Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) Monday, August 15, 2022

(5TYNTK) Monday, August 15, 2022

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1. Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, are trying to profit from their participation. In some cases, they have used the attack as a platform for promoting their businesses, political aspirations or social media. Prosecutors often cite the profit-chasing activities in seeking tougher punishments.

2. A man is dead after an early morning fire in Stonington. Fire officials responded to a residential explosion and fire just before 9 a.m. Sunday. The state Fire Marshal’s office is now investigating.

3. 13 dogs rescued from kill shelters arrived in Maine on Sunday. It’s part of the Humane Society’s transport program which helps save the lives of animals in overcrowded shelters in other parts of the country.

4. Portland is launching a bikeshare program starting today. Geared bikes will cost $1 to unlock and $.15 per minute. Electric bikes will cost $2 to unlock and $.30 per minute.

5. After thousands of lawsuits alleging that it causes ovarian or lung cancer Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talcum-based baby powder. The company says it will continue to make its cornstarch-based baby powder after “misleading talc litigation advertising that caused global confusion and unfounded concern” led to a decline in demand for talcum powder.

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