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Dominion lawsuit against Fox News suddenly delayed: April 17 rundown

Apr 17, 2023

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The defamation lawsuit against Fox News has been suddenly delayed by the judge after jury selection and opening remarks were set to begin. And a sweet 16 birthday party at a dance studio in Alabama was the scene of a mass shooting. These stories and more highlight the daily rundown for Monday, April 17, 2023. 

Dominion vs Fox News trial delayed

The trial of Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion dollar defamation lawsuit against Fox News has been delayed for a day. Dominion is suing the network, claiming Fox News knowingly spread disinformation about the company and its voting machines in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

Some of Fox News’ most well-known current and former anchors are expected to testify, including Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs, alongside the network’s chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch.

The trial will kick off more than two years since Dominion first filed its lawsuit. Opening statements were expected to begin Monday,  but were abruptly delayed. The judge’s decision to delay the trial didn’t come with an explanation.

The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by Fox’s Murdoch, reported the trial being delayed due to a late push to settle the dispute out of court.

4 killed at sweet 16 birthday party

Four people were killed and 28 others were injured during a shooting at a birthday party Saturday, April 15, in Dadeville, Alabama. Many of those injured are in critical condition.

The deadly shooting took place at a dance studio during a girl’s sweet 16 birthday party. Authorities have yet to release details on a suspect or possible motive.

According to witnesses inside the studio, among the victims was the birthday girl’s brother who was shot and killed along with a high school star football player.

Google CEO warns society of AI impact

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says every product of every company will be impacted by the quick development of artificial intelligence. He is warning society to “brace for its impact.”

In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” the tech leader said he was “speechless” and felt it was”unsettling,” referring to the human-like capabilities of products like Google’s chatbot Bard and Microsoft’s ChatGPT.

In March, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and dozens of academics called for an immediate pause to A.I.’s further development until safeguards are in place.

Pichai said laws that provide a guardrail for A.I. advancements are not for a company to decide alone.

Best Buy cuts jobs amid online focus

Best Buy is reportedly laying off hundreds of store workers nationwide as the electronics and appliance retailer looks to lower costs and shift its focus to online sales, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the situation. 

The report says more sales for the company are already happening online rather than in-person at their store locations.

Employees who are “consultants” inside the stores, whose job it is to sell computers and smartphones, will have their jobs eliminated. Hundreds of employees are said to be impacted in the latest wave of tech layoffs.  

10 years since Boston Marathon bombing

Tens of thousands of athletes will compete in the Boston Marathon Monday. This year’s race marks 10 years since the tragic bombing that killed three people and injured hundreds. 

Over the weekend, the city held remembrance ceremonies and laid wreaths at the sites where two pressure-cooker bombs went off. Although local FBI officials say they are not aware of any credible threats to this year’s race, multiple security teams will be on hand today as well as overhead drone surveillance.

Monday’s race will be the 127th running of the marathon.

Man throws $100 bills out window

Throwing money out the window is taking on a very literal meaning in Oregon after a man threw $100 bills out his car window, prompting drivers in both directions of traffic to stop and collect the free pay day.

The driver told police he wanted to give the money to random residents in an effort to give back. But technically, it is considered littering. So the man was told to find another way to deliver cash to random people.

In total, police say $200,000 worth of hundred dollar bills were tossed from the car and onto the highway. The money came from a shared family bank account the man had drained.

Police said they appreciated the community’s efforts in cleaning up the litter, saying no bills were left behind.

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KARAH RUCKER:  COMING UP – THE DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST FOX NEWS HAS BEEN SUDDENLY DELAYED BY THE JUDGE AFTER JURY SELECTION AND OPENING REMARKS WERE SET TO BEGIN TODAY.

AND – A SWEET SIXTEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY AT A DANCE STUDIO IN ALABAMA WAS THE SCENE OF A MASS SHOOTING OVER THE WEEKEND. WHERE AUTHORITIES ARE AT IN THE INVESTIGATION.

THIS IS STRAIGHT-ARROW NEWS. BRINGING YOU UNBIASED, STRAIGHT FACTS. I’M KARAH RUCKER.

DOMINION VS FOX NEWS TRIAL DELAYED

OUR TOP STORY – THE TRIAL OF DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS’ $1.6 BILLION DOLLAR DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST FOX NEWS HAS BEEN SUDDENLY DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY.

DOMINION IS SUING THE NETWORK, CLAIMING FOX NEWS KNOWINGLY SPREAD DISINFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND ITS VOTING MACHINES IN THE WAKE OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

SOME OF FOX NEWS’S MOST WELL-KNOWN CURRENT AND FORMER ANCHORS ARE EXPECTED TO TESTIFY, INCLUDING TUCKER CARLSON, SEAN HANNITY AND LOU DOBBS, ALONGSIDE THE NETWORK’S CHAIRMAN AND CEO RUPERT MURDOCH.

THE TRIAL WILL KICK OFF OVER TWO YEARS SINCE DOMINION FIRST FILED ITS LAWSUIT. OPENING STATEMENTS WERE EXPECTED TO BEGIN TODAY BUT WAS ABRUPTLY DELAYED SUNDAY EVENING – WHILE THE JUDGE’S DECISION TO DELAY THE TRIAL DIDN’T COME WITH AN EXPLANATION.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – WHICH IS OWNED BY FOX’S MURDOCH – REPORTED THE TRIAL BEING DELAYED DUE TO A LATE PUSH TO SETTLE THE DISPUTE OUT OF COURT.

