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Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple reportedly lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at preventing them from manufacturing products in China using forced Uighur labor (AAPL, NIKE, KO)

Summary List PlacementNike, Coca-Cola, and Apple all sought to weaken proposed legislation aimed at barring US companies from relying on the forced labor of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would ban US companies from importing a wide range of goods made in Xinjiang, where China has been accused of mass human rights violations unless companies can prove that the goods weren't made using forced labor. The bill passed the House in September by a margin of 406 to 3, and aides told The Times that it has enough support to pass the Senate. Other companies and trade groups, including HSBC, American Apparel, the National Retail Federation, and the US Chamber of Commerce also lobbied on the ...

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Man dies after being struck by vehicles on Lehi highway

Adobe Stock image LEHI — A 19-year-old man died Monday night after police say he was struck by two vehicles on a highway in Lehi. The man, whose identity has not been released, was suffering a mental health crisis and was “involved in an altercation with his father at his residence in Lehi and fled the home,” according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol. Troopers say the man’s father was able to convince his son to get into his truck and begin to drive him to the hospital. As they were driving on Pioneer Crossing, the man jumped from the truck “and sustained head and arm injuries, but was not incapacitated.” The man’s father was able to again secure his son in the truck, only to have him run back onto the road, where he was struck by two vehicles on a southbound onramp of Pione...

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ComEd’s ‘smart grid,’ other modernization moves are soaking consumers, group says

ComEd workers fix a power outage in Uptown in August. The utility’s “smart grid” work has resulted in fewer outages. | Pat Nabong / Sun-TimesThe Illinois Public Interest Research Group says electricity customers are paying 37% more in delivery charges at a time when energy prices are low nationwide. ComEd customers are paying the price for legislation the utility corruptly obtained in Springfield, according to a new report from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group. The report from the private consumer watchdog group says the legislation allowed ComEd to raise profits while falsely pitching its “smart grid” and other modernization moves as good news for consumers. It says: Because of the modernization legislation and formula rate, ComEd’s authorized profits rose by 47% over eight y...

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20 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we bought that you can still shop

  Summary List Placement As the Insider Reviews team tracked the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we also scored some great discounts for ourselves at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy and startups like Glossier and Bombas. Lucky for you, many of these deals are still available, including discounts on Apple AirPods, SodaStream, video games, skincare, clothing, and more. Here are more of the best Cyber Monday deals that are still live now. We've been covering Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and live blogging the best sales for what feels like months here at Insider Reviews, and in between our coverage, we've been doing a lot of shopping on our own.  As professional deal hunters, we couldn't pass up the major savings we were seeing on clothes, cookware, and video games from big-box

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L.A. Metro extends comment period on North Hollywood to Pasadena route

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is extending to Dec. 28 the public comment period for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project. Metro officials said staff extended the public comment period because the original public comment period fell within the 2020 election and the start of the holiday period, and they want to allow stakeholders more time to learn about and weigh in on the project. Metro released its draft environmental impact report on Oct. 26 and has since held two virtual public hearings to provide information and gather community feedback on the $267 million, 18-mile project. Metro officials said they will continue to take feedback from the community via its virtual platform and by phone, email and mail. The MTA plans to buil...

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DK Metcalf, Russell Wilson lead Seahawks past Eagles

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is tackled by Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright after running for a first down during the second quarter of Monday’s game in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Reagor, right, cannot catch a pass against Seattle Seahawks’ Shaquill Griffin during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 30: Nickell Robey-Coleman #31 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 30, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 30: David...

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President Nelson builds bridge from #GiveThanks to #LightTheWorld

President Russell M. Nelson expressed gratitude in new social media posts for those who joined the #GiveThanks movement and issued an invitation to #LightTheWorld. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson posted thank-you notes on his social media accounts Sunday, saying he was humbled by the number of people who accepted his invitation to use their own Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts as gratitude journals for a week. He also used the posts to encourage people to end 2020 on a positive note by joining the service and gratitude activities of the Light the World initiative sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake City. “I am grateful and humbled that you would join in thanking God for His countless bl

