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One person was wounded in a shooting Friday at a Tacoma, Washington, mall that subsequently closed its doors to Black Friday shopping for the night, authorities said. Gunfire was reported at Tacoma Mall at 7:08 p.m., according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. One person was hospitalized with serious injuries, Tacoma police said. The shooting is at least the second to happen in a mall in the U.S. on the busy Black Friday shopping day. In Durham, North Carolina, three people, including a 10-year-old, were wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon at The Streets at Southpoint.
Persons: Durham Organizations: Tacoma Mall, Sheriff's Department, Tacoma, NBC, Seattle, Durham police Locations: Tacoma , Washington, Tacoma, Pierce, , U.S, Durham , North Carolina, Southpoint
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai addresses the Geneva Graduate Institute on the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the global economy and U.S. policy priorities ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland October 14, 2021. The cancellation also clouds U.S. demands for a WTO intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and curbs to fishery subsidies. "My vision for WTO reform is that WTO members come to Geneva or wherever it is that they might convene and bring their honest selves," Tai said. Members should "be prepared to fight for the vision of the WTO that" they want. In the fishery subsidies negotiations, Tai is pushing a U.S. proposal to ban subsidies for fishing fleets that use forced labor, including an explicit recognition that it is a problem.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Denis Balibouse WASHINGTON, Tai, Ngozi, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden, She's, Wendy Cutler, Joe Biden, Jamieson Greer, Greer, Iweala, David Lawder, Emma Farge, Philip Blenkinsop, Andrea Shalal, Paul Simao, Leslie Adler Organizations: Trade, Geneva, Institute, World Trade Organization, Conference, REUTERS, . Trade, WTO, U.S, Asia Society Policy Institute, May, Biden, King & Spalding, European Union, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, United States, Washington, U.S, India, South Africa, Britain
REUTERS/Brian SnyderWASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines (DAL.N)and United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Friday they do not plan any changes to their South Africa-U.S. routes after the White House said it plans to impose new travel curbs on southern Africa starting Monday amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant. Delta and United are the only U.S. passenger carriers that have direct flights to southern Africa. Amid this rapidly evolving situation, it is critical that U.S. government decisions regarding international travel restrictions and requirements be rooted in science." United currently operates five flights per week between Newark and Johannesburg and reiterated Friday it plans to restart service between Newark and Cape Town on Dec. 1 as scheduled. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterReporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Brian Snyder WASHINGTON, David Shepardson, Chris Reese Organizations: Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Logan International Airport, REUTERS, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Delta, U.S, White, Airlines for America, Cape Town, Thomson Locations: Boston , Massachusetts, U.S, South Africa, Africa, Johannesburg, Atlanta, United States, Newark, Cape
Republican lawmaker Boebert apologizes for anti-Muslim slur
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Ilhan Omar. Boebert is part of a group of Republican House lawmakers who say they are staunch supporters of Trump, and who frequently attack their own Congress colleagues with slurs and insults. Omar said on Twitter the event described by Boebert in the video never happened, and that "Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized." She called on House Republican leader Kevin McCarty and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take "appropriate action." "Leader McCarthy and the entire House Republican leadership's repeated failure to condemn inflammatory and bigoted rhetoric from members of their conference is outrageous," they said.
