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These acquisitions are gradually giving Beijing a potential stranglehold on global shipping — with profound military as well as commercial implications. Yet China, having accumulated this unprecedented stake in global shipping and commerce, and its power and profits present ominous possibilities for the future. Five years ago, China, through Cosco, purchased a controlling stake in the Port of Piraeus on Greece’s largest harbor — Europe’s seventh largest. In September, Cosco also took a major stake in the container operator at the port in Hamburg, Germany’s largest. The consequences of doing nothing as China continues to penetrate the world’s ports and shipping are potentially catastrophic.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, , Kostas Fragogiannis, Cosco Organizations: U.S, Washington, Naval, China’s Offshore Shipping Company, U.S . Naval, California Gov, Los Angeles Mayor, Pentagon, U.S . Africa Command, European Union, ASEAN, African Locations: America’s, China, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Seattle, Beijing, California, West, U.S, Cosco, Port, Piraeus, Greece’s, Europe, Asia, Hamburg, Germany’s, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
“Surprisingly, I felt really sad and angry and frustrated,” said Jehava Brown, 37, a mother of three boys living in Pennsylvania. In addition, studies have shown that Black children are more likely to be physically restrained during emergency room visits and more likely to die after surgery than white children. The Rittenhouse verdict "made me feel hurt, knowing the world hasn’t changed and will not change,” said Tammy, 26, who has a 2-year-old and an 8-year-old step-daughter. “When I started doing my work, it was to create the conditions that allow Black children to have the freedom to simply be,” he said. She said the Rittenhouse verdict made her feel sad for her children, who are a visible minority as Muslims living in Canada.
Persons: Kyle Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, , , Jehava Brown, Rittenhouse’s, Fox News ’ Tucker Carlson, Steven Wright, T’Chani, ” Brown, ’ ” Brown, , don’t, ” Hill, they’re, , Christoper Emdin, ” Emdin, Emdin, ” Thomishia Booker, ” Booker, ” Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Martin, Zimmerman, Tammy, ” Tammy, Tammy’s, it’s, it’s ‘, Suka Nasrallah, I’ve, ” Nasrallah Organizations: , Fox News, University of Wisconsin, , Elsevier, American Academy of Child, Psychiatry, Yale University Child Study, Institute of Urban Minority Education, Columbia University, American Psychological Association, Cleveland, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Pennsylvania, California, Ferguson , Missouri, Canada
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi did not buy a $25 million mansion in Florida this week, contrary to claims circulating online. A reverse image search revealed the 10,000 square foot mansion listed on property platforms Zillow and Sotheby’s (here), (, (, (here). One social media user, who tweeted on Nov. 23, said: “Nancy Pelosi just bought a 11,000 square foot $25 million mansion in Florida. There has been no involvement with Nancy Pelosi or any other political figure in either of these two transactions,” he added. Nancy Pelosi did not buy a $25 million mansion in Florida this week.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, “ Nancy Pelosi, , Beth Bourque, Rob Thomson, ” Thomson, Drew Hamill, Reuters Pelosi, Read Organizations: California’s, Facebook, Southern Shore Properties, South, Reuters, Southern Shore, Waterfront Properties, Admirals Locations: Florida, South Beach, Congress, Zillow, California, Beach, Jupiter
About 110,000 empties are stacked at port terminals on a typical day, officials say, and thousands more are piled in private yards and even scattered along streets. Each terminal will only accept certain boxes for certain ocean carriers on certain days. Terminals know one way to help shipping customers retrieve boxes is to accept more empty containers and free up truck chassis. The terminal, which accepts boxes for five ocean carriers, leased 20 acres of nearby land, increasing its storage capacity for empty containers to 19,000 boxes from 6,500. Some exporters say the ocean carriers’ drive to get boxes quickly back to Asia for imports has hurt their business.
