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He started taking classes at a local community college to earn a degree. He started working as a web developer before completing the Salesforce Pathfinder training program, a free training from the software company. Now Medina works at a telecommunications company as a Salesforce administrator, a job that has an average salary of $95,639 in the US, according to Glassdoor. A recent survey of high schoolers aged 14 to 18 found that half are open to pursuing educational opportunities outside of the four-year degree and only a quarter believe a college degree is the only path to a high-paying job. She worked more than 50 hours per week on the program, taking advantage of additional benefits for military veterans.
Persons: switchers, Juan Medina, Medina, Beau Batchelor, Batchelor, Uber, Stephanie Brown, She's, Brown Organizations: Business, Service, Fifty Academy, Pathfinder, University of California, Irvine's, US Air Force, Apple Locations: Clarksville , Indiana, Colombia, Indianapolis, California, Midwest, TravisMathew
The U.S. intelligence community, in conjunction with the Pentagon, is due in the coming days to submit a report to Congress on the subject. In the lead-up to its forthcoming report, Defense Department officials have made clear they take the issue seriously while sidestepping questions about any potential extraterrestrial origins. The report marks a turning point for the U.S. military after decades of deflecting, debunking and discrediting observations of unidentified flying objects and "flying saucers." The term "unidentified flying objects," or UFOs, long associated with the notion of alien spacecraft, has been replaced in official government parlance by "UAP." COLD WAR FLYING SAUCERSPublic fascination with UFOs generally dates to 1947, when the pilot of a small airplane reported seeing nine "saucer-like" objects flying at supersonic speed near Mount Rainier in Washington state.
Persons: Jason Reed, Sue Gough, Alex Dietrich, Nimitz, Dietrich, I'm, Marco Rubio, Christopher Mellon, Mick West, Pavithra George, Will Dunham, Steve Gorman, Mark Hosenball, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: United, Pentagon, REUTERS, UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, U.S, Defense Department, Navy, Reuters, New York Times, U.S . Navy, UAP, U.S ., National Intelligence, CIA, Air Force, The Air Force, Thomson Locations: United States, U.S, California's, U.S . East, Mount Rainier, Washington, Roswell , New Mexico, Los Angeles
The crew of an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship received awards for heroism this week. The crew, according to an award citation, saved 88 lives with continuous fire for nearly two hours. The crew was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals. The crew of a heavily armed US Air Force gunship received awards this week for saving dozens of lives by pouring non-stop fire on the enemy during a fight in Afghanistan. The 73rd Special Operations Squadron, according to the Air Force, was the first AC-130J squadron.
Persons: Christopher McCall, Jasen Hrisca, Tyler Larson, Jake Heathcott, Kyle Burden, Brian Courchesne, Alex Almarlaes, Brianna Striplin, Thomas Fay, McCall Organizations: US Air Force, 73rd Special Operations Squadron, Purpose, Afghan Special Forces, Wing, Tech, Air Force, AC, United States Air Force, Special Operations Squadron, Operations, Component – Locations: Afghanistan, Florida, Vietnam, Component – Afghanistan
A Cowen & Co. analysis from July estimates that the sneaker resale industry is worth $2 billion in North America and could reach $30 billion globally by 2030. While many sneaker resellers can start from humble beginnings, it can take just a few months to hit sustainable profit margins. There are even some bots that are meant to help users nab sneaker bots at retail. Read more: Exclusive sneaker resale groups make millions by paying insiders to leak information on valuable sneaker releases before they happen. The CEOs of GOAT, Stadium Goods, and Bump all predicted that the sneaker resale market will continue to grow, and the proof is in the businesses.
Persons: Cowen, You'll, Read, Cons, Here's, it's, Cook, Travis Scotts Organizations: nab, Cowen, eBay, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Cook, Polar Chefs, Air Force, Air, Jordan, Goods Locations: North America
Joint Chiefs Warn Against Bill Overhauling Military Justice System
  + stars: | 2021-06-22 | by ( Nancy A. Youssef | Lindsay Wise | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.88   time to read: +1 min
The top leaders of the Army, Navy, Marines and other military branches voiced concern about legislation that would make sweeping changes in the military justice system, expressing their views in letters to a leading Republican opponent of the bill. The military leaders, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided their arguments to Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. The legislation, which supporters say will better combat sexual harassment and assault within military ranks, has the support of two-thirds of all senators. The military chiefs argued taking all serious crimes out of the chain of command would undermine military leadership and potentially lead to unintended results, including a possible erosion of prevention efforts. While military service leaders are required to answer questions from legislators, it is unusual for military leaders to offer such detailed arguments against pending legislation.
