Donald Trump’s new social media company and its special purpose acquisition company partner say the partner has agreements for $1 billion in capital from institutional investors.
The former president launched his new company, Trump Media & Technology Group, in October. He unveiled plans for a new messaging app called “Truth Social” to rival Twitter and the other social media platforms that banned him following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
TMTG’s plan is to become a publicly listed company through a merger with the publicly traded Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company whose sole purpose is to acquire a private company and take it public.
The institutional investors were not identified in a press ...
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A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures.
Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling out a growing number of COVID-19 shots and giving coronavirus tests.
The push for shots is expected to grow more intense as President Joe Biden urges vaccinated Americans to get booster shots to combat the emerging omicron variant. The White House said Thursday that more than two in three COVID-19 vaccinations are happening at local pharmacies.
And pharmacists worry another job might soon be added to their to-do list: If regulators approve antiviral pills from drugmakers Merck and Pfizer to treat COVID-19, pharmacists m...
President Joe Biden is a "one-trick pony" whose administration just wants to push COVID-19 vaccines on Americans, a major reason the U.S. didn't meet "moderate" jobs expectations set by economists, says former President Donald Trump.
"America fell 340,000 jobs short of the very modest expectations set by economists. That's because Joe Biden is a one-trick pony, 'Get the vaccine,'" Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC.
"But no one trusts this administration. I developed the vaccine when everyone said it wasn't possible, now without 'Trump,' that's their only solution. This administration is destroying America before our very eyes because there is no leadership."
Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses employing 100 or more...
President Joe Biden, who is notorious for stretching the truth, claimed that he was involved in negotiations between Israel and Egypt during the Six Day War.
The problem is, Biden was still attending law school at the time. True, Biden has been in Washington for a really long time. But not that long.
At the White House Chanukah party this past week, Biden claimed that he was invited to Israel during the war by former Prime Minister Golda Meir — but the timing doesn’t quite pan out.
Biden went further, claiming that he served as liaison between Israel and Egypt.
“I have known every — every prime minister well since Golda Meir, including Golda Meir,” Biden said. “And during the Six-Day War, I had an opportunity to — she invited me to come over be...
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday criticized Iran and said it is not serious about reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.
“What we’ve seen in the last couple of days is that Iran, right now, does not seem to be serious about doing what’s necessary to return to compliance, which is why we ended this round of talks in Vienna,” Blinken said during the Reuters Next conference, after the latest round of indirect talks adjourned.
He warned that the United States would not let Iran drag out the process while continuing to advance its nuclear program and stressed that Washington will pursue other options if diplomacy fails.
A State Department spokesperson said that Iran did not come to Vienna with constructive proposals.
“The first six rounds of negotiations...
An assassination attempt on the life of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was foiled by Turkish intelligence on Saturday evening, Turkish media reported.
An explosive device was found under a police car securing a rally held for Erdoğan in the southeastern city of Siirt.
The device was found only moments prior to the start of the rally, Turkish media reported.
After the device was found, it was dismantled and defused by a Turkish police bomb disposal team, according to Turkish news outlet KARAR.
Forensic investigators scanned the explosive device and police vehicle for fingerprints and an investigation to find the perpetrator has reportedly begun.
A passenger plane flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow was forced to change altitude over the Black Sea because a reconnaissance plane was in the area, Russia's Interfax news agency cited an unnamed air traffic control source as saying on Saturday.
Russia's state aviation authority declined to comment on the report, which said the incident happened on Friday when a spy plane crossed a civilian flight path. Moskovsky Komsomolets, a Russian tabloid, cited a source as saying the same thing.
The Interfax source said air traffic control told the passenger plane to lower its course by 500 meters (1,640 feet).
The news reports did not say which airline was operating the passenger plane, but Flightradar24 data showed that an Aeroflot flight from Tel Aviv to Moscow on Frid...
Bitcoin plunged along with other cryptocurrencies on Saturday, in another indication of the risk aversion sweeping across financial markets.
The largest digital token fell as low as $42,296 before paring some of the tumble. It was trading at about $48,300 as of 10:31 a.m. in New York on Saturday, a drop of about 10%. The token has now declined more than 20% from the all-time high of more than $69,000 seen on November 10.
Ether, the second-largest token, fell as much as 17.4% before trimming the retreat to about 4%. The overall crypto sector has shed around a fifth of its value, sliding to $2.2 trillion, according to tracker CoinGecko.
It’s not unheard of for cryptocurrencies, which trade 24/7, to swing wildly on weekends. That’s owing to a few factors, including thinner tr...
An elderly Brooklyn couple was booted from an American Airlines flight because they refused to place a bag containing their sacred prayer shawl on the floor, according to a lawsuit.