Persons: Mario Cordero, Gene Seroka, Seroka, , Leslie Luna, Luna, Robyn Beck, Ian Weiland, Weiland, Alan McCorkle, McCorkle, Greg Jackson, Paul Berger Organizations: Shipping, Beacon Economics, Son’s Trucking, Calif, Getty, Harbor Trucking Association, Transports, Yusen, Port, Border, Agriculture Transportation Coalition, Paul.Berger Locations: Southern California, Asia, U.S, Los Angeles, Long, of Long Beach, of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, California, Commerce, Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Brawley, Calif
On the Front Lines of the Supply-Chain Crisis
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Paul Ziobro | Paul Berger | Costas Paris | )   time to read: +18 min
Shipping lines, port workers, truckers, warehouse operators, railways and retailers blame each other for the imbalances and delays. “The term I’ve used is commercial gridlock,” said Mr. Mattingly, 60, who owns his own big rig. His trucking business has increased steadily since the start of the pandemic, Mr. Mattingly said, and rising rates have boosted his income. In August Mr. Mattingly had a heart attack, his third. “What has me worried the most with supply chain shortages is parts,” Mr. Mattingly said.
Persons: , Butoi, Madalin Butoi, “ I’ve, , , ” Mr, Justin Spencer, Mr, Spencer, “ Justin Spencer, Kelli Boyd, Justin Spencer’s, West, Jennifer West, Ms, Jen ”, Mike Mattingly, Mattingly, it’s, he’s, , ’ Lori Griffin’s, Lori Griffin, ” Ms, Griffin, “ I’m, Dave Erazo, GABBY JONES, Erazo, Gene J, We’re Organizations: Hyundai Prestige, Port, Cargo, Covid, Ship Management Corp, Greece’s Capital, Partners, , Wall Street Journal, Savannah, Wall Street, Shipping, Railway Co, Truckers, BNSF Railway, . Railroad, Army Reserve, Kith, Freightliner, Sweetwater Sound Inc, Sweetwater Sound, FedEx, UPS, The Wall, Associated Press Labor, Walmart Inc Locations: Los Angeles, Savannah , Ga, Alabama, U.S, Port of Los Angeles, South America, Romania, Philippines, Singapore, Asia, Port of Savannah, Savannah, Ga, Southern California, Panama, Chicago, West Coast, Ala, Carlisle , Penn, Florida, Bear, Fort Wayne, Ind, Sweetwater, Sunnyside , Queens, N.Y, Queens , N.Y, Sunnyside
For many, shopping in stores on Black Friday is a social ritual they are eager to resume. Sixty-one percent of shoppers surveyed by the NRF said they had started their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving, up from 51% a decade ago. Andrew Diaz said he completed more than half of his holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. This year, Ms. Hinds, who lives in Greenville, S.C., plans to do all her holiday shopping online. Are you changing your holiday shopping plans because of them?
Persons: , Greg Revelle, , Caleb Reed, Andrew Diaz, “ I’m, Brian Field, Singer, Malia, Emily Essner, ” Lana Hinds, Hinds, Dow Jones, Suzanne Kapner Organizations: Retailers, Kohl’s Corp, National Retail Federation, Adobe Inc, Walmart Inc, Target Corp, Gap Inc, Urban Outfitters Inc, Adobe, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc, Solutions, Sensormatic Solutions, Walmart, Macy’s Inc, Saks, Street, Wall Street Locations: Boise , Idaho, Costa Mesa, Calif, Asia, Southern California, Greenville, S.C
Oil skids on concerns of rising surplus in the first quarter
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
An oil well pump jack operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Oil prices slid more than 1% on Friday on concerns that a global supply surplus could swell in the first quarter following a coordinated release of crude reserves among major consumers, led by the United States. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down $1.35, or 1.7%, at $77.04 a barrel. The Economic Commission Board (ECB) expects a 400,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) surplus in December, expanding to 2.3 million bpd in January and 3.7 million bpd in February if consumer nations go ahead with the release, the OPEC source said. Forecasts of rising surplus oil clouds the outlook of the meeting between OPEC and allies, a group known as OPEC+, on Dec. 2 to decide on immediate production.
