Below is a summary of current US news.
‘Saving Private Ryan’ actor Tom Sizemore hospitalized with brain aneurysm -manager
Tom Sizemore, an American actor best known for his roles in ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Black Hawk Down,’ was hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm early Saturday morning and is in critical condition, he said his manager. “He’s currently in critical condition and it’s a waiting situation,” the 61-year-old actor’s manager, Charles Lago, wrote in an email.
Exclusive-Discover to enable tracking of purchases at gun dealers from April
Discover Financial Services, a credit card provider, told Reuters it will allow its network to track purchases at gun dealers in April, making it the first among its peers to publicly give a date to move forward with the initiative, which aims to help authorities investigate gun-related crimes. Discover’s announcement came after the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which decides on the classification of merchant categories used by payment cards, approved the rollout of a dedicated code for gun dealers in September.
Six dead as a gunman rampages through a small Mississippi town
A gunman went on a rampage in a small Mississippi town on Friday, killing his ex-wife and five other people in three locations before sheriff’s deputies arrested him, the county sheriff and witnesses said. The bloodshed occurred in Arkabutla, a rural village of fewer than 300 people in Tate County in northern Mississippi, about 40 miles (60 km) south of Memphis, Tennessee.
US Senator Asks Railroad CEOs To Answer Questions About Dangerous Shipping
US Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell said Friday she was opening an investigation into railroads’ hazardous materials safety practices after the Feb. 3 derailment of a train operated by Norfolk Southern in Ohio has raised new concerns. Cantwell wrote to the CEOs of Norfolk Southern, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific asking for information to determine how to improve safety.
Michigan Republicans leverage election denier to lead state party
Michigan Republicans on Saturday picked Trump loyalist Kristina Karamo as their next state president, elevating an election denier to a key leadership role in a sign of the growing clout of far-right and grassroots members on the party in the camp state. battle. Karamo’s election could complicate the party’s ability to raise funds ahead of the 2024 election, when Michigan will likely play a big role in who controls the White House and US Senate.
Buttigieg urges US railroads to tighten safety, not oppose reforms
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday he would urge major railroads to improve safety following the Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern-operated train in eastern Palestine, Ohio. Buttigieg in a letter to Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw said he would also urge Congress to raise the cap on fines against railroads for violating safety rules “to ensure their deterrent effect is commensurate with the scale economics of today’s large railway companies”.
Former US President Jimmy Carter will receive a statement on hospice
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has decided to receive hospital care and “spend his remaining time at home with his family” instead of further medical interventions, the Carter Center said Saturday. Carter, 98, who lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in US history, was a Democrat who served from January 1977 to January 1981.
Pepsico resembles some vanilla frappuccino drinks from Starbucks in the US
Pepsico Inc has recalled more than 25,000 cases of the Starbucks refrigerated coffee drink after glass was found in some of the bottles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an alert.
The voluntary recall, which was initiated on Jan. 28, covers more than 300,000 bottles of the Starbucks vanilla frappuccino iced coffee drink, the FDA said.
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