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                                Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre speaks with reporters prior to his induction to the Mississippi Hall of Fame in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 1, 2015.
Who has the power to sue Brett Favre over welfare money?

Mississippi’s Republican attorney general sued the Republican state auditor today, saying the auditor is trying to usurp her authority over recovering interest on misspent welfare money from retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre — money that was supposed to help some of the poorest people in the U.S. Read more

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE VIA AP
                                This combo of file images provided by the Department of Defense show Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers, left, and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram. Four foreign nationals were charged with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea last month. Two Navy SEALs, Chambers and Ingram, died during the mission.
2 SEALs die intercepting ship suspected with Iranian-made weapons

The criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond alleges that the four defendants — who were all carrying Pakistani identification cards — were transporting suspected Iranian-made missile components for the type of weapons used by Houthi rebel forces in recent attacks. Read more

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                                Bai Yun, the mother of newly named panda cub, Mei Sheng, gets a mouthful of bamboo during the cub’s first day on display at the San Diego Zoo. China is working on sending a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States after nearly all the iconic bears in the U.S. were returned to the Asian country in recent years amid rocky relations between the two nations. San Diego sent back its last pandas to China in 2019.
China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

The China Wildlife Conservation Association said Thursday it also signed agreements with the zoo in the Spanish capital of Madrid, and is in talks with zoos in Washington, D.C., and Vienna, quelling fears that Beijing was ending its historic panda diplomacy with Western nations due to diplomatic tensions. Read more

DEREK GEE/THE BUFFALO NEWS VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Former DEA agent Joseph Bongiovanni arrives at the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Court House for a hearing for an upcoming trial on drug and bribery charges, on Wednesday. The veteran U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent is on trial in Buffalo, N.Y., on charges he took $250,000 in bribes from the Mafia to derail investigations and keep his childhood friends out of prison.
DEA agent faces trial over Mafia bribes

The 59-year-old Bongiovanni has denied the counts of bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice that could land him behind bars for life. Read more

ESA VIA AP
                                This photo provided by the European Space Agency shows the European Remote Sensing 2 satellite (ERS-2) satellite in a clean room before its launch in 1995. The Earth-observing satellite fell out of orbit Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, and harmlessly broke apart over the Pacific.
Old European satellite plunges into the Pacific

The European Remote Sensing 2 satellite reentered halfway between Hawaii and Alaska. The European Space Agency confirmed the demise of the 5,000-pound (2,300-kilogram) spacecraft, known as ERS-2. Read more


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