Persons: Brent, Joe Biden's, Tsutomu Sugimori Organizations: Chevron Corp, . West Texas, Organization of, Petroleum, Economic Commission Board, Petroleum Association of Japan Locations: San Ardo , California, U.S, United States, WTI, China, India, Japan, OPEC
Oil prices slide on concern about new COVID variant
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Shadia Nasralla | )   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoSummary Brent crude falls below $80 a barrelNew COVID-19 variant detected in South AfricaInvestors watching China for any reserves releaseLONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Oil prices recorded their steepest daily fall since July on Friday as a new COVID-19 variant spooked investors and added to concerns that a supply surplus could swell in the first quarter. Oil fell with global equities markets on fears the variant, which Britain said scientists considered the most significant found to date, could restrict travel and dampen economic growth and fuel demand. read moreBrent crude fell $4.07, or 4.9%, to $78.15 a barrel by 0830 GMT. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterU.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down $4.83, or 6.1%, at $73.56 a barrel, after hitting a two-month low during the session. Investors were also watching China's response to the U.S. release of millions of barrels of oil from strategic reserves in coordination with other large consuming nations, part of its bid to cool prices.
Persons: Lucy Nicholson, Brent, Tamas Varga, Henry Rome, Shadia Nasralla, Florence Tan, Edmund Blair Organizations: Port, REUTERS, South Africa Investors, Register U.S, West Texas, Organization of, Petroleum, Economic, International Atomic Energy Agency, Thomson Locations: Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles , California, U.S, South, China, Britain, WTI, OPEC, Iran, United States, Eurasia, Singapore
David McNew/Getty ImagesOil fell by more than 6% on Friday, as investors ditched riskier assets after the emergence of a new Covid variant. "We can very, very quickly go from a very tight market to an oversupplied market," Saxo Bank's Ole Hansen said. But after South African scientists said they had detected small numbers of a new variant of COVID-19 that could prove more transmissible, investors dumped crude oil futures and equities on Friday in favor of perceived safe-haven assets. The UK banned flights from six African countries in response, underlining worries about the impact of the new variant on economic growth. Brent crude futures were last down 5.7% on the day, set for their biggest one-day fall since mid-July, while West Texas Intermediate crude was 6.8% lower at $73.00 a barrel.
Persons: David McNew, Brent, Saxo, Ole Hansen, , " Hansen, Commerzbank, Carsten Fritsch Organizations: United, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Reuters, World Health Organization, WHO, Brent, West Texas, Saxo Bank, OPEC, of, Petroleum Locations: Moorpark , California, United States, Europe, Austria, Italy, Russia, Oman
Here’s how to get a jump-start on the upcoming tax season
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Kate Dore | Cfp | )   time to read: +1 min
But people should also invest a little time to get a jump-start on the upcoming tax season. There are still opportunities to lower tax bills, such as 401(k) contributions, tax-loss harvesting, charitable giving or Roth individual retirement account conversions. However, filers should also take steps to prevent headaches amid the recent flurry of tax law changes, according to advisors from CNBC's 2021 FA 100 list. Some taxpayers may opt for an Identity Protection PIN to prevent someone from filing a fraudulent return by Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. "It's another way of protecting yourself from identity theft," said John Dahlin, director of tax at IFA Taxes, a division of Index Fund Advisors in Irvine, California, ranked No.
Persons: Roth, filers, John Dahlin Organizations: Social Security, IFA Locations: Irvine , California
A Sacramento cafe owner told CBS13 that new staff she hired weren't showing up for their first shifts. The US is suffering from a huge labor shortage and restaurants have been hit especially hard. See all newslettersA Sacramento cafe owner said some job applicants weren't turning up to interviews or their first shifts even after she hiked hourly wages to $16.50. Janie Desmond Ison, who owns Steamers cafe in Sacramento, California, told CBS13 that she'd increased pay by 30% during the pandemic. Got a story about the labor shortage?
Persons: CBS13, Janie Desmond Ison, Ison, I've Organizations: Steamers, Craigslist Locations: Sacramento, Sacramento , California
In a July report, the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military found that many of those who reported sexual violence regretted doing so. Studies show that the perception of betrayal by the military bureaucracy in the aftermath of sexual assault is associated with both severe depression and self-inflicted violence. According to the investigation into her death, Corporal Vassas tried reporting her sexual assaults several times. Her heightened depression and anxiety can be traced back to late 2018 and was likely “due to the stress induced by the sexual assault” in the barracks, according to a behavioral health assessment. There, Corporal Vassas may have been sexually assaulted yet again, according to Marines in her unit.
