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Russia may ramp up attacks on Ukraine to capitalize on the limited window they have before new US aid arrives:...

Ukrainian gunners firing at Russian positions in the Kharkiv region. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images Ukraine may face more attacks from Russia even though US aid �is on its way, says the ISW. The ISW says Russia can “take advantage of the limited window before the arrival of new US aid.” The House finally passed more than $60 billion of aid to Ukraine after months…

Trump flip-flopped on absentee voting — but don’t expect his supporters to start trusting the system now, political scientist says

Former President Donald Trump posted on Truth Social on Friday that absentee voting, early voting, and election-day votes are “all good options” for Republicans after years of sowing doubt about their legitimacy. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Donald Trump said on Truth Social that absentee and early votes are “good options” for Republicans. The reversal comes after years of Trump sowing doubt in the voting system, arguing…

Jon Stewart marvels at how Trump has committed ‘so many crimes’ he got ‘bored’ at his own trial

Jon Stewart (left) and former President Donald Trump (right). The Daily Show; Jabin Botsford-Pool via Getty Images Jon Stewart couldn’t help roasting Donald Trump over reports of him falling asleep in court. Stewart was referencing The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, who said Trump nodded off “a few times” in court. “He’s snoring. He’s doing the honk shoo,” Stewart joked while making cartoon snoring noises….

An accounting firm hired to vet Truth Social’s financials quit after less than a year because they no longer wanted...

WithumSmith+Brown resigned as Trump Media & Technology Group’s auditor, just a few months after they were appointed in 2021, per the Financial Times. Adam Gray/AFP via Getty Images; Scott Olson via Getty Images WithumSmith+Brown quit being the auditor for Trump Media just months after being appointed. The firm didn’t want to be associated with Donald Trump and his company, per the Financial Times. Trump Media’s…

Mark Cuban says he’s proud to pay $288 million in taxes this year, unlike a certain former president

Mark Cuban (left) and former President Donald Trump (right). Michael Reaves via Getty Images; Joe Raedle via Getty Images Mark Cuban says he’ll be paying $288 million in taxes to the IRS. “I pay what I owe,” Cuban wrote on X.  The billionaire says he’s “proud to pay my taxes every single year,” unlike one ex-president. Billionaire Mark Cuban says he’s happy to pay his fair…

US shoots down Israel-bound drones fired from Iran

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel April 14, 2024. Amir Cohen via Reuters Iran launched a retaliatory attack against Israel on Saturday. The US military shot down Iran-fired drone aircraft amid the attack, an official confirmed to BI. The US military remains poised to provide “defensive support” to Israel, the official said. The US…

Iran launches drone attacks on Israel

The flags of Iran, left, and Israel, right. Manuel Augusto Moreno/Getty Images Iran launched an airborne attack toward Israel on Saturday. The White House confirmed the attack was underway and underlined American support for Israel. Iran has threatened retaliation for an earlier strike by Israel on Iranian military targets in Syria. Iran has begun an airborne attack against Israel, the White House confirmed on Saturday….

TikToker says she was trapped in 115-degree heat after her Tesla locked her inside during a software update

A TikToker says she got stuck in her Tesla for 40 minutes during a software update. Brandon Bell/Getty Images A TikToker says she got stuck in her Tesla for 40 minutes during a software update. Her car was parked in the sun, and during the update she says the temperature inside reached 115°F. The door has a manual release, but the user guide says opening…

A Boeing supplier says it tried using Vaseline, cornstarch, and talcum powder to lubricate a door seal before settling on...

The Spirit AeroSystems logo is pictured on an unpainted 737 fuselage as Boeing’s 737 factory teams hold the first day of a “Quality Stand Down” for the 737 program at Boeing’s factory in Renton, Washington on January 25, 2024. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems said it was being innovative when it used soap as a lubricant. Besides the soap, FAA auditors…

Lauren Boebert’s son says he has trouble affording a lawyer to defend him: ‘It’s just been kind of hard with...

