rising on the ravine below. That is when he noticed something moving in the mud near the edge of the rapids.

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' streams suddenly skyrocket

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" suddenly racked in over 300,000 streams on Spotify on the first day of the month.

Around the world

Pilot taking part in gender reveal stunt dies after plane crashes

A pilot taking part in a gender reveal stunt in Mexico over the weekend crashed shortly after dropping pink smoke on a couple.

Gender reveal turns deadly as stunt plane crashes in Mexico

A gender reveal party in San Pedro, Mexico, turned deadly when the pilot of a plane lost control and crashed while dumping pink smoke on the expecting couple.

Zimbabwean president at his inauguration says the disputed election reveals a ‘mature democracy’

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday hailed recent elections as a sign of the country’s “mature democracy” and a victory over Western adversaries, as he took an oath of office following a vote whose credibility was questioned by both Western and African observers

Russia likely proposed North Korea participate in 3-way naval exercises with China, according to South Korea

A top South Korean spy agency claims North Korea has likely been asked by Russia to participate in three-way naval exercises with China.

US military bases fend off visits from Chinese citizens: reports

Chinese nationals have accessed U.S. military bases and other facilities dozens of times, U.S. officials said, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Government agencies like the Defense Department and the FBI held a review the past year to limit the events, the Journal reported.

South Sudan's president meets with Sudan's top military official in Juba

South Sudan's president met with Sudan's top military general on Sept. 4, 2023. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 following a long conflict.

Upward of 20,000 Ukrainian amputees face trauma on a scale unseen since WWI

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The small band of soldiers gather outside to share cigarettes and war stories, sometimes casually and sometimes with a degree of testiness over recollections made unreliable by their last day fighting, the day the war took away their limbs.


Pandemic watchdog sees ‘target-rich environment’ for AI to track down fraudsters

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee sees AI as a valuable tool to flag potential fraud in pandemic spending data.

Nissan's all-electric SUV is stylish and practical

There are so many new options when it comes to EV's, but not all of them come from a manufacturer with this much experience in electric batteries.

Editorial: Newsom plan to bridge digital divide becoming a boondoggle

Administration, Public Utilities Commission turning COVID-era promise into reckless spending of billions of dollars.

AI technology lets you talk to Jesus or Satan. What do they say?

What would Jesus do? You can ask him yourself, but there are a few caveats. For one, the answer won’t actually be divine, and it may not be thorough enough to satisfy.

Elon Musk says X, formerly Twitter, will have voice and video calls, updates privacy policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk said Thursday that his social network X, formerly known as Twitter, will give users the ability to make voice and video calls on the platform.

China's Baidu makes AI chatbot Ernie Bot publicly available

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese search engine and artificial intelligence firm Baidu made its ChatGPT-equivalent language model fully available to the public Thursday, raising the company’s stock price by over 3% following the announcement.

What happens when finops finds bad cloud architecture?

Cloud finops, a practice that combines financial management and cloud operations, is instrumental in optimizing cloud costs and ensuring efficient resource utilization. It is one of the most important emerging trends in cloud computing, and I’ve covered it a great deal on this blog.

Sports News

Lionel Messi, Inter Miami agree to switch hotels in support of striking hospitality workers in Los Angeles

Legendary soccer superstar Lionel Messi is in Los Angeles as Inter Miami are set take on LAFC at BMO Stadium on Sunday, and the team is supporting local striking hotel workers during their stay in the City of Angels.

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías arrested near Los Angeles stadium where Messi was playing MLS game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was arrested near BMO Stadium, where Lionel Messi was playing in a Major League Soccer game with numerous celebrities in attendance. Exposition Park public safety said its officers arrested Urías at about 11 p.m.

Colorado knew they would beat No. 17 TCU ‘before we left Boulder,' Deion Sanders says

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders said his team knew they would beat No. 17 TCU "before we left Boulder" on an appearance Monday on "Undisputed.

New Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Matt Turner realized it was time to move on from Arsenal

Matt Turner realized last spring it was time to move on from Arsenal, that he wasn’t going to displace Aaron Ramsdale as the starting goalkeeper and his career would stagnate if he stayed with the Gunners.

Yankees' Steinbrenner excited about young players

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he's excited to see what an influx of young players will bring to the major league team over the final weeks of a lost season and also hinted that changes could be coming to how the team utilizes analytics.

Turf wars: NFL players and owners are at odds over replacing artificial surfaces with grass

The merits and safety concerns of artificial turf vs. natural grass have been debated since the Philadelphia Eagles became the first NFL team to play on AstroTurf in 1969 – three years after it made its debut in the Houston Astrodome.

No. 4 Alabama, No. 11 Texas meet in rematch of last year's down-to-wire game

Texas gained credibility. Alabama showed vulnerability. But that was last year’s game between the two traditional football powers and soon-to-be Southeastern Conference opponents. The 11th-ranked Longhorns and No.

Politics News

FBI tracks over 100 incidents of Chinese nationals posing as tourists to breach US military sites: report

Fedderal officials reportedly tracked over 100 incidents of Chinese "gate crashers" at U.S. military and other federal sites, sparking espionage concerns.

Katie Porter partners with GOP rep to introduce bill to prevent infant formula crisis

(KRON) -- Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine), the top Democrat on the Oversight Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services, has teamed up Chairwoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) to introduce a bipartisan bill aimed at preventing another infant formula shortage.

How Trump’s House allies could try to help him fight indictments

Former President Trump racked up two more indictments while Congress was out on recess, spurring conservative outrage. When the House returns to Washington this month, Trump’s staunchest allies will have the opportunity to use their positions to go to bat for him.

Leaders: Speeding up work permits can fix labor shortage

As U.S. businesses struggle to fill job vacancies, leaders across the country are calling on the White House to step in.

Ocasio-Cortez treads carefully with Biden ahead of 2024

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is walking a fine line when it comes to President Biden, endorsing him ahead of the 2024 election while also criticizing some of his policies and staying silent on what her role will be on the campaign trail heading into next year.

DeSantis Florida redistricting map is unconstitutional and must be redrawn, judge says

The decision was the latest to strike down new congressional maps in Southern states over concerns that they diluted the voting power of Black residents.

An effort to ban caste discrimination in California has touched a nerve

California would be the first state to explicitly ban the practice, but the process has been divisive.