Thursday, December 8

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Microsoft and Sony in corporate battle over Call of Duty access
Science

Microsoft and Sony in corporate battle over Call of Duty access

Hunting down your enemies on the bustling streets of Amsterdam, along the U.S.-Mexico border or in a Middle Eastern fishing village is just part of the intense action in the latest Call of Duty video game.The Friday release of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" continues a nearly two-decade run for California-based Activision Blizzard's wildly popular military shooting game franchise. New installments of the game can rival Hollywood's biggest blockbusters in how much they earn on their opening weekend.But the battle this time is also happening off-screen. Call of Duty is at the center of a corporate tug-of-war between Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation over Microsoft's pending $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. Rights to the mega-hit...
Migrant survivors of West Texas shooting detained by ICE
Politics

Migrant survivors of West Texas shooting detained by ICE

One migrant is dead, another is wounded and at least seven others are languishing in detention three weeks after twin brothers allegedly opened fire on them in the Texas desert, claiming they mistook them for wild hogs during a hunting trip.Yet, the accused shooters, 60-year-old brothers Michael and Mark Sheppard, who both worked in local law enforcement, were initially released on half a million dollars bail after being jailed briefly on manslaughter charges. The case has caused outrage among advocates for the victims and survivors, who say their detention violates a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive that calls for giving strong consideration to the fact that they were crime victims who cooperated with authorities in determining whether they should be released. ...
Mexico draws young American professionals working remotely
Business

Mexico draws young American professionals working remotely

As remote work in the age of COVID-19 is forecast to stay for many Americans, more and more professionals are choosing new places to live. Lately, more Americans have been choosing to live in Mexico, including Mexico City. It has become a top destination for young professionals working remotely, CBS News correspondent Enrique Acevedo reports."Now we have younger Americans that can work remotely looking for a better quality of life ... and they're coming now to Mexico City," said Alexandra Demou, founder of a relocation and real estate company called Welcome Home Mexico. "They love the climate," she said. "They love the people, the culture, the food, the beauty.""Yes, of course, safety can be an issue. ... And when I say quality of life, I mean of...
Texas Democrat Michelle Vallejo wins congressional primary after recount
Politics

Texas Democrat Michelle Vallejo wins congressional primary after recount

A recount in Texas has affirmed Democrat Michelle Vallejo as her party's nominee for a new congressional district that Republicans are aggressively targeting this November as they demonstrate new strength with Hispanic voters along the U.S.-Mexico border.Vallejo defeated Ruben Ramirez by 35 votes, according to results of a recount announced Friday by the Texas Democratic Party. Ramirez had requested the recount after trailing by just 20 votes in a May 24 runoff. FILE: Democratic congressional candidate Michelle Vallejo, of Texas. Michelle Vallejo campaign website The Associated Press had not previously called the race, pending the outcome of the recount. ...
U.S. Border Patrol migrant apprehensions reached record levels in May
Politics

U.S. Border Patrol migrant apprehensions reached record levels in May

Border Patrol agents along the southern border recorded in May an all-time monthly high in apprehensions, processing migrants who entered the U.S. unlawfully over 222,000 times as part of a historic migration event, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statistics released Wednesday show.May's tally of migrant arrests surpassed the previous monthly record U.S. Border Patrol set in March 2000, when the agency recorded just over 220,000 apprehensions, according to historical government data for the past two decades.U.S. authorities also reported processing another 17,000 unauthorized migrants at official border ports of entry, where the Biden administration has been admitting some asylum-seekers deemed to be vulnerable so they can continue their immigration proceedings inside the cou...