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POLL: Hollywood less trustworthy than govt or Wall St…


This just in: Tom Hanks and Oprah have been trounced in a large-scale survey of trustworthiness by . . . Amazon and Google. Yes, Americans think giant tech companies are much more likely to “do the right thing” than the man who was just nominated for an Oscar for playing Mr. Rogers.

The nationwide survey, released this morning by Morning Consult, found that the most trusted brands in America are: USPS, Amazon, Google, PayPal, The Weather Channel, Chick-fil-A, Hershey, UPS, Cheerios, and M&Ms. It is, however, a contest of mediocrity, as no brands were found to be particularly trustworthy, with these 10 brands garnering stamps of approval from just 34-42% of Americans.

Gen Zers are entirely not drinking the Kool-Aid. The survey found them to be distrustful of all things capitalist: corporate America, brands, and companies. They are also conscious of corporate behavior and likely to not purchase from a reliable company that they feel is run unethically. This is a stark contrast from the nearly two-thirds of baby boomers who trust most companies as their default position; half support reliable companies regardless of ethics.

In summary, we are a nation of skeptical capitalists. Just 15% of Americans believe that religious leaders will do the right thing, and just 5% trust Wall Street. Hollywood was the least trusted of institutions at 4%.

As for Tom Hanks and Oprah? They scored 34% and 24%, respectively, compared to Amazon’s 39% and Google’s 38%. Check out the full rankings and download the report from Morning Consult.


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California rejects unique intersex surgery ban…


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia.

The measure would have banned all procedures on intersex children 6 and under unless they were deemed medically necessary by the Medical Board of California.

State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco who wrote the measure, called it a civil rights issue and said the bill would “ensure that people who are born intersex are able to make their own choices about their health and their gender identity instead of having other people make those irreversible surgical choices for them.”

But a majority of lawmakers on a key legislative committee thought the proposal was too broad and questioned whether children as young as 6 could understand enough to help parents make a decision.

“I look at my granddaughter who is 5, almost 6 — I don’t know if that’s something that she could make that decision on,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat from San Mateo.

Wiener noted that it would not require the child to make the decision but would let them have input. He said its defeat in committee means it is most likely dead for the year.

“Intersex people deserve legal protection,” Wiener said. “Today’s vote was a setback, but this is only the beginning. We aren’t giving up on protecting intersex people from non-consensual, invasive, dangerous surgery.”

Intersex people are born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don’t fit typical definitions for males or females.

Examples include people born with both ovaries and male genitals or incompletely formed genitals that can be ambiguous. Between 1% and 2% of the population are born with intersex traits, Wiener said.

The California Medical Association opposed the measure, saying clinical evidence for the risks of such surgeries “are still inconclusive to allow for legislating of the practice.”

Hillary Copp, a pediatric urologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said the measure “removes all flexibility for trained medical professionals and their loved ones to do what is in the best interest of the patient.”

Monday’s committee hearing attracted many people who gave public comment, including some who were born with intersex traits and opposed the bill, saying they had the surgery as a child and don’t regret it.

Bria Brown-King, a 27-year-old who was born with intersex traits, supports the bill and says they regret having surgery when they were 13.

“They may be well intentioned, but these surgeries are often carried out with the assumption this is what the children would want as adults,” Brown-King said.

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This story has been corrected to show a quote attributed to state Sen. Bill Dodd should have been attributed to Sen. Jerry Hill.



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One-Of-A-Kind Storm-Chasing Vehicle; Withstands 175 MPH Winds…


GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A storm chaser who has spent more than a decade following severe weather has brought a unique tool to Colorado so he can travel toward tornadoes. The Tornado Intercept Vehicle was first used in an IMAX film on the topic and will be used once again this spring for the same purpose.

Ryan Shepard, owner of the Tornado Intercept Vehicle

Ryan Shepard, owner of the Tornado Intercept Vehicle (credit: CBS)

“I got pulled over quite a few times, probably in every state along the way,” said Ryan Shepard, describing his road trip back home to Greeley after recently making the purchase. “They’re just mostly curious what it’s used for.”

