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CNN —Authorities in the city of Moscow are offering a record signing-on bonus for new recruits to fight in Ukraine, in the latest sign of a scramble to boost Russian troop numbers. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin introduced the one-time signing bonus of 1.9 million rubles (about $22,000) for city residents who join the military, according to a statement on Tuesday. Putin initially ordered an immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens in September 2022 following a string of defeats that caused recriminations in Moscow. Russia has recruited as many as 15,000 Nepalis to fight its war in Ukraine, with many of them left traumatized, while an unknown number remain missing or possibly dead. A Nepali soldier who spoke to CNN said Afghan, Indian, Congolese and Egyptian recruits were among those being trained in Russia’s military academies for foreign fighters.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Sergey Sobyanin, Putin, recriminations Organizations: CNN, Authorities, Moscow, Congress, Ukrainian, Kremlin Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, Kharkiv, Russia, Indian
CNN —At least five workers have died in an explosion and fire at a tequila factory in Mexico, local authorities said. Two others were injured in the disaster, at a Casa Cuervo distillery in the town of Tequila, Jalisco state. Casa Cuervo is the world’s largest producer of the Mexican spirit, according to its website, encompassing the Jose Cuervo and Tequila 1800 brands, among others. In a statement, Casa Cuervo said it was assisting authorities with their investigation and would reinforce security controls at its facilities. An area is damaged following an explosion at a Jose Cuervo tequila plant, in Tequila, Jalisco state, Mexico on July 23, 2024.
Persons: Casa Cuervo, Jose Cuervo, Alfonso Magallanes Organizations: CNN, Tequila, JAL Civil Protection, US Department of Agriculture Locations: Mexico, Casa Cuervo, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico’s, United States
Read previewIt didn't take long for Vice President Kamala Harris to be hit with a barrage of sexist and racist attacks after President Joe Biden endorsed her for the presidential run. Harris is also facing a barrage of sexist attacksThe GOP is baselessly accusing Harris of sleeping her way to the top. JD Vance says women who haven’t given birth like Kamala Harris are “childless cat ladies who are miserable at their own lives,” and have “no direct stake” in America. Although Hillary Clinton also bore the brunt of sexist attacks as a female presidential candidate in 2016, the experts told BI that Harris is going to have it much worse. Representatives for Harris did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.
Persons: , Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Harris, Tim Burchett, Tennessee, Glenn Grothman, @KathrynMerckTV, Paul Ingrassia, Ingrassia, she's, @DrJohnEastman, Kamala, NpgtQxaCOG, Trump, Laura Loomer, Loomer, Willie Brown, Everything, 803lsgsdW1, Brown, Montel Williams, Williams, X, Megyn Kelly, Kelly, — Megyn Kelly, @megynkelly, JD Vance, 3DJY3pQTGe, Ron Filipkowski, Jackson Lahmeyer, Joe, HQMRnQ52Fy — Jackson, Thomas Hollihan, Costas Panagopoulos, Panagopoulos, Hillary Clinton, Jonathan Aronson, Hillary, Hollihan, Clinton Organizations: Service, Biden, GOP, Business, CNN, Monday, DEI, Democratic Party, DC, Reuters, Fox News, Pastors, USC Annenberg, Northeastern University, Business Insider Locations: Black, Wisconsin, Oakland , California, San Francisco, California, America, American
Deodorant, shampoo and underwear are all under lock and key in many stores in California. Retail clerks are often told to ignore shoplifters, after a handful of store employees who confronted thieves were assaulted or killed. Video clips of smash-and-grab crews snatching armloads of merchandise have gone viral. Californians of all political stripes have become fed up with the problems plaguing supermarkets and retail stores, not to mention car break-ins and open-air drug use. Now the state’s lawmakers and voters are weighing what to do.
Organizations: London Breed Locations: California, San Francisco
CNN —The Greek Islands, known for their idyllic towns, rugged landscapes and sun-baked beaches, are in the grip of a serious crisis. “They combine lack of water resources — shallow aquifers, rare rivers or dams — with a tremendous rise in water demand during summer,” he told CNN. Kottakis blamed the crisis on Leros on a failure to maintain the island’s two desalination units, which are both in disrepair. Tourism is “unsustainable and zero-planned,” which is leading to a tremendous rise in water demand, said Mylopoulos, the university professor. Multiple wildfires raged and at least six tourists, including British TV presenter and doctor Michael Moseley and an American tourist, died as high temperatures scorched the Greek islands.
