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WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, after weeks of pressure from her political opponents, will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, as part of her role addressing the root causes of migration. "[Harris' trip to the border] is really about building on the work that she has been doing. Republicans criticized Harris' decision to visit El Paso rather than other parts of the state like, the Rio Grande Valley, which see significantly more border crossings. Although partisan politics are likely to hang over Harris' trip Friday, she will also be forced to confront major policy issues. Rohini Kosoglu, domestic policy adviser to the vice president and one of Harris' longest serving aides, said that Harris "has spent her career fighting for immigrants."
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kamala Harris, Harris, Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen, Dick Durbin, Veronica Escobar, Sanders, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Greg Abbott, Jen Psaki, Abbott, El Paso, Trump, Biden, Tyler Moran, Rohini Kosoglu Organizations: El, El Paso Central Processing Center, Customs, Protection, Department of Homeland, Republicans, NBC, Texas Gov, House Republican, White, Republican, Biden, Domestic Locations: U.S, Mexico, El Paso, Illinois, Texas, Central America, Guatemala, Europe, Rio Grande, El, California, United States, Covid
Patients with lingering Covid-19 symptoms should wait even longer, the study suggested. Some experts said seven weeks is too arbitrary a threshold for scheduling surgery for patients who have had Covid-19. The operation to be performed, patients’ medical conditions and the risk of delaying surgery should all be factored in. Oregon Health and Sciences University clinicians developed a protocol a year ago for clearing any patient who had Covid-19 for elective surgery. If the assessment raises no red flags, patients can be cleared for surgery once they have waited the minimum seven weeks since their Covid-19 diagnosis.
Persons: Brian Colvin, Colvin, he’ll, ” Colvin, I’ve, , Don Goldmann, , Kenneth Sharp, Beverly Philip, Avital, “ I’ve, O’Glasser, don’t, We’re, Jeffrey Drebin, hasn’t, it’s, It’s Organizations: Harvard Medical School, Institute for Healthcare, Regents, American College of Surgeons, Department, Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Safety Foundation, Oregon Health, Sciences University, NBC, McKinsey, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Portland, New York, Crest Hill , Illinois, Chicago
Consumers Are Back Out Spending, Driving the Recovery
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Sarah Chaney Cambon | ) www.wsj.com + 0.85   time to read: +1 min
Consumers likely increased spending last month on services that they shunned earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, helping fuel the broader economic recovery. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect Friday’s Commerce Department report to show consumer spending rose 0.4% in May. They expect incomes fell 2.7% last month from April, as the boost faded from government stimulus checks sent out earlier in the year. Consumer spending is supported by rising vaccination rates and ample household savings from rounds of government stimulus when the pandemic restricted businesses and activities. Americans appear to be shifting their spending from big-ticket items to goods and services related to going out amid business reopenings.
Persons: , Jonathan Silver Organizations: Wall, Department, Affinity Solutions
FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold, court docs show
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
The AP and The Philadelphia Inquirer petitioned a federal judge to unseal the case. Federal prosecutors did not oppose the request, and the judge agreed, paving the way for Thursday’s release of documents. The contractor detected an underground mass that weighed up to nine tons and had the density of gold, the affidavit said. Archer said that a turtle carving found on a rock near the proposed dig site was “very likely ... a KGC marker for that site." He noted the warrant granted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Lloret gave FBI agents permission to dig from 6 a.m to 10 p.m.
Persons: Jacob Archer, Archer, , DCNR, corruptly ”, Archer wasn’t, Kem Parada, Bill Cluck, Richard Lloret, Warren Getler, ” Dennis Parada, Organizations: FBI, Associated Press, AP, Philadelphia Inquirer, ., Pennsylvania Department of Conservation, Resources, Commonwealth, Department of Conservation, Natural Resources, U.S . Mint, Knights, Union Army, U.S Locations: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, Elk County
Democrats and Republicans alike agree that there’s been a serious spike in violent crime over the last couple of years — the highest in more than a decade. Biden deserves kudos for standing up to his party’s loud progressive wing and insisting on taking action before more Americans needlessly die. The White House’s fact sheet on Biden’s crime-fighting plan talks of “gun violence resulting from the pandemic,” “gun violence exacerbated by the pandemic” and “gun violence associated with the pandemic.” In fact, the homicide spike “actually began in 2019, prior to the pandemic,” noted the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice, a bipartisan panel assessing the pandemic’s effect on the justice system. More Americans believe violent crime is a “very big problem” than think the same about the coronavirus, a recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found. In fact, violent crime was respondents’ top concern, beating the economy and race relations.