Persons: Corporal Vassas, ideations Organizations: Independent, Sexual Locations: California, Japan
Peloton has sued Lululemon after the leggings maker threatened legal action against the connected fitness equipment company earlier this year. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, comes just a few weeks after Peloton rolled out a massive marketing blitz behind its own apparel line. Earlier this month, Lululemon's lawyers sent a note to Peloton saying the company would sue unless Peloton stopped selling its new clothes. The yoga pants maker argued that Peloton's strappy bra, high neck bra, cadent peak bra, cadent laser dot bra and cadent laser dot leggings infringed on Lululemon's patent designs. A Lululemon spokesperson said the retailer has requested that Peloton cease and desist selling a number of products.
Persons: Gundee, Lululemon Organizations: Nike Locations: San Anselmo , California, Manhattan
Adele tops UK music charts record-breaking comeback album "30"
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoLONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Music star Adele soared straight to the top of the UK charts on Friday with her new album "30", making a triumphant and record-breaking return. "30" was also the most-streamed album this past week, recording 55.7 million plays across its 12 songs, the Official Charts Company said. Known for her ballads about heartbreak and nostalgia, Adele also topped the UK singles charts for a sixth week with "Easy On Me", the first track to be released from "30". The song has overtaken her 2011 mega hit "Someone Like You" to become her longest-running Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. Like her previous albums, "30" is named after a milestone age in Adele's life.
Persons: Adele, Beyonce, Greg Kurstin, Lucy Nicholson, Angelo, Ed Sheeran’s, Simon Konecki, Marie, Louise Gumuchian, Raissa Organizations: REUTERS, Company, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S
The Biden administration on Friday proposed reforms to the country's oil and gas leasing program that would raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water, but stopped short of recommending an end to leasing on public lands. Drilling on public lands generates billions of dollars in revenue but contributes to roughly a quarter of the country's planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. The minimum royalty rate is currently 12.5% for oil and gas production on federal lands. Environmentalists argue the report offers little on the climate impacts of drilling and contradicts Biden's vows to end drilling on public lands. The administration recently opened more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to auction for oil and gas drilling, a record offshore sale that will lock in years of greenhouse gas emissions.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Deb Haaland, Biden's, Mitch Jones, Jones Organizations: Chevron Corp, Interior Department, drillers, Water Watch, country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Trump Locations: San Ardo , California, U.S, Louisiana, Gulf, Mexico
TV OT is a weekly look at what CNN's entertainment team is watching since too much television has us all working overtime. "The Beatles: Get Back" (Nov. 25, Disney+)'The Beatles: Get Back' (Disney+). While Jackson is clearly content to let the Beatles do the talking, a bit more curating certainly wouldn't have hurt. ET, CW)'The Waltons: Homecoming' features (from left to right) Callaway Corrick, Tatum Sue Matthews, Marcelle LeBlanc, and Logan Shroyer (Tom Griscom/The CW). return to Waltons Mountain, again in TV movie form.
Persons: Peter Jackson's, Brian Wilson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Gucci, Nash, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Bon Appetit, Nixon, Vin Scully, Gary, Cooper Hoffman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alana, Alana Haim, Gary's, Bradley Cooper, Jon Peters, Sean Penn, it's, Anderson, Haim, Peter Jackson, Michael Lindsay, Hogg, Jackson, that's, lauding, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, John, George Martin, Brian, Wilson, Callaway Corrick, Tatum Sue Matthews, Marcelle LeBlanc, Logan Shroyer, Tom Griscom, Richard Thomas, Bellamy Young, Olivia, John Boy, David Moir, Joe, Cheech Organizations: CNN, Disney, Beach Boys, Southern California's, CBS, Boys, Waltons, Warner Bros . Television, USA Locations: Southern, Southern California's San Fernando, WarnerMedia, USA
Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 -NYT
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
Stephen Sondheim poses as he arrives at a special screening of the DreamWorks Pictures film "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, December 5, 2007. Sondheim wrote music and lyrics for the original broadway musical "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" on which the film is based. REUTERS/Fred ProuserNov 26 (Reuters) - Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim died early on Friday at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut at the age of 91, the New York Times reported. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, Barber, Sondheim, Fred Prouser, Ismail Shakil, Chris Reese Organizations: DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Studios, REUTERS, New York Times, Thomson Locations: Hollywood , California, Roxbury , Connecticut, Bengaluru
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailString of smash-and-grab robberies hit California ahead of holidaysCNBC's Kate Rogers reports on a rise in smash-and-grab robberies as the holiday shopping season begins.
