*Generally cloudy today the high is 53
*No one won the Mega Millions the drawing is now on Friday and the estimated Jackpot is $502 million!
*All the recent heavy rain has put a damper on some local St. Louis area farmers who are trying to cut sod. They said that the ground is too saturated for even their cutting machines to work. It's preventing farmers from cashing in on the spring season.
*Stormy Daniels' attorney filed a motion in California overnight seeking to force President Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen to testify under oath.
Daniels was paid $130,000 by Cohen right before the 2016 election in exchange for her staying quiet about her alleged affair with Trump back in 2006. Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, wants to question Trump to find out if he knew about the payment. He also wants to question Cohen about whether he knew about the physical threat that Daniels claims she received in a Las Vegas parking lot. The motion filed requests a jury trial to begin within the next three months.
*Whistleblower: Facebook Is Listening -
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie says Facebook is listening to people through their smartphones.
Speaking to a group of British lawmakers yesterday looking into Cambridge Analytica's influence over the 2016 Brexit vote, Wylie said Facebook tries to figure out where you are based on the ambient noise. He says it tries to determine if you're outside, watching television or in an office, for instance, in order to improve targeted advertising.
He speculated it doesn't process exactly what someone is talking about. People have been providing anecdotal evidence of seeing ads for things they've talked about but never searched for online. Facebook denies it listens in on anyone.
Warnings about Cambridge Analytica were first published in British newspapers in 2015, but fell on deaf ears until the Russian election interference scandal broke. Google, Verizon , and other companies have also been accused of “listening in.”
*The co-owner of the Kansas City water park where a 10-year-old boy was killed in 2016 was arrested on Monday on charges relating to the child's death. Jeff Henry, the 62-year-old co-owner of the Schlitterbahn water park, was arrested on 12 counts of aggravated battery and five counts of aggravated child endangerment. Caleb Schwab died while riding the Veruckt, a 17-story attraction that was billed as the world's tallest water slide when it opened in 2014.
*Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens published an op-ed in The New York Times on Tuesday titled "Repeal the Second Amendment," but according to a recent poll, he'll have to change a lot of minds to get that done.
Back in February, the Economist and YouGov asked Americans if they supported such a proposal. Twenty-one percent said they were OK with repealing the Second Amendment, but 60 percent said they were opposed to such a plan.
Fertility Center Failure Was Much Bigger Than First Thought -
A big error in judgment may cost many people the ability to have families.
Ohio's University Hospitals' CEO Tom Zenty is apologizing over the hospitals' recent failure of its fertility center. In a video posted to the hospital's Facebook page yesterday, Zentry said they failed their fertility clinic patients and they're going to do everything they can to regain patients' trust. He added the hospital made mistakes and it's clear, they can't give back what was lost.
The hospital says the storage tank's remote alert system, which alerts employees to temperature changes, had been shut off. The fertility center now says four-thousand frozen eggs and embryos were lost, which is twice the number than was originally reported. Letters have been sent out to the nearly one-thousand affected families. The letter notes We don’t know who turned off the remote alarm nor do we know how long it was off, but it appears to have been off for a period of time."
The fertility center is facing several lawsuits for negligence and breach of contract.
Source: NBC News
The Blues beat the Sharks 3-2 in overtime, they play again on Friday