Persons: , Dimitris Lianos, Lianos, what’s, Stelios Misinas, Nikitas Mylopoulos, Kostas Lagouvardos, Panagiotis, Krontiras, ” Kottakis, Timotheos Kottakis, Kottakis, Mylopoulos, Michael Moseley, Vassilis Psomas, ” Krontiras, ” CNN’s Allison Chinchar, Brandon Miller, Sara Tonks Organizations: CNN, Reuters, University of Thessaly, National Observatory of, Farmers, Greek Navy Locations: Crete, Kefalonia, Naxos, Prokopios, Greece, Cycaldes, , National Observatory of Athens, Panagiotis Krontiras, Tinos, , Lagouvardos, British, American, Sofiko, Corinth, Greece's Peloponnese
CNN —Rudy Giuliani’s trip to Milwaukee for last week’s Republican National Convention was bankrolled by the media platform started by “My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell, Giuliani’s lawyer told a bankruptcy court that is scrutinizing the former New York City mayor’s finances. Lindell told CNN on Tuesday that Giuliani is an employee of the media company, but declined to say how much he was being paid for the job, which he said started July 1. Judge Sean Lane of the federal bankruptcy court in White Plains, New York, is expected to issue a ruling any day on how to move forward. Lindell told CNN on Tuesday that he paid for Giuliani’s travel because the former New York mayor was hired on July 1 as a host for Lindell’s right-wing broadcast platform, FrankSpeech TV. Giuliani said he had “no regrets at all” about how he treated Moss and Freeman during the 2020 election.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani’s, , Guy, Mike Lindell, Giuliani’s, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Lindell, Ruby Freeman, Shaye Moss, Sean Lane, ” Lindell, “ It’s, “ We’ve, ” Giuliani, Frank Speech, Gary C, Fischoff, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Moss, Biden ”, Hunter Biden, ” “ They’re, Collins, Freeman, Organizations: CNN, Republican National Convention, New, Lindell, RNC, Trump Locations: Milwaukee, New York City, Georgia, Palm Beach , Florida, White Plains , New York, New York
But now it has to retool to elect Kamala Harris, who’s a Black and South Asian woman in the year 2024,” said one aide at campaign headquarters. Never have the people on what was, until Sunday afternoon, the very small core team around Harris felt so popular. That, they know, has to change immediately, but will happen as Harris’ staff is asked to step in. Retaining hard fought Harris equilibriumLike Biden, Harris doesn’t have a history of running great or well-functioning campaigns, whether that was her Senate race in 2016 or her 2020 presidential run that didn’t even survive until December of 2019. So at least for now, the campaign staff are trying to hold to a line that deputy campaign manager and digital outreach specialist Rob Flaherty used on a call Monday afternoon that senior staff held.
Persons: CNN —, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Harris, retool, who’s, , Biden, Mike Donilon, didn’t, Steve Ricchetti, Bruce Reed, Anita Dunn, “ It’s, Trump, Jeff Zients, , Harris ’, Tony West, Rahm Emanuel —, Bill Clinton, Japan —, Emanuel, , David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s, Plouffe, Donald Trump, Jen O’Malley Dillon, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, O’Malley Dillon, Quentin Fulks, Joe, ” Harris, it’s, Harris doesn’t, flay, Hillary Clinton’s, Megan Jones, Kirsten Allen, Sheila Nix, Brian Fallon, ruefully, Rob Flaherty, ” Flaherty Organizations: CNN, American, White House, Democratic, Wing, White, Justice Department, House Democratic, Chicago, Naval, West Wing, House Locations: Harris, Japan, doesn’t, Washington, Wilmington
CNN —A 500-acre fire in Riverside, California, that has burned homes and caused $10 million in damage was sparked by fireworks, according to local officials. The Hawarden Fire, which started Sunday, has destroyed six homes and damaged seven others, officials said. “In just over 24 hours, a moment of fireworks has an estimated cost of over $11 million. The blaze destroyed six homes in Riverside, California, officials said. As much as 90% of wildfires are started by humans, according to the group.
