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Updated: December 1, 2022 @ 2:53 pm
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Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health, swept the 2022 IMV ServiceTrak™ Awards for Mammography, taking home awards for Best Service, Best Customer Satisfaction and Best System Performance. This is the 10 th consecutive year that Hologic has ranked first in the industry for Mammography System Performance and Customer Satisfaction and the eighth year for Mammography Service.
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Gladys Knight, Atlanta’s R&B legend, is working on a scripted miniseries on her life, according to Deadline.
The Supreme Court says the Biden administration program to cancel student loans will remain blocked for now, but the justices have agreed to take up the case in late winter. The court’s decision to hear arguments relatively quickly means it is likely to determine whether the widespread loan cancellations are legal by late June. That’s about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set to expire. The administration had wanted a court order that would have allowed the program to take effect even as court challenges proceed. But as a fallback, it suggested the high court hold arguments and decide the issue.
The Biden administration is slapping terrorism sanctions on two accountants and two companies in Lebanon for providing the militant group Hezbollah with financial services. The Treasury Department announced Thursday it would also impose sanctions on a third person for assisting Hezbollah with weapons acquisitions. The penalties target Adel Mohamad Mansour, executive director of Hezbollah’s Al-Qard Al-Hassan group, which has been previously sanctioned by the U.S., as well as another company he is involved with, Al-Khobara for Accounting, Auditing, and Studies. The sanctions also apply to the firm Auditors for Accounting and Auditing and one of its representatives, Naser Hasan Neser, as well as Hassan Khalil, who Treasury said has been active in helping Hezbollah acquire arms.
The Biden administration has imposed sanctions on three members of North Korea’s ruling party central committee for their involvement in the country’s ballistic missile program. The Treasury Department is targeted the three with asset freezes and bans on Americans conducting any type of business with them. The sanctions came as North Korea has ramped up its ballistic missile testing to a record pace this year with more than 60 launches, dialing up pressure on Washington and Seoul. The department says the officials “played major roles” in North Korea’s development of weapons in violation of U.N. resolutions and “have personally attended numerous ballistic missile launches since at least 2017.”
Hundreds of people have attended a street protest in Bulgaria’s capital to oppose a revision of the Election Code that reinstates paper ballots. The previous reformist government had replaced those ballots with voting machines. The We Continue the Change party and the Democratic Bulgaria political alliance called Thursday’s protest in Sofia, describing the switch as an attempt by the parties of the “old establishment” to allow the corruption of the election process. Police cordoned off the Parliament building to prevent the angry demonstrators from storming it, but the protest remained peaceful. The Election Code amendments were approved last week during an all-night sitting of the National Assembly’s legal affairs committee,
The Prince and Princess of Wales got a first-hand look at some groundbreaking innovations during a visit to a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston. The royal couple’s visit comes as they look to foster new ways to address climate change. Hundreds of cheering onlookers welcomed William and Kate as they entered Greentown Labs in Somerville on Thursday. The three-day visit started Wednesday with a reception at Boston City Hall and a trip to a Boston Celtics basketball game. It culminates Friday with the prince’s signature Earthshot Prize, a global competition aimed at finding new ways to tackle climate change.
Supreme Court won’t allow student loan cancellations to begin, but will hear case in late winter.
Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna is expected to be released from jail on $80,000 bond a day after he was arrested on five child pornography charges that police say included images of a prepubescent girl having intercourse with an adult man. A judge set the bond and as conditions for Kitna’s release ordered him not to have any unsupervised contact with minors and not to have any internet access. Kitna sobbed into his hands when his parents, including former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, address the court during a 75-minute appearance. Jon and Jennifer Kitna said they would supervise their 19-year-old son back home in Burleson, Texas.
The United States’ 1-0 win over Iran that earned the Americans berth in the World Cup knockout rounds was seen by nearly 15.5 million people on U.S. English- and Spanish-language broadcasts and digital streams. The game was viewed by more than 12 million people on Fox. That included 954,004 digital streams, which is the most for a World Cup match on Fox. The Spanish-language telecast was seen by 2.34 million on Telemundo, and an additional 1.12 million on Telemundo digital and Peacock. The three U.S. group stage matches averaged 11.7 million, up 10% from an average of 10,622,000 for the trio of matches on ESPN in 2014.
Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries. In a letter sent Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee claims the Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has halted all gender-affirming surgeries due to a newly adopted policy. Their client, Chris Evans, had been scheduled for a surgery at MLH in less than a week. MLH is one of Tennessee’s largest providers of Tennessee’s Medicaid and uninsured patients. The ACLU says if the hospital does not respond by Friday, it will file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. A spokesperson for the hospital did not immediately return an email requesting comment.