Persons: there’s, Biden, Joe Biden, , , , , ” that’s, they’ve, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, ” Biden, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Maya Wiley, Adams, who’s, Dermot Shea Organizations: National Commission, Minneapolis City Council, New York Police Department, Democrats, Yahoo, defunded, USA, New, Democratic, NYPD Locations: America, Covid, Minneapolis, New York, New York City, Brooklyn
Lawmakers want to make COVID-19 vaccines available to Americans living abroad. Now a bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the administration to help make vaccines available to the as many as 9 million Americans living abroad. "While Americans abroad are eligible to receive vaccines in some countries, in others, Americans are ineligible as non-citizens," the senators wrote. "Should Americans living abroad wish to travel to the US to receive the vaccine, the financial burden of travel as well as lengthy quarantine requirements upon return to their host country may be prohibitive." Accordingly, the senators wrote, "millions of Americans abroad worry they may not have access to a vaccine for months or even years."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Antony Blinken, Chris Murphy, Jerry Moran, Michael George DeSombre, Scott Brown, , Michael G, Hearh Organizations: State Department, Insider, Service, COVID, Sens, Republican, Reuters, Embassy Locations: United States, States, Connecticut, Kansas, Thailand, Thailand's
He seemed skeptical of arguments from lawyers for Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell, and Sidney Powell. Dominion sued Giuliani, Powell, and MyPillow in three separate lawsuits filed in January and February, each one alleging $1.3 billion in damages. Attorneys for Giuliani, Powell, and Lindell have submitted a wide variety of legal defenses in recent months asking Nichols to throw out the lawsuits. Joe Sibley, representing Giuliani, said Dominion couldn't show evidence it had lost government contracts because of the Trump lawyer's allegations. Aside from their federal lawsuits with Dominion, each of the conspiracy theorists faces other headaches.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, Carl J, Nichols, Giuliani, Powell, Donald Trump, Lindell, , Thomas Clare, Howard Kleinman, Powell's, Douglas Daniels, Joe Sibley, Dominion's Organizations: Dominion, Trump, Service, Dominion Voting Systems, US, Giuliani, Lindell, MyPillow, Justice Department Locations: Washington ,, York, Ukraine, Smartmatic, cahoots, Minnesota
Copies of the final edition of Apple Daily, published by Next Digital, are seen at a newsstand in Hong Kong, China June 24, 2021. read moreLee had ordered the branches to freeze Lai's accounts, "which they appear to have done," said a text of the senators' letter made available to Reuters. "These orders solidify the impression of many that the rule of law is no more in Hong Kong," they said. The White House and State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the senators' letter. In March, the Biden administration identified 24 Chinese officials previously sanctioned by the Trump administration as responsible for reducing Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy.
Persons: Lam Yik, Joe Biden, Pat Toomey, Chris Van Hollen, John Lee, Jimmy Lai, Lee, Hong, Noel Quinn, Biden, Trump, David Brunnstrom, Matthew Lewis, David Gregorio Our Organizations: Apple Daily, Next, REUTERS, Banking Committee, Democratic, Reuters, Hong, Hong Kong Security, HSBC, Citibank, Apple, Hong Kong’s Security, Hong Kong Autonomy, Citi, House and State Department, State Department, Treasury Department, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, Lam Yik WASHINGTON, Washington
European shares set to inch higher as investors monitor recovery, tapering fears
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Elliot Smith | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.90   time to read: +1 min
European stocks are set to open slightly higher on Friday, tracking global sentiment as investors place faith in the prospect of a steady economic rebound. Britain's FTSE 100 is seen around 9 points higher at 7,119, Germany's DAX is set to climb around 24 points to 15,613 and France's CAC 40 is expected to add around 10 points to 6,641, according to IG data. Shares in Asia-Pacific broadly advanced during Friday's trade, led by Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, while U.S. stock futures are pointing to a higher open on Wall Street later in the day. Investors will be watching for a key U.S. inflation indicator on Friday when the Commerce Department releases the core personal consumption expenditures index. Economists polled by Dow Jones expect prices to have risen by 3.4% in May from a year earlier.