Shepard purchased the TIV from filmmaker Sean Casey, who used the vehicle more than a decade ago. It was built in 2007 for the film Tornado Alley and Shepard first saw the TIV while working as a production assistant on the project. Casey listed the vehicle for sale and Shepard purchased it an hour later. He moved it from Illinois to Colorado in two days.

“A lot of people say it looks like a Mad Max type of vehicle, it’s just something crazy,” he said.

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This is the second model of the vehicle. The version Shepard now owns is built out of the frame of a Dodge Ram 3500 truck. It is a 14,000 pound armored vehicle that has a 90 gallon tank and can travel 800 miles without a refill. It is designed to go through tornadoes — it was tested in 25 mph winds from a jet engine as well as 175 mph winds from an actual tornado, according to Shepard.

“I’ve been storm chasing for 14 years, I started in college with friends of mine who were meteorologists,” Shepard said. “They took me along with them storm chasing and I got hooked.”

He was studying to be a pilot at the time but found his passion for the weather thanks to the experience he had while on the road. It is still a love of his all these years later, and he’s made it a profession. He offers tours for people who want to get close to storms each year.

“It just blew my mind that the atmosphere could do something like that,” Shepard said. “Every storm is a new discovery, it’s something that nobody has seen before.”

He was not the only one vying for the vehicle. Shepard says there was interest from Hollywood to use it for filmmaking but Casey preferred seeing it sold to a storm chaser.

Shepard had only used his personal vehicles to get close to tornadoes before this purchase and had never actually traveled inside the TIV until making the big purchase. There are some mechanical issues that need to be addressed before he can take it out into the elements, but Shepard is excited to get closer to a storm than he ever has before.

“There are a lot of fans behind this type of concept of being able to drive close to tornadoes,” Shepard said. “I was very lucky to get my hands on this vehicle.”

The vehicle not only features eight layers in the walls that are two inches thick, the windows use bulletproof glass, and there are 10 special tires that the body sits on. Spikes can be pushed into the ground to help the TIV stay planted in one location and the armor around the vehicle can be moved with hydraulics to cover the bottom completely. (This keeps the wind from coming under and pushing the TIV upwards.)

“They all behave differently, they’re almost like a living thing,” he said. “It’s an adventure.”



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2 teen hunters charged with animal cruelty after attack on wounded deer…



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JEFFERSON COUNTY — One of the two teens allegedly seen torturing a whitetail deer in a video that went viral last month has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and related offenses, court documents show.

Alexander Brock Smith, 18, of Brookville, Jefferson County, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, one misdemeanor count of corruption of minors, a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor count of altering or destroying physical evidence, and summary offenses of disturbance of animal or wildlife, unlawful taking of game or wildlife, unlawful hunting devices or methods, and a hunting violation.

The incident was investigated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The criminal complaint affidavit did not identify the other teen seen in the video because of his status as a juvenile.

Paperwork containing the juvenile’s charges also was filed today, which begins the process of the charges being sent to juvenile court, the Game Commission said.

The video shows both teens stomping and kicking a live, wounded whitetail deer in the head multiple times, the complaint says. The video, posted over the weekend of Nov. 30, drew fierce condemnation by thousands of people who viewed it.

An online petition calling for criminal charges to be filed against the teens gathered more than 700,000 signatures.

The complaint said the other juvenile was interviewed by the Game Commission on Dec. 3, accompanied by legal counsel. The juvenile said he and Smith were hunting deer from a tree stand on Smith’s property in Summerville, Jefferson County on Nov. 30.

The juvenile told investigators that around noon, he shot the deer recorded in the video with a round for a .450-caliber Bushmaster rifle. The animal was wounded, but still alive, the juvenile said, and the teens began stomping on and kicking the deer because they did not have any other means of finishing it off, the complaint states.

