Single Winning Ticket for $2.04Bn Powerball Sold; Influencer Gets 11 Years for Money Laundering; TS Nicole to Become Cat 1 Hurricane

November 8, 2022

The sole winning ticket for a record $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold at a Joe's Service Center in Altadena, CA. Social media influencer Ramon Abbas, known online as Ray Hushpuppi, was sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars. Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall along the Florida coast later this week.

Florida Braces for Hurricane Ian; Congress Races to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown; Oath Keeper Leader Begins Trial for Seditious Conspiracy

September 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall on the central west coast of Florida on Wednesday. Democratic lawmakers have introduced a stopgap spending measure in a bid to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. Oath Keeper founder Stewart Rhodes and four others began their trial for seditious conspiracy in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday.

Artemis I Launch Delayed; Named Tropical System Likely by Labor Day; Counteroffensive Under Way In Ukraine

August 29, 2022

NASA's planned launch of the Artemis 1 spacecraft was delayed this morning. NHC is tracking an area of low pressure over the central Atlantic that has an 80 percent chance of becoming a named system within the next five days. Senior US officials have said that Ukrainian forces are conducting "shaping" operations ahead of a planned counteroffensive in the southern region of the country. 

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