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A photo claiming to show a diver in front of a massive underwater flag located at a Pearl Harbor Memorial site in Hawaii is miscaptioned. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial site (here) is home to the USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, and the USS Utah memorials. The USS Arizona (here) and the USS Utah (www.ussutah1941.org/) have remained submerged since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Oil still leaks from the Arizona and is visible in photos from the National Park Service here and here . According to a spokesperson for the National Park Service, the underwater flag photo was not taken at the Pearl Harbor site.
Persons: Emily Pruitt, Hoyt S, Vandenberg, vandenberg, Joseph Weatherby, Weatherby, USNS Vandenberg, Read Organizations: Pearl, Pearl Harbor, USS, Smithsonian, National Park Service, Service, US Navy, CBC Radio, CBS, Florida Keys National, National Oceanic, Atmospheric, Vandenberg, World Trade, USNS, Reuters Locations: Hawaii, States, Pearl, USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS Utah, Pearl Harbor, Arizona, Miami, Florida
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St subdued at open with Fed meeting in focus
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
June 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes were largely unchanged at the open on Tuesday as investors awaited cues from the Federal Reserve this week about whether a recent jump in inflation would prompt a sooner-than-expected tapering in monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.35 points, or 0.01%, at the open to 34,397.10, the S&P 500 opened higher by 0.13 points, or 0.00%, at 4,255.28, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.51 points, or 0.05%, to 14,166.64 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
Persons: Shashank, Maju Samuel Organizations: Federal Reserve, Dow Jones, Nasdaq Locations: Bengaluru
(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) The benchmark S&P 500, the blue-chip Dow Jones and the tech-stocks focused Nasdaq have gained 13.3%, 12.3% and 10%, respectively so far this year, largely driven by optimism about an economic reopening. ET, Dow e-minis were up 17 points, or 0.05%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 4 points, or 0.09%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 10 points, or 0.07%. Drug developer Ocugen jumped nearly 20% as it prepares for potential commercial manufacturing of the Covaxin for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Halliburton Co, Occidental Petroleum Corp and Exxon Mobil added between 0.8% and 1.7% as oil prices hit multi-year highs on positive demand outlook.
Persons: Dow Jones, , Larry Adam, Raymond James, , Ocugen, Shashank, Maju Samuel Organizations: U.S, Dow, Nasdaq, Federal Reserve, Treasury, Dow e, Biogen Inc, Halliburton Co, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Exxon Mobil Locations: U.S, pare, Bengaluru
Social media users have made unfounded claims to cast doubt over the authenticity of the Duchess of Cambridge’s COVID-19 vaccination. Alongside a screenshot of a news report with the image, one Instagram user wrote: “A fake Kate Middleton getting ‘the jab’ from a doc with 1) no gloves on. Mazzalla, who is currently working on COVID-19 vaccine trials, added that it was also wrong to say the needle has a safety cap. It should be noted that COVID-19 vaccine solutions are transparent and the dose is miniscule, measuring less than one millilitre. The Duchess of Cambridge has received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Persons: Duchess, Cambridge’s, Kate, Kate Middleton, , Andrea Mazzella, Mazzalla, BioNTech, Nancy Pelosi, Read Organizations: London’s Science Museum, Reuters, World Health Organisation, WHO, Pfizer, Oxford, AstraZeneca, Moderna, US Locations: Cambridge
A former California congressman participated in the January 6 march to the Capitol that preceded the insurrection. Internet detectives identified Dana Rohrabacher in video footage from the scene earlier this month. Rohrabacher told the Portland Press Herald he discouraged his fellow protesters from entering the building. "I marched to protest, and I thought the election was fraudulent and it should be investigated, and I wanted to express that and be supportive of that demand," Rohrabacher told the Press Herald. In an interview with the Press Herald on Monday, Rohrabacher blamed the left-wing for the historic Capitol attack and its ongoing fallout.
