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Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The five-year agreement was made when Cook made visits to China in 2016 to quash a host of regulatory action against the company, the report said, citing interviews and internal Apple documents. Cook lobbied Chinese officials, who believed the company was not contributing enough to the local economy, and signed the agreement with a Chinese government agency, making concessions to Beijing and winning key legal exemptions, the report added.
Allan Ali and his newborn-holding partner, Kamia Hoilett, had a negative interaction with a flight attendant Sunday on Philly-bound plane. A Black family traveling with a newborn baby was kicked off an American Airlines flight on Sunday as they headed home to Philadelphia from Charlotte, North Carolina. As seen in a now-viral video, Allan Ali and his partner, Kamia Hoilett, were asked to leave a Sunday afternoon flight before departure after a brief, negative interaction with a white male passenger and a white female flight attendant.
A man accused of racially profiling a Black worker in a Tennessee parking garage with his white mom has been charged with assault after a video of the altercation went viral on social media, the Nashville Metro police said. According to an arrest warrant filed Dec. 2, Edward Brennan took a swing at Johnny Martinez, who was checking cars for parking permits in the Nashville garage, after his mom called the police because Martinez refused to show them identification. Martinez told The Daily Beast that he was working in the River House apartment building's parking garage on the evening of Nov. 27, when he saw the white mother and son monitoring him.
The roommate has to wake up at 5 a.m. for three months due to her schedule. Because of this, she banned her housemates from using the kitchen after 6:30 p.m.
Meet Lauren and Solomon. And, although the kidney stone looks enormous in the video, it actually measured five millimeters (which FYI is still big for a kidney stone!). "Five millimeters may not seem big, but when it's a jagged rock making its way through your ureters and then out the urethra, it sure does feel big," Solomon said.
The heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Princess Amalia, was expected to quietly celebrate her 18th birthday at home on Tuesday, in line with the country's coronavirus lockdown rules and the tradition of the Netherlands' low-key monarchy. The occasion means that Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander, is now in theory ready to succeed her father as head of state. However Amalia, formally known as the Princess of Orange, said in an approved biography published last month that while she is committed to a life in service of her country, she is not quite ready to begin just yet and would ask for her mother Queen Maxima to act as for a time if for any reason Willem-Alexander had to step down soon.
I think probably because he was in the same clothes every single day that they used that as a weapon,” Fritchley's mother Debbey told WKRN. She said Fritchley loved doing laundry though. He was told because he didn't necessarily have a religion and that he said he was gay that he was going to go to Hell.
An FBI agent testified at Ghislaine Maxwell's trial about a July 2019 search of Jeffrey Epstein's Manhattan home. She said agents sawed open a safe and found diamonds, jewelry, CDs, and hard drives inside. Epstein kept CDs filled with photos in other places of the house as well, the agent said.
An Amazon delivery driver is drawing all sorts of praise after a customer captured his “hysterical” encounter with her husband. The exchange, captured on a Ring doorbell camera, comes courtesy of a TikTok user named @Stephanielerin. With holiday shopping season in full swing, TikTok has been flush with popular clips involving delivery drivers and their customers.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Saturday shared an image that shows two bobcats camouflaged in a wintry landscape, and asked its Facebook followers: “There are two bobcats in this snapshot from Lincoln County! Can you find both? It's probably not so much a matter of if viewers will spot both bobcats, but how long it will take them.
California Rep. Devin Nunes' decision not to run for re-election to head former President Donald Trump's new social media venture is the perfect summation of the state of the Republican Party. This would only make sense in a climate where a Twitter and talk show provocateur like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — who has been stripped of all her committee assignments — is better known than every ranking Republican with the possible exception of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Nunes is in line to chair the House Ways and Means Committee following an election in which Republicans are heavily favored, and it is practically the house style of every political publication to append the adjective "powerful" to the tax-writing committee.
Kellogg Co said on Tuesday a majority of its U.S. cereal plant workers have voted against a new five-year contract, forcing it to hire permanent replacements as employees extend a strike that started more than two months ago. Temporary replacements have already been working at its cereal plants in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee where 1,400 union members went on strike on Oct. 5 as their contracts expired and talks over payment and benefits stalled. Union members have said the proposed two-tier system, in which transitional employees get lesser pay and benefits compared to longer tenured workers would take power away from union by removing the cap on how many lower tier employees it could have.