Persons: Lauren Boebert, Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, Omar, Boebert, Kevin McCarty, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Boebert's, McCarthy, Republican leadership's, Steve Holland, Heather Timmons, Sam Holmes Organizations: Caucus, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Republican, Democratic, Twitter, Trump, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Colorado
These acquisitions are gradually giving Beijing a potential stranglehold on global shipping — with profound military as well as commercial implications. Yet China, having accumulated this unprecedented stake in global shipping and commerce, and its power and profits present ominous possibilities for the future. Five years ago, China, through Cosco, purchased a controlling stake in the Port of Piraeus on Greece’s largest harbor — Europe’s seventh largest. In September, Cosco also took a major stake in the container operator at the port in Hamburg, Germany’s largest. The consequences of doing nothing as China continues to penetrate the world’s ports and shipping are potentially catastrophic.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, , Kostas Fragogiannis, Cosco Organizations: U.S, Washington, Naval, China’s Offshore Shipping Company, U.S . Naval, California Gov, Los Angeles Mayor, Pentagon, U.S . Africa Command, European Union, ASEAN, African Locations: America’s, China, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Seattle, Beijing, California, West, U.S, Cosco, Port, Piraeus, Greece’s, Europe, Asia, Hamburg, Germany’s, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
WASHINGTON — As Congress prepares for yet another showdown over the debt ceiling, long-term solutions for addressing what has become an increasingly partisan issue are re-emerging. The U.S. narrowly avoided default in October after Republicans refused to vote for a debt limit increase. The debt ceiling limits how much the government can borrow to pay its bills. Abolish the debt ceilingRep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., reintroduced a measure in February that would abolish the debt limit. Yarmuth said he believed it would have a better chance than the bill abolishing the debt limit.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Brendan Boyle, James Clyburn of, , John Yarmuth, it's, ” Yarmuth, Boyle, , ” Yellen, Steny Hoyer, Treasury Yarmuth, Yarmuth, Nancy Pelosi, Hoyer, Mitch McConnell, Shai Akabas, Yellen, “ I’m, Lloyd Austin, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Schumer Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Treasury, Center, Federal Reserve, CNBC, Social Security, Defense, Republican, Democrats Locations: James Clyburn of South Carolina, Ky
WASHINGTON—GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized to Muslims on Friday for a joke casting Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar as a possible suicide bomber that drew heavy criticism, with the top Republican in the House stepping in to try to tamp down the controversy. Relations between the two parties have become increasingly contentious in the past year. Last week the Democratic-led House censuredRep. Paul Gosar (R., Ariz.) over a violent anime-style video that depicted the murder of a Democratic colleague.
Persons: Lauren Boebert, Ilhan Omar, censuredRep, Paul Gosar Organizations: GOP, Republican, Democratic Locations: WASHINGTON
A delegation of mostly Democratic lawmakers arrived in Taiwan for a two-day trip, marking the second Congressional visit in roughly two weeks at a time of rising tension between Beijing and Washington over the democratically self-ruled island. The five-member delegation landed in Taipei Thursday evening ahead of meetings Friday with senior Taiwanese officials on issues including U.S.-Taiwan relations and regional security, according to statements from Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry and the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto U.S. embassy on the island.
Organizations: Democratic, ., Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry, American Institute, U.S Locations: Taiwan, Beijing, Washington, Taipei
Global fund manager surveys this month still identify inflation as the biggest 'tail risk', far more than China's stability, COVID-19 or asset bubbles. US long-term yield curve flattensGoogle Trends chart on worldwide 'inflation' searches'DEMOGRAPHIC VORTEX'But one mega trend that still cools talk of overheating ahead is ageing demographics and falling per capita incomes, which the pandemic likely accelerated rather than reversed. "The Global Demographic Vortex", a recent report by U.S. economist Eric Basmajian grabbed attention in financial markets. Basmajian showed that the 20-year rolling change in the U.S. age-dependency ratio - workers as a share of retirees and children - explained almost all of the long-term inflation trends of the past 50 years. Whether you are a believer or not, 2022 may prove to be the year when we find out.
Persons: Joe Biden, Eric Basmajian, Albert Edwards, Charles Goodhart, Manoj Pradhan, Mike Dolan, Alexander Smith Organizations: Global, U.S, Washington's Brookings, Generale, Fathom Consulting, reuters.com Register Bank of America, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Berlin, Beijing, China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Britain, United States, U.S
Ms. Crews, 39, did not respond to an interview request. “Officer Crews has maintained she did not intend to shoot Ashley Hall,” her lawyer, Travis Noble, said in a statement. Soon after the shooting, Mr. Bell contacted the restorative justice program in Washington, D.C., which the city’s attorney general, Karl A. Racine, established in 2017. Seema Gajwani, who leads the program, agreed to facilitate the moderation between Ms. Hall and Ms. Crews. “This is an example accomplishing the ideal, which is healing and justice,” Mr. Bell said in an interview.
