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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. AOC said said de Blasio was using “budget tricks” and “funny math” to make it look like he had defunded the city’s police department. The Mayor appeared in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning. “Well, she’s just wrong.
A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold during an arrest, a few days after city council members voted to make it a crime for police to use the grip. Freddie Joyner has more.
The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit. The unit was originally aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies. A nationwide push for policing reforms followed the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In a major redeployment, the country’s largest police force will reassign some 600 plainclothes officers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department will immediately reassign some 600 plainclothes officers in its anti-crime unit to other duties, including its detective bureau and community policing, Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Monday. The move, which follows a number of policing overhauls signed into law last week by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is designed to modernize the country’s largest police force and build trust with communities amid heightened racial tension, Shea said.
Two friends who rose up from simple upbringings to becoming successful attorneys are now behind bars. Urooj Rahman, 31, is a corporate attorney. Colinford Mattis, 32, is a human rights lawyer. According to Newser, the pair is accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail in a police vehicle. They joined George Floyd protests in New York City last Friday night and threw the incendiary device in an empty NYPD patrol car. Rahman was photographed holding a Molotov cocktail in Mattis' minivan.
Congress Leader Randeep Surjewala on Congress MLAs staying at the resort in Manesar said that they should return to the party. Randeep Surjewala said, "The Congress MLAs who are staying at the resort in Manesar should shun the hospitality and police security of the BJP govt in Haryana and return to the party, then we can hold talks."
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra reacted to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's tweet where he gave the credit of Ram Mandir to Rajiv Gandhi. Narottam Mishra said, "Do they assume that Ram Bhakts are stupid? On one hand there is 'Sundar kand' and on the other hand Congress' 'Lanka kand'. Party whose president, Sonia ji has not said a word, how can that party take the credit of Ram Temple. One person is talking about delaying the date, another is talking about 'Sundar kand.' Ram Mandir was a part of BJP's agenda, we said that 'saugand ram ki khate hai, mandir wahi banayege' (we swear on Lord Rama, temple will be constructed there only)."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi visited Ram ki Paudi to inspect arrangements ahead of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan. Speaking to ANI, CM Yogi on August 03 lambasted on Congress and said that the party didn't want foundation stone be laid where Lord Ram was born. "Congress should look in its past. They didn't want that a foundation stone be laid where Lord Ram was placed. They didn't want the conclusion of the issue," said Adityanath in Ayodhya. Foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple is on August 05. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay foundation stone of Ram Temple.
Politics over the Ram temple foundation laying event is escalating with every passing day. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that BJP leaders were being found Covid positive due since they're not following the beliefs of Hinduism. BJP was quick to respond with MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra likening the Congress leader to an 'asur'. Digivijaya Singh launched another attack on the BJP, this time mocking the foundation stone laying event on the 5th saying, Rajiv Gandhi had already performed Shilanyas earlier. Digvijaya has also called on PM Modi to defer the foundation laying ceremony saying that the date was inauspicious. The war of words come just two days before the grand 'bhoomi poojan' event in Ayodhya. PM Modi is all set to lay the foundation stone in the presence of 200 other dignitaries, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Grand preparations are underway in the temple town to make the event a mini-diwali like affair. Coming as it does in the middle of a pandemic, all preventive measures have also been taken at the temple site. Watch the full video for all the details.
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7-Eleven's parent company is buying Speedway gas stations in a $21 billion all-cash deal. After tax, the deal will bring in roughly $16.6 billion for Marathon Gas. Marathon hopes to use the sale to "strengthen [the] balance sheet." Business Insider reports the deal will create a 7-Eleven presence in 47 of the top 50 most populated metro areas With the addition of Speedway locations, Seven & I Holdings will have roughly 14,000 locations in the US and Canada.
Business Insider reports that American Express gave more cardholders access to its Pay It Plan It and Pay Over Time tools. Providing greater payment flexibility could boost Amex's payments volume despite the pandemic. AMEX has announced that its Green, Gold, and Platinum cardholders now have access to its Pay It Plan It offering.
Warren Buffett's investment in Apple has tripled in value to north of $100 billion. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent about $35 billion to build the 5.7% stake in Apple The 10% rise in Apple's stock price on Friday boosted its value to about $104 billion. Business Insider reports that Berkshire's Apple position is now worth more than four times its second-largest holding, Bank of America. Industry analysts call Buffett's investment into Apple "one of the best investments ever."
Shares of Apple have surged as much as 5% to an intraday high of $446.55 per share on Monday. That continues a post-earnings rally for the tech company. The surge pushed Apple's market capitalization to $1.92 trillion. If Apple gains another 5%, it will become the first company to hit a $2 trillion market value. Business Insider reports that Apple has had quite the year, gaining more than 48% even amid the coronavirus crisis.
Business Insider reports that Apple is trying to negotiate cheap rent for some of its retail locations in the UK. In some of its 38 stores across the UK, Apple is asking for a 50% rent reduction. It also wants a temporary rent-free period. Apple generated $58.3 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year. Per the Times, Apple posted UK sales of $1.8 billion for 2019, and $8 million in taxes to the UK.