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Updated: November 17, 2022 @ 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON — After months of speculation about her future, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will not seek to lead House Democrats for another term, but stay in Congress.
The decision came after her party’s narrow loss of the chamber in last week’s midterm election.
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A man charged with arranging the killing of Young Dolph has pleaded has not guilty, one year after the rapper and record label owner was ambushed and shot to death while buying cookies at a bakery in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Hernandez Govan made a brief appearance in a Memphis courtroom on Thursday. He was arrested last week after he was indicted on charges including first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Govan is the third man charged in the Nov. 17, 2021 slaying of the 36-year-old Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Thornton Jr. Prosecutors have said they can’t discuss a suspected motive. Young Dolph had three albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200
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General Motors expects its portfolio of electric vehicles to turn a profit in North America by 2025. That will come as it boosts battery and assembly plant capacity to build over 1 million EVs per year. CEO Mary Barra used the pledge to kick off the company’s investor day event Thursday in New York. She says the profit figure includes vehicle sales revenue, benefits from emissions tax credits, and revenue from software and parts sales. Further details were expected later in the event. Barra says the company’s EV portfolio appeals to a broader range of customers than the competition.
SAN JOSE, Californie–(BUSINESS WIRE)–nov. 17, 2022–
Brazilian investors are showing concern over President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s promises to sustain a massive welfare program, increase the minimum wage and boost health and education spending. Da Silva’s transition team on Wednesday night presented Congress with an outline of a proposal to skirt a constitutionally imposed spending cap by creating a carve-out for welfare. At the climate talks in Egypt on Thursday, da Silva said he pays little heed to whether his plans to lead a socially responsible government might cause jittery speculators to sell off.
A Taliban spokesman says the group will stick to its strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia. Thursday’s announcement underscores the Taliban’s intention to continue the hard-line policies they implemented since taking over the country more than a year ago. During their previous years in power in the late 1990s, the Taliban carried out public executions, floggings, and stoning of those convicted of crimes in Taliban courts. The spokesman says the group’s supreme leader has instructed judges to implement Sharia law in their rulings. He said this prompted perceptions that Islamic law had been abandoned in the Islamic emirate, as the Taliban call their administration. But the spokesman says that’s not the case.
A Philadelphia political consultant is facing criminal charges accusing him of forging signatures to get Democratic nominee clients onto May 2019 primary ballots in the city. The charges against 46-year-old Rasheen Crews stem from primary elections for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court, with almost a dozen candidates’ petitions containing between them more than one thousand duplicated signatures to be accepted on the ballot.
Good news, “Funny Girl” fans.
Lawyers for Michigan’s former health director are urging an appeals court to quickly stop an effort to revive criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis of 2014-15. Nick Lyon’s defense team made the plea this week in response to a pledge by prosecutors to try to save indictments that were declared invalid by the Michigan Supreme Court. It’s the latest volley in the legal saga. The attorney general’s office lost a unanimous Supreme Court decision in June, and a Flint judge subsequently dismissed charges against Lyon and others. But prosecutors are refusing to give up. Lyon was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to timely inform the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease linked to water tainted by bacteria and lead.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine more than eight months ago, Poland has aided its neighbor and millions of its refugees. The Poles acted both to ease the suffering of Ukrainians and to help guard against the war spilling into the rest of Europe. But a missile strike that killed two men Tuesday in a Polish village close to the Ukrainian border brought the conflict home and added to the long-suppressed sense of vulnerability in a country where the ravages of World War II are well remembered. Anna Grabinska is a Warsaw woman who has extended help to a Ukrainian mother of two small children. She says war is the thing she fears most in life.
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WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 17, 2022–
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The words that come to mind are peace, serenity and beauty. It is here, in the foothills of California wine country, that Ruth Paine has chosen to make her home, in a Quaker retirement community, far from the sound and fury of Nov. 22, 1963.