Persons: Dana Rohrabacher, Rohrabacher, Trump Organizations: Portland Press Herald, Republican, Capitol, Press Herald, Press Locations: California, Russia, Maine, Lower West Plaza, Japan
In 2002, Congress passed an Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq. In 2020, the AUMF was cited by the Trump administration to justify killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. In a statement on Monday, the Biden administration announced support for legislation that would repeal the 2002 Authorization to Use Military Force Against Iraq. But it also noted that its support was made easier by the fact that no "ongoing military activities" rely "solely" on the 2002 AUMF. The 2002 AUMF has been a staple of the US-led global war on terror.
Persons: Trump, Qassem, George W, Bush, Barbara Lee, Biden, Lee —, Afghanistan —, AUMF, Barack Obama, Obama, Bashar al, Assad, Biden's, Lee Organizations: Military Force, Iraq, Monday, Congress, California Democrat, Force, White, Islamic State, Democratic Locations: Iranian, Baghdad, Iraq, California, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Vietnam
He was arrested alongside co-founder and producer Hanthar Nyein, a Myanmar national, as security forces raided their offices in early March. On Monday, Nathan Maung's lawyer Tin Zar Oo said charges against her client were dropped after the police chief withdrew the case. I think Nathan Maung got released because of a good cooperation between the embassy and the lawyers," she said. Though the charges against Nathan Maung were dropped, Hanthar Nyein remains in prison charged with spreading misinformation. Tin Zar Oo said Nathan Maung is "happy" to be released but it is bittersweet because his colleague Hanthar Nyein remains in prison.
Persons: Nathan Maung, , Hanthar Nyein, Danny Fenster, Fenster, Nathan Maung's, Tin Zar Oo, Zar, Nyein, Zar Oo, Gen, Min Aung, Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi, U Organizations: CNN Business, Kamayut Media, US State Department, US Embassy, State Department, Association for Political, ASEAN, Aung San Suu, Peace, U Win Locations: Myanmar, United States, Yangon, American, Washington, DC, Naypyidaw
COVID-19 cases are falling where most people are vaccinated, and vice versa, The Washington Post found. Vaccination rates are lower in southern US states. Coronavirus cases in the US are rising in areas that have lower vaccination rates, a Washington Post analysis found. Vaccination rates are lower in southern states, the data shows. The Post's analysis comes as the US edges near recording 600,000 COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Persons: Johnson, Johnson COVID Organizations: Washington Post, Centers for Disease Control, Post, Pfizer, Moderna, CDC Locations: Washington
Chicken wing suppliers have nearly doubled their prices, the owner of a Duff's Famous Wings in Buffalo, New York, told Fox. This is because chicken farms are struggling to find workers during the US labor shortage, he said. Chicken wings are getting much more expensive because farms are struggling to hire staff during a national labor shortage, a Buffalo, New York, restaurant owner told Fox Business Monday. Read more: How Starbucks is defying the labor shortage crisis with transformative perks, not cash teasers like McDonald'sThe labor shortage is hitting industries from hospitality to ride-hailing apps. As well as the labor shortage, soaring demand and the unprecedented winter storms in Texas have caused chicken prices to skyrocket.
Persons: Fox, Fryer, Greg Duell, they're, Neil Cavuto, Duell, I've, WIVB, It's, fryer, Louis Ribs, Insider's Ayelet Sheffey, Kevin Burke, Chipotle Organizations: Wings, Fox Business, Roosters, Dayton Daily News, Costco, US Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Capital Markets, Federal Reserve, of America Locations: Buffalo , New York, America, Texas, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire
Biden is reportedly expected to bring up Reed's case in his first meeting with Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced." Russian President Vladimir Putin has called a former US Marine who is imprisoned in Russia a "drunk" who "got himself s---faced and started a fight" in an interview ahead of his first summit with President Joe Biden. John Sullivan, the US ambassador to Russia, called the case against the 29-year-old "flimsy," and Reed's family have called on President Joe Biden to intervene. However, in an interview with NBC News aired on Monday, Putin said Reed's sentence was fair and labelled him a drunk.