Roberto and Elana Birman were heading home from Miami on Flight 322 in August when the “humiliating” incident unfolded, they told The Post.
Roberto, 76, and Elana, 71, brought only a briefcase, a purse and his Tallit bag — a small, 8.5 inch-by-8.5-inch, clear plastic carrier for Roberto’s prayer book and shawl — onboard. They sat in aisle seats across from each other.
A flight attendant began checking overhead bins ahead of take off, pulled the Tallit bag from the overhead bin, and asked, “Whose is this?”
When Roberto claimed it, she allegedly threw the bag on his l...
A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.
James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas to each of the four involuntary manslaughter counts against them during a hearing held on Zoom. Jennifer Crumbley sobbed and struggled to respond to the judge’s questions at times and James Crumbley shook his head when a prosecutor said their son had full access to the gun used in the killings.
Judge Julie Nicholson assigned bond of $500,000 apiece to each of the parents and required GPS monitoring if they pay to be released, agreeing with prosecutors that they posed a flight risk.
Young Charedi sustained serious injuries but is reportedly in stable condition
A Palestinian terrorist stabbed an Israeli man near Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, Israeli media reported.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was seriously injured. He was evacuated to hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.
Israeli security forces shot the assailant dead.
Footage from the scene shows Israeli soldiers shooting at the Palestinian attacker at least twice after he was already lying incapacitated on the ground.
Border Police said that the Palestinian kept trying to stab an officer, after stabbing the first man..
Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group ruling the Gaza Strip, praised the attack as a “new heroism,” but stopped sh...
CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been "terminated" by the network, "effective immediately."
The announcement came after an outside law firm was retained to review information about exactly how Cuomo aided his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when the then-governor was accused of [...] harassment.
CNN said in a statement: "Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately."
"While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light," CNN's statement added. "Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropri...
Michigan authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for the parents of Oakland High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley.
A statewide "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) alert was issued for James and Jennifer Crumbley Friday, two police departments confirmed to FOX 2 Detroit.
The two parents are each facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter after their 15-year-old son was accused of killing four students after opening fire inside Oakland High School earlier this week., according to Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald.
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State health officials confirmed three cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in Maryland.
The omicron variant was confirmed in the United States with the first case in California. It quickly spread to Minnesota, then several more cases were confirmed in New York, and even more in Colorado, Hawaii and Nebraska.
The omicron variant is a new and potentially more contagious variant of COVID-19 that was discovered in southern Africa. There's still a lot unknown about omicron. Researchers are working as quickly as they can to learn more, but they said what they see so far is concerning.
Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland has one of the most robust testing surveillance systems in the country to identify and track variants. He further urged Marylanders to get vacci...
The Weekly Shtikle is dedicated le'iluy nishmas my father, Reuven Pinchas ben Chaim Yaakov, a"h.
The Weekly Shtikle is dedicated le'iluy nishmas my Oma, Chaya Sara bas Zecharia Chaim, a"h.
Everyone is surely familiar with the miracle of the oil, which we commemorate on Chanukah. The Chashmonaim found only enough oil for one day (not even enough for one day according to She'iltos d'Rav Achai) but the oil lasted for eight days.
This was not, however, the first miracle with oil in Jewish history. For the haftarah of parshas Vayeira, we read about another miracle with oil. In Melachim II (perek 4) a poor woman (the widow of Ovadiah HaNavi, according to Midrash Tanchuma) comes to Elisha HaNavi in dire need....
In a letter written on behalf of the Committee of NYC Religious and Independent School Officials and addressed to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Health Commissioner Dave A. Chokshi, the Committee expressed its opposition to the city’s newly promulgated vaccine mandate for nonpublic school employees.
The Committee represents the large majority of nonpublic schools in New York City including the leadership of Catholic schools, Islamic schools, Lutheran schools, Greek Orthodox schools, Adventist schools, Historically Black Independent schools, and Jewish schools.
The letter, written by Agudath Israel’s Rabbi David Zwiebel in his capacity as chairman of the Committee, noted that although the schools represented by the Committee “support and generally encourage Covid...
With the murder of Alta Fixsler etched irrevocably in our collective memories, Chayim Aruchim’s Thursday night session at the 99th convention of Agudath Israel of America took on a palpable sense of urgency as it addressed the medical world’s cavalier attitude towards life, one that often has tragic results.
While Chayim Aruchim has been advocating for the religious rights of critically ill patients for over a decade, the Alta Fixsler case cast the spotlight on the very real need for its services, and the convention session focused on whether a similar situation could occur in the United States. The session was dedicated l’iluy nishmas Alta bas Rav Avrohom a’h, and in his opening remarks, Chayim Aruchim president Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz noted that the that assisted ...