FCC urges Apple and Google to remove TikTok, Hero pizza man saves 5 people, Blue Angels 1st female pilot, 13-year-old accepted to medical school, woman wakes up from 2-year coma and fingers attacker, and more news.
The FCC is urging Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over what they are calling an “unacceptable national security risk.”
Brendan Carr, one of the FCC’s commissioners, sent a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Alphabet (Google) asking the companies to remove TikTok from their app stores over China-related data security concerns,” Unilad reported.
Carr wrote: “TikTok poses an unacceptable national security risk due to its extensive data harvesting being combined with Beijing’s apparently unchecked access to that sensitive data.”
An Indiana pizza man, Nicholas Bostic, 25, was driving through a neighborhood in Lafayette around midnight when he spotted a two-story house engulfed in a raging fire, the Daily Mail reported. He pulled up outside the home, intending to call firefighters, but realized he’d left his phone at home. So he ran inside the home, eventually saving 18-year-old Seionna Barrett, who was babysitting her three younger siblings, as well as one of their friends. Their parents were away at the time. Bostic also jumped out of a second-story window to save a child.
Bostic is now hospitalized with smoke inhalation and other serious injuries. People from all over the world have so far donated nearly a half-million dollars to a GoFundMe page set up to help cover his hospital expenses, the Daily Wire reported.
The U.S. Navy has selected a female pilot to join its famed Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron for the first time in its 76-year history. Lt. Amanda Lee of Mounds View, Minnesota is now a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet demonstration pilot, and one of six new officers to join the team that will appear in its 2023 air show season, Breitbart reported.
A thirteen-year-old Texas girl, who graduated from high school at age 12 and is already a college junior, has made history as she has been granted early acceptance into the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Heersink School of Medicine, WSB-TV 2 Atlanta reports. Alena Analeigh Wicker has already been taking courses at Arizona State University, as well as Alabama’s Oakwood University. She is also the youngest Black student ever accepted into US medical school.
A West Virginia woman who was in a coma for two years after being brutally attacked, suddenly woke up and, despite suffering brain damage, was able to speak enough to identify her assailant.
The attacker was allegedly the woman’s brother, authorities said. Wanda Palmer had been beaten in their home in June 2020 and “left for dead,” according to a Jackson County Sheriff Department statement, NBC reported. Daniel Palmer, the victim’s brother, was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder and malicious wounding.