Persons: Germany's DAX, Hong Kong's, Dow Jones Organizations: CAC, Commerce Department Locations: Asia, Pacific, U.S
If Trump were indicted and fled, he would go where there's no extradition treaty, legal experts say. The US would be in "uncharted territories" if it sought extradition of Trump, experts say. But the US and Russia have no extradition treaty or formal process through which a wanted person is arrested. Russian officials could agree to entertain Trump's application, which would trigger an international standoff between two countries with an already fraught relationship. If US authorities arrested Trump and won a criminal conviction against him, the former president's political career wouldn't necessarily stop there.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Cyrus Vance Jr, Vance, Vladimir Putin, It's, Biden, Shanlon Wu, Elizabeth Shackelford, Joe Biden, They've, Donald Trump's, he'd, I'm, Kim Jung Un, Susan Walsh, hasn't, Read, Edward Snowden, Phillip Faraone, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Wu, They'd, Julian Assange, Assange, Karen Alter, Alter, Tom Brenner, Fani Willis, Brad Raffensperger, Laurie Levenson Organizations: Service, Manhattan, Trump, State Department, Capitol, White, North, Trump hasn't, US, United Arab Emirates, WIRED25, Russian Embassy, US State Department, Justice Department's, International Affairs, Foreign Relations, US Marshals Service, WikiLeaks, Ecuadorian Embassy, Northwestern University, Investigators, Georgia, Democratic, Loyola University Locations: Russia, Moscow, Washington ,, North Korea, China, Belarus, Saudi Arabia —, Indonesia, Jersey, India, Ireland, Russian, Scottish, United States, Ecuador, Australian, London, Washington , DC, New York City , New York, Fulton County , Georgia, New York, Georgia, Fulton County, Washington
Republicans are itching to conduct investigations of Hunter Biden if they win the majority in 2022. GOP inquiries would force the White House to play whack-a-mole with Hunter Biden accusations. Republicans are gearing up for a hot pursuit of Hunter Biden should they win a majority in Congress in the 2022 midterms. Republicans say they want to know more about Hunter Biden's ties to China and the Ukraine gas company Burisma. Johnson has this year sent at least four letters to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies demanding answers on different Hunter Biden allegations, including on possible ties to "foreign nationals connected to the communist Chinese government"; unethical links to a Biden administration DOJ appointee; and an incident allegedly involving Hunter Biden and a firearm.
Persons: Hunter Biden, Hunter, Joe Biden, James Comer, Comer, Hunter Biden's, Sen, Ron Johnson of, Biden, Johnson, he'd, Jim Jordan, Alex Wong, Obama, Hillary, didn't, Donald Trump, Trump's, Volodymyr Zelensky, Joe Biden's, bupkis, Eric Schultz, Tom Carper, he's, Carper, haven't, Trump, Jordan, Ron Johnson, Graeme Jennings, Burisma, hasn't, Ted Cruz, Axios, Jody Hice, Christopher Wray —, Rudy Giuliani Organizations: GOP, Republican, Republicans, Senate Homeland Security, Governmental, Committee, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Senate, Democratic, Fox News, The Daily Mail, The New York Post, Jim Jordan an Ohio Republican, Hunter, White, House, Ohio Republican, New York Times, Wisconsin Republican, Government, CNN, Yahoo, New York Post, Justice Department, NBC News, FBI, Tech, New Locations: Benghazi, Kentucky, China, Ukraine, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jim Jordan an Ohio, Delaware, Ohio, House, Russia, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, New York
10-year Treasury yield edges higher ahead of inflation data
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Vicky Mckeever | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield edged higher early on Friday, ahead of the release of inflation data later in the morning. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose slightly to 1.489% at 3:15 a.m. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped slightly to 2.093%. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected prices rose 3.4% in May from a year earlier. The University of Michigan is due to release its June consumer sentiment and inflation expectations data at 10 a.m.