4 KILLED AT SWEET 16 BIRTHDAY PARTY

FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 28 OTHERS WERE INJURED DURING A SHOOTING AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT IN DADEVILLE, ALABAMA. MANY OF THOSE INJURED ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE DEADLY SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT A DANCE STUDIO DURING A GIRL’S SWEET SIXTEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY. AUTHORITIES HAVE YET TO RELEASE DETAILS ON A SUSPECT OR POSSIBLE MOTIVE.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES INSIDE THE STUDIO – AMONG THE VICTIMS WERE THE BIRTHDAY GIRL’S BROTHER WAS SHOT AND KILLED ALONG WITH A HIGH SCHOOL STAR FOOTBALL PLAYER.

GOOGLE CEO WARNS SOCIETY OF AI IMPACT

GOOGLE CEO SUNDAR PICHAI SAYS EVERY PRODUCT OF EVERY COMPANY WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE QUICK DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. WARNING SOCIETY TO “BRACE FOR ITS IMPACT”.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CBS’ 60 MINUTES – THE TECH LEADER HE WAS “SPEECHLESS” AND FELT “UNSETTLING” REFERRING TO THE HUMAN-LIKE CAPABILITIES OF PRODUCTS LIKE GOOGLE’S CHATBOT BARD AND MICROSOFT’S CHATGPT.

IN MARCH, ELON MUSK AND STEVE WOZNIAK AND DOZENS OF ACADEMICS CALLED FOR AN IMMEDIATE PAUSE TO AI’S FURTHER DEVELOPMENT UNTIL SAFEGUARDS ARE IN PLACE.

PICHAI SAID LAWS THAT PROVIDE A GUARDRAIL FOR A-I ADVANCEMENTS ARE NOT FOR A COMPANY TO DECIDE ALONE.

BEST BUY JOB CUTS AMID ONLINE FOCUS

BEST BUY IS REPORTEDLY LAYING OFF HUNDREDS OF STORE WORKERS NATIONWIDE…AS THE ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCE RETAILER LOOKS TO LOWER COSTS AND SHIFT ITS FOCUS TO ONLINE SALES. THAT’S ACCORDING TO A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT THAT CITES PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE SITUATION. 

THE REPORT SAYS MORE SALES FOR THE COMPANY ARE ALREADY HAPPENING ONLINE RATHER THAN IN-PERSON AT THEIR STORE LOCATIONS.

EMPLOYEES WHO ARE “CONSULTANTS” INSIDE THE STORES – WHOSE JOB IT IS TO SELL COMPUTERS AND SMARTPHONES – WILL HAVE THEIR JOBS ELIMINATED ACCORDING TO THE REPORT. HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES ARE SAID TO BE IMPACTED IN THE LATEST WAVE OF TECH LAYOFFS.  

10 YEARS SINCE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES WILL COMPETE IN THE BOSTON MARATHON TODAY. THIS YEAR’S RACE MARKS TEN YEARS SINCE THE TRAGIC BOMBING THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED HUNDREDS. 

OVER THE WEEKEND, THE CITY HELD REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES AND LAID WREATHS AT THE SITES WHERE TWO PRESSURE-COOKER BOMBS WENT OFF. THOUGH LOCAL FBI OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY CREDIBLE THREATS TO THIS YEAR’S RACE, MULTIPLE SECURITY TEAMS WILL BE ON HAND TODAY AS WELL AS OVERHEAD DRONE SURVEILLANCE.

TODAY’S RACE WILL BE THE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SEVENTH RUNNING OF THE MARATHON.

MAN THROWS $100 BILLS OUT WINDOW

THROWING MONEY OUT THE WINDOW IS TAKING ON A VERY LITERAL MEANING IN OREGON AFTER A MAN STARTED TO THROW ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS OUT OF HIS CAR WINDOW – PROMPTING DRIVERS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS OF TRAFFIC TO STOP AND COLLECT THE FREE PAY DAY.

THE DRIVER TOLD POLICE HE WANTED TO “GIFT” THE MONEY TO RANDOM RESIDENTS IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE BACK – BUT TECHNICALLY, IT’S LITTERING, SO THE MAN WAS TOLD TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO DELIVER CASH TO RANDOM PEOPLE.

IN TOTAL – POLICE SAY 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS WERE TOSSED FROM THE CAR AND ONTO THE HIGHWAY -THE MONEY CAME FROM A SHARED FAMILY BANK ACCOUNT THE MAN HAD DRAINED.

POLICE SAID THEY APPRECIATED THE COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS IN CLEANING UP THE LITTER – SAYING NO BILLS WERE LEFT BEHIND.

THESE ARE YOUR TOP STORIES.THANKS FOR WATCHING THE DAILY RUNDOWN. WE’RE ON A MISSION TO BRING BACK TRUSTWORTHY JOURNALISM BY SERVING ONLY YOU – NOT AN AGENDA. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MORE OF OUR WORK AT STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS DOT COM. WE’LL SEE YOU BACK HERE TOMORROW! UNTIL THEN I’M KARAH RUCKER. HAVE A GREAT DAY!


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