Weather and rain threaten New Year's celebrations on both coasts.
Weather and rain threaten New Year's celebrations on both coasts.
About 5,000 French bakers and other artisans in energy-guzzling fields, including butchery, dry-cleaning and carpentry, from all over the country marched in Paris last week, protesting against energy prices and requesting a tariff shield, said Pascal Wozniak, president of a collective for the survival of bakeries and craftsmanship, organizer of the rally. Wozniak runs a bakery in Lembeye, a city of around 800 people in southwestern France, where he's the only artisan establishment in a 12-mile radius, said he has laid off four employees since the start of the pandemic. Working with locally produced flour "Noste Pan," Wozniak was able to maintain prices at first, but with soaring energy prices "it was not even possible anymore, because even the farmers were impacted," he said.
Tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon have led the sector in the size of their cuts. While a slew of smaller companies like Spotify, Vox Media and IBM have imposed layoffs too. Company officials have often cited economic uncertainty and recession fears in their layoff announcements.
Seven U.S. senators are renewing calls for the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into the marketing of assault-style rifles after the unveiling of the JR-15, a long rifle the manufacturer advertises as a smaller AR-15 geared towards younger users. Illinois-based WEE 1 Tactical unveiled the JR-15 in early 2022, advertising the weapon as a .22 caliber long rifle with the look and feel of an AR-15. The website for WEE1 Tactical advertises the gun as an ideal weapon to "teach a younger enthusiast."
The term "quiet quitting" went viral last year, describing people who stay in their jobs but mentally take a step back -- for example, working the bare minimum and not making their job the center of their lives. Now in 2023, there is a new workplace trend on the horizon, called "quiet hiring." The term -- a way to obtain new talent without hiring new employees -- was declared one of the nine workplace trends of the year by Gartner, a technological research and consulting firm.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he is set to meet with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss the Republican House majority's views on federal government spending and raising the country's borrowing limit in order to avoid a debt default. "I know the president said he didn't want to have any discussions, but I think it's very important that our whole government is designed to find compromise," McCarthy said during an appearance on Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I want to find a reasonable and a responsible way that we can lift the debt ceiling but take control of this runway spending," McCarthy said, later adding, "I don't think there's anyone in America who doesn't agree that there's some wasteful Washington spending that we can eliminate."
Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly threw a lit Molotov cocktail at the front door of a New Jersey synagogue early Sunday morning. According to security video footage, the suspect approached the front door of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, New Jersey at 3:19 a.m. and threw the Molotov cocktail. The glass bottle broke but did not cause any damage, and the suspect then fled, the Bloomfield Police Department said in a statement Sunday afternoon.
At least three people were killed and four injured in the second mass shooting to erupt in Los Angeles County in eight days -- the sixth in California this month, according to police. The latest shooting occurred Saturday in the upscale Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, bordering Beverly Hills. The mass-casualty shooting unfolded around 2:30 a.m. when police received multiple 911 calls of a shooting in progress at a short-term rental luxury home in the neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Millions of Americans will spend Sunday avoiding the winter weather as dangerous wind chills sweep the nation. Winter storm alerts are affecting at least 23 million Americans across 17 states on Sunday morning, from California to Maine. Snow has stalled in the Rocky Mountains, while another piece of the storm has broken away and is heading into the Northeast, dumping heavy snow in Michigan on Sunday morning, moving into northern New England shortly after.
In the wake of Tyre Nichols' "horrible" death following his beating by police in a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin on Sunday called on his colleagues to restart efforts to pass federal police reform. "It's the right starting point," Durbin, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, told ABC "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz of earlier work between Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican Sen. Tim Scott and others after George Floyd's murder.
A public safety training center set to be constructed in Atlanta has garnered national attention after prompting protests throughout the city as well as in states like Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and more. The debate over the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center has been ongoing. What is 'Cop City'?
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Laquan McDonald, and now Tyre Nichols -- all are part a growing list of people who have been killed by police. The latest disturbing death of Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers has renewed calls for police reform. "The world is watching us," Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said Thursday as he announced charges against the five police officers who allegedly beat Nichols to death earlier this month.
Tyre Nichols, the man who died this month after an alleged beating by five police officers, was "damn near perfect," his mother RowVaughn Wells said at a press conference on Monday. The 29-year-old Nichols had been living in Memphis, Tennessee, with his parents since the pandemic, according to his mother. Although he lived in Memphis at the time of his death, Nichols had previously lived in California.
When President Joe Biden signed the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act in August, supporters hailed the measure as the largest climate investment in the nation's history -- but questions remained about what the spending would ultimately achieve. The majority of the funding took the form of tax credits meant to incentivize private investment in clean energy, such as wind and solar, and in theory, boost U.S. production of renewables as the nation pursues ambitious carbon emissions goals and a supply chain less dependent on China. The success of the strategy, however, in a large part hinged on the willingness of companies to pursue those tax credits.
Nearly three weeks after Tyre Nichols was violently arrested in Memphis, Tennessee, city officials released disturbing footage of his fatal confrontation with police. The release of the videos sheds more light on what happened to Nichols on the night of Jan. 7, three days before he died. A fourth video -- soundless surveillance footage from a city pole camera -- was also released, amounting to about 67 minutes total.
One person was killed and four others were injured following a mass shooting Saturday in Baltimore after a passenger was shot and crashed their car, police said. The police arrived at the scene to find two adult males, an adult female, and a 2-year-old boy, all of whom were suffering from apparent gun shot wounds. Medics transported the victims to area hospitals, where one of the adult male victims was pronounced dead.
Former President Donald Trump made his campaign debut for his 2024 run on Saturday in two key early-voting states. Trump's first stop was in New Hampshire, where he teased a ramp-up in campaign events, laid out an agenda focused on crime, immigration and education and criticized the investigation into classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Looking to reenergize his campaign, Trump addressed skepticism and criticisms that he hasn't been on the road since his announcement back in November.
At least six people are dead after an express bus and a box truck crashed in Upstate New York on Saturday, police said. Three people were also injured in the crash, with one person in critical condition and two seriously injured, New York State Police said in an update Saturday evening. The incident occurred around 6 a.m. on State Highway 37 in Louisville and involved a 2021 Freightliner box truck and a 2013 express bus, police said.
The controversial Memphis Police Department unit at the center of Tyre Nichols' death earlier this month has been deactivated. The SCORPION unit, which stands for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods, has been "permanently" deactivated, the Memphis Police Department announced on Saturday, a day after city officials released footage of the fatal confrontation between Nichols and former members assigned to the unit. The decision came after Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis met with other members of the unit, who agreed with the deactivation, according to a statement from the department.
The Memphis Police Department is under scrutiny following the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, who was pulled over on Jan. 7 by police for alleged reckless driving and died three days after being detained by police. Five Memphis police officers have been fired in connection with his death, charged with murder and taken into custody, according to officials. Nichols' family lawyers have described Nichols as being treated like "a human piñata" by police in the body camera footage.
Another mountain lion near Los Angeles has died, over a month after P-22, a beloved local mountain lion who spurred conservation efforts, was euthanized in December after being hit by a vehicle. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area shared the news Friday that P-81, a four-year-old mountain lion, died on Jan. 22 after likely being hit by a vehicle. Since March 2022, vehicle strikes have been the cause of death for nine mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains research area.