Persons: Dow Jones, Joe Biden, Stephen Isaacs, CNBC's, Jerome Powell's, Isaacs, Powell Organizations: Treasury, Commerce Department, Labor, University of Michigan, White, Alvine, Federal
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock had an affair with an aide he hired on a £15,000 contract, The Sun reported. Hancock was pictured embracing Gina Coladangelo, a close friend from university who he hired. A Labour spokesperson said when "jobs are being offered to close friends who are in a personal relationship with a minister, then that needs to be looked into." Hancock, who is married, secretly hired former lobbyist Coladangelo as an adviser last year, The Sunday Times previously reported. Less than two weeks later, Hancock urged British people to minimise indoor contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Persons: Matt Hancock, Hancock, Gina Coladangelo, Coladangelo, Catherine Haddon, Grant Shapps, who's Organizations: Sun, Labour, Service, Department for Health, Sunday Times, Oxford University, Department of Health, Institute for Government, Transport Locations: British, COVID
Julian Assange's partner Stella Moris reacts after a court denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters. "If Biden really wants to break with the Trump legacy, then he has to drop the case," Moris told Reuters in an interview. The U.S. Justice Department said in February it planned to continue to seek the extradition for Assange to face hacking conspiracy charges. "A superpower that has a free press is very different in nature from one that does not."
Persons: Julian Assange's, Stella Moris, Julian Assange, Henry Nicholls LONDON, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Assange, fiancée Stella Moris, Biden, Trump, Moris, Julian, Barack Obama, Weeks, Vanessa Baraitser, Julian wouldn't, he's, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: Court, REUTERS, Reuters, Washington, WikiLeaks, U.S . Justice Department, Apache, U.S, Thomson Locations: Westminster, London, Britain, United States, U.S, Afghanistan, Iraq, Baghdad, Sweden, British, Australian, China, Saudi Arabia, Belmarsh
Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border amid criticism from Republicans
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. June 18, 2021. It will be Harris' first visit to the border since becoming vice president five months ago. "The Vice President's trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this year was about the root causes, and this border visit is about the effects," Harris' spokesperson, Symone Sanders, said. During the trip, Harris said she would visit the border in the near future but was focused on "tangible results" and "opposed to grand gestures." As such, they are unlikely to stop their criticism of Biden's policies, even if Harris visits the border.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Harris, Donald Trump, Symone Sanders, Theresa Cardinal Brown, Alejandro Mayorkas, Dick Durbin, Texas Veronica Escobar, Nandita Bose, Ted Hesson, Kieran Murray, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Clark Atlanta University, REUTERS, White, Reuters, Center, Department of Homeland Security, Democratic Representative, Thomson Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Mexico, El Paso , Texas, Central America, Guatemala, California, United States, Washington, El Paso, Texas
Bender wrote Trump aide Stephen Miller and Gen. Mark Milley clashed as protests raged across the US. Milley told Miller to "shut the f--- up" after Miller said US cities were like war zones, the book said. Milley took issue with Miller's comments, Bender wrote, adding that Milley turned around in his seat, pointed his finger directly at Miller, and said: "Shut the f--- up, Stephen." Trump told his subordinates that he wanted to see law enforcement "getting physical" with protesters, Bender wrote, according to CNN. "That's how you're supposed to handle these people," Trump told top officials, according to Bender.
Persons: Michael Bender's, Bender, Trump, Stephen Miller, Mark Milley, Milley, Miller, Michael Bender, Donald Trump, Bill Barr, Stephen, Barr Organizations: CNN, Service, Trump, Street, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs, Staff Locations: Seattle, Portland, Trump
MORTON, Texas, June 25 (Reuters) - The phone rang non-stop in Emily Herrera's office at the Cochran Memorial Hospital. Complete, consistent data on the racial breakdowns of who has received the vaccine is not available from most states. 'NOT A HOAX'Reuters interviewed 14 unvaccinated people aged 36 and younger in Cochran County and neighboring Hockley County this week. Rebecca Weintraub, faculty director of the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, said that even before COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy had been steadily increasing. Reporting by Brad Brooks in Morton, Texas; editing by Grant McCoolOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: MORTON, Emily Herrera's, Herrera, Joe Biden, Biden, Morton, Kaiser, I'm, Michelle Martinez, Anthony Fauci, J, Johns Hopkins, Limaye, Rebecca Weintraub, hesitancy, Nick Honesto, it's, Brad Brooks, Grant McCool Organizations: Moderna, United States, Disease, Texas Department of State Health Services, CDC, Census, Kaiser Family Foundation, Reuters, Harvard University, Thomson Locations: Texas, Morton, West Texas, Austin, United, North Carolina, Cochran County, Cochran, Hockley County, United States, COVID, Morton , Texas
One city 'ready to explode' as US murder rates surge in pandemic
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Nathan Layne | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
"It makes no sense," said Ross, 34, adding that no witnesses have stepped forward in the “broad daylight” murder. Such tributes have become a common sight in the poorer neighborhoods of Rochester, a city of 206,000 people in the northwestern part of the state. The per-capita murder rate climbed 30 percent in 2020 among 34 major cities surveyed by Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Evans said the murder surge reflects rising problems with drug trafficking, criminal gangs and illegal firearms during the pandemic. The city’s police union, the Rochester Police Locust Club, said the department has only 12 investigators to pursue murder cases.