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Horoscope for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Moon Alert Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions until 10 p.m Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Gemini into Cancer. Aries (March 21-April 19) You feel chatty today. In addition to which, you want to explore new ideas and learn something different and unusual. However, most of this day is a moon alert, which means don’t make promises. Don’t agree to anything. Don’t shop for anything other than food and gas. That’s it then. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Because the moon is in your money house, you will be wise to avoid important financial decisions. Do not shop (except for food or gas). Double check banking and finances to avoid errors or having overlooked something. When it comes to money, you’re no fool. Gemini (May 21-June 20) You feel a bit willy-nilly and indecisi

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Ex-SCU worker arrested on suspicion of possessing child porn

SANTA CLARA – South Bay authorities on Monday arrested a former Santa Clara University maintenance worker on suspicion of possessing child pornography after a makeshift room with sex toys was found at the college earlier this year, police said. The room was set up in a basement maintenance shop and brought to the attention of college administrators in early October, the Santa Clara Police Department said in a news release. “There was a mattress and various sex toys in the makeshift room,” police said. College administrators determined that a maintenance worker, identified as 49-year-old San Jose resident Jason Cameron Brown, had set up the room, police said. The college reported the incident to police and turned over a laptop computer belonging to Brown. A forensic analysis revealed that ...

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When it comes to Bears-Packers, vaunted beats haunted

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 20-5 against the Bears. | Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesThe Packers’ Aaron Rodgers — or the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes — will keep reminding the Bears of their failures at quarterback. “It was a fun night for us on offense,’’ Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after dismantling the Bears 41-25 on Sunday night. Rodgers had the sly, surgical look of a chess master who just defeated a middle school hopeful while getting his nails done, talking business on a headset, a snifter of cognac in his free hand. You’ve seen the look before. Rodgers is in his 16th NFL season, all of them spent up north beyond the Cheese Line that separates Wisconsin from Illinois. He’s 20-5 against the Bears. He’s 36. That might seem old, but Rodgers already has adapted to time’s

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The best Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals still available include $50 off the Series 6 and $20 off the SE

  Summary List Placement Cyber Monday 2020 Apple deals are still live, bringing some of the best prices of the year for highly coveted tech products like Apple Watches and AirPods. The $400 Apple Watch Series 6, released in September 2020, is $50 off at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target, while the $280 Apple Watch SE is down $20. Stores are offering deals on older Apple Watches, too, including $100 to $200 off the Apple Watch Series 5 at Best Buy, and $50 off the Apple Watch Series 3 at Target. Here are the best Cyber Monday deals we're tracking across the internet, all-day, every day.  The Apple Watch is the top smartwatch for iPhone users, combining heath and fitness tracking features with style and design. The latest wearrable tech can be expensive, but Cyber Monday has delivered d

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Teen shot in Roseland

A teenage boy was shot Nov. 30, 2020, in Roseland. | Sun-Times file photoThe 17-year-old was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in serious condition, police said. A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Monday in Roseland on the Far South Side. About 8:40 p.m., he was in the 11300 block of South Normal Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the back, Chicago police said. The teen was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in serious condition, police said. Area Two detectives are investigating. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Police investigating inmate death at Salt Lake County Jail

The Salt Lake County Jail in South Salt Lake is pictured on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old inmate who was found unresponsive in a housing unit at the Salt Lake County Jail. Levi Cleveland, who police say was serving a 120-day sentence for drug-related charges, died at a hospital Monday morning despite lifesaving efforts from jail nurses and deputies. “Cleveland, like all newly booked inmates, was housed in a precautionary quarantine unit,” the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “This precautionary quarantine lasts for 30 days, in effort to reduce the risk of introducing the virus into the facility. In the event of a positive COVID-19 test, an inmate and his or her close conta...

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Why are the 55-mph signs flashing when there’s no roadwork? Roadshow

Q: I recently passed flashing 55-mph signs saying “road work ahead” on Highway 101 and Interstate 880. Then, no road work in sight. … Caltrans needs to stop their false warnings of a 55-mph speed limit for construction when there is no construction present. There are so many times when the 55-mph sign is flashing, yet there isn’t a construction worker or trucks for miles. This is not the exception. It is the rule and Caltrans has taught us to ignore the warnings. They should “start over” by creating a warning sign with flashing lights that warn us the 55 mph is now active. Then they should partner with the CHP and have a few aggressive enforcement days. Michael Quigley, Joseph Weinstein and more Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways

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