The juvenile reported that he had inadvertently fired a round into the floor of the tree stand after his first shot hit the deer, the complaint states. He allegedly told investigators he fired a second shot at the deer as he and Smith approached it, but missed the animal from about 10 yards away, and that was the last live round he was carrying. The juvenile reported that neither he nor Smith had hunting knives; the juvenile said his was in a vehicle about 250 yards away.

The complaint states that the juvenile admitted a total of three videos of he and Smith kicking the deer were shot on Smith’s iPhone, and that Smith had sent the videos to others using the messaging app Snapchat. The juvenile told investigators that both he and Smith kicked and stomped on the deer, which lost an antler during the incident. The juvenile told investigators he kept the antler that fell off, according to the complaint.

After their attempts to kill the deer failed, the animal got up and ran off, the juvenile told investigators.

The deer was never recovered, investigators say.

When the video surfaced on social media, creating a public outcry, Smith allegedly contacted the juvenile and instructed him to delete the videos.

According to the complaint, investigators collected the juvenile’s cell phone after the interview. The juvenile also gave investigators the antler he had kept from the deer, the complaint states.

On Dec. 4, the complaint states, a witness who had received the videos sent by Smith contacted the Game Commission and provided the videos to investigators.

Investigators then obtained a search warrant for Smith’s iPhone.

Forensic testing of the phones provided by the witness, the other juvenile, and Smith recovered all three videos, the complaint states.

On Dec. 16, the complaint says, investigators interviewed Smith, who confirmed most of what the juvenile had told them.

Smith was arraigned on charges today before Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak and was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, according to the Game Commission.

 

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Pompeo says Iraqi leaders privately want American troops…


Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Monday that Iraqi leaders have told him privately they support the US troop presence, despite public appeals for them to leave.

The Iraqi parliament last week voted to rescind the invitation to foreign troops after a US strike at the Baghdad airport killed a top general from Iran, which also has wide influence in the country.

But Pompeo — whose State Department often insists it cannot divulge details of his calls — said he heard a different message in conversations with around 50 Iraqi leaders since the start of the month.

“They won’t say so publicly. But privately they all welcome the fact that America is still there executing its counter terror campaign,” Pompeo said in response to a question at a forum at Stanford University.

The US troops are ensuring that the Islamic State extremist group does not re-emerge and “providing an opportunity for the Iraqis to gain the sovereignty and independence that most Iraqis want,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo — who shared the stage with a predecessor, Condoleezza Rice — said he spoke to leaders of all backgrounds in Iraq including the Shiite majority, which enjoys religious ties with Iran.

The United States on January 3 killed General Qasem Solemani, the powerful commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, after a series of rocket attacks on the US military and vandalism of the US embassy.

Trump has even threatened to impose economic sanctions if Iraq evicts the 5,200 US troops.

Two Iraqi officials told AFP President Donald Trump warned that the United States would block the country’s account at the Federal Reserve bank in New York, a step that would devastate the oil producer’s economy.

The stance comes despite Trump’s repeated assertions that military deployments are too costly and that the 2003 invasion — which ousted dictator Saddam Hussein but unleashed nationwide bloodletting — was a mistake.

Pompeo said the United States remained interested in reducing its footprint in the longer term.

“To the extent we can use less American treasure and put fewer American lives at risk, we ought to do that,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo last week rejected a request by Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, Adel Abdel Mahdi, to send a delegation to discuss a troop withdrawal.



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Spotlight on Money…


LONDON—Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s surprise decision to quit front-line royal duties has resurfaced an awkward question that Queen Elizabeth has spent years working to smooth over: How is Britain’s extended royal clan financed?

At a summit at the monarch’s Sandringham Estate on Monday, the 93-year-old queen presided over a meeting to determine how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can both leave the monarchy while retaining a royal status of sorts after their decision plunged the House of Windsor into confusion.

The queen said in a statement following the gathering that she was “supportive” of the couple and gave her blessing for them to step back from royal duties to divide their time between the U.K. and Canada. But she added a transition period was needed. “These are complex matters for my family to resolve,” the statement added.

