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DUBAI (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it seized 36 Iranian-linked websites, many of them associated with either disinformation activities or violent organizations, taking them offline for violating U.S. sanctions. Several of the sites were back online within hours with new domain addresses. "Today, pursuant to court orders, the United States seized 33 websites used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), in violation of U.S. sanctions," the department said in a statement.
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the region's greatest security "risk creator" after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a "routine Taiwan Strait transit" on Tuesday in accordance with international law. "The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific."
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Learn more about where to buy the microphone that's all over TikTok these days.
(Bloomberg) -- For 110 years, four generations of Mills family members earned their money by expanding their great-grandfather’s Chicago apron business into a medical supplier that ranked among the nation’s largest private companies.But soon after Democrats turned their attention toward raising taxes for the wealthy this year, the family signed a deal to cash out billions.It was no coincidence, according to people close to the more-than $30 billion transaction, which sold part of Medline Industr
US lawmakers take a first step toward regulating Big Tech on Wednesday with a vote on a series of bills with potentially massive implications for large online platforms and consumers who use them.
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Screenshot/YouTubeA massive country music festival in Kentucky this past weekend started off on rocky footing: Police found meth, marijuana, and an open bottle of alcohol in the first vehicle they stopped at a traffic checkpoint. One of the people in the car had two active warrants out for their arrest.“We were like, ‘Well, this doesn’t bode well for the weekend,’” Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle told the Lexington Herald-Leader.By the end of the five-day bash, dubbed the “Redneck Rave,” a m
Max Scherzer got checked 3 times in 4 innings for foreign substances and then delivered a death stare to Phillies manager Joe Girardi who was ejected
Max Scherzer was not happy after getting checked three times for sticky stuff against the Phillies.
A second TV news reporter lost her job this week after announcing on-air that she'd be speaking to Project Veritas
Moss's employer CBS 62 Detroit told Insider that Moss objected to the station's policies on COVID testing and mask-wearing inside the station.
Soaring stock markets and property prices help boost the wealth of the wealthy, research suggests.
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ABCFew people were more excited about Tuesday’s big report in The Daily Beast concerning Donald Trump’s attempts to shut down his late-night TV critics than Jimmy Kimmel.“So, The Daily Beast reports that, in 2019, Donald Trump wanted the government to investigate—guess who, Guillermo?—me!” Kimmel said at the top of his monologue before quoting at length from the story. As the Beast’s Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley reported, “According to two people familiar with the matter, Trump asked advis
Kim Jong Un's sister says US faces 'greater disappointment' if it wants to resume talks with North Korea
Kim Yo Jong dismissed restarting talks with the US, saying it was taking her brother's comments "the wrong way."
Warriors owner suddenly mentioned the benefits of team-friendly discounts while discussing Stephen Curry's future
Joe Lacob, unprompted, noted that Kevin Durant took less money to stay with the Warriors while discussing Steph Curry's possible free agency in 2022.
The streaming services has greenlit hundreds of scripted series. See every Netflix original TV show that was ended after a single season.
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A British army email mishap publicly mentioned a military intel unit so secretive its members are banned from social media
E Squadron is a secretive unit in the secretive world of British special operations, tasked with high-risk operations overseas.
THEN AND NOW: How the 'Fast and the Furious' cast has changed since the first movie was released 20 years ago
The first "Fast and the Furious" movie premiered 20 years ago. With the ninth movie out June 25, see how the cast has changed since the first film.
Pete Davidson says he doesn't know if he'd still be working if he had been on any show besides 'SNL' while struggling with his mental health
The 27-year-old stand-up comedian became a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" seven years ago.
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Britney Spears' father is reportedly living in an RV in Louisiana despite a $16,000/month salary as her conservator
2 women who were asked to change out of 'inappropriate' tops at Disney World say the theme park's rules are inconsistent
Two women told Insider that Disney World employees recently asked them to change out of shirts they'd previously worn there with no issues.
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Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested a Tiktok star who has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for her posts on social media. Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old Cairo University student who became an influencer on video sharing app Tiktok, was sentenced in absentia on Sunday alongside four others. While all five were fined 2,000 Egyptian pounds (£9,160) for encouraging women to share videos in exchange for money, which Egyptian authorities equated to human trafficking, Ms Hossam received a harsher
Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly refused to speak to Prince Harry after Prince Philip's funeral in case the conversation was leaked
The couple thought Meghan Markle might leak their conversation to Oprah Winfrey, the royal historian Robert Lacey said in an updated book.