6th Memphis officer in Nichols beating disciplined, fire workers fired

6th Memphis officer in Nichols beating disciplined, fire workers fired

Protesters march down a street holding a "Justice for Tyre" sign.

Five other offers were previously fired and charged with second-degree murder and other crimes.

 | Justin Boggs

The Memphis Police Department has disciplined an officer involved in the arrest, beating and death of Tyre Nichols, the department said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for a killing that has already led to the murder indictment of five...

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Suicide bomber kills 47, wounds over 150 at Pakistan mosque

Suicide bomber kills 47, wounds over 150 at Pakistan mosque

Volunteers carry a coffin of a suicide bombing victim in Pakistan.

The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Virtual reality is helping nursing students prepare for the real world

Virtual reality is helping nursing students prepare for the real world

A nursing student learns through virtual reality training.

Instead of learning how to take care of patients in a classroom, students at one school are in a virtual hospital learning on virtual patients.

 | Chris Conte

College classes are typically pretty talkative environments, especially for Emily Kelsey and the rest of her classmates in their third year of nursing school at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. But the future of health care...

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DOJ files charges alleging 7,600 fake nursing diplomas were sold

DOJ files charges alleging 7,600 fake nursing diplomas were sold

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The fake diplomas were issued by three Florida-based schools since 2016 at $15,000 each, netting them more than $114 million, the DOJ alleges.

 | Scripps News Staff and WPTV Staff

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Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks Wednesday

Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks Wednesday

McCarthy said he wants to address spending cuts along with raising the debt limit, but said cuts to Social Security and Medicare are off the table.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Sports betting is everywhere now, but is it paying off?

Sports betting is everywhere now, but is it paying off?

The sports betting industry has taken off in the last four years, but tax revenue isn't living up the initial hype amid lax regulations.

 | Scripps News Staff

Life

Romance scams becoming more common as stigma around reporting remains

Romance scams becoming more common as stigma around reporting remains

Valentine's day scams.

Romance scams are the type of scam that people lose the most money to, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

 | Scripps News Staff

Romance scams aren't just an issue around Valentine's Day; they're an issue year-round and they're widely underreported.

Dating apps are displaying messages warning people about these scams.

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6 easy ways to make your phone and laptop last longer

6 easy ways to make your phone and laptop last longer

A man uses a laptop.

Though the battery life on devices seems to get shorter and shorter, there are practices to keep in mind to reduce the chances of it happening.

 | John Matarese

Health

How a survivor is now helping battle the opioid epidemic

How a survivor is now helping battle the opioid epidemic

Oxycodone pills

The U.S. reports more opioid deaths than any other country in the world, and organizations around the country are scrambling for solutions.

 | Diane Duenez

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Tech

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'
Attorney General Merrick Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, is among the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted health care.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Is the news too negative?
Two people watch the news on TV.

Is the news too negative?

Many Americans say they avoid the news because it's often negative, but research shows humans tend to be more attentive to bad news.

 | Scripps News Staff

Why don't Americans trust the media?

Why don't Americans trust the media?

On National News Literacy Week, media experts share where the mistrust in media likely came from and how to know which outlets to trust.

 | Scripps News Staff

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In Real Life: Attacked behind the wheel

In Real Life: Attacked behind the wheel

Women truck drivers say the companies they work for could do more to protect women from assault and harassment while on the road.

 | Claire Molloy and Jennifer Smart and Natasha Del Toro