Persons: Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, ” Lock Dawson, , Dawson, Jon Putman, CNN’s Raja Razek Organizations: CNN, Riverside Mayor, , National Interagency Fire Center, Western Fire Chiefs Association Locations: Riverside , California, Hawarden, Oregon, California, Air, Riverside, Utah, Northern California, Southern California
Rome CNN —Two people were killed and at least 13 injured Tuesday when an elevated walkway collapsed in a condemned Italian slum notorious for its links to organized criminal groups. The Italian Fire Brigade said a 29-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were killed in the collapse at the Le Vele housing slum in the Neapolitan suburb of Scampia. More than 800 people were living as squatters in the apartment complex at the time, including 300 children, according to the fire brigade. The housing complex, built in the 1970s and 1980s, originally consisted of four apartment buildings shaped like sails (“vele”) joined by elevated walkways. After the order to clear the complex in 2020, the local municipality launched a redevelopment project to house those still living at La Vele.
Persons: Rome, Roberto Saviano’s “, Gaetano Manfredi, ” Manfredi, Giorgia Meloni, Organizations: Rome CNN, Italian Fire Brigade, Le, Camorra Locations: Neapolitan, Scampia, La, Italian
Opening Ceremony like no-otherThe Opening Ceremony of the Paris Olympics is set to take place on July 26 and will be the first ever held on a river. For years, French officials had boasted that some 600,000 people would attend the Opening Ceremony, but that number has been slashed due to safety concerns. He said a “strictly controlled” zone alongside the banks of the river will be closed off before the Opening Ceremony and anyone entering into it would be checked. The Opening Ceremony will be held alongside the banks of the River Seine. The Stade de France is where track and field events and Rugby Sevens matches will take place at the Paris Olympics.
Persons: Gérald Darmanin, Darmanin, Nicolas Nordman, , Gonzalo Fuentes, Nordman, Denis, Dale Buckner, ” Buckner, ” Darmanin, , Eric Chasboeuf, Thomas Padilla, “ I’ve, ” Chasboeuf, Buckner Organizations: CNN, Summer, Games, Palestinian, Atlanta Games, Reuters, Paris, Paris Mayor, Olympic, Stade de France, Rugby Sevens, Global Locations: Paris, France, Saint
Mr. Menendez’s decision to quit months before the end of his third term will likely allow Democrats to avoid a potentially ugly intraparty fight at a highly fraught political moment. New Jersey’s Democratic governor, Philip D. Murphy, is expected to appoint a replacement who would serve until January. Mr. Menendez, 70, has insisted that he is innocent and vowed to appeal the guilty verdict. The decision, first reported by The New Jersey Globe, was described by four people familiar with Mr. Menendez’s remarks who were not authorized to discuss them publicly. One of them said Mr. Menendez planned to step down on Aug. 20 and could announce the decision publicly as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
Persons: Robert Menendez, Philip D, Murphy, Mr, Menendez, Menendez’s Organizations: Robert Menendez of New, Democratic, Senate Foreign Relations, The New, The New Jersey Globe Locations: Robert Menendez of, Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Union City, N.J, Washington, The New Jersey
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewAs dozens of Democratic party leaders are throwing their weight behind Kamala Harris to take over the presidential ticket, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg says they should slow their roll. AdvertisementBut in the midst of widespread support for Harris, Bloomberg isn't the only one going against the grain to suggest a lengthier nomination process. Some Democrats have called for a mini-primary, which would allow potential Harris challengers to make their case ahead of an open convention in August. Sen. Joe Manchin, seen by some as a possible rival to Harris, ruled out running himself, but also said Democrats shouldn't rush to rally around a candidate.
Persons: , Kamala Harris, Mike Bloomberg, Bloomberg —, Joe Biden, Harris, Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio, Jim Clyburn —, Sen, Joe Manchin, shouldn't, Trump, Donald Trump's Organizations: Service, Democratic, New York City, Bloomberg, Republican, Business, Democrats, Rep Locations: New York, Chicago, Alexandria, Cortez
Venice, Italy CNN —Venice officials have hailed a temporary entrance fee to the city a success, as they experiment with measures aimed at controlling the number of people who come to visit. A 29-day €5 reservation entrance fee and reservation experiment, which began on April 25 and ran on selected days until July 14, brought in €2,425,310 (around $2.64 million), according to Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro. The city initially expected to collect around €700,000 (about $762,163) when the plan was introduced, the mayor had said in April. Gondola rides are one of the unique Venice attractions that have tourists flooding the city year-round. The entrance fee officially ended July 14, but the mayor’s office said they will now determine if they should reinstate it during busy times of the year.
