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4th Stimulus Check Update 2022 – Thousands of Americans Receive New One-Time $450 Direct Payment – Do You Qualify?

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IRS is still working on a backlog for 2021

A recent report shows 10 million people are still awaiting their stimulus checks.

The Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration conducted the report and revealed several factors as to why payments could be delayed.

Along with an IRS backlog of hundreds of thousands of tax returns, there were a few individual errors.

Most people received their stimulus checks by check or direct deposit, reports the Rogersville Review.

Others received them in the form of debit cards. Many mistook these cards for junk mail and regrettably threw them away.

TIGTA’s report states that manual review of stimulus claims and debit card policies has delayed payments for many people.

If you missed your payments, you can go to GetYourRefund.org to request the money.

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Dodge Teases Muscle Car Fans About Electric Vehicles As It Considers Retiring Challenger And Charger Models

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Dodge Teases Muscle Car Fans About Electric Vehicles As It Considers Retiring Challenger And Charger Models

Dodge has built a loyal following of muscle car enthusiasts with models such as the Challenger and Charger, whose loud and powerful engines have long been the main draw.

Now, he’s betting those shoppers will embrace a new kind of muscle: one that runs exclusively on battery power.

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Cause of Anne Heche’s death revealed by Los Angeles County coroner

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Cause Of Anne Heche'S Death Revealed By Los Angeles County Coroner

LOS ANGELES– Anne Heche’s death has been ruled an accident, caused primarily by smoke inhalation and fire after she was involved in a fiery car accident on August 5, the Los Angeles County coroner has determined. .

The county released Heche’s official cause of death on Wednesday, classifying it as “inhalation and thermal injuries,” while noting that she suffered a fractured sternum from blunt force trauma.

Heche’s date of death was August 11, when she was considered brain dead. His body was kept on life support until August 14, after a recipient for organ donation was found.

Heche’s Mini Cooper was traveling at high speed in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 5 when it apparently lost control, crashing into a house. The car slammed into the walls of the house, narrowly missing a resident inside and her pets, then burst into flames.

She was initially hospitalized in critical condition with a severe brain injury and fell into a coma after the accident.

The Los Angeles Police Department later said Heche had narcotics in his system at the time of the crash.

The woman living in Mar Vista’s house was not injured, but neighbors say she lost everything to the fire and accident. A GoFundMe page has been created to help.

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Caretaker of at-risk adult in Denver faces grievous bodily negligence charge

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Caretaker Of At-Risk Adult In Denver Faces Grievous Bodily Negligence Charge

A Denver man is facing a criminal charge of negligence causing grievous bodily harm for allegedly failing to provide for an intellectually and developmentally disabled man who was in his host’s home care.

Michael Hill, 40, faces the felony charge in an investigation that began in December 2019, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

The criminal investigation unfolded when Colorado Adult Protective Services contacted Denver police about the victim’s concerns, the statement said. A detective came to the house for a ‘wellness check’ and ‘found the victim naked and covered in feces’.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where staff found him severely malnourished and dehydrated, the statement said. Investigators suspect he did not receive prescribed medication properly while in Hill’s custody.

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MLB Umpires Association, adamant that crews are just following the rule, addresses home plate collision rule in statement

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Mlb Umpires Association, Adamant That Crews Are Just Following The Rule, Addresses Home Plate Collision Rule In Statement

CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Umpires Association released a concise statement on Wednesday regarding the criticism umpires are receiving as a result of the home plate collision rule.

The rule has been a topic around the game after several video reviews recently resulted in overturned calls to home plate, including during Tuesday’s game between the Cleveland Guardians and the Detroit Tigers.

The statement, obtained by ESPN on Wednesday, reads, “It is the catcher’s responsibility not to position themselves in such a way as to block home plate without the ball.

“This rule change was enacted after Buster Posey was involved in a collision at home plate and suffered a serious leg injury. The Players Association and Owners have decided to protect their major assets (players) and have adopted the home plate collision rule that players are now complaining about.”

The umpires argue they’re just following the rule that’s on the books, the one the league sent a memo to teams on earlier this month. The memo was accompanied by illustrations and reminders of how and where a receiver can and cannot set up when receiving the ball from a defender.

“It’s simple: don’t block home plate without possession of the baseball or change the rule,” the umpire’s statement read.

