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TEL AVIV — Scientists say they have discovered a new kind of early human after studying pieces of fossilized bone dug up at a site used by a cement plant in central Israel. "It enables us to make new sense of previously found human fossils, add another piece to the puzzle of human evolution, and understand the migrations of humans in the old world." The study said the Nesher Ramla resembled pre-Neanderthal groups in Europe. What they did match, May said, were a small number of enigmatic human fossils found elsewhere in Israel, dating back even earlier, that anthropologists had never been able to place. The Nesher Ramla fossils “look like something on a lineage heading toward Neanderthal," said Eric Delson, a paleoanthropologist at Lehman College in New York who was not involved in the study.
Persons: , AMMAR AWAD, Israel, Yossi Zaidner, Dan David Center, May, Rachel Sarig, Sheela Athreya, M University paleoanthropologist, Eric Delson Organizations: TEL AVIV — Scientists, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, NBC, Hebrew University, Dan, Shmunis Institute of Tel Aviv University . Experts, M University, Lehman College Locations: TEL AVIV, Israel, Ramla, Tel Aviv, Europe, Africa, Asia, Texas, North Africa, New York
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
Vice President Kamala Harris Heads to Border Facing Bipartisan Pressure
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +1 min
President Biden tapped Ms. Harris to lead diplomatic efforts aimed at stemming the flow of migrants and to improve access in the U.S. to voting. People close to Ms. Harris acknowledge that she has made some high-profile missteps in her first few months, at times overshadowing what they see as her accomplishments. A spokeswoman for the vice president declined to comment. Asked in a television interview earlier this month why she hadn’t visited the border, Ms. Harris noted that she also hadn’t been to Europe. She added: “I’m not discounting the importance of the border.” Some said Ms. Harris appeared to equate the two places and minimize the seriousness of the border situation.
Persons: Kamala Harris’s, Biden, Harris, hadn’t Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Republican, Democratic Locations: U.S, Mexico, El Paso , Texas, Europe
Oil keeps climbing on tight supply outlook, eyes on OPEC+
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Cranes at an oil industry support facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, U.S., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Oil prices rose on Friday, heading for a fifth straight week of gains, with demand growth seen outstripping supply on bets that OPEC+ producers will be cautious in returning more output to the market from August. Brent crude futures climbed 7 cents, or 0.1%, to $75.63 a barrel, headed for a 2.9% jump for the week. "(The market) certainly has momentum behind it...It's really in the hands of OPEC+," said Commonwealth Bank commodities analyst Vivek Dhar. That's going to determine where oil prices go," Dhar said.
Persons: It's, Vivek Dhar, Dhar Organizations: . West Texas, Brent, Organization of, Petroleum, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, U.S Locations: Port Fourchon , Louisiana, U.S, Russia, OPEC, United States, Europe, China, Iran
"Mining machines are selling like scrap metal." The local government of Sichuan, China's No.2 bitcoin mining centre after Xinjiang, issued a ban on cryptomining a week ago. Analysts say Beijing is also worried about potential competition for the digital yuan and that the power-hungry business of bitcoin mining could damage the environment. China's ban on bitcoin mining may see up to 90% of all mining in the country go offline, according to an estimate by Adam James, a senior editor at OKEx Insights. BIT Mining said on Monday that it had successfully delivered its first batch of 320 mining machines to Kazakhstan.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Mike Huang, Liu Hongfei, Adam James, Nishant Sharma, Sharma, Winston Ma, Xianfeng Yang, Huang Dezhi, Huang, Sun, Wang Weifeng, Samuel Shen, Andrew Galbraith, Vidya Ranganathan, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: REUTERS, State Council, Analysts, Communist Party, BlocksBridge Consulting, NYU Law, China's, BIT Mining, Thomson Locations: SHANGHAI, Texas, Kazakhstan, Sichuan, China's, Xinjiang, cryptocurrencies, Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, China, Bitmain, United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, Indonesia, Guangdong