Persons: Italy CNN —, Luigi Brugnaro, ” Brugnaro, Marco Bertorello, haven’t, , Simone Venturini, Brugnaro Organizations: Italy CNN, Italy CNN — Venice, Getty, CNN, Redeemer Locations: Venice, Italy, , AFP, Singapore
CNN —With President Joe Biden’s support unleashing a flood of endorsements from many prominent Democrats across the country, Kamala Harris has emerged as the favorite to take his place as the party’s nominee for president. The campaign formally amended filings with the Federal Election Commission to rename its principal committee and declare Harris a candidate for president. Cooper previously waved off speculation that he might be on the shortlist for vice presidential nominees if Biden steps aside and Harris becomes the nominee. “Are you at least open to the possibility of being a running mate to Vice President Harris?,” Beshear was asked on MSNBC Monday morning. “I’m not going anywhere.”Whitmer, first elected governor in 2018, emerged as a prominent executive during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Kamala Harris, Harris, Biden, Roy Cooper, Josh Shapiro, Arizona Sen, Mark Kelly, Jeff Zeleny, Shapiro, , Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Corey Comperatore, Trump, “ Corey, Corey, ” Shapiro, ” Roy Cooper, , Cooper, ” Cooper, Mark Kelly Arizona Sen, Gabby Giffords, Kelly, Katie Hobbs, Andy Beshear, Beshear, ” Beshear, He’s, Steve Beshear, J.B, J.B . Pritzker, Pritzker, Wade, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, Pete Buttigieg, It’s, Buttigieg, Mike Pence, Vance, Bill Maher ”, ” Vance, ” Buttigieg, Gretchen Whitmer, “ I’m, ” Whitmer, Whitmer, She’s, That’s, Abby Phillip, who’s, ” Gavin Newsom California, Gavin Newsom, Ron DeSantis, X, Donald Trump’s, @KamalaHarris, Newsom, CNN’s Tami Luhby, Ethan Cohen, Jasmine Wright, Devan Cole, Gregory Krieg, Edward, Isaac Dovere, Dan Merica Organizations: CNN, Democratic, Federal, Commission, Democratic National Convention, North Carolina Gov, Arizona, Democrats, ” CNN, ” Roy Cooper North Carolina Gov, Republicans, Republican, Biden, North Carolina House of, North, Democratic Party, MSNBC, Senate, GOP, Affordable, Pritzker, Pritzker Illinois Gov, South, Chicago Mayor, White, Transportation Department, Fox News, Yale Law School, Harvard, Trump Republican, Gov, Detroit News, Trump, Golden, Electoral College Locations: Chicago, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Butler , Pennsylvania, America, North Carolina, Raleigh, Andy Beshear Kentucky, Bluegrass, Kentucky, Pritzker Illinois, Midwest, South Bend , Indiana, Afghanistan, East Palestine , Ohio, Michigan, Covid, Napa, San Francisco
Energized Democrats quickly consolidate around Harris
  + stars: | 2024-07-22 | by ( Eric Bradner | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +9 min
Democratic congressional leaders had remained quiet so far — but there were signs that could soon change. Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark and California Rep. Pete Aguilar, the second- and third-ranking House Democrats, endorsed Harris on Monday morning. The Clintons, in a statement Sunday, endorsed Harris; Obama did not, deferring to the party’s process. In those phone calls, Harris made clear that while she was grateful for Biden’s endorsement, she planned to earn the Democratic nomination in her own right. Longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile said that she was in the process of gathering delegates to support Harris.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Harris, Lauren Hitt, , West Virginia Sen, Joe Manchin, Andy Beshear, North Carolina’s Roy Cooper, California’s Gavin Newsom, Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro, South Carolina —, Ohio Sen, Sherrod Brown, Massachusetts Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio, Katherine Clark, Pete Aguilar, Joe Biden’s, Biden, She’d, Harris —, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Amos Brown III, — Harris ’, , , Harris ’, Donna Brazile, ” Brazile, Muriel Bowser, Joyce Beatty, Jasmine Crockett, Manchin, ” Manchin, Eric Adams, ” Adams, jockeying, Beshear, JD Vance, JD Vance ain’t, ” Beshear, Vance, “ JD Vance, ’ ” Beshear, isn’t, ” Cooper, I’m, Ebony Davis, Aaron Pellish, MJ Lee, DJ Judd, Eva McKend Organizations: CNN, Democratic Party, Democratic, West Virginia, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Teachers, Convention, South Carolina, New York Rep, Massachusetts, California Rep, Howard University, Congressional, Texas Rep, Democratic National Convention, CBS News, New York, New York City Democratic, MSNBC, Republican, North Carolina Locations: North, Tennessee, North Carolina, South, Ohio, Massachusetts, Alexandria, Cortez, California, Washington, DC, Chicago, West Virginia, New York City, Kentucky
The Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce $4.3 billion in funding on Monday afternoon for 25 new projects proposed by states, tribes, local governments and territories to tackle climate change. The funding could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 971 million metric tons by 2050, or roughly the emissions of five million homes over 25 years, according to the agency. Among the jurisdictions that will get funding, Nebraska will receive $307 million to reduce agricultural waste and enhance energy efficiency in homes and buildings. Pennsylvania will get $396 million to reduce industrial pollution and create about 6,000 jobs,. Ms. Baird said the funds could reduce Lincoln’s greenhouse gas emissions by 77 percent by 2050.