Persons: Sen, Jim Inhofe of Organizations: Army, Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Republican, Senate Armed Services Committee, Chiefs, Staff, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, National Guard Locations: Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File PhotoSEATTLE/WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) announced on Monday that veteran lobbyist and political strategist Tim Keating, who helped navigate the U.S. planemaker through its worst-ever crisis following fatal 737 MAX crashes, has left the company but gave no reason. The U.S. planemaker came under intense scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators following fatal crashes of its 737 MAX jetliners in 2018 and 2019. The crashes plunged the company into its worst-ever crisis, one long-since compounded by the coronavirus pandemic. Keating is a forceful Washington insider whose deep knowledge of congressional process and politics helped him push through numerous campaigns since joining Boeing in 2008. Before Boeing, Keating was senior vice president of global government relations at Honeywell (HON.O), and chairman of the board at Washington lobbying firm Timmons and Company.
Persons: Paulo Whitaker, Tim Keating, Dave Calhoun, Marc Allen, Calhoun, planemaker, Loren Thompson, Keating, Thompson, Timmons, Bill Clinton, Eric M, Johnson, David Shepardson, Andrea Shalal, Muralikumar Organizations: Boeing, American Business Aviation Conference, Airport, REUTERS, SEATTLE, Boeing Co, Defense, Hornets, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S, Air, Airbus, KC, Honeywell, Company, Thomson Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil, WASHINGTON, U.S, Washington, Seattle
The US is preparing to pull some of its forces and defenses from the Middle East this summer. Amanda StanfordThe US military is in the midst of a major shift in its focus, after two decades fighting terrorist and other violent extremist groups in the Middle East. McNulty said that the military's redeployment will not leave it vulnerable in the Middle East. "We also retain the flexibility to rapidly flow forces back into the Middle East as conditions warrant." "We have been a close partner for many of these countries for decades, and there is no other country that provides the support and commitment to Middle East security and stability that the United States does.
Persons: Jessica McNulty, Lloyd Austin, Kenneth McKenzie, McNulty, Amanda Stanford, — Stephen Losey Organizations: Pentagon, US Central Command, Street Journal, Area Defense, US Air Force, Prince Sultan Air Base, Air Force, Staff, National Defense, Twitter Locations: Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, United States, Russia, China, North Korea
NEWARK — There were only six tiny vials of coronavirus vaccine in the refrigerator, one Air Force nurse on duty and a trickle of patients on Saturday morning at a federally run mass vaccination site here. A day before its doors shut for good, this once-frenetic operation was oddly quiet. Across the country, one by one, mass vaccination sites are shutting down. The White House acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that it would not reach President Biden’s goal of getting 70 percent of American adults at least partly vaccinated by July 4. The setback stems from hesitancy in certain groups, slow takeup by young adults and a swirl of other complex factors.
Persons: Margaret Dodd, Fort Sam Houston, Heather Struempf, Biden’s, , Biden Organizations: Air Force, Brooke Army Medical, Fort, White Locations: NEWARK, Fort Sam, San Antonio, Wyoming, Newark
LONDON — In the American imagination, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, made the ultimate trade, exchanging rainy London for sunny California and replacing stuffy Buckingham Palace for anything-goes Hollywood. "He's still Prince Harry. People watch a televised conversation between Britain's Prince Harry with his wife Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey, in Arlington, Va., on March 7. For royal watchers in the U.K., Harry and Meghan's transition from members of the royal family to American-style celebrities means their long-term influence will take a hit. "The point of the royal family is they are never in fashion and never out of fashion."
