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Retail giant Target is now pulling some of its merchandise from shelves that celebrates Pride Month amid intense backlash from customers and threats to employees, the company said Tuesday. “Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work,” the company said in a statement. “Given these […]

Disney no longer plans to build a massive office complex in Florida. The company said it’s abandoning the plan, which would have brought an estimated 2,000 jobs to the state. Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experience and Products, wrote a memo to Disney employees, citing “new leadership and changing business conditions” for the decision. […]

RICHMOND — The fire continues to smolder after the massive warehouse fire in Richmond that caused over 1500 residents to evacuate, but in the latest update, EPA says they did not detect any ‘contaminants of concern’ in the air. This news comes on Tuesday, two days after the evacuation order was lifted. EPA says they […]

CINCINNATI — After a big cat was found loose in a Cincinnati neighborhood, humane society rescuers learned their quarry had also been exposed to cocaine. Ray Anderson, a spokesperson with Cincinnati Animal CARE, Hamilton County’s animal control services provider, said the dog wardens were alerted to reports of a “leopard” spotted in a tree in […]

Minors using TikTok will soon be limited to how much time they’re allowed on the app due to a new automatic setting administered by the app’s creators. In a blog post, TikTok announced that anyone under 18 will automatically be set to a 60-minute daily screen time. Once the 60-minute time limit is reached, teens will […]

A Mississippi grand jury is deciding not to indict the white woman who accused Emmett Till of harassment in 1955 after an unserved kidnapping warrant was found. The LeFlore County jurors north of Jackson deliberated on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter. They heard more than seven hours of testimony from witnesses and investigators in the […]

Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter is in danger of falling through. After initially offering 44-billion-dollars to buy the company in April, Musk announced the deal was “on hold” in May until he knew the number of spam accounts on the website. His team has now concluded Twitter’s numbers on the amount of spam accounts […]

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is being sentenced to just over 20 years in prison on federal charges. Chauvin was sentenced in 2021 to over 22-years on state charges of second-degree unintentional murder after he kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. He pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge […]

R. Kelly will be spending decades behind bars after being sentenced Wednesday (June 29) on sex trafficking charges.

Caleb Swanigan, the former Purdue standout who won Big Ten Player of the Year in 2017 and was a first-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 25. According to the Allen County Coroner’s Office, Swanigan died of natural causes. Purdue announced Swanigan’s death on social media Tuesday (June 21), calling […]

Sighs… The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is topping five dollars for the first time ever.  New data from the AAA shows the average price for a gallon of regular rose just over five dollars today.  The Department of Energy says it’s still slightly below the high gas prices of […]

Former President Obama says nothing made him prouder than signing the Affordable Care Act in 2010. During a White House ceremony, Obama noted how difficult it was getting the bill passed with uncooperative Republicans. Obama cited repeated Republican attempts to repeal the law and said it’s “pretty darn popular” now. President Biden said Obamacare proved […]