Persons: , Leirion Gaylor Baird, Ms, Baird Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency, Lincoln, Nebraska Locations: Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Lincoln, Neb, Southern California, Michigan, Alaska
For decades, Kamala Harris has been bolstered by a tight-knit group of female donors who rose up with her in Democratic politics. Quickly and quietly, her biggest supporters worked to rally support around her, creating enough momentum to effectively stamp out any opposition. On Sunday, when Mr. Biden announced his exit from the race and endorsed Vice President Harris, all the behind-the-scenes maneuvering appeared to pay off. The nation’s highest-ranking female officeholder, Ms. Harris rapidly picked up pivotal endorsements without attracting a single serious challenger. And while some major Democratic donors remained on the hunt for a non-Harris candidate on Monday, their efforts were appearing increasingly futile by the hour.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Money, Harris —, Michael R, Reed Hastings, Vinod Khosla —, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Democratic, Bloomberg, New, Silicon Locations: New York
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailKamala Harris has a 'strong resume' and would encourage a younger generation, Marc Morial saysMarc Morial, National Urban League president and former New Orleans mayor, discusses how Kamala Harris' resume may help her presidential bid.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Marc Morial Organizations: National Urban League, New Locations: New Orleans
A judge halted a St. Louis basic income program after a lawsuit called it unconstitutional. The city planned about $220,000 in payments before it was blocked. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA basic income program designed to help the poorest residents in St. Louis will have to hold off on payments after a judge sided with conservatives who called the program "unconstitutional" in a lawsuit. Two residents — Greg Tumlin and Frank Hale — filed the lawsuit against the city in June, challenging a program that would have given 540 low-income families payments of $500 a month.
Persons: Louis, Tishaura Jones, , Greg Tumlin, Frank Hale — Organizations: Missouri, Service, Business Locations: St
Timeline: How the CrowdStrike outage unfolded
  + stars: | 2024-07-20 | by ( Eva Rothenberg | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +10 min
Washington, DC, public transportation services — including trains and buses — begin experiencing delays, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. At 5:30 a.m., US cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike tells customers that it was “aware of reports of crashes” of its software on Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a company advisory viewed by CNN. Australian lenders ANZ and Westpac were also impacted, according to Downdetector, a website that tracks cyber outages. Other states also report impacts to their driving services, including Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. CrowdStrike would take steps “to prevent anything like this from happening again,” according to a statement on the company’s website.
Persons: Ted Wheeler, they’re, We’re, Charlotte, Biden, Joe Biden, George Kurtz, , Brigham, Dana, Blood, Andrea Cefarelli, Jenny Ficenec, , Kurtz, CrowdStrike Organizations: New, New York CNN, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, FAA, Allegiant Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Microsoft, CNN, CrowdStrike’s, Fortune, White, National Security, Global, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank, Bank of Israel, ANZ, Westpac, ASB Bank . Portland, Emergency, Dispatch, United Airlines, Air Lines, Hartsfield Jackson International, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, , Miami International Airport, Customs, Border, Alaska State Troopers, Phoenix Police Department, Computer, Police, Rescue, Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Homeland Security, CrowdStrike, Social, US Department of Justice, UPS, FedEx, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Vehicle, Mass, Penn Medicine, Northwell, Emory Healthcare, Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Provincial Health Services Authority, New York Blood Center, Northeast, Centers of America, Assurance Locations: New York, Alaska, Arizona, Delta, United, Washington, DC, New York City, North, Georgia, North Carolina , Texas, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Boston, British Columbia, New, Northeast United States, North Carolina, Virginia
CNN —Residents in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar staged a rare protest on Saturday over electricity cuts and water supply interruptions due to a power grid failure amid record-high temperatures. Angry residents gathered on the streets near residential buildings shouting “Give me light,” after experiencing power cuts for several days, videos posted on social media show. Work to repair the accident is underway and residents are being supplied with drinking water, the city’s mayor Evgeny Naumov said Saturday. The power cuts came as the city is experiencing unusually high temperatures and on Friday a daily record was set for the fourth day in a row, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The government has introduced war censorship laws that can result in severe punishment, including imprisonment, for discrediting the military.