Persons: Prince Harry, Meghan, Duke, Duchess, Kehinde Andrews, Andrews, He's, Harry, Oprah Winfrey, James Corden, Elizabeth, Andrea McDonnell, Princess Diana, Diana, Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Olivier Douliery, Catherine Haddon, It's, Philip Murphy, Lilibet Diana, Prince William, Kate, William, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess of Sussex, Duke of Sussex, Prince William , Duke of Cambridge, Chris Jackson, Michelle Obama, Murphy, Winfrey, Mike Paterson, McDonnell Organizations: Birmingham City University, Spotify, Apple, Netflix, Getty, Institute for Government, Trump, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, Royal Air Force, RAF, NBC, of Locations: California, stuffy Buckingham, Sussex, England, Arlington , Va, AFP, London, British, Britain, Buckingham, United States, of Windsor
One F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFC-12 now sports a paint scheme inspired by the Russian Su-57 Felon. As a US Navy adversary squadron, VFC-12 flies jets with camo schemes that mimic those of Russian jets. Fighter Squadron Composite 12/FacebookVFC-12 is the US Navy adversary squadron. The unit has started the "migration" from "Legacy" Hornets to Block I F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Along with "Red 12" at least another Super Hornet, an F model, "Red 22" appears to have been delivered to the squadron.
Persons: Cmdr, Runzel, Scott, Su, Sukhoi Su, Mako, Hunter Organizations: US Navy, Fighter Squadron, Naval Air Station Oceana, Russian Air Force, " Fighter, Facebook, Fighter, Adversary Locations: Russian, Virginia Beach , Virginia
Lockheed Martin F-35 leads in Swiss fighter jet evaluation - TV
  + stars: | 2021-06-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A formation of U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jets perform aerial maneuvers during as part of a combat power exercise over Utah Test and Training Range, Utah, U.S. November 19, 2018. Swiss voters in September backed the government's plan to spend up to 6 billion Swiss francs ($6.53 billion) on new fighter jets in a surprisingly close referendum. "According to insiders, Switzerland can buy a larger number of F-35s with the budgeted 6 billion Swiss francs than would be the case with the three competitors. At least two of the seven Cabinet members would prefer a European fighter jet, SRF said, while critics have promised to launch a referendum campaign under the Swiss system of direct democracy against any decision to buy a U.S. fighter jet. ($1 = 0.9183 Swiss francs)Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Cory D, Payne, Handout, Lockheed Martin's, SRF, Michael Shields, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: . Air Force, Utah, Staff, REUTERS, Lockheed, Eurofighter, Airbus, France's Dassault, Swiss, Thomson Locations: , Utah, U.S, REUTERS ZURICH, Swiss, Switzerland, .
During the bombing, Serbian forces shot down two of the US's most advanced jets: an F-117 and an F-16. Both US pilots got home, thanks in large part to a unique team of US Air Force special operators. When the unthinkable happensA woman dances on a US Air Force F-117 that crashed west of Belgrade, March 28, 1999. 'Start finding me, boys'The Air Force special-operations combat search-and-rescue team, composed primarily of pararescuemen and combat controllers, that rescued Goldfein. Its primary customers are Air Force pilots, special-operations troops, and the intelligence community.
Persons: Slobodan Milosevic, Darrell Patrick, Dale, Zelko, couldn't, Vega, David Goldfein, Goldfein, Jeremy Hardy, Robert Bowden, Zoltan Dani, Col, Stephan Laushine, Amy M Organizations: NATO, Serbian, US, US Air Force, Allied Force, Delta Force, Coalition, Reuters, Vega, EA, Air Force, The Air Force, 555th Fighter Squadron, Serbs, Airmen, Soldiers, Special Operations Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Recovery Agency, CSAR, US Air National Guard / Tech Locations: Kosovo, Balkans, Yugoslavia, Srebrenica, Bosnian, Belgrade, Serbian, Serbia, Italy, Minnesota
Trump cowboy plots political future after Capitol breach
