Jan 22, 4:04 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Dawn Geske 01/22/19 AT 3:30 PM The medical marijuana ad from Acreage Holdings (ACRGF) has been rejected by CBS from appearing during the Super Bowl.The cannabis company, which operates in 15 states, created a 60-second ad showing the benefits of medical marijuana for three people that were suffering from different health conditions. The ad calls for viewers to contact their U.S. House and Senate representative to advocate for change and displays the words “the time is now” on the screen at the end of the advertisement, USA Today reported.The ad also has fine print that says the testimonials are from the individuals depicted in the ad and have not been evaluated by the FDA, according to the news outlet. It also lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance and tells viewers that it has not been approved for medical use in some … [Read more...] about Medical Marijuana: Super Bowl Ad Rejected By CBS
Jan 22, 3:59 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 01/22/19 AT 11:05 AM Another Tuesday means another chance to win big money from the Mega Millions lottery. This time, the jackpot has grown to a massive $82 million, with a cash option of $48.8 million, should the winner decide to go that route.Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing will take place at 11 p.m. ET. As always, players will pay $2 for tickets and pick six numbers. The more a player’s numbers match the winning numbers, the more money they will get. If nobody wins on Tuesday, the next drawing will take place on Friday night and the jackpot will grow by at least $5 million.Nobody has won the Mega Millions jackpot since someone in Glen Head, New York took home $437 million on New Year’s Day. There were precious few winners at all last Friday. Only 12 people took home the $10,000 prize, and two others won $30,000 thanks to a 3X … [Read more...] about Mega Millions January 22: When Is The Drawing For $82 Million Jackpot?
National Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has agreed to testify at a House oversight committee hearing in March about the citizenship question he approved adding to the 2020 census. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has agreed to testify at a House oversight committee hearing in March about the citizenship question he approved adding to the 2020 census. Win McNamee/Getty Images Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has agreed to come before lawmakers again to testify about his controversial decision last year to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, is set to appear at a March 14 hearing on Capitol Hill before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the committee's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., announced … [Read more...] about Wilbur Ross To Testify On Census Citizenship Question At House Oversight Hearing
National Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email The Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump's ban on transgender service members in the military, granting a stay on two lower courts' injunctions that had blocked the president's policy. The court voted 5-4 margin, reflecting the conservative majority. The court's decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining or remaining in the military while the lower-court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed. It did not allow the Trump administration to leapfrog the appeals court. The two cases — Trump v. Karnoski and Trump v. Stockman — are currently working their way through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In both of those cases, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would have maintained a stay on the ban, the Supreme Court order reads. Trump's transgender ban is being revived more than a year after a U.S. district judge in … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Revives Trump’s Ban On Transgender Military Personnel, For Now
Jan 22, 2:44 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Suman Varandani @suman09 01/22/19 AT 12:48 AM Gov. Gina Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Newport County in Rhode Island late Monday after more than 7,000 National Grid customers lost their gas service. A low-pressure issue was reported just before noon Monday near Old Mill Lane in Portsmouth and concerns increased as temperatures were in single digits."If you do not have heat this evening, do not stay in your homes overnight," Raimondo said during a press conference Monday night. "This is a major event...we all have to help each other."A National Grid official said the issue was repaired, and service is being restored to several hundred residents in Middletown. However, gas service was cut to over 6,700 Newport customers for safety reasons. President of National Grid in Rhode Island Tim Horan said the problem stems from a lack of … [Read more...] about National Grid Gas Outage In Newport, Rhode Island Governor Declares Emergency