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    The United States will send four more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, to Ukraine as a part of an upcoming military aid package, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday. The latest package, which Austin said would be announced in more detail later this week, brings the total number of the Lockheed Martin HIMARS provided from the U.S. to Ukraine to 16, and four more from other countries, while the defense minister in Kyiv says they need almost three times that amount to “hold back the enemy” effectively. BIDEN EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWS AGENCIES TO SANCTION FOR WRONGFUL DETENTION ABROAD Roughly 200 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained on the weapons from U.S. soldiers out of the country, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters from the Pentagon briefing room alongside Austin. “Today, the Ukrainians are effectively employing these HIMARS strikes against Russian command and control nodes, their logistical networks, their field artillery and air defense sites, and many other targets," Milley said. "These strikes are steadily degrading the Russian ability to supply their troops...
    LE'VEON BELL will enter the boxing ring next month in Los Angeles, it was announced today. The Pro Bowl running back will fight on the undercard of Austin McBroom's bout with AnEsonGib at Crypto.com Arena. 2Le’Veon Bell will step into the boxing ring next month in Los AngelesCredit: AP 2Le’Veon Bell considered switching to boxing last year before a late call from Tampa Bay BuccaneersCredit: Getty Images - Getty YouTuber McBroom announced that Bell would join an ex-Los Angeles Laker on the card for the July 30 event. But, in his interview with TMZ Sports, the 30-year-old was tight-lipped about other names. McBroom is hoping for a better show than his first attempt at being a boxing promoter. The 'Battle of the Platforms' event between YouTubers and TikTok stars last summer in Miami resulted in fighters claiming they weren't paid. But McBroom explained: "This time around, we're working with people who have been doing this for a while. "We have a new team, new streaming partner, everything is new. "Guys that are really experienced and I've been very blessed and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Chargers star running back Austin Ekeler won’t be suiting up for the Bolts when they square off against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Ekeler, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, announced on his Instagram page on Saturday that he was not making the trip with the team to Houston after testing positive for COVID-19. READ MORE: Three Members Of K-Pop Sensation BTS Diagnosed With COVID-19With Ekeler out for Week 15, the Chargers will give a lot of carries to Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Larry Roundtree. READ MORE: Rams Place LT Andrew Whitworth On Reserve/COVID-19 ListHowever, it’s unlikely the committee will be able to fill the void left by Ekeler’s absence. MORE NEWS: COVID: LA County Health Encouraging Small GatheringsHe  leads the Chargers with 789 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns t0 go along with 62 receptions for 558 yards and seven touchdowns. Ekeler was selected as a second alternate for the Pro Bowl, the league announced Wednesday.
    Elon Musk’s electric vehicle maker Tesla has announced that it is officially moving its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas. CNBC reports that during Tesla’s recent 2021 annual shareholder meeting, company CEO Elon Musk announced that the company’s headquarters is officially moving from Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas. Speaking at Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant under construction just outside of Austin, Musk announced the move. Elon Musk strikes a pose (Pool/Getty) However, the firm will retain a presence in California despite the HQ move. “To be clear we will be continuing to expand our activities in California,” Musk said. “Our intention is to increase output from Fremont and Giga Nevada by 50%. If you go to our Fremont factory it’s jammed.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the new Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The new Tesla factory is the former NUMMI plant. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) Musk added: “It’s tough for people to afford houses, and people have to come in from far away….There’s a limit to how big you can scale in the Bay Area.” On a...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced during a stakeholder's meeting on Thursday that the company will be moving its Palo Alto headquarters to Austin, Texas.This comes after Tesla announced last summer Austin would be the site of its new gigafactory.RELATED: Oracle moving headquarters to Austin, Texas, joining other tech companies in California exodusMusk did say that the Fremont plant will remain in the Bay Area and his hopes are to ramp up production at the facility.Last year, Oracle announced it would be moving its headquarters Texas and allow its employees to choose their office location or work remotely.Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced during a stakeholder's meeting on Thursday that the company would be moving its Palo Alto headquarters to Austin, Texas.This comes after Tesla announced last summer Austin would be the site of its new gigafactory.RELATED: Oracle moving headquarters to Austin, Texas, joining other tech companies in California exodusLast year, Oracle announced it would be moving its headquarters Texas and allow its employees to choose their office location or work remotely.Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.
    The Pentagon plans to move forward with mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for military members following the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose jab. The FDA announced the full approval for the Pfizer vaccine on Monday morning, and Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters at that day’s briefing that they would be coming out with an updated “guidance" shortly. "The department is prepared to issue updated guidance requiring all service members to be vaccinated. A timeline for vaccination completion will be provided in the coming days," he explained. 'RED LINE': TALIBAN WARN OF 'CONSEQUENCES' IF US KEEPS TROOPS PAST AUG. 31 Similar to any of the other 17 mandated vaccines for military members, a soldier may be exempt from taking the COVID-19 jabs for medical or religious reasons. For those who are "just objecting because you’re objecting, once it has become mandatory, that’s a lawful order, and our expectation is that you’re going to obey the order,” Kirby said earlier this month . “Nobody is looking for strong punitive disciplinary measures.” Earlier this month, Defense...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Outgoing Superintendent Austin Beutner was honored by the Los Angeles Unified School District board on Tuesday ahead of his previously announced retirement as LAUSD chief.Beutner's three-year tenure was busy, challenging and at-times rocky. But on Tuesday even some of his critics on the board of education admitted that they had been wrong about him and that he was the right person to lead the district.During the board's morning meeting, a video was shown that included messages of gratitude and farewell from students, parents and LAUSD officials.Beutner's stint as superintendent was marked by a teacher's strike in which the United Teachers Los Angeles union described him as someone who wanted to privatize public education. Then a series of devastating wildfires led to the closure of some LAUSD campuses. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning presented an unprecedented challenge for the second-largest school district in the country.In an interview with ABC7 on Tuesday, Beutner described his upcoming departure as bittersweet, adding that working to improve the lives of students is something he'll miss."When I started with the...