  + stars: | 2021-06-20 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Today, Couy Griffin is divorced, disparaged by family and confronts a political recall drive, a state corruption investigation and federal charges. In Washington, prosecutors unveiled photographs of Griffin climbing a toppled fence and another barrier to access the Capitol steps. Griffin is one of thousands of Trump loyalists in public office who are charting an uncertain future ahead of the 2022 election cycle. He also says Cowboys for Trump is a for-profit company, not a political group. Donnie Reynolds, a 51-year-old sales associate at an Alamogordo hardware store, says Griffin is being targeted for ties to Trump.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Couy Griffin, Griffin, He's, George Seeds, , Henry brays, John, Ramie Harper, ” Harper, , Trump, ” Griffin, , “ I’ve, “ It’s, Wee Griffin, Michelle Lujan Grisham, , ” Jeff Swanson, ” Everette Brown, Brown, hasn't, Donnie Reynolds, They’re Organizations: Times, Cowboys, Trump, U.S, Capitol, Trump loyalists, Facebook, New Heart Cowboy Church, Lincoln National Forest, Associated Press, Arlington National Cemetery, ‘ Fox, Friends, Senate Republicans, Democratic, sheriff’s, Otero County Democratic Party, NFL, Marine, Holloman Air Force Base Locations: Buffalo, Washington, New Mexico, Alamogordo, Otero County, Delaware, White Sands, Tularosa, Paris, Ireland, Jerusalem, Arlington, China, Catron, Africa
Taxpayers paid a whopping $2.4 million for former President Donald Trump's golf outings in New Jersey. About $1.9 million of that total went to hotel accommodations for Trump's Secret Service agents. The $2.4 million sum does not include the $142,000/hour Air Force One rides. New Jersey taxpayers reportedly coughed up at least $2.4 million to fund former President Donald Trump's dozens of golf outings in the state. During his four-year tenure in office, Trump played golf nearly 300 times, tracker Trump Golf Count says.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Trump, he's, Barack Obama, I'm, Obama Organizations: Secret Service, Force, NJ Advance Media, Trump's Air Force Locations: New Jersey, Bedminister , New Jersey, Bedminster, Florida
After the death of George Floyd, many Americans were galvanized to fight against racism. Trump was worried that publicly showing "empathy" would turn off his base, according to Bender's forthcoming book. After untold millions of people witnessed the murder of George Floyd on video last year, the calls for justice were immediate, especially among Black Americans. However, Trump didn't feel it was his role to display "empathy" in the Floyd case and "he worried that such a display would signal weakness to his base," according to the book. "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd," he wrote on Twitter.
Persons: Michael C, Bender, George Floyd, Trump, Bender's, Donald Trump, Floyd, Jared Kushner, Robert O'Brien, Dan Scavino, rankling, William Barr, Steve Bannon, Trump's, Joe Biden Organizations: Black, Air Force, Wall Street, National, White, Politico, Twitter Locations: Queens , New York, Russia, Minneapolis
Australian navy destroyer HMAS Hobart fires an SM-2 missile near Hawaii during an exercise, August 24, 2020. The Royal Australian Navy plans to boost its main battle force of three Hobart-class destroyers with nine new Hunter-class frigates. Australia's navy currently operates six Collins-class guided-missile submarines, and plans to acquire at least 12 new Attack-class diesel-electric submarines. The Attack-class program has run into a number of problems, and recent reports suggest that Australian defense officials may choose another design. US Navy/MCS1 Kevin A. FlinnThe new weaponry is essential, as China's military capabilities pose a significant risk.
Persons: stokes, Arthur Sinodinos, Sinodinos, spender, Michael Green, Green, LSIS Ernesto Sanchez, Harrison Rakhshani, Patrick Cronin, Cronin, Kevin A, Flinn, Australia hasn't, you've, " Cronin, we're Organizations: Royal Australian Air Force Australia, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF, Collins, French Barracuda, Marine, US Marine Corps, Pacific Security, Hudson Institute ., US Navy, Indian Navy Locations: Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Beijing, South, Florida, Stockholm, Asia, Australian, Hawaii, Hobart, Canberra, Pacific, Northern Territory, Hamel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Washington
The shop looks as if it was decorated by a childlike empress on a sugar high—like its sister branches in Southampton, Dallas, Austin, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Calif., and Manhattan’s Upper East Side and West Village neighborhoods. The look’s Ground Zero is the area around the LoveShackFancy boutique in the Upper East Side, a privileged enclave where packs of private-school tweens parade down the streets in near-identical outfits. Jill Kargman, an Upper East Side resident and one of the neighborhood’s saltiest chroniclers, has clocked the trend both in her own adolescent brood and among tweens she sees out and about. “It’s so funny.”Ms. Kargman sees the look as a sweeter, more appropriate alternative to the previous tween status outfit: bodycon dresses. “I used to feel horrified when my 18-year-old was more of a tween, and....wearing those BCBG bandage dresses that look sprayed on.