The latest on-court controversy came early in the first inning Tuesday at Cleveland. Guardians receiver Austin Hedges caught a pitch from shortstop Tyler Freeman as Javier Baez slid home. Baez was called but the video review canceled the call, saying “the catcher didn’t give the runner a lane.” The Tigers scored three runs in the inning, beating the first-place Guardians, 4-3.

“First of all it cost the game,” Hedges said after the loss. “It’s a game that’s been called a few times recently and never really been called before. … There are home games that beat the runners and for 150 years you’re out. And now we let’s call a type of rule that’s really tricky to define.”

The video review has overturned eight home calls this season, the most since 2014 freshman teams could contest the call. The most recent have prompted teams to seek clarification from the league, which it has provided.

“Recently, we have seen seekers take advantage of runners they expect to slide while moving down the running lane without possession of the ball, in violation of Rule 6.01(i)(2),” reads the league memo. “Such conduct only invites runners to collide with receivers, causing potential injury to players in a way the rule was designed to prevent. Receivers cannot block runners’ path unless they are in possession of the ball or playing the ball.”

Referees say they feel caught in the middle, saying it’s not their job to call the blocking rule live, but to leave the video review to New York – which is handled by the current referees – s take care of it.

Their statement then extended beyond the home plate collision rule.

“It is also inaccurate to say that umpires in Major League Baseball are not held accountable. It is often said of our profession that ‘umpires are supposed to be perfect from the start and improve from there.’

“Like players, our mistakes are subject to intense public scrutiny and we are also held accountable by our employer in performance reviews. Although we don’t always know in real time if our calls are correct, we scrutinize them closely after the game and try to learn from all the mistakes.”

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Andrew Warren, fired by Governor DeSantis for refusing to prosecute abortion-related crimes, pursues reinstatement

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A Florida prosecutor has sued Governor Ron DeSantis (R) seeking reinstatement after he was removed from office for pledging not to pursue cases stemming from the 15-week abortion ban in Florida and potential bans on gender-affirming care.

Hillsborough County State’s Attorney Andrew Warren (D) argued his Aug. 4 suspension was unlawful on First Amendment grounds and called his removal a “retaliation” by DeSantis against a critic and political rival, according to a federal complaint filed Wednesday in the Northern District of Florida.

DeSantis suspends elected Democratic prosecutor who signed pledge on abortion cases

In a video message, Warren said that in addition to violating his free speech rights, DeSantis broke Florida law.

“He violated the Constitution of Florida by removing me from office without any legal justification, rejecting the results of a fair and free election,” Warren said.

DeSantis’ office dismissed Warren’s federal complaint as “without merit.”

“It’s no surprise that Warren, who was suspended for refusing to follow the law, is filing a lawsuit without legal basis to challenge his suspension. We look forward to responding in court,” a DeSantis spokesperson said in a statement.

Warren has been in office since 2016 and won re-election in 2020 with over 53% of the vote.

DeSantis suspending Warren and replacing him with someone he chooses sets an ominous tone for democracy in Florida, Louis Virelli, a law professor at Stetson University College of Law, told The Washington Post.

“One small step from here is if, as governor, I don’t think a state attorney is tough enough for a particular crime, I’m going to replace you with someone I prefer,” Virelli said. “That takes precedence over voter choice.”

Virelli said the complaint is one of the few options available to Warren if he wants to keep his job.

Part of Warren’s argument in the complaint is that the Florida Constitution limits dismissal to genuine incompetence or inability to do the job and breach of legal duty.

“Warren is being punished for what he said and not for what he did,” Virelli said.

Shortly after Warren was suspended, her office’s communications manager was told she had to resign and be paid throughout the month – or be fired on the spot.

Melanie Snow-Waxler, who began her role with the state’s attorney’s office in May, was fired Aug. 12.

“This unlawful termination is part of a troubling pattern of retaliation,” his attorney, Ryan Barack, said in a statement this week.

DeSantis and Warren are ideological opposites who have publicly argued over topics including abortion, covid restrictions, criminal justice and transgender rights.

In June, the day the Dobbs vs. Jackson decision was made, effectively ending the federal right to abortion access, Warren joined dozens of prosecutors across the country in signing a pledge that they “would refrain from using resources limitations of the criminal justice system to criminalize personal medical decisions”.

In 2021, Warren signed a similar joint statement with other elected prosecutors saying health care decisions should be a matter of “private discretion” and said they would not use their office to “promote the criminalization of gender-affirming or transgender health care”.