Persons: Crews, Ashley Hall, , Travis Noble, Mr, Bell, Hall’s, Karl A ., Seema Gajwani, ” Mr, ” Ms, Gajwani, Heydari, John Jay Organizations: St, Attorney’s, Washington , D.C, Institute for Innovation, John, John Jay College of Criminal Locations: Louis County, Washington ,, Karl A . Racine
China claims Taiwan as its own and has been warning the US to stop engaging with the island nation. China is obstinate that Taiwan is part of the country, whereas Taiwan, which has been self-governing for decades, is fiercely opposed to the idea. In late October, President Joe Biden appeared to suggest that the US would defend Taiwan from an attack by China. China opposes "any official interaction between the US and China's Taiwan region," Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said Wednesday. On Monday, China said it would punish any companies that support Taiwan independence or Taiwanese companies on the mainland.
Persons: Elissa Slotkin, Mark Takano, Sara Jacobs, Nancy Mace, Colin Allred, Takano, Jacobs, Allred, Mace, Slotkin, Ceng Shou Yi, Joe Biden, Biden, Xi Jinping, Zhu Fenglian, Tsai Ing Organizations: Service, Rep, Veterans ' Affairs Committee, Reuters, Republican, Embassy, NBC News, US Air Force, Getty, Taiwan Affairs Office, Taiwan Locations: Taiwan, DC, China, Washington ,, US, Taiwan Straits, Taipei, People's Republic of China, Washington , DC
Former President Trump has a Mt Rushmore sculpture in his office with his face on it. Trump in 2020 denied reports that his team had asked about adding his face to the real Mt Rushmore. See all newslettersFormer President Donald Trump keeps a sculpture in his office showing an altered Mount Rushmore which includes his face alongside other presidents, new photos show. Kristi Noem in 2020 at an Independence Day event at the real Mount Rushmore. Trump last August denied reports that his team had asked about adding his likeness to Mount Rushmore, but added that it sounded like a good idea.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Kristi Noem, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Kyle Rittenhouse —, Trump's, — ProperGander Stephen Simpson, Lee Heuning, Sherri Treeby, Rittenhouse, Mount Rushmore Organizations: Trump, Mar, South Dakota Gov, Facebook, South Dakota Standard, Daily Locations: Lincoln
REUTERS/Elizabeth FrantzWASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Top U.S. infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday that a ban on flights from southern Africa was a possibility and the United States was rushing to gather data on the new COVID-19 variant. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterThe World Health Organization (WHO), however, has cautioned against hasty measures and South Africa said a British ban on flights seemed rushed. "There is always the possibility of doing what the UK has done, namely block travel from South Africa and related countries," Fauci said in an interview on CNN. Fauci said U.S. scientists would speak with South African counterparts on Friday about the new variant, called B.1.1.529, which has raised concern about its transmissibility and whether it might evade immune responses. He added that there was no indication that the new variant was already in the United States.
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Fauci, Chris Gallagher, Brendan O'Brien, Timothy Heritage, Toby Chopra Organizations: White, Health, Education, Labor, REUTERS, Global, European Union, Health Organization, WHO, CNN, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Africa, United States, South Africa
Amazon chartered its own ships, built up Amazon Air, and hired 150,000 seasonal workers. The retailer is one of many to take extra steps to move goods in time for holiday shopping season. The smaller ports allow the company to avoid backlogs at the nation's largest port that can add as much as two months to a shipment's delivery time. Earlier this fall, the retail giant hired 150,000 seasonal workers to work in their warehouses, compensating for the surge in consumer demand. "At Amazon, preparation for the holiday season begins on January 1," the company said in a blog post.
Persons: We've, they'll, Read Organizations: Amazon, Bloomberg, Service, Port, Walmart, Home Depot, Ikea Locations: Asia, Houston, Everett, Washington
The U.S. will speak Friday with scientists from South Africa to "get the facts" on the emerging, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant detected there in a small number of samples, White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN's "New Day." Reviewing South Africa's research will help the U.S. better understand whether the novel B.1.1.529 variant can evade the antibody protection against the virus provided by vaccines and previous infection, Fauci said. Fauci emphasized that the U.S. is in "very active communication" with South African scientists, and is working to get the molecular makeup of the variant in order to conduct lab tests. B.1.1.529 contains even more mutations than the world's most dominant Covid strain, the highly transmissible delta variant. The variant features roughly 50 mutations, according to data presented by the South Africa Department of Health at a media briefing Friday.
