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Property records from Smyth County, Virginia, list Austin Lee Edwards as the owner of the home on Allison Gap Road. “It still doesn’t feel real," Gordon told NBC affiliate WCYB of Bristol, Virginia. A fire that authorities believe was intentionally set broke out at their home and Edwards allegedly drove off with the teen. Gordon said Edwards told him that he moved to the area because he'd grown up in the region and wanted to return. The last time Gordon said he saw Edwards was Tuesday, Nov. 22, three days before the Wineks were killed.
Tech CEOs are turning up the heat, even if it's not as blatantly "hardcore" as Elon Musk's verbiage. Major tech CEOs have been asking employees to step up throughout this year's stingier economy. Employees at Google, Amazon and others have all been asked to work harder or risk their jobs. Sign up for our newsletter for the latest tech news and scoops — delivered daily to your inbox. In October, Meta told managers to mark 15% of its employees as "needs support" in what workers dubbed "quiet layoffs," Insider previously reported.
CNN —LeBron James moved past Magic Johnson for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time assists list as the Los Angeles Lakers took a hard earned 133-129 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. James added 28 points in a match where the lakers managed to hold off the Milwaukee Bucks, winning 133-129. James finished the match with 11 assists in total, taking his tally to 10,144. “It means a lot, obviously,” James said, of surpassing Johnson’s assists, according to NBA.com. James is now creeping closer to the title of NBA all-time leading scorer, and is currently 936 career points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Unless Collective T-shirts Courtesy Unless CollectiveNo "forever materials"While companies like Adidas and Nike have pledged to use more recycled polyester this decade, Liedtke said Unless Collective doesn't use any polyester in its products. At end-of-life, a tag sewn inside each Unless Collective product gives directions on how to return it. The company's working with an industrial composter in California that can make "nutrient rich soil" out of the company's old hoodies and T-shirts. Like other plant-based apparel companies, Unless Collective has had to completely rethink its supply chain. Instead of relying on factories in Asia, Unless Collective manufactures its jackets in Portugal, T-shirts in the Carolinas in the US, and hoodies in Los Angeles.
American Airlines is closing its San Francisco base, potentially displacing 400 flight attendants. The base is home to some of the carrier's most senior flight attendants, two-thirds of whom have been at the airline for 13 years or more, according to the union representing American Airlines flight attendants. In interviews, 10 SFO-based flight attendants told Insider that a myriad of factors make it difficult to leave the Bay Area. The decades of experience with the goal of achieving that lifestyle are now effectively lost, one flight attendant told Insider. Some employees expressed confusion on why they need to leave San Francisco if the carrier will still need to staff SFO flights.
However, several cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, have all seen home prices fall by more than 5% from peak sale prices. Additionally, Stockton has seen its median sale price drop 4.8% from its peak. That brings California's total to seven metros out of the top 20 for the nation that have seen the most severe drop in housing prices. So far it appears that 2023 is likely to be an even slower year for the state's housing market, especially if locals continue to leave and move to more affordable states. The pullback in demand could ultimately result in the state's median home price declining 8.8% to $758,600, the report adds.
The vote came about after California passed a law last year requiring law enforcement departments to seek approval for use of military-style equipment. We live in a time when unthinkable mass violence is becoming more commonplace," San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said in the statement. "We need the option to be able to save lives in the event we have that type of tragedy in our city.”Police Chief William Scott speaks during a news conference in San Francisco in 2019. “We run a very serious risk of misuse by police of a robot to inflict deadly force,” he said. Preston said he hoped that outrage following the first vote in San Francisco would sway more of his fellow board members to vote against the measure Tuesday.
The U.S. Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls increased by 263,000 jobs last month compared with economist expectations for 200,000 jobs. "That sentiment shift has been more powerful than any 'negativity' to be taken from today's jobs report," he said. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe (.MIWD00000PUS) shed 0.15% on the day but added 1.5% for the week. Earlier it had jumped sharply in response to the jobs data, gaining as much as 0.82%. Gold prices also regained some lost ground from their earlier reaction to the jobs data.