Persons: Kate Rogers Locations: California
From a record number of LGBTQ athletes competing in the Olympics to JoJo Siwa’s historic run on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” here are a dozen queer milestones we’re thankful for this year. “I’m so thankful that kids today have moments in history like this to look to and realize that LOVE IS LOVE and being who you are is beautiful. Naomi Baker / Getty ImagesThis year's Tokyo Summer Games was dubbed by some as the "Rainbow Olympics” for its record number of LGBTQ competitors. Historic queer cover modelsBretman Rock has become the first gay man to grace the cover of Playboy. #WeWillNotLetHateWin”Queer Grammy and Emmy nomineesLil Nas X performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 12.
Persons: JoJo, JoJo Siwa, Jojo Siwa, Jenna Johnson, Eric McCandless, Siwa, , ” Siwa, “ I’m, Canada's Quinn, Naomi Baker, Cyd Zeigler, Tom Daley, Matty Lee, Daley, Dustin Lance Black, Quinn, Canada's, Bill Lyons, Jessay Martin, Robert Reeves, Mick Peterson Jon Premosch, Mick Peterson, Jessay Martin —, ” —, I’m, ” Lyons, NBC’s, , Brian Graden, Marianne, Vicki Oakes, Vicki, I’ve, , ” Marianne, Carl Nassib, Demi Lovato, ” Lovato, “ Barney, Brothers Osborne, TJ Osborne, Cassandra, Elvira, Peterson, Chasten, Pete Buttigieg, Penelope Rose, Joseph August, “ Chasten, ” Buttigieg, Joseph August Buttigieg, Lance Bass, Michael Turchin, “ Haven’t, Violet Betty, Alexander James, Robin, Batwoman, Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Tom Taylor, Brian Tyree Henry, Phastos, Haaz Sleiman, Kylie Sonique Love, ” Love, RuPaul, she’s, ” Lil Nas, Dolly Parton’s, Jolene, Lil Nas, Emma McIntyre, Jolene ”, Parton, ” “, awestruck, Bretman Rock, Ariel Nicholson, Nicholson, Joe Biden, John Shearer, Lil Nas X’s, “ Montero, , Brandi Carlile, Halsey, Arlo Parks, Mj Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Blanca Rodriguez, FX’s Organizations: ABC, Getty, Summer, Tokyo, Sweden, WAP, Brian Graden Media, NBC, NBC News, Friends, Twitter, DC, DC Comics, Reuters, Marvel, Atlanta, VH1, Paramount, YouTube, Playboy, Playboy Sporting, Vogue, U.S, MTV, Facebook Locations: Yokohama, Japan, Tokyo, American, Canadian, Cathedral City , California, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla, bipartisanship, Orlando , Florida, Brooklyn, N.Y
Director Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" is being criticized by some on social media for including scenes where a white businessman speaks in a fake Asian accent with his on-screen wife, who is Japanese. In the film, a white male restaurateur, played by John Michael Higgins, speaks to his Japanese wife with a fake Asian accent. He appears again in the film with another Japanese woman, his new wife, and he repeats the attempted gag. "But the heartbreaking thing is me imagining an alternate version of this movie," he wrote, noting that the scenes mocking the Asian accent "added virtually nothing to it." My mother-in-law’s Japanese and my father-in-law is white, so seeing people speak English to her with a Japanese accent is something that happens all the time.