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonSHANGHAI, June 25 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight that lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes to record highs after U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal. read moreIn morning trade, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) climbed 0.58%. Chinese blue-chips (.CSI300) rose 0.43%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng (.HSI) added 0.61%, Seoul's Kospi (.KS11) was up 0.79% and Australian shares (.AXJO) climbed 0.22%. Overnight, the S&P 500 (.SPX) gained 0.58% and the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) added 0.69%, lifting both indexes to record high closes. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries , which saw yields dip after Biden's announcement of an infrastructure bill were last at 1.497%, up from a close of 1.487% on Thursday.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Hoon, Joe Biden, Kerry Craig, Biden, Craig, Seoul's, Christopher Wood, Andrew Galbraith, Tom Westbrook, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: Nikkei, REUTERS, Nasdaq, Investors, Morgan Asset Management, U.S, Japan's Nikkei, U.S . Federal Reserve, Jefferies, Dow Jones, drawdowns, U.S . West Texas, Brent, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Hoon SHANGHAI, U.S, Asia, Pacific, mull, Singapore, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were also up 6 cents, or 0.1%, at $73.36 a barrel, headed for a 2.4% weekly gain. "Expectations of tightness in global market is the major factor supporting crude oil as demand is recovering while OPEC+ has constrained supply and U.S. stocks are falling," said Ravindra Rao, vice president for commodities at Kotak Securities. Oil also got some support on Friday as the approval of U.S. infrastructure bill boosted optimism for energy demand outlook, analysts said. "(The market) certainly has momentum behind it...It's really in the hands of OPEC+," said Commonwealth Bank commodities analyst Vivek Dhar.
Persons: Angus Mordant, Brent, Ravindra Rao, It's, Vivek Dhar, Margaret Yang, Sonali Paul, Richard Pullin Organizations: REUTERS, Brent, . West Texas, Kotak Securities, Oil, Organization of, Petroleum, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, U.S, Thomson Locations: Loving County , Texas, U.S, 3w2pz6N MELBOURNE, Russia, OPEC, United States, Europe, China, Singapore, Iran
MLB roundup: Kyle Schwarber HRs twice to power Nats over Marlins
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Schwarber hit a homer to lead off the game and added a three-run shot in his second at-bat in just the 13th time that Schwarber hit leadoff for Washington. He has delivered 12 home runs in those games and is already tied for third in franchise history with five leadoff homers. He is one of just four players in MLB history with at least eight homers and 15 RBIs in a five-game span. The Marlins couldn't get a runner past first base until the fifth inning, and they have now scored just five runs over their past four games. Detroit starter Jose Urena (2-8) gave up six runs, four earned, on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Persons: Kyle Schwarber, Sam Navarro, Schwarber, Jazz Chisholm, lofted, Yordan Alvarez, Myles Straw, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel, Martin Maldonado, Akil Baddoo, Jose Urena, Manuel Margot, Kevin Kiermaier, Margot, Christian Vazquez, Matt Barnes, Nick Pivetta, Michael Wacha, Gary Sanchez, Jameson Taillon, Aaron Judge, Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton, Sanchez, Sebastian Rivero, Rivero, Aroldis Chapman, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Reese McGuire, Tony Santillan, Nick Castellanos, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr, Jed Lowrie, Lowrie, Chris Bassitt, Kolby Allard, Bryan Reynolds, Louis, Reynolds, Adam Frazier, Phillip Evans, Colin Moran, Chad Kuhl, Carlos Martinez, Eddie Rosario, Blake Parker, James Karinchak, Bobby Bradley, Austin Hedges, Jorge Alcala Organizations: Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, USA, Washington, National League, MLB, Nationals, NL, Miami, Marlins, Astros, Tigers, Detroit, Rays, Red Sox, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay's, Boston, Yankees, Royals, Kansas City, Blue Jays, Orioles, Toronto, Baltimore, Toronto ., American League, Philadelphia Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Reds, Braves, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Rangers, Oakland, Athletics, Pirates, Cardinals, Pittsburgh, Twins, Thomson Locations: Miami , Florida, USA, loanDepot, Houston, Boston, St . Petersburg, Fla, York, Buffalo, Toronto . Baltimore, Arlington , Texas, Texas, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Minnesota
MLB roundup: 4 Cubs pitchers combine to no-hit Dodgers
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
It was the 17th no-hitter in Cubs history but the first thrown by more than one pitcher. Nationals 7, Marlins 3Kyle Schwarber clubbed two homers and drove in four runs, leading blazing-hot Washington past host Miami. He has delivered 12 home runs in those games and is already tied for third in franchise history with five leadoff homers. The Marlins have scored just five runs over their past four games. Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (3-9) allowed five runs in five innings on five hits and seven walks, one of them intentional.
