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Men drugged and targeted in robberies by women they meet while out

MIAMI (NewsNation Now) — In party cities up and down the coast of Florida like Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami, women are picking up men to drug and rob them.

"I was horrified. I was on my futon in my apartment and there was a woman basically looting my apartment," a 24-year-old victim told NewsNation.

Two people test positive for COVID-19 on first post-pandemic cruise from North America

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, is in dental school and went out to party with friends at a bar in downtown Fort Lauderdale... Read More

'I was a little bit amazed': Women recount being stuck on a raft in shark-infested waters

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NewsNation Now) — How would you react if you saw sharks circling your inflatable raft?

That became the terrifying reality for a group of women relaxing in Pensacola, Fla. when a group of hammer head sharks surrounded them.

NewsNation spoke to two of the women filmed being surrounded by the sharks. They said there were about five of them circling their raft.

"Well, initially, I was a little bit amazed and cannot believe that that was happening. We had two of the sharks swim underneath our raft. And it was just really like amazement, like, is this really happening," said Casey Thompson.

Thompson had a broken foot and stayed put on the raft with her friend Qyuston Eubanks until the sharks fully passed... Read More

Cutting the cable cord? Here's what you need to know

(WGN) – Fed up with high cable bills, people are shifting to streaming services. But with more and more options out there, some are experiencing streaming overload.

So what should you consider before cutting the cord?

Dan Rayburn, an analyst with Frost & Sullivan, considers himself one of the foremost authorities on streaming media. He said the first thing you have to consider when deciding between cable and streaming is what type of content you like.

“Is it long-form? Is a short-form? Is it on-demand? Is it live sports, documentaries, original content, news?” he said. “Figure out the type of content that you can't live without.”

Second, he said, you have to figure out how much you are willing to pay for these services. And third, figure out which services you might get for free as part of a bundle... Read More

Nevada plans to use 3 or 4 drugs for late-July execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials say they'll use a never-before-tried combination of drugs for the state’s first lethal injection in 15 years.

Attorneys for convicted murderer Zane Floyd promised courtroom challenges of the plan.

An execution manual provided to a federal judge Thursday lists the powerful opioid fentanyl, the sedative ketamine and a heart-stopping salt, potassium chloride.

U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware says he may issue a stay of execution ahead of a possible late-July death date.

Floyd was sentenced to die for killing four people and wounding a fifth in a shotgun attack at a Las Vegas grocery store in 1999... Read More

Knights to begin series with Canadiens on Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - With the Colorado Avalanche eliminated in six games, the Vegas Golden Knights look forward to the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They begin Monday June 14 for the Knights at T-Mobile Arena against the Montreal Canadiens. Game One will begin at 6:00 p.m. PDT. All times below are EDT

The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in the other Stanley Cup Playoff semi-final... Read More

DETR: Update on unemployment claims flagged, not paid out

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Today, we caught up with the Director of DETR, Elisa Cafferata, to discuss the number of unemployment claims that were "flagged" and never paid out.

As well as the total number of applications for unemployment for the entire year - that number two million.

"That two million number of applications that came in, that was over the course of almost a year in both programs. So we did see almost half a million (500,000) initial unemployment claims that we were expecting, and they just kept coming in," said Cafferata.

According to Cafferata, they were expecting half a million people to apply and to be legitimate claimants. She added that all didn't meet the fairly stringent criteria to be qualified for unemployment, with well over a million, not being processed because they were flagged and identified as "imposter claims" and never paid... Read More

Consumer prices rise again in May, largest 12-month inflation spike since 2008

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- If you feel like you’re paying more for everything, you’re absolutely right. Prices were pushed higher once again in May.

Capping off the biggest 12-month inflation spike since the financial crisis back in 2008.

Blaise Ridulfo and his son are cutting tile for a remodeling project. The contractor says supplies are hard to come by and about 40% more expensive than pre-pandemic.

“I’ve never seen this before, I’ve been in the business for 35 years,” said Ridulfo, Blaise construction corporation.

CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger says increased consumer demand is battling it out with a shortage of supplies. That’s showing up in higher prices on everyday products. She also points to the speed of the economy’s reopening.

It’s all leading to inflation which the federal reserve predicted as part of the pandemic recovery.
They believe it will be temporary but not everyone agrees... Read More