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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $148K To Stormy Daniels

Reuters reports: Michael Avenatti, the brash celebrity lawyer who rose to fame taking on Donald Trump before a slew of criminal charges destroyed his legal career, was ordered on Friday to pay $148,750 in restitution to his best-known client, porn actress Stormy Daniels. Avenatti, 51, was convicted by a Manhattan federal jury in February of wire fraud and aggravated identity …

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Arizona Judge Imposes Abortion Ban Written In 1864

The New York Times reports: A judge on Friday ruled that a near-total abortion ban written before Arizona became a state must be enforced, throwing abortion access into question one day before the start of a 15-week ban that passed the Legislature this year. The stricter ban, which can be traced to 1864, was blocked by a court injunction in …

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NPR: Carbon Dioxide Shortage Imperils Beer Supply

NPR reports: Carbon dioxide has no taste, no odor, and no color — but it’s a vital ingredient in the beer business, from putting frothy bubbles in brews to blocking oxidization that makes beer taste stale. But brewers are now worried that a carbon dioxide shortage could force production cuts and price hikes. It’s the latest threat to an industry …

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“Major Hurricane” Likely To Threaten Florida Next Week

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Tropical Depression Nine formed in the Caribbean on Friday with a path that could bring it to Florida next week as a major Category 3 hurricane that could become either Hurricane Hermine or Hurricane Ian depending on how fast it intensifies compared to another new tropical depression in the Atlantic. In its 11 a.m. update, the …

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NASA About To Test Asteroid Deflection System [VIDEO]

Space.com report: NASA is just days away from slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth. The agency’s long-awaited Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will impact with the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Monday (Sept. 26), if all goes according to plan. The DART mission launched on Nov. 23, 2021 on top of a …

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Airline’s Intercoms Hacked With “Creepy” Noises

One Mile At A Time reports: A few days ago I wrote about a bizarre thing going on with the intercoms of some American Airlines jets. There’s now actual video and audio footage of this, and it’s even stranger than I could have imagined. The first report was from an American Airlines Boeing 737-800, where there were repeated hacking, moaning, …

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Utah Senate Race “Neck And Neck” In Latest Poll

The Deseret News reports: Engaged in a fierce battle in the U.S. Senate race in Utah, a new poll shows Republican Sen. Mike Lee and independent challenger Evan McMullin neck and neck with a little over six weeks to Election Day. The latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics survey found 36% of Utahns would vote for Lee and 34% for …

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POLL: Rubio +2 Over Demings, DeSantis +7 Over Crist

Civiqs Polling reports: Republican Marco Rubio leads Democrat Val Demings 49% to 47% in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida. Rubio is viewed favorably by 41% of Florida likely voters, and unfavorably by 51%. Demings has a similar 40% favorable rating, with 47% unfavorable and 13% who are still unsure about her. In the race for Governor of Florida, …

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Tesla Recalls 1.1M Cars Over Non-Reversing Windows

The Associated Press reports: Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. because the windows can pinch a person’s fingers when being rolled up. Tesla says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that’s a violation …

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CNN Moves Jake Tapper To Chris Cuomo’s Former Slot

The Daily Beast reports: CNN chief Chris Licht is shaking things up once again. Days after unveiling a “reimagined” morning show, the network announced that anchor Jake Tapper would be moving to primetime to host the 9 p.m. slot through this year’s midterm elections. While the assignment is ostensibly temporary, it could possibly become permanent if Tapper draws a decent …

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Indiana State Judge Blocks New Law Banning Abortion

The Associated Press reports: An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban that took effect one week ago. The injunction was sought by abortion clinic operators …

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“Central Park Karen” Loses Suit Against Ex-Employer

The New York Post reports: Amy Cooper, the white woman dubbed “Central Park Karen” after accusing a black bird-watcher of threatening her in 2020, lost a lawsuit against her former employer claiming she was illegally fired and portrayed as a racist. US District Judge Ronnie Abrams rejected Cooper’s claim on Wednesday that she was defamed when ex-employer Franklin Templeton, a …

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Warnock +2 Over Walker In CBS Georgia Senate Poll

CBS News reports: It’s the personal vs. the partisan in Georgia’s Senate race, where the candidates are close in support, but voters’ rationales for supporting each of them are quite different. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has better favorable ratings and character measures, while GOP challenger Herschel Walker’s voters have eyes on Washington and a chance for a Republican Senate. In …

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Space Force Debuts Its Official Song: “Semper Supra”

Via press release from the United States Space Force: Every branch of the armed forces has an official song, from “The Army Goes Rolling Along” to “The Marines’ Hymn.” Each song is part of the services’ foundation and represents its values, traditions and culture. The U.S. Space Force, the newest military branch established in 2019, has officially adopted its own …

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Gay Weatherman Fired After Troll Sends Nudes To Boss

The Daily Beast reports: A TV weatherman in New York City was fired from his job after nude screenshots from an online video chat were sent by an anonymous user to his bosses at work as well as his own mother, court documents obtained by The Daily Beast show. Erick Adame, a two-time Emmy nominee who served as a NY1 …

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Cheney And Lofgren Intro Electoral Count Reform Act

NBC News reports: A bipartisan duo on the Jan. 6 committee on Monday rolled out legislation aimed at preventing future attempts to overturn elections, and House leaders are eyeing a vote as early as this week. The Presidential Election Reform Act, unveiled by Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., centers on overhauling the Electoral Count Act, an archaic …

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Queen’s Corgis Greet Coffin’s Arrival At Windsor Castle

People Magazine reports: Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis were on hand to say their goodbyes. The late monarch’s two dogs stood with aides to welcome her coffin to Windsor Castle ahead of the committal service for the Queen on Monday. Earlier that day, they were also seen going for a walk inside Windsor Castle. An avid dog lover, the Queen was …

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LIVE VIDEO: State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

NBC News reports: Hundreds of world leaders have gathered, billions are thought to be watching around the world and the final members of the epically long line of mourners have paid their final respects. Britain is now ready to lay to rest its longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, marking the end of a reign that defined an era. The royal …

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All Of Puerto Rico Without Power As Hurricane Arrives

CNN reports: Power has gone out across all of the US territory of Puerto Rico on Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us, as Hurricane Fiona bears down on the islands, which are already grappling with the threat of flooding and mudslides stemming from the Category 1 storm. “Puerto Rico is 100% without power due to a transmission grid failure from Hurricane Fiona,” …

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Census: Hispanics Now Likely Largest Demo In Texas

The Texas Tribune reports: The new population figures, derived from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, showed Hispanic Texans made up 40.2% of the state’s population in 2021 while non-Hispanic white Texans made up 39.4%. The estimates — based on comprehensive data collected over the 2021 calendar year — are not considered official. The bureau’s official population estimates as of …

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