Friday Afternoon Update: Aaron Rodgers Ends Darkness Retreat, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced, Air Fryer Recall
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs onto the field before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on January 08, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced

A Los Angeles judge sentenced Harvey Weinstein to 16 years in prison on Thursday after a jury convicted him of the 2013 rape and sexual assault of an Italian actor and model. The sentence comes on top of the more than 20 years the 70-year-old Weinstein has left to serve for a similar conviction in New York.

E.U. Exuective Branch Bans TikTok

The European Union’s executive branch says that it has temporarily banned TikTok from phones used by employees as a cybersecurity measure. The move reflects widening worries from Western officials over the Chinese-owned video-sharing app.

Air Fryer Recall

About two million Cosori air fryers have been recalled after reports claimed the product overheated and caught fire. In a safety notice posted Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urged consumers to “immediately” stop using the recalled Cosori fryers. According to the commission, the wire connection in the air fryers can “overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”

Five Environmental Consultants Killed In Air Crash

Five people were killed in a twin-engine plane crash in Little Rock Arkansas this week. All five environmental consultants worked for The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health and were heading to Columbus, Ohio, to investigate the deadly explosion at a metal manufacturing plant in Ohio.


Supermassive Black Hole Spotted

For the first time ever, Astronomers have sighted a supermassive black hole traveling through space that appears to have been ejected from its host galaxy. Researchers observing the dwarf galaxy designated RCP 28, roughly 7.5 billion light years away from our solar system, recently noticed an aberrant streak of light via the Hubble telescope.

Alec Baldwin Pleads Not Guilty

Alec Baldwin pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter charges against him arising from the shooting death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin was slated to be in court Friday, but waived his first appearance.

Aaron Rodgers Ends His Darkness Retreat

And, NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers ended his four days of darkness retreat. The potential Hall of Famer spent 72 hours in a pitch-black room in Oregon at a facility known as “Sky Cave Retreat.” Rodgers has claimed the extreme seclusion has benefitted his friends in the past and he went to the retreat to help guide his decision-making about his future in the NFL.

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