The DeSantis administration pursued aggressive policies to increasingly restrict medical treatments like puberty blockers and hormone therapy; just last week, the state banned people from using Medicare coverage to help pay for gender-affirming care.

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Since Warren’s suspension, he and DeSantis have been at odds over the nature of the suspension. While Warren called his suspension “temporary” in his filing, DeSantis’ office said Warren was no longer the Hillsborough County 13th Judicial Circuit prosecutor after the governor nominated Susan Lopez, a Republican judge who supported Warren’s opponent in 2016.

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Google will disconnect its IoT Core service in August 2023 – TechCrunch

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Hellooo, Crunchy McCrunchface! (What we call Daily Crunch readers is still a work in progress.)

Super excited to share something twice as awesome with you: the culmination of months of work by Zack is finally live – we’ve launched the spyware scanner tool TheTruthSpy, where you can see if your phone has been compromised by various spyware hacks. Dust off that IMEI and find out if you have been 1337 hax0red.

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  • Move it or lose it: Google Cloud is shutting down its IoT Core service, giving customers until next year to find another partner to handle this aspect of their business. Google has its reasons, but the move doesn’t sit well with some customers. Ron see you.
  • Popping bottles: Robinhood competitor eToro has agreed to buy Gatsby, a fintech company that is also targeting the Robinhood empire. Mary Ann writes that eToro sees the Gatsby integration as a way “to provide US users with a safe and easy way to trade options and give them more flexibility to use new strategies.”
  • No party here: Airbnb is taking its anti-party stance more seriously and has introduced new technologies in the US and Canada aimed at screening potential violators at the time of booking, Ivan reports.

Startups and VCs

Swiss startup Typewise is showing the power of sticking with it: the team behind the patented text prediction technology is now part of Y Combinator’s S22 cohort. It earned a spot in YC (and its standard backing of $500,000) after pivoting to focus fully on the b2b market – aiming to meet demand for productivity gains in areas such as customer service and sales. . The pivot was crucial, Natasha L explore in this fabulous interview that is well worth reading.

The other article that made us say “Oh?!” is RebeccaExponent Energy’s article and its path to unlocking 15-minute fast charging for electric vehicles. The company just raised a Series A round of $13 million and is targeting commercial fleets, where the pressure to run vehicles is much higher than in personal cars.

More more more:

  • They will make you famous if you give them equity: VSC Ventures adds $14 million (its fund now totals $21 million) to its storytelling and checkbook business model, Natasha M reports.
  • earn money for web3: The moolah sinks, as CoinFund launches new $300M web3 fund to invest in early-stage crypto, Jacqueline reports.
  • Like HR, but automagic: HR startup HiBob’s valuation jumps 50% to $2.5 billion as it raises another $150 million, Paul reports.
  • From funding circle to superpayments: Funding Circle co-founder unveils new fintech company, Super Payments, as it raises $27 million for its cashback loyalty program-like game, Paul reports.
  • Big Bag of Climate Money: We like HarrisThe story of this VC, which went from a “literally zero” experience to a fund of 100 million dollars.
  • FFS Haje: All we can say is that this title would have been dangerously edgy if the company’s product had been “hit”, “fit” or “smart”. hajewho is now probably warned for his horrible puns.

Choose your angel: find out how they invest and what motivates them

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The “choose your fighter” meme dates back to the video game Mortal Kombat, but it’s also relevant for early-stage founders looking for an investor.

Making money is a priority for all angel investors, but according to Mack Kolarich, vice president of Assure Analytics, most of them “also have a second or third motivation that drives them to invest in startups. “.

In a TC+ guest post, he outlines several factors entrepreneurs should consider when looking for investors: Are they supporting a local ecosystem? Do they write direct checks?

“Armed with this knowledge, you can strategically select the right partner for your business,” says Kolarich.

(TechCrunch+ is our membership program, which helps founders and startup teams grow. You can register here.)

Big Tech inc.

It’s kind of a TikTok day. The social media giant launched its US Midterm Election Hub in the app today. The company has partnered with a group of organizations, including the National Association of Secretaries of State, Ballotpedia, and voting assistance programs, to provide information such as state-by-state election information, details on how to register to vote and who is on their ballot. Sarah and taylor also write that TikTok is learning from the 2020 election and will take a broader stance to stamp out misinformation.

Meanwhile, taylor reports that Meta has its own plans for how Facebook will handle its election coverage, including disabling political news ads a week before the midterm elections and banning posts that provide misinformation about the voting process — per example, by distorting the voting conditions.

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