A high schooler has been arrested after he allegedly caused a classmate's serious injuries in a planned attack at a party, Texas cops say. The arrest of 17-year-old Reid Mitchell follows the Dec. 3 attack of Cole Hagan, whose brother said will likely never play football again because of his injuries, KTRK reported. Hagan suffered two skull fractures and a broken clavicle in the assault, which occurred in the Houston suburb of Lake Jackson, according to KTRK.
Hospital staff in Spain held a Christmas party, and 68 ICU nurses later tested positive for COVID-19. Everyone had presented a negative antigen test or had a booster COVID-19 shot, Reuters reported. At least 68 ICU nurses at a Spanish hospital tested positive for COVID-19 after they went to their hospital's Christmas party, according to multiple reports.
(Reuters) -Kellogg Co said on Tuesday a majority of its U.S. cereal plant workers have voted against a new five-year contract, forcing it to hire permanent replacements as employees extend a strike that started more than two months ago. Temporary replacements have already been working at its cereal plants in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee where 1,400 union members went on strike on Oct. 5 as their contracts expired and talks over payment and benefits stalled. "While certainly not the result we had hoped for, we must take the necessary steps to ensure business continuity," Kellogg said in a statement.
Heather Graham is looking extra fit in her latest Instagram snaps. Right before the premiere of her latest film, The Last Son, the 51-year-old actress posted an IG photo dump that included several pics of herself wearing a sequined minidress—and wow, her legs are fierce AF! To stay in shape, Heather is majorly into yoga: "For fun, I would go on a yoga retreat and do four hours of yoga a day," she said.
David Letterman wasted no time in ripping former President Donald Trump at the rejuvenated Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, Deadline reported. The annual Washington arts and culture event, which was repeatedly snubbed by Trump, and delayed and downscaled by the pandemic, was presided over by President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Tonight, it is quite nice, very nice, to see the presidential box once again being occupied,” Letterman said to cheers that turned into a standing ovation for Biden.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt has agreed to turn over $70 million worth of stolen antiquities and will be subject to an unprecedented lifetime ban on acquiring antiquities, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday. In return, Steinhardt, a philanthropist who is chair of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and co-founder of Birthright Israel, an organization that sends young Jews on free trips to Israel, will not face criminal charges for acquiring pieces that were illegally smuggled out of 11 countries including Egypt, Greece, Israel, Syria and Turkey, prosecutors said.
Jordan Turpin didn't know which part of the street was for walking. "I was actually on the road, because I didn't know about the sidewalks," the 21-year-old told ABC News' Diana Sawyer in a July interview that aired Nov. 19 on 20/20 about the day she escaped and called 911. "Out there" was beyond the confines of her family's home in Perris, a city of roughly 79,000 in Southern California's Inland Empire, where Jordan and her 12 siblings were imprisoned by their own parents, some of them chained to their beds and all starved and physically abused, as well as denied age-appropriate education, regular bathing, medical treatment and basically every other form of inherent liberty.
Wood said she ramped up her home security after she accused Manson of abuse, DailyMail.com reported. The actress said it prompted her to move from Los Angeles to Nashville, DailyMail.com reported. Evan Rachel Wood said she installed bulletproof windows, steel doors, and a security fence around her Los Angeles home because she was afraid her former fiancé, the singer Marilyn Manson, would attack her family after she accused him of abuse, DailyMail.com reported, citing legal documents it had obtained.
At first, Henry Bridger II supported Kshama Sawant, Seattle's combative socialist city councilmember. A liberal voter in one of the most liberal neighborhoods in an extremely liberal city, he liked her fresh outlook and support for a $15 minimum wage. Seven years later, Bridger is leading an effort to recall Sawant.
The December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the US into World War II. Tuesday is the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed 2,400 civilians and sailors, wounded nearly 1,200 Americans, and damaged or destroyed 19 naval vessels and 328 aircraft. Stories abound of young men joining up after Pearl Harbor.
The only rover on the “dark side” of the Moon—the side of the Moon permanently facing away from Earth—has eyed something peculiar. On the lunar horizon, the Chinese rover, Yutu 2, has spotted a prominent “mystery hut” object. And while it's most likely a hunk of lunar rock… We're personally not ready to rule out an IRL 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”