Persons: Anthony Fauci, White, CNN's, Fauci, 1.1.529, Covid Organizations: White, Health, Education, Labor, White House, South Africa Department of Health Locations: Washington, U.S, South Africa, Europe, Asia, Africa, Belgium, Botswana, Israel
He also said Milley should be tried for treason for calling his Chinese counterpart to avert a US-China war. "I never had even a thought of going to war with China, other than the war I was winning, which was on TRADE," Trump added. Trump first suggested Milley should be tried for treason in September, shortly after "Peril" was released. Trump personally sat down with Woodward for a series of interviews for his second book about the Trump era, titled, "Rage." In his statement, Trump went on to say the US has been taken over by "Scammers and Hoaxsters, and we have to take it back."
Persons: Trump, Mark Milley, Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Woodward, Costa, Donald Trump, , Robert Costa's, Con, Milley, Li Zuocheng, Paul Nakasone, Li, Gina Haspel, Carl Bernstein's, Richard Nixon's, Scammers Organizations: Service, Washington, Democratic, Republican Locations: China, Russia, Iran, United States, Woodward
Anthony Scaramucci runs investment company SkyBridge Capital. The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAnthony Scaramucci said Friday's brutal selloff is a buying opportunity for stocks and crypto. Friday's brutal market sell-off is a buying opportunity for both stocks and crypto assets, Anthony Scaramucci of investment firm SkyBridge Capital said on CNBC. "If the Fed is not tapering, this is a buying opportunity," he said, referring to the central bank cutting back on monthly asset purchases. The Skybridge Capital boss added that he sees the situation as a "mini March of 2020."
Persons: Anthony Scaramucci, Stocks, Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital, Donald Trump's, CNBC's, Bitcoin, Jon Boyar's Organizations: SkyBridge Capital, Washington Post, SkyBridge, CNBC, Global, House, Federal Reserve, European Union Locations: South Africa
Since he was acquitted of homicide and other charges last Friday, Kyle Rittenhouse has said he wanted to stay out of politics, and that he was disturbed by how his case became politicized. Rittenhouse made the comments about politics and polarization on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show, which had a crew embedded with the Rittenhouse team during his trial. He has appeared alongside Republican operatives in photos, and he met with Donald Trump himself at the former president's private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. One key figure in Rittenhouse's post-acquittal life is Jillian Anderson, a former Fox News guest booker who once was a contestant on "The Bachelor." Anderson was photographed next to Rittenhouse at a Florida restaurant after he was acquitted.
Persons: Kyle Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse, Jacob Blake, Tucker Carlson's, Donald Trump, Jillian Anderson, Anderson, Carlson Organizations: Trump, Tucker Carlson's Fox, Republican, Fox News, Washington Football Team Locations: Kenosha , Wisconsin, Kenosha, Lago, Florida
People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. In addition to South Africa, the affected countries are Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. The decision came less than three weeks after the Biden administration lifted pandemic travel restrictions on visitors from more than 30 countries. The briefing came as other nations announced travel restrictions on southern Africa. The European Union and the U.K. travel restrictions Friday on southern Africa, even as Belgian officials announced that several cases of the omicron variant had already been identified there.
Persons: WASHINGTON –, Biden, Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci Organizations: International, WASHINGTON, Biden, White House, European Union, Belgian, World Health Organization, Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa, United States, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Africa, South America, South Africa's Gauteng
The US is set to restrict travel from eight countries on Monday because of a new coronavirus variant. The countries are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi, and Namibia, NBC News reported. The World Health Organization labeled Omicron a coronavirus "variant of concern" on Friday. See all newslettersThe US is planning to restrict travel from eight countries in southern Africa on Monday because of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, multiple outlets reported on Friday. Coronavirus cases in South Africa began to rise around the same time that the new variant was first detected.
