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Unemployment frauds using identity theft to steal billions: study

Scammers are using phony job ads to steal an estimated $7 billion from US taxpayers in fraudulent unemployment benefits, according to a new security study.
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Southwest mass cancellations debacle cost $75M, company says
The cancellations as well as customer refunds and "gestures of goodwill" all contributed to the estimated cost.
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Woman Mortified After Dog Pukes in the Back of Zoom Call With 30k Listeners
The video shared by a Ph.D. student of the awkward moment during a virtual conference has amassed almost 1 million views.
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California officials blasted for 'appalling' COVID rules: 'They either don't have children or are sadists'
Founder of Reopen California Schools, Jonathan Zachreson, torched a school district after it forced students to eat lunch in the rain in order to comply with COVID-related protocols.
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Museums join OnlyFans to keep ‘explicit’ art from social media censors
Amid increased social media crackdowns on risqué museum imagery, Vienna's tourism board has devised a solution to the problem.
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Lisa Rinna: Scott Disick’s DM played a role in Amelia Hamlin breakup
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star said Disick's message about his ex Kourtney Kardashian certainly didn't help his relationship with Hamlin.
The 38 best advent calendars for adults and kids: wine, chocolate and more
Get your hands on an epic advent calendar before it's too late!
Erika Jayne claims Tom Girardi was in control of her finances during marriage: 'I gave every paycheck' to him
It may be “XXPEN$IVE” to be 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Erika Jayne — but that doesn’t mean she’s always had access to her own money.
Battle brews over creating Space National Guard
Lawmakers say the Space Force needs it. But the White House says no way.
Pandemic spurs young families to leave big cities for the heartland. Will they stay?
New telework opportunities could slow exodus from rural America, but housing and lifestyle challenges abound.
'Dune': Why Rebecca Ferguson Feels 'Lucky' to Work With Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet stars in the sci-fi movie "Dune" and his co-stars Rebecca Ferguson and Jason Momoa tell Newsweek why they feel lucky to have worked with him
Who needs COVID boosters? Experts must decide with incomplete data
Scientists are trying to decide who should be eligible for COVID-19 booster shots, but they're missing key data that would help them.
Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years
Asadullah Haroon Gul, the last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee, is asking to be freed, citing the end of U.S. war in Afghanistan.
Former flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
They remained barefoot, wearing only a slip, in silence for a few minutes during the choreographed protest in Rome.
Cardi B and Penn Badgley are the Twitter friendship we didn't know we needed
What's the relationship status when you swap Twitter avis?
Cardi B and Penn Badgley are the Twitter friendship we didn't know we needed
What's the relationship status when you swap Twitter avis?
Howard and Morgan State to square off in inaugural ‘HBCU Classic’ at NBA All-Star Weekend
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Brian Laundrie case: Cadaver dogs may find more remains in Florida park, experts say
Cadaver dogs could end up sniffing out more body parts at the Florida park where Brian Laundrie's suspected remains were discovered, a search-and-rescue expert told The Post.
Pelicans fans troll 76ers with Ben Simmons chants, Philly gets last laugh
New Orleans Pelicans fans did their best to troll the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday during the team’s 2021-22 home opener at the Smoothie King Arena.
Bill Clinton: I'm doing great and on the road to recovery
Former president Bill Clinton shared he is "on the road to recovery" in a Twitter video days after he was released from a California hospital following treatment for an infection that spread to his bloodstream.
The Wizards gave up a star, but they got 4 role players this season
All-star Russell Westbrook is gone, but Washington puts hope in new, solid players.
Meghan McCain Shades Former ‘The View’ Cohosts on ‘Watch What Happens Live’: “Only One Person Was Bullied Out of Their Job”
Host Andy Cohen also questioned McCain about her "hypocritical" new tell-all, Bad Republican.
Former president Bill Clinton, home from the hospital, vows to keep going for a ‘long, long time’
The 75-year-old Clinton was admitted to UC-Irvine Medical Center last week for sepsis and was discharged Sunday.
Halloween-obsessed family shows off their elaborate costumes
The St. Laurent family, from Indianapolis, has been dressing up in elaborate, handmade costumes for Halloween for the last six years.
From a Talking Toy to a Shattered Face—Here Are the Creepiest Dolls Across the U.S.
The National Parks Service confirmed that one "definitely does not climb out of the drawer and run around museum storage giggling in the middle of the night."
Texas nurse convicted of killing 4 men with air injections
The jury deliberated for about an hour before finding William George Davis guilty of capital murder. Davis was accused of injecting air into four patients' arteries after they underwent heart surgery.
Democrats push to close the deal on Biden's agenda: 'This part of the process needs to be handled with care'
Democrats aren't there yet on cracking a deal on a President Joe Biden's sweeping, if now scaled back, economic and climate package. But the over the course of the next 36 hours, those involved in these talks think it is possible to get at least one of the two Senate moderates to sign off on a final and detailed framework.