Ohio lawmakers have accepted changes to a significant rewrite of Ohio’s election laws that has been fast-tracked to pass by year’s end. The revised legislation would trim the period after an election that mailed overseas and military voters could arrive at county election boards from 10 days to seven and strike a section that set up automated voter registration. Sponsoring state Rep. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, said the Ohio Senate had objections to that program. The legislation continues to call for ballot drop boxes at a single location in each county and eliminating voting the Monday before the election.
Bill Gates, currently visiting Kenya, has announced his foundation will spend $7 billion to improve health, gender equality and farming in Africa. The new pledge will be spent over the next four years and is in addition to existing Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to strengthen health systems across the continent. Gates said in a statement that Africa’s young people have the talent and opportunity to accelerate progress and help solve the world’s most pressing problems. The new funding comes as countries in East Africa and the Horn of Africa face the worst drought in decades.
The sister of one of the four University of Idaho students found fatally stabbed in an off-campus home over the weekend encouraged those still at the school to leave while authorities continue their hunt for the killer.
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If “Glee” is ever rebooted, Kevin McHale is not signing up to be canceled.
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died. Clary sported a beret in his role as the feisty Corporal Louis LeBeau in “Hogan’s Heroes,” which aired from 1965 to 1971. The sitcom was about a band of Allied soldiers in a World War II POW camp run by clownish German Nazis. Clary was the last surviving original star of the comedy that included Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Larry Hovis and Ivan Dixon. Clary was a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust that claimed the lives of many members of his large Jewish family. Clary was 96 when he died of natural causes.
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 17, 2022–
WASHINGTON — After months of speculation about her future, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will not seek to lead House Democrats for another term, but stay in Congress.
The University of Virginia will pursue an external review of whether its leadership did all it could to prevent the on-campus shooting that killed three football players and injured two students earlier this week. President Jim Ryan made the announcement Wednesday night in a video message posted to social media. The university did not immediately release more details Thursday. Virginia State Police say they are taking over the ongoing criminal investigation and promising an update Thursday. A UVA student and former football player is facing second-degree murder and other charges in the violence that broke out Sunday night on a bus returning from a field trip.
LOS ANGELES — A pair of Los Angeles convicts who escaped to a European life of luxury under fake names after running a pandemic fraud ring were extradited Thursday from Montenegro to the United States, Montenegrin authorities said.
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the chatty, upbeat, rainbow-loving duo, already star in the Netflix reality series “Get Organized with The Home Edit,” have co-authored books on their approach and sell their own line of products. Now they are the hosts of a new weekly podcast “Best Friend Energy.” It comes as the pair get ready to close a whirlwind chapter in their personal and professional lives. Earlier this year, The Home Edit was bought by Reese Witherspoon’s media and entertainment company Hello Sunshine. Shearer was also diagnosed with breast cancer and has shared her experience on social media.
South African authorities have arrested a man reputed to be one of Israel’s most wanted gang leaders in a raid on a residence in a posh Johannesburg suburb where they also found guns, drugs, and a van equipped for torture. South Africa police Col. Athlenda Mathe said in a statement Thursday that the 46-year-old Israeli is a member of the Abergil gang which deals in drug trafficking and extortion and he is wanted in Israel for attempted murder. He said the suspect has been on Interpol’s wanted list since 2015 and had been hiding out in South Africa for several years.
A former Republican state House member has been tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to lead Georgia’s mental health agency. Kemp on Tuesday named Kevin Tanner to run the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities beginning Dec. 16. Tanner served four terms in the House and was named in 2019 by Kemp to chair a mental health reform commission. That group spearheaded a new law earlier this year overhauling mental health care in Georgia. Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald is retiring after six years leading the agency. Kemp also says Revenue Commissioner Robyn Crittenden is resigning for a private sector job.
House investigators say a federal contractor that provided identity verification services for the Internal Revenue Service overstated its capacity to perform its services. The investigators say ID.me also made false claims about the amount of money lost to pandemic fraud in an apparent effort to increase demand for its services. The investigation of firm ID.me began in April after critics said the facial recognition software could become a target of cyberthreats and presented privacy concerns. A company representative says “calling ID.me’s estimate too high or baseless is premature, and we welcome additional oversight on this important matter.”