Persons: Dr, Catherine Schuster, Bruce, Anthony Fauci, Becca Cohen, Aria Bendix Organizations: NBC News, World Health Organization, Omicron, Washington Post, AP, CNN, Associated Press, WHO Locations: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia, Africa, Hong Kong, Belgium
Vance, an ally of billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel and an advocate for Trump-style conservative populism, earned nearly $1 million in income in the runup to the launch of his campaign. Most of Vance's earnings came from his Thiel-backed venture capital firm and royalties from his bestselling memoir "Hillbilly Elegy," according to Vance's financial disclosure, which was reviewed by CNBC. A spokeswoman for Vance's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment on the newly released disclosure. Once received, we will file well within the 30-day period provided for in the rules," Taylor Van Kirk, Vance's spokeswoman, told CNBC last month. Last year, Vance made just over $400,000 in salary from his Ohio-based venture capital firm Narya Capital.
Persons: Vance, Rob Portman, J.D, Peter Thiel, Thiel, Taylor Van Kirk, Vance's, Sen, Marc Andreessen, Eric Schmidt, Scott Dorsey, Steve Case Organizations: Republican, Ohio U.S, Senate, Republican Ohio Senate, Trump, CNBC, Big Tech, U.S, Facebook, Narya Capital, Axios, Washington , D.C, AOL, Vance Enterprises LLC, Netflix Locations: Middletown , Ohio, Ohio, Washington ,
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCresset Capital CIO says he wouldn't read too much into the market sell-offChad Morganlander, Washington Crossing Advisors senior portfolio manager and Jack Ablin, Cresset Capital CIO join 'Closing Bell' to discuss the latest impact of the market sell-off. They also discuss what they are advising their clients to put their money during uncertain times.
Persons: Chad Morganlander, Jack Ablin Organizations: Washington Crossing Advisors, Cresset Capital Locations: Washington
U.S. President Joe Biden announces the nomination of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell for a second four-year term, and Federal Reserve board member Lael Brainard to serve as vice chair, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations meeting at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa. "The news about this new variant should make clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations," Biden said in a statement. "This news today reiterates the importance of moving on this (waiving intellectual property protections) quickly." Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterReporting by Nandita Bose, writing by Lucia Mutikani, editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard, Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Biden, Nandita Bose, Lucia Mutikani, Chris Reese Organizations: Federal, Federal Reserve, White, REUTERS, World Trade Organization, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, South Africa
"One way or another, he wants Ukraine neutralized," Fiona Hill, a top Russia expert, told Insider. See all newslettersFor the second time this year, there are serious concerns that Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. The world is on edge, with leaders in Washington and beyond contemplating what Russian President Vladimir Putin will do next. "There is a major risk of Russian military activity in Ukraine in the next few months. This came after the Kremlin in September warned that NATO expanding military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross Putin's "red lines."
Persons: Fiona Hill, Vladimir Putin, Putin's, Antony Blinken, Putin, Ivo Daalder, Daalder, Trump, You've, Hill, Sergei Malgavko, Steven Pifer, Pifer, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Karen Donfried, Kuznetsov, Mikhail Svetlov, We're, Putin —, , Russia aren't, underscoring, Russia isn't Organizations: NATO, National Security Council, Ukraine, Kremlin, Russia, Alliance, Friday, Associated Press, Reuters, Putin, Russian Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Ukraine's, Washington, Georgia, Crimea, Donbass, Europe, Putin Russian, Sevastopol, Russia's, Moscow, Soviet, Russian
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the only two US airlines impacted by new travel restrictions to southern Africa. Both airlines fly non-stop between the US and Johannesburg, South Africa, with United planning to also fly to Cape Town, South Africa starting December 1. Flights to South Africa were temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but both airlines resumed flying in 2021. United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are currently the only American airlines serving South Africa, from where travel will be restricted from November 29. Flights only resumed in 2021 well after South Africa reopened its borders to international visitors.
Persons: , Delta Organizations: Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Service, United Airlines, United, Cape Town, Atlanta -, Delta, Airbus, Boeing, Biden, Qatar Airways, Emirates, African Airways, Centers for Disease Control Locations: Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, Cape Town , South Africa, United, South Africa's, Cape, Delta, Atlanta, Atlanta - Johannesburg, Newark, Washington, Accra, Ghana, Lagos, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia
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