Persons: Willson Contreras, Jayne Kamin, Zach Davies, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin, Craig Kimbrel, Davies, Kimbrel, Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, Albert Pujols, Will Smith, Kyle Schwarber, Schwarber, Jazz Chisholm, lofted, Yordan Alvarez, Myles Straw, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel, Martin Maldonado, Akil Baddoo, Jose Urena, Manuel Margot, Kevin Kiermaier, Margot, Christian Vazquez, Matt Barnes, Nick Pivetta, Michael Wacha, Gary Sanchez, Jameson Taillon, Aaron Judge, Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton, Sanchez, Sebastian Rivero, Rivero, Aroldis Chapman, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Reese McGuire, Tony Santillan, Nick Castellanos, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr, Jed Lowrie, Lowrie, Chris Bassitt, Kolby Allard, Bryan Reynolds, Louis, Reynolds, Adam Frazier, Phillip Evans, Colin Moran, Chad Kuhl, Carlos Martinez, Eddie Rosario, Blake Parker, James Karinchak, Bobby Bradley, Austin Hedges, Jorge Alcala Organizations: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Dodger, Cubs, Nationals, Marlins, Miami, Washington, NL, Astros, Tigers, Detroit, Rays, Red Sox, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay's, Boston, Yankees, Royals, Kansas City, Blue Jays, Orioles, Toronto, Baltimore, Toronto ., American League, Philadelphia Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Reds, Braves, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Rangers, Oakland, Athletics, Pirates, Cardinals, Pittsburgh, Twins, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, USA, Washington, Houston, Boston, St . Petersburg, Fla, York, Buffalo, Toronto . Baltimore, Arlington , Texas, Texas, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Minnesota
Insider spoke with seven merchants in four countries whose Shopify accounts were hacked. The sellers lost thousands of dollars and thought Shopify would reimburse them. But when sellers are hacked, they're finding the Canadian e-commerce company does little to help them recoup their losses — and even demands that victims pay the company back. Then she lost $55,000 when her Shopify account was hacked, she said. When asked whether either incident was related to the hacked seller accounts Insider discovered, Shopify didn't respond.
Persons: Shopify, Sellers, Kate Tuff, Candy, Lisa Schotman, Andi Rosenberg, Mark, Stephanie Norton, Norton, Kylie Cosmetics, Kraft Heinz, they've Organizations: Business, Service, Shopify, Kraft Locations: Shopify, Texas, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Queens , New York, Canada, California
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
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
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
U.S. stocks upbeat on infrastructure deal, oil dips
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Carolyn Cohn | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
The plan is valued at $1.2 trillion over eight years, $579 billion of which is new spending. European stocks (.STOXX) were steady on the day and up 1% on the week, after also hitting record peaks earlier this month. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries , which saw yields dip after the infrastructure bill announcement, were last at 1.4901%, up from a close of 1.487% on Thursday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) rose 1%, and Chinese blue chips (.CSI300) rallied 1.63%. Spot gold was up 0.39% at $1,782.58 an ounce, on track for its first weekly rise in four.
