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Man accused of fatally attacking Los Angeles nurse charged with murder, DA’s office says

Man accused of fatally attacking Los Angeles nurse charged with murder, DA’s office says

The man accused of killing a longtime nurse while at a bus stop was officially charged with one count of murder Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Kerry Bell, 48, allegedly attacked Sandra Shells, 70, last Thursday while Shells was on her way to work in the LA County+USC Medical Center…MORE

The polls hold scant good news for Joe Biden one year into his presidency

The polls hold scant good news for Joe Biden one year into his presidency

As the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency comes to a close, 41% of Americans approve of the way he’s handling his job while 54% disapprove, according to the latest CNN Poll of Polls. Biden’s approval ratings in year one declined precipitously over the summer, and held roughly steady in the mid- to low-40s through…MORE

Why Ron DeSantis wants to form an election security police force

Why Ron DeSantis wants to form an election security police force

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis runs for president looks to the final year of his first term in office, he is, again, turning to the nonexistent notion of widespread voter fraud to bolster his appeal with the Republican base. His latest proposal is the creation of something called the Office of Election Crime and Security.…MORE

Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised data of over 500,000 ‘highly vulnerable people’

Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised data of over 500,000 ‘highly vulnerable people’

A cyberattack on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has compromised the personal data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable people,” including people separated from their families by conflict and disaster, the organization said Wednesday. The hack has forced the Red Cross to shut down IT systems that support a program that reunites…MORE

Gilead announces massive seizure of counterfeit HIV-1 drugs
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Gilead announces massive seizure of counterfeit HIV-1 drugs

The biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences announced Wednesday a massive web of seizures across several states of “counterfeit and tampered Gilead HIV medication within the U.S. supply chain.” In a statement on its website, Gilead said “in coordination with the US Marshals and local law enforcement, Gilead has executed seizures at 17 locations in nine states,…MORE

Congressional subpoena for Giuliani seeks information on his meetings, fees and fraud claims
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Congressional subpoena for Giuliani seeks information on his meetings, fees and fraud claims

Congressional investigators are demanding information from former President Donald Trump’s onetime lawyer Rudy Giuliani about contacts with members of Congress and state election officials, his fee arrangements and any evidence to back up bogus and sometimes outlandish claims of voter fraud. A source who has seen the subpoena from the House select committee investigating the…MORE

Nasdaq enters correction territory as stocks close lower
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Nasdaq enters correction territory as stocks close lower

Wall Street has had a rocky start to the year: Stocks again finished lower Wednesday and the Nasdaq Composite closed in correction territory, defined as a minimum 10% drop from its high. For the Nasdaq, that last peak was its record close on November 19. On Wednesday the tech-heavy index finished down 1.2%, 10.7% below…MORE

Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country
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Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country

Covid-19 case counts in the United States have dipped in recent days, a promising sign that the Omicron wave is starting to subside. But hospitalizations and deaths are still rising, and experts say the country has not reached a peak across the board. After reaching nearly 808,000 new cases on Saturday, the seven-day average of…MORE

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