Persons: Trevor Reed, Biden, Putin, Reed, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Trevor, John Sullivan, Antony Blinken, , It's, Anna Moneymaker, CNN's, Reed's, He's, Paula, Joey Reed, Jen Psaki, Sergey Lavrov, Blinken, Paul Whelan, Biden's, Ned Price, Donald Trump Organizations: NBC, Marine, NBC News, CNN, White House Press, Reuters, Russian, US Marine, Department Locations: Russia, Switzerland, Washington ,
London/Brussels (CNN Business) The United States and the European Union are poised to resolve a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, a move that could improve transatlantic relations as both sides seek to counter China's rising economic influence. The United States and the European Union are expected to announce a resolution of the dispute over government subsidies for the world's leading commercial plane makers during a summit in Brussels on Tuesday, according to a US official. EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai have scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m. The United States, European Union and United Kingdom agreed in March to suspend related tariffs worth billions of dollars for four months. The United States filed a similar claim that year over European subsidies to Airbus.
Persons: Valdis Dombrovskis, Katherine Tai, that's Organizations: CNN, European Union, Airbus, Boeing, EU, US Trade, World Trade Organization, United, Read Locations: Brussels, United States, United Kingdom
160-year-old corporate giant is getting a serious makeover
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Matt Egan | Cnn Business | Tim Ryan | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
That's why PwC, the 160-year-old accounting and consulting giant, is embarking on a serious makeover designed to help business leaders grapple with tomorrow's challenges. As sad as it makes me, we're going to be living in a polarized world for the next 10-plus years." 'The game is changing'The firm is also launching the PwC Trust Leadership Institute, which aims to help more than 10,000 business leaders make responsible decisions. The expectations on business leaders are going up and up, and the number of topics is getting broader," Ryan said. Asked what makes PwC uniquely qualified to train tomorrow's leaders, Ryan pointed to the firm's long history in financial reporting.
Persons: Tim Ryan, Ryan, PwC, we're Organizations: CNN, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CNN Business, Solutions, Leadership Institute, America, Trust, Securities and Exchange Commission Locations: York, United States
Jessica Bustle's Facebook posts about the riot were included in the criminal complaint. A Virginia woman who wrote at length about storming the Capitol in Facebook posts after the January 6 insurrection has taken a plea deal, along with her realtor husband. Jessica Bustle. One of Jessica Bustle's Facebook posts about the January 6 riot. Speaking in court on Monday, Jessica said the Facebook posts included in the criminal complaint only showed one side of her.
Persons: Joshua, Jessica, Jessica Bustle's, of Justice Joshua, Thomas Hogan, Hogan, I'm, Nabeel Kibria, Kibria Organizations: Capitol, of Justice, US, WUSA9 Prosecutors, Daily, Health, Department, Justice, The Washington Post, Post Locations: Virginia
Russian President Vladimir Putin compared his crackdown on domestic dissent with the US prosecution of rioters who attacked the Capitol on January 6, attempting to use American unrest to deflect criticism of his actions. The comments came in a provocative interview with NBC ahead of his summit with President Joe Biden on Wednesday. "They're facing — they're looking— they're— they're looking at jail time, between 15 and 25 years. The Russian president went on to say that protesters arrested in Russia had violated the law. Russia has sought to exploit the domestic divisions in the US highlighted by the Capitol riot ahead of the Wednesday summit between Biden and Putin in Geneva.
Persons: Russia's Vladimir Putin, Putin, Trump, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Keir Simmons, Alexander Navalny, who've, Navalny, Ashli Babbitt, , Simmons, Sergey Lavrov, Nancy Pelosi's Organizations: NBC, Capitol, Biden, Russian Locations: Russia, Russian, Geneva, Moscow
Amundi's Marco Pirondini told Insider he thinks regulation is coming for the crypto space. He said assets like bitcoin and etherum wouldn't play a bigger role in 10 years than they do today. "The world of these digital currencies that live outside the rule I think is coming to an end," he said. Luke Lloyd, an investment strategist at Strategic Wealth Partners, told Insider in February that while he thinks regulation around bitcoin specifically would spook investors in the near-term, it would be a positive longer-term. China has taken a hardline stance, banning banks from conducting business with bitcoin, silencing bitcoin social media influencers, and stopping bitcoin mining.
