top of page
Search

Key Headlines of May 21 - June 3, 2024

However you get your news, here are a few stories that stood out in local, state, federal and international news.



Bill Walton, Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Passes Away

  • A two-time collegiate and two-time NBA champion passed away this past Memorial Day at the age of 71 due to cancer. 

  • Known beyond basketball for the insatiable positivity he bestowed on those near and far, our world has lost a shining light of a person.

  • If you find yourself looking for motivation or just a smile, look up any number of the clips and stories of Bill Walton out now.



  • Last Thursday, Trump became the first U.S. President convicted of felony crimes. He was found guilty of falsified, hush money payments to a porn star who alleged she and Trump had intercourse while Trump was married in 2006.

  • Charges of falsifying business records can result in up to 4 years in prison in New York. It is unclear if the judge will order prison time. Trump’s conviction, and even his potential imprisonment, will not bar him from running for re-election to President of the United States.

  • The official sentencing will occur on July 11th, 2024. From July 15th through the 18th, the Republican National Convention will select their party’s nominee for President in Milwaukee, Wisc. All signs point to the convention selecting former President Trump.

  • Three other court cases alleging that Trump conspired to overturn the 2020 election and a federal indictment charging him with illegally hoarding top-secret records are currently bogged down by delays or appeals.

  • Trump, along with his campaign chairman, his campaign vice chairman, his personal lawyer, 3 former advisers, the Trump Organization's former CFO, his national security advisor, and former chief strategist have all been charged and convicted of various crimes.



  • Companies in the United States coordinated with OPEC and oil producers around the world to keep oil production low so that profits would remain high.

  • When Pioneer Natural Resources and Exxon wanted to merge companies, the FTC found communications and evidence of private dinners between Pioneer Natural Resources CEO Scott Sheffield and the top oil ministers of OPEC aimed at restricting global oil production for the sake of keeping oil prices high.

  • During the FTC's investigation, 38 Republican Senators wrote the FTC Chairwoman a letter asking her to 'back off' from investigating Sheffield.

  • The estimated cost of this collusion is approximately $200 Billion per year in higher prices at the gas pump.


  • The IRS will make Direct File a permanent option for filing federal tax returns starting in the 2025 tax season following a successful filing season pilot.

  • The pilot, completed in 12 states this past year, saved 140,000 users $5.6 Million in tax preparation fees and $90 Million in refunds.

  • Americans spend $31 Billion every year to file their taxes. Direct File will allow you to file your taxes for free.



  • At the age of 61, the former Mexico City mayor had the largest margin of victory in the country’s democratic history (58% of the total vote).

  • Sheinbaum becomes the first woman elected president in North American countries (including the U.S. and Canada).

  • A Nobel Peace Prize winning climate scientist, Sheinbaum was the protege to the outgoing president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who doubled the minimum wage and tried to expand welfare policies.

  • It is believed Sheinbaum will hold similar policy goals, while also being tasked to address pressing issues like migration, political and cartel violence, and electricity and water shortages.

Recent Posts

See All

Key Headlines of June 10 - June 17, 2024

However you get your news, here are a few stories that stood out in local, state, federal and international news. Cleveland Hit With a Cyber Incident; Ransomware Request Last Monday, Cleveland City Ha

Key Headlines of June 4 - June 9, 2024

However you get your news, here are a few stories that stood out in local, state, federal and international news. Cleveland Heights’s Coventry PEACE Campus Tenants Facing Potential Eviction By Library

Key Headlines of May 13 - 20, 2024

However you get your news, here are a few stories that stood out this week in local, state, federal and international news. The International Criminal Court (ICC) Seeks Arrest for Both Hamas & Israeli

Comments


Heading 2

bottom of page