White House press secretary Jen Psaki deployed some sarcasm when pressed on the hurdles Americans face in getting rapid, at-home coronavirus tests.Reporter: 'Why not just make them free?' »
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.
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, they catapulted the United States into World War II in one swift stroke, removing from the international playing field the bulk of the American fleet, which had been strategically moved to Pearl Harbor only 18 months prior by President Franklin Roosevelt. The damage to Pearl Harbor and the surrounding area was astounding. The Japanese hit Pearl Harbor, located on Oahu, Hawaii, just after 8 a.m. The entire attack lasted a mere 75 minutes.
(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 the company's 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. Kellogg also said there was no further bargaining scheduled and it had no plans to meet with the union.
People who have previously had Covid or been vaccinated have far less protection against omicron than they do for other variants, according to the first data of its kind. Scientists from South Africa grew live samples of the omicron variant and performed lab experiments to see if, and how, omicron was affected by antibodies in blood samples from 12 people who had been vaccinated. The world has been waiting for these neutralising studies to gauge how pre-existing immunity from both vaccination and prior infection will hold up against omicron.
Last week in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, defense attorney Jeff Pagliuca made a show of remembering to respect an alleged victim's request for anonymity. Judge Alison Nathan broke in with a reminder to not say Jane's real name out loud. Pagliuca told the judge not to worry.
Then, @angel.edge95 stated that locating the tracking device may not be possible because there was a chance that law enforcement or Apple Support wouldn't be able to assist without the device's serial number. After, she received a second “unknown accessory” message. In the comments of her video, @angel.edge95 said she's working with law enforcement to resolve the problem and noted that they didn't want her to share an update just yet.
When it comes to picking out a camper, you usually have to decide whether to prioritize capability or comfort—that is, unless you're eyeing Stone Offroad Design's latest model. The German shop—which goes by SOD for short—has just unveiled a heavily modified camper called the Rise 4×4. The company's new creation is rugged enough to tackle nearly any terrain you can find, but also so well-appointed that you'll forget you're roughing it, no matter how far you've traveled from civilization.
Oglesby had been on the run from fraud charges in Arkansas when she turned up in Mountain View, Mo. in 2016 with her 24-year-old daughter, Lauren Asleigh Hays' birth certificate, which she used to get a Social Security card and driver's license, according to police. The following year, Oglesby began attending classes at Southwest Baptist University in Mountain View, paying for it with around $17,000 in federal student loans and grants she received using Hays' identity.
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.
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.
Mark Meadows said Trump was "despondent" when the Supreme Court tossed out Texas' election lawsuit. The suit was a brazen and dubious bid by Texas to throw the 2020 election to Trump. "Can you believe this?" Trump said after the court struck down the suit, per Meadows' memoir.
An “investor presentation” the company recently filed with the Securities and Exchange commission is provoking guffaws among business analysts, with laughable evasions and barely any business strategy. It does feel like every public action by this company is designed give the impression that it is a joke,” Bloomberg analyst Matt Levine wrote on Dec. 7. The oddest part of the TMTG presentation is the “technology team” listed on Slide 21.
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.
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.
A man's newly purchased couch was carted out to the yard over the weekend — after he realized a large snake was coiled inside the padding. The disturbing discovery was made Saturday, Dec. 4, at Clearwater's Marilyn Pines Condominiums and the homeowner resorted to calling the police. It was “a call you don't see every day,” the Clearwater Police Department wrote on Facebook.
Prosecutors in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial have presented previously unseen photos linking the socialite to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence to show their closeness came as a third accuser testified that Ms Maxwell, 59, set up paid "massages" for Epstein that turned sexual. Ms Maxwell is accused of grooming underage girls for abuse between 1994 and 2004.
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.
Psaki was asked during her daily press briefing by Fox News' Jacqui Heinrich to weigh in on comments by Ocasio-Cortez, who cast doubt on the existence of mass smash-and-grab robberies, and Lightfoot, who appeared to place part of the blame on retailers for not better protecting their merchandise. "We don't agree," Psaki responded bluntly, adding that the Biden administration has been working with the Justice Department and FBI in providing resources to boost local police departments. "We have seen some of these extremely disturbing videos showing retail theft," Psaki continued.
Mark Meadows wrote in his new book that Trump was "mortified" after the Capitol insurrection. Trump was ultimately booted off most major social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. Former President Donald Trump was "mortified" in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, Trump's former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, wrote in his new book.
The Omicron variant has been detected in 17 U.S. states, less than two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) named it a variant of concern. "This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning," it said in a statement, before reminding people to follow known COVID-19 mitigation strategies like getting vaccinated against the virus, avoiding crowded spaces, trying to practice physical distancing and wearing well-fitting masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also warning about Omicron, noting that "we don't yet know how easily it spreads, the severity of illness it causes or how well available vaccines and medications work against it."
The U.S. flight demonstration squadron will perform its first show of the season March 11 in El Centro, California, where the team trains during the winter. As is tradition, the final show of the season will take place in Pensacola. That show, named the Homecoming Air Show, is scheduled to take place Nov. 3 and 4 at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Jussie Smollett testified Monday at his criminal trial over accusations that he staged a hate crime against himself. Jussie Smollett took the witness stand on Monday at his criminal trial over accusations that he staged a hate crime against himself to gain publicity, saying that he previously did drugs and "made out" at a bathhouse with one of the men authorities say he hired to attack him. The 39-year-old ex-"Empire" actor testified in his own defense on day five of the high-profile trial in an attempt to demonstrate that he was actually a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in the early morning hours of January 29, 2019.
KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said his armed forces were capable of fighting off any Russian attack, as the country marked its national army day with a display of U.S. armoured vehicles and patrol boats. U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged his "unwavering support" to Ukraine in its standoff with Moscow and will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to try to defuse the crisis. Zelenskiy is set to speak to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday.
“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.”