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1. FBI RAIDS MAR-A-LAGO
Former President Donald Trump said the Florida club that he calls home was "under siege, raided and occupied" Monday. Agents were reportedly involved in the investigation into allegations that Trump improperly held onto classified documents. The extraordinary move to search the home of a former president represents a big escalation in the tension between the current and former administrations.
2. ALBUQUERQUE KILLER SEARCH
Four Muslim men have been killed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and police have released photos of a car that may be connected with the case. One victim was killed last week and three others were ambushed over the last nine months. Police are looking for a dark gray or silver four-door Volkswagen that appears to be a Jetta with dark tinted windows. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867).
3. IN THE COURTS:
ARBERY KILLERS SENTENCED: The three men who ran down and killed Ahmaud Arbery have been sentenced on federal hate crime charges. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis received life sentences and William "Roddie" Bryan, who filmed the murder, received 35 years. All three are already serving life in prison on state charges. Arbery was out for a jog in Georgia when the men started chasing him in their vehicles.
PETITO FAMILY TO SUE: The family of Gabby Petito has filed notice that they plan to file a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab, Utah, police. A year ago, police questioned the vanlife influencer and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who later killed her and himself. Although Petito was seen distraught on police body cam, the family claims officers were not properly trained to recognize the signs of domestic abuse.
4. INSULIN COSTS
The Inflation Reduction Act, which is making a lot of changes to health care spending, left a lot of insulin users in the dust Sunday. Republicans voted against a provision that would have capped out-of-pocket costs at $35 for those with private insurance. We break down what it means for people who need the life-saving meds and how much money is on the line.
5. MONKEYPOX WARNING
Monkeypox is spreading among men who have sex with men, but the LGBTQ community isn’t the only group at risk of the virus. One expert told Cheddar News that monkeypox could pick up in urban populations and among individuals who travel, followed by vulnerable communities who are less likely to seek care. Activists say the current focus on the LGBTQ community not only increases stigma but also cultivates a false sense of security among other groups.
6. BED BATH & BEYOND POPS
Bed Bath & Beyond, purveyor of curtains, towels, mattress toppers and other equally exciting products, has attained meme stock glory. Its stock popped 40% in a single day at the start of the week, with the rally seemingly coming out of nowhere, as the home goods store has struggled lately to get on track amid shifting consumer habits and rampant supply chain issues. But if the GameStop saga taught us anything, sometimes the Redditors are onto something. Most of us just find out way too late.
7. LYFT GETS INTO ADVERTISING
Your next Lyft ride may be brought to you by some of your favorite brands. The company announced a new division called Lyft Media, focused on providing advertising and media for customers and clients. Whether it’s on top of cars, on tablets inside your vehicle, on bikes you rent or within the app itself, Lyft sees an opportunity to add ads — and create another revenue stream.
8. 'GRAND THEFT AUTO' MAKER GOES MOBILE
Video game companies are struggling mightily to keep up growth, as the booming sales of the pandemic era fade. Despite these headwinds, Take-Two Interactive, the company behind Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, continues to grow due to its heavy investment in mobile. The company saw revenue cross $1 billion following its acquisition of Zynga, the mobile game developer behind Farmville and Words with Friends. The report comes just a week after competitor Activision Blizzard posted a less-than-stellar earnings report.
9. SILICON VALLEY IS HYBRID
The hybrid model of returning to work may be here to stay, especially in the tech industry. While companies are finding collaboration is better in-person, flexibility and work-life balance have proven to be valuable perks for employees. Cheddar News’ Michelle Castillo went to check it out herself.
Off to work we go … kind of.
10. IN MEMORIAM: OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
Beloved singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has died at age 73. The English-Australian star was perhaps most famous for starring in the 1978 musical hit "Grease" as Sandy alongside John Travolta. She won four Grammys over the years and was a frequent name on Billboard charts.
11. IN ENTERTAINMENT
And we're back with some of the biggest entertainment headlines from the last 24 hours. Beyoncé's “Renaissance” album is on top, Brad Pitt's “Bullet Train” made its name at the box office, and Tom Cruise's “Top Gun: Maverick” just climbed to new, rarefied air. And…there's Mike Tyson.
So it's 9 o’clock Monday morning and you find out Mike Tyson has a beef with you.
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