Rep. Lauren Boebert (left) and her son, Tyler (right). Tyler was detained by the Rifle Police Department in February “after a recent string of vehicle trespass and property thefts” in the town. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; Rifle Police Department Rep. Lauren Boebert’s son Tyler says he has trouble finding a lawyer to defend him. Tyler was detained by the Rifle Police Department…

An OpenAI investor says TikTok is China’s ‘programmable fentanyl,’ a CCP-controlled tool used to manipulate US citizens

Early OpenAI backer, Vinod Khosla said in on op-ed for the Financial Times on Tuesday that TikTok “is an AI-powered subversion weapon” wielded by the the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP. Jason Bollenbacher/SXSW Conference & Festivals via Getty Images; Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images TikTok is an “AI-powered subversion weapon” wielded by the CCP, says OpenAI investor Vinod Khosla. Khosla said the platform could be…

Russia’s army is now 15% bigger than when it invaded Ukraine, says US general

A Russian soldier launching missiles toward Ukrainian positions in Donetsk. Russian Defense Ministry/Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images Russia’s army has grown bigger despite sustaining losses when it invaded Ukraine, says a US general. US Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli said the Russian army “is actually now larger — by 15 percent.” “Russia is on track to command the largest military on the continent,” Cavoli said. Russia’s armed forces…

A random Chinese company selling food-grade glycine is Gen Z’s newest TikTok obsession

A amino acid called glycine has captured TikTok’s attention — but not for its potential health benefits. MTStock Studio/Getty Images Gen Z is enamored with an amino acid called glycine. That’s because a glycine company in China has gone viral on TikTok for its unique ads. The amino acid industry, including glycine, is predicted to grow significantly by 2028. You may never have thought of…

Some of Russia’s ‘prestigious’ guided missiles may be malfunctioning and falling short of their targets: UK intelligence

Russia dropping AS-23A Kodiak missiles in Syria in a video uploaded in July 2017. Russian Ministry of Defense/YouTube Some Russian missiles may be malfunctioning and missing their targets, per British intelligence. The AS23a Kodiak — or Kh-101 — is one of Russia’s top precision-guided munitions. “Issues in its production” could lead to rushed production jobs, the UK MOD says. Premium Russian cruise missiles might be…

A random Chinese company selling food-grade glycine is Gen Z’s newest obsession on TikTok

A amino acid called glycine has captured TikTok’s attention — but not for its potential health benefits. MTStock Studio/Getty Images Gen Z is enamored with an amino acid called glycine. That’s because a glycine company in China has gone viral on TikTok for its unique ads. The amino acid industry, including glycine, is predicted to grow significantly by 2028. You may never have thought of…

Tesla’s reign as EV king is fizzling, so Elon Musk has his sights set on a new goal — turning...

Elon Musk renamed Twitter as X. Getty Images Tesla’s stock is down over 10% in the last year, and Elon Musk’s net worth has also fallen. As Tesla struggles, Musk appears to be fortifying his other businesses. Lately, social media platform X has begun to look more like regular old Twitter. Tesla has been losing its luster this year as EV demand wanes and pressures…

Google takes another bite out of Apple, offering Find My Device for Android phones even if they’re offline

Google on Monday announced the launch of its enhanced Find My Device feature for Android phones. ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images Google on Monday announced its enhanced Find My Device feature for Android phones is now available. Using a crowdsourced network of Androids, the feature can find your device even if it’s offline. The release narrows the gap between Android and iOS “Find My” capabilities. After…

Russian convicts who earned their freedom fighting Ukraine are going home with swagger and a stash of money to burn:...

A Russian soldier launching artillery attacks towards Ukrainian positions in Donetsk. Russian Defense Ministry/Anadolu via Getty Images Fighting in Ukraine has given some of the ex-convicts Russia recruited their swag back. These men are granted freedom after surviving their military service. Around 15,000 ex-convicts have reportedly returned to Russia, per The New York Times.  Ex-convicts who fought for Russia in Ukraine are heading home with…

Ship loses propulsion near New York’s Verrazzano Bridge just days after the Baltimore bridge collapse: report

A ship near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York lost propulsion power less than two weeks after a Baltimore bridge collapsed after being struck by a ship in a similar situation. Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Images A container ship near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York lost propulsion power Friday night. While the 89,000-ton container ship eventually regained control, it had officials on alert. Less…

Engineer’s testimony reveals Tesla’s advanced autopilot system involves following lane markings: report

