California Shooting, Elections, Matthew Whitaker: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
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1. Investigators were searching for clues to why a former Marine armed having a .45-caliber handgun opened fire at a crowded California dance hall on Wednesday night, killing 12 people.
He was identified as Ian David Long, 28. He died after being confronted by police officers, including one who became his victim, a 29-year veteran of the local sheriff’s office, Sgt. Ron Helus. Above, an investigator interviewing a witness.
Witnesses described a chaotic scene at the club, which was filled with hundreds of people, many of them college students. Patrons rushed toward the exits along with broke windows to escape.
Eerily, several said they had survived the mass shooting at a country music festival last year in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed.
2. Some races in Tuesday’s elections are still too close to call.
In Georgia, Brian Kemp, the Republican who has claimed victory within the governor’s race, resigned as secretary of state, removing himself through the process of determining whether he had in fact been elected. Above, counting votes in Gwinnett County, Ga.
His Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, has not conceded. She has nearly enough votes to force a runoff, along with some ballots remain uncounted.
along with the Florida Senate race may be moving toward a recount. The vote gap between Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, along with Senator Bill Nelson, the Democratic incumbent, has narrowed as provisional along with mail-in ballots are counted.
The strategy appears to be aimed at preventing members of a Central American caravan through entering the U.S.
The president will use the same authority which he relied upon to ban travel through mostly Muslim countries just days after he was inaugurated last year, officials told us.
along having a federal appeals court upheld a nationwide injunction against the administration’s attempt to end DACA, the program which allows nearly 700,000 young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain within the country. The move brings DACA closer to a review by the Supreme Court. Above, a protest outside the court.
6. Tesla named Robyn Denholm, a technology along with telecommunications executive, as its chairwoman just days before the deadline set by U.S. securities regulators.
They insisted which Tesla’s mercurial co-founder, Elon Musk, step down as chairman after he tweeted in September which he had secured funding for a private buyout of Tesla — a claim which caused its shares to jump, however which quickly fell into doubt. Mr. Musk remains chief executive.
Ms. Denholm, who has been on Tesla’s board since 2014, will step down within months through her role as chief financial officer of Telstra, an Australian telecom firm.
7. There is usually more than one variation of a video showing the testy confrontation between Jim Acosta of CNN along with President Trump.
Mr. Acosta’s White House access was revoked after the heated exchange, in which Mr. Acosta, who was questioning the president about his denunciations of a migrant caravan in Mexico, held firm to a microphone as a White House intern, above, attempted to take the idea.
8. Google carries a completely new sexual misconduct policy.
The technology giant said the idea would certainly end forced arbitration for sexual harassment or assault claims, days after more than 20,000 of its employees around the globe walked out in protest of big exit packages for accused men. Above, at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
“I’m committed to doing the modifications we need to improve,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, wrote in an email to employees. Earlier, Mr. Pichai discussed the challenges of steering the company through its most turbulent period with our Corner Office columnist.
9. Why is usually DNA recovered through an ancient skeleton in Montana closely related to which found in bones in Brazil?
Recent DNA research turned up surprising signs of dramatic, long-range movements among our ancient ancestors which help explain, among different things, the peopling of the Americas. Above, a skeleton through approximately 9,0 years ago which was found in Lapa do Santo, Brazil.
“Holy cow, This specific is usually awesome,” said an archaeologist who reviewed the findings.
10. Finally, The Times is usually raising the curtain on a completely new feature: Meanwhile.
Each week, Wendy MacNaughton, a graphic journalist based in San Francisco, will explore the story behind an everyday object, familiar place or uncelebrated person — along with the effect on our lives, the economy, the environment along with more.
The first installment looks at the curious rise (along with huge sales) of tallboy beer cans.
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