10 Things You Need to Know About Formula 1 Before the US Grand Prix on Sunday
As Formula 1 seeks to expand its U.S. footprint, here's a rundown of what any new fan should know about the highest-profile racing organization in motorsport.
WH unveiled plans to vaccinate children. Hear from US surgeon general
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks with CNN's John Berman after the White House unveiled its plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending US Food and Drug Administration authorization.
DWCS 44 winner Caio Borralho on how second opportunity for UFC deal came about
Second time was the charm for Caio Borralho, who needed two stints on Dana White's Contender Series to earn a UFC contract.       Related StoriesDWCS 44 winner Caio Borralho on how second opportunity for UFC deal came about - EnclosurePiera Rodriguez wants UFC debut ASAP despite injuries sustained in DWCS 44 winPiera Rodriguez wants UFC debut ASAP despite injuries sustained in DWCS 44 win - Enclosure
Taliban beheaded female volleyball player, posted photos online, coach says
Mahjabin Hakimi, one of the best players in the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was slaughtered in capital Kabul as troops searched for female sports players.
Kristin Smart case: California man, father plead not guilty to student's alleged 1996 murder
Paul Flores and his father, Ruben Flores, both pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges related to the murder of Kristin Smart, a 19-year-old college student who vanished from the California Polytechnic State University campus 25 years ago.
United CEO warns holiday flight prices will spike thanks to rising jet fuel costs
Jet fuel prices are currently climbing to levels not seen before COVID-19 hit and those costs would likely have to be passed along to passengers, United’s Scott Kirby said.
California sheriff will announce what killed family of 3 and dog in Sierra National Forest
The deaths of a California couple, their 1-year-old and their dog have been a mystery since their bodies were found on a forest trail in August.
TikTok and Snapchat are testifying for the first time. Their peers are in the double-digits.
Congress also wants Facebook to appear for what would be its 31st time.
Ex-Bears lineman Olin Kreutz on Aaron Rodgers' 'I own you' taunt: 'I'd like to punch him in his face'
Former Bears center Olin Kreutz said on the radio Monday that, in the aftermath of Aaron Rodgers' "I still own you!" taunt, he'd "like to punch him."
‘Dune’ has long divided the science fiction world. The new film won’t change that.
Frank Herbert’s magnum opus: masterful or clumsy? Denis Villeneuve’s movie continues the debate.
A standoff between Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee: Here's what you need to know
Former Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is not going quietly. Pruitt and UT are in a standoff over the $12.6 million buyout Pruitt believes he's owed.
5 Veterans Quit Kyrsten Sinema's Advisory Council
The furious members accused the Arizona Democrat of “answering to big donors rather than your own people,” in the latest sign of the political pressure she faces.
Tackling the child care crisis
CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger and Parents Digital Content Director Julia Dennison join “CBS Mornings” to talk about how the child care crisis impacts the economy. They also offer creative solutions and advice for parents.
Gang danger everywhere: Haiti native shares family's own kidnapping story
Myriam Raber's nephew's family was kidnapped by the same gang believed to have taken 17 missionaries in Haiti. They waited for help that never came.
As layoffs slow, jobless claims fall to new pandemic low
Worker shortage around the U.S. makes businesses wary of laying people off, labor data show.
Don Lemon flips out on Democrats, slams desk during rant about 'saving' America: 'Get your butts in gear!'
CNN host Don Lemon flipped out on Democrats Wednesday, slamming his fist on his desk as he ranted that they weren't doing enough to sell their agenda to the American people and save America from losing its democracy.
Uncle of girl killed on ride "screamed in horror" trying to help her
Wongel Estifanos died on an amusement park ride in Colorado as a result of "multiple operator errors," according to an investigation.
Art project visualizes toll of U.S. gun violence epidemic and honors victims
A Portland woman is on a mission to visually portray the toll of gun violence in the U.S. through art. The Soul Box Project is inspiring people to fold small origami boxes to create a representation of the lives affected. More than 200,000 boxes were recently on display at the National Mall in Washington D.C. We visited the exhibit and spoke to some of the people directly.
Spanx founder Sara Blakely sells majority stake in company to Blackstone
Spanx founder Sara Blakely announced Wednesday that global investment firm Blackstone agreed to buy a majority stake in the pioneering shapewear company. Blakely, who has always owned 100% of the business she founded 21 years ago, joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss why now was the right time to sell and what her new role will be as executive chairwoman.
Meghan Markle Opens New Chapter on Complicated Subject of Her Upbringing
Meghan Markle has argued with her father and the media about how her childhood is depicted and opened a new chapter on her upbringing in a letter to Congress.
Gigantic hailstone in Australia sets new record
The half-foot chunk of ice was what meteorologists call "gargantuan"
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli seek judge’s permission to attend wedding in Mexico
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli filed court documents seeking approval for a trip to San Jose del Cabo from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12 for a wedding.