Persons: Malik Evans, Christopher Wood, Lindsay DeDario, Elijah Ross, Eric Ruise, Ruise, Ross, Jumyria's, Patrick Sharkey, George Floyd, Richard Rosenfeld, St . Louis, Rosenfeld, Joe Biden, Floyd, Lovely Warren, Evans, general’s, " Evans, Wood, Shamarla Grice, ” Demond Meeks, Meeks, Wanda Ridgeway, I'm, John Rouse, Daniel Prude, Prude, Rochester’s, COVID, Clay Harris isn’t, , , Harris, Retha Rogers, Rogers, Michael Washington , Jr, Brandon McClary, Nathan Layne, Hussein Waaile, Brian Thevenot Organizations: REUTERS, Princeton University, Oakland, Minneapolis Police, University of Missouri, Democratic, Reuters, Genesee, Rochester Police Department, Rochester Police Locust, Police, Rochester Police, Rochester, Thomson Locations: Rochester, NY, Rochester , New York, U.S, Lindsay DeDario ROCHESTER, N.Y, Chicago, Orleans, St ., New York, Los Angeles, COVID, Monroe County,
Krebs also became famous for his long hair, subject of many tweets, some from famous people. Experts say Krebs could be a top "hairfluencer" with his primo example of a "surfer shag." Now that he's out of government, Krebs laughed about his famous hair in an interview with Insider. Actress and activist Mia Farrow tweeted about Krebs' hair. "Christopher Krebs' social media hair meme has become as well-known as his political career and cybersecurity expertise," says Alex Frolov, CEO of HypeAuditor, an AI analytics platform that helps companies with influencer marketing.
Persons: Christopher Krebs, Donald Trump, Krebs, he's, COVID, Mia Farrow, Suzanne Spaulding, Anne Neuberger, Biden's, Spaulding, Neuberger, Stephen TheSalonGuy, He's, It's, Stephen Marinaro, Alex Frolov Organizations: Department of Homeland Security, White, DHS, Center for Strategic, International Studies, auburn, Twitter
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to evacuate at least some of the Afghans who worked with the U.S. military and who face the threat of retribution from the Taliban before the U.S. withdrawal's official completion date of Sept. 11, senior administration officials said Thursday. Asked about the fate of Afghans who worked as interpreters or in other jobs, Biden said: "We've already begun the process" of helping the Afghan partners. The administration is identifying Afghans who worked with the U.S. government to be relocated to a third country to allow the Afghans to "safely complete" the remainder of the visa application process, she said. The senior administration official left open the possibility that evacuations might have to be expanded. Advocates have accused the Biden administration of moving far too slowly to protect the tens of thousands of Afghans whose lives are in mortal danger because of their association with the U.S. and Western organizations.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, Joe Biden, Ashraf Ghani, John Kirby, Jalina Porter, Chris Purdy, Purdy Organizations: U.S ., White, U.S, Pentagon, State Department, Visa, Veterans, American, Human Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, America's, Guam
MINNEAPOLIS — Twelve jurors took about 10 hours to convict Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. Stinson said he expects Chauvin will receive a lengthy prison term. The prosecution has asked that Chauvin be sentenced to 30 years. Eric Nelson, Chauvin's attorney, has asked that he receive probation with time served or for a downward departure from sentencing guidelines. Christopher Brown, a lawyer in Virginia who specializes in excessive force cases, said he believes Chauvin will receive a harsh sentence.