Persons: reverently, Marie Antoinette’s Petit, , Jill Kargman, tweens, LoveShack florals, Ms, Kargman, ’ ”, they’re, Kardashian, ” Ms Organizations: Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon, Nike Air Force, East, Madison Locations: Sag Harbor, N.Y, Southampton, Dallas, Austin, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Calif, Side, Gothenburg, Grosse Pointe
“My assault occurred—” “Two sexual assaults—” “They started sodomizing me.” Thousands of service members report being raped and sexually assaulted each year. It’s time for sexual assault cases— To be handled by specialized, independent military prosecutors— Outside the chain of command. So for the past six years, I’ve worked heavily on a number of efforts that I had hoped would curb military sexual assault. As a combat veteran and a survivor of sexual assault, I want to know that I did everything I could to support all of our service members. It’s time for sexual assault cases to be handled outside the chain of command.
Persons: You’ve, — ”, — ” “, you’d, They’ve, he’s, , , I’d, I’ve, There’s Organizations: Air Force, National Guard
Biden to host Israeli President Rivlin on June 28 - White House
  + stars: | 2021-06-19 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
U.S. President Joe Biden greets a member of the U.S. Air Force as he arrives for a weekend trip to his home in Wilmington at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, U.S., June 18, 2021. REUTERS/Al DragoWASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to host Israel's new president, Reuven Rivlin, at the White House on June 28, the White House said on Saturday. "President Rivlin's visit will highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel and the deep ties between our governments and our people," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. Rivlin will visit shortly before he is due to end his seven-year term in July. "President Rivlin approaches the end of his term, this visit will honor the dedication he has shown to strengthening the friendship between the two countries over the course of many years," Psaki said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Al Drago WASHINGTON, Reuven Rivlin, Rivlin's, Jen Psaki, Rivlin, Isaac Herzog, Benjamin Netanyahu, Psaki, Doina Chiacu, Daniel Wallis Organizations: U.S . Air Force, Delaware Air National Guard Base, REUTERS, White House, Palestinian, Thomson Locations: Wilmington, New Castle , Delaware, U.S, United States, Israel, Gaza
The US has tripled its vaccine donations to Taiwan
  + stars: | 2021-06-19 | by ( Philip Wang | Julia Hollingsworth | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.77   time to read: +2 min
(CNN) The United States is more than tripling its vaccine allocation to Taiwan, as the island battles a Covid-19 outbreak and resists pressure from Beijing to take China's homegrown inoculations. Washington has shipped 2.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taipei, the US State Department spokesperson Ned Price tweeted on Saturday. China, which considers Taiwan an integral part of its territory, has repeatedly offered to send coronavirus vaccines to the island. On June 6, the US pledged to donate 750,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, which Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen heralded as " timely rain " for the island of about 24 million people. These vaccines will go a long way toward keeping #Taiwan safe & healthy," she tweeted
Persons: Ned Price, Tsai Ing, Wen, Tsai, Biden Organizations: CNN, US State Department, island's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US Air Force, Global Times, US, island's Centers for Disease Control Locations: United States, Taiwan, Beijing, . Washington, Taipei, China, Covid
These issues, fundamental to the survival of the Afghan national security forces once the U.S. military withdraws, are still being hashed out. How to deal with the contractors is just one of a number of pressing problems created by the rapid withdrawal of American troops. is struggling to ensure that it can gather intelligence about potential threats from Afghanistan once the U.S. military presence ends. For instance, Mr. Sopko spoke of the challenges the Afghans were facing with maintenance work during a virtual forum this year. The Afghan National Police carried out only 12 percent of its own maintenance work against a target of 35 percent.
Persons: Al, John F, Sopko Organizations: Afghan, Pentagon, Defense Department, United States, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, Afghan Air Force Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, United
Chico Basin Ranch is emphatically not a dude ranch, but rather one of a small number of working ranches in the U.S. that invite a few paying guests to join the workdays. An avid equestrian, she came to Chico Basin on a solo vacation, a gift from her husband. Tom Shandley, a former apprentice at Chico Basin Ranch, works on an electric fence line. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Would you vacation on a working ranch? Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado Springs, Colo.See main story.
