Dana White, the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, briefing at the Pentagon. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Dana White, the top spokesperson at the Pentagon, is under investigation for allegations of misusing staff to run personal errands and retaliating against staff members, CNN's Barbara Starr first reported citing four sources familiar with the probe.

The details: White, a Trump administration appointee, has been under investigation by the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General for several weeks and is alleged to have asked support staff "to fetch her drycleaning, run to the pharmacy for her and work on her mortgage paperwork. Staffers also charge that she inappropriately transferred personnel after they filed complaints about her." She has not yet been found in violation of policy or federal regulation. The Pentagon has not yet responded to Axios' request for comment.

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A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.

Biden is highest-spending political candidate on TV ads

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After spending an additional $45.2 million on political ads this week, former Vice President Joe Biden has become the highest-spending political candidate on TV ads ever, according to data from Advertising Analytics.

By the numbers: In total, the Biden campaign has spent $582.7 million on TV ads between 2019 and 2020, officially surpassing Michael Bloomberg's record spend of roughly $582 million. Biden's spend includes his primary and general election advertising.