Author: Brandon Drey

150,000 New Yorkers At Risk For Monkeypox, Officials Declare Public Health Emergency

Monkeypox cases continue to rise in New York City, prompting officials to declare a public health emergency on Saturday while estimating that approximately 150,000 Big Apple residents face possible exposure. The emergency declaration went into effect immediately and has allowed the state’s health department to issue orders under the New York City Health Code and …

Reasonable To Conclude Visa Knowingly Helped Monetize Child Porn, Says Judge In Pornhub Case

A federal judge ruled on Friday that it was reasonable to conclude that Visa knowingly ‘intended to help monetize child pornography’ on Pornhub and other sites operated by its parent company, MindGeek. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California wrote, “Visa knew that MindGeek’s websites were …

Deadly Kentucky Floods Kill 8, Dozens Of Homes Damaged; Gov. Requests Federal Aid

Devastating flash floods throughout eastern Kentucky have left eight residents dead, dozens of homes submerged in water, and others completely swept away from their foundations as Governor Andy Beshear (D) declared Thursday a state of emergency while the death toll rises. “It’s awful,” Beshear told WKYT-TV. “We’ve been through two and a half years of a pandemic, multiple ice …

Connecticut Mom Found Dead With 3 Children’s Bodies: Police

A Connecticut woman is suspected of strangling her three children to death, including one as young as five years old, before authorities found her dead, hanging inside a shed outside her suburban home, police announced Thursday. The City of Danbury Police Department confirmed the identities of the deceased as Sonja Loja, 36, and her three …

WHO Director Calls On Social Media And New Outlets To Regulate Monkeypox ‘Disinformation’ 

Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) called on social media platforms and news organizations Wednesday to counter so-called monkeypox misinformation through national regulations as the virus spreads into a global outbreak.  Last weekend, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the virus a “public health emergency of international concern.” Recent numbers indicate that there are …