Morning Headlines - Thursday, June 6, 2024

U.S. & World and Wisconsin headlines, and today's meme.

Morning Headlines - Thursday, June 6, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

First Case Of Rare, Sexually Transmitted Form Of Ringworm Reported In The U.S.

A sexually transmitted ringworm caused by a rare fungus has been reported for the first time in the United States.

The case report, published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology by doctors at NYU Langone Health in New York City, comes as clinicians worldwide increasingly say they’re having trouble treating fungal infections.

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Jeep Wagoneer Excels As Other Large SUVs Fall Short In Safety Tests

When it comes to driving a safe SUV, size matters, but some larger models offer more protection than others, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS. 

Case in point: the Jeep Wagoneer is the only one of three popular large SUVs to qualify for a 2024 Top Safety Pick award, which is one step down from its highest ranking, IIHS said Thursday in releasing new ratings.

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Nvidia Value Surges Past $3tn And Overtakes Apple

Nvidia's market value has surged past $3tn (£2.3tn), lifting the chip giant ahead of Apple to become the second most valuable publicly listed company in the world.

The firm's share price rose more than 5% on Wednesday, to more than $1,224.

It extended a breathtakingly rapid climb that started last year, powered by bets that the US firm is positioned to be a major winner from a wave of investment in artificial intelligence (AI).

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From Deepfake Nudes To Incriminating Audio, School Bullying Is Going AI

Students are quickly learning the ease with which AI can create nefarious content, opening up a new world of bullying that neither schools nor the law are fully prepared for.

Educators are watching in horror as deepfake sexual images are created of their students, with sham voice recordings and videos also posing a looming threat.

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NASA Slaps Down Billionaire's Plan To Fly Up And Fix Hubble Space Telescope

NASA's groundbreaking Hubble Space Telescope is on its last legs.

Ongoing issues with the aging spacecraft's remaining gyroscopes, which help point in the right direction, have forced scientists to limit its scientific operations, according to a Tuesday update, with teams preparing for "one-gyro operations."

And while billionaire space tourist Jared Isaacman, who already circled the Earth inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon, has offered to foot the bill for a Hubble maintenance mission — the last one took place in 2009, before the end of the Space Shuttle program — NASA has now turned him down.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Twins Arrested After Wisconsin Authorities Seize $200K Worth Of Fentanyl, Cocaine In Multiple Search Warrants

Twin siblings were arrested in southeastern Wisconsin after search warrants at three separate residences led to the seizure of $200,000 worth of fentanyl and cocaine.

According to releases from the Hartford Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation into a source of narcotics began after a traffic stop in Hartford on April 25 yielded heroin and cocaine.

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Wisconsin Warden, 8 Other Staffers Face Criminal Charges In Inmate Deaths

The warden and eight other staff members at a Wisconsin prison face charges in the death of two inmates in what a sheriff called a mockery of the state’s obligation and vow to take good care of those in its custody.

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt detailed to reporters on Wednesday what he called a litany of failure at Waupun Correctional Institution. He provided details of four inmate deaths since July 2023. Felony charges of misconduct in public office and abuse of residents of penal facilities were filed in two deaths.

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Wisconsin Servicemens’ D-Day Stories Shared Online

Wisconsin Veterans Museum workers are making it easier for you to learn about the sacrifices D-Day veterans made 80 years ago.

You can hear many emotional stories in Madison without being there in person.

Every veteran has a story, Wisconsin was there, and this still matters. That’s what inspires the Veterans Museum in Madison to continue highlighting stories from those who made the ultimate sacrifice at Normandy.

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RNC Chairman: 'Fully Expecting' Trump At Convention As Fiserv Forum Construction Gets Underway

Former President Donald Trump will officially be nominated by the Republican Party in Milwaukee, about six weeks from now. 

Construction crews have taken over Fiserv Forum to get it ready for the event.

Organizers gave a first look at the stage on Wednesday.

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Tiffany’s Legislation To Rename Necedah Post Office After Distinguished Veteran Passes U.S. House

Yesterday, Congressman Tom Tiffany’s (WI-07) legislation, H.R. 6651, passed the U.S. House unanimously and heads over to the U.S. Senate. This bill honors the service and sacrifice of Sergeant Kenneth E. Murphy by renaming the United States Post Office in Necedah as the Sergeant Kenneth E. Murphy Post Office Building.

Sergeant Murphy, a Necedah resident, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his gallantry in Vietnam, as well as a Purple Heart.

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Last Update: Jun 06, 2024 6:22 am CDT

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