The couple say they want to become financially independent. But given the web of tax, security implications, royal protocol and the political sensitivity of royal finances, it is unclear whether that is possible. Minor members of the royal family have struggled in the past to monetize their links to the monarchy without getting embroiled in scandal or cheapening the royal brand.

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Over the last three decades, the queen has undertaken a balancing act to ensure the monarchy both maintains pomp while avoiding alienating taxpayers who help bankroll the franchise.

She has trimmed excess expense and excess royals, including her younger sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, who since the early 1990s haven’t received annual taxpayer grants. They remain, however, still largely under the royal wing and receive funding from the Queen’s private income.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they want to break that mold. On their website they speak of their desire for a “new working model.” They have already applied to trademark “Sussex Royal,” covering a host of items including socks and greeting cards.

However, on their website they state that they expect to keep state-funded security and continue to live in a cottage owned by the Queen and refurbished at a £2.4 million ($3.1 million) cost to taxpayers. They also want to split time between Canada and the U.K., raising logistical questions including whether Prince Harry would have to pay income tax on his earnings.

Reports from Britain suggested Canada has agreed to pay for the Sussexes’ security while in the country. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Monday there has been no discussion among officials about this matter.

It isn’t easy outside the royal fold. The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, ran a television production company which has since closed. Prince Edward continues to take part in royal engagements and receives funds from his mother.

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Prince Andrew was re-styled as the U.K.’s special envoy for trade but that ended after he struck up a friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Last year, he announced he would no longer carry out his trade duties.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle benefit from having more star power than the other royals. One reason palace officials were so upset by the announcement is that the couple were seen as an asset the family could have used. “They are both very talented,” said one former aide. “This is a real shame.”

Britain’s royals are rich, but not extremely so, said David McClure, an author who has written about royal finances. “They are millionaires, not billionaires,” he says. How rich the family exactly is remains subject to conjecture. Their private investments are largely shielded from public view.

Much of the British monarchy’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of the Queen and Prince Charles, much of whose diverse land holdings are held in trust and help bankroll an extended royal family.

Prince Harry, for instance, is largely funded by his father Prince Charles through the Duchy of Cornwall, the estate of the first in line to the throne. He also inherited money from his mother, the late Princess Diana, and the Queen’s mother.

In 1760, the British monarchy handed over revenue from large tracts of land to Parliament in return for an income from government. Today, that taxpayer payment, known as the sovereign grant, covers the cost of royal duties and maintains several palaces, including Buckingham Palace.

Last year, it amounted £82.2 million. This is fixed as a proportion of the profits made by these lands, which was initially set at 15% but has been temporarily increased to 25% since 2017 to help renovate Buckingham Palace.

The Queen supplements this with two other sources of income: her personal wealth, which is not publicly disclosed, and the Duchy of Lancaster, founded in the 13th century, which comprises £548.6 million of net assets, held in trust mostly in real estate.

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Payment to the monarch from the Duchy of Lancaster increased from £13.3 million in 2009 to £20.7 million in 2019. That gives the Queen more financial freedom to support her wider family without recourse to taxpayer money, said Mr. McClure.

Prince Charles meanwhile lives mainly off the Duchy of Cornwall. The Duchy, which dates back to the 14th Century, paid out £21.6 million to him last year on £923.8 million of net assets.

The Duchy, which pays no corporation tax, has seen its revenue trend up over recent years. The Duchy of Cornwall funds both Prince William and Prince Harry. Who together received around £5 million last year from their father.

In the 1990s, the House of Windsor went through a rough patch. Prince Charles and Prince Andrew both were divorced. The royal family also botched a response to Princess Diana’s death in a car crash.

That fueled growing media hostility to the taxpayer money handed to the monarchy. Buckingham Palace has since worked hard to push the issue of the royal’s finances onto the back burner.

The family dispensed with the royal yacht. The Queen and Prince Charles volunteered to pay income tax. Expenditures at Buckingham Palace was cut.

