Biden’s Dog Commander Bites Secret Service Official 10 Times in 4 Months, Records Reveal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s dog Commander bit and attacked an agency employee stationed in the White House 10 times between October and January 2022, according to Secret Service records. At least one biting incident involving a German shepherd required hospital admission. 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) — One of the investigators was driving Governor Ron DeSantis’ car in a convoy when he was involved in multiple vehicle accidents in Tennessee, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. DeSantis was not injured Tuesday en route to his campaign suspension to run for president in 2024. A chain reaction accident occurred on Interstate 75 in Chattanooga. Four cars in the convoy collided as traffic slowed down, police said. Police said the vehicle involved in the accident was a government vehicle. 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.
Aaron Hernandez’s brother faces new charges amid concerns over threats and visits to Brown University
Storrs, Conn. (AP) — Former university football player Dennis Hernandez, brother of the late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, is in jail after a witness told police he was planning a school shooting. The 37-year-old was a DJ while playing for the Huskies as quarterback and receiver in the mid-2000s. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 1 on charges including intimidation. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. Hernandez was due to appear in court on July 7 for throwing bricks at ESPN headquarters, but a witness told police that Hernandez had driven to the college and Brown University to map the school.
Far-right activist Ammon Bundy loses defamation lawsuit, fined millions
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A far-right activist who led the takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon has to pay millions in damages after an Idaho hospital won a defamation lawsuit. A lawsuit filed by the St. Luke’s Regional Health Department accuses Ammon Bundy and his colleague Diego Rodriguez of making defamatory remarks about the hospital and its employees. The statement comes after Rodriguez’s young grandson was temporarily separated from his family over health concerns and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. Police said medical personnel determined the child was malnourished and underweight. The hospital claimed that Bundy and Rodriguez orchestrated a smear campaign against the hospital.
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.
LeBron’s son Bronnie James in stable condition after cardiac arrest during University of Southern California basketball practice
Bronnie James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, has been hospitalized in stable condition the day after he suffered cardiac arrest while attending a basketball practice at the University of Southern California. A family spokesperson said medical staff at the University of Southern California treated 18-year-old James at the Galen Center on Monday and he was taken to hospital. A spokeswoman said James was in stable condition after being released from intensive care on Tuesday. James is a Trojan freshman at one of America’s top promising high schools.
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