Persons: Evgeny Naumov, Krasnodar Governor Veniamin Kondratyev, Kondratyev, , ” Kondratyev Organizations: CNN, Residents, TASS, Rostov Nuclear Locations: Russian, Krasnodar, Krasnodar Governor, Rostov, Russia, Ukraine
All flights were grounded for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Allegiant Airlines on Friday. Meanwhile, thousands of companies around the world are struggling with payment processing after the outage brought down systems across a wide range of businesses. Airlines, banks, TV channels and other businesses were disrupted worldwide on Friday following a major computer systems outage linked to an update on an antivirus program. In addition to hospitals, blood donation centers have experienced challenges and are altering blood shipment methods due to flight delays. The Social Security Administration closed its local offices to the public on Friday after the outage shut down numerous services.
Persons: , , Kiah Hampton, Hampton, Jennifer Small, ” Small, Ty Kelley, “ I’m, Miya Haney, Dave DeWalt, George Kurtz, ” Kurtz, Etienne Laurent, Kim Brown, ” Brown, Laura Topete, ” Topete, Ted Wheeler, Kathy Hochul Organizations: CNN, Microsoft, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Airlines, Atlanta’s Hartsfield, Jackson International Airport, ” Spirit Airlines, Shipping, UPS, FedEx, Marriott International, Hilton, McAfee, Infrastructure Security Agency, Delta Airlines, Getty, Kaiser Permanente, Health, Hospital Medical, Epic Systems, US Department of Health, Human Services, York Blood Center, Angeles, Superior Court, Department, , United States Customs, Border Protection, CBP, Social Security Administration, US Department of Justice Locations: United States, Los Angeles, ” New Jersey, Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Alaska, Phoenix, New York City, Texas , Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Airlines, Kaiser, San Jose , California, Portland , Oregon, Southern California, San Diego County, Arizona, Maricopa County, New York
The autumn of 2021 delivered a shock to the state of Texas. More than 9,000 migrants crossed the border on a September day into the town of Del Rio and huddled in a tent camp under a bridge. Thousands more came later that week from countries all over the world, challenging the town’s ability to handle them. The following spring, Texas opened a new frontier of its own. Washington’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, suggested that many of the migrants had been “tricked” into riding the buses by the Texas governor, Greg Abbott.
Persons: Muriel Bowser, , , Greg Abbott Organizations: Station, Washington , D.C, state’s Division, Emergency Management, Washington’s Locations: Texas, Del Rio, Washington ,, Eagle Pass , Texas
The Iran-backed Houthi militia claimed responsibility for a drone attack in central Tel Aviv that crashed into a building near the U.S. consulate early Friday, killing at least one person. No alarms were activated in the attack, the Israeli military said earlier in a statement. The Israeli military official said it was possible that the country’s defense systems had registered the drone but misidentified it. Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv, said the city was on heightened alert. The man was found in his apartment and had shrapnel injuries, the Tel Aviv police said in a statement.
Persons: Yahya Sarea, Ron Huldai, , Zaki Heller, Roee Klein, Witnesses, Matthew Mpoke Bigg, Aaron Boxerman, Ronen Bergman Organizations: Tel, Hamas, Tel Aviv police Locations: Iran, Tel Aviv, U.S, Yemen, Israel, Red, Lebanon, Gaza
Can New York City Ever Win Its War Against Rats?
  + stars: | 2024-07-19 | by ( Ginia Bellafante | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +2 min
What do rats do in heat waves? As temperatures have continued to stifle all will, and the humidity level has been Bangkok-in-a-thunderstorm-percent high, I raised the question with Kathleen Corradi, New York City’s first dedicated rat czar. The specific target of her enmity is the improbably named Norway rat, the dominant species in the city. Rats are mammals, Ms. Corradi pointed out, and they find oppressively warm weather as enervating as we do. A happy rat is reproducing at a rate that science says we cannot exterminate our way out of.”
Persons: Kathleen Corradi, Eric Adams, Corradi, , Organizations: Silk, Bloomberg Locations: Bangkok, Kathleen Corradi , New York, Norway, Scandinavia, Oslo, New York, York, Calgary, Alberta Province
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