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2 men arrested in Orange County human trafficking case

July 16, 2020

2 men arrested in Orange County human trafficking case


Two men are behind bars after Orange County authorities made a disturbing discovery Tuesday.

Authorities arrested Angel Ortiz-Perez and Antonio Rivera-Soto after investigators said they lured underage runaways to a home and then held them for days.

Investigators said they seized pills and guns from inside the home.

Deputies told News 6 that the victims were forced to take part in sexual activities in exchange for a place to stay.

Perez and Soto were booked into the Orange County Jail on multiple felony charges. Both men are being held without bond.

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The Tuskegee Airmen Are Mixed on Having an NFL Team Named After Them: 'I Am Not Sure They Are Worthy'

July 16, 2020
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'I'm Incredibly Thankful to be Alive': Megan Thee Stallion Clarifies Previous Reports, Says She Suffered Gunshot Wounds

July 16, 2020
'I'm Incredibly Thankful to be Alive': Megan Thee Stallion Clarifies Previous Reports, Says She Suffered Gunshot Wounds 'I'm Incredibly Thankful to be Alive': Megan Thee Stallion Clarifies Previous Reports, Says She Suffered Gunshot Wounds Reviewed by Black America Press on July 16, 2020 Rating: 5

Florida’s COVID-19 positivity rate accurate? Labs not reporting negative test results

July 16, 2020

An American Medical Response health worker holds a swab test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale.


According to WWSB


Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida, but there’s now reports that some of these numbers are not being calculated accurately. Hundreds of facilities across the state are reporting a 100% positivity rate for COVID-19 test results. That means, every single person who got tested at these hospitals or labs, tested positive. This is not accurate.

No local hospitals or big laboratories have reported inaccurate data like this, but other labs like Quest Diagnostic did fall under this list. They’re positivity rate was 100% when in reality, only 25% of their cases are positive.

“This is a real problem because the percentage positive ratio is an important metric for reopening the economy and schools. If you add to the numerator and not to the denominator, you’re biasing that ratio upwards, so we’re getting misleading information. Even worse, now that people know about this, this is seriously undermining the credibility of the Florida Department of Health statistics, so we don’t really know what’s accurate and what’s not accurate,” explained Dr. Rebel Cole, a business professor at Florida Atlantic University, which is about to publish its own data tracker.

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that close to 400 laboratories were not reporting negative COVID-19 test results to them.

“All COVID-19 cases are confirmed through diagnostic and antigen testing and then reported to the state by the labs performing the testing. Private and public laboratories are required to report positive and negative test results to the state immediately,” the Florida Department of Health said Wednesday in a written statement.


Florida coronavirus tests: Hospital disputes 100% positive report

These labs are mostly small, independent labs or small labs within big hospitals, but they make up a big portion of the positivity percentage for the state. The exclusion of negatives has the potential to skew a key statistic known as the positivity rate, or the percent of total tests that are positive, an indicator of community spread - which is what officials use to determine if they should continue re-opening the economy or shut it down again.

“There’s no question that this disease is growing greatly, and even if the negative test results weren’t reported, which is not the way to do things, the fact that we have positives means it is real and is spreading. It’s just the context and the way it’s being presented that needs to be improved. They can’t let that happen,” said Dr. Jay Wolfson, a Public Health Medicine Professor at the University of South Florida.


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Stock Up With 24 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer for $34

July 16, 2020
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The Michelle Obama Podcast Will be Available on Spotify Later This Month

July 16, 2020
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In the Midwest, a Candidate Makes Her Case for Voting Down Ballot

July 16, 2020
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Russian hackers linked to the Kremlin have targeted coronavirus vaccine research facilities.

July 16, 2020

Russian hackers who are "almost certainly" working for the country's intelligence services have targeted coronavirus research facilities in the US, UK and Canada, according to security officials in the UK.

UK security officials told journalists on Thursday that the group, known as APT29, or "Cozy Bear" were launching "persistent, highly targeted and ongoing" cyber-attacks on organisations involved in development for a coronavirus vaccine as part of a "malicious" attempt to steal their research.

They are said to have been making the hacking attempts since the start of the pandemic in February.

"We condemn these despicable attacks against those doing vital work to combat the coronavirus pandemic," the UK's National Cyber Security Centre's Director of Operations, Paul Chichester, said.

"We condemn these despicable attacks against those doing vital work to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

"Working with our allies, the NCSC is committed to protecting our most critical assets and our top priority at this time is to protect the health sector.

A UK government spokesperson said that known targets of APT29 include UK, US and Canadian vaccine research and development organisations.

They said that the group uses techniques, including spear-phishing and custom malware known as "WellMess" and "WellMail".

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The group of hackers is called APT29, often referred to as Cozy Bear, which Dutch intelligence services say is led by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.

It has previously been accused of attacks on the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in the damaging leaks of Hillary Clinton's private emails during the 2016 US presidential election. The move was said to be designed to assist Donald Trump in winning the presidency in 2016.

The group has also been linked to attacks on the Pentagon, the Norweigan government, the Dutch government, and multiple think-tanks and NGOs.

This week's allegations are the first time that UK officials have made an explicit link between the group and Russian intelligence, despite the fact links have long been suspected.

Officials said the UK had a range of tools at its disposal to fend off cyber-attacks from malicious actors.

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Pennsylvania Approves Police Reform Bill Requiring Employment Records From Officers Seeking New Jobs

July 16, 2020
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An investigation into a deadly shooting involving Kentucky State Police

July 15, 2020



SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – An investigation into a deadly shooting involving Kentucky State Police is underway in Bullitt County.

A release from Kentucky State Police states that Shepherdsville police called troopers around 10:45 p.m. on July 14 for assistance handling a man who had barricaded himself in a home on Mandarin County.

According to troopers, the suspect, 22-year-old Tyler Blevens was wanted on several felony warrants, including wanton endangerment of a police officer. Investigators say as Shepherdsville police were approaching Blevens, he barricaded himself in his home.

KSP arrived at the scene around 1:15 a.m. and attempted negotiating with Blevens for several hours. Troopers say just after 6 a.m., Blevens came out of his home with a gun and tried to get into a vehicle. Troopers say they gave repeated commands for Blevens to drop his weapon, but he did not comply.

That’s when troopers fired on Blevens. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County coroner.

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