Persons: Lucas Jackson, Joe Biden, Biden, Sebastien Galy, Germany's DAX, Eddie Cheng, Bonds, Cheng, Drew Horter, BofA, Michael Hartnett, Sterling, Ritvik Carvalho, Andrew Galbraith, Tom Westbrook, Ana Nicolaci da Costa, Kim Coghill, Timothy Heritage Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, U.S, Nordea Asset Management, Nasdaq, Wells Fargo Asset Management, . West Texas, Brent, Federal Reserve, Tactical Fund, Bank of England, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, Wells Fargo, Cincinnati, Asia, Pacific, Japan, London, Shanghai, Singapore
Deepak Chhugani was in pretty much the same position with his startup, Nuvocargo. Forager and Nuvocargo are focused on helping truck freight cross the US-Mexico border, work that entails lots of scrutiny, paperwork, and compliance. In 2019, more than 6.5 million truck containers hauling goods worth $772 billion crossed the border. Truck border crossings in Laredo, Texas — by far the busiest crossing — dropped 23% in April 2020 compared to 2019. The trucking market tightened, supply chains frayed, and the sorts of goods crossing the border looked very different.
Persons: Robinson, Matt Silver, Deepak Chhugani, CH Robinson, Coyote, couldn't, Nuvocargo, Chhugani, hadn't, Forager, they're, Silver Organizations: Coyote Logistics, Redwood Logistics, , Convoy Locations: Mexico, United States, Laredo , Texas, Laredo
Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
Live Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a migrant processing center in El Paso during her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office. Vice President Kamala Harris departed Joint Base Andrews for a trip to El Paso on Friday. Along with Ms. Escobar, Ms. Harris is traveling with Senator Dick Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been involved in past attempts at bipartisan immigration reform. Ms. Harris is also traveling with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. Greg Abbott of Texas days after Ms. Harris visits.
Persons: Will, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Base Andrews, Jacquelyn Martin, Veronica Escobar, , We’ve, , Ms, Escobar, Dick Durbin, Alejandro N, Sanders, Lester Holt, Donald J, Trump, Greg Abbott, Trump’s, Mr, Abbott, Rohini Kosoglu, Rachel, Nev, Roger Kisby, Marco Rubio, Chris Impey, Impey, Mick West, West, ’ that’s Organizations: Mexico, Base, ., Associated Press, Customs, Protection, U.S, Democrat, El, Committee, U.S . Customs, El Paso Processing Center, NBC, Gov, Walmart, House Republicans, Mr, ” Intelligence, The New York Times, Navy, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Congress, Pentagon, University of Arizona Locations: U.S, El Paso, Mexico, Mexico City, Guatemala, Europe, Texas, United States, United States of America, Area, Russia, China, Marco Rubio of Florida, U.F.O
Many of the places cruise ships go rely heavily on tourism to survive, and they haven't had much business in more than a year. Some money-saving dealsEven though there's reduced capacity and high demand, cruise lines are enticing people with sales and promotions. Cleaner shipsCDC guidelines require enhanced cleaning procedures, but some cruise lines are going even further. Faust points out that this is a way for cruise lines to discreetly do contact tracing, should something go wrong. In April, the state had sued the CDC, demanding that it allow cruise lines to immediately resume sailing from U.S. ports.
Persons: Gene Sloan, Guy, Sloan, Michael Bayley, There's, Chris Gray Faust, Lisa McGregor, McGregor, you'll, Anne Scully, waitlists, Gray Faust, Pauline Frommer, They're, Faust, They've, Bob Simpson, hasn't, Covid Organizations: Royal, NBC, Disney, Cruise, CDC, Caribbean's, butlers, Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises, Lindblad Expeditions, Abercrombie & Kent Locations: U.S, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, Royal Caribbean, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bahamas, Texas, Viking, Galveston, Caribbean
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; spending on equipment strong
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Lucia Mutikani | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
While the goods trade deficit widened last month, that was because of an increase in imports as businesses desperately try to keep up with robust demand. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 411,000 for the week ended June 19, the Labor Department said. STRONG GROWTHFederal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Tuesday that he believed the economy would see strong job creation in the fall. Strong demand and tight supply are forcing businesses to turn to imports, boosting the trade deficit. In a third report, the Commerce Department said the goods trade deficit increased 2.8% to $88.1 billion in May.