Persons: Butters, Katrina Flynn, Erika Broyles, “ I’ve, , Duke Phillips III, Mr, Phillips, Duke Phillips IV, Tess Leach, Tom Shandley, Madeline Jorden, Chrissy McFarren, Ms, Leach, Erika, John, Avery Sass Clark, It’s, aren’t, Della Frederickson, Darwin, luxuriously, El, Cacachilas Organizations: Chico, Air Force, Ranchlands, Medano, Ranchlands Mercantile, Badger, Hull, Nature Conservancy, Sangre, wranglers, darwinranch.com Locations: Chico Basin, Colorado Springs, Colo, West, Chico, U.S, Medano, Zapata, Louisiana, Colorado , Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Mosca , Colo, Mexico, Badger, Burwell, Neb, Durham, N.Y, Manhattan, Mosca, Fremont County, Rocky, Teton County, Baja California Sur, Cortez
From Ohio to Texas, seven cities ranked as the most affordable in America. The median home listing price in Evansville is $149,900, according to Realtor.com, and the median rent is $774, according to Niche. The median home listing price in Toledo is $108,000, according to Realtor.com, and the median rent is $725, according to Niche. Located in Montgomery County, Dayton locals live in a suburban community where 53% of residents rent their homes and 47% of residents are homeowners. The median home listing price in South Bend is $139,900, according to Realtor.com, and the median rent is $789, according to Niche.
Persons: FrankRamspott, Musk, Joseph River, Deb Perry Organizations: Getty, SpaceX, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, Getty Images, Toledo Zoo, Aquarium, Toledo Museum of Art, University of Toledo, Davel5957, University of Dayton, National Museum of, US Air Force, University of Notre Dame, Fort, Fort Wayne , Indiana Fort Locations: Ohio, Texas, America, New York, San Francisco, Midwest, Indiana, Evansville , Indiana, Kentucky, Evansville, Brownsville , Texas Brownsville , Texas, South Texas, Brownsville, Wichita Falls , Texas Wichita Falls , Texas, Wichita, Dallas, Wichita Falls, Toledo , Ohio Toledo , Ohio, Getty Images Toledo , Ohio, Lake Erie, Michigan, Lucas County, Toledo, Dayton , Ohio Dayton , Ohio, Getty Images Dayton, Montgomery County, Dayton, South Bend , Indiana, Bend, Joseph, South Bend, Fort Wayne , Indiana, Fort Wayne , Indiana Fort Wayne , Indiana
One kidnapped student dead, seven rescued in Nigeria's Kebbi state, the army says
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
ABUJA, June 18 (Reuters) - One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on Friday, adding it had rescued five students and two teachers. Gunmen raided the school in Kebbi state in broad daylight on Thursday in the latest case of mass abductions in the region. A teacher said more than 80 students were taken, while the police said five teachers were abducted but did not disclose the number of missing students. read moreOne female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. A teacher at the school told Reuters that the school had received warnings regarding potential attacks, but chose not to close.
Persons: Gunmen, Onyema Nwachukwu, Nwachukwu, Camillus, Garba Muhammed, Libby George, Frances Kerry Organizations: Troops, Nigerian Air Force, Reuters, Thomson Locations: ABUJA, Nigeria, Kebbi, Camillus Eboh, Abuja, Kaduna
Biden has proposed an 11% funding increase to the FTC, boosting its spending from $351 million to $390 million. That's a 70% increase in the agency's entire funding over the past decade, and it could net our government another $700 billion in tax revenue. Finance leaders at the summit also agreed to back a new global minimum tax rate of 15%, regardless of where a company is headquartered. A global tax agreement would reinforce Biden's domestic plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% — companies won't be motivated to move their operations offshore. I'm back, I'm home.
Persons: Scott Galloway, Galloway, Putin, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Hayden Christensen, I've, America's, We've, Mariana Mazzucato, Biden, bitcoin, Colonial's bitcoin, Lina Khan, they've, Khan, Belleau Wood, I'd, we've, Scott Organizations: NYU Stern, Big Tech, Hallmark Channel, Marshall, DARPA, Air Force, Colonial Pipeline, FBI, CIA, Australian, Senate, Republican, Federal Trade, Antitrust, DOJ's Antitrust, IRS, Putin, Finance, Initiative, Rover, Facebook Locations: Russia, British, That's, Helsinki, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Beijing, China
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