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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York has expanded its investigation into a COVID-era cleaning supply scam, revealing $8 million in fraudulent billings. From January 2019 to January 2022, the defendants billed 5,458 businesses for cleaning products under fake company names. Exploiting the pandemic, they sent small, seemingly […]

The Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas will close on July 17, marking the end of an era for the iconic property credited with transforming Las Vegas into an ultra-luxury resort destination. Developed by Steve Wynn, the Mirage opened in 1989 as the Strip’s first megaresort with a Polynesian theme, sparking a building boom. Known for […]

Buffalo opens the season with a home game against the Arizona Cardinals followed by a primetime Thursday night game against the Miami Dolphins. 2024 Preseason Schedule Week 1, Aug. 10: vs Chicago Bears | 1 p.m. Week 2, Aug. 17: at Pittsburgh Steelers | 7 p.m. Week 3: Aug. 24: vs Carolina Panthers | 1 […]

Massachusetts is taking Uber and Lyft to trial, alleging that the ride-share giants have misclassified their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, a move that could save the companies up to 30% in costs. The non-jury trial, initiated by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell, seeks to establish that drivers should be classified as […]

Midge Thomas and Dr. Walter Cooper, two nonagenarians celebrated for their significant contributions to civil rights and education, were honored at the Dryden Theater at the George Eastman Museum. The event celebrated their lives and achievements and included the launch of chapbooks about each, part of the “In This Moment” series profiling Black trailblazers from […]

Ice Spice MetroCards were dropped on Monday by the MTA at four NYC subway stations in the Bronx and Manhattan. People lined up to get one of the 50,000 cards featuring the rapper and Bronx native. Cards will be available only at select MetroCard vending machines at the following stations: Fordham Rd (4 train) Fordham Rd (B/D […]

The two-time WNBA champion with the Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson is now a Nike signature athlete. Nike said via statement that its innovation, product and design teams have worked alongside Wilson for more than a year “to create a signature collection inspired by her distinctive style, incredible performance and unapologetic realness.” This collection […]

Over a year after Shein promised to address excessive working hours in its supply chain, a new report by Public Eye, a Swiss human rights advocacy group, reveals that long hours are still prevalent among some of the Chinese fast-fashion giant’s suppliers. According to the investigation, workers in factories supplying Shein in Guangzhou, China, typically […]

Mary joined forces with Giuseppe Zanotti for her very first boot collaboration, released on Sunday (May 12). The Mary J Blige statement boot ($1,295) is inspired by the custom boots that Blige wore to her Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit. The slouchy over-the knee boot features reflective, rose gold and are available in women’s sizes 6-12. According […]

Disneyland in Anaheim, California, has received final approval from the Anaheim city council to undertake a significant expansion of its theme parks, a project referred to as “DisneylandForward.” This project, described as the “biggest thing” since Disneyland’s opening in 1955, involves rezoning approximately 550 acres to allow for the expansion of Disneyland and Disney California […]

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