Persons: Amundi's Marco Pirondini, doesn't, etherum, Marco Pirondini, Pirondini, Pascale Blanque, Aya Kantorovich, It's, there's, Luke Lloyd, Lloyd Organizations: Amundi, , cryptocurrencies, Strategic Wealth Partners Locations: China, Washington, El Salvador
His case pending, he is running for the New Hampshire legislature to unseat Democrat Ann Kuster. In a TV interview Riddle learned Kuster sits in the US Congress, and he is in the wrong race. A man who was charged after bragging that he had guzzled wine during the Capitol riot is now running for office — but appears to have accidentally joined the wrong race. Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesBut Riddle is barred from entering Washington D.C. while his case is pending, the network reported.
Persons: Jason Riddle, Democrat Ann Kuster, Riddle, Kuster, NBC10, Ann, Katherine Underwood, Underwood, I've, Trump, Roberto Schmidt, hadn't, Donald Trump Organizations: Capitol, New, Democrat, US, Statehouse, Washington D.C, AFP, Getty, D.C Locations: New Hampshire, NBC10 Boston, Concord, Washington
Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. But both were less protective against the Delta variant, which is 60% more infectious. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is linked to an 85% higher risk of hospitalization, according to a new study from part of the UK. It is 60% more transmissible than the variant Alpha (B.1.1.7, first seen in the UK), which had been dominant in the UK but was fast supplanted by the Delta variant. The researchers looked at 19,543 confirmed infections, a little fewer than half of which were the Delta variant.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Antony Fauci Organizations: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, White House, Public Health, University of Edinburgh, Alpha Locations: Scotland, India, Public Health England, EAVE
US retail sales slid from record highs in May amid waning reopening boost
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Ben Winck | ) www.businessinsider.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
US retail sales fell more than expected in May as Americans settled into a new normal. The reading marks the largest decline since February, but sales still sit 28% higher from May 2020. US retail sales fell 1.3% in May, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. While sales sit lower than the previous total, they're still up 28% year-over-year. It also marked the largest one-month jump in retail sales in data going back to 1992.
Persons: they're Organizations: Census, Bloomberg
So US military planners sought to divide Iraqi forces with an attack from the south and a feint from the north. As the defender, the Iraqis had the advantage, so US planners sought to divide Iraqi forces with a feint from the north, which meant working with the semi-autonomous Kurds. They didn't know it at the time, but some of these CIA officers would stay on the ground for close to a year. As March 19, 2003 — d-day for the invasion — approached, Green Berets from the 10th Special Forces Group joined the CIA officers. The CIA paramilitary officers, Green Berets, and Delta Force operators showcased the strategic utility that special-operations forces can have, even in a conventional conflict.
Persons: Saddam Hussein, Saddam, JOSEPH BARRAK, Sam Faddis, , Ansar al, Al Qaeda, Patrick Barth, Ansar, Pete Blaber, Task Force Viking, Valor — Organizations: CIA, Green Berets, Delta Force, Boat Service, SBS, Task Force Viking, Republican Guard, Getty, 10th Special Forces Group, Green, Special Forces, Iraqi, US Army Green Berets, US Army Special, Command, 4th Infantry Division, US Army Special Operations Command, US, British SBS, Delta, Task Force, Force Viking, Valor Locations: Iraq, Bagdad, Kurdish, al, AFP, Kurdistan, Al, Ansar, Turkey, NATO, Romania, British, Kirkuk, Mosul, Tikrit
Compared to adults in countries like Germany and South Korea, US middle-aged adults fare even worse. Offering improved resources like paid leave, health insurance, and childcare could help. Deaths of despair and chronic pain among middle-aged adults have been increasing for the past decade. Today's middle-aged adults — ages 40 to 65 — report more daily stress and poorer physical health and psychological well-being, compared to middle-aged adults during the 1990s. Our study examined cohort differences in the health, wellbeing, and memory of US middle-aged adults and whether they differed from middle-aged adults in Australia, Germany, South Korea, and Mexico.
