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BREAKING: Elon Musk threatens to develop new smartphone

Elon Musk claims that if Twitter is removed from the Apple App Store, he will develop “another” smartphone. Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, said on Saturday that if the microblogging service is removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play, he would think about developing an “alternative phone.” Liz Wheeler, a Twitter user, wrote, “If Apple & Google kick Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should build his own smartphone,” to which Mr. Musk responde...[Read More]

Trump sued for rape under new NY survivors law

E Jean Carroll, a writer, has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump in the US state of New York for allegedly raping her in the 1990s. Ms Carroll, 78, is one of the first people to file a lawsuit under the Adult Survivors Act, which went into effect on Thursday. The state law provides victims with a one-year period in which to file sexual assault lawsuits in New York for claims that would otherwise have exceeded statute limitations. The allegations against the former president have been denied. M...[Read More]

Trump slams rising Republican rival DeSantis in the US election

Former US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, escalating a simmering feud between the two top Republicans. Mr Trump dismissed his former political aide as an “average” governor who lacked “loyalty.” Mr. DeSantis, 44, was re-elected in a landslide in the midterm elections on Tuesday, cementing his position as the Republican Party’s brightest rising star. He is widely expected to run for the Democratic nomination for President in 20...[Read More]

Twitter employees claim layoffs have begun after Elon Musk’s takeover

Twitter employees have begun to post online that they believe they have been laid off, ahead of a company announcement later on Friday. The social media behemoth says it will notify employees whether they are still employed following Elon Musk’s takeover. Employees are leaving by tweeting with the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji. Working for Twitter was “the greatest privilege ever,” according to Yash Agarwal, who worked in public policy. The BBC is not liable ...[Read More]

Hushpuppi excelled in cleaning activities in jail- Lawyer

Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas has asked US District Judge Otis Wright for mercy and a reduced sentence ahead of his sentencing later this month, claiming that he had changed after excelling in cleaning activities. Hushpuppi’s record, which Peoples Gazette obtained as part of his memorandum opposing prosecutors’ sentencing recommendations, demonstrated that he performed well and interacted well with other inmates. His Central Valley workshop for prisoner’s reports card rev...[Read More]

She moved to the US with big dreams and met a boyfriend but then she vanished

Irene Gakwa’s most recent WhatsApp video call with her parents was full of gentle sarcasm. But there were hints that something was wrong beneath the banter. Her father teased her when her face appeared on the phone screen, saying she looked hungry and tired. He noticed her smile was more subdued. Her short, usually braided hair was rumpled. “Drink some hot milk and relax,” her father advised from his living room in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. That was the last time anyone i...[Read More]

US court: Hushpuppi’s sentencing postponed again

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has again postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, also known as Hushpuppi, for the multi-million-dollar fraud charges to which he has pleaded guilty. Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE), in June 2020 and flown to the United States, where he pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2021 and was ordered to remain in custody pending sentencing. Judge Otis Wright has set t...[Read More]

The US denies Hushpuppi committed fraud from prison

The US government has denied reports that detained Nigerian influencer Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, committed a $400,000 (£304,000) internet fraud from behind bars. Hushpuppi, 37, was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in 2020 for crimes that cost victims nearly $24 million. He is currently awaiting sentencing in a US jail after pleading guilty to money laundering. On Thursday, a document claiming that the FBI filed new evidence against Hushpuppi on Wednesday for defrauding Americans ...[Read More]

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