Knoxville Police Department (KPD) in Tennessee said that multiple agencies are at the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. There are multiple gunshot victims reported, KPD said in a tweet on Monday, including one of their officers. The investigation is "active," police said. A reunification site is set up at the baseball field behind the school, police said in another tweet. This is a developing story.
Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control advocate David Hogg on Saturday announced he would step back from his role in the pillow company he started to compete with conservative Mike Lindell's MyPillow. The 20-year-old wrote in a tweet that he had "resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC" effective immediately. "The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish [co-founder William LeGate] nothing but the best," he wrote. Hogg, first announced in February that he was partnering with LeGate, a tech entrepreneur, on the venture which he believes would offer "progressive competition," to Lindell's MyPillow. He claimed they could put Lindell out of business.
In the 2 1/2 weeks since President Joe Biden announced he was tasking Vice President Kamala Harris with leading diplomatic efforts to stem the flow of migrants at the Southern border, the White House has found itself having to clarify the shape of her role on a near-daily basis. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has fielded frequent questions on whether Harris' role includes addressing the current situation on the southern border, while aides to the vice president have quickly shot down suggestions that Harris is focused on anything other than tackling the root causes of migration in Mexico and the "Northern Triangle" countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. "The Northern Triangle, which I'm sure you're aware of," Psaki said Wednesday, "is not the same as the border." read more
Police and local leaders in several cities across the U.S. were bracing for "White Lives Matter" events that were reportedly planned for Sunday, according to reports. The expected events raised the possibility of clashes between event participants and groups who oppose them, as well as between the groups and law enforcement, Forbes reported. Huntington Beach, California, was expected to be a primary location, with a 1 p.m. PT rally there said to be organized by a Ku Klux Klan group, according to the magazine. Similar demonstrations were expected in cities such as Fargo, North Dakota; Raleigh, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to Forbes. Lt. Brian Smith of the Huntington Beach police said the force had not yet been able to confirm that a rally would actually take place, the Los Angeles Times reported. The concerns were raised after some KKK fliers were distributed recently in Huntington Beach and nearby towns, the Times reported.
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union. The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon's workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. read more