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Steve Bannon Criminally Charged for Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

Steve Bannon has been indicted by a federal grand jury with two counts of contempt of Congress. The charges stem from Bannon’s failure last month to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the events of Jan. 6.

“Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. “Today’s charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”

The committee voted to hold Bannon in contempt days after he notified it he would not be complying with his subpoena, which was issued in late September, citing executive privilege. The House of Representatives voted to approve the measure later the same week, sending the matter to the Justice Department.

The Justice Department acted on Friday, slapping him with one charge for failing to appear before the committee, and another for failing to produce documents requested by the committee. Each count carries with it a minimum sentence of 30 days, and a maximum of one year

This story is developing and will be updated.

Man dies and woman critically injured in west London stabbings

A man has died and a woman is in a critical condition after both were stabbed in Brentford, west London, this evening.

Police say there is nothing to suggest the incident is linked to terrorism. No arrests have been made.

A man aged around 20 was pronounced dead at the scene of incident in Albany Parade, Brentford, at around 8pm.

The woman, aged in her 80s, was taken to hospital and is said to be in a critical condition.

Tennis: Riske ends two-year wait for third title in Linz

LINZ, AUSTRIA (AFP) – US eighth seed Alison Riske claimed her third career title but first in over two years on Friday (Nov 12) with victory over Romanian lucky loser Jaqueline Cristian in the Linz WTA final.

Riske triumphed 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 to add the Austrian title to trophies at Tianjin in 2014 and ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2019.

She had lost her seven other finals, including in Portoroz two months ago to Jasmine Paolini.

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Jerry Doung arrested after man shot dead in Sun Valley neighborhood Friday morning.

A man was shot dead Friday morning in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood, and police have arrested a suspect in the case.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of South Federal Boulevard on a report of a shooting and found a victim, a man, who was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Jerry Doung, 26, has been arrested as a suspect in the shooting, police said. He is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

 

Southeastern Grocers Recalls Fisherman’s Wharf Brand Jumbo Cooked Shrimp

Southeastern Grocers Inc., the parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarkets and Winn-Dixie stores, is recalling its Fisherman’s Wharf brand Jumbo Cooked Shrimp due to listeria concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The recall involves Fisherman’s Wharf brand Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, Frozen – 16-20 count 16 oz. bag, UPC: 2114003262 with best by date of 04/05/2023. The product was sold in all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores.

The conventional supermarket company initiated the recall after detecting possible listeria on the product. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Meanwhile, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The company has suspended the sale of the product, and the investigation is going on with the FDA to find the source of the problem. Customers are urged to throw away the product or return to any store for a full refund.

In similar recalls, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recently called back a limited number of cases of garden Classic Salads due to Listeria monocytogenes.

Netflix Introduces Free Plan In Vietnam Without Ads

The popular streaming platform, Netflix Inc (NFLX), announced on Friday that it will extend its free streaming offer to Vietnam. The offer, which was introduced earlier this year in Kenya, to get people have a taste of the shows to bring more people to the platform.

To avail off the offer, one needs to have an android phone where the users will have to install the application. After that, the users needs to add their email id and age proof to start watching from chosen catalogue of famous series.

According to the company, if the shows impress the viewers, they will have the option to join the paid membership plan. However, The service is restricted to mobile phones for now. Cathy Conk, the Director of product innovation, said, “At Netflix, we believe that great stories have the ability to uplift us, move us and bring us closer to each other. If you’ve never watched Netflix before, the Free Plan is a great way to experience these stories for yourselves. And if you like what you see, it’s easy to upgrade to one of our paid plans so you can enjoy our full catalog, even more features, and the option to enjoy Netflix on your TV or laptop.”

Conk said that Netflix is going to launch this trial package only in the Vietnam in Asia. Among the shows that will be available for free will be the top rated fan favorites like Squid Game, The Witcher, Money Heist, and Kingdom.