Persons: Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Chauvin, , Philip Stinson, Stinson, Eric Nelson, Floyd, Peter Cahill, Cahill, Chauvin's, Christopher Brown, Brown, Wayne Jones, Jason Van Dyke, Laquan McDonald, Van Dyke, Vincent Gaughan, Van, Gloria Browne, Marshall, John Jay, Kenneth Bluew, Jennifer Webb, Bluew, Marcus Eberhart, Gregory Lewis, Gregory Lewis Towns Jr, Browne, Keith Ellison's Organizations: Bowling Green State University, Department of Justice's, of Justice Statistics, Chicago, John, John Jay College of Criminal, City University of New, Buena Vista Police Department, Gregory Lewis Towns, Local Locations: MINNEAPOLIS, Minneapolis, Ohio, New Hampshire, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Virginia, Martinsburg , West Virginia, Cook County, City University of New York, Michigan, Georgia, Atlanta, East
A Los Angeles man let himself into a vacant New Jersey home, claiming rights to the property through his Black nationalist group, authorities said. The men followed officers' instructions to leave, and the homeowner called for a locksmith to come to Ivy Street, officials said. Officers entered the house and arrested John. The Al Moroccan Empire is part of a larger "Moorish sovereigns" movement of believers who often come "into conflict with federal and state authorities over their refusal to obey laws and government regulations," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. In addition to the Al Moroccan Empire, groups with similar beliefs include the Free Moorish Nation and the United Mawshakh Nation of Nuurs.
Persons: Hubert A, John, couldn't, Brian O'Hara, O'Hara Organizations: Ivy, Newark Public, Al, Newark police's Emergency, Unit, Newark Department of Public, Southern Poverty Law, Moorish Nation, United Mawshakh Locations: Los Angeles, New Jersey, Newark, Al Moroccan, Newark police's, Essex County, Al Moroccan Empire, Nuurs
The Teamsters, one of America’s largest labor unions, voted in favor of launching a national effort to unionize Amazon workers at a virtual convention Thursday. The national effort, laid out in a resolution, will involve creating and funding a dedicated Amazon division to help workers in its logistics business, including warehouse workers and delivery drivers, to organize and demand better working conditions. “Amazon presents a massive threat to working-class communities and good jobs in the logistics industry,” Randy Korgan, the Teamsters National Director for Amazon, said. “Amazon workers face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work." These include the Teamsters, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and the Service Employees International Union.
Persons: , Kara Deniz, ” Randy Korgan, John Logan, Logan Organizations: Teamsters, Teamsters ’, Teamsters National, Amazon, Labor, San Francisco State University, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, The United Food, Commercial Workers International Union, Service Employees International Union Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, United States
Police arrested an Uber driver accused of fatally shooting one passenger and wounding a second early Wednesday in Atlanta, according to authorities. The man killed in the shooting was identified as 34-year-old Kevin Leonard Fulton, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. ET at a Chevron gas station, followed a dispute inside the vehicle between the two male victims and the driver, according to police. “At some point, there was an argument inside the vehicle with the driver,” Atlanta police Lt. Daniel Genson said. NBC affiliate WXIA of Atlanta reported the wounded passenger was stable Wednesday night at a hospital.
Persons: Nigel Nembhard, Uber, Nembhard, We’ve, Kevin Leonard Fulton, Fulton, Daniel Genson, Genson Organizations: Police, Atlanta Police Department, Fulton County Medical, Chevron, Homicide Unit, Atlanta, NBC Locations: Atlanta, Fulton, Fulton County
There was a time when John McAfee was mentioned alongside the names of the biggest tech pioneers of the 1980s and ʼ90s, with a fortune to match. His eponymous company, McAfee Corp., would become a household name thanks to its Windows-focused antivirus software. "Although John McAfee founded the company, he has not been associated with our company in any capacity for over 25 years," a company spokesperson said in an email. Suddenly wealthy after selling his company, McAfee spent the next two decades relatively quiet. In the documentary "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee," a former business partner accused McAfee of drugging and raping her in Belize.
Persons: John McAfee, McAfee, , cryptocurrency, Jay Clayton, Janice McAfee, John Organizations: McAfee Corp, Spanish, YouTube, Tribal Voice, McAfee, U.S, Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, U.S . Justice Department, . Locations: Las Vegas, Virginia, Colorado, Belize, Guatemala, U.S . Belize, U.S, Spain
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