The number of royal patronages and affiliations with charities meanwhile has swelled during the queen’s 67-year reign. “It gets them out among the people,” said Frank Prochashka, a historian and monarchy expert at Oxford University. “They know that is what is going to keep them going.”

Royal advisers pushed a new generation of royals to the fore to give the monarchy a more modern feel. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding in 2018 marked a high-water mark for a rebrand of the House of Windsor, marrying tradition with a U.S.-born television star.

Last year, royal advisers were already looking at ways to carve out a new role for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, according to one person close to the family. However, the couple wanted to accelerate the de-merger from the family, the person says, amid growing media scrutiny of their private lives.

Write to Max Colchester at max.colchester@wsj.com

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Blasts APPLE for not helping unlock iPhones…




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(Bloomberg) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr criticized Apple Inc. on Monday for not helping investigators unlock iPhones belonging to the alleged mastermind of a Dec. 6 terrorist attack at a Navy base in Florida.

The shooter, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had two iPhones, and the FBI quickly got court approval on probable cause to search the devices, Barr said in prepared remarks discussing the government’s investigation. The attacker shot one of the phones, but the FBI was able to fix the device, he said. The second phone was also damaged but fixed. Alshamrani died during the incident, and the handsets were locked with passwords and encrypted, so the FBI can’t access information on the devices.

“It is very important to know with whom and about what the shooter was communicating before he died,” but the devices are “engineered to make it virtually impossible to unlock them without the password,” Barr said. “We have asked Apple for their help in unlocking the shooters iPhones. So far Apple has not given us any substantive assistance.”

Tech companies and governments have clashed for years over balancing law enforcement access and user privacy. The latest encryption technology used on iPhones and other smartphones has increased this tension because the devices have become a lot harder for outside experts to hack into.

“This situation perfectly illustrates why it is critical that investigators be able to get access to digital evidence once they have obtained a court order based on probable cause,“ Barr said on Monday. “We call on Apple and other technology companies to help us find a solution so that we can better protect the lives of Americans and prevent future attacks.”

Apple addressed this last week in a statement. “We have the greatest respect for law enforcement and have always worked cooperatively to help in their investigations,” an Apple spokesman said at the time. “When the FBI requested information from us relating to this case a month ago we gave them all of the data in our possession and we will continue to support them with the data we have available.”

Apple regularly responds to warrants by giving investigators access to data that is stored on its servers, such as users’ iCloud account information. However, the company has refused in the past to help authorities unlock iPhones to get on-device data. It has also argued that iPhone security and encryption mean that it can’t access such information even if it wanted to.

When Barr said Apple hasn’t provided substantive assistance, he was referring specifically to help accessing the data on the phone, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. “They have yet to tell us whether they have the ability to get into the phones themselves,” she added.

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California weighs unique intersex surgery ban…


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary surgeries for children born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia until they are at least 6.

The measure refers to intersex people who are born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don’t fit typical definitions for males or females.

Examples include people born with both ovaries and male genitals or incompletely formed genitals that can be ambiguous. Between 1% and 2% of the population are born with intersex traits, according to the measure’s author, state Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat.

The proposal would make California the first state in the U.S. to ban some of the procedures on infants, and lawmakers were scheduled to vote on it in a committee hearing Monday. It must pass the state Senate by Jan. 31 to have a chance at becoming law this year.

The bill would ban all intersex procedures on children 6 and under, unless they are deemed medically necessary by the Medical Board of California. Wiener said an example of a medically necessary procedure would be correcting a dangerous condition that prevents some intersex infants from urinating.

The California Medical Association opposes the measure, saying clinical evidence for the risks of such surgeries “are still inconclusive to allow for legislating of the practice.”

Wiener calls it a civil rights issue. He said the surgeries can have life-altering consequences, which could include sterilization and the loss of sexual sensation.

“These are dangerous medical procedures with, in many cases, largely psychosocial benefits that cannot be considered in the context of an infant, who has yet to develop their sex or gender identity,” Wiener said.



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State Department security officials weren't notified of 'imminent' threats to US embassies…


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