Persons: Amira Karaoud, Chris Rupkey, Daniel Silver, Jerome Powell, Veronica Clark, Lucia Mutikani, Paul Simao Organizations: REUTERS, Labor Department, Reuters, Democratic, JPMorgan, Treasury, Commerce Department, Citigroup, Thomson Locations: Louisville, U.S, WASHINGTON, New York, Pennsylvania, California , Florida, Illinois, Iowa , Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana
A 16-year-old was shot and killed Wednesday after a fight outside of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in Texas, authorities said. The victim was shot about 7 p.m. CT in the parking lot shortly after the park closed, according to Arlington Deputy Police Chief Christopher Cook. An off-duty police officer was at the park when he heard cars honking and saw a group of six to eight people fighting in the parking lot, Cook said. All of the exits in the parking lot were shut down as other officers arrived at the scene. "Officers detained subjects and are working to determine if they are involved," the police department said in a tweet.
Persons: Christopher Cook ., Cook, Simmons Organizations: Arlington Deputy Police, Arlington Police Locations: Texas, Hurricane Harbor
Kid & Coe is one of a new breed of short-term rental sites targeting travelers who have found that established sites like Airbnb don’t always reflect their needs. “We realized discrimination was a problem...and wanted to offer a solution,” said Stefan Grant, who created Noirbnb in 2016 after neighbors called the police on him at an Atlanta Airbnb the year before and his social media posts about it went viral. “We wanted to eliminate that—travel is nerve-racking enough.”Like Noirbnb and FabStayz, the Austin, Texas-based Golightly has “a mission of safety” as its motto. As Ms. O’Connell sees it, the problem lies in renting from total strangers. “I want people to know each other—that’s an element of protection,” said Ms. O’Connell.
Persons: JAMIE DEKLIN, , , Coe, Deklin, Stefan Grant, Grant, Robert Geller, Superhost, Geller, Victoria O’Connell, O’Connell Locations: New York, Atlanta, Florida, Austin , Texas
AUSTIN, Texas—A freeway overpass shaded Elizabeth Contreras’s tent from the hot Texas sun, five years into a stretch of on-and-off homelessness that began when her husband left her, she said. Austin Police Officer Rosie Perez stopped by the tent last week with a written warning for Ms. Contreras: Within weeks, she would need to be gone. Police officers are beginning to enforce new city and statewide bans on public camping, after a two-year battle over Austin homeless policies. Amid a growth boom that accelerated the city’s affordability crisis, homelessness has increased and local shelters are mostly full. “You guys are asking ‘Where do I go?’ and I don’t have an answer for you,” Ms. Perez told Ms. Contreras.
Persons: Rosie Perez, Contreras, , Ms, Perez, Organizations: Austin Police, Police, , Homelessness Coalition, Austin City Locations: AUSTIN, Texas, Austin, West Coast
AUSTIN, Texas—A freeway overpass shaded Elizabeth Contreras’s tent from the hot Texas sun, five years into a stretch of on-and-off homelessness that began when her husband left her, she said. Austin Police Officer Rosie Perez stopped by the tent last week with a written warning for Ms. Contreras: Within weeks, she would need to be gone. Police officers are beginning to enforce new city and statewide bans on public camping, after a two-year battle over Austin homeless policies. Amid a growth boom that accelerated the city’s affordability crisis, homelessness has increased and local shelters are mostly full. “You guys are asking ‘Where do I go?’ and I don’t have an answer for you,” Ms. Perez told Ms. Contreras.
