DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter. The shutdowns likely will crimp dealer inventory of vehicles made at the plants. READ MORE: Bill Calling For Expansion Of Supreme Court Slammed As 'Court Packing' By Republicans -- But What Does That Mean? GM says it has managed to keep humming factories that make hot-selling and very profitable full-size pickup trucks and SUVs. “GM continues to leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship our most popular and in-demand products,” the company said Thursday in a statement. The chip shortage has already been rippling through various markets since last summer. It has made it difficult for schools to buy enough laptops for students forced to learn from home, delayed the release of popular products such as the iPhone 12 and created mad scrambles to find the latest video game … [Read more...] about Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts By GM, Ford
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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a nearly all-white northwest Missouri school district have narrowly voted to keep the high school’s “Savages” nickname but will phase out the use of Native American imagery. The Savannah R-3 Board of Education’s 4-3 vote on Tuesday night came after months of dueling petitions and heated debates over the mascot and amid a national movement calling for racial justice. “We value everyone’s opinion in the community, and we also value those indigenous voices that speak up and say, ‘This is not OK,’” outgoing Board President Stancy Bond said Wednesday. “We thought that it was a middle ground move to compromise and remove the imagery.” Savannah, a town of about 5,000 residents about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Kansas City, was built on land that once belonged to several Native American tribes. The logo, versions of which date back to the 1930s, features the head of a Native American with a partially painted face and a feather in his hair. … [Read more...] about Missouri Town Decides to Keep ‘Savages’ Mascot, Ditch Logo
A drugmaker ending its operations in Denver has sold the site of its Baker facility to a developer planning apartments. Minnesota-based Upsher-Smith Laboratories’ property at 301 S. Cherokee St. was purchased last week by an entity affiliated with Austin, Texas-based Cypress Real Estate Advisors, according to public records. Cypress paid $26.1 million for the 5.18-acre lot, according to public records. That works out to $116 a square foot. Cypress submitted a development proposal to the city last year, calling for a seven-story, 359-unit complex on the northern portion of the parcel. The plans refer to the southern portion of the lot as a future phase of development. A local Cypress executive did not respond to a request for comment on Monday. Upsher-Smith notified the state in May 2019 that it planned to close the plant. At the time, the company said layoffs of its 174 local employees would start that August, and run through 2022. The Upsher-Smith facility is across … [Read more...] about Apartment developer buys pharmaceutical plant site in Denver’ Baker neighborhood for $26M
Sen. Josh Hawley Joshua (Josh) David Hawley Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle Republicans see record fundraising in months after Capitol breach Biden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal MORE (R-Mo.) led a group of Senate Republicans on Thursday in reintroducing legislation to ban the use of social media app TikTok on federal government devices, citing potential national security concerns. The No TikTok on Government Devices Act would ban all federal employees from using the popular app on government devices. The legislation was previously introduced in 2020, and was unanimously passed by the Senate in August, but the bill never received a vote in the House. “TikTok is a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist Party that has no place on government devices—or any American devices, for that matter,” Hawley said in a statement Thursday. “My bill is a straightforward plan to protect American government data from a … [Read more...] about Republican lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban TikTok on federal devices
close Video Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified Townhall senior writer Julio Rosas, Randy Sutton and FOX News contributor Ted Williams join 'Fox News @ Night' The Minnesota cop who investigators say fired the shot in the death of a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon has been identified. The officer is Kimberly A. Potter, whose career with the Brooklyn Center Police Department has spanned more than 25 years, the Star Tribune reported . Potter, 48, is accused of fatally shooting Daunte Wright . Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as "an accidental discharge," and said she had meant to fire a Taser, not a handgun. Officer Kim Potter. (Photo by Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images) "I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!" the officer is heard shouting on her bodycam footage released at a news conference. She draws her weapon … [Read more...] about Who is Kimberly Potter, the cop involved in the Daunte Wright deadly shooting?