Biden’s Dog Commander Bites Secret Service Official 10 Times in 4 Months, Records Reveal
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden’s German Shepherd Dog Commander bit an agency employee stationed at the White House 10 times between October and January 2022, according to Secret Service records. At least one biting incident required an injured police officer to go to the hospital. A spokeswoman for the Biden family said the White House is a uniquely stressful environment for pets and the president and first lady are working to make things better for everyone. A Secret Service spokeswoman said the Secret Service takes the safety and health of its employees seriously. The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained the records from the Department of Homeland Security.
DeSantis uninjured in car crash en route to Tennessee presidential election event
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was involved in multiple car accidents in Tennessee but was not injured while traveling in a convoy to a stop for a campaign to run for president in 2024. A chain reaction accident occurred on Interstate 75 in Chattanooga on Tuesday. Four cars in the convoy collided as traffic slowed down, police said. Police said all of the vehicles involved in the accident were government vehicles en route to an event where DeSantis and his team were scheduled. Police and a DeSantis campaign spokesman said the Republican White House nominee was not injured. One DeSantis staff member suffered minor injuries, police said. DeSantis trails Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the presidential race.
Florida Supreme Court reprimands judge for conduct during Parkland school shooting trial
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded the judge who oversaw the punitive trial of Parkland school shooter Nicholas Cruz for biasing prosecutors. Monday’s unanimous decision was taken following a June recommendation from the Judicial Credentials Commission. The commission said circuit judge Elizabeth Scherrer violated several rules governing judicial conduct in her actions toward Cruz’s attorney, in part because her feelings overruled judgment. These included unfair reprimands after dropping cases. Scherer stepped off the bench late last month. Cruz was sentenced to life in prison after a six-month prison trial for the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
These Trader Joe’s cookies may contain stones.See recalled products
NEW YORK (AP) – Grocery chain Trader Joe’s announced Friday it is recalling two cookie products it says may contain stones. The recall affects Trader Joe’s Almond Windmill Cookies and Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies with a “sell by” date of October 17, 2023 through October 21, 2023. Trader Joe’s said the recalled cookies have been removed from stores and destroyed, but the company is urging consumers to check shelves. The Monrovia, Calif.-based chain is telling customers who still have these cookies to throw them away or return the items to the store for a full refund.
Mega Millions jackpot is the 8th largest in the US at $820 million
Days after someone won over $1 billion in Powerball prizes, lottery players now have a chance to hit the Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $820 million. The huge Mega Millions jackpot coming Tuesday night is his eighth-largest US lottery prize. It follows the $1.08 billion prize money won by players in Los Angeles on Wednesday. California lottery officials have not announced the winner of the prize. The two lottery games have very large jackpots because the odds are so high that the odds of winning are so low that the grand prix rolls over so many times. The last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 18th. That means he’s 27 draws without a big winner.
Judge says he won’t change ruling leading NFL coach’s racism allegations to trial
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge said he would not change his decision to allow the league to go to court over allegations that NFL coach Brian Flores and other black coaches faced discrimination. Judge Valerie Caproni’s ruling on Tuesday came after attorneys for both sides asked the judge to reconsider her March ruling. The judge said the claims of the two coaches, who joined the lawsuit after the Flores lawsuit was filed early last year, would need to proceed to arbitration, likely with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acting as arbitrator. She said Flores can proceed with claims against the league and three teams: the Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Houston Texans.
Bills RB Nyheim Hines will miss the season after being run over by a jet ski, The Associated Press reported.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back Nyheim Hines will miss the season after suffering a serious knee injury after being hit by a jet ski, according to people familiar with the matter. The Bills hoped to use the 26-year-old’s speed and pass-catching ability to play a multifaceted role on offense and special teams. He was sitting on a stationary jet ski when he was hit by another water scooter, said a person familiar with the matter, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Bills had not announced his injuries. Mr. Hines will need surgery.
Braves land relievers Pierce Johnson, Taylor Hahn traded to Rockies, Rangers
ATLANTA (AP) — The National League-leading Atlanta Braves traded two relievers for right-hander Pierce Johnson from Colorado and left-hander Taylor Hahn from Texas. The move could help Atlanta strengthen its bullpen heading into the final two months of the season. The Braves gave up pitching prospects Victor Vodnik and Tanner Gordon in favor of Johnson. They got Khan in exchange for cash. He was appointed to duty last week. Johnson, 32, should offer help now. He pitched 39 innings of 43 innings for the Rockies, striking out 58, walking 25, going 1-5 with a 6.00 ERA.
LeBron’s son Bronnie James in stable condition after cardiac arrest during University of Southern California basketball practice
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bronnie James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, was hospitalized Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest while attending a practice at the University of Southern California. A spokeswoman for his family said he was treated by medical staff and taken to hospital. A spokeswoman said Bronnie’s condition was stable and she was no longer in the intensive care unit. Bronnie James is one of America’s top prospects and a Trojan freshman.
Obamas’ personal chef drowns near family’s home on Martha’s Vineyard
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts (AP) – Former President Barack Obama’s personal chef drowned near the Obama family’s home on Martha’s Vineyard. Massachusetts State Police have confirmed that the paddleboarder whose body was recovered Monday at a large lake in Edgartown is Tafari Campbell, 45, of Dumfries, Virginia. Campbell was hired by former President Obama to visit the island. The Obamas were not home at the time of the accident. In a statement, the former president and first lady Michelle Obama called Campbell “a beloved member of our family.” The search for the missing paddleboarder began on Sunday after a fellow paddleboarder reported he struggled under the surface and never resurfaced.
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