Tuesday, April 30, 2024


 Former President Trump had a private three-hour meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the weekend. The two attempted to bury the hatchet and discussed potential joint fundraising efforts. (More

Former naval aviator Aaron Dimmock launched an unexpected last-minute primary challenge against Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Friday, setting up an August 20 primary showdown. (More

Lawyers for Hunter Biden say they plan to sue Fox News over allegations the network used unlawful intimate images of him, according to a letter sent to Fox last week. (More) 

Governor Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas will not abide by the Biden administration’s changes to Title IX, saying the revisions were illegal and an example of executive overreach. (More)  

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The highly anticipated July 20 boxing match between former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and YouTuber-turned-prizefighter Jake Paul has been officially approved to take place as a pro fight. (More) 

Free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliot has agreed to a $3 million one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, reuniting the franchise with its fourth-overall draft pick from 2016. (More

➤ Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves in a sweep of the Phoenix Suns Sunday with 40 points, including a monstrous fourth-quarter dunk over Phoenix’s Kevin Durant. (See Video) 

Major League Baseball issued a memo to players Sunday, saying the universally disliked updated uniforms were Nike’s fault for “innovating something that didn’t need to be innovated.” (More)  

Yesterday’s results: MLB | NBA | NHL 


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➤ Big Stock Move: Sofi shares dropped by over 10% yesterday, despite a strong earnings call. The personal finance company beat revenue expectations in Q1, but its Q2 projections didn’t meet Wall Street’s expectations. (More)

Philips agreed to a $1.1 billion settlement over its recalled respiratory devices, causing its stock to surge as high as 35% Monday on news of the lower-than-expected payout. (More)  

Subscription rates for Peacock, Comcast’s streaming service, will increase by $2 a month this summer as the media company looks to capitalize on viewer interest in the Summer Olympics in Paris. (More)  

Media giant Paramount Global announced Monday that embattled CEO Bob Bakish will step down and be replaced by three executives in what the company called the “Office of the CEO.” (More

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Science & Technology

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured the sharpest infrared images to date of the Horsehead Nebula, showing the top of the “horse’s mane” in a whole new light. (See Photos)

A 54-year-old woman with heart and kidney failure received a mechanical heart pump and gene-edited pig kidney in the first successful combined transplant surgery of its kind. (More)  

➤ Ancient Mayans may have blessed their sporting fields with chili peppers and hallucinogenic plant seeds, according to sediment analysis conducted by scientists. (More

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Travel Tuesday

Southwest Airline’s CEO says the airline is considering changing its open-seating policy to increase revenue by charging people to choose their seats. (See Details)

For travelers craving serious comfort food, here’s a list of every state’s best fried chicken joints. Feel free to disagree and send us your dissenting opinions so we can try them out ourselves. (See List)

What are the ten best casinos in Las Vegas? Here’s a ranking based on which casinos go out of their way to make guests feel as welcome as the ultimate VIP.  (See List)

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Et Cetera

 Four zebras escaped an animal trailer in Washington Sunday. State troopers and a rodeo clown corralled three; the fourth is still on the loose. (See Video)  

Images of the extremely rare blue rock thrush bird were captured along the Oregon coast in the first known U.S. sighting. (See Video)  

A gold pocket watch owned by John Jacob Astor IV, the wealthiest passenger aboard the Titanic, was auctioned for $1.46 million Saturday, breaking a record for objects linked to the 1912 disaster. (More) 

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Poll Position

What’s your favorite fried chicken piece?

  1. Drumstick
  2. Thigh
  3. Wing
  4. Breast
  5. Other

Saturday’s Results:

Have you ever gone on a blind date?

  1. Within the past week: 8.5%
  2. Within the past month: 10.3%
  3. Within the past three months: 13.3%
  4. Within the past six months: 12.6%
  5. Within the past year: 21.2%
  6. Why would I ever do that? 34.1%

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“We got zebras on the loose, we’ve got a rodeo clown. I’m like, ‘Cool, we’ve officially turned into a zoo here.'” 

Whitney Blomquist, an eyewitness to the efforts to recapture four escaped zebras. 

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