Persons: Paul Thomas Anderson's, Alana Haim, Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits, John Michael Higgins, Dana Stevens, David Chen, Chen didn’t, Karen Maine, , Nancy Wang Yuen, Higgins, ” Yuen, hasn’t, , Chen, Maine, Anderson, Yuen Organizations: Slate, Twitter, Geena Davis, Gender, Media, Coalition, Entertainment, The New York Times, Times Locations: San Fernando Valley, California, Maine, Both Maine
A traffic video shared online that claims to show Thanksgiving traffic in 2021 is miscaptioned. The 53-second clip shows Thanksgiving traffic in Los Angeles, California from several years ago. Live LA traffic jams can be seen here. Millions of Americans have begun traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Video of Thanksgiving traffic is not from 2021 but holiday traffic from 2017.
Persons: Read Organizations: ABC News, ABC, Reuters, Travel, AAA Locations: Los Angeles , California, LA
Jay Last, a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. in 1957, figured out ways to manufacture integrated circuits in bulk, helping to put the silicon into Silicon Valley and make the region a synonym for digital technology. Dr. Last, the son of a steelworker from Butler, Pa., started out with a more modest career goal: to parlay his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into an interesting job that would let him live in California.
Persons: Jay Last Organizations: Fairchild Semiconductor Corp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Locations: Silicon Valley, Butler, Pa, California
But Travis McMichael “really didn’t come off as credible,” criminal defense attorney Bernarda Villalona said on NBC News. “From Travis McMichael’s own mouth, he knew Ahmaud Arbery was not armed; he knew Ahmaud Arbery didn’t threaten him; he knew Ahmaud Arbery didn’t have anything in his pants,” she said. "Travis McMichael was a horrible witness," said former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Travis McMichael said he grabbed his shotgun and got into the driver’s side of his truck. Travis McMichael's testimony was a "train wreck for him," Kirschner added.
Persons: Travis McMichael, Ahmaud, McMichael, Gregory McMichael, William “ Roddie ” Bryan, Georgia’s citizen’s, Travis McMichael “, Bernarda Villalona, Travis, Ahmaud Arbery, Ahmaud Arbery didn’t, , , Kyle Rittenhouse, Glenn Kirschner, who's, Bryan, Arbery, Cynthia Alksne, Kirschner, Travis McMichael's Organizations: NBC News, MSNBC Locations: Kenosha , Wisconsin, Brunswick , Georgia
A Virginia professor whose academic research on “minor-attracted people” sparked threats and a petition calling for their removal announced their resignation Wednesday, university officials and the professor said in a joint statement. Allyn Walker will remain on leave until they step down as a professor of criminal justice and sociology at Old Dominion University in May. "We have concluded that this outcome is the best way to move forward," university president Brian Hemphill said in the statement. In Wednesday's statement, Walker said that their research aimed to prevent child sexual abuse and attributed the backlash to their trans identity and mischaracterizations promoted online and by some media outlets. In Wednesday's statement, Walker said multiple threats had been made against them and thanked the school's public safety department for monitoring those threats.
Persons: Allyn Walker, Brian Hemphill, Walker, mischaracterizations, Organizations: Old Dominion University, University of California Press, Washington Post Locations: Virginia
A gray wolf whose “epic” travels captured headlines and imaginations earlier this year was killed in California after being struck by a vehicle this month, wildlife officials said Wednesday. "I’m devastated to learn of the death of this remarkable wolf,” Weiss said in a statement. The last time a wolf was documented that far south was 1922, wildlife officials said, when one was seen in San Bernardino County. "He won’t be forgotten, and we’ll honor his memory by continuing to fight for the safety of wolves everywhere.”Gray wolves are native to California but were killed off a century ago. Roughly 20 are now believed to live in the state in two northern counties, Weiss said.
Persons: wasn’t, OR93, Amaroq Weiss, I’m, ” Weiss, , Weiss, " Weiss, ” Gray Organizations: California Department of Fish, Wildlife, Center for Biological, San Francisco Locations: California, Los Angeles, Lebec, Oregon, California's San Luis Obispo County, Kern County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County
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