Tesla is set to go to trial for a wrongful death lawsuit that accuses the company of rolling out a “defective” autopilot system. Li Jianguo/Xinhua via Getty Images Tesla is set to go to trial Tuesday over a wrongful death lawsuit regarding a fatal crash in 2018. A deposition from a Tesla engineer obtained by WaPo reveals how Tesla’s autopilot works. The engineer testified under…

The doctor who wrote a note about Trump’s ‘excellent’ health is a ‘fixture’ at the former president’s golf club: report

Former President Donald Trump Scott Eisen/Getty Images Donald Trump shared a doctor’s note last year that said he is in “excellent health.” The vague note was written by Bruce A. Aronwald, an osteopathic physician from New Jersey. The doctor is a longtime member of the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, WaPo reported. The doctor who wrote the vague note last year stating how Donald Trump…

Luxury brands from Gucci to Chanel are placing billion-dollar bets on in-store shopping

The Gucci storefront in Moscow. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images Luxury brands seek new retail storefronts in a bet that shoppers prefer in-store experiences. The Journal reported Kering, which owns Gucci and Saint Laurent, spent $1.4 billion on a building in Milan. E-commerce surged during the pandemic, but luxury brands thrive in hands-on environments. While vacancies in retail real estate have surged since the pandemic,…

How Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, became an iconic billionaire banker

JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon arrives for a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer via Getty Images JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has run the company since 2006. Under his leadership, the company’s assets and stock value have tripled. Here’s a look at the decades of work that made Dimon one of the…

Trump saved millions by keeping court in dark about billionaire’s bond offer: report

Donald Trump at his civil fraud trial in New York. Reuters/Pool After his team cited hardship in securing funding, Trump’s civil fraud trial bond was cut to $175 million. ProPublica reported a billionaire businessman offered to post the original $464 million amount due. By failing to report the offer, Trump’s legal team may have violated ethics rules, ProPublica found. Donald Trump’s recent complaints about being…

Trump plays the same songs from his iPad over and over when DJ-ing at Mar-a-Lago: report

Former President Donald Trump. Alex Wong via Getty Images Donald Trump, or as his club regulars like to call him “Deejay T,” has a go-to Spotify playlist. The ex-president likes to play the same tracks on his iPad, whether he’s at Florida or New Jersey. Trump’s playlist comprises classic hits like Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” and Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds.” Former President Donald Trump loves being the resident DJ at…

Trump recently spoke to his old ‘friend,’ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the NYT reports

Former President Donald Trump (left) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right). Joe Raedle via Getty Images; Sergei Savostyanov/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump recently spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, per the NYT. Trump once called the Saudi ruler “a friend of mine” whom he’d protected from congressional scrutiny. MBS was heavily criticized in 2018 after an American journalist was…

Lauren Boebert went for an emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her leg that was causing ‘severe swelling’

Rep. Lauren Boebert. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert underwent surgery on Tuesday for a blood clot in her leg. Boebert had experienced “severe swelling in her upper left leg” on Monday, her campaign team said. Boebert’s medical woes come at a trying time as she grapples with a tense reelection campaign.  Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent surgery in Colorado for a…

Kanye West compared himself to Hitler, threatened staff and students at Donda Academy, new lawsuit alleges

Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West has been hit with another lawsuit related to his private Christian school, Donda Academy. Getty/Kevin Winter Kanye West was hit Tuesday with another lawsuit related to his private Christian school, Donda Academy. Former Donda staffer Trevor Phillips alleged Ye on several occasions threatened staff and students. Phillips, who’s seeking $35,000 in damages, also claims Ye often praised…

Trump is worth a billion dollars less – on paper – after Truth Social shares tumble

Former President Donald Trump. Theodore Parisienne/NY Daily News via Getty Images Donald Trump’s net worth took a huge hit on Monday. The former president’s net worth fell by over $1 billion after shares for Trump Media plunged. Trump isn’t allowed to sell any of his Trump Media shares until a six-month lock-up period expires.  Former President Donald Trump probably isn’t too pleased after his social…

McKinsey is offering some staff 9 months of pay and career coaching services to leave the firm: report

McKinsey is reportedly paying its staff to leave the firm, British newspaper The Times reported on Saturday. The management consulting firm is dangling career coaching services and up to nine months worth of pay. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images McKinsey is reportedly offering some managers money and career coaching services to leave the firm. Managers can spend up to nine months searching for a job…