Persons: Rosie Perez, Contreras, , Ms, Perez, Organizations: Austin Police, Police, , Homelessness Coalition, Austin City Locations: AUSTIN, Texas, Austin, West Coast
Regional Package Carriers Join the E-Commerce Rush
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Jennifer Smith | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Regional parcel carriers are expanding their reach as surging e-commerce demand fills up capacity at the national carriers and retailers seek fast, cheaper ways to ship packages to customers’ homes. LSO, which serves Texas and Oklahoma, is planning a five-state expansion in early September to provide e-commerce and ground parcel delivery in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. PREVIEWLSO says shippers have been urging the company to extend its geographic coverage since e-commerce volumes surged during pandemic lockdowns. “Now supply is starting to increase because more carriers are coming into the market,” she said. “The market is so big and it’s grown so much, their growth doesn’t take away market share from UPS, FedEx and the Postal Service,” Mr. Jindel said.
Persons: Richard Metzler, “ What’s, Mr, Metzler, , , Josh Dinneen, ” Mr, Dinneen, Hannah Testani, Satish Jindel, Jindel, Jennifer Smith Organizations: Austin, LaserShip Inc, Shipping, United Parcel Service Inc, FedEx Corp, FedEx, UPS, , District of Columbia, Intelligent Audit, ShipMatrix Inc, Postal Service Locations: Tex, Eastern U.S, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana , Arkansas , Missouri , Illinois, Kansas, ” Vienna, Va, Tennessee, Mississippi
To be sure, more people have died from Covid-19 this year than in all of 2020, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. More than 2 million people have died as a result of Covid so far this year. Robert Gauthier | Los Angeles Times | Getty ImagesMississippi and Texas both lifted all Covid restrictions in March with Texas Gov. In the global scramble for Covid-19 vaccines, high-income countries, predictably, have sought to secure stocks for their own populations first. The Covid variant first identified in India is thought to be on track to become the dominant strain of the disease worldwide.
Persons: Kevin Mazur, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Reggie Jackson, Robert Gauthier, Greg Abbott, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Stephen Donnelly, Donnelly, Ghebreyesus, Christopher Black, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Covid, Tedros, Dr, Michael Baker, Joe Biden's, Sinopharm, TANG CHHIN SOTHY, Scott Gottlieb Organizations: Foo Fighters, Garden, World Health Organization, New York Gov, Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers, NBA Western, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, Texas Gov, for Disease Control, Ireland's, Newstalk, WHO, National Institute of Allergy, Reuters WHO, University of Otago, Wellington , New Zealand, CNBC, World Trade Organization, AFP, Getty, FDA Locations: Madison, New York City, U.S, China, Covid, California, New York, Getty Images Mississippi, Texas, India, United States, Africa, Asia, Geneva, Switzerland, Germany, Wellington , New, EU, Brazil, Phnom Penh, Americas
Oil gains as draw in U.S. crude stocks reinforces outlook for robust demand
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Oil prices gained for a second day on Thursday after a bigger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude and gasoline stocks confirmed outlook for robust fuel demand and on doubts about the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could end U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude exports. Brent crude futures rose 8 cents, or 0.1%, to $75.27 a barrel by 0453 GMT, after increasing 0.5% on Wednesday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures climbed 9 cents, or 0.1%, to $73.17 a barrel, after rising 0.3% on Wednesday. U.S. gasoline stocks fell by 2.9 million barrels in the week, against analysts' expectations for an 833,000-barrel rise. "Behind the Thursday's rally is also a view that there are still gaps in the talks over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal," said Hiroyuki Kikukawa, general manager of research at Nissan Securities.
Persons: Edward Moya, Tetsu Emori, Brent, Hiroyuki Kikukawa, Kikukawa Organizations: Brent, . U.S . West Texas, U.S . Energy, Administration, Emori Fund Management Inc, of, Petroleum, Nissan Securities, United, Washington Locations: Iran, ., Asia, U.S, OPEC, United States
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