Brazil and Portugal have already advanced into the knockout round so the focus on the final day of World Cup group play should be on the six other teams trying to avoid elimination. Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon, South Korea, Ghana and Uruguay all have a chance on Friday to reach the last 16. But the spotlight will still be on Brazil and Portugal. Both teams need to either win or draw in their games to guarantee top spot in their respective groups and avoid a head-to-head match in the knockout round. Brazil faces Cameroon, Serbia plays Switzerland, South Korea plays Portugal and Ghana faces Uruguay.
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German soccer great Jurgen Klinsmann is part of a FIFA team sharing tactical and strategic insight on podcasts recorded within minutes of the final whistle at World Cup games. The Associated Press rode along for a recording in their FIFA vehicle after leaving the match between Argentina-Poland. The FIFA technical teams’ podcasts are like a first draft of the tactical history of the World Cup in Qatar. The podcasts are typically made in traffic congestion after leaving stadiums while fans in nearby cars have no idea that former World Cup stars are close by.
The International Court of Justice says it had little to rule on in a long-running dispute over the Silala River which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors have mostly resolved their differences. The United Nations’ highest court spent most of the hour-long hearing on Thursday explaining that the two countries’ legal claims over the short waterway in the Atacama Desert were “without objection” since both parties now agree that the Silala River is “an international watercourse.” Chile’s president said the ruling “recognized that Chile’s historical and current use of the waters” is in line with international law. His Bolivian counterpart said the decision has confirmed “our rights over the waters of Silala.”
Kevin Harvick will know if 2023 will be his final NASCAR season before he goes to Daytona in February. The 2014 Cup champion says he doesn’t have a clear answer right now about his future. Harvick says he isn’t going to start the season not knowing what direction he’s going. Harvick says he has a lot to evaluate and it could go either way. Gene Haas said in October that Harvick indicated he didn’t plan to drive after his contract expires at the end of the 2023 season. Harvick’s team would like him to sign an extension. Harvick turns 48 on Dec. 8.
A Connecticut man imprisoned for the past 28 years for a New Haven shooting that killed a baby and paralyzed her grandmother has been granted a new trial. A judge ordered a new trial for Adam Carmon on Wednesday, saying prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense and city police failed to pursue other suspects — including one who recanted a confession. Carmon’s lawyers say they will be seeking his release from prison pending the new trial. Carmon was convicted of murder and other crimes and sentenced to 85 years in prison for the 1994 shooting that killed 7-month-old Danielle Taft and paralyzed her grandmother, Charlene Troutman.
The tent is ready and the tables are set for the big state dinner at the White House. But before guests start arriving, Jill Biden took her French counterpart to a language museum to highlight their mutual interest in learning. More than 300 guests were to begin arriving as the sun starts to fade. Butter-poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade and American cheeses will be served. Dessert is orange chiffon cake. A White House state dinner is a high diplomatic honor reserved for only the closest U.S. allies. Thursday’s is the first one for President Joe Biden.
It comes as some relief that Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith as a runaway slave in Civil War-era Louisiana, is not, at least traditionally speaking, an Oscar movie. Despite the film’s important historical backdrop, its awards-season timing and its inevitable connection to last March’s Academy Awards ceremony, “Emancipation” is not the solemn prestige picture you could easily mistake it for. It’s an action thriller. Fuqua, a maker of muscular genre movies, has crafted a film more akin to a gritty, survival actioner, writes AP Film Writer Jake Coyle in his review. It’s a chase movie that takes its potency less from psychological realism than a brutal B-movie construction.
Al Roker is back in the hospital “due to some complications” after experiencing a blood-clot scare last month.
The Pac-12 Conference extended its agreement to at least 2023 to play its football championship game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The sold-out game Friday between No. 4 Southern California and No. 12 Utah will be the second in Las Vegas. Last year’s game between No. 14 Utah and No. 10 Oregon drew a crowd of 56,511. The Utes won 38-10. It was second largest at a neutral-site Pac-12 Championship. A crowd of 58,476 watched USC-Stanford in 2015 in Santa Clara, California.
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have released body camera video from a shootout with a 15-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding two more. Police spent several hours searching for the armed suspect after the rampage seven weeks ago. The teen was ultimately found in a shed behind a residential property. The newly released video images show officers surrounding the structure. Multiple shots ring out from the building, and officers return fire. The video also shows Raleigh Police Officer Casey Clark being shot in the right knee and then dragged to safety behind another building.
French referee Stéphanie Frappart has bocame the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game after blowing her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants. Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico complete an all-female refereeing team on the field. Kathryn Nesbitt of the United States was also working at the Al Bayt Stadium as the offside specialist in the video review team. Frappart has already refereed men’s games in World Cup qualifying and the Champions League. She also took charge of this year’s men’s French Cup final and the 2019 Women’s World Cup final for FIFA.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a pilot who fell from a small airplane in flight in North Carolina in July an accident. The News & Observer reports that the autopsy states that Charles Hew Crooks’ death was likely the result of falling from the plane while vomiting. A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report states that after a hard landing, a second pilot directed Crooks to declare an emergency and request a diversion. Crooks later lowered the ramp in the back of the airplane, indicating that he felt sick. Early reports and 911 calls said Crooks “jumped” or “exited” the plane, but the autopsy found that the fall was accidental.
LOS ANGELES — Annapurna, the boutique film studio behind this year’s “She Said,” as well as acclaimed works including “Booksmart” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” is expanding with an animation division to be headed by Blue Sky Studios and Walt Disney Animation veterans Robert Baird and And…
A mayor in Haiti tells The Associated Press that at least 12 people have been killed and numerous homes set on fire in a community near the country’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory. Mayor Joseph Jeanson Guillaume said Thursday that the incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret northwest of Port-au-P-Prince at nearly midnight on Tuesday. He said the community recently had appointed local residents to serve as guards given a spike in violence across Haiti, but they were overpowered by gangs with machine guns.
Fighting got dirty between Bette Midler and a Twitter troll who questioned her commitment to her community and the environment. It resulted in the outspoken singer dropping the F-bomb.
Spain’s government has pledged to invest 350 million euros ($368 million) in the country’s Doñana wetlands. Ecologists have been clamoring for more action to help the UNESCO world heritage site that experts say is dying due to the misuse of water and climate change. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced the pledge on Thursday when he visited the Doñana National Park. A European Union court ruled last year that Spanish authorities had failed in their duty to protect the wetlands that are a stopover spot for millions of birds migrating from Africa to northern Europe. The World Wildlife Fund applauded the investment but demanded more from regional authorities to control the illegal extraction of water.
Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is wanted on a battery charge in Tampa stemming from a domestic incident. Police say the 34-year-old Brown was involved in a verbal altercation with a woman at a home in Tampa on Monday. The report says Brown threw a shoe at the victim, attempted to evict her from the home and locked her out. Brown faces a court-issued warrant for his arrest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Brown in early January after he left the field mid-game and complained about his playing time.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The lava from the world’s largest volcano is so hot and bright that the sky has turned orange. At night, throngs of people have been gathering to witness nature’s spectacular light show in Hawaii.
North Carolina’s State Board of Education has backed an incremental approach to advance a potential teacher licensure overhaul. The board voted on Thursday with no opposition for a motion that in part envisions piloting or testing a new license and performance program before it could potentially be carried out statewide. It ultimately would take the General Assembly’s formal approval to move the idea forward and provide funding. A draft statewide plan that’s been discussed would include higher instructor pay based on performance rather than years of experience. Board Chairman Eric Davis says creating pilots in school districts could help a statewide licensing remake become a success.
NEW YORK — An overdose victim whose corpse was dumped on a Bronx sidewalk was identified Thursday as the son of a onetime Copacabana bouncer played by Viggo Mortensen in the Oscar-winning movie “Green Book.”
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Biden acknowledges ‘glitches’ in his clean energy law, says there are ‘tweaks we can make’ to satisfy unhappy allies.
Efforts to restructure some $9 billion in debt held by Puerto Rico’s power company have hit a new snag following multiple failed attempts to end its bankruptcy. Officials had until Thursday to submit a new proposal on how to cut the Electric Power Authority’s debt _ the largest held by any government agency _ but a mediation team overseeing negotiations between Puerto Rico’s government and bondholders requested a one-week extension. A federal judge overseeing the case has yet to issue a ruling on the request.
A self-portrait painted during World War II by German expressionist artist Max Beckmann has been sold in Berlin for 20 million euros ($20.7 million). That price that appears to be a record for an art auction in Germany. There was no immediate word on who bought Beckmann’s “Self-Portrait Yellow-Pink” at the Grisebach auction house. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, Beckmann was among the artists whose work was classified as “degenerate art,” and hundreds of his works were seized from German museums. He emigrated to Amsterdam, where in 1943 he painted the somber self-portrait that was auctioned off on Thursday. According to German media, the country’s previous art auction record was 9.5 million euros.
NEW YORK — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump’s family real estate business asked a Manhattan jury Thursday not to hold the company responsible for financial fraud committed by its veteran money man.
The latest lawsuit alleging widespread misconduct across competitive cheerleading says officials permitted two choregraphers to continue working with young athletes after they were investigated for sexual abuse. Twenty plaintiffs have now brought allegations against various coaches since the founder of an elite South Carolina cheerleading gym reportedly killed himself in late August amid an investigation into abuse. Federal complaints filed in Ohio and five other states throughout the Southeast accuse the sport’s governing bodies and leading competitive institutions of failing to protect underage athletes.
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