2 Die After Apparent Lightning Strike Near White House: Police – NBC4 Washington

Two of the four people who were apparently struck by lightning Thursday near the White House have died, Washington D.C. police said. The two victims killed were a couple from Wisconsin, police officials told News4.  Four people were left in critical condition after a flash of light and a boom sounded in Lafayette Park in … Read more

NYC Restaurant Closings, August 2022

More than two years after New York’s first indoor dining shutdown, restaurants and bars continue to struggle. More than 1,000 have closed since March 2020 due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the difficulty of tracking restaurant and bar closings, experts say that number could be even higher and will … Read more

‘We’re on our own.’ Urgent pleas for monkeypox vaccines from gay men feeling neglected by the government

They wear face masks, and keep a social distance from others, obeying the ground rules from the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic — when the desperate need for vaccines far outweighed what federal and state governments could supply. Many however will leave empty-handed as local hospitals and clinics have had to rely on an … Read more

Jennette McCurdy was told to drink alcohol as child actor

Former child star Jennette McCurdy is getting candid about the abuses she reportedly suffered as a Nickelodeon star in the 2000s. McCurdy, 30, detailed many of the problems she faced while appearing on her hit TV show “iCarly” in her upcoming memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” including one alleged incident where she was photographed … Read more

Amazon Luna Review – IGN

When Amazon’s digital store launched in 1994, it found itself at the forefront of digital commerce. There were very few competitors in the space and Amazon was able to carve out a niche as the premier online bookstore. Fast-forward several decades and that very same company is giving game streaming a go with Amazon Luna. … Read more

Canada banning importation of handguns

OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says Canada plans to temporarily ban the import of handguns into the country without the approval of Parliament, using a regulatory measure that comes into effect in two weeks. The change will last until a permanent freeze is passed in Parliament and comes into force. … Read more