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Smuggling Turtles, Racing Success, and Space Air Leak

By March 1, 2024No Comments

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Joke of the Day: Why did the skunk take out a loan?

Because he only had one scent.

Keeping up with America

Hacking at UnitedHealth unit cripples a swath of the U.S. health system – What to know: Early in the morning of Feb. 21, Change Healthcare, a company unknown to most Americans that plays a huge role in the U.S. health system, issued a brief statement saying some of its applications were “currently unavailable.”

Florida man pleads guilty to smuggling thousands of turtles to Hong Kong and Germany: John Michael Kreatsoulas, 36, and his co-conspirators would capture some of the turtles from the wild, federal authorities said.

Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge picked up last month in sign of still-elevated prices: An inflation gauge favored by the Federal Reserve increased in January, the latest sign that the slowdown in U.S. consumer price increases is occurring unevenly from month to month.

Former US diplomat to plead guilty to charges of spying for Cuba for decades: Manuel Rocha was arrested for allegedly engaging in ‘clandestine activity’ on the communist country’s behalf since at least 1981.

Crew aboard International Space Station safe despite confirmed air leak: The crew aboard the International Space Station is not in any immediate danger despite a confirmed air leak.

Around the World

Russian onslaught targets more Ukrainian towns and villages as Ukraine says it shot down 3 warplanes: Russian forces are pushing hard against more Ukrainian towns and villages in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow tries to press its current advantage in weapons and troops, Kyiv officials said Thursday.

Sydney asbestos scare – How a mulch discovery has sent a city scrambling: In January, an Australian child innocently brought home a couple of handfuls of garden mulch from near a playground in Sydney’s inner west.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

The role of artificial intelligence in business in 2024

Michael Waltrip’s Net Worth: From Racing Success to Business Ventures

How scientists discovered 7,000 humpback whale deaths using AI technology

Richer, Wiser, Happier

How do I create a basic monthly budget? — Personal finance expert Jeanette Mack explains how to create a monthly budget that will set you up for success.

This Is the Best Way You Can Spend an Extra $20 Each Month | Andrew Lisa, Go Banking Rates. If you’re considering expanding your monthly budget, you might want to do it slowly to make sure your income can support the extra spending. $20 might be a good place to start — but the key is to make every dollar count.

Emergency Fund – What It Is And How To Start One: An emergency fund is money that’s set aside for unplanned expenses, such as a medical bill, home repair or loss of income.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

Team USA roster for 2024 Olympics: Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday locks to join LeBron, Steph in Paris, per report | 2024 NFL free agency: Best available running backs, ‘backers

James Gunn starts production on his ‘Superman’ film | Daddy: Anchor Bay Entertainment Acquires Award-Winning Sci-Fi Movie

Finn Wolfhard Says He “Didn’t Know” What He Was Doing in Early ‘Stranger Things’ Episodes | Kings of Leon on new music and past success

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

No Baking Is Required to Make This 5-Ingredient Peppermint Fudge

Norovirus cases are on the rise in the US: Here’s what you should know about symptoms

6 Homemade Face Mask Ideas to Try

10 Life-Changing Books Recommended by Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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