PALMDALE, Calif.—The Pentagon is poised to show off its first new bomber in more than 30 years, lifting the veil on the secret long-range jet intended as a central element in Washington’s effort to keep China in check. Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. on Friday will provide a glimpse of one of the new B-21 Raider jets at a government facility north of Los Angeles, where its most sensitive military projects are developed and built, ahead of an expected first flight next year.
A “general amnesty” has restored hundreds of accounts of right-wing activists and QAnon adherents, according to data reviewed by NBC News. The reinstatement of far-right accounts has coincided with a series of bans of left-wing accounts, leaving users unsure of how the company is now applying its rules. It’s a dangerous combination.”The reinstatements and bans come as researchers continue to monitor an uptick in hate speech, and high-profile users leave the platform. Among the spammers, copyright rule-breakers, adult-content creators and high-profile accounts, Twitter has reopened the door to a growing and emboldened community of trolls, white nationalists, conspiracy theorists and extreme right-wing activists. Those reinstatements also come after Twitter dramatically reduced its staff, including those dedicated to dealing with abuse and hate speech.
U.S. Unwraps B-21 Bomber, Designed to Deter China
  + stars: | 2022-12-02 | by ( Doug Cameron | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
PALMDALE, Calif.—The Pentagon is poised to show off its first new bomber in more than 30 years, lifting the veil on the secret long-range jet intended as a central element in Washington’s effort to keep China in check. Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. on Friday will provide a glimpse of one of the new B-21 Raider jets at a government facility north of Los Angeles, where its most sensitive military projects are developed and built, ahead of an expected first flight next year.
“I was just so thirsty to get a BBL,” Velasco said. 7Q Spa also has positive reviews on Yelp and Google, where it averages a 4.5 star rating. The front door of 7Q Spa is side-by-side with Vitality Medical Center, which, according to California business registration documents, has the same CEO as 7Q Spa. After the surgery, Velasco said she felt great and, at first, she couldn’t feel her stitches at all. The California Medical Board revoked her license as part of the settlement, but stayed the revocation and granted her a 35-month probation.
LOS ANGELES—Walt Disney Co. was working with consulting firm McKinsey & Co. in recent months on an effort to centralize control of major spending decisions, triggering an uproar from top creative executives at the entertainment giant, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions regarding the plan were under way in the weeks leading up to Nov. 20, when Disney’s board of directors fired Bob Chapek as chief executive and replaced him with his predecessor, Robert Iger .
CNN —Brad William Henke, a veteran character actor known for his work on “Orange Is the New Black” and other series, has died, according to his agent and manager. “Brad Henke was an incredibly kind man of joyous energy. Henke in a secene from "Orange is the New Black." Henke opened an acting studio in Los Angeles in 2000 where he helped to guide the careers of other actors. Henke is survived by his mother Tammy, his sister Annette, his wife Sonja, his stepson Aaden, his stepdaughter Leasa and his grandchild Amirah.
[1/5] Northrop Grumman unveils the B-21 Raider, a new high-tech stealth bomber developed for the U.S. Air Force, during an event in Palmdale, California, U.S., December 2, 2022. REUTERS/David SwansonWASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) on Friday rolled out its new B-21 "Raider" jet, the first of a new fleet of long-range stealth nuclear bombers for the United States Air Force. The B-21 was unveiled during a dramatic ceremony at Northrop's Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, offering members of the public the first look at the new bomber. The Air Force planned to buy at least 100 of the planes and begin to replace B-1 and B-2 bombers. More than 8,000 people from Northrop Grumman, industry partners and the Air Force currently work on the program.
BOSTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Prince William greeted U.S. President Joe Biden at the waterfront in Boston on Friday, part of a three-day visit by British royals trying to focus attention on tackling environmental issues. On Friday afternoon, William smiled as he met Biden outdoors in cold weather along Boston's waterfront. [1/5] U.S. President Joe Biden meets Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. December 2, 2022. Kate and William last visited the United States in 2014, when they were guests of then-President Barack Obama at the White House. In contrast, William and Kate are usually portrayed in the British media as dutiful and earnest, reflecting the style of the late queen.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Protests in China against the world's toughest COVID-19 restrictions are dying down because they have had an effect, a top U.S. diplomat said on Friday, as Beijing further eased testing and quarantine rules. Anger over the curbs had fueled dozens of protests in more than 20 cities in recent days in a show of civil disobedience unprecedented in mainland China since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012. "Protests do matter," she said, adding that she recognized China had used security forces to quash the demonstrations and put protesters in jail. Asked by students at the university event about the threat of conflict between China and Taiwan, Sherman said war was possible. "I think war is potentially possible because Xi Jinping now has absolute control in China," Sherman said.
