Memphis disbands SCORPION Unit after Tyre Nichols' video release

Memphis disbands SCORPION Unit after Tyre Nichols' video release

Protesters march down the street Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee.

The unit's disbandment comes as protests have spread throughout the city in recent days.

 | Scripps News Staff and Stephanie Sandoval and Emily Grossberg

One day after Memphis Police released bodycam footage showing five officers fatally beating 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, the department announced Saturday it is disbanding its SCORPION Unit.

The SCORPION Unit was launched in November 2021 and...

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UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi

He had faced days of pressure to sack Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while in charge of the Treasury.

 | AP

Understanding Iran's ongoing protests

Understanding Iran's ongoing protests

Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran

Mass demonstrations have triggered the biggest challenge to the Islamic Republic of Iran in decades.

 | Scripps News Staff

National News Literacy Week

National News Literacy Week

The News Literacy Project released tips to fight against the spread of misinformation. The non-profit recommends always checking the source to avoid falling for fake news. One study shows more than 70% of consumers see fake news as a serious problem.

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Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast.

The organizer and host for this year's breakfast will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

 | AP

The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the...

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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

Tech Tips

6 easy ways to make your phone and laptop last longer

6 easy ways to make your phone and laptop last longer

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

Life

Did you know that moose shed their antlers?

Did you know that moose shed their antlers?

A bull moose named Zilke.

Before they drop their antlers for the season, moose can experience up to a pound of antler growth per day.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Shedding, or “casting” of antlers, occurs each winter when male moose shed them.

But even though male cervids (which are hoofed mammals in the deer family, including deer, moose and elk) drop their antlers each winter season, it’s still a rare...

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How to navigate recent Airbnb changes

How to navigate recent Airbnb changes

The Airbnb app icon.

Airbnb — and other rental websites — are introducing new changes to make things easier for travelers and hosts.

 | 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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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

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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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