The Washington Commanders will look to build on their big win over the previously undefeated Eagles when they visit the Houston Texans Sunday. The Commanders have won four of their past five games after opening the season 1-4. The Texans are the only team in the league with just one win and are searching for a way to end a four-game skid.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she won’t run for leadership in next Congress, ending 2 decades as Democratic leader.
A man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for a 1983 killing has won his freedom after New Orleans prosecutors joined defense lawyers in asking to have his conviction overturned. Attorneys on both sides said evidence of inconsistencies in the only eyewitness’s testimony was kept from the jury that convicted Raymond Flanks. Their joint motion to vacate his conviction was approved Thursday morning. Flanks was convicted in the December 1983 shooting death of Martin Carnesi during an armed robbery. Carnesi’s wife had identified Flanks as the killer. But her descriptions differed at trial from her earlier statements.
Unemployment data shows a Georgia job market that’s still hot, but that is leveling off. The state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 2.9% in October after three months at an all-time low of 2.8%. And while employers are still adding workers to payrolls, those gains may be slowing. The jobless rate announced Thursday remained below a year ago, when 3.4% of Georgia workers were unemployed. It was the first increase in Georgia’s jobless rate in 30 months. Republican Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said chances of finding a job remain good despite “some isolated layoff events.”
The Cincinnati Bengals head to Pittsburgh looking for revenge. The Steelers upset the Bengals in overtime in Cincinnati in Week 1. Cincinnati recovered from the early setback and is 5-4 coming off its bye week. The Steelers beat New Orleans last week in star linebacker T.J. Watt’s return to improve to 3-6. The Bengals will play without star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who remains out with an injury. Running back Joe Mixon has stepped up in Chase’s absence. Mixon scored five touchdowns two weeks ago against Carolina.
LSU is closing out its home schedule against UAB on Saturday. UAB is one of only two nonconference teams to win in Tiger Stadium since 2000. UAB is listed by FanDual Sportsbook as a 14 1/2-point underdog against the Tigers. LSU already has a spot in the Southeastern Conference title game. But a loss likely would prevent the Tigers from contending for a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff in coach Brian Kelly’s first season. UAB boasts one of the nation’s most productive running back tandems in DeWayne McBride and Jermaine Brown Jr. They have combined for more than 2,000 yards and 20 TDs rushing.
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CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 17, 2022–
NEW YORK — Oscar winner Jessica Chastain’s return to Broadway will breathe new life into an old classic.
The No. 7 Southern California Trojans and No. 16 UCLA Bruins renew their city rivalry on Saturday with more than the Victory Bell on the line. The Trojans can secure a spot in the Pac-12 title game with a win, which would also take them one step closer to reaching the College Football Playoff in coach Lincoln Riley’s first season. The Bruins, who need help to play for the conference championship after their 34-28 loss to Arizona last week, are looking to duplicate their emphatic 62-33 beatdown of the Trojans from last season in front of the largest crowd of the season at the Rose Bowl.
Authorities say a Canadian man has been charged with planning a terrorist act to overthrow the Haitian government of now-deceased President Jovenel Moïse. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec said Thursday that 51-year-old Gérald Nicolas will appear at the Quebec City courthouse on Dec. 1 to face three terrorism-related charges. Nicolas is charged with leaving Canada to facilitate a terrorist activity, facilitating a terrorist activity and providing property for terrorist purposes. Police say their investigation is not related to the July 2021 assassination of Moïse. The Mounties allege that Nicolas of Lévis, Quebec, planned to stage an armed revolution in Haiti and ultimately seize power.
Yellowstone National Park officials say a foot found floating in a hot pool last summer belonged to a 70-year-old man from Los Angeles. Park officials said in a statement Thursday that it isn’t clear how the man, Il Hun Ro, ended up in the spring, but that investigators don’t suspect foul play. Park staff found Ro’s partial foot inside of a shoe in Abyss Pool in the park’s West Thumb Geyser Basin in August. Investigators concluded that whatever happened to Ro occurred on the morning of July 31, but that nobody saw it. Officials say investigators identified Ro through a DNA analysis and notified his family.

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