Persons: Midlife, Read, Will COVID, COVID, Biden's, Robert Wood Johnson, Frank J, Infurna Organizations: AARP, Employees, US, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Research, Arizona State University Locations: Germany, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, America, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom
Antivirus software exec John McAfee testified against his extradition to the US on Tuesday. In a Spanish court, McAfee claimed he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars if he was extradited, the AP reported. McAfee is wanted in Tennessee for tax-related charges for his alleged failure to disclose income. John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus software McAfee, testified in Spain on Tuesday to fight his extradition to the United States on tax-related criminal charges, the Associated Press reported. The 75-year-old argued that if extradited to the US, he would spend the rest of his life behind bars, according to the report.
Persons: John McAfee, McAfee, he'd, cryptocurrency Organizations: AP, McAfee, Associated Press, Prosecutors, Spanish National Court Locations: Tennessee, Spain, United States, Barcelona
The Department of Justice is trying to convince advertisers to report ad fraud to law enforcement as it steps up its pursuit of cybercrimes. It's hard to quantify the cost of ad fraud — where advertisers pay for online ads that actually go unseen — but estimates ranging from $6.5 billion to $19 billion annually, according to eMarketer. Advertisers are often reluctant to report ad fraud. If a fraud event happens, advertisers should contact law enforcement, stop using affected systems, and record internal investigations so they can be handed off to law enforcement. The interest comes as ad fraud is likely to increase, with fraudsters finding new opportunities in mobile and connected TV.
Persons: adverstisers, Cybercrime, John Lynch ,, Lynch, Mike Zaneis, We're, Hydra, Aleksandr Zhukov, incarcerate Zhukov, it's Organizations: Justice, US Department of Justice, Department, TAG, FBI, Secret Service, DoJ, Microsoft, Google Locations: United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Bulgaria
The Chinese navy is sailing its new destroyers in the South China Sea as its shipbuilding spree continues, state media reported. Chinese navy Type 052D destroyer No. Type 052D — or Luyang III-class as Nato calls it — was designed to match the US Navy Arleigh-Burke class destroyers. Besides Type 052D, the PLA navy has also planned for at least eight type 055 destroyers — two commissioned and six under construction. According to PLAN ship-naming rules, Type 052D and Type 055 vessels should be named after big cities, such as provincial capitals.
Persons: Yinchuan, Roy Issa, , Burke Organizations: 052D, People's Liberation Army Navy, PLAN, PLA Southern Theatre Command, Times, South China Morning, Getty, US Navy Arleigh, Aegis, PLA Locations: South China, South, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, Suzhou, Huainan, Hong Kong, Guangxi
Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger rejoined the company in February to turn around slowing growth. Based on visa data collected from Q1 2021, here's how much Intel pays tech workers. For years, the $234 billion chip giant Intel has experienced slowing revenue growth and shrinking margins. Enter Pat Gelsinger, a company veteran who left the top spot at VMware in February to step in as Intel's new CEO and try to turn the company around. To see what Intel pays its tech workers, Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers collected from the first quarter of 2021.
Persons: Pat Gelsinger Organizations: Intel, AMD, Taiwan Semiconductor, Nvidia, Apple, VMware, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Business, of Foreign Labor Locations: Arizona
The US death toll from COVID-19 has passed 600,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. But some vaccine hesitancy and procrastination is posing a threat to reaching herd immunity. The US reached a grim new milestone Tuesday: The nation's known death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 600,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. No other country has reported more COVID-19 deaths, and scientists say the true death toll is most likely higher than official reports. In any case, vaccine hesitancy has posed a challenge to reaching herd immunity in the US.
Persons: , Joe Biden, Johnson, hesitancy Organizations: Johns Hopkins University ., US, Johns Hopkins University, Centers for Disease Control, Pfizer, Gallup, COVID, NBC, Transpiration Locations: COVID, . New York
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