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New rule will allow 18-year-olds to drive semi trucks across state lines

New rule will allow 18-year-olds to drive semi trucks across state lines

With the trucking industry facing a shortage of qualified drivers, the US government is setting up an apprenticeship program for young truckers. The new program will allow people as young as 18 to drive big interstate semi trucks. The new program is coming on-line as the industry complains of driver shortages, which have gotten worse…MORE

Senior citizens are fuming that Medicare won’t pay for Covid-19 tests at retailers
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Senior citizens are fuming that Medicare won’t pay for Covid-19 tests at retailers

Peggy Matthews-Forney cannot believe that, unlike private insurers, Medicare is not reimbursing senior citizens for the home Covid-19 tests they buy at retailers. “As a Medicare enrollee, I am enraged,” said the retired industry strategist from Denver, noting that more than three-quarters of Covid-19 deaths in the US are among the elderly. “If anyone needs…MORE

Steve Harvey ‘uncomfortable’ with Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s PDA

Steve Harvey ‘uncomfortable’ with Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s PDA

Some things your dad probably isn’t meant to see. During a recent appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Steve Harvey said he was “uncomfortable” looking at a photo of his daughter, Lori Harvey, sitting on the lap of her boyfriend, actor Michael B. Jordan. The couple is known for their sometimes steamy public displays of…MORE

Cardi B pledges to pay funeral costs for Bronx fire victims

Cardi B pledges to pay funeral costs for Bronx fire victims

Rapper Cardi B plans to pay the funeral costs for those who lost their lives in a deadly fire in that New York City borough. In total 17 people died after a fire ripped through their Bronx apartment building. The state of New York announced this week that it would be granting $2 million to…MORE

Emirates president: The 5G snafu is the biggest screwup I’ve witnessed in my career

Emirates president: The 5G snafu is the biggest screwup I’ve witnessed in my career

The President of Emirates tells CNN that the airline was not aware of some of the potential 5G rollout issues until yesterday morning, calling the situation “one of the most delinquent, utterly irresponsible” he has seen in his aviation career. Major international airlines are scrambling to modify or cancel flights to the United States amid…MORE

Plans to close all but one polling place in a rural Georgia county reverberate through a battleground state
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Plans to close all but one polling place in a rural Georgia county reverberate through a battleground state

Election officials in a rural Georgia county are weighing plans to close all but one polling place ahead of this year’s elections, alarming local voting and civil rights groups. But Wednesday’s vote by the Lincoln County elections board has reverberated far beyond this Georgia community of roughly 7,700 northwest of Augusta. The county is one…MORE

Tech stocks are hurtling toward a correction
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Tech stocks are hurtling toward a correction

Persistently high inflation has dealt investors a wake-up call this year, sending them scrambling to re-engineer their portfolios in anticipation of more aggressive action from the Federal Reserve. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is down almost 10% from the all-time high it notched in mid-November. That means the index is flirting with a correction. “You’ve had…MORE

Coke is giving its cans a makeover

Coke is giving its cans a makeover

Coca-Cola is fighting for your attention. The company is unveiling a new look for flavored Coke products this month, and it has a new Coke variety coming in a few weeks. It’s part of the company’s renewed focus on its Coke brand, as it dumps niche products and tries to drum up excitement for its…MORE

‘The Rock’: Dwayne Johnson says he isn’t the anonymous buyer of T-Rex skull
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‘The Rock’: Dwayne Johnson says he isn’t the anonymous buyer of T-Rex skull

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t the anonymous T-Rex skull buyer. In October 2020, a 39-foot T-Rex fossil — nicknamed “Stan” in acknowledgement of its discoverer Stan Sacrison who excavated the remains in 1992 — was sold to an anonymous buyer at a Christie’s live auction for a $31,847,500 fee, according to the National Geographic. On…MORE

Everytown for Gun Safety endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries
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Everytown for Gun Safety endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries

Everytown for Gun Safety endorsed Democratic Reps. Lucy McBath and Marie Newman on Wednesday over the Democratic incumbents they’re challenging in two pivotal primaries of the 2022 election cycle. Both House lawmakers decided to run in 2022 in different districts than they currently represent due to their states’ redrawn congressional maps. Everytown endorsed McBath over…MORE