New York City, along with Singapore, is the most expensive city to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Alexander Spatari | Moment | Getty ImagesSingapore has once again been ranked as the most expensive city to live in, sharing the top spot with New York City this year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). San Francisco — which did not make the top 10 last year — is now the eighth most expensive city to live in. Japan's Osaka is the 43rd most expensive city to live in, a big drop from its 10th position in 2021. Japan's Osaka is the 43rd most expensive city to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
TikTok is seeking 150,000 square feet in Los Angeles to more than double its footprint in the city. One of the leasing executives who spoke with Insider said TikTok had considered spaces from "Santa Monica to downtown" Los Angeles. Meta, meanwhile, has 260,000 square feet in Los Angeles at the Brickyard, a recently built office complex in Playa Vista. The diverging appetite for office space between TikTok and Meta underscores a change in fortune for both firms. A spokeswoman for Meta said the company would not comment on its LA offices or its plans for them.
London CNN —Elton John will headline the Glastonbury Festival next summer in what will be the final UK show of his farewell tour, the festival announced Friday. John will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on June 25, the music festival’s final night, Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis said in a statement posted on the festival’s website. The Glastonbury Festival is held most years in Somerset, southwest England. “It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year,” Eavis said. The performance will close the UK leg of John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour,” publicized as his last ever, with more than 300 dates before his retirement after 52 years of touring.
[1/5] Elton John performs "Bennie and the Jets" as he wraps up the U.S. leg of his 'Yellow Brick Road' tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 20, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson/File PhotoLONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Elton John will headline Glastonbury next summer, performing the last British show of his lengthy global farewell tour at the renowned music festival on Worthy Farm. John is coming towards the end of a "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour which began in September 2018. John ended the U.S. leg of his farewell tour with a star-studded show at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium in November. He performs in Australia and New Zealand in January before kicking off the British tour in Liverpool in March.
NBA legend LeBron James has called out reporters for what he described as a double standard in the way they cover Black athletes. “I was wondering why I haven’t gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo,” James said to the room of reporters. He also questioned why the Jones photo didn’t receive the same attention and scrutiny from reporters that Irving’s actions did. “It seems like to me the whole Jerry Jones situation, photo — and I know it was years ago and we all make mistakes, I get it. But it seems like it’s just been buried under like ‘Oh, it happened,’ OK. We just move on.
LOS ANGELES—Nearly 50,000 academic workers picketed 10 University of California campuses for a third week, generating uncertainty around final exams which are scheduled to begin next week, even as a quarter of the strikers reached a tentative deal this week. The strike, one of the largest at an academic institution, has resulted in canceled midterms and classes across the 10 campuses. On picket lines, which form at 8 a.m., strikers complain that the pandemic and inflation which followed exacerbated an already exploitative university business model which has long taken advantage of graduate students and contingent faculty who do the bulk of the teaching.
America’s School Districts Are Too Big
  + stars: | 2022-12-01 | by ( Andy Smarick | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Some U.S. school districts have become so large and unwieldy that parents and taxpayers feel they have no ability to influence them. To restore local, democratic control, it’s time to break up those big districts. Consolidation may have accomplished some of its goals, but America’s largest districts today tend to be among the lowest-performing. For the most part, they are located in big cities and their ring suburbs. The nation’s three largest districts serve the nation’s three largest cities: New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Hypothetical question! Which of these sports franchises would you buy? (For the sake of arguing, you may purchase just one.) Manchester United Liverpool Phoenix Suns The Los Angeles Angels The Washington Commanders aka Dan Snyder’s Washington Sadness MachineIf you’re in the market, there’s never been a more intriguing billionaire’s bazaar for sports teams. Currently for sale are two iconic English Premier League soccer clubs, a well-known NBA franchise still chasing a title, an underwhelming baseball club with a historic duo, and a colossal NFL train wreck you’ll be a hero just for buying.
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