    Call it anti-social media. Page Six is told that there will be an event this summer at which TikTok and YouTube stars will try to beat the crap out of each other. LiveXLive’s Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms is set to feature six boxing matches, including the main event, in which Austin McBroom will square off against Bryce Hall. McBroom’s YouTube channel, The ACE Family, has over 19 million subscribers, while Hall has 19.8 million followers on TikTok. The other fighters have yet to be announced. We’re told organizers are expecting 30,000 spectators at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens for the event on June 12. LiveXLive’s CEO Rob Ellin said, “This is the coming-out party we’ve all been waiting for since lockdowns began. Social Gloves is a pop-culture event bringing together art, e-sports, fashion, and music, that will kick off the triumphant return for live entertainment.” He added, “Our stacked fight card features some of the largest social media sensations, whose combined followers total close to 300 million. We are also about to announce a star-studded...
    Each year, as the first frost approaches, hordes of birds roam the Texas sky. Some are just passing through to the tropics of Central America, but many are wintering in the Lone Star State. More than two thirds of the species observable in Texas are migratory birds. For the past few years, Austin, the capital, has been welcoming migrants of a different kind: entrepreneurs from the rest of the United States and the world to realize their wildest ideas and set up their startups in what many consider to be a new El Dorado. economic. But unlike their feathered counterparts, they do not intend to leave in the spring. Apple, Amazon, Oracle, Elon Musk: Austin attracts Silicon Valley pundits Since the Coronavirus, Austin’s attractiveness seems to have increased even further. Last July, Elon Musk announced the construction of a new Gigafactory (the second in the United States) on the outskirts of the city, as well as a tunnel project to be provided by The Boring Company. The billionaire himself has moved to Austin, and rumors of Tesla’s headquarters moving from...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Kathleen Hicks to be his deputy defense secretary, making her the first woman to hold the position if she is confirmed by the Senate. Hicks, who is leading the Biden's transition team at the Defense Department, is a former senior Pentagon official most recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington. Earlier this month, Biden announced that he had picked retired General Lloyd Austin, who oversaw U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Barack Obama, to be his defense secretary. Austin, who would be the first Black U.S. secretary of defense, was a surprise pick over Michele Flournoy, a former top Defense Department official who was considered the leading contender for the job. Flournoy would have been the first woman defense secretary. In a statement, Biden announced Hicks as his nominee for the No. 2 Pentagon position and Colin Kahl, his former national security advisor, for the No. 3 post. "These respected, accomplished civilian leaders will help lead the Department of Defense with integrity and...
    Software giant Oracle moved the company headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reported, the latest tech firm to depart Silicon Valley for the Lone Star State. Oracle did not immediately reply to a request for comment Sunday, but told CNBC that it was putting into place “a more flexible employee work location policy,” and that the move to Austin would “best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work.” Oracle, founded in 1977, is one of the older Valley tech firms, and is a staple of the area; the San Francisco Giants play at Oracle Park, and the company’s Redwood City campus features its well-known cylindrical buildings. It already has a campus in Austin, which it opened in 2018. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott heralded the news in a tweet, saying “Texas is truly the land of business, jobs, and opportunity.” BREAKING: Oracle just announced they have moved their Headquarters to Austin. Texas is truly the land of business, jobs, and opportunity. We will continue to...
    Tech giant Oracle Corp. said Friday it will move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas, and let many employees choose their office locations and decide whether to work from home. The business software maker said it will keep major hubs at its current home in Redwood City, California, and other locations. “We believe these moves best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work,” the company said in a regulatory filing. The move comes the same week that Tesla founder Elon Musk announced that he has moved to Austin. Musk had criticized California officials for restrictions designed to limit the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott quickly boasted about Oracle’s decision. “Oracle just announced they have moved their headquarters to Austin,” Abbott tweeted. “Texas is truly the land of business, jobs, and opportunity. We will continue to attract the very best.” Texas has long targeted companies in high-cost California for relocation. This month, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of the early companies in Silicon Valley, said it will move to...
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Tech giant Oracle Corp. said Friday it will move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas, and let many employees choose their office locations and decide whether to work from home. The business software maker said it will keep major hubs at its current home in Redwood City, California, and other locations. “We believe these moves best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work,” the company said in a regulatory filing. The move comes the same week that Tesla founder Elon Musk announced that he has moved to Austin. Musk had criticized California officials for restrictions designed to limit the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott quickly boasted about Oracle’s decision. “Oracle just announced they have moved their headquarters to Austin,” Abbott tweeted. “Texas is truly the land of business, jobs, and opportunity. We will continue to attract the very best.” Texas has long targeted companies in high-cost California for relocation. This month, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of the early companies in Silicon...
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