Inflation pushes budget shoppers away from Walmart. Luring them back not easy, say experts – National

Walmart Inc WMT.N could face an uphill battle to reclaim US shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers are returning to the … Read more

New satellite images show damage at Russian air base struck in Crimea – National

Satellite pictures released on Thursday showed devastation at a Russian air base in Crimea, hit in an attack that suggested Kyiv may have obtained new long-range strike capability with potential to change the course of the war. Pictures from independent satellite firm Planet Labs showed three near-identical craters where buildings at Russia’s Saki air base … Read more

Donald Trump takes Fifth Amendment, refuses to answer questions in NY AG probe – National

Former US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he declined to answer questions during an appearance before the New York state attorney general in a civil investigation into his family’s business practices. “I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution,” Trump said in … Read more

New Langya virus detected in China. Here’s what we know so far – National

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and a concerning monkeypox outbreak, a new zoonotic virus likely transmitted to humans from animals has caught the attention of scientists. In China, between December 2018 and August 2021, 35 people were infected with the Langya virus that is believed to have spread from shrews … Read more

Kremlin spokesman Steven Seagal visits occupied Ukraine to spread propaganda – National

Actor Steven Seagal is pushing pro-Russia propaganda through the country’s state media, repeating Kremlin talking points in a video posted Tuesday. Footage shared by Russian state media shows the 70-year-old actor standing in what appears to be the wreckage of a building identified as Ukraine’s Olenivka prison in Donetsk, reports Insider. In late July, more … Read more

Tom Opacic joins Hull KR from Parramatta Eels for 2023 | Rugby League News

Signing Tom Opacic is a major coup for the Robins; he has made 76 appearances for the Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels; the 27-year-old center will join fellow NRL stars, Sauaso ‘Jesse’ Sue and Rhys Kennedy in East Yorkshire next season Last Updated: 10/08/22 9:43am Tom Opacic will join Hull KR on a … Read more

At least 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea strikes, Ukraine says – National

Ukraine’s air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in massive explosions at an air base in Crimea amid speculation they were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s blasts — or that any attack took place. … Read more

$24K raised for boy who was given fake $100 bill at lemonade stand – National

An 11-year-old boy who was scammed into accepting a counterfeit $100 bill at his Washington state lemonade stand could techincally start his own lemonade company now, after sympathetic and kind GoFundMe users helped to turn his fortune around in just a few days. The boy, identified only as Jeremy, used his hard-earned allowance to set … Read more

US to administer smaller doses of monkeypox vaccine to stretch limited supply – National

US health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-sparing approach also calls for administering the Jynneos vaccine with an injection just under the skin rather … Read more

Donald Trump supporters descend on Mar-a-Lago to protest FBI raid – National

Dozens of supporters of former US president Donald Trump assembled outside Mar-a-Lago on Monday evening to protest the FBI’s raid of his Palm Beach estate. Word that the FBI was executing a search warrant of Trump’s Florida residence got